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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

MY FIRST STITCH FIX BOX!

MY FIRST STITCH FIX BOX!

 
Stitch Fix Box

I’ve always wanted to try out Stitch Fix and recently decided to give them a try. Stitch Fix is definitely a nice alternative to shopping at stores in NYC, which can always a little bit crazy. (Those of you who live here know, going to Zara at 2pm on Saturday is pretty much always a bad idea because the dressing room lines are out of control!)

When I signed up for Stitch Fix, the first step in the process was filling out a style quiz to share the clothing sizes I generally wear and my style preferences. Definitely make sure you carve out some time to do the quiz portion because it’s probably took me about 15 minutes. Once I completed quiz, all I had to do was schedule my “fix” frequency. Not gonna lie, I have ton of clothes in my closet right now so I picked the quarterly frequency for the time being. However, I can still change the frequency or cancel whenever I want.

My box arrived about 2 weeks after scheduling the quiz. (So if you’re on a time crunch, this might not be the best option for you.) I received 5 items in my box out of which I legitimately liked 3 of them. However, I knew the FIT test would be the real determining factor in terms of what I ended up keeping.

 

STYLES I LIKED

 

Becca Floral V-Neck Surplice Blouse - Size S

What I loved…

  • V-neckline - On my quiz I specifically indicated that I love v-neck blouses and pear-friendly silhouettes so this top definitely fit the bill.

  • Hi-low hemline - Also I was a fan of this shirt because it had a high/low hemline. Since I have a shorter torso, I often find that this style works well for me because the length was just right in the front (Center front measurement = 22’’).  And didn’t feel this top would also double as a dress.

Verdict: Going to send back because I’m not in love the print.



Garment measurements:

Center front = 22’’

Front neck drop = 9’’

Bust = 33’’

Waist = 31.5’’

Center back = 25.5’’

 


Pistola High-Waisted Button Front Jeans - Size 28


What I loved…

  • Length - These jeans were a petit- friendly length since they’re an ankle style. Also was fan of the distressed/cut-off hemline!


What could be better…

  • Too big in waist - Even though they were high-waisted, I still had a fit issue (aka waist gap).


Verdict: Going to send back due to waist being too big.



Garment measurements:

Waist = 28.5’’

Front rise = 11’’

Thigh = 20’’

Inseam = 27.5’’

Outseam = 38.25’’

Back rise = 14.25’’

Leg opening = 9.5’’

 
 
 

Ink Love & Peace Tonia Ribbed Side Slit Duster Sweater - Size S

What I loved…

  • Petite-friendly length - Duster sweaters can be a little bit tricky if they aren’t a true petite size. Surprisingly though, this one actually fit quite nicely. I didn’t think it looked too long for me nor did it overwhelm my frame.

  • Side slits - YAAASS! As girl with curvy hips, the side slits are a total game changer. They make the sweater feel so much less constricting. I think they also take the emphasis off of my hips and curves.

What could have been better…

  • Sleeves too long - They are designed be this way because they have the slit for your thumb, however I wish that they were just regular length sleeves.

  • Thicker material - This sweater will be nice for early fall. However, I do wish the material was a little thicker so I can wear when it gets super chilly here in NYC.


Verdict: Going to keep!

Garment measurements:

Center back = 30’’

Bust = 35’’

Waist = 33’’

Sleeve length = 31.5’’

 
 

STYLES I WAS NOT A FAN OF

 

Coffee Shop Suede Moto Jacket - Size S

What I loved…

  • Length - If you have a shorter torso like me, this jacket works well because it seems to be more of a cropped fit (Center front measurement = 18.5’’).

What could have been better…

  • Color - Oh man, I can’t get over the color on this one. It’s just not my personal style. An olive or gray would be more my vibe.

  • Slightly roomy in bust - This jacket seemed a little to big in the bust area. However, it was not super noticeable. If I was wearing a sweater or thicker top with this jacket, then it probably wouldn’t be as much of an issue.


Verdict: Going to send back due to not like color.

Garment measurements:

Center front = 18.5’’

Center back = 21’’

Bust = 34’’

Waist = 32’’

Sleeve length = 30.25’’

Bottom hem opening = 36.5’’

 
 

Free People Esmeralda Button Detail Sweater Dress - Size M


What I loved…

  • Defined waist - I did love the A-line silhouette and defined waistline of this dress because I find it flattering for pear-shaped women.

What could have been better...

  • Too big in hips - This dress fit well on top, however it seemed to be a little roomy in the hips and kind of created an awkward bubble shape.

  • Styling - I was not fan of the buttons from top to bottom on the dress. It felt a little too “school girl” for me.


Verdict: Going to send back due to fit issues and buttons.


Garment measurements:

Bust = 30’’

Waist = 31’’

Center front = 34’’

Center back = 34’’

Hips = 40’’

 
 

Overall, I’m a fan and probably will order from them again. If you’re interested in checking out them out, you can schedule your fix here! Let me know if you guys try it out!

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