It’s time for another Stitch Fix Review! This is the first of two fixes where I requested summer items.
My summer wardrobe was in desperate need of refreshing. I hadn’t really shopped for summer clothing (that wasn’t maternity) in several years!
Last summer, I was still selling LuLaRoe. So my entire wardrobe pretty much consisted of the things I kept from my inventory. When I switched from LuLaRoe to Agnes & Dora, I got rid of the vast majority of my LuLaRoe Clothing. Yes, that sounds (and is) rather wasteful. But at least I sent them to ThredUp where they could be resold to people who want to wear that brand.
The summer before that, I had a newborn and wore maternity sundresses, capris, and shorts all summer. The summer before that, I wore this capsule wardrobe (btw, please don’t judge me by the terrible photography in that post). And most of that stuff is long gone because it either doesn’t fit or was so cheaply made that it had worn out.
I wanted a few new things to wear this summer, but I don’t have the time to do a bunch of hunting (even online). So I turned to Stitch Fix so I could let a personal stylist pick some things for me.
I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed with this fix. The clothes were cute, but I had specifically requested items from socially ethical brands. Or, at the very least, items that were American made. But of the five items I received in my box, only 2 were American made and one of those is almost identical to an item they sent me in my last box.
Summer Stitch Fix Review: Box 1
This is the aforementioned dress. It is almost identical to the dress I got in this fix (the top is identical and the skirt is very similar). There’s even a cutout detail in the back that I didn’t show you guys that BOTH dresses have. It’s gorgeous, and it’s American made. But a girl only needs one dress like this.
I actually loved these shorts. The color and print is gorgeous and linen is perfect for summer. And really, linen is a natural fabric, so it’s often thought of as earth-friendly. But it’s very labor-intensive to make and just because things are made from naturally occurring materials doesn’t mean they are earth-friendly or socially ethical. They are made in China and the brand has no social responsibility statement that gave me confidence about the brand’s ethics.
White Sleeveless Blouse
I really liked this top too. It’s practical in that it’s neutrals and a style that can be worn year round. Which makes it perfect for capsule wardrobes. But again, no ethical standards to be found. Also, I put this on without a cami underneath so you can see that it’s a little see-through. That’s not a total deal-breaker for me, but it’s important to know before making a purchase.
Just USA Jeans
I wasn’t actually in the market for another pair of jeans, but I really loved the fit and color of these. I could use a pair of dark wash jeans for cooler months too. And since these are American made, I kept them.
Lastly, this bohemian inspired halter-style blouse is really pretty and totally my style. But it was a pass for me because I am in a season of life where I avoid the need for strapless bras if possible and I don’t go braless. Ever. Also, no brand ethics information to be found.
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So this fix was a bit of a bust. I was pretty disappointed that my request for ethically made items wasn’t really met. Yes, two items were American made. But less than half is not great. I did schedule another fix hoping to get better results. Stay tuned. I’ll have that posted soon!