Happy New Year and welcome back for our first Stitch Fix review of 2019. Rob and I wanted to do something extra special for this review so we both received a Stitch Fix box in the mail to share with you. That's right, this is a His and Her Stitch Fix Review and it was so, so good! Each box could have easily been a 5/5 for both of us. But, we've got some lofty financial goals for 2019 and self-control is the name of the game, so we only kept a few of the items our stylists sent. We had a blast shooting the photos and working on this post – even Dessa decided to join in the fun.
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The funny thing about our joint His and Her Stitch Fix shipments was how well the clothes in our boxes coordinated with each other. We didn't request that our fixes be styled together and this wasn't anything that we had planned. It truly was a happy coincidence that our boxes arrived at the same time. Rob and I don't really communicate about when our Stitch Fix shipments will arrive. I usually have my monthly fixes photographed to share on the blog, while Rob is more of a quiet customer. His fix comes, he tries it on, shows me the clothes he really loves and returns the unwanted items without a big hullabaloo. But this time around, our fixes arrived back to back, I already had a photographer booked to shoot photos for my Stitch Fix review, and Rob's fix was too good not to share so we decided to run with it.
A Little About Stitch Fix …
By now, most people have heard about Stitch Fix and know a little about how the program works. Many people are surprised to hear that Stitch Fix offers personal styling service for men and women. Rob and I have both been receiving regular fixes for a few years (I receive a monthly fix, Rob gets his every quarter.)
One thing we love about Stitch Fix is the flexible scheduling. Stitch Fix is not a subscription box – you can receive scheduled fixes on a rotating basis or arrange for just one box when you need a wardrobe upgrade. I've tried many different online styling services, but Stitch Fix offers the most flexible scheduling and I always have control over the exact day my box will arrive. Shipping and returns are always free.
Wondering about the cost? Stitch Fix works with over 1,000 different brands to deliver the perfect pieces for your style and budget. You can suggest price guidelines when you complete your style profile. I'm pretty middle-of-the-road with my clothing budget, but I've ordered a specific budget-friendly fix and a luxe fix that featured premium brands – and they were both really great. Stitch Fix customers are charged a $20 styling fee whenever a fix is sent their way, but the styling fee is automatically discounted from any clothes you decide to keep from your fix.
Stitch Fix offers personal styling for just about everyone: men, women (including plus, petite and maternity sizing) and even children can get in on the fun with Stitch Fix Kids.
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Now that you're all caught up, I really can't contain my excitement for our His and Her Stitch Fix review, so let's get right to it!
Date Night Look
The first look that we styled with our Stitch Fix clothes was perfect for date night. I received a very versatile black top (which I'll tell you all about in a minute) and Rob actually wore three items from his own Stitch Fix box to create this look.
Maria's Look for Date Night
Let's start with my look. My stylist Jenn included a black Tulla Mixed Material Knit Top from 41 Hawthorn ($54) in my fix this month. The top reminded me a lot of the Vince Camuto mixed media tunic that arrived in my Trunk Club shipment earlier this year. Both tops featured 3/4 length sleeves and a similar silhouette. It was really hard for me to send back the Vince Camuto top and I was excited to see such a similar item in my Stitch Fix box this month. Much like the Vince Camuto tunic, I loved that the cut of this knit top wasn't clingy and was very flattering to wear.
Since this was a date night look, I set aside the leggings I've been wearing non-stop around the house and paired the top with a classic pair of dark skinny jeans (similar), the cuff bracelet (similar here) I wore at our wedding, and a sparkly, inexpensive statement necklace from Old Navy (similar). I was also so excited to have an excuse to wear my black pointy toe Rothy's. I bought these adorable shoes a few months ago and stay at home mom life hasn't provided me with many opportunities to wear them (you can find out why I love my Rothy's in this blog post.)
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I cannot say enough good things about this top. The mixed media detail was subtle but added a fun touch to the back. That's the thing I love about so many clothes from Stitch Fix: the unexpected details.
