Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stitch Fix Number 3

I got my third box from Stitch Fix on Saturday while I was out of town for field work. I was kinda pissed it came early (I had scheduled it for Tuesday) since you only have three days to respond and I didn't think I would be home until Monday. But when I logged in to my account I saw I had until Friday to respond and send stuff back. OK, my frustrations were smoothed. No problemo.

Then I opened the box. Oh dear.

You have the option of writing a note to your stylist when you schedule your fix, so I left a note asking for a dress to wear to my upcoming rehearsal dinner, or comfy travel clothes to wear on our honeymoon to Banff and Jasper.

Here is what I got:

Coral Dress - $58

Oh dear. I giggled. It was a sad giggle. I was wearing a gunny sack. There is no joy when you are wearing a gunny sack. I like coral. I like crochet. BUT. I like shape to my clothing, too. Nope nope nope. Alan said "Hard Pass" with a grimace on his face.

Racer Back Tank - $48

Meh. It was ok. It was a blouse. It was striped. High low. I'm not all that enamored with racer back shirts in general. I don't like having to find a special bra. But this was too expensive for a meh tank. Pass.

Loretta Crochet Detail Cap-Sleeve Blouse - $48

I liked this just fine. It wasn't fantastic. But it was a style that I can wear to work. I liked the crochet detail along the neck. I think that the side seams were sewn so that it balloons out a bit before coming back in. On my hips that meant that it bagged, but maybe that was intentional?

Black embroidered blouse - $48

This fit. Just like everything else. If nothing I am super impressed with how well everything I have gotten has actually been my size. It may not be my style or my fit, etc. but everything has for the most part been the correct size. This top was super see-through, which is not a deal breaker. But there were two seams running down from the edges of the embroidered section that puckered. I'm sure it was an intentional design feature. However, it looked... I don't know, silly. Baggy. Like maybe I was pregnant. Something not good, at any rate. Sent back.

Jacket - $88

I laughed out loud. Not the sad giggle of the dress, but the full out laugh of a ridiculous fitting jacket. I tried tightening to drawstring waist to no avail. It was still just a big baggy jacket. I kind of felt like I was back in middle school wearing clothes that didn't fit. Not waterproof enough to wear in the rain. I guess practical if it's cool out but not cold. But ugh. Just not for me. Alan laughed when he saw it, too.

I tried wearing it unzipped, too. Alan said it made me sassy.

To be honest, I have a mental picture of someone this jacket would be perfect for, but that person was just NOT me.

All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this fix. With my other two I've loved at least something. The first fix I got that dress that's fantastic. I've worn it at least three times since I got it. And the coral cardigan? Tons. The second fix I kept the blue and white diagonal stripe three quarter sleeve blouse. It's been hot so I've only worn it once, but I got a couple compliments on it that day. It fit great.I also got a cotton dress I liked in the second fix.  I didn't keep it because I had just bought a similar dress like two weeks before I got my fix, but it fit like a glove and was totally my style. What the heck went wrong with this fix?

Think I'll be taking a break from Stitch Fix for a while. Maybe I'll give it another shot in November.