I thoroughly enjoyed writing my last Stitch Fix review, despite not keeping one item. The general consensus on my Facebook page was that I made a mistake by not keeping the maxi-dress but I stand by my decision – I did not like how the top and bottom came together. And I’m tired of purchasing clothes that evoke a eh, it’ll do response from me only to sit in my closet unworn for years. I rather have a small closet home to clothes I love than a huge walk-in closet filled to the brim with outfits that make me feel like a sad panda on the inside.
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Stitch Fix offering to wave the $20 styling fee on my next box because I didn’t like anything enough to keep in my previous fix. I took them up on the offer and scheduled my next box to arrive after we returned from our Spring Break trip to Florida. Guys – this fix was so much better. I requested all tops and dresses and I’m happy to report that there was not a sad boob pocket to be found. I did not keep all five items but with the exception of a drab maxi-skirt, I liked everything I tried on. And two pieces I loved enough to keep.
I love this dress. Love. Love. Love. I really like to wear dresses in the summer (the threat of thigh sweat in shorts is real) and I’m finding it more and more difficult to locate casual dresses that fall into that magical realm of not too short and not too long. This dress hits the mark. Not only are the colors gorgeous but the top is form fitting without being too tight or too stretchy and is made of a really nice knit material (see close up below).
The skirt swings when I walk and the cotton material is super breathable but not too thin. I love how I can wear it as-is for a more casual look or pair it with a blazer or a cardigan if I need something a little more dressy.
Is it possible for me to wear a maxi skirt without looking like I’m attending an open casting call to become the next wife in a polygamist family? Nope. I have since added NO MAXI-ANYTHING! to my style profile. Because no. Just no. Where did my waist go? Is it backpacking through Europe trying to find itself?
Overall, I’d call this a successful Stitch Fix. I love the two dresses that I ended up keeping and I will wear them quite a bit this summer. If you’re so inclined, check out Stitch Fix – I recommend everyone try it at least once (if you end up signing up via that link, I’ll get credit for a referral – so if that bothers you, just type Stitch Fix in Google). The $20 styling fee is waived so receiving your first fix is absolutely at no cost to you! It’s worth a shot – who knows, you may just find a piece that you love.