Stitch Fix Review #1: July 2015
My first Stitch Fix review! After being underwhelmed with my Olia Box subscription, I decided to change things up a little bit and try out Stitch Fix. This is actually my second Fix – I wasn’t able to write a review on the first because I left for the beach the day it arrived, but I will show you what I kept from that box below. But first, since this is a first review, allow me to explain……..
What is it:
Stitch Fix is a monthly (or semi-regularly, it’s up to you) personal stylist service. The most popular option is a monthly home delivery of 5 items, clothing and accessories, to your door, picked by your stylist. The monthly stylist fee is $20 (yep, that’s it!) and if you choose to keep any of the items, that $20 goes toward your purchase. Once your Fix arrives, you get 3 business days to decide which items to keep, and which, if any, you want to send back. If you need to send items back, they provide you with a prepaid package that can be placed in your mailbox so you literally have to do nothing. To purchase the clothing/accessories you want to keep, you log into your online account, and select the ones you’re keeping and checkout. That’s it!
If you are someone who hates shopping, but doesn’t mind someone shopping for you, this is perfect. If you are someone who needs to be shopped for – then you need this service. If you’re intrigued and you want to step out of your comfort zone and let someone else give you suggestions based on information you’ve given them about what you like, this is what this service is all about!
How to sign up:
Your Stitch Fix stylists will need to get to know you, so you begin by creating an account and taking a personal style quiz and filling out your style profile. This is kind of fun and gives you quite a bit of say in what shows up at your door each month. **You will select your desired price ranges during this part as well. All of your answers and preferences can be changed at any time.
You should also start a Pinterest Stitch Fix board for your stylists to see what your personal style is all about. Be specific and detailed with what you post on there, that will help guide them. There’s a spot in your style profile to paste the link to your pinterest board.
You can leave the stylists additional messages if you are looking for something specific to arrive in your box – for example, if you have a wedding to go to, or will be going on vacation, job interviews, etc. Your stylists will send you options for these events. You can request to NOT receive specific items in your boxes (I just requested to no longer receive jewelry). I asked not to receive faux fur, pleather, or wool…
You’ll select when you’d like your box delivered each month (or how often), and it’ll arrive on your doorstep 🙂 You’ll get an email a week or two before, asking if you have any last minute requests for your stylist, and another email when your box has shipped. Once it arrives, you’ll have 3 business days to decide on which items you’ll keep or send back.
Are you sold yet? Let me refer you!
Go here to sign up: Stitch Fix!
July 2015 Fix:
Onto the fun stuff! Here’s what shows up at your door:
Items are folded, packaged, and wrapped:
This service always includes styling idea cards (which is brilliant) and a list of your merchandise and pricing:
1. Le Lis Merryn Printed Dress: Kept
This dress is actually navy, even though it looks black in my photos, with a white scallopy design. The V-Neck doesn’t go too low so I think it’s still work appropriate and it’s length is ideal for work as well. The dress is unbelievably comfortable- very soft! It’s a little too big for me, I was sent a S but an XS would’ve been perfect (I went and changed my sizing in my style profile after, as this is the second month in a row I’ve gotten dresses that were too big). Because It’s a little big and bunchy in the back because of the fit and flare (see pic below), I’m going to intentionally shrink this dress. Work is generally one of those places where having a loser fitting dress is desired, rather than a form-fitting, snug piece.
I tried the dress with a jean jacket, as suggested on the style cards. It was cute. But I wasn’t necessarily sold until I paired it with my peach cardigan and cognac pumps.
2. Collective Concepts Ravenna V-Neck Blouse: Kept
This is another work appropriate summer blouse. It does show off arms, but no back, and the V-Neck doesn’t go too low, which can be an issue. The little palmy design is so cute, I love the colors as well, so summery. The blouse falls straight and doesn’t hug anything uncomfortably. It isn’t see-though and didn’t need an obnoxious tank underneath it as well. I tried it casually with boyfriend jeans (kept from my first Stitch Fix 😉 ) and dressed up a bit for work with green chino skinnies.
3. Loveappella Devon Pleated Skirt: Passed
So, this skirt was too big. It wouldn’t stay up on my hips where it belonged and every time I took a step it slid down a little more and looked frumpy and silly. I don’t know that I would have kept it even if it did fit right. It’s cute, and potentially would have been cute with this top I kept. I tried it with several other ways but in the end, it was just too big. I’m not crazy about the color though. It’s also made of rayon, which means it showed everything. EVERYTHING. Every little lump and bump of my behind, so I wasn’t feeling that either. I figured it would probably shrink quite a bit if washed, because rayon typically does, but I just didn’t like it enough to pay $38 for it and hope it would look ok, so back it went.
4. Market and Spruce Somer Jacket: Passed
This jacket was different, a step out of my comfort zone. I’m always down for sweaters/jackets, and figured I’d like this. And I did, a little. I didn’t like the price though. I included the photo of the jacket zipped so you could appreciate the asymmetry of the jacket. It looks cute paired with a flowy tank or with a comfy tee. I also tried it, as suggested on my style cards, with a dress, and thought it looked interesting. I’m not sure I understand the look but didn’t think that it doesn’t work…. hmm
5. Bay to Baubles Mallory Hammered V Necklace: Passed
Cute. I have a few. The trend probably isn’t going to outlast the price, and so I sent it back. After receiving my second stitch fix with just “mediocre” jewelry, I asked that I no longer receive any. I will put a note in my style profile that I’m interested in receiving some jewelry if the piece is unique, interesting, and offers something completely different than what can be found at any local mall.
Kut from the Kloth Boyfriend Jeans:
From my first Stitch Fix, this was the only item I kept, I’ve worn them a ton (I’m wearing them with the Ravenna V-Neck blouse above)!
That’s it for my First Stitch Fix Review! What did you guys think!? Are you ready to try it!?!? Please message/email/comment with any questions you have, I’d love to help you out! If you want to try it out, just go to:
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,