This is my 8th fix and it's the third month in a row I've gotten a box. I was presented with the same problem I've had in the past...too expensive. I can only adjust my style profile so much!
*Disclaimer: Bad hair day and it was 75 degrees on Sunday and the sun was shining directly on me so I couldn't look up*
Corduroy pants: These were absolutely perfect in every way and I knew I'd be keeping them before they'd even made it out of the box. $68 for a pair of pants that fit well minus the $20 styling credit? I could do that. They're the Kut from the Kloth brand and this means that they do make pants that cost less than $78. I actually paid $60 for a pair of corduroys last year from JCrew Factory and, after two wears, hated them, so this is a win.
A $48 cardigan: I almost bought this. Then I realized that I could not, would not, spend $48 on this cardigan when it was probably worth $16 on a Target clearance rack. I loved it, but I couldn't do it. This Stitchfix thing is about adding substance to my everyday work wardrobe, not adding more of the same old thing I could find anywhere. In the comments I filled out I asked, "Why is there a $48 cardigan in every box?" because there is, indeed, a $48 cardigan in every box.
Anchorage Street Level Tote: I only remember the name of this because of the Anchorage thing. This would make an excellent carry-on bag and I like that they sent me a bag because I'm still not content in the bag department (i.e. can't find one I love), but this was too big for a purse and not the right shape for a day-to-day tote bag.
This shirt: This shirt was awful in every way. Why would you want to wear something that's so unflattering? It was just like wearing a box. I saw a student wearing a cardboard box for Halloween because he was a Minecraft character; that's what this shirt felt like. I wish Stitchfix would stop sending me boxy blue shirts. There's one of these every month too.
I've repeatedly told them that I need clothes that "move with me" and don't need to be adjusted and straightened because I'm moving around all day and constantly standing, sitting, crouching down, etc.
This sweater: I really did like it, but I wish it had been longer so I could wear it with leggings (that is my scale of usefulness: can it be worn with leggings?). It was soft and comfortable and warm, so I wouldn't mind paying $48 for a sweater like this.
In the end, the only item I kept were the pants.
We have an event in December in which I need to look professional-ish. I have two dresses in mind that I already have, but I asked if they could send me something (and I was very specific in my criteria), just because I hate browsing for dresses. Also, I asked them to try again in the bag department. I almost asked for a pair of brown booties because I desperately need some, but I was afraid they'd send $70 ones. My black booties are lovely and they were $17 so the bar is set high (low?) for the price I'm willing to pay for shoes.