(For a run down on Stitch Fix and how it works, please see my First Stitch Fix Review, or check out their FAQs at their site.)
We're going to start with this sweater first (41Hawthorn Hobbes Striped Crew Neck Sweater, $58), because it immediately stood out to me... because I couldn't help but notice how FREAKING GIGANTIC IT IS. It was comically huge. The retail tag was marked XS, but the clothing tag is an XL. Unfortunately this sweater was mistagged.
But, to be fair, I don't mind an over-sized sweater. I think they look cute with leggings. And I'm sure I can notify Stitch Fix of their sizing error and get a new one sent out. Not sure if I'm feeling the orange though. Status: UNSURE.
The next item up is the Andrew Marc Savana Long Hooded Puff Trench Coat (jesus that's a long ass title). I'm really glad they sent me outerwear, but I'm kind of sad that it happens to be this beige-ish blah color. I already own a fairly new Banana Republic trench in this same neutral color, and also a Banana Republic camel-hair +fur coat in a tan color. I couldn't imagine that I would need to add a third coat in the same neutral color family, and I really dislike puffy coats.
But, alas, I tried it on, and was all, "Hey, this is cute on me!... Damn it, it was a trap!" A $98 trap to be exact.
I was really excited to pull out this shift dress (41 Hawthorn Sloane Colorblock A-Line Ponte Shift Dress, $78). The price is even reasonable... ish. I have no issue paying eighty bucks for a dress. My favorite part is the neckline. And I also happen to have hot pink suede shoes (Chinese Laundry) that are a near perfect match. I also tried this one with other shoes too, just in case it's totally corny to get that matchy-matchy with your dress (I have no idea, because I'm sartorially challenged). I will say that I really disliked the back of the dress. THAT ZIPPER. Why couldn't they have used a hidden zipper? I shit you not, I am considering ripping that zipper out and putting in a hidden one because it's THAT unacceptable to me. Such a shame, because otherwise I like the dress.
The next item is this basic collared top (Kut From The Kloth Larson Collared Knit Top, $48). A bit pricey, I admit, for a basic top, but the material is really nice, the fit is excellent, the color looks good on me, and I like the curved hem in the back. (I also wonder at what point jeans go from "distressed" to "giiiirrrrl, we gotta get you some new pants"?)
The last item I tried on was one I thought for sure I'd send back, because I decided it was too similar to the Black and White Houndstooth Skirt I received in my first Stitch Fix shipment (Photo of skirt is below if you scroll down). But I tried it on, and let me tell you, this skirt (41Hawthorn Walt Striped Skirt, $68) is soooooo very very different in the way that it FITS. Look at the way it hugs my curves (and by curves, I mean "curves" because I'm freaking twiggy). I'm not even sure that ass is really mine. I mean, look at it! (I am suddenly loving all the running, weight lifting and squats I do).
I paired it with the purple shirt because that's what I had on already, and just threw on the Pixley layering necklace from my first Fix. I also tried it on with my green flutter-sleeve top (also from the first fix) and flats. Oh god I love this skirt. Damn it Stitch Fix! I'm too poor for this!
Internet peoples, help me figure this out! What should I keep? What should I return? What are the odds that my husband is going to block the Stitch Fix site on my computer? (And why is he awake at 2:30 reading this over my shoulder? Go back to bed honey, none of this concerns you, and no, you DON'T need to see the credit card statement *cough*)
Here is a rundown of my Stitch Fix Shipment:
-Collared Shirt: $48
(25% off all items if I buy all 5, which would mean a discount of $82.50, plus the $20 I already prepaid as my styling fee, which would get credited toward my purchase)
Help me decide! Please?