Welcome to part 2 of my experiment to compare three different clothing subscription services: Stitch Fix, Trendsend, and Wantable. I already received my Trendsend box, read my review here, and am really excited to see what came in my fix. (This is actually my 13th fix, I started receiving them about a year ago). Just as a reminder, I filled out all three questionnaires with similar answers, and gave each service the exact same note:

I’m looking for versatile summer basics, especially a chambray dress. I’m looking for pieces that will work well with each other and with clothing I already have.

I also linked everyone to the exact same Pinterest board. Now that I’ve tried so many different subscription services, and so many of them allow you to link to Pinterest, I find that it’s a lot easier just to have one board that exemplifies my style instead of tailoring a different board to each company.

Before we see what I got in my box, let me tell you a little about Stitch Fix. Every month (or two, or three, or even every 2-3 weeks if you’re really impatient to get fixes) your stylist will send you a box of 5 items according to your style profile. Your stylist can change, although you can request to have the same person, and I have had the same stylist for awhile now. You get three days to try everything on, and then send back what you don’t want to keep in a prepaid envelope. Stitch Fix charges a $20 non-refundable styling fee that is deducted from the price of whatever you keep. Also, if you keep your entire fix you get a 25% discount, which is a great deal if you like all of your items. A lot of ladies will keep their fixes and sell the items they don’t want on Facebook in order to get the discount. I’m a member of Marvelous Mediums, but small and large B/S/T groups also exist.

Let’s see if Stitch Fix satisfied my requests.

Zoe Chambray Sandals

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Initial Impressions: Well… I asked for a chambray dress, and my stylist sent me chambray shoes… which is something I guess. I was excited about the brand though, I recently kept these TOMS from Trunk Club (this review) and I wear them all the time. Even though they have a substantial heel, I can wear them all day teaching without my feet hurting!

The Details:

  • Brand: TOMS
  • Cost: $59 ($44.25 with discount)
  • Size: 8
  • Color: Chambray Brown Suede
  • Material: Leather with Rubber Sole

The Verdict: I decided that even though these sandals are cute and comfortable, I don’t need them. I have a comfortable and halfway fashionable pair of sandals already (you’ll see them in pictures below) so I don’t need to purchase more. They are great sandals and come at a great price.

In love? Buy these sandals on Amazon for $59. They also come in other colors.

Kaiden Distressed Denim Short

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Initial Impressions: I appreciate that my stylist sent me shorts and that they had an affordable price tag. They feel a little tight though. I prefer my shorts a little looser so it balances out my top half.

//Similar also by Liverpool//Similar by Levi//

The Details:

  • Brand: Liverpool
  • Cost: $48 ($36 with discount)
  • Color: White
  • Size: 8/29
  • Material: 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
  • Washing Instructions: Machine Wash Cold/Tumble Dry Low

The Looks:

The first look is with my Elizabeth&Clarke tee, a necklace from Golden Tote (matching earrings in both gold and silver//similar necklace), a ring from Wantable (review here), and my sandals. I absolutely love Elizabeth&Clarke, they make amazing shirts at a super affordable price. I should be receiving my summer collection soon, and I can’t wait to see what the new fall collection is going to be. The only downside is you have to wait for three months before you get your shirts since this is a quarterly service. The second look is a Renee C tank from Golden Tote, a gold branch necklace from Wantable (Exact necklace in both gold and silver for only $11.99!!!), and my poppy Tieks. The third look is a Loft sleeveless blouse (similar by Renee C in lots of colors), a blazer from Golden Tote, and my TOMS from Trunk Club.

The Verdict: I decided to send these back because I didn’t like the cut/fit, and I already have a pair of crochet white shorts from Loft. Between those and a pair of white boyfriend jeans I don’t need these ones.

