Stitch Fix Round 2: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly! Tell Me What to Keep!

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A few weeks ago, after a year of eyeing Stitch Fix, I finally tried it out. And because I need fashion advice, I asked you what pieces I should keep. And it was……fun? Really fun! I made Daniel take awkward photos of the outfits and reading everyone’s (sometimes conflicting) opinions was a blast. So…..Stitch Fix Round 2! This time around was a little more ho hum. There weren’t any pieces that screamed, “I am awesome, please keep me!” and there were even a couple of ones that screamed, “I absolutely do not belong in your wardrobe! What is happening here?!” So help me out. Are there any keepers in this fix? Give me your fashion wisdom in the comments. Let’s get to it!

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I give you Item #1: Black Maxi Skirt. I like this piece. It is so soft and feels heavenly and feminine when I wear it. I think I could dress it up for Mass with a blouse and dress it down for a day at the park with a cute t-shirt. THOUGHTS?

Daniel’s take: (When I tried the shirt tucked in look) “I don’t know. It makes it look like you have two sets of hips. I’d go with the shirt untucked.

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Item #2: Blue Knit Tank. What is happening here?! Why is it such a weird length? Why does the bottom edge curl up? Why is it such a scratchy, hot knitted blob of blah? The color isn’t bad but everything else is dreadful. I don’t care if you tell me to keep this one. I WON’T. Can it get worse than this?

Daniel’s Take: “I don’t understand why this shirt is happening.”

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Item #3: Ginormous Necklace. Maybe I’ve just been out of the loop with jewelry since I don’t wear much of it but this? The lime green hexagonals? This thing is huge! What would I wear it with? Not this shirt.

Daniel’s Take: “Just to be clear, you’re not keeping that one, right?

Haley: “Maybe it just looks weird on me.”

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Point taken.

Item4SF2second.jpgItem #4: White with Black Scallops.  It’s….fine. Maybe if it wasn’t so flowy, I could pair it with a pencil skirt or something. Thoughts? I think it’s just a little too big.

Daniel’s Take: “Is this supposed to be dressy or casual? It’s OK, I guess.

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Item #5: Blue, Flowy Top. This one is definitely my favorite of the three tops. It’s soft and breezy and perfect for summer in Florida. And I like the back, too. But, it’s also the priciest top of the bunch and I’m not sure it’s worth it.

Daniel: “Don’t they have stuff like that at Target?” Yup, I’m pretty sure they do.

In the last fix, there were two items that I LOVED. In this one, I think I could get good use out of two good basic items (#1 and #5), but I’m not head over heels. Should I keep one item? Two items? Send it all back and get another fix? Get thee to the comments and tell me what to do!

Don’t know how this Stitch Fix thing works? I gave a run down of the process in my post about my first fix. And nope, this post wasn’t sponsored by Stitch Fix or anything, it’s just a service I enjoy. But if you want to try it out and use my referral link, I’ll get some store credit for a new fix which means more awkward photos in your blog reading future! Thank you, kindly!

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  1. says

    Keep the skirt, it’s cute AND super functional. When i wear a maxi like that I think “these people think I’m dressed and I feel like I’m wearing pajamas!”

    If #5 is over $30, find one somewhere else. But it is cute on you!

  2. says

    I’m laughing so hard at Daniel’s takes, especially “I don’t understand why this shirt is happening”.

    I already loved your blog, but now I’m smitten with you for these StitchFix posts which is random because I think about fashion just as much as I would about how an assembly for boxing toothpicks looks like. Maybe that’s why I like these. They’re real, and today (since….they are mostly misses) they’re really how I typically feel trying new stuff out. And that’s even when I’ve picked it out myself.

  3. says

    Hmmm I like the last tank, but you could totally get something like that at Target for way less. I would say send it all back. If you don’t LOVE it, I wouldn’t keep it.

    And that necklace…it almost has eyes. lol

  4. Emily Jacobs says

    My thought is that any time you find a maxi skirt you LOVE, get it! Top #4 is adorable and I think the sizing looks great… but I also tend to love the flowy look! That top may also work well with the skirt??

    Ps, I’ve been following your blog a few weeks now and really enjoy it, great writing style! …I blog (though not much recently) over at http://www.viewsfromtheboulevard.wordpress.com if you want to check it out sometime!

    Good luck with the fashion choices!

