Ok, so I’m like three fixes behind. But, I can honestly say that since September 28, I haven’t had moment to step into a store and shop for myself. Granted, I am not someone who enjoys shopping in the first place, but with MacKale in and out of the hospital and home recuperating when he’s not, this momma hasn’t had a moment to find appropriate ‘hospital’ and caregiver wear. In the past, when I would send my Stitch Fix stylist a note, I would have a conference or school requests for them to fill. When MacKale was diagnosed with cancer and I found out what our treatment plan would be, I changed my requests completely. I was suddenly desperate for items that I could wear at the hospital, be comfortable in, but also not feel like a complete slob. They were really great at making the switch for me quickly and sent me some comfortable new jeans and dolman knit tops that have been perfect. I also have asked for some layering pieces because, quite honestly, I am always cold at the hospital.
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This month’s fix my regular stylist wasn’t available, and so a new stylist sent me some selections that were right on and others that missed the mark by just a bit. The thing I have discovered about Stitch Fix is that, the more information you give, the more pins you place on your pin board and the better information they have on your sizing, the better fixes you get. But, a great stylist that’s been with you for a while also makes it a lot easier. So if you find a fix that you love and you like the stylist, don’t be afraid to ask for that stylist specifically. I mean, it doesn’t hurt to ask right?
Abbot Cowl Neck Patch Sweater by Evolution by Cyrus
First up was this ivory colored sweater from Cyrus. I am NOT a turtle neck girl at all, but I do like a good cowl. It might be my fascination with clothing Outlander-esque (It’s really the only TV I watch and I’ve read the books twice . . . all 8 of them!), but I generally prefer something in a cowl that’s a bit ‘chunkier.’ However, the feel of this sweater was super soft and I liked the length since it covered an area on contention in my figure. . . In other words, it covers my butt.
I was all set on keeping this piece until I took it off and found ivory fibers on EVERYTHING. I’m a low maintenance girl these days. I don’t have time to iron OR lint brush. It was just too much work so I sent it back.
Glenda Straight Leg Jean by Level 99
Stitch Fix never disappoints when it comes to pants for me. In the beginning, it took them a couple of tries to get the length right. (I am a bit vertically challenged. ) But since then, they are great about finding things that fit great on me.
I needed another pair of casual pants that weren’t jeans and these really fit the bill. These I kept!
You can so great they looked with the cowl sweater and a pair of booties.
Seth Slub Knit V-Neck Sweater
I love the colors in this next piece. These are all the colors that I feel best in, but never seem to be able to find. The sweater was super soft and comfortable, but there was just something about the fit that I didn’t love. The neck line was a bit low for Michigan winters and so I decided to pass on this one.
Boras Fleece Lined Down Puffer Coat by Andrew Marc
I had asked my stylist to send me a quilted jacket that I could wear this winter when it was cold out but not frigid. I mean I have some heavy-duty blizzard wear, but I needed something not quite so blizzard worthy. They sent me the Andrew Marc jacket that was a fabulous olive color. It was a great weight and super warm.
I liked the jacket well enough but I just didn’t love it. It was a bit too long and when I zipped it up, I felt like it made me look a bit ‘hippy.’ I don’t need any help in that department, so I sent this piece back too.
Huron Reversible Magnetic Closure Tote by Street Level
Last up was this tote by Street Level. I had gotten a fabulous green purse this summer that I adore and I wanted something similar for winter. My stylist had sent a bag in an earlier post but it was burgundy, and I’m just not a burgundy kind of girl. I had asked for a black or brown one instead and this is what they sent me.
Great color! In fact, it’s reversible. And the size is huge! But it only had a little magnetic clasp to close it, and the way I use my bags, I knew that I would be dumping everything without something a bit more secure. So, as much as I need a bag, I sent this one back too.
So that’s what I found in this months fix, but I thought, since I happened to be wearing them anyway, I would show you two of the pieces from my previous fix that I had kept. These are my current favorites for hanging out at the hospital.
Mackey Open Cardigan
I absolutely adore this chunky cardigan. I usually wear it with jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt. It’s chunky but not unbearably heavy or hot. It’s been a great piece for Michigan’s cool morning weather, and I love the neutral color.
Giana Open Drape Cardigan
This open drape cardigan is another go-to piece for me. I’m actually wearing it as a type. I can throw on a pair of skinny jeans and boots with a long sleeve t-shirt and I’m set. It keeps my warm at the hospital and I don’t feel like I just crawled off from the hospital sofa bed in MacKale’s room (even when I just did.)
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If you’d like to check out other great Stitch Fix reviews, head on over to Kinder-Craze and see her and other bloggers’ fixes. It’s so fun to see what everyone else has been sent, what they sent back and what they’ve kept.
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