Hi lovely ladies! It feels like my last couple of days have been immersed with Stitch Fix as I am onto my fix #17 ( sounds like A LOT right? 🙂 ) and it was quite a decision what to keep this month. ( well when isn’t it? ) It is my 17th but my enthusiasm for Stitch Fix’white green packages have not diminished a bit. I loved all my five pieces for different reasons, and this month I’ll share with you exactly why I did/didn’t end up keeping them. Next month, Stitch Fix mystery game will come back again.

If you’ve been following along theboxqueen Stitchfix series, so happy you join us again. In case you are new to theboxqueen, first of all welcome, and you may want to start reading previous Stitch Fix reviews  to get all the details on how Stitch Fix works, how to get the best fix, and see the brands, and pieces they send. It would be an understatement to say I have a lot of examples to show you.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

In October my dear Stitch Fix stylist, Ishara, sent me five pieces of clothing. ( I have yet to try their jewelry, and bags – I’ve been meaning to for a while, maybe I’l go for it in my 18th fix ) An asymmetrical cardigan, a dress, a sweater, and two tops. I believe as time goes by Stitch Fix learns my style, and my wardrobe needs more, and delivers me the pieces that’ll work with my lifestyle, and activities.

I get a lot of e-mails with the question ” What do you ask for in your personal style profile?”. I ask for pieces that are suitable for a mom of three kids under the age of 10, but who also loves cool, trendy items that can easily be mixed and matched. I think you can definitely be a mom, and stay chic especially with comfy pieces high on style. In addition, I ask for colors, a variety of textures, and prints. I think these bring life to your closet, and also to your existing outfits.

Also in my style profile, I specified that I love glam, romantic, and boho styles, and like the casual, and glam styles as well. If you would like to see &follow my Pinterest Stitch Fix board here it is, I update it frequently with outfits.  Hope these help! 🙂

Now onto my October fix, here are the October Stitch Fix goodness you’ve been waiting to see.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Zappo Printed sweater is a thin sweater that is knit on the back, and arms. It has a paisley type print on the front. Stitch Fix shows this sweater with jeans, and a skirt for casual, and dressed up styles.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

41 Hawthorn Zappo Printed Mixed Material Sweater ($58) I thought my favorite Zara light blue, ripped jeans were a great contradiction to the put together sweater. Navy Mary Jane pumps, Popbasic clutch( get $15 off with the link, everyone can be referred once) , and red lips completed my look.

Status: SENT BACK.

Why? Although this sweater was fun to make up an outfit with, I wasn’t very fond of the paisley type print. This is kinda on me actually as I used to have paisley under my no, no’s but when I missed out on a couple of cute dresses with the print, I deleted that info from my Stitch Fix profile. I think I need to go back, and add that I am not a fan of paisley. If you like it tough, a very lovely super light sweater this is!

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Stitch Fix paired the Hanzel floral top with jeans both for day & night.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Skies are Blue Hanzel Stripes & Floral Print Blouse ($48) I wanted to go another direction, and chose to use the floral top in a skirt combo. I would wear this outfit for a date night with my husband, to a social event, a moms night out, or a friends party. My BCBG skirt I bought on sale last year, Calvin Klein shoes, and Jewelmint jewelry are the supporting actresses.

Status: SENT BACK.

Why? This was a tough call. I really loved the final look, and the floral top is definitely a piece I would wear. I think I mentioned before in one of my previous posts that my philosophy is to keep only the pieces I am completely in love with, or ones I think I’ll wear over & over. ( Trying to keep my closet under control lol, it has a life of its own ) Although lovely, I have many tops super similar to this one so regretfully I sent it back.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Style Tip: Black lines play a big role in all the pieces in this look. I wanted to replicate that with the tiny belt, and I believe it adds value to the already dramatic look. I believe each fashion piece has clues in it that can give you creative ideas on how to enhance it in outfits. When styling your looks, take your cue from the pieces you chose, and accentuate the existing feel of it with accessories.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Stitch Fix made the Rahni dress casual with a jean jacket, and flats, and more glam with heels.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Yumi Rahni Printed Dress ($78) Seriously, the Rahni dress is GORGEOUS. The print is beautiful, reminds me of Iznik tiles, the colors are breathtaking ( I love blues), and the beaded detail on the neckline is a great touch. I think the neck detailing deserved an undo, (albeit a quick one here) and I added equally intricate drop earrings from my latest Wantable accessory box. 

Status: SENT BACK

Why? This was an easy decision as the dress was a tight fit (just on the bottom) for me. It is my size, and I wear the same size in all my other dresses still. My guess is this brand, or particular dress runs a bit tighter. Although your experience may not be the same, keep this in mind if you ask for Rahni in your fixes. You can see the problem area where it wrinkles below. If not for this reason, I would 100% keep this dress. It is beautiful!!