  5. Trista says

    Send it all back!
    1) skirt: I’m anti-tie dye. If they were sharp lines instead of tie-dye, I would suggest keeping it. If you do like the cut, you can find something similar at Old Navy or Target for ~$20.
    2) blue shirt: just no.
    3) necklace: I actually really like this necklace, but if you aren’t going to wear it, send it back. Statement necklaces like that are a great way to dress up and otherwise very simple outfit like tee shirt and jeans; similar to the way you like to wear scarfs… but without the coverage for nursing.
    4) white shirt: I would pair it with colored jeans in the spring/fall, a cardigan in the winter, or tucked in to a pencil skirt for church. It’s okay, but again, if you don’t love it, send it back.
    5) aqua shirt: nothing special.

  6. Megan says

    Hmm, Im thinking send it all back. Numbers 1 and 5 are cute, but I feel like they are pretty basic, and yes could be found at Target, which Im thinking is much cheaper than buying from Stitch Fix? Can you get a re-do and send it all back and ask for another?? By the way, the pic of Daniel in the necklace… Im dying!!!!!

  7. Maggie says

    I really love the #4 top! I think it’s super flattering and would go well with a pencil skirt to dress it up or cute with jeans and a cardigan in cooler weather. I really like the necklace too and think you pull it off ( not eveyone could ) :) but would not get it if you don’t love it. Long time reader, love your blog !

  8. says

    I love the skirt. I am a huge fan of maxi skirts and keep trying to acquire more of them. So flowy! So comfy! Cooler and more flattering than shorts! Love them. I agree that you can find maxi skirts other places, but I don’t find it super easy, so if it’s not too crazy expensive keep it! The rest… meh.

  9. Briana says

    “It gets worse” kind of sums up my three boxes with Stitch Fix. The first one had a great dress, but then it was a bunch of shirts that elicited the same, “what is going on with this?” response as yours! It’s pretty bad when your four year old says, “That looks awful,” when you ask him about your Stitch Fix outfit.

    • says

      That’s why I stopped getting Stitch Fix. The first one was pretty good- I ended up with two pieces from it. The next one was so bad, so horribly, horribly wrong, that it was as if they took all the answers from my survey and did the exact opposite.

      All those pieces they sent you were just “meh”. Even the skirt. Meh. Target. Twice. Stitch Fix needs to fire the crop of drunk monkeys they’ve currently got working for them and hire some sober ones.

  10. says

    My take:
    1. Love this one you. It looks cute and comfy. If it isn’t too much, why not keep it?
    2. I love the COLOR on you, but the shirt is all kinds of weird. I like longer shirts and usually flowy, too- so yeah, no.
    3. It looks cool on Daniel, in a tribal kind of way.
    4. This is actually my favorite. Like I said, I love flowy. It looks perfect with the skinny jeans you are wearing. Did you try to tuck it into a skirt? That might look fine, too?
    5. Eh. It looks like the right cut for you, but like others have said, you could get something similar elsewhere. Also, I dont like the color, it is too dull.

  11. says

    Keep the skirt, ditch the rest. I love flow-y shirts like that, but none of them are “right”.

    p.s. I just picked up those exact sandals a few days ago!

  12. karen says

    Dont keep anything. If its not anything you love or that has to be worn for specific occasions it’s just going to end up in the back of the closet never to be worn again

  13. Christina Grace says

    I say send it all back! If you don’t love anything, there’s really no point keeping stuff that you could easily (as your hubby said) pick up at Target.

  14. Katie says

    I love maxi skirts and that one seems very versatile so I say keep it! The aqua shirt is cute but if its pricey, I’m sure you could find a similar shirt at Target or Old Navy pretty easily for less

  15. Jeni says

    I think this should be a regular feature. It’s fun and I can live vicariously through your outfits.

    That said, I think just #1 because yes you can find tops like that at Target for pretty cheap. And number 2 makes me scared to ever venture to Stitchfix territory.

    <3 Jeni

  16. says

    I haven’t even posted my third fix yet…it was…not great. I have another one due this week, but alas…it will be sitting on my porch alone at home. Sadness. I love the blue top, though!

