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Can Stitch Fix Capture a Netflix Star’s Style? — My Natasha Lyonne Makeover

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey of your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when you’d like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)

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My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different. Speaking of preferences, I challenged my stylist to match me with pieces reflective of Natasha Lyonne’s style from the Netflix series Russian Doll for this month’s review. Read on for more!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this Fix. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we conduct reviews.)

About Stitch Fix

The Personal Styling Service: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for any items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: The US, and the UK 

Good to Know: Stitch Fix is an ad hoc styling service, meaning you can schedule Fixes automatically or order them whenever you’d like—there’s no subscription required.

Also Good to Know: In addition to Women’s and Men’s options, Stitch Fix launched Stitch Fix Kids! Check out our reviews to learn more.

Stitch Fix Plus Size Clothing February 2020 Review

This is the invoice that was included. It shows in detail the items selected for me and the brands, sizes, and cost of each piece. The total comes up to $240.25 after all the discounts if I opt to keep everything—which is a $106.75 total savings! That is like getting the Slink jeans for free!

As always, I received this handy sheet with a note from this month’s stylist, Nicole! For last month’s feedback, I asked if she could send me an outfit styled by one of my personal icons and favorite actresses, Natasha Lyonne. I especially love her style on the show, Russian Doll. As you can see by Nicole’s note, she was totally into the concept as well and ran with it! I love her enthusiasm and how she told me why she selected each item. I already know this is going to be a fun experience for both of us!

 

Also included was an advert for Stitch Fix ‘s option where you can shop personalized outfits built around items you already own. What a neat concept!

My Style Inspiration: Natasha Lyonne/Nadia Vulvokov of Russian Doll

 

I have been following Natasha Lyonne’s career since the ’90s when I saw her in movies like The Slums of Beverly Hills, But I’m a Cheerleader, and Everyone Says I Love You. She was so enigmatic, witty, and unique back then and remains to be to this day. She is rough around the edges, but charming and whip smart. That comes across in her fashion and in the character she portrays, Nadia Vulvokov, in Russian Doll. If you haven’t seen the show– what are you waiting for? The show is absolutely brilliant (made me feel an arsenal of emotions, I FELT THEM ALL!), much like the rock’n’roll menswear that Lyonne wears on the show.

 

I love Natasha’s style outside of Russian Doll as well. It is strong, fierce, quirky, and unique;  filled with retro and vintage pieces, vibrant and bold colors, flashy metallic hues, and wild animal prints. Her wardrobe matches her personality perfectly– smart, clever, and incredibly strong willed. I see our styles, aesthetic, and personalities being rather similar–  am I a narcissist for enjoying her so dang much? She seems so effortlessly cool in every respect and I absolutely adore her, so she was the ideal style icon for me to choose!

 

Genoa Belted Coatigan by Evolution by Cyrus, Size 2x — Retail Value $98

It’s a cardigan, it’s a coat– it’s a COATIGAN! I just love that phrase, don’t you? More so than the phrase, I love this coatigan. It is so warm– ideal for those temperate end of winter days. Our weather out my way has been all over the place! Recently it is was twenty six degrees, but a few days prior it was near the sixties. For days like those, this jacket is ideal. The material has a warm wool quality and the style of the pieces is so incredibly classic. Houndstooth print is an eternally stylish pattern. Nicole nailed it on the head with this jacket since Nadia Vulvokov (played by Natasha Lyonne) in Russian Doll always sports these timeless menswear-inspired pieces. Think Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, just darker and more brooding.

 

Lenny Lace Panel Pullover by LETY & ME, Size 2x — Retail Value $48

Nadia wears lots of black pieces, but I feel that this top perfectly marries her style with mine. I never shy away from showing off a bit of skin, but with a top like this one you still manage to be modest and have some coverage. The polka dot lace is divine on the sleeves and chest. The material has ample stretch and isn’t too thin or too thick– it is immensely comfortable. I love the pullover paired with the Slink jeans that Nicole included for me, but how amazing would this look for a night out on the town with a faux leather mini skirt, large brimmed hat, and ankle booties? Homina, homina, am I right? I wouldn’t mind repeatedly reliving a day in this ensemble, I tell ya!

