Stitch Fix January 2016
This is going to be relatively short and sweet since I’ve been feeling poorly. Stitch Fix #5 arrived yesterday and I kept it all. Yep, all of it. It was that good. For starters, I’d requested the Kut From The Kloth Catherine (a/k/a Kate) jeans in distressed blue denim, size 6. Got ’em and kept ’em. Already own the same jeans in black so I knew that the new pair would fit and be precisely what I both wanted and needed. Now, for the rest:
Loveappella Evie Drawstring Funnel Neck Sweatshirt, size M in navy, $64. I’d been wondering when this top would arrive since it seems to be popular at Stitch Fix. It’s not truly a sweatshirt. In fact, the fabric is sort of nubby and actually rather thin; but, it is surprisingly cozy and extremely comfortable. The drawstring at the neck is pretty useless but it’s a cute touch, as is the more functional kangaroo pocket. I kept this for its versatility and wore it to work the same night it arrived. Just washed it today, on delicate and lain flat to dry, and it laundered well. It is made in the USA, by the way.
Fate Nilli Pullover Sweater, size M in navy, $78. This is just the most perfect sweater I could have received! Navy blue? Check. Stripes? Check. Well made? Check. It’s a rayon sweater which means it drapes beautifully and has enough sheen to be dressed up as needed. It’s a mid-weight, not the least bit sheer, and has a straight cut which is neither too slim nor too baggy. The picture shows the stripes to be white when, in fact, they’re actually a light ivory, and I was thrilled to see that the stripes match perfectly. It’s shown here with my fave Stella & Dot Sutton necklace. Can’t wait to wear this sweater; I think it will become a favorite.
Bobeau Shawnly Printed Knit Top, size M in off-white, $58. I admit that I’d peeked at my Stitch Fix via their app and I wasn’t too sure of this top at all. I mean, it’s pinkish and it’s a splattery print. Let me say right now that it looks damn good on! It is a wee bit sheer but not so much that you need a cami beneath. The length comes to my low hip, the fabric drapes well without clinging, and the watercolor print is feminine without screaming “Princess Here!” I like that this top looks great with jeans but can also be paired with suit trousers for business wear. This top is made in the USA. I’ve shown it here with my Sutton necklace from Stella & Dot (yes, same necklace shown with the Nilli sweater).
Kut From The Kloth Sheara Button Down Cargo Jacket, size L, $88. This definitely has the potential to make me look like an auto mechanic but it also shows the potential to be one of the most versatile jackets I own. It’s a nice medium weight cotton twill in a light greenish-khaki color called mink. It’s not brown at all and the color is considerably lighter than in the photograph. Top button is a snap, the rest of the buttons are hidden beneath a tailored placket. It’s long sleeved with stylish tabs for rolling and has four fully functional pockets. What I like best about this jacket is the bottom. It’s straight, falls to low hip on me, and isn’t tight across the bum. This is truly a utility jacket with season-spanning capabilities. I can see this paired with skinny or boyfriend jeans, a graphic tee, Converse sneakers, and some blingy jewelry for the spring.
Total cost for the entire Fix, minus the $20 styling fee and 25% discount for keeping all five items, was $254.50. I hadn’t intended on spending that much but I fell in love with all of it and will certainly wear all of it, so I splurged for the new year. For February I am requesting that my stylist, Simone, surprise me by sending me items outside of my comfort zone. I don’t expect that I will keep everything (or even anything) in the next Stitch Fix so I felt justified to go full throttle on this one.
Are you interested in quality clothing and accessories, personally curated just for you, sent to your door? Consider trying out Stitch Fix, it’s fun and so much easier than having to do a mall crawl. Please feel free to click on the links in this post or over on the sidebar and use my referral code. It gives me credit toward my own purchases and is much appreciated.