  17. Mary says

    I have no fashion advice at all…Just the observation that the necklace fits well with your hubs tattoo. He should rock that thing :)

  18. says

    I don’t think you need any advice – I agree with everything you said. I’ve thought about the Stitch Fix thing too. It’s fun to be able to see what you get :)

  19. says

    You should post prices next to things because that would greatly affect whether I think you should keep things or not. I like the skirt the best of everything but I don’t love it and I’m guessing that it’s not worth it for the price since you can find things like that at Target too. I loved (or at least liked) so many items in your first box that I was so looking forward to the next one but this is really disappointing. You have such a cute figure that I think there would be a million things out there that would look great on you – why did they send such duds?

  20. Megan says

    Love the skirt (a definite keeper!) — you can wear it through the summer and into fall. Of the shirts, I think the flowy blue is most flattering. :-)

  21. says

    I love the outfit you put together with #1! I’d say keep the skirt if you think it’s worth it. The tops don’t seem like anything special (and I agree about #2 — looks like it got shrunk in the wash!). Keep these posts coming, they’re fun!

  22. Gina says

    My universal clothes shopping advice is that if you wouldn’t be excited to pull an item out of your wardrobe to wear every day, don’t buy it.

  23. Megan says

    that skirt is adorbs and you look great in it; in other news everything else (including the shirt that must not be named) should be sent back. white flowy top is cute but def. too big for your frame!

  24. Katherine says

    Don’t spend the money on these. As mentioned before, you can pick these things up at Target.com or Old Navy and save your pennies for something wonderful.

  25. Laura says

    If you keep anything, keep the skirt. I’d only keep it if the material really was heavenly. Otherwise, I’d find something similar at Marshall’s. :)
    (It’s tough not to keep ONE when you have that deposit on the shipment, right?)

  26. Margaret Kelly says

    Eh. I say return them all. The skirt is nice in theory but I think that you could easily order something very similar elsewhere that doesn’t make you look like you have two sets of hips! Maybe for a cheaper price, too.

    My rule of thumb for buying new clothes is to resist unless I REALLY need it and/or REALLY love it.

  27. Amy A. says

    It sounds like you like the skirt the most, so I say keep it! I also like the black and white top, and the blue top, but don’t keep those if you’re not feeling them. Here’s my rule regarding Stitch Fix- I always keep something. Partially because you already paid the styling fee and if you don’t keep anything you lose that money, but partially because keeping a piece that challenges you (and by this I mean, “I like this but I’m not sure how/when/where to wear it,” NOT something that you only like in practice but is not flattering on you) is a good way to expand your horizons and try new things. Also, a tip- you will get better stuff in your next Fix if you are specific about what you want to add to your closet. Add a note to your stylist that says, “I want to add more printed tops” or “Help me find a perfect blazer” and you will get much better stuff than if all they have to go on is the generic profile that they have everyone fill out. Also (I haven’t done this but I’ve heard it works) a Pinterest board showing clothes you like can be a very helpful reference. Good luck!

  28. says

    I actually REALLY like #4 on you! I wish it weren’t so sheer, though. The scallops are fun + classy. The #5 top is also nice on you, but nothing special. The maxi skirt is also okay but not WONDERFUL. Both #1 and #5 look like you could find them at Target. I’m glad you’re sharing your experiences– it’s so fun to help you shop :)

  29. Sarah says

    1. I actually feel really meh about this. I’m just not a huge fan of maxi skirts.
    2. Agree with you, it’s horrible.
    3. I like it. But if you don’t, send it back!
    4. This is my favorite. I think it looks great with the skinny jeans you paired it with in the picture. But again, if you don’t love it/won’t wear it, send it back.
    5. Cute, but I agree that I wouldn’t pay more than $30 for it. You could get something similar at Target or Old Navy for much less.

  30. Janelle says

    Hahaha, these Stitch Fix posts are so great! I LOVE the skirt (and your entire first outfit! Lend me that top? ;) ha)! You’re so right about the rest, though… the blue top looks uncomfortable and isn’t flattering for any body type (though that is a great color on you), white top is nice and flowy but too big (looks cotton? Nice, but no), last top is pretty but could totally be found elsewhere (Target clearance rack). Also, statement necklaces (especially the bubble-y ones) are just awful, IMHO. I think Daniel highlights that point. :P

  31. says

    I think the skirt is a nice style on you, but I’m not a huge fan of the tie-dye stripes. And I think the white shirt with black scallops was cutest.
    Think about it this way: if these clothes were in a shopping basket in the store instead of already in your closet, would you be ok with putting them back? If you don’t love anything send it all back and put the money towards another Stitch Fix attempt where you might get something you adore!

