I love my job. I’ve had my share of miserable work experiences, and being able to honestly say I love what I do is a true blessing I don’t take for granted. I love being able to select clothes for women that helps to boost their confidence and make them feel good – getting positive feedback really makes my day!
However, I will admit that as a stylist for Stitch Fix, I never got around to getting my own box. As a 5’2” petite that wears a 000 at J.Crew, I figured it’d be hard to find anything that would fit me.
But I finally caved. I’m always in need of more jackets (they’re a year-round necessity in San Francisco!), and Stitch Fix had some cute styles I wanted to try. I often wear dresses, so I decided to try a couple of those, too.
My box arrived the day it said it would, and Mr. Wonderful was probably even more excited than I was. I was out with some girlfriends the night it arrived. “Your Fix is here!!!” he texted me along with a row of emoticons.
I ripped open the box the next morning. The style cards are pretty awesome.
Here’s the verdict on the items I selected for myself (excuse my poorly cuffed jeans):
Tart Lace Bomber Jacket – Well made and I loved the lace. It would look even better on someone with a longer torso, but there’s only so much a 5’2” frame can do.
BlankNYC Lettie Drape Jacket – I didn’t even put this on before Mr. Wonderful exclaimed, “What IS that?! I hope you’re not keeping that one!!!” That, I informed him, was supposed to be a drape jacket. But the fabric in front was overwhelming and the sleeves were way too long. It’s definitely a piece meant for taller people.
Tart Kaylie Chevron Blazer – I didn’t want to take this one off. The fabric was SO soft and comfortable, and I loved the subtle chevron design. I almost kept it, but after staring at myself in various mirrors (and getting the advice of a friend), it was too boxy for my style. I love the oversized, boyfriend look on some women, but it’s not one I can personally pull off.
Kensie Carver Dress – Once I pulled it out of the box, I knew it was going to be too big. It would probably look great on someone who was my height but had a much bigger bust (I don’t even fill out an A cup). A push-up bra wasn’t going to be enough to help me in this case. Oh, well.
Papermoon Shepherd Crochet Dress – I really wanted to like this dress. The crochet was nice and thick, and the sleeves hung just right. In certain angles it looked somewhat flattering. But in reality it felt a couple of sizes too big. I felt like I was wearing a sack.
In conclusion? I think Stitch Fix items are priced fairly. The pieces I received were of good quality (the Papermoon dress had a nicer fabric than a similar dress I saw at Ann Taylor), and I would have kept them if they fit better. In all fairness, I have a tough time shopping at most retailers because of my small frame, anyway. Can’t wait to try again!
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? What do you think of the service? Let me know!
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Kristen C says
I agree with your analysis of the various pieces. Do you ever get alterations on something you love, and how do you know when it’s worth that extra effort? I can see how that white dress is too big when you show it, and probably too much so for alterations to be worth it. But it reminded me that I find I often have to alter dresses, because maybe they fit the bust and not the waist or some other such challenge. I also hem about 95% of the pants I buy (which is why I hate shopping for pants with friends, because all they can say is, “They’re too long,” and I’m like, “I’m not blind. That’s irrelevant – how’s the butt?” lol). Anyway, can’t wait to see you in your new jacket!
I love that green jacket and blazer!
Daisy @ Simplicity Relished says
That blazer is such a great piece! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on each item, too.
Frenchies Under The Sun says
Nice jacket and blazer
Hi Jen! It’s awesome that you work at Stitch Fix! I actually first heard of the service through my boss, whose wardrobe has greatly improved because she uses it. :o).
Maggie Williamson says
Please Keep up your subscription- You are getting quality clothing and it’s so great to see reviews on it. I am asking for better quality and like to see things to pin to my board. You are a petite- I’m 5’10” . It’s a challenge either way.
The chevron blazer looked like a win in my book. It is so cute! I think I look terrible in blazers. My waist is too tiny. :/