my January 2017 Stitch Fix Box

Stitchfix is a service that sends you clothing items based on your preferences and social media. These are the items I ended up keeping and sending back! | via The Spirited Violet

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Stitch Fix is a really awesome program where a stylist sends you clothing based on your size, style, and any additional social media that you include (I always use my pinboard here).  I usually order a box a year because I’ve all of the items that I have bought have become serious closet staples that I have absolutely worn out and because it helps me try out different styles.  This is a review of my January 2017 Stitch Fix box!

This is a review of my Stitchfix box that I received in January 2017. | via The Spirited VioletThis is a review of my Stitchfix box that I received in January 2017. | via The Spirited Violet

First of all, I’ll state the obvious that there is nothing more fun than getting a box of clothing and being completely surprised by what you’ll get.  I loved what Megan sent me and could tell she really looked over my preferences!  In addition to picking the five different items for you, they also send you a style guide for each item to give you suggestions on how to wear them.

WHAT I DIDN’T BUY

I really liked the style all of the items sent, but I’m both a fit + price shopper.  Stitch Fix boxes are a real splurge for me because I tend to be a second hand clothing kind of person, but I’m going for more of a capsule wardrobe soon and I’m trying to buy some nicer pieces.

  1. Dahn Zipper Detail Knit Top by Olive & Oak
    I thought this striped charcoal shirt was so cute!  I’m showing the back in this picture that shows the cute zipper detail.  This shirt is more of a tunic length, but I couldn’t justify the price tag when I realized how many other striped shirts I had.  It was also extremely thin (which is both positive and negative) so I felt very self-conscious about wearing it even though it would have been perfect for Georgia summer layers.
  2. Sylvester Split Neck Blouse by Brixon Ivy
    I liked the style of this shirt, but the fabric didn’t have any give and it didn’t fit in my shoulders or bust at all.  However, the color was too neony of a hue for me so I likely would have sent it back even had it fit.
  3. Harriett Woven Hem Knit Top by Loveappella
    I loved the little peekaboo flowers at the bottom of this shirt, but again, the fit was really weird on my shoulders and bust.  I loved the colors and style though!

The cute floral and zipper details in the items below are making me want to spruce up some of my own clothing that I have with the sewing machine 🙂 .

These are the three items that I did not keep from my Stitch Fix box that I received in January 2017. | via The Spirited Violet

THE ITEMS I BOUGHT

The two items that I did end up buying are dress/tunic and cardigan.

  1. Bri Knit Cardigan by Market & Spruce
    I loved the light weight of the cardigan because I know I could easily wear it up until it hits summer in Georgia- it is so light weight and comfortable!!  The price of the cardigan wasn’t that different from something I would find at Old Navy either so I was a big fan of that.
  2. Theia Faux Wrap Knit Dress by Collective Concepts
    The dress is mid-thigh on me and I’m 5’3 so I opted to wear it as a tunic or with leggings permanently.  Normally, I wouldn’t do this, but I loved the cut, pattern, color, and vibe of it so much that I kept coming back to it.  I totally cringed at the dress’s price tag, but it isn’t a jersey material which helped me justify it.  I’ve actually worn it out everywhere I’ve been since I bought it so I know I’ll be getting my money’s worth out of these items!  Additionally, the dress I bought from Stitch Fix a few years ago is one that I still wear at least once a month to church and I’ve always gotten a lot of compliments on it.

This is the adorable Bri Knit Cardigan and Theia Faux Wrap Knit Dress that I received in my Stitch Fix box in January! Absolutely love them and I've worn them out everyday since I received my box. | via The Spirited VioletThis is the adorable Bri Knit Cardigan and Theia Faux Wrap Knit Dress that I received in my Stitch Fix box in January! Absolutely love them and I've worn them out everyday since I received my box. | via The Spirited Violet

It feels pretty luxurious to get a Stitch Fix box and I eagerly check out mail everyday when I’m waiting on one!  My friend Joy Lynn was sweet enough to take these photos of me in her adorable home.  You can see the cute little wiggly bum of her puppy in the bottom left of both of these photos 🙂 .