  32. says

    Hmm, I’d recommend sending them all back! Like Trista, I’m not crazy about the tie-dyed lines in #1, #2 and #3 are just awful, whilst #s 4 and 5 are unremarkable. Fun post, though! :)

  33. says

    Only keep what you absolutely love – otherwise you’ll just be cleaning it out of your closet later. The necklace on Daniel was very funny :)

  34. says

    haha, love the skirt. As a mom who shops at goodwill…I wouldn’t keep anything unless I adored it. Or paid $2 for it. :) Daniel cracks me up. As usual.

  35. Luisa says

    For what it’s worth, I actually like items 1, 2, and 3 together. The long skirt would go better with a fitted top so that you don’t look so billowy. I find that tight shirts with tight jeans is very tough to pull off and you have to be like Kate Middleton thin to work it. You have a great post baby bod, so maximise it by styling tight with loose. The cobalt blue is a great color on you and the statement necklace makes the shirt much less boring, esp since it is boat neck which is great for constant bending over but bad for our great necklines. I get it if it is too hot though, the season is v important!

    Number 4 is very nice and I agree that number 5 can be bought at a cheap place, but if it were me, I wouldn’t even buy it at a cheap place. You are young and beautiful so I would only wear things that are flattering.

    XO

  36. says

    I loooove the maxi skirt, and I wear mine to church, work, and out and about. Perfect for everything! BUT – I would only keep it if it’s a good price. I’ve gotten my maxi skirts for like $20 or less at places like TJMaxx or Marshall’s.

  37. says

    I say go for it with the maxi skirt! You just need a top that defines your waistline (or a belt for a top like you’re wearing) – I have some ideas for styling maxi skirts and dresses here: http://rosie-ablogformymom.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-i-wear-it-maxi-skirts.html
    They’re so versatile!

    Also, that #2 top… I just don’t even understand what’s going on either. I think I had a shirt like that in the 8th grade. It looked bad on me, and I only weighed like, 14 pounds. Yuck!

  38. Anna says

    1. I love a good maxi skirt, and you should totally get one if you don’t have one already. But this maxi skirt is just okay for me. I would pay $30 for it but no more.

    2. Nope.

    3. Chunky necklaces are all the rage but that is a tad too big.

    4. LOVE! I really love white. It’s so versatile, and the black just adds oomph. So unless it’s too low cut and a baby’s able to pull it down and flash people (these are thoughts that go through MY head in the dressing room) I would go for the white top. Tucked into a pencil skirt perhaps? Layered under a cardigan? Or skinny belted over an 8-24 wk baby bump? (if ever that’s needed) And it looks great with those skinny jeans too. Obviously you’re not feeling it though so probably no.

    5. If it were $3 at my local thrift shop maybe.

  39. Suzanne says

    I really like 1, 4 and 5. And I would totally wear the necklace, but get it is not for everyone. I do think you could get pieces cheaper at Target or Old Navy, but the items I have received from Stitch Fix seem to be better quality.

  40. Rebekka says

    I like #4 best but the scallops make it look like your bra straps are showing. I say send it all back. The skirt looks like tie-dye hoop skirt.

    • Robyn says

      I agree about the black scallops on #4. At first glance, I thought that she was wearing a backpack. Ha.

      Haley, my favorite item is the maxi skirt. Looks great on you! :)

  41. Alicia says

    First off…I just recently found your blog because of Modern Mrs. Darcy talking about it, and I must say I really enjoy your take on life, parenting and Catholicism! Now, PLEASE keep in mind…I ADORE maxi skirts. However, I just scored 3 different Bobea ones at Nordstrom Racks. They are originally $44 and at NR they are $19.99-$25. So, if you’re not in LOVE with it (and/or it’s more than $20 bones)…you can find plenty of other maxi skirts elsewhere. As for the others? If you don’t LOVE it, you’re not going to want to wear it. Therefore…not worth the money and not worth giving a second thought.

  42. Erin says

    Keep the skirt and send the rest back!
    What is the point of that blue knit thing? I don’t think the necklace is as bad as you think it is. I probably wouldn’t wear it, but I think it looks pretty neat on you, and downright tribal on Daniel! I think I’d be tempted by the white top with the black scallops, but not at all by the last tank.