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Look at the lovely beading.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

On the styling cards, Alan cardigan is shown with jeans, and over a dress.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Market and Spruce Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan ($58) I wanted to mix and match both looks Stitch Fix came up with, and paired Alan Cowl Neck cardigan casually with a dress, and my Hunters. ( these boots are THE BEST– I would never think a rain boot could have so much style punch. I wear them with absolutely everything, and recommend them to just about everyone that asks about them from the moms at the playground to baristas at Starbucks.  🙂 )

Status: HAPPILY KEPT.

Why? What’s not to love? This piece fulfills all my requirements. It is perfect for fall, and upcoming winter, hello it is asymmetrical ( love little quirks like that), and it looks great open, or zipped up. There was no way I was sending this one back.

This cardigan from Modcloth is essentially the same piece of this SF cardigan as I have bought it in charcoal.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Dress: Marine Layer |  Accessories: Wantable  | Handbag: Foley & Corinna

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

I really like how Stitch Fix styled this lace overlay top. It is especially pretty with the skirt.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Market and Spruce Bernadette Lace Overlay Raglan Top ($58) This top immediately reminded me of my Free People destroyed jeans for some reason. I thought the tone of blue on the top would go really lovely with the grey of the denim. I added my boutique find shoes ( also worn here, and in my Instyle Inspired post ), my loyal Michael Kors Hamilton, and a floppy wool hat to the mix.

Status: Sent Back.

Why? This top was the second strong contender from the October Stitch Fix box. I liked that it was a long sleeve top, and the color of the lace overlay is different than what I usually have in my wardrobe. I was planning to keep just one piece from this Stitch Fix though, and at the end of the day I decided the cardigan would be a better buy for the cooler months. ( Do I deserve a round of applause for exercising self restraint ? 🙂 )  If you like lace tops, go for this one. It is an amazing top, and the fit is very flattering.

STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW
STITCH FIX OCTOBER 2014 REVIEW

Have you ladies received any Stitch Fix’s lately? Which of my pieces do you like? Seriously can’t wait to hear what you all think!!

If you have never tried Stitch Fix, I obviously love it, and highly recommend it for a fun, exciting box to receive even if it was for once in a while ( you can request the frequency of your fixes at Stitch Fix website) I think the $20 styling fee is so worth it for the excitement, and more than not there is at least that one piece you would want to keep.

HOLIDAY GIFT ALERT: Stitch Fix is also great for the holidays as you can gift it to your loved ones. I plan to do this for a couple friends.

UPDATE!!! October 2015 Review is live now! Great fall pieces.

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  • Great review! Thanks! I am looking forward to receiving my next Fix in a couple of weeks! Thanks! Susan

    • Delighted to hear you enjoyed the review 🙂 Would love it if you share your fix with me when you get it ( on theboxqueen Facebook or e-mail) Thanks, XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Excellent review! I have the Skies Are Blue top through GT and I love it. The cardigan is great and definitely a keeper for fall. I highly recommend trying accessories! Very stylish and high quality pieces. What color are your Hunter boots? I’m thinking of picking up the Olive for fall. 🙂

    • Cheryl my Hunters are navy. They are the most versatile and comfortable rain boots I’ve ever owned. I strongly recommend them ( I believe I linked to the exact ones of mine above 🙂 I wear my Hunters with anything from leggings to jeans, dresses & skirts. Total love <3
      I am so glad to hear you liked the review. The Skies are Blue Top was such a difficult one to send back, wish I got it from GT. Have a great new week dear, XOXO, Elif

  • The cardigan is my favorite too. I really like how unique all the pieces were, but you just cant pass up the zipper on that cardigan!

    • Yup exactly my feelings, zipper, asymmetrical edgy look and I am sold haha. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • Sophia

    Once again your review is great. So much info and great photos. I loved the jean outfits too but your cardigan is perfect for the season. I also like the striped dress. Is it a comfy fabric? Looks so cozy for a dress.

    • The striped dress is so soft Sophia. I am obsessed with soft cotton fabrics and this one is perfection. Great as a dress or as a tunic over leggings. <3
      Thanks for the sweetness. I absolutely enjoy putting these reviews together and trying to improve my pics each time. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • fashionguru

    I loved all the styling you did and everything looks good on you. If it was me I would keep the whole box. I admire your self restrain. 🙂 I am still restraining myself to try stich fix because of that reason.

