I remember having a streak with Stitch Fix not-so-long-ago where I just wasn’t thrilled with the clothes that came my way. Those days seem about a million years ago and my Fixes lately have been outstanding, which is especially impressive since I haven’t had a consistent stylist since Harvey was born 4 months ago. Jennifer was my maternity stylist while I was pregnant. Since then, I’ve been styled by Amanda and this month I was surprised to see yet another new stylist: Cristabelle. Even though it was her first time styling me, Cristabelle did an amazing job and I’m so excited to show you what came my way. There were lots of gorgeous colors and cozy layers intended to help get me through the cold winter months. I usually only allow myself to keep one item from my Fix each month and it’s always a fun kind of problem when I have to select my favorite item from five great pieces in my box. It was another tough decision this month and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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Narlana Zip Up Cotton Blend Hoodie
When I first saw the Narlana Zip Up Cotton Blend Hoodie from Joules ($68) that came in my Fix this month, I was instantly reminded of the gorgeous floral jumpsuit from the same designer that came in Dessa’s first box from Stitch Fix Kids. The soft, feminine colors of the hoodie absolutely reminded me of her jumpsuit and were just my style.
I styled the Narlana Zip Up Cotton Blend Hoodie with a basic pair of skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, and my white Allbirds Tree Skippers (find out what I think of my Allbirds in this blog post.) There wasn’t any doubt that the hoodie was soft and warm. It was just a little shorter than I would have liked and it created a slightly boxy silhouette on me. I liked the zip sweatshirt but didn’t love it enough to keep it.
Jasper Crewneck Pullover
The colors of the Narlana Zip Up Cotton Blend Hoodie caught my eye, but I was downright obsessed with the color scheme of the Jasper Crewneck Pullover from French Connection ($78) that came in my Fix this month. The stripes of mint, icy blue, lavender, ivory, and navy were absolutely gorgeous and just my style – and it was so soft!
I kept on the skinny jeans and wore the Jasper Crewneck Pullover with a pair of navy Tory Birch Minnie flats. (I get a lot of questions about these flats and no, they really aren’t that comfortable. One day I hope to sell them and get a pair of California Navy Tieks instead – find all of my answers to your Tieks questions in this blog post.)
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Anyways, back to the sweater. It was gorgeous, soft, comfortable, flattering and a perfect fit. I would have kept it in an instant, but there was a tag on the sweater that made me super nervous.
This was my 74th box from Stitch Fix and I’ve never seen a tag advising me to remove jewelry before trying a garment on. Nor have I seen care instructions asking for me to store an item flat. I had so many questions about proper care for the Jasper Crewneck Pullover. How flat does it need to be stored? Totally flat? Or was it ok to fold the sweater?
I absolutely loved the Jasper Crewneck Pullover, but the care instructions made me think it was just a little too fancy and special for my current lifestyle with an active toddler and a very spit-uppy baby. As much as it broke my heart, this item was going back to Stitch Fix. The sweater was very similar (although much softer) than the Abrielle Color Block Sweater from Market & Spruce I received in a Fix way back in 2016, which made me feel a little better.
If you love the Jasper Crewneck Pullover as much as I did and think it will be a better fit for your lifestyle, I have good news! I found the same sweater for a great price at Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th.
Autumn Tunic Pullover
One would think after trying on such a gorgeous icy blue sweater that the rest of my Stitch Fix try-on would be downhill from here, but that was definitely not the case! My stylist Cristabelle sent a gorgeous brown Autumn Tunic Pullover from Madewell ($88) in my Fix this month.
I love neutral colors and this sweater was absolutely perfect. It was a great light shade of brown and a perfect fit. I wore it with a delicate gold disc necklace, a gold wrap bracelet, camel suede booties, and pair of black skinny jeans that also came in my fix (more on those in a minute). The whole outfit felt instantly chic and made me forget all about the diapers and spit up that were waiting for me after this try-on.
I was seriously tempted to keep the sweater. Madewell is a fantastic brand, the price was under $100 and it was just my style. I just hesitated to keep the sweater because I have so few reasons or opportunities to dress nicely these days. I spend 90% of my time at home with the kids and poor Harvey has such bad reflux that all of my tops are covered in spit-up by the end of the day. This was the kind of sweater that might be worn once before going untouched in my closet for a year. It just made sense to send the Autumn Tunic Pullover back to Stitch Fix, even though I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. Even better yet, you can get it for a great price at Nordstrom Rack. Sizes are limited but the sweater is also available at Madewell.com.
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Gia Glider Pull-On Skinny Jean
Alright, now I need to tell you about the black jeans that I wore with the Madewell sweater. If you frequently read my Stitch Fix reviews, you might have noticed that I often wear a pair of Liverpool pull-on jeans that came in one of my fixes a few years back. They are one of my all-time favorite pairs of jeans because they are a great mashup of comfort and style. The black Gia Glider Pull-On Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($88) offers all of the same comfort, but seriously raised the bar on style. The thing about these jeans is that they look just like regular jeans – complete with a button at the fly and belt loops. But don’t let that fly fool you. It’s totally fake. There is no zipper because these are pull-on jeans with a very discrete elastic waste. That’s right! Elastic! Pull-on jeans!