What are your favorite subscription box services?  I’d love to hear! 🙂

  • Cute!!! I love that dress/tunic on you! And a good cardigan is always gold 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂 I’ve been absolutely loving it and I’ve gotten so many compliments. I love how Stitch Fix makes me wear new things I normally wouldn’t pick! 🙂

  • Cute!!! I love that dress/tunic on you! And a good cardigan is always gold 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂 I’ve been absolutely loving it and I’ve gotten so many compliments. I love how Stitch Fix makes me wear new things I normally wouldn’t pick! 🙂

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    That dress is super cute on you! I love your picks!

    • I absolutely love it!! I wish it wasn’t so short, but then again, I’m really enjoying just wearing it with leggings. Have you ever done Stitch Fix? I think you’d love it! I’m trying to pair down on my closet like you have. I’m excited to get some tips from you 🙂

      • Paige Cassandra Flamm

        I tried it at either the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. There’s a post on my blog if you google the happy Flammily stitch fix it should pop up. THey sent me exactly what I’d asked for (stripes and plaid), but there were just a few things about the pieces that I didn’t love, so I sent mostly everything back. I did keep one sweater that I’m embarassed to say I spent $60 on, but I still wear it, so I guess it was a wise purchase 😉

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    That dress is super cute on you! I love your picks!

    • I absolutely love it!! I wish it wasn’t so short, but then again, I’m really enjoying just wearing it with leggings. Have you ever done Stitch Fix? I think you’d love it! I’m trying to pair down on my closet like you have. I’m excited to get some tips from you 🙂

      • Paige Cassandra Flamm

        I tried it at either the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. There’s a post on my blog if you google the happy Flammily stitch fix it should pop up. THey sent me exactly what I’d asked for (stripes and plaid), but there were just a few things about the pieces that I didn’t love, so I sent mostly everything back. I did keep one sweater that I’m embarassed to say I spent $60 on, but I still wear it, so I guess it was a wise purchase 😉

  • I love a good cardigan. It is one of my staple items for sure. The dress/tunic is adorable. I love the cut and style. I have the same issues with clothes fitting my bust and shoulder. I have to check out this Stitch Fix box.

    • It is so tricky to get things to fit right, huh!? As a teacher, I love cardigans BIG time. I’ve never been big on jackets or blazers, but cardigans totally get me 🙂 . I’d love to see what you get if you order a box!!

  • I love a good cardigan. It is one of my staple items for sure. The dress/tunic is adorable. I love the cut and style. I have the same issues with clothes fitting my bust and shoulder. I have to check out this Stitch Fix box.

    • It is so tricky to get things to fit right, huh!? As a teacher, I love cardigans BIG time. I’ve never been big on jackets or blazers, but cardigans totally get me 🙂 . I’d love to see what you get if you order a box!!

  • Yeah, you’re right—that dress is amazing! I’ve always found that the items I splurge on clothing-wise do tend to be the ones I wear the most and that look the best, so in the end, they do seem to be the most worth it (although I totally cringe initially upon purchase!). One day, I would love to try Stitch Fix, but it’s not in the cards at the moment on our very limited income 🙂

    • I’ve never thought of it this way, but you’re right! The items I splurge on do fit better and I totally end up wearing them so much that I get more than my money’s worth. I like Stitch Fix a lot because it makes me try different things. I also feel like it is kind of hard to find cute clothes for people our age.

  • Yeah, you’re right—that dress is amazing! I’ve always found that the items I splurge on clothing-wise do tend to be the ones I wear the most and that look the best, so in the end, they do seem to be the most worth it (although I totally cringe initially upon purchase!). One day, I would love to try Stitch Fix, but it’s not in the cards at the moment on our very limited income 🙂

    • I’ve never thought of it this way, but you’re right! The items I splurge on do fit better and I totally end up wearing them so much that I get more than my money’s worth. I like Stitch Fix a lot because it makes me try different things. I also feel like it is kind of hard to find cute clothes for people our age.

  • You look super cute in that outfit!

  • You look super cute in that outfit!