Stitch Fix Breakup

Earlier this spring, I received my first Stitch Fix. I liked four of the five items that I was sent, and you can read more about my first fix here. I originally created a Stitch Fix account because I was in a style rut and thought it might be a good way to incorporate a few inexpensive trendier items into my everyday wardrobe, and it just seemed fun. After I was surprisingly pleased with my first fix, I signed up to automatically receive one quarterly, which seemed reasonable.

I didn't document my summer fix, but I found a new coral red tank top that looks great alone and is perfect for dates or nights out with friends. I've worn it with white jeans and tucked into a skirt. It also looks good under a blazer, so I've worn it to work as well. Other than the tank, I didn't love the other items in my summer fix, and for the most part, the items were priced higher than I requested in my preferences. 

Just in time for early fall, my last fix was waiting on my doorstep when I arrived home from the lake this weekend. Since it has been in the 80s and 90s here, I've resisted purchasing new fall clothes but been really tempted by all of the new collections in stores. I was practically bursting with excitement when I ripped open the box and saw a classic red and navy plaid peeking through. 

$54 plaid shirt - This pop of plaid initially had me really excited, but I was disappointed when I pulled it out of the box. I love cotton and flannel plaid shirts, but this one is polyester. I am more of a gold girl, so I don't love the silver buttons. The pockets also give this a more of a Western flair than I'm comfortable with. RETURN

$54 plaid shirt - This pop of plaid initially had me really excited, but I was disappointed when I pulled it out of the box. I love cotton and flannel plaid shirts, but this one is polyester. I am more of a gold girl, so I don't love the silver buttons. The pockets also give this a more of a Western flair than I'm comfortable with. RETURN

$58 stretchy skirt - This skirt is black and cream. In my account preferences, I specifically checked "no" next to black items because I prefer navy as my neutral. I liked this on more than I thought I would, but it made me look a little more bootilicious than I'd like for work. Other than work, I don't know where I would wear this. I also don't have any great options for tops or shoes that would coordinate with this. RETURN

$58 stretchy skirt - This skirt is black and cream. In my account preferences, I specifically checked "no" next to black items because I prefer navy as my neutral. I liked this on more than I thought I would, but it made me look a little more bootilicious than I'd like for work. Other than work, I don't know where I would wear this. I also don't have any great options for tops or shoes that would coordinate with this. RETURN

$128 dress - I liked the fit of this dress pretty well, and I have a few dresses of this same cut. I feel like I see this kind of dress frequently at TJ Maxx for $39.99, which is a price I'm comfortable paying for a generic dress like this. I'm okay paying a little more for a dress that I'll get lots of wear out of, but this one didn't seem worth the price. My biggest gripe about this dress is that it is purple, which I the other color I checked "no" to in my preferences. I just don't like purple, and this dress is Barney purple. Cringe. RETURN

$128 dress - I liked the fit of this dress pretty well, and I have a few dresses of this same cut. I feel like I see this kind of dress frequently at TJ Maxx for $39.99, which is a price I'm comfortable paying for a generic dress like this. I'm okay paying a little more for a dress that I'll get lots of wear out of, but this one didn't seem worth the price. My biggest gripe about this dress is that it is purple, which I the other color I checked "no" to in my preferences. I just don't like purple, and this dress is Barney purple. Cringe. RETURN

$48 tee - This is a fun shirt I would wear on the weekends. I like the pattern, colors, and length. I normally wouldn't pay $50 for a tee unless it was a classic neutral that I could pair with lots of different options. However, I didn't want to lose my $20 styling fee, and this was the item I could see myself wearing the most. KEEP

$48 tee - This is a fun shirt I would wear on the weekends. I like the pattern, colors, and length. I normally wouldn't pay $50 for a tee unless it was a classic neutral that I could pair with lots of different options. However, I didn't want to lose my $20 styling fee, and this was the item I could see myself wearing the most. KEEP

$34 necklace - In full disclosure, one of the crystals had already popped out when I opened this. I put it back in for the picture, but the necklace was defective and didn't seem to be great quality. Even if the quality was better, I wouldn't keep this necklace. Santa put something similar in my stocking in 2013, and while I still wear and like that necklace, I don't think it is an emerging trend or a timeless pieces, which is what I would be inclined to keep. RETURN (Note: When I say Santa, I mean my mom. Thanks, Mom!) 

$34 necklace - In full disclosure, one of the crystals had already popped out when I opened this. I put it back in for the picture, but the necklace was defective and didn't seem to be great quality. Even if the quality was better, I wouldn't keep this necklace. Santa put something similar in my stocking in 2013, and while I still wear and like that necklace, I don't think it is an emerging trend or a timeless pieces, which is what I would be inclined to keep. RETURN (Note: When I say Santa, I mean my mom. Thanks, Mom!) 

I don't claim to be a fashionista, but I just wasn't impressed with what I received. I was hoping to add a few trendier pieces that I could fit into my normally classic wardrobe, but I thought most of the items reflected trends that were at their height a couple years ago. I don't think my stylist really paid attention to my preferences or looked closely at my Pinterest board that I linked to my account. I may give it another whirl at some point, but I think I'll be taking a break from Stitch Fix for now.

Have you tried and loved Stitch Fix? Is there another subscription service that you love?