Stitch Fix Review #5: November 2015
This fix was a total dud. As soon as I opened the box and took a good look at the clothes I was really confused. Was this box meant for me? Except for one, maybe two items, the rest of he box was completely unappealing to me. Excuse me for a moment, as I’m going to be brutally honest, and I mean to offend no one, because I realize some of you will actually really like these items. As I looked through each top (I was only sent tops this time) I couldn’t get over how much this fix didn’t just not represent my style, but how much much I disliked each piece. I would have never picked up the majority of these items in a store because I simply find most of the tops unappealing in material, pattern, and color.
Now, I know I seem angry, it’s not because I received a box of “ugly” clothes. It’s because this stylist (they once again gave me a new one) clearly didn’t take any time to get to know my style, which is what this service is primarily based on. She did look at my pinterest, this I know because she sent me an elbow patch sweater and a dolman top, even though it wasn’t anything like the ones I had pinned. I have a beautiful stitch fix pinterest board, go check it out if you want, I think you’ll be just as confused as I am about this box after scrolling through that board. Additionally, I have this blog, where I post 2-3 times weekly about what I’m wearing and what I’m loving in fashion. I do give my stylists the link to my blog and ask them to look, she didn’t. I think maybe she packed this fix for her own style.
Let me tell you what stitch fix is all about, if you don’t already know. Then I’ll show you all the clothes and tell you why I’m going to continue getting fixes, for now.
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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Tart Tarlee Faux Fur Vest: Returned
Out of all the items, this one was the only one I felt like was picked for me. I did like it but there were problems. I thought it was a bit short – you can see how high it goes up my back. Maybe a size up would have been better. It also had silver details on the zipper and I wear gold jewelry so it didn’t really look right. The price tag was a little high too. I own better quality J. Crew vests that I’ve paid half that price for, so back it went!
Papermoon Jared Contrast Trim Knit Top: Returned
I was on the fence about this top. It was kind of underwhelming. The front of the shirt is a bit longer than the back and as we all know, I tend to like over-sized tops so ultimately I decided to return it. I did think it was a good fall top but we’re about to be in a winter and it’s so thin I didn’t think I’d wear it much.
Market & Spruce Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater: Returned
I did ask for either an over-sized elbow-patch tee or sweater. The tops I pinned are all in neutral colors or stripes and are gorgeous! This sweater, just completely pales in comparison. I really do not like the color combination at all, navy and fuchsia. I rarely ever wear fitted crew neck sweaters, which is pretty obvious from my ‘what I’m wearing wednesday” posts. I sent back a fitted navy sweater from Stitch Fix already. And I sent this one back too. I think it’d be better for someone much younger than me.
Market & Spruce Sawyer Space Dye Dolman Sleeve Knit Top: Returