Last Friday, I was thrilled to find a new Stitch Fix waiting for me on my front doorstep when I came home from work.
This quickly turned to disappointment when I opened the box and saw that half of it was occupied by this bag:
Officially, this is called the “Emma Satchel” from Fossil and full retail price is $188, which is also what was listed as the cost by Stitch Fix.
I hated this bag. Immediately.
I hadn’t even looked at the price before I knew I hated it, and when I read the styling note, I was surprised to find out it was leather. It looked like pleather; this was definitely a cheap looking bag.
The contrast stitching was ugly and the bag did not seem well constructed. Also, Fossil is not a brand I would normally buy, although I can’t really explain why other than there are a million other brands out there that I like better. It feels more like a tween or teen brand to me, but I am willing to be wrong on this.
Regardless, this bag was NOT for me and I already knew that I would be sending items back.
Objectively, this Market and Spruce blouse is not hideous. Here is a close up of the bird print:
Subjectively, this blouse is almost exactly like at least 5 other tops I have received from Stitch Fix, so it didn’t feel like a fresh wardrobe choice at all. As I recently posted, I am leaning toward modern silhouettes lately, and this did not fit the bill.
Decision made to send it back.
Same problem here:
This was a flowy navy print tank top. Two years ago, I would have kept it. Now, not so much.
Back it went.
This was the hardest decision:
This is a knit top with a sweater-y material for the body and jersey (very soft) sleeves. The color is brick red.
Somehow I missed the elbow patch details the first time around:
Out of everything in this Fix, this was the piece I liked the most. It was priced at $54, but with my $20 use-it-or-lose it styling credit, it would have been $34. In the end, I was so irritated with this Fix that I packed it all up and sent it back (spoiler!), but there were points between sealing the envelope and mailing it that I contemplated keeping this top.
Here was the decision maker:
I don’t even know where to begin.
If I hated the Fossil bag, I *despised* these jeans with the heat of a thousand white suns.
These Liverpool distressed jeans are very similar to at least two pairs of jeans I have received, as well as a pair of jean shorts (which I surprised myself by loving).
Except: these jeans have a horrible, horrible wide leg capri cut.
They are extremely similar to this, minus the distressed bits:
These take Mom Jeans to a new, hideous level.
The decision making for this Fix was my fastest ever. I was annoyed to the point of anger and had everything packed back in the return envelope within 20 minutes. Spouse even dropped it off at the Post Office the next morning to figuratively take out the garbage ASAP.
Sigh. So disappointing.