My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback

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My Stylist’s Advice

I racked up some referral credit lately and decided to schedule a new Stitch Fix for my upcoming trip to LA for the Design Bloggers Conference!

The loot wasn’t exactly what I expected, but then again, my stylist gave me some good feedback on how to be more successful with my Fixes.

Take a look at what I got, and kept!

Quick disclaimer: I know my photo quality sucks. The camera on my iPhone isn’t the best, and for some reason it seems to be getting worse. Just bear with me.

Item 1:

Mollee Knit Dress, $88

Mollee Knit Dress, $88, Stitch Fix | My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

Mollee Knit Dress, $88, Stitch Fix | My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

This dress fit nicely and was a gorgeous wine color, but I have a dress almost exactly like it, which I wore this weekend for our anniversary dinner at Barolo Grill (photo below), along with my new Franco Sarto shoes! It’s a Calvin Klein dress from Ross and cost around $40:

Calvin Klein Dress from Ross

(You can’t quite tell, but it’s the same color, material, and fit around the waist. This one has a more flattering neckline, too, in my opinion.)

Verdict: Sent it back

 

Item 2:

Bilson Pleat Detail Blouse, $68

Bilson Pleat Detail Blouse, $68, My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

me-in-the-bilson-pleat-detail-blouse-stitch-fix

See, my stylist really knows me. The Mollee dress? I basically already have it. And this blouse? I have like 4 of these hanging in my closet right now. I really liked the material, the built-in cami, and the overall look, but it was $68 and I knew I could find something like this for half the price.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

Item 3:

Leeah Lace Knit Dress, $68

Leeah Lace Knit Dress, $68, My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

Detail of Leeah Lace Knit Dress, $68, My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

(Detailing up close)

me-in-the-leeah-lace-knit-dress-stitch-fix

This dress felt silky, stretchy, bouncy, and overall very comfortable. But I couldn’t shake the matronly feeling… even though it would make a perfect audition dress.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

Item 4:

Cally Pencil Skirt, $48

Cally Pencil Skirt, $48 | My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

me-in-the-cally-pencil-skirt-stitch-fix

I really love this skirt. It fits like a glove. And paired with this navy blue scalloped blouse from my very first Stitch Fix, it made a great statement. But I wasn’t in love with the pattern. I think I wanted it to be just navy or black or another solid color. The pattern didn’t feel like me, and I only wanted to keep items I fell in love with. So I told my stylist that, and I will hold out for exactly what I want.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

Item 5:

Lula Jersey Dress, $88

Lula Jersey Dress, $88 | My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

Lula Jersey Dress, $88 | My 8th Stitch Fix: A Lesson in Feedback | THE REAL LIFE blog | fitness, food, fashion, and fun in Colorado

I really loved this dress, although it wasn’t what I was hoping to get for my upcoming trip to LA. The sweetheart neckline, the sleeves, the fit around the waist, and the flowy skirt all hit the nail on the head. It’s feminine, classy, and versatile. In the end, this is what I used my referral credit to keep, and it too will make an outstanding audition dress.

Verdict: Kept it!

 

A Note from my Stylist:

stylist-note

Leah is wonderful, but she must be feeling like she’s not making me very happy lately. The truth is that this Fix was really my 9th; I didn’t have time to showcase my 8th Fix because my parents were in town and I was in the throws of a busy performance weekend. Also, nothing worked and I sent it all back.

I never thought about the timeframe before. Leah said to perhaps schedule things out with a little more leeway, so she can really find what I need and want. I’d been picking the next available ship date every time, which in many cases was only a week for her to pick out pieces from an ever-changing inventory, assemble the package, and then ship it to me ASAP.

I also wrote her really good feedback in return this time. I told her everything I loved about each piece, and why I sent back 4 out of the 5 items. I’ll upload photos of myself in the items to the next Stitch Fix Pinterest board I create so she can see what worked and what didn’t.

I don’t want to switch to a new stylist! I really like Leah and want to continue working with her. In the meantime, I’ll sport my new dress at the conference and perhaps squeeze in a quick shopping trip this week for something else fun.

What do you think of my Fix?

 

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