December 2016 Stitch Fix #20 & Tips to Improve Your Next Fix

by Erin

If you’re into fashion subscription services, you’ve probably heard of Stitch Fix by now. I’ve included some easy tips to improve your next fix along with my latest reveal!

Stitch Fix

Wait a minute, didn’t I already share a Stitch Fix post this month? Didn’t I say that for my budget I only get fixes every other month? Well I broke my own rules and got another box this month because I wanted to take another stab at getting a holiday dress. So this month I have a second fix, #20!

Stitch Fix December 2016 #20

Tips to Improve Your Next Fix

I learned some things recently about the things you should or should not do when leaving a note for your stylist and I think it made a real difference! The biggest thing I learned was to avoid using negative words such as “don’t” or “no” because the algorithm they use doesn’t recognize such words. Which explains why I kept saying “no cowl necks” and yet still got them. Instead you should focus on what you do want. See below for the note I left my stylist and the note she left me! I made sure to say I like v necks and things that hug my waist, specifically asked for a dress on my pinterest board, and then left some ideas to play with. While I didn’t get a printed button up blouse, I think she knocked it out of the park with this one. Scroll down and see for yourself!

P.S. Some of the jewelry I am wearing is from my other favorite subscription, Rocksbox. If you wanna try it out, use my code ERINBFF367 for a free month.

Gilli Jasmine Printed Pencil Skirt

1. Gilli Jasmine Printed Pencil Skirt / S / $48: I actually had this very skirt on my Pinterest board! However it wasn’t exactly what I expected. For some reason online it looked to have a gold shimmer to it and I was a little surprised to see that the pattern was just white. Also it’s much more of a casual material than the print implies. Honestly, that’s a good thing for me because it makes it more versatile! In the pictures above I styled it with a loose gray sweater (as suggested by the style card) and below I spiffed it up with a lace top. KEEPER.

BRIXON IVY Kilty Lace Overlay Knit Top

2. BRIXON IVY Kilty Lace Overlay Knit Top / XS / $64: While I do enjoy the overlay idea of this top, I’ve never been a big fan of lace. In small details I can get on board sometimes, but not all over like this. Some people may think I’m crazy, but it’s just not for me. Even if I liked the lace I found it to be boxy and unflattering. Although it did look pretty with the skirt.

Market & Spruce Cotulla Button Back Sweater

3. Market & Spruce Cotulla Button Back Sweater / XS / $58: Dude! Buttons down the back and leather elbow patches?! This is my kind of sweater. I probably have way too many maroon sweaters/tops but dang it the color looks good on me and no one can convince me otherwise. This one is totally different enough from the others…It’s mine all mine! KEEPER.

Skies are Blue Adriane Dress

4. Skies are Blue Adriane Dress / S / $74: You better believe that’s the dress that I requested/pinned! I know lots of people who are jealous right about now, cause it really is a stunner (and my pictures do not do it justice). I almost squealed when I saw it in my box. The only downside is that I think it’s a bit too big on me, as the elastic waist didn’t even come close to actually hugging my waistline and just hangs. I am hoping my luck continues and they have an XS lying around for an exchange. Cross your fingers for me! KEEPER.

Vanessa Mooney Phoebe Multi-Strand Choker

5. Vanessa Mooney Phoebe Multi-Strand Choker / $34: I was really excited when I read the word “choker” but I have to say I wouldn’t really consider this a choker. Granted, I have a pretty thin neck so maybe it would be closer fit to my neck otherwise. That being said, I love this necklace regardless! The only thing I worry about is keeping it from turning into a tangled mess, but I will accept the challenge. KEEPER.

Stitch Fix December 2016 #20 cat

My cat tends to be a creeper while I take photos for these reveals, so I felt like sharing a photo of him in all his cuteness. But I digress, what did you think of this fix? In my opinion, it’s in the top two for best fixes I’ve ever received! Thank you so much Sydney!! I’ll be requesting you to style me from now on ;-).

What did you like or dislike? Is there anything you would want for yourself? Make sure to tell your stylist!

For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014 or my past fixes listed below. Also, they now offer Stitch Fix for men! What dude would pass up the opportunity to have clothing sent to him, that didn’t require going to a store or picking them out? I’m surprised they didn’t set this up sooner.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post! I pay for these clothes on my own. However, this post does provide referral links for new sign ups which gives me a little credit to go towards my next box. Join me in the journey by signing up HERE

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Susan December 21, 2016 - 12:05 am

Okay. My take on this fix is that I basically like everything except that black lace top. The lace cap sleeves make it look (to me) like your shoulders have been tattooed. I also would need to see the dress on you in a smaller size to decide that I like it. I’m sure I would like it better smaller, plus I trust your taste that it would be better smaller. Your cat – he looks like a definite keeper! And like a very soft cuddly one. He makes me miss having a cat.

spiffycookie December 21, 2016 - 6:30 am

Unfortunately they don’t have the option for me to size down :-(. I may try to make it work cause it doesn’t necessarily look too big, just feels too big cause the waist isn’t fitted like it’s supposed to be. I’m definitely not a fan of the black lace top either, despite all my friends telling me I’m crazy. And my cat is totally a keeper! Such a snuggle muffin.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) December 20, 2016 - 8:42 pm

LOVE that skirt, and the maroon sweater (it IS a good color for you!) and oooh that dress is gorgeous, I hope they have a smaller size for you because that would be amazinggg!

spiffycookie December 21, 2016 - 6:27 am

They don’t :-( but I may try to make it work anyway!


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