First off, I have to tell you that I don’t usually request every single item for my Stitch Fix. Not only does it just set me up for disappointment, but it prevents my stylist from…well…styling! Every once in a while, though, there are just TOO many good pieces out there and I can’t stop myself!
This happened, recently, after coming across fellow Stitch Fix un-boxer, Kimberly, on YouTube. Kimberly has amazing Fixes…like…UHHH-MAAAZZZING. I kept pausing her videos to go Pin each item, I liked them all so much. And then–in the ultimate reveal–she talked about her job as a…(wait for it)…Stitch…Fix…STYLIST!!!! What??!! Mind 🧠 blown 🤯
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So that is how my note went from, not only requesting 5 specific items, but requesting 1 specific stylist–Kimberly. I figured it would help because she would know the pieces I was asking for! My 5 requests were:
- Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts
- Kensie Stretch Crepe Blazer
- Andrew Marc Performance–Inverness French Terry Jacket
- Pink Clover Aisha Knit Top
- Kensie Natia Eyelet Detail Cotton Top
Of course, the major fun of Stitch Fix is its element of surprise, so I clicked “Enter” and then had nothing more to do but wait until Fix delivery day! Don’t you just love Fix day? It’s always such a treat to see the little brown & blue box waiting at your door after a long day at work.
Enough small talk…on to the goods!
LooC #1–Truly Poppy
Kimberly’s cheerful note said she was only able to send 1 of my specific requests. So I knew the rest of the Fix was going to be a wild card. Exhibit A–the Truly Poppy Arachna Lace Detail Blouse.
Funny enough, I actually received this Truly Poppy in a previous Fix. I don’t think Kimberly can see my Stitch Fix history (Stichistory?? 😉 ), so she had no way of knowing this top had already made its way to me once.
Why did I send the Truly Poppy back before? Memory was fuzzy on that, so, to be fair, I tried it on again….and then I TOTALLY remembered why I didn’t keep it. The fit is great and it does not have gigantic armholes (which is usually a deal breaker for me and sleeveless tops). However, the intricate lace disappears on the black fabric. Annnddd….it’s itchy. Definite deal breaker.
Verdict: Return (again 🤪).
LooC #2–Just USA and Market & Spruce
The Just USA Starling denim jacket was Kimberly’s answer to my request for the Andrew Marc Jacket (a denim lookalike). This Just USA jacket is true denim, though. It is stiff and lacks stretch (plus I already have a denim jacket in my wardrobe). For those reasons, it was an easy decision.
Verdict: Return (but I totally want to ask for the Andrew Marc again)
The Market & Spruce Hans Crochet Front top is a cute t-shirt style. The front crochet overlay says “I’m classic and business appropriate”, while the the plain stretch cotton back with zipper detail sys “Let’s keep it cas and trendy.” Nothing to hate about this top…but nothing to “Wow” me, either.
LooC #3–Market & Spruce and Lilly Pulitzer
This is it, my friend…my top request! The Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup shorts!!! Are these not the CUTEST??!! Textured navy blue with a sweet scallop hem detail. Yes! And they fit. Yes YES! I was basically cutting the tags off these as I pulled them out of the box 😉.
Verdict: KEEP (You MUST request these for your next Stitch Fix)
Kimberly recommended pairing the polished Lilly Pulitzer shorts with the Market & Spruce Nopalita Ruffle Overlay Adjustable Knit top (a.k.a ruffle-palooza! 💃). I am sure this was Kimberly’s sub for the Kensie Eyelet top I originally requested. However, the Kensie top is pretty understated compared to this ruffle fiesta. I loved the crisp white color, the stretchy material, and the flamenco vibes of this top. However, the flouncy ruffles were too overwhelming and the bodice was too tight…like, leotard-tight (which I’m not comfortable rocking after two babies 🤰🏼).
Fix #48 in the books…Fix #49 in the works!
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Kimberly’s picks. Remember to Pin any images you like and add them to your own Stitch Fix Pinterest boards. Creating a Stitch Fix pinterest board lets your stylist to really get to know your likes and dislikes, which helps increase your chance of getting a 5/5 Fix! Besides that, there is just a ton of inspiration to be found on Pinterest, right?
See you for the next Fix, friends!
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Love the scallop shorts! Agree with ruffle top, as well. Too bad the black lace top was itchy / scratchy. It looked cute!