 

Jeanice Side Stripe Frayed Hem Skinny Jeans by Slink, Size 22w — Retail Value $98

Let me tell you guys, I legitimately gasped when I put these jeans on. First of all, they feel soft like butter to the touch and feel absolutely amazing to wear! Then, when I saw the snakeskin tuxedo strip down the legs, I think I fell in love. This is another piece that I feel perfectly combines my style with Natasha Lyonne’s in Russian Doll! These jeans are gorgeous and soft, yet have a tough edginess to them– just like the character of Nadia and myself. I love it!

 

Depth Vegan Leather Bootie by BC Footwear, Size 9.5 — Retail Value $69

I am a sucker for a good pointy-toed bootie and these ones are truly quintessential. These are incredibly well made– and from vegan leather to boot! I love the faux croc texture as well. The beauty of a bootie (the shoe variety, of course) like these is that you can dress them up or down. They are so adaptable! I love them styled apart of this Natasha Lyonne styled look, but I can envision various ways to wear these beauts! I am imagining wearing them with tights, a gold mini-skirt, a cropped vintage band shirt, and some oversized glasses to go see a band play at my favorite watering hole. These will also look effortlessly cool paired with your favorite dress pants and button down for the office as well!

 

Julius Graduated Bead Pendant Necklace by Bancroft — Retail Value $34

One of the most iconic items that Nadia wears in Russian Doll is a krugerrand coin that once belonged to her mother. As soon as I saw this piece, I knew what Nicole had in mind with its inclusion. Not only does this piece hold great symbolism, but it is understated and timeless. This necklace is bold, yet not overtly ostentatious. I appreciate that it is both silver and gold as well, you get the best of both metals in one necklace! This statement piece is lighter than I thought it would be and easy to wear– making it an excellent candidate to become a staple piece in one’s jewelry box.

The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix was so much fun! My stylist truly understood me and created a look that borrowed wonderful elements from my favorite modern-day style icon, Natasha Lyonne, but tailored to me and what I like. I genuinely loved the whole look Nicole sent me. If I wasn’t on a tight budget this month, I would have kept the Slink jeans and the BC Footwear booties in a heartbeat. This month’s styling really shows how much fun it can be to collaborate with your stylist! Not to be as repetitive as Nadia was in Russian Doll, but I can’t stress enough how crucial it is to provide feedback! Whether you create a Pinterest and post items that inspire you or reference a beloved celebrity’s style– giving your stylist a dream board of visuals is helpful in acquiring one’s perfect ensemble delivered right to your door!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get these pieces if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its Fixes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!

Value Breakdown: This personal styling service has a $20 styling fee with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $347. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 25% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $240.25 for the whole box. Ultimately, that’s roughly a 31% discount!

Check out all of our Stitch Fix reviews along with the best personal styling services for women as voted by our readers!

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

Posted in Clothing Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 39 comments

Comments (39)

  1. I have made comments 5 days ago, and have still not shown up.

  2. No posts showing up.

  3. Nicole, if I signed up could I ask my consultant to curate me a Gypsy/Boho look in the style of Stevie Nicks? I am such a 60/70’s type of girl. I love the billowy light, loose fabrics.
    I would have to ask for straps Sandals, or platforms instead of Stevie’s signature high heel boots.
    You look fantastic, I love how your consultant was able to capture the character’s Natasha plays.
    I guess Nikki from Orange is the new black, just wouldn’t of made the best fashion Curation!
    Thanks for the review Beautiful!

  4. Darn it – I wish that you could have kept it all. Loved everything and it looked amazing on you!

  5. I always love your styling suggestings, and I wish you were able to show the pieces styled in multiple ways. Anyhow, I love how this fix turned out!

    • Marlayna, I am glad you enjoy my styling suggestions! I do like to show some different ways to style pieces when I can too! It is fun to show since it really gives you an idea of your options and how versatile a piece can be for sure. I do have a few recent reviews where I tried to style certain items a variety of ways. I believe my Gwynnie Bee review from December or January has a pair of pants styled a few ways, but I will try to do that more often in the future too! Thank you for your feedback and for checking out my reviews. It means so much to me! Hope you are well!

  6. I really enjoy your reviews so much Nicole! You project confidence! Being a larger girl myself, it makes me smile to see how much you enjoy the clothes. I especially enjoy your styling tips. Thanks for the great attitude and reviews!!

    • Awe, Tracey! It makes me happy that you get such joy from my reviews. Thank you so much!

