Stitch Fix Review - January 2019
Stitch Fix Reviews are back! My stylist, Kristin, deserves a trophy or a good glass of wine, because I don’t make her job easy. This month, I asked her to send me pieces that emanated fortune teller chic. Think young, (probably still weird), Professor Trelawney.
Why did I do this?
First, IT’S MAGIC MONTH! Every month here at Costume Parade will have a theme, and my fixes will follow that theme, too.
Second, I’m a big fan of Anuschka Rees’ wardrobe-planning guide, The Curated Closet. In it, she advocates to create a board of outfits that you love, take them all in, and then to name your style. So, I made my Pinterest board (it was very extensive), looked it over and thought, “I should have seen this coming. My style is definitely fortune-teller chic.” (I’m slightly sorry for that dad joke.) Also, I’m feeling indecisive about a few pieces (and my crystal ball is no help!), so I’d love to know whether you think I should keep them or send them back.
(Confused? (About Stitch Fix, not the fortune teller bit…)
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, 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 $25 off your first fix!)
ITEM #1: ADELYN RAE Dayana Scallop Detail Sweater Knit Dress
THOUGHTS: I love almost everything about the dress. I love the fun scallops on the sleeves and neckline! (I also love that they’re triangular, and not rounded!) I love the color! I love the knit detail! My one drawback is this - from the side, this dress really shows off my newlywed weight. Should I let that get in the way? Stacy London always said to dress for the body you have now… and I’m worried that I won’t wear this dress for awhile because I’ll be self-conscious.
ITEM #2: VINCE Clover Slip Dress
THOUGHTS: When this came out of the box, I audibly said, “ooooooooooooh”. I love the color and the material, and am shocked that it fits both my shoulders and my hips easily. Usually, slip dresses are a no-go for me. I’m leaning towards a yes on this one… but when my husband saw it he said, “It’s just sort of shapeless” so now I’m waffling. Does the shapeless style work, or should I pass?
ITEM #3: BOTKIER Stella Suede Heel
THOUGHTS: I’m not usually a fan of pointy-toed shoes, but I liked these! However, they’re a bit too big and I already have a pair of velvet heels in practically the same color, so I’m passing.
ITEM #4: TRINA TURK Roe Halter Midi Dress
THOUGHTS: Though the photos hide it fairly well, this dress is VERY tight across the hips and too big on top. The pattern also doesn’t quite do it for me.
ITEM #5: TART Amity Open Drape Faux Fur Jacket
THOUGHTS: While that last dress was more flattering in photos, I feel like this jacket is the opposite. I liked it in the mirror, but I’m not as crazy about it in pictures. I do love that it’s faux-fur but isn’t overwhelmingly puffy, and I do love the color. This is another one where I’m on the fence. What do you think?
VERDICT: Please, help me decide! (I kept this! See how I styled it (without looking like “cool mom” at Coachella), here.)
So, there you have it! What did you think of my fortune teller fix? What items do you think I should keep? Have you named your style, yet?