Junifer Pocket Knit Top

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Initial Impressions: This top is cute! On first impressions this will likely be the keeper in this box.
//similar//similar by Free People//similar//

The Details:

  • Brand: Papermoon
  • Cost: $44 ($33 with discount)
  • Color: Ivory and Orange
  • Size: Medium
  • Material: 96% Rayon, 4% Spandex
  • Washing Instructions: Hand wash cold

The Looks:

The first outfit is with my Loft jeans and some Sketchers sneakers (these ones). These are super comfortable but have worn out. I would love to get a cuter pair of slip-ons like espadrilles (I actually pinned a few hoping Stitch Fix would send some to me) or fashion sneakers. The second outfit I swapped out the jeans for white boyfriends from Golden Tote and my TOMS. The third look is with crochet shorts from Loft, a chambray shirt from J. Crew Mercantile, and sandals. The necklace is from Wantable (see this review).

The Verdict: I love how this top is lightweight and breezy; perfect for summer. I actually wore it on a bike/camping trip (blog post coming soon!) and it kept me cool and stylish. The ivory fabric in the back is a little transparent, but since it’s in the back of the shirt it doesn’t bother me.

Eugenia Cold Shoulder Top

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Initial Impressions: I know I pinned a lot of cold shoulder tops on my Pinterest board, but this top reminds me a lot of a boho top I was sent in my last fix, which I returned and didn’t rate very highly. So I’m not sure why my stylist sent me something with such a similar cut.

//similar//similar//similar//

The Details:

  • Brand: Pixley
  • Cost: $58 ($43.50 with discount)
  • Color: Navy (really difficult to get the color right in the photo)
  • Size: Medium
  • Material: 100% rayon
  • Washing Instructions: Hand Wash Cold/Lay Flat

The Looks:

For the first look I chose my Loft jeans and TOMS. The second is the white boyfriend jeans, TOMS, and a Wantable necklace (see this review). The third is with the crochet shorts and my sandals.

The Verdict: This shirt doesn’t work for me at all; I feel like it emphasizes my broad shoulders. I also find the sleeves uncomfortable. However, the worst part is that the front buttons and the fabric isn’t stretchy. You can see the problem that results in the first picture. 100% rayon is also a red flag for me because clothing made out of rayon often shrinks even when following the washing instructions.

Weston Faux Wrap Dress

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Initial Impressions: I do like wrap dresses but sometimes they show a little more cleavage than I would like. Even when I’m not teaching it makes me uncomfortable showing it. The pattern is pretty though.

//similar and comes in lots of cute colors/patterns//

The Details:

  • Brand: Papermoon
  • Cost: $68 ($51 with discount)
  • Color: White and Navy
  • Size: Medium
  • Material: 95% rayon, 5% spandex
  • Washing Instructions: Hand wash cold

The Looks:

For the first look I wore my chambray shirt, sandals, and a necklace (similar also by Zad//similar) I kept from Stitch Fix a few months ago. The second look also features a necklace (similar) and a cardigan from Stitch Fix, and my poppy Tieks for a burst of color. The third look is styled really simply with yet another Stitch Fix necklace and my TOMS.

The Verdict: This dress is great except for two problems. The top part of the dress is too big for me, so after moving around normally for a few minutes the top opens up and exposes way more than I would like. The second is that it came with a small hole in it… Even if that hadn’t been the case, I don’t really need another faux wrap dress in my closet. I have kept two other dresses in this style (one Gilli and one Pixley) and I hardly wear either of them. While this style of dress is supposed to be really flattering on my body type, it just doesn’t work for me.

Overall

This fix for me was kind of a disappointment. Many of the other items didn’t work for me and I didn’t get the one item I requested. I know that Stitch Fix has a limited inventory, but my stylist didn’t even mention my request in the note. I also wish she had sent me espadrilles instead of sandals, and had not sent a top that was so similar to one I rejected last time. However, I did keep a top that I know I will get a lot of use out of.

My Wantable box has shipped and I should receive it in a couple of days. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the perfect chambray dress in there! (Although I’m also eyeing a couple at Nordstrom and Modcloth… we shall see…)

I was not compensated for this post in any way and all photos and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, and if you sign up for a service or make a purchase from Amazon using one of my links I will receive a small commission to help fund my obsessions. Thank you for reading!

This month I’m linking up with Maria at Crazy Together.

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