July 2016 Stitch Fix Review

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It is official, I have been blogging my Stitch Fix boxes for one year! If you don’t know about Stitch Fix, stop reading this and check out my first post to get the low down on the styling service that I am obsessed with.  This is Fix #23 for me but I wasn’t comfortable with posting images of me “modeling” clothing until last summer. Even though I have gained some weight since then I love posting my Stitch Fix clothes each month. Why, you ask? Because one of the things I love most about the Stitch Fix community is how supportive the women are of each other!

On the Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade (B/S/T) Facebook group I am a part of, woman are so encouraging while still offering polite opinions on how clothing fits and what is most flattering on different body types. It is VERY RARE to see someone make a negative/hurtful comment about how another woman looks. This is SO refreshing and has inspired me to post my monthly fixes, even when the clothes are not flattering on me. Keep it up Stitch Fixers! The acceptance of different shapes and sizes is awesome!

These benefits include:

  • Having a personal stylist pick 5 items that fit your style profile and take your specific requests and body shape into consideration
  • Getting to try on the items they send you at home; you can style them with pieces you already have and take at least 3 days to decide what to keep. This really helps prevent buyers remorse and is the biggest perk for me because I do not enjoy time spent in the dressing room
  • Getting ideas on how to put outfits together using the Stitch Fix style cards sent to accompany the clothes picked for you-even if you don’t keep the item you get to keep the style card that goes with it!
  • Access to many brands or styles that are exclusive to Stitch Fix
  • 25% discount on the clothes sent to you if you keep them all!

There is so much more I love about Stitch Fix, but this post is already getting long and I haven’t even gotten to the colorful clothes my stylist, Jason, sent me this month!

Since July is the birth month of my favorite country, The United States of America, I thought I should request a fix full of clothes made in the good ol’ U.S. of A! I requested a black sleeveless top to wear with maxi skirt I got last month and left the rest of my requests pretty open. I knew that it might be hard for Jason to find a fix of just clothes made in the US because some brands manufacture in more than one country. But Jason is awesome and sent me a box FULL of clothes made in America. Without further ado, let’s take a look at my “Made in the USA” fix!

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I immediately loved the bright colors in this Fix!

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My note from Jason

 

1. Loveappella Louis Faux Leather Trim Knit Top-Medium, $48

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necklace from Rocksbox.com code: whitneybff162 for a month of free jewelry

I was so happy to see this black top in my fix! I love the mesh top on the front and the leather detail and cutout in the back take this from a simple black top to something special. The fabric is so soft! It is a little thin and tighter than I normally wear. I styled it with the Pixley Delores Zipper Detail Maxi Skirt I kept from my last fix. I liked the overall look, but I am still not sold on the top. It is just so tight! What do you think? Is it a keeper?

2. Renee C Kira Printed Maxi Skirt-Large, $58

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This skirt is full of amazing colors and the print is unlike any I have seen. The fabric has a good weight and was not clingy, which is usually what keeps me from liking maxi skirts. I am 5’7″ and have long legs and this skirt was just long enough for me to wear with flats. I took Jason’s advice and tied a knot in the skirt (see top picture) but because of the pattern it is hard to see the knot. I tried it on with the black Loveappella top I got in this fix and the Kut From the Kloth Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket I got in my November 2015 fix (it is probably my favorite and most worn Stitch Fix item). The amount of colors makes this skirt easy to wear with many solid t-shirts. In the end the print was just too busy for me so this is going back unless someone in the B/S/T group on Facebook wants it.

3. Papermoon Deni Cross Back Knit Top-Medium, $44

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I love this vibrant Barbie pink that Jason keeps sending me! The fabric was so soft and the print was cute! I had high hopes for this shirt. The cross back detail adds a little something extra. The shirt was just too big. The arm holes seemed giant and my bra was definitely hanging out. I think this top would work better for someone with a larger bust than I have. Also, I thought the back hung a little weird because it was split diagonally. So this shirt goes back too. 😦

4. Laila Jayde Malaga Drape Cardigan-Medium, $48

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Dress from Old Navy

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In my note from Jason, he mentions that I always love light layers and he is correct! Even though it is the height of summer time I always like to add good cardigans to my wardrobe and this color is one of my favorites. It reminds me of the water in the Caribbean my husband and I saw on our honeymoon. As you can see from the pictures above this cardigan is actually pretty versatile. I have a red and white dress I want to try it with too! I think it fits well, but I like my cardigans to have a little more room so I am checking to see if Stitch Fix has a large so I can try it out and see if I like that fit better. If they don’t have it in another size I will probably still keep this medium.


5. Papermoon Birch Lace Detail Blouse-Medium $44

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Photo shoots are always fun when Anthony is taking the pictures

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When I pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking there was NO WAY I would like it. The print seemed too busy and cap sleeves are not my jam. But once again, Stitch Fix proved me wrong. This is my favorite piece in the box. The background of the print is navy blue, which is one of my weaknesses. I love the feminine detail of the lace and the cap sleeves are not unflattering. Plus, my husband said I look skinny, so that is a win! I styled this casually with my Kut From the Kloth boyfriend jeans from Stitch Fix and my FAVORITE shoes, Coconuts by Matisse Falls Sandal, how fun is that fringe? This shirt was begging to be styled for the classroom so I put on an Old Navy cardigan and navy skirt and I knew this was the perfect “teacher look.” In the close up shots you may notice my beautiful Kendra Scott Elle Silver Earrings in White Pearl. I am keeping these from my latest Rocksbox and you too can get gorgeous jewelry delivered to your door! Just use my code whitneybff162 at checkout to get your first month free!

Stitch Fix 23 is in the books and I am still undecided on what to keep. Feedback is welcome. I was very excited to get so many vibrant pieces made in the USA. The price points were a little lower than previous fixes which I also appreciated. Manufacturing in the U.S. for the win. If you have not tried Stitch Fix I recommend it! Please click through the banners and links on my blog to help me continue to share my Stitch Fix experiences with you!

Until next time,

I love you more than surprise faves and things made in the USA,

Whitney

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  • To see more Stitch Fix Fashion check out my Pinterest board dedicated to past fixes.
  • To read the last year of Stitch Fix Reviews click the links below.

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015


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12 thoughts on “July 2016 Stitch Fix Review

  1. You have to keep the print skirt! I usually don’t like busy prints either, but it looks amazing on you! So fun and I love the way you styled it with the white tee and blue necklace.
    Also, the cardigan is perfect in size Medium! You look great!
    Love your blog btw 🙂 You’re a great writer! Hope all is well!

  2. I think that maxi print skirt is beautiful on you! It looked cheerful – just like you!
    I also like that cap sleeve top. The navy background makes the bright colors less distracting and more classic. Seems very versatile.

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