I absolutely loved how comfortably forgiving these jeans were and how nobody would be able to tell from looking at me that I was basically wearing the world’s greatest pair of mom jeans ever made.
My stylist Christabelle sent some truly fabulous pieces in my Fix this month, but nothing topped these jeans. I’ve been on the lookout for a great-fitting pair of black denim and the Gia Glider Pull-On Skinny Jeans hit the nail on the head. These were an absolute keeper. I’ve already worn them on a few occasions and I’m happy to report that they stay in place all day long without any sagging. They truly are the best jeans ever.
Layla Plaid Scarf
With four great items tried on, only one thing remained in my Stitch Fix box: a green Layla Plaid Scarf from The Accessory Collective ($28). I have a serious weakness for scarves and this one was fabulous. It was lightweight but provided a little bit of extra warmth and style without being too bulky.
I tried on the Layla Plaid Scarf with a classic white button-down shirt, skinny jeans and my black Point Rothy’s. It was such a simple, classic outfit and I love the pop of color and interest that the scarf brought to the ensemble.
I’m pretty much cold all the time now that it’s winter in Michigan, so I threw on a quilted black vest from the J Crew outlet for an extra layer of warmth. I absolutely LOVED this look and the black vest contrasted perfectly with the colors of the scarf and the crisp white blouse.
The Layla Plaid Scarf was gorgeous and reasonably priced, but I was determined to only keep one item from my Stitch Fix box this month. As much as I adored the scarf, I already own a solid green one in a very similar shade and I knew I would get more use out of the black Liverpool Gia Glider Pull-On Skinny Jeans. It just seemed more practical to send back the scarf and keep the jeans instead.
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What I Kept and Returned from this Month’s Stitch Fix Box
There were so many great items to keep in my Fix this month, it was really hard to choose just one item. Here’s a quick recap of what I decided to keep and return to Stitch Fix. I only kept one item this month because I have a small bank of Stitch Fix credit and I didn’t want to drain it all on a single Fix, so I decided to keep the black skinny jeans.
Narlana Zip Up Cotton Blend Hoodie from Joules ($68) – return
Jasper Crewneck Pullover from French Connection ($78) – return
Autumn Tunic Pullover from Madewell ($88) – return
Gia Glider Pull On Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($88) – KEEP
Layla Plaid Scarf from The Accessory Collective ($28) – return
Any time I get a fix this great, I can’t help but think about how awesome the Stitch Fix buy-all discount is. You see, any time a customer decides to purchase all five items from their fix, he or she automatically saves 25% on everything. The regular price of all the items in my Fix came to a total of $350, but had I kept everything I would have saved $87.50 and the new total would have been $262.50 thanks to the buy-all discount.
All in all, this was an incredible Fix and I can’t wait to see what comes in my next Stitch Fix shipment (and who will style my next box!) What would you have kept from this month’s Fix? I always love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
I liked all the pieces you got, but I agree on your reasons for not keeping them! I love madewell tops!
Maria Gavin says
I know, it was SUCH a great Fix! That top was a good one for sure :)
Barry Canada says
I just found your blog and think I will make it my home for Stitch Fix news, amongst other things.
That said, I am male and therefore curious if your husband also gets fixes? That would be even more helpful in my style search, to see what he is receiving.
Regardless, I have seen two of your posts so far, and they are both great!
Maria Gavin says
Hi Barry, YES! Rob also receives Fixes, although not as often as I do and he only occasionally blogs about them. You can read a few of his Stitch Fix reviews here: https://crazytogether.com/category/stitch-fix-men/
Great choice–the jeans look great! Actually, everything looked really good but I agree with your choice if you had to make some cuts. The colors look nice on you.
Beth Laughlin says
This stylist did a fantastic job for you!! I love the French Connection sweater, the jeans and that scarf!! :) The other pieces were nice, too!! :)
Maria Gavin says
That sweater was GORGEOUS and so hard to send back!
Maria Gavin says
Thanks so much Kristin. It was a very difficult decision to make this month!
I have never been a blog reader until today, thanks to your fabulous blog!
I received my first fix yesterday and was ecstatic until I opened the box and saw what was inside. In my style profile there were three colors I specified I absolutely did not want and one was beige. I even mentioned in my profile style notes that beige washed me out and I did not want any beige pieces. The very first thing I saw when I opened the box was a boring beige, long boxy ultra ugly Golden Girls-ish sweater. There was also a short sleeve top that I’m guessing was intended to go underneath the sweater and it was equally as ugly. On the positive side I loved the jeans in the fix so much I went to the Stitch Fix app and purchased them in another color. I also really liked a sweater from the fix because it was a beautiful color and unique style. The sweater did have a few visible snags on the front, but I liked the sweater so much I decided to keep it and fix them myself. I am reserving judgment until my next fix box arrives.
Maria Gavin says
I’m happy to hear that your first fix wasn’t a total bust, but that must have been so frustrating to get THREE items in colors that you specifically said you don’t like. I’m happy that you at least got a great pair of jeans and a sweater that you loved. Keep giving very clear feedback when you check out and hopefully your fixes will improve soon. And just an FYI – if you ever receive another snagged or damaged item, you can contact customer service and they’ll exchange it for free :)