Stitch Fix #3 – Spring Fling

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Hard to believe it has been a year – A YEAR – since my last Stitch Fix. I received my last Fix right before we went on our honeymoon cruise in April 2013. I actually tried to order a Fix right before I went to Alt Summit in January but Stitch Fix was booked up for a month! I guess they have become quite popular since I last ordered! I’m not surprised … Stitch Fix is an awesome program.

To refresh your memory, Stitch Fix sends you clothing and accessories to try on and either keep or send back. You pay a $20 styling fee per Stitch Fix shipment, and that $20 gets applied to any items you want to keep. If you don’t want any of the items, you can send them all back but you lose your $20 styling fee.

A couple changes I noticed since my last Fix a year ago. Your Fix now comes with a very personalized note from your stylist. Before the note would read “I thought you might like these! From, ::stylist name::.” This time the note was way more detailed, with a little explanation about why each item was picked. Another change is the style suggestions for each piece are no longer attached to the clothing item, but instead printed and attached to your style note. MUCH easier to try the clothes on without the bulky plastic tag, and I love that you can keep the style suggestions for the pieces you send back. If you like a certain look but maybe the piece of clothing wasn’t perfect, you can try to recreate it. So, two thumbs up from me, Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

But enough chatter! Here’s what I got in Fix #3.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Under Skies – Breena Floral Print Sleeveless Blouse
The top had a pretty print but a little bold for me. Also, it felt like I was wearing a tent.

Kensie Jeans – Johnny Skinny Jeans
It’s so difficult for me to find jeans that fit, and these fit wonderfully! As I get older I find I love stretchy material more and more. These jeans were seriously comfortable. I wish that they were a slightly different shade because I already own skinny jeans in pretty much this exact shade.

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Rear view.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Splendid – Ruben Tab-Sleeve Open Cardigan
This cardigan was a very light material, and I generally think sweaters this light are kind of pointless. I get that some pieces are just for fashion, but I kind of need it to be practical, too. And at $78 this cardigan was just not doing it for me. I admit that I liked the way it looked on me, and I actually liked the floral tank a lot more when it was paired with the cardigan.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Papermoon – Waters Diamond Print Maxi Dress
Overall I loved this maxi dress. I would probably walk right by it at the store. The dark shade means it’s slimming and I really liked the geometric pattern.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Trying the dress with the cardigan … I’m warming up to the cardigan, I gotta say.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Bay to Baubles – Alhambra Embellished Triangle Chain Dangle Earrings
Finally, these statement earrings which are very pretty but since I’m a Cookie Lee jewelry rep, I’m generally always going to pass on the Stitch Fix jewelry.

So which item(s) did I keep?

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Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

Of course I had to keep the jeans! Finding a great pair of jeans is such a struggle for me, and whenever my weight fluctuates ever so slightly I have to dig out an old pair. (Yes, I have “fat” jeans and “skinny” jeans. Don’t act like you don’t.) Needless-to-say, I love the stretch in these jeans and they are so soft and comfy. The jeans pair well with my new favorite kicks – boots from Crocs (yes, those are Crocs, and they are amazing).

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

I was inspired by two other items in my Stitch Fix, which I didn’t keep. The floral top and the white cardigan. I couldn’t afford to keep these two items, and I didn’t completely love them anyway. But I loved the idea of them. So I hit up Old Navy and got a floral print boho top and an ivory cardigan for a total of $30! Can’t beat it! And these two items are much more fitting for me, and I know I’ll get a ton of use from them.

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I also kept the maxi dress! I love maxi dresses and I just couldn’t pass it up. I’ve found it’s tough to find flattering maxi dresses, because most I’ve found don’t have a cinched waist. This one was great, and I really liked the pattern.

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

I paired it with my aqua jean jacket from Forever 21 and croquet slip-ons from Old Navy. Perfect!

Stitch Fix - Spring Fling // Budget Fairy Tale

What do you think of my picks? What would you have kept?

And check back in a couple days, because due to some shipping errors and misinformation, I ended up getting TWO Fixes within days of each other. D’oh!! I guess there are worse things, right? I guess I’ll buy a bunch of new clothes, IF I HAVE TO.

Want to try Stitchfix?  You can sign up here using my referral link.  If you sign up and order a fix, I will get credit I can use towards my future purchases. Everyone wins!

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Comments

  1. says

    I’d have kept the same stuff! I agree with you that the floral shirt was beautiful but fit like a tent, and the white cardigan is too expensive for little function. Also, I’m not a big earring wearer, but I’m happy when they send the big statement necklaces (and I have a hard time passing those up!). I loved how the jeans looked on you and glad you kept it even though you had a similar pair. Jeans that fit well have to be bought! Always! Also, I found out that the H&M jeans are all very flattering for me, they have a higher waist than other brands, and I think that is very flattering on me :) And maxi dresses, always always always love them. I am on the lookout for a long sleeved floral maxi dress, but if I can’t find anything, I’ll try to make one. Hmm, it’s definitely time to sew a new dress.

    I haven’t ordered a stitch fix in months either! I want to, but the budget is not allowing it at the moment. Turns out even getting married without inviting anyone gets expensive. :)
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  2. Hope at Disneyland says

    I’m glad that you kept the jeans. I LOVE that wash and the fact that they’re not frayed or worn out or beat up looking. It’s so hard to find jeans that look like I paid money for them. hahaha Anyway, I’m relieved that you didn’t keep the cardigan. That style is practically at almost every store lately (Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, H&M, etc.) for under $20. There are even some “no name” stores at the mall that have them for cheap so it made no sense to pay THAT much for something so flimsy no matter how cute it is. I’m glad that you went and found alternatives at a more affordable price. Those boots are killer!! I would’ve never guessed they were Croc brand. I still think they’re the unflattering clog brand, but it seems they’re coming up in the world. :) I’m too short for Maxi dresses but I really like the print on the one you have. I also I laughed at your “fat vs. skinny jean” comment. I got rid of all of my “fat jeans” to motivate me to stay where I am. I refuse to go back no matter how much I overflow from the current ones! LOL ;)

    • Mindy Marzec says

      I recently got rid of my “really fat” jeans, does that count? lol Now I just have one size up from what I currently wear. But now that I have my stretchy jeans I don’t have to worry about it. Long live elastic!

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