Even though this was a date night look, it's hard to turn off being a mom. I appreciated the comfort and stretch of the Tulla Mixed Material Knit Top while I played with Dessa during our little photo shoot. The top was a keeper for sure!
And just in case you're wondering, Dessa's winter capsule wardrobe is still going strong! I dressed her in neutrals this day, but the rubber boots were all her! She loves stomping around the house in her big kid boots.
Rob's Look for Date Night
As Maria mentioned, I wore three of my five items from my fix to create my Date Night look. First up was the Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt from Hawker Rye ($58). I've said it before and I'll say it again, these are just great button-downs. They fit, they look good, and they're just a great item to have in any guy's wardrobe.
This particular shirt was checked with red and blue stripes, a classic look. As always, I was very tempted to keep the Hawker Rye shirt, but I decided not to for two reasons. First, it's winter here in Michigan and, more often than not, I find myself reaching for warmer fabrics, like flannel, during the cold months. Second, we had a budget and I preferred three other items in my fix to this shirt.
I paired the Hawker Rye shirt with the Straight Fit 5 Pocket Pant from Bixby Nomad ($68). I liked these pants a lot. They looked great, are in a color I don't really have, and fit nicely. I completed the outfit by putting on my Tom's Chukka Boots that I received in my 11th fix (similar here). Since Stitch Fix introduced me to Toms, they have become my go-to everyday shoe. I cannot recommend them enough.
While I loved the pants, I had one major problem with them: the material was a very light, summery material. Because our Michigan winters are quite cold, I would not have worn these pants until at least May. I couldn't justify buying pants that I would not be able to wear for many months. So, they went back to Stitch Fix.
To complete my Date Night look, I threw the 95/5 Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip Mockneck Sweater from Hawker Rye ($58) on over the Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt. This sweater is also made by Hawker Rye, so it looked great with their long-sleeve shirt.
I liked this sweater a lot. It was simple and clean but had some interesting piping detail at the seam on the shoulder (though it's hard to see in any of the photos we took). I don't have many sweaters that fit me well, so I opted to keep this one.
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Around the Town Look
Both of our stylists sent casual items for easy day-to-day style this winter. Since Rob had already tried on three of the five items in his fix, I had some catching up do to. Also, how priceless is Dessa in this photo?
Maria's Look for Around the Town
My stylist included a few great olive-colored items in my January Stitch Fix box – like the Amare Plaid Oblong Scarf from Girly ($34). I always love a good blanket scarf and this one was fantastic. It had fullness and warmth without being too bulky. Sometimes scarves in this style feel like I actually wrapped an entire thick blanket around my neck, but this one was incredibly lightweight. I also loved the plaid design.
I wanted to keep the look light and airy so I paired the scarf with a super-soft light gray puff sleeve sweater I bought from Ruby Claire boutique last year. (This particular color top isn't in stock, but I think this striped top is the same style and it is so cute!) I also wore a chunky Loren Hope cuff bracelet (similar here) and my glossy black hunter boots (which have been getting plenty of use this season.)
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My stylist knows how much I love Liverpool jeans so she included an olive green pair of Liverpool Cameryn Skinny Pants ($88) in my fix this month too. The pants were a great fit as usual and looked so nice with the blanket scarf.
Rob's Look for Around the Town
Flannel shirts definitely have a more casual feel to them and the Jax Brushed Flannel Shirt from California Shirt Co. ($50) was no exception. I wasn't so sure about the gray in the pattern at first, but I grew to love it once I tried it on.
I tried it on with my favorite pair of jeans (the Zach Straight Leg Jeans from my 2nd fix) and the pair of Ash Aviator Lace-Up Brogues from Toms that I received in my 18th fix. This outfit is pretty much my casual uniform: comfortable button-down, comfortable jeans, and comfortable shoes. I loved the shirt; it fit nicely and was quite warm for a cold winter. So, I decided to keep it.
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Maria's Second Look for Around Town
I was still playing catch up after Rob's big try-on for the first outfit, so I changed into the super-cozy Sharon Thumb Hole Cotton Sweater from Market & Spruce ($78) that also came in my January Stitch Fix box.
