Stitch Fix Review #3: September 2015
My September Stitch fix arrived at my doorstep a day early; as if this deal couldn’t be any sweeter! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this fix because of all the great fall pieces I’ve been pinning to my stitch fix board. Go check out my stitch fix board on Pinterest and feel free to follow me if you want to see what I’m pinning. In addition to fall clothing, I had also mentioned an upcoming wedding so I was hoping for a dress or two that would work for both wedding and work. When I peeked at the wrapped items I saw blue, lots of blue. I was a little bummed because I expected to see lots of fall colors but I didn’t let it bother me too much because I know how much I can be surprised by items and I could potentially love every piece of blue in this box. I’ll show you what I received and let you know what I kept and what I sent back below. But first, for those of you who do not know what Stitch Fix is, let me 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.
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September 2015 Fix:
1. Just Black Riley Distressed Skinny Jean: Kept
I loved these jeans! They fit comfortably and I thought the distressing on them was perfect. I no longer want to wear jeans that have big gaping tears in the upper thighs (cough*americaneagle*cough*) so I was especially happy with these. They looked great causally with an over-sized shirt or dressed up a little so I will be wearing these quite a bit. I paired them with the Eclair blouse that also came in this fix just for fun and the two looked great together.
2. Eclair Pip Crew Neck Blouse: Kept
3. Margaret M Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant: Returned
The top: I loved this top right out of the box. It is completely sheer, so I had to put a navy cami under, luckily I have a few. It’s perfect for work. I thought the pattern was pretty too.
The pants: These pants were different…… According the the label they are supposed to be “slimming” and I do think that they are! I was surprised that I sort of liked them when I put them on. I really really did not like the pattern though. From far away it’s subtle, but it’s really not me. They are high-rise and came up to my belly button, which wasn’t all that uncomfortable, usually I would think so but they felt ok, I think there was some extra structure in there to slim the midsection as well. The pants were a little loose in the knees so between fitting a little odd and just not liking the pattern I returned them. If they had been sent in a solid color I may have kept.
4. 41Hawthorn Sugar Dot Print Dress: Returned
I had mixed feelings about this dress. It is a simple white babydoll dress with black polka dots. In a store I would probably have passed right by this dress because I’m not that into polka dots, but I decided to give this a try because I thought maybe I could have fun dressing this up. Unfortunately, it was too loose around my midsection. I also didn’t like how much swing it had to it, there was A LOT of material. This dress was too similar to the Le Lis Merryn Printed dress I purchased from my first fix. I liked it, but because it was a bit big and I wasn’t in love with the pattern, it went back.
5. Olive & Oak Nikola Cable Knit Sweater: Returned
This was just a simple underwhelming cableknit sweater for fall/winter. I tried it with a navy cami and a cream cami so you could see the sides let some air through. I already have a sweater just like it from Forever 21 so I sent it back. I would not have paid $68 for this sweater either.
Overall, I’m a little disappointed with this fix. With all of the amazing things I had pinned for fall it felt like my stylist didn’t pay much attention to my stitch fix board on pinterest (or this blog 😉 ) – the box just felt a little generic. With that said, I am really happy with the jeans and the work top, so it wasn’t a total waste. I am hopeful that next month my stylist will come through with some fall looks that are more representative of my style and what I’ve been asking for.
Thank you to those who have used my referral already!
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,