  7. What a cool idea and with this box the idea paid off completely!!!

    • Thanks, Carissa! It really did! I think it is always good to provide visual examples like a pinterest board, but providing such a distinct style like Natasha’s totally helps the process! So much fun and I definitely recommend to anyone interested.

  8. Huh.. So you can just pick a new character to match every month? I would totally do this.. Like Buffy lol or something fun and random.

    I don’t know my sizes at the moment. This box ill have to wait on. I stopped drinking heavy 14 months ago, sober now and losing a lot of weight with picking up exercise instead of the bottle. No point to buy clothes if ill fall out of them in a month. I’ll try this box once my weight is more balanced and more comfortable.

    Really fun idea though ❤ I totally dig it!

    • Congratulations on your sobriety.

    • Congratulations on your sobriety. One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is the fact that you don’t have to get it every month. Right now my sub is on a “whenever I want” schedule which is the best. I never thought to ask for a celebrity style but Ill consider it now.

    • Tiffany Pree, congratulations on your sobriety! That is an awesome accomplishment! So happy for you and the strides you are making to be healthier and stronger! I would say what Anna said regarding the box is that you can always pause it. I would even suggest trying Gwynnie Bee as well since they offer sizes 0-32. They are a clothing rental service and might be a good option too you can try different styles at different sizes too! Plus with them you can purchase items you like at a discount. I review that box as well and you might want to check out my reviews for them as well!

  9. This was such a fun and creative review! And, as always, you look amazing in 100% of the items! Those boots are making me swoon.

    • Awe thank you, Rose! I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did working on it with my stylist! And omg, right? Those boots are EVERYTHING!

  10. Your stylist did a great job! Such a fun idea! Being stuck in the house makes me want to try this. Everything looks really nice on you.

  11. You’re wearing Ducky shoes!!! 😃💕

    • (I meant Duckie. Autocorrect. 😒)

      • I mean, Duckie IS a style icon for sure! These are in way better shape than his shoes, though!

  12. I love all of these for you! She really nailed the concept you provided. The coatigan is so retro in a great way. Love the snakeskin detail on the jeans. I like that the clothing is body conscious, and think going up a size might make them too baggy. Of course, it’s all about how they feel to you when you have them on in terms of comfort and preference. Rock on with your bad self, girl. Now, I’m gonna go binge Russian Doll!

    • Thank you, Elaine! Yes, she really nailed it and I love the mixed patterns and fabrics against one another. The textures really add so much richness to a look like this. And thanks– I love more body skimming and hugging pieces myself, but I didn’t find the items tight at all. Like you said it is definitely about people’s preferences for sure!

      And omg enjoy bingeing it! I wanna rewatch it when I get a chance myself!

  13. Fun idea for a review!

    • Thanks, Marion! It was so much fun– for me and my stylist both! It really gives a more defined example for both of us. I loved working on this one so much!

  14. “Happy birthday, ba-by!” Loved that show.

    • h, yes! The more I talk about it, the more I wanna rewatch it!

  15. You look beautiful! I agree that you should go up a size though.

    • I don’t see where she said she wanted to go up a size????? They seem to fit perfectly… Don’t understand. She said her BUDGET was too tight, not the pants.

      • Terry further down mentioned the clothes being too small and I agreed.

      • She looks gorgeous either way though.

      • Thanks, Sara! Yeah, no issue with the sizing on the pants. They actually fit lime a dream. I wish I could have added those to my wardrobe– so fierce!

    • Thanks, Sandy. Everything felt comfortably and well actually. But I appreciate your feedback and for checking out my review! 😁

      • Awesome! You look amazing!

  16. Wow! I love all the pieces, she really nailed it for you! I think the coat is perfect and is my favorite piece-everything fits well too!

    • Thanks, chillybeans! I really had so much fun with this review!

  17. I do think she did a great job of finding pieces for the look you requested. That said, the coat’s pattern and texture is terrible. There’s too much going on. The coat in a solid color would have lent it to be used for a long time rather than a trendy piece of short term use. The shirt and pants are too tight on you; perhaps getting a size up and having them tailored would provide a more sophisticated look.

    • Thanks Terry. The pants and top fit me just fine. I prefer my clothes to be fitted rather than loose, but to each their own, right? Ultimately I felt boss in everything sent to me. Thanks for checking out my review– I appreciate it!

      • Yeah you looked AMAZING in everything! All of it fit like a dang glove girl!! You can rock anything dude!!

      • Thank you so much, Lawden!

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