Box #3: Stitch Fix Personal Styling for Travel Clothing

It’s that time again! Another Stitch Fix box arrived on my doorstep today. And for those readers who are tired of reading/viewing my modeling of new clothes… never fear! This is my last box this season. I was planning on scheduling another style fix in June, but I really should be spending clothing money on staples for my trip to Europe this summer. For example, I need underwear, socks and tank tops sooner than I need another cute sweater or printed rayon top.

If you’re new to Stitch Fix, check out review of the first box I received in March. And you can read more about the personal styling service-by-mail at the Stitch Fix FAQs.

Without further ado…. here are the pieces in this month’s box. Some I loved, some not so much.

41 Hawthorn Callafia Short-Sleeve Wrap Dress: $68

41Hawthorn Callafia Short-Sleeve Wrap Dress: $68

I walked out into the living room where my husband and daughter were sitting and both said of the dress, “I like it!” Alas, I’m not sure I do. The V-neck is deep: I definitely can’t wear it without some sort of camisole. It may be hard to tell from the photo, but it’s a lot of fabric. It is really comfortable and the material is soft, but I just don’t love it. I think I look a little schoolmarm; that said, I could dress it up with a scarf or accessories, for sure. What do you think? Verdict: Will likely return.

41 Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan: $48 and Kut From the Kloth Denna Skinny Jean: $78.

41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan: $48 and Kut From the Kloth Denna Skinny Jean: $78

Does that sweater look familiar? It might: It’s the same sweater (different color) I got last month! When you fill out your Stitch Fix style profile and give your feedback after each box, you can make requests. I noted that I really liked the Abrianna cardigan and wouldn’t mind it in another color. I didn’t think they’d really send another one. But my stylist, Divena, did — and I’m keeping it. I just seem to be drawn to these open-front cardis this season, and I adore the bright color. I’d absolutely bring it on a tropical Mexico vacation; it’ll likely make it in my luggage for my Semester at Sea adventure in Europe this summer. Verdict: Keeping.

Now, the jeans. If you remember, in my last box I got two pairs of jeans that were a bit too tight. Prior to that, in Box #1, I got a pair of capris that just weren’t the right length. These skinny jeans above? Winner! My daughter said, upon viewing them on me, “Those are great! They look like mine.” When my teenage daughter approves of my clothes, I consider that a good thing.

I wish I’d asked my stylist to send a pair of colored pants. (I may mentioned I’d like some, but didn’t flat out say, “Please send.”) Do I really need a pair of $78 dark denim skinny jeans? Maybe not. But I like them a lot better than the dark-blue skinny jeans I bought at Target this fall. These jeans above from Kut From The Kloth are extremely comfortable — so comfy, I would actually wear them on a plane, and I never wear jeans on a plane. They sit nicely on my hips and I like the full length. Plus, they have the initial “K” embroidered on one back pocket. It’s a sign. Verdict: Keeping.

41Hawthorn Ivy Abstract Triangle Print Tabl-Sleeve Blouse: $68

41Hawthorn Ivy Abstract Triangle Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse: $68

This black and white polyester blouse got the literal thumb’s down from my husband. It’s a bit baggy. I did tell Stitch Fix that a few of the tops I’ve gotten recently have skewed large on me — that perhaps I’m a size smallish-medium or size medium-like small. The sleeves are rolled down in this photo, but they do button up with tabs, which could be cute. I just don’t need really like (or need) this blouse. If it were $28 and fit me well, sure, I could wear it to work events or out-of-town conferences and pair with a black skirt or pants. But it’s $68 and a little big, so no. Verdict: Returning.

41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse: $58

41Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse: $58

Okay, in this photo, this black rayon blouse actually looks kind of cute. And it is. If I worked in an office and needed such a top, I might keep it. But I don’t need to “dress up” for work daily, so I’m not really sure where I’d wear this top. Plus, it has a couple of weird elements: I have never been a fan of little “puffs” at the shoulder (you can see the puckering above). And the sleeves also puff up a bit at the elbow cuff. It’s a weird sleeve length — I don’t think it’s really a 3/4-sleeve blouse; more like a 1/2 sleeve blouse. I think for my next Style Fix in the fall, I’ll make it very clear I don’t really need “office clothes,” but need more casual and travel clothes. Verdict: Returning.

What do you think? Have you gotten a Fix yet? Have you been pleased? Like I said, I am going to take a break from Stitch Fix for several months, and in the fall, I’ll be very specific in my style profile about the types of items I’d like to see in my next box.

If you do decide to sample Stitch Fix, feel free to use my referral link. If you do, I’ll get a $25 credit on my next order!

3 Comments on "Box #3: Stitch Fix Personal Styling for Travel Clothing"

  1. I think you look awesome in the final black shirt! You could wear this to a conference or client meeting or just out to dinner! It’s the most flattering cut and color of all of these choices. Outfits 1 and 2 seem to light-colored for you. I just met with a fashion stylist during my trip to Sevierville (so, of course now I’m an expert ;-)) & with your coloring, I think she’d advise you to stick to dark colors (like black!) and bright, jewel tones. The top 2 outfits would actually probably be good for my lighter coloring. I’m never, ever supposed to wear black apparently. Anyhoo…loving your Stitch Fix posts!

    • Kara Williams | May 7, 2014 at 7:54 am |

      I had my colors done YEARS ago (likely in my 20’s) and I honestly forget what the gal said. I don’t think black is in my “palette,” but I wear it anyway, for sure. I do look good in that black shirt (ahem), but it’s just too blousy weird on the sleeves (hard to tell in the pic). If it were cheaper, I might keep. But $58 is tough to swallow when it’s not a piece I’d wear often… and it doesn’t shout “fun” to me.

  2. Hi there,

    I received that sweater from stitchfix this week, and I am keeping it too. I was wondering–do you hand wash it? (I think those are the instructions). I asked for fewer/no items that were handwash only, but alas. I was hoping I could wash this on delicate. How does it hold up handwashing? It seems like it would be a gigantic dripping mess–does it dry wrinkle-free? Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!!!

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