What Happened When I asked Stitch Fix for ‘Business Casual’

The results when I asked Stitch Fix to send me business casual items I could wear to the office.

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I took two months off of Stitch Fix mostly because I was moving but also because I was really disappointed with my first couple of fixes. I didn’t feel like the stylist assigned to my account really “got” me, you know? There are just some people you click with, and some you don’t, and I didn’t feel like my stylist really had any idea who I was and what I liked. Every time I opened a fix I just groaned thinking, “Really? This is what you sent me?” I saw the pieces on other people and thought they looked really cute but I knew they weren’t for me.

Eventually, I emailed Stitch Fix and requested a different stylist. I read a post on another blog where that blogger said she’d done that and had much better experiences afterward so I thought I’d try it. What did I really have to lose aside from $20 bucks? It was worth the risk.

Stitch Fix Tip: Request a different stylist if you aren’t loving your fixes!

I also made certain to write a note to my new stylist this month. I told her that I worked in an office that is very casual (jeans and hats are commonplace) and I wanted to fit in but still look professional. I asked for business casual pieces that I could wear both at the office and on casual off days.

This is what I received…

  • Dolce Bootcut Jeans
  • Kasidy Swing Skirt
  • Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer
  • Jarel Dress
  • Alissa Dress

Stitch Fix Shipment Arrival

Dolce Bootcut Jeans

I couldn’t get a picture of me in the jeans because I couldn’t get them on. They were far too tight through the thighs. They said they were 8P but I’m not certain I believe that because I have 8P jeans in my closet that are loose on me. Either way, even though they are “petite” they were still a few inches too long so they were a no-go. It’s fine though because I have enough jeans right now and I don’t really need yet another pair.

Verdict – Returned

Kasidy Swing Skirt and Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer

First impression? I love them both! The Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer has a beautiful tiny polka dot print and, if you cuff the sleeves, the print shows. I have a couple of black blazers already but one is looking a bit worn and I loved the polka dot print. The Kasidy Swing Skirt is pretty but I had a hard time styling it at first because all of my current blouses just didn’t look right with it. I looked over the style sheet that my stylist sent me and started thinking about how it could transition to Fall with sweaters, tights, and boots. As I played with layering it I found I really liked it but I still couldn’t convince myself to keep it. Deep down, I just know I wouldn’t wear it.

Verdict – Kept the blazer, returned the skirt

Jarel Dress

I hated this dress when I first saw it. I cringe saying this but it looked…cheap and for and $88.00 price point it’s definitely not a cheap dress. I just didn’t vibe with it and I didn’t expect to like it at all. Then I put it on and HOLY MOLY! I loved it. My husband loved it. It needs a bit of layering to be a work dress though because it’s low-cut and my girls were spilling out of it. I’d need to wear a camisole under it and possibly a cardigan over it (like the striped one that my stylist included in the tip sheet). It’s also a cute date-night dress because it’s low-cut and it looked good with my strappy nude heels. The problem is that I don’t need more date-night dresses and it’s not work-appropriate.

Jarel Dress from Stitch Fix

Verdict – Returned

Alissa Dress

This is my heartbreak item this month. I wanted to love it. The moment I saw it I audibly squealed, clinched it to me, and just knew it was a keeper! If I could have grabbed my stylist and hugged her to me I would have done it. This dress is just gorgeous in person and I had a billion ways to style it all the way through til winter arrives, and then again next spring. This was going to be one of those items I’d have worn every week if I could get away with it. The heartbreak? It was too tight. I’m thinking that maybe they didn’t pay much attention to my updated sizes in my profile (I’ve gained a little weight) or maybe I gained more than I thought. Either way, I’m going to be requesting that they resend this dress next month so I can take a picture for you with the dress actually zipped up in the back. I’m also going to be getting back to the gym.

Alissa Dress from Stitch Fix

Verdict – Returned (sadly)

*Sigh* So this month I only kept the blazer but I would have kept the Alissa dress if it had fit me. At least I feel like this stylist, Kate, “gets” me.  It’s an improvement and I’m excited for my next fix!

If you want to try Stitch Fix for yourself (and you know you do), check it out here and order your first fix! Let me know when you get it because I’d love to see what’s in your fixes!

Ashley LaMar
Ashley bounces between Atlanta, GA + Charleston, WV with her husband and two small dogs for life and work. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. Follow her on Twitter @ashleyfromfbl

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