Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stitch Fix - fix #9 - October 2015 fix

After a very disappointing last fix, I sent an email to Stitch Fix's customer service to see if there was something I could do to get things that were more my style.  I asked about what I should be doing on my pinterest board or if I should be requesting specific pieces in my styling note.  I received a lovely email back from Katherine, a veteran stylist who offered to put together a new fix for me and wave the styling fee.  Now if that's not awesome customer service, I don't know what is!

For my styling note this time around I did request specific pieces.  I had never done that before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I think my stylist did a pretty great job.  Here's what I requested:

June Polka Dot Skirt
Vicente Pleated Henley Blouse

Emilia Plaid Pencil Skirt
Maggie Cut-Out Scoop Neck Tank

"Hi Melanie!  Katherine is away at the moment but I'm so excited to be styling you in the meantime!  I made sure to include pieces similar to the ones you requested for fall in Ridgefield Park.  While we didn't have the June available, I think you'll love the textured floral and dot printed Judy Pencil Skirt.  Pair it with the Hamlet blouse (it has the cutout detail you love) for an outfit similar to the Vicente & June.  I thought you'd love the plaid print of the Jordanne Skirt - wear it with the scalloped Soldano Blouse as your favorite blazer for a trendy look.  The color block striped Marlon Dress is perfect for day to date night - just add a classic red lip for a glam date night look.  I hope you have a fantastic time trying these pieces on - can't wait to hear your thoughts! Enjoy, Emily"

Papermoon - Hamlet Lace Detail Blouse - $38 size MGilli - Judy Textured Pencil Skirt - $58 size M
I really like the Papermoon blouse.  The color is bright and vibrant and the back has this lace detailing that makes it interesting.  I can see wearing this with a pencil skirt for work or jeans on a dress down Friday.  Keeping!

I wanted to like the Gilli skirt.  It's a lovely textured pattern that reminded me of the Yellow stitch fix dress I received in my 2nd fix.  The fit was ok.  It has an elastic waistband and not much structure so I could see the skirt falling down throughout the day.  If the material were a little thicker and stiffer it probably would have been a keeper.  Returning

Papermoon - Soldano Scallop Trim Blouse - $44 size M

I was really excited for the color of this blouse when I pulled it out of the box and I like the scallop trim along the neckline, but it's too tight in the bust and has a seam that is supposed to run under the bust but doesn't work that way for me.  Returning

41Hawthorn - Jordanne A-line Plaid Skirt - $68 size M

I was a big fan of how soft this skirt is and the colors are perfect for fall.  I just worry that it's a little short for work so I probably wouldn't reach for it often because I wouldn't be 100% comfortable in it. Now I realize that's probably not the case and it is, in fact, an appropriate length, but when you get it in your head that it's too's a done deal.  I paired it with the scallop trim blouse and love the look! but Returning

Le Lis - Marlon Dress - $74 size M

This dress was something that I pinned so I was shocked to see it in my box.  I've never received anything from my pinterest board.  This dress fits like a glove!  It's an appropriate length and the pattern is definitely flattering.  It's also made in the USA which was a huge bonus for me.  I look forward to pairing it with fun colored heels and a bright necklace.  Keeping!

Though I did not receive the exact pieces I requested in my styling note, I think the stylist did an excellent job coming up with similar styles.

Merchandise Total: $282.00
Buy All Discounted Total: $191.50 

My total: $92 -- $74(dress) + $38(hamlet blouse) - $20(styling fee discount)

 If you'd like to try out Stitch Fix -- You can use my referral.  It would certainly be appreciated :)

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