Stitch Fix Review - July 2018

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It's Stitch Fix time, again!

After perusing my closet this month, I realized that I'm rather low in summer dresses. I have fancy dresses galore, some beach cover-ups, and a hefty collection of thick, winter dresses. However, when it's 85 degrees outside, and all I want is something cotton and breezy, I don't have much to choose from. In my stylist note, I requested knee-length or longer summer dresses, and one pair of casual, shorter, block-heeled sandals. 

(Confused? Here's the run down on Stitch Fix:

Stitch Fix is a personal stylist subscription box service. You sign on to their website, fill out a questionnaire regarding your wardrobe wants and needs, and a stylist chooses 5 items for you and they're shipped to your front door. You're only charged for what you keep, and the $20 styling fee goes toward whatever you purchase. Interested? Check out my referral link here and get your first styling fee waived!)

Let's jump in!

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ITEM #1: Eliza J Lora Ruffle Midi Dress

THOUGHTS: If the Kentucky Derby and a Mariachi band had a child, and that child turned out to be a dress, this would be that dress.

Growing up, I always loved the skirts that Mariachi dancers wore, but this high-low hem left me feeling a bit lackluster. High-low hems have been hip and cool for awhile now, and I have a sneaking suspicion that next summer that trend will be over. 

Aside from that, this dress isn't quite my style. It's a bit too voluminous, something about navy florals is bugging me lately, and it's not particularly breezy or casual. It would be a great wedding-guest dress, but I'm not attending any weddings this year other than my own, and I already have a dress for that. 

VERDICT: Return.


 Where'd I leave my tennis racket this time?

Where'd I leave my tennis racket this time?

 Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the Yellow Brick Road!

ITEM #2: Kate Spade Ruffle Poplin Stripe Dress

THOUGHTS: When will this ruffle trend end?! I don't understand why this dress has armpit ruffles. Do ruffles flatter anyone? I have a lot of ruffles-related feelings. 

Armpit ruffles aside, this dress is not my style. When I tried it on, Christian told me I looked like I was going to play tennis, but not well. (He really specified that in this dress my tennis skills would sub par.) Later, he amended his statement to say that this dress made me look like a strange adult version of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

It's also entirely sheer. Even my nude-colored bra could easily be seen underneath it.

It's well known around these parts that I love Kate Spade, but this dress was not my cup of tea.

VERDICT: Return.


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ITEM #3: Market & Spruce Lani Cotton Shirt Dress

THOUGHTS: When I pulled this dress out of the box, Christian said, "CULT DRESS!" and he wasn't wrong... I did feel a bit like I was wearing a rust-colored potato sack.

However, it did fit better than I anticipated and I thought the rust color complimented my hair color. Being smock-like, it was pretty comfortable... 

All of that aside, it still made me feel like I was in a rather boring cult, and I didn't feel very sassy or flattered in it, so back it goes.

VERDICT: Return.


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ITEM #4: Kailegh Anaras Maxi Dress

THOUGHTS: I love the pattern of this dress! The pattern alone almost sold me on it, but the fit changed my mind. The elastic band at the waist was small and twisted and uncomfortable, and the top was too big on my shoulders. I considered getting it anyway... but I'd rather save my money for a dress with a pattern I love that fits me a bit better.

VERDICT: Return.


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ITEM #5: Cole Haan Clarette Suede Two Piece Heel

THOUGHTS: OOOOH BOY, these pinched! I wore them for a few minutes to get pictures in them and already wanted to take them off. These might be a better fit for someone with narrow feet. My feet are close to wide and these were a no-go for me.

VERDICT: Return.


So... I didn't get anything this time. I understand why my stylist sent me a lot of these items. On paper, they were a good fit. In real life they weren't quite right. 

Have you received any fabulous Stitch Fix summer items? Please, send me pictures! I'd love to see them!

I'll be back on Wednesday with a Mini Lab, and it'll be a good one!! For a little sneak peek, head over to my Instagram! (Not sure what a Mini Lab is? Catch up on past Mini Labs by clicking on the posts below. You can also read more about the experiment here!) 

Ta ta for now!