Stitch Fix Review #2: August 2015
My August Stitch Fix arrived! At first glance I was really worried this was going to be a “purchase all 5” box and I’d be eating ramen noodles for dinner for the next month to make up for the hole in my wallet. My stylist’s goal was to transition me from summer into early fall with some essentials. By viewing my blog and stitch fix board, she picked up on my love for neutrals so I was immediately a sucker for the color palette that I pulled out of my box. Go check out my stitch fix board on Pinterest and feel free to follow me if you want to see what I’m pinning. I’ll explain why I didn’t keep all 5 pieces below. But first, for the newbies, here’s what Stitch Fix is all about:
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!
August 2015 Fix:
1. Le Lis Berkley Lace Back Knit Top: Kept
2. Mavi Freida Skinny Jean: Returned
The top: So simple in the front and what a snazzy surprise in the back! Yes, that lace between the V of material is see-through. I thought the simplicity of the front combined with the sexy in the back makes this versatile for many different things. To make it work appropriate, I wore a black cami underneath the shirt so there was no skin showing.
The jeans: Too big. They are mid-rise and came up to my belly-button. They bunched a little at the pockets in the front, rear, knees, and ankles. They sent a size 4 and I think a size 2 would have fit perfectly. I also think the dye was a bit funky: one side seemed to have a darker linear dye near the crotch and the other didn’t. For the price of these jeans, I just couldn’t spend that much for a pair that didn’t fit and weren’t perfect.
3. Papermoon Catarina Knit Top: Kept
My gut told me to send this top back because I already have too many just like it. My irrational self was like “but the sleeves are different, and not in this color, and, look a pocket!” Anyway. I kept it. It’s so comfy, and so casual. I shouldn’t even have to rationalize this purchase. Sigh.
4. BRIXON IVY Pinson Drape Cardigan: Returned
I wanted to love this cardigan, I tried really hard. The colors were right up my alley. The photos make it difficult to see but the sleeves/back are a light grey/beige color and the complimentary rose color draping the front is pretty. I had a little trouble pairing it with work pants. I also had difficulty pairing it with tops because the cardigan itself is so bulky, there was just so much material everywhere that everything I tried felt bulky. I also didn’t like how short it was in the back, I like my cardigans to cover my rear 😉 Ultimately, I sent it back because I already have too many cardigans in these corresponding shades (that do cover my bum!)
5. Market and Spruce Inus Ruffle Front Sleeveless Cardigan: Returned
So this sleeveless cardigan contraption was a new concept for me. It took me a second to adjust and then another second to try and figure out just what the heck I should try to pair it with (I mean, aren’t my arms going to be cold?). I tried as hard as I could to make it work. It’s just that, I think maybe it’s THIS sleeveless cardigan that doesn’t work. There is A LOT of material. I didn’t even take a photo of the back, I wish I had. I could have used this thing as a tree skirt and then swaddled a baby in what was left. I felt like there was too much material to deal with. Honestly though, give me props, I paired it with the jeans and shirt from this Fix and it didn’t look too bad 😉 I think it looks best with a tank top, but I’d never wear something that heavy if it were warm enough for me to be in a tank. So, back it goes….
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