Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stitch Fix Unboxing and Review #3, July 2015

Okay I did something a little different this time. I have become obsessed with reading other people's review's of their Stitch Fix boxes and from there I discovered Stitch Fix un-boxings on YouTube. Sounds silly I know. A girl needs a get-away sometimes and this has become mine. There is just something so fun about watching people open a surprise. You also get to see the clothes on video so you see more about what you may like or dislike. A couple friends asked me if they could see me actually open the box so I thought, what the heck, I should video an un-boxing myself. Since I have never even turned on the webcam on my computer I thought it would be too hard but it ended up being a breeze. The quality is not very good so please forgive me but here goes.....
Man the sound and video quality on that thing are terrible.  Sorry about that!  At least you get the idea.   Now, as is typical of Stitch Fix clothing, my opinions of the clothes totally changed when I put everything on.  If you read this before 7/10/15, please please comment below with your opinions of what I should keep or return.  I am totally stuck!!!

Just in case you have no idea what I am talking about here, Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription service where you pay $20 for a stylist to pick out 5 items for you based on a style profile you fill out and a Pinterest page you create.  You can set the boxes to come as frequently or infrequently as you would like.  When the box comes, you have 3 days to decide what you want to keep and to return all the rest.  You fill out very detailed reviews of the clothing so that the stylist can get a better idea of what you like or dislike for your next fix.  The $20 styling fee is taken off any of the items you keep.  I am NOT affiliated with Stitch Fix in any way.  They have no idea who I am.  I just really like the service and love talking about it. If you join Stitch Fix from my link, I do get a $25 credit from Stitch Fix.  This is the same for everyone.

Tracy Dot Print Cross Back Knit Top $58.00

 If you watched the video you know that I was not very excited about this top.  I liked the color and the polka dots but I was unsure of the length and the flowy-ness (Is that a word?).  Well all things changed when I put it on.  This material is THE softest jersey cotton ever.  It seriously feels like wearing a cloud.  The sleeves are a perfect length and they have a bit of soft elastic around them that is not too tight or too loose.  The length seems to be fine and I love the criss-cross detail in the back.  The other good thing is that my husband loves it too.  Win!  The price is way over what I normally would pay but I know I will get a lot of use out of this shirt.  I can wear it for play and for work which is huge.  Verdit: Kept!

Kut from the Kloth Melissa Tencel Short $58

I just put a picture of my ass on the internet.  Please forgive me.  I was not impressed with these shorts when I took them out of the box but they did fit and I gave them a good try.  They are shorter than I normally wear and they sit low which I don't like that much.  But, when I came out wearing them my husband loved them (you will notice a theme here).  I wore them for about an hour to see what I thought.  I am not in love with the color.  They look like "mom jeans" however, I am a mom and I'm almost 40.  Can you tell I was torn?  Then I saw these photos.  No.  I do not like the way these look.  For $58 they better be the best looking shorts in the world.  Verdict: Returned

Pixley Lucia Embroidered V-Neck Jersey Top $44

Once again, my husband loves this shirt but I am just not sure.  I love love the color and detail at the top.  It's just perfect.  The feel of this shirt is great.  The material is soft and well made.  However, the arms are just a bit too snug and for some reason it sits funny on my boobs.  I promise I am wearing a good bra in these photos but something is just not right.  I love the look from the back but again, for the price, I have to LOVE everything about this in order to buy it.  Verdict: Probably Retun (any opinions?)

Level 99 Ibis Straight Leg Jean $108

 Another butt shot.  Sorry about that.  Once again, my husband loved these.  He really wanted me to keep the entire box.  Well, he didn't see the prices.  Because these pants are EXPENSIVE!  I mean I never spend over $100 on a pair of pants.  Never.  I would possibly consider it if they were regular jeans that I could wear all summer, fall, winter, and spring but not these.  I mean I love them.  They fit (and they are a size smaller than last month, yay) but they are so expensive.  Did I mention how expensive they are?  I am torn.  I want them.  I think I would vomit every time I put them on.  And then what happens when I sit on something my kid spilled.  I can just picture my $100+ pants with a neutella spot on the butt.  Verdict: Likely returned but with a big fat frowning face.

Everly Nadia Dress $58 

I really don't want to like this dress.  But I do.  These pictures just solidified my opinion that I really like the way this dress looks.  I love the color, the cut, the fit, the everything.  It's a bit shorter than I'm used to but my husband says it has a retro look that he loves.  Here is the problem, the fabric.  Everything from Stitch Fix feels like a dream.  Except this dress.  The material is polyester and it feels so rough.  It feels cheep and poorly made.  There are bits of thread coming out all over one of the arm hole areas and the stitching near the neckline is not great.  Why oh why can't this dress be prefect?  I think the price is fine for a dress and I have two family weddings coming up with lots of wedding showers to attend.  This dress would be perfect.  I just can't get over the quality.  Verdict:  I don't know!  I want to keep it but I don't love the quality.  I want to feel like all my clothes from Stitch Fix are perfect.  Opinions?

So the verdict is that I still have not decided.  One great thing about Stitch Fix is that if you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% off discount.  So... the total cost of this box was $326.00.  With my $20 styling fee removed and the discount, it will cost $224.50 to keep the entire thing.  That breaks down to $45 per item.  That doesn't sound so horrible...

Thanks so much for reading this.  Please comment if you have anything to say.  Let me know if adding the video is stupid or if you like that part.  I need to work on my video quality skills if that's going to be a reoccurring addition.

If you are thinking about Stitch Fix, I would LOVE it if you would use my link.  It just gets me a bit off my next fix.  Thanks!