October Stitch Fix Review

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Thanks to those of you who have signed up for Stitch Fix using my referral link! It’s allowing me to keep trying Stitch Fix. From what I’ve read, the more you do it the better they get at nailing down your style. And although I didn’t end up buying anything from October’s fix, it was more due to fit issues and not style issues. If the items they’d sent me would have fit I would have kept at least three of them!

October Stitch Fix ReviewSo, what happened?

Items 1 & 2

  • Kensie Todd Colorblock Slub Knit Raglan Sweater – $78
  • Kut from the Kloth Delphine Houndstooth Corduroy Pants – $78

stitch-fix-review-october-2014I’ve been looking for a white or cream sweater and this one was fun because the sides were white and the rest was cream. The fit was comfy and the fabric was soft. However, it felt a bit boxy and was a tad too sheer for my liking. Also, I’d already ordered a cream sweater from American Eagle that I ended up liking better.

The pants, though, I really wanted to fit. The dark houndstooth and corduroy are like nothing I have in my closet and I would have paired them with lots of different, fun colors. Sadly, they were too big in the waist although they fit great in the thighs and calves.  Stupid “athletic” legs. No, wait. Stupid pants manufacturers.

Items 3 & 4

  • Octavia Bennie Heathered Stripe Knit Infinity Scarf – $34
  • Market and Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee – $44

stitch-fix-review-october-2014-1The scarf was a definite no because the red and black? navy? just weren’t working for me. Neither was the infinity style. This was the one item I wouldn’t have kept and of course it was the one that “fit”.

The top is one of my favorite colors but the fabric wasn’t my favorite. When I originally saw that my Fix had shipped I logged into my account and went to “checkout” and started Googling the items. I saw this top in gray on a lot of other bloggers and was really hoping I got that one. I probably would have kept it if it was gray but although I used to own a ton of items this color, I just wasn’t feeling this one. So close, though!

Item #5

  • Staccato Franz Plaid Tab-Sleeve Top – $58

stitch-fix-review-october-2014-2You guys, I LOVED this top. Loved it. So why didn’t I keep it? It was too tight in the butt and hips. It looked fine if I stood perfectly still but if I moved it bunched up and did weird things. I was so sad, though, because it was super soft and I loved the colors.  Also, I think it was designed to be worn with leggings because of how long it was in the back and, well, I’m just not a leggings person.

So, as you can see, I loved something about four of the five items but in the end it was the fit and fabrics that just didn’t do it for me. I’ve scheduled another Fix for November and told them to avoid hi-lo tops and things that they expect would be paired with leggings. Fingers crossed this is the time they nail it!

12 replies on “October Stitch Fix Review

  1. Katie @ Live Half Full

    Someone told me recently their system is built on a computer algorithm, not an actual stylist picking out your clothes. Pretty interesting! I will say my last fix was great, because I left REALLY detailed feedback and my request was as well.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I have read that an algorithm creates the collection that the stylist can then pick from. But, yeah, I don’t think the stylist necessarily sees the clothes in person when they’re picking them out.

      What kind of feedback did you leave? I keep hearing that I need to leave really detailed feedback but I don’t quite know what is helpful and what isn’t.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I admit that I occasionally wear a pair of black workout tights from Old Navy with a long cardigan and a scarf, usually for traveling, but in everyday life leggings are not part of my wardrobe!

  2. Valerie @ The Style Files

    Those pieces are cute but bummer on the sizing. And that plaid top really looks great on you! I wonder if Stitch Fix not only will ship you a different size, but different colors? I recently kept a maroon pullover sweatshirt but then saw it in gray and loved it even more…hmmm!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t know! It doesn’t hurt to ask if you really love the style of something.

      I was SO SAD that the plaid top was tight on my butt. I mean, it’s a shirt. It shouldn’t be tight on your butt!

  3. Alyssa

    That last shirt is super cute. Too bad the sizing is off. The colors and style actually remind me of shirt Matt owns that is one of my favorites! I think I might actually have to bite the bullet and try Stitch Fix. Though I am probably going to wait till after the wedding because I am trying to be on a spending freeze.

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