Summer is coming, hooray! I am one of those people who is usually freezing all the time, so when the weather turns warm I’m in a much better mood. Even when it’s 90+ degrees out I’m happy because it reminds me of being in my favorite place (Disney World, of course!). And summer means I can wear lots of dresses and skirts, which is my preferred look. I don’t enjoy wearing pants if I can help it. So of course for this beginning of summer fix I requested mostly dresses and skirts.
And my wonderful Stitch Fix stylist Julie picked out some beautiful pieces for me! I got two dresses, two skirts, and a top. If you’re not familiar, Stitch Fix is a subscription box service that has you fill out a style profile survey, and then they send you 5 clothing items to try on – you decide what to keep and what to send back!
41 Hawthorn Lilou Ruffle Neck Blouse – $54
This was kind of a cute shirt, but I found that it didn’t do a lot for me. I’m not super into the more flowy shirts that seem to be fashionable lately. The scalloped sort of edges around the neckline were kind of fun, but it just didn’t feel very me. Plus, for $54 I didn’t find it to be anywhere near worth the money for this one. Returned.
Renee C Cally Pencil Skirt – $48
I can see why the above top was included, because it matched this pencil skirt really well. I own 2 other pencil skirts, and I’ve decided the style just isn’t for me. I just find that it tends to bunch up easily (see above photo), I’m constantly pulling them down, and they make me a little self-conscious of having some tummy. The pattern was cute though. Returned.
Gilli Morgen Printed Skirt – $54
Stitch Fix is cool because they send me items that match my style really well and that I would normally gravitate towards in a store, but it also pushes me out of my comfort zone. This skirt is definitely the type of thing that I would be drawn to if I was out shopping. The pattern and colors are fun, I love the style, and the fabric is super soft and smooth. In fact, I’m wearing it right now. Kept.
Gilli Ryland Knit 2fer Maxi Dress – $78
Remember how I talked about Stitch Fix pushing me out of my comfort zone? I had always been against maxi dresses, but last year Julie sent me one that I totally fell in love with. And I got another one this fix that’s also a total winner. I love the fun pattern on the skirt and the solid top part. It’s beautiful and I already wore it on vacation when we visited some of the Williamsburg area wineries. It was the perfect outfit for a day out at the winery.
41 Hawthorn Evander Dress – $68
I really wanted to like this dress. And I did out of the box, and on the hanger. But I think I’ve discovered that I’m also just not a fan of dresses with an elastic waistband and how they look on me. I don’t know if I just have a weirdly shaped torso or what, but the elastic never seems to hit the right spot. I always feel like I end up with a lot of baggy fabric on the top. I can get it to look okay for one picture, but it’s not a comfortable or flattering look to actually wear around all day. So despite liking everything else about it, I had to send this one back too.
I really love the two items I kept from this fix! Julie was awesome as always. I scheduled an earlier fix than usual for the beginning of July instead of the end of the month so I can hopefully get some more cute dresses!
If you’re interested in signing up for your own Fix, I would love it if you’d use my referral link – it would give me a $25 credit to use on a future fix, and doesn’t cost you anything. I used a friend’s link when I signed up for mine so I could help her out, so I know it’s much appreciated!
Check out my other Stitch Fix reviews here:
- March 2017 stitch fix
- January 2017 stitch fix
- December 2016 stitch fix
- October 2016 stitch fix
- May 2016 stitch fix
- April 2016 stitch fix
- February 2016 stitch fix
- December 2015 stitch fix
- October 2015 stitch fix
- August 2015 stitch fix
- July 2015 stitch fix
- May 2015 stitch fix
- March 2015 stitch fix
- January 2015 stitch fix
- November 2014 stitch fix
- September 2014 stitch fix
What was your favorite thing in my Stitch Fix box this time around?