    • Haha it was self-restraint all right I was so inclined to just keep the whole thing 🙂 I still think you should just try once for the fun of it. I have faith you’ll exercise some self-restraint as well on what to keep :-)) Thx for the kind words love. XOXO, Elif

  • I so wish we had stitchfix here in UK. I love these items. The printed top in the first photos is gorgeous, love the a-symmetrical cardi too, such versatile pieces. Like you, I only buy clothes now I absolutely love, otherwise they’d probably stay hanging in my wardrobe!

    • I am waiting for them to start shipping internationally but don’t know how they would work out the timing. Maybe they could start a company in Europe as well. 🙂 Wish you didn’t miss out on the fun Lorna. I really enjoy it each month.
      Are there fun clothing subs in the UK?
      Have a great week, XOXO, Elif

  • I really like that dress and the cardigan, but I can understand why you would send the dress back. That cardigan looks so cozy!

    Nicole

    • It really is as cozy as it looks 🙂 Wish I could have kept the dress but fit issues are a no no LOL. Thx for saying hi Nicole <3 XOXO, Elif

  • I have never tried Stitch fix, but from ur post it sounds really good! Love ur distressed jeans in first look and the shoes from the last look SO MUCH! Just dropping in from the link up to say hello! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

    • Thx for stopping by! 🙂 Stitch Fix is a clothing service and it is so much fun ( as you can see from my excitement over all my goodies haha) I adore distressed jeans and those printed shoes are my Cinderella shoes :-)) Have a wonderful week dear, XOXO, Elif

  • I love everything you got! I think I would’ve kept it all – I might have to request the lace top and I really love the cardigan you kept as well as the paisley sweater! I get my next box tomorrow (I think), we shall see!

    • Hi Melanie thx for stopping by! I was so tempted to do the same and kept it all but had to choose one fab piece ( with all the other shopping I do LOL) and the cardigan made the most sense. The lace top is an amazing piece tough. Now I am super curious on what you got. Would love it if you share with me when you have a minute. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • I always like reading your reviews because they are so honest. I’ll think something looks cute on you and if you sent it back, you tell me why, which is so helpful! I love the asymmetrical zip sweater! Such a unique piece!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com

    • Thx for noticing Jill, I do my best to keep it real and honest. 🙂 So happy you find it useful!! I have already worn the cardigan on more than one occasion. It was a great choice after all. <3 Have a lovely week, XOXO, Elif

  • Everything is gorg, but the printed sweater is hands down my favorite!! And I love your styles ideas for it. You are making me want to sign up!! Ha!! So hard to choose what to keep!

    • Shanna sign up and we can chat talk Stitch Fix together till dawn LOL. ( I know such an enabler right? :-)) It is super difficult to choose what to keep, and now you make me wish I kept the printed sweater haha. So happy you like the style ideas beautiful, thx and have the best new week!! XOXO, Elif

  • Love all of the fab prints in this post! I’m a huge fan 🙂

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    • Thx so much Jenna <3 I am a print girl too. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Tban

    Ok, i do agree how difficult it must have been to part with that floral stripes shirt. I think i could not. But love your choice.

    • It was Tulay but have to choose right haha ( with my love of shopping especially :-)) XOXO, Elif

  • The asymmetrical cardigan is a fabulous piece!

    • Agree and already worn it a couple times. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel&Eda

    The cross necked cardigan is absolutely FABULOUS! We are excitedly waiting for our box to arrive.

    • I am so excited for you girls!! You have to share with me what you end up getting in your box. I am very happy with my choice of cardigan, even more so now matching it with a million things. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • I really loved this box, Elif. I really like the lace top on you! I am on my third fix, and your reviews helped me decide to do Stitch Fix in the first place. I look forward to seeing your November box.

    • Theboxqueen

      Hi Hope!! I don’t know why I haven’t seen your comment from about 4 months ago. I happened upon it right now. Thanks so much for stopping by and better late then never, welcome to TheBoxQueen! <3 So happy my reviews have been helpful. Have you been receiving any exciting SF's since? Looking forward to chat more, XOXO, Elif

  • Emily

    Hey! I just joined StitchFix and I got the asymmetrical cardigan you described so perfectly above! I love it, especially the french terry material! But, then I saw that your price was $58 and mine is $68, plus you’ve linked to a ModCloth version for even less! Is the material the same in both? If so, I may just have to return the Market and Spruce and go for the other.

    • Theboxqueen

      Hi Emily! I’ve purchased this cardigan from SF but also have the Modcloth version. I am not sure whether our SF cardigan is exactly the same, at least fabric wise. Mine is not french terry material but more of a regular knit. I wonder if they’ve changed up the material. ( may be the reason of price change)
      There were one or two varying opinions on this from what I remember but I personally liked both versions. ( SF and MC) Let me know if you have any other questions. Would love to chat more. Thanks for stopping by! XOXO, Elif

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