The sweater had a gorgeous texture and the soft, heavy knit was perfect for a cold winter day.
I loved the interesting details of the cuffs and the thumb cutouts were a great touch as well.
I often feel like I am perpetually on the run, so wore the sweater with skinny jeans (similar) and my black Rothy's sneakers to complete the look. I ultimately decided to return the sweater because the sleeves were about an inch too short for my long arms, but it's a shame because it really was a beautiful sweater.
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Winter Outdoor Outing Look
At this point, Rob and I each had one item left to try on – new coats! Seriously, how funny is it that we each received a dark coat in our Stitch Fix boxes this month?
Maria's Look for an Outdoor Outing
I have such a big weakness for outerwear and Stitch Fix always seems to deliver the cutest coats and jackets, I was dying to try on the Torrance Dual Layer Puffer Coat from Liverpool ($128), even though I didn't really need a new coat. I've gotten plenty of use out of the Andrew Marc Savana Quilted Coat from that came in my 28th fix, but I've been wearing that coat for over three years and I'm always happy to add a new fabulous piece of outerwear to my closet.
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The Torrance Dual Layer Puffer Coat was incredibly warm without being too bulky and I thought the quilting was really special and unique.
I ultimately decided to send back the Torrance Dual Layer Puffer Coat for two reasons (ok three reasons – the first of which was that I didn't actually need a new coat). This particular coat was also a little awkward to zip. It had something to do with the fact that the coat had two layers to zip (an inner layer and an outer layer) that made it just a little too time-consuming for such a basic function. I've also been wanting a neutral, light-colored puffer coat that would look nice with the blush colored coat I bought for Dessa this winter. I'm not-so-secretly holding out for the perfect coat to coordinate with her.
Rob's Look for an Outdoor Outing
Maria may not have needed a new winter coat, but I certainly did. I only had two: my formal overcoat and a hunter's orange jacket for deer season. So I was really glad when I opened my fix to find the Truce Quilted Reversible Bomber from 7 Diamonds ($125) inside.
I will admit that I was a little skittish of the quilted jacket look. It borders on the puffy coat look, which I've never been a fan of. But, once I tried this jacket on, I really liked it. It's simple and works for almost all of my casual coat needs, like running to do errands or casual days at the office.
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Plus, there's one more fun thing about this coat: it's reversible! I didn't get any pictures with it reversed, but it was pretty nice to have a red coat during the Christmas season. I'll probably usually keep the red on the inside, though, as it doesn't have as many pockets as the navy side. This one was a keeper.
What We Kept and Returned from our His and Her Stitch Fix boxes
I know it can be hard to keep track of the 10 items we tried on so here's a quick recap of what we decided to keep and send back from our His and Her Stitch Fix boxes this month. I have to admit that I'm pretty proud of the fact that I only kept one item from this month's fix when my stylist sent so many great items my way. It's a rare day when Rob buys more clothes than me (from Stitch Fix or anywhere else) and he really needed a wardrobe upgrade this month.
What Maria Kept and Returned
Tulla Mixed Material Knit Top from 41 Hawthorn ($54) – KEEP
Amare Plaid Oblong Scarf from Girly ($34) – return
Cameryn Skinny Pants from Liverpool ($88) – return
Sharon Thumb Hole Cotton Sweater from Market & Spruce ($78) – return
Torrance Dual Layer Puffer Coat from Liverpool ($128) – return
What Rob Kept and Returned
Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt from Hawker Rye ($58) – return
95/5 Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip Mockneck Sweater from Hawker Rye ($58) – KEEP
Straight Fit 5 Pocket Pant from Bixby Nomad ($68) – return
Jax Brushed Flannel Shirt from California Shirt Co. ($50) – KEEP
Truce Quilted Reversible Bomber from 7 Diamonds ($125) – KEEP
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Special thanks to Erika Christine Photography for the gorgeous photos in today's post.