Stitch Fix Review - June 2019


I think my Stitch Fix Stylist, Kristin, is psychic.

In several instances, I have wanted but haven’t asked for a specific style, regretted it, and then, miraculously, it shows up in my Fix.

This month, when I wrote my stylist note, I was racked with thematic indecision. I was still making long, long, long lists of potential themes. I finally decided that June is Explorer Month, but Kristin didn’t know that.

Yet, it seems that she saw the future or read my mind. In this Fix, she sent me a bunch of rule-breaking pieces. Though I hadn’t told her the theme, I was exploring new territory anyway.

(Confused about Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is a personal stylist subscription box service. How does it work? 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!)

Let’s open the box!



ITEM #1: BAND OF GYPSIES Earla Tie Detail Crop Top

THOUGHTS: I loved this crop top! I love a good moody floral, and I have a rather extensive collection of high-waisted skirts and pants that would pair well with a crop top. This one was a bit long in the shoulder and poofy in the mid-section, so I exchanged it for a smaller size.

VERDICT: Exchanged!




ITEM #2: RD STYLE Keane Cotton Blend Knit Midi Dress

THOUGHTS: I’ll admit that I asked for this - or, at least, I asked for tie dye. This dress is HILARIOUS. I hold my weight right in my midsection, so the tie dye placement made me look both very pregnant, and like a black hole was emerging from my belly button.

I didn’t actually hate the dress. I bet it would be cute on someone with fewer curves, and I appreciated the thickness of the material. But….. look at me. HAHAHAHAHA. I think if I wore this dress publicly I’d get asked repeatedly when I was due, and as a person who isn’t due, that’s not a question I want to field right now.

BROKEN RULE: Never wear anything too revealing or form-fitting.

VERDICT: Returned


ITEM #3: MADEWELL Emmett Short

THOUGHTS: A few months ago, I wore white pants and it was a BIG DEAL. Kristin really upped the ante - not only are these shorts white, but they’re shorts.

I was surprised by how much I liked them, but they were just tight enough that the next size up would be too big, so I returned them.

BROKEN RULE: Pear-shaped women shouldn't draw attention to their wide bottom halves.

VERDICT: Returned


ITEM #4: BOTKIER Elia Suede Espadrille Wedge

THOUGHTS: I have almost-wide feet. They live somewhere on the wide side of average, and these espadrilles were too narrow to house them.

I loved the yellow color, and the height of the wedge was perfect, so I was sad to see them go.

BROKEN RULE: Heels are too much. This is Seattle, after all.

VERDICT: Returned.


ITEM #5: GAL MEETS GLAM COLLECTION Patricia Ruffle Detail Textured Maxi Dress

THOUGHTS: Though I’m late to the party, I’m suddenly enjoying the prairie dress trend. This one, however, wasn’t my cup of tea. It was too big, and I’m not a fan of a ruffle straps.

However, this is the second Gal Meets Glam piece Kristin has sent, and both were great quality and well constructed.

BROKEN RULE: Never wear anything too girlish.

VERDICT: Returned



What do you think of my psychic Fix? What would you have kept (or returned!)? Does your stylist push you to explore new styles, cuts or colors? I’d love to hear about it!

I’ll be back on Friday with another Explorer-themed post. If you can’t possibly wait that long, I’m posting more exploratory content on Instagram and Twitter, too.

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Until next time!