  43. says

    I would keep the skirt if the price is reasonable. I would send everything else back! That necklace is particularly horrible although it does look like some sort of tribal necklace when your husband is wearing it. Did they also send the matching headdress and spear?

    I did Stitch Fix twice before I got pregnant and the second box was worse than the first. I’ve heard that you need to keep using it in order for the stylists to understand your style and shape better.

    If I ever lose all the weight I gained while pregnant I will definitely try it again.

  44. Annaleah says

    I think I’ve heard that you can give Stitch Fix feedback about what you’ve received, and that that helps them with future fixes. Anyone know if that’s true? Because if it is, that is definitely something you should do to keep from getting more things you don’t like!

  45. says

    I like the maxi, but I think wearing a shorter top with it might work a little better. My rule is that only one half can be flowing. If the skirt is flowing then I wear a more fitted top and if the top is flowing then I wear it with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt, which bring us to….

    The white with black scallops- I liked that one! I think the fits looks good, esp with skinny jeans.

    I also really like the statement necklace. Yes, it is huge, and yes, it feels totally strange if you’re not used to them. I used to think I would never wear one, but now I have a couple and really like them for dressing up a solid colored top or dress!!

  46. Ingrid says

    The skirt looks nice on you:)
    I`ve noticed you wear a lot of strong blue. Have you tried wearing soft and solid warm tones? Or misty forest green? They might go well with the pink of your skin and red hair.

  47. says

    I love the skirt, but the price is pivotal. If it’s too much, just don’t get it.

    And I love the color of the blue shirt, but if it’s scratchy and itchy and the hem curls up, ditch it!

    The rest—eh. Do what you want. Which I think means ditch them, too, right?

  48. Kennedy says

    Haley, you’re awesome for doing this. Love the commentary : ) I would say no to all these, but my husband & I are both in grad school so I have a very firm ‘don’t LOVE it = don’t get it’ mentality. Also, I think Old Navy has lots of maxi skirts that might be almost as good as this one! And Target… I miss Target (I live in London). I also recommend that you check out CAbi. That might be another fun way to re-outfit your wardrobe if some cool gal in your area does it.

  49. says

    Send ‘em all back if they are over Target prices. #1 & 5 are nice but yes you can get them at Target (Gap & Ann Taylor Loft also have similar stuff and sales right now….).

    PS This morning I blogged about the consumerist temptation, this afternoon I went shopping and bought more than I planned, now I am encouraging a mall trip!

  50. Becky says

    I like the skirt, but I also live in Florida, and I don’t want to wear that much fabric this time of year even with a tank top. Are you within an easy drive of the St. Augustine outlets? If you have or get a gap card, they have 40% off gap outlet weekends every few months. I usually make the schlep down to the outlets on those weekends and clean up for the husband, kids, and me — we’ve gotten around a dozen high-quality items of clothing for around $100 before.

  51. Lindsay says

    I think # 4 is super pretty and looks so good on you. I like flowy/bigger tops like that with skinny jeans. The last tank is cute but if it’s expensive then yes I would get something similar somewhere else. Maxi skirts are the best. Overall, #4 is my favorite

  52. says

    So, I’d say send it all back based on your comments.
    But, on you, I really loved the white top with black scallops and think it could be versatile. And, I know you hated it, but I LOVED that necklace. I think you could throw it on with a solid colored cotton dress from Target or Old Navy. And, it would be great for fall too. Dress up cotton tees, good with blazers, denim jackets, etc.
    I’ve completely lost my own since of style, especially being at home now. I’m thinking about giving Stitch Fix a try after baby number 3 arrives in October. Thanks for sharing!

  53. EmilyD1037 says

    #5 Definitely looks good on you, darker blue “carries” you better or vice versa

    2, 3, 4 Awful LOL

    1. The skirt is ok, it “carries” you and the very narrow strips don’t add to your “girth, you still look thin and feminine,

    The patterned shirt and the scarf make it look “thrown together in a dark closet”
    But, If you went either plain black or plain white tee and plain scarf tied (in the opposing color of the tee, as opposed to curved around your neck it would look classy and “put-together without being too formal.

    You are very pretty, very “colorful”, and very “strong” too much other “stuff (patterns, colors, etc), detracts from your beauty.

    MHO of course..

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