I thought I had sworn off Stitch Fix for good. After my first Stitch Fix review, I had a few more lackluster boxes come my way. I kept a few things, but for the most part everything was pretty off.
I tried in vain to better my fixes by adjusting my style profile, perfecting my Pinterest board, and leaving incredibly detailed feedback. I kept requesting tighter fitting clothing, but every time they ignored my wishes and sent me billowing shirts — which is not flattering for my body shape. Frustrated, I cancelled my Stitch Fix subscription.
When I heard Stitch Fix introduced petite sizing, I thought I’d give it a try since the clothes should fit me a ton better. To increase my chances of getting a great fix, I reinvented both my style profile and Pinterest board once again — this time pinning almost entirely floral print and stripes, my go-to patterns.
“There’s no way they don’t understand my style now!” I proclaimed victoriously to myself.
So, did it work? Let’s find out!
Without further ado, here are the items from my Stitch Fix May 2015 box:
1. THML Abriana Geo Print Short – $58
These shorts, one of this month’s petite picks, are pretty cute for the right person. However, they were way too small on me! I know you can ask for a different size, but I didn’t love them enough for the price to go through all that trouble. They were also more patterned than I typically choose for shorts. Oh well, they’ll make another Stitch Fixer happy one day!
2. Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse – $48
It would be a stylish top on someone… but when I put it on I felt like I was wearing a houndstooth choir robe. The cut of the shirt itself was incredibly uninteresting and unflattering. The sleeve length is very awkward on me, and the neckline was not much better. It was a lot of pattern for a lot of shirt. Again, maybe on the right person it would be a great piece for work. However, I am not that person.
3. Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress – $68
This dress was really cute. I loved the pattern and enjoyed the fact that I could dress it up for work or dress it down for day-to-day. Unfortunately, again, the cut just wasn’t the most flattering on me. It had bat wings!!!
This wasn’t one of the petite picks, so maybe that’s why there something funky about the fit. I bet I could find a similar dress elsewhere that fits better.
4. 19 Cooper Simba Tie Waist Top – $58
Siiiiiimbbaaaaa. Although I love The Lion King, this shirt — one of the petite picks for this box — really wasn’t my favorite. I couldn’t get on board with the look of the pocket, or the price for what the shirt was. I do love a good tie shirt though!
5. Just Black Kristy Skinny Jean – $78
To see the jeans on, take a look at the Simba shirt photo!
My fix wasn’t a total bust. Even though I wasn’t a fan of the price, these petite jeans fit really well (which is a big deal considering my stature-to-bootay ratio). There was no gaping at the waist, nor did I feel like I needed a belt. Also, they were super soft and not paper thin! So, my wallet is sucking it up and buying them.
I figured that it would be a celebratory last Stitch Fix purchase.
Yup — I’m cancelling again. I think Stitch Fix is a great service, but not for me. Apparently I’m really picky about what I want to buy and wear, so I’ll save some money (and frustration — did they even read my feedback, requests, and preferences during my time with them?) by buying things myself.
Oh well, I better get shopping!
Share your experiences with Stitch Fix in the comments! I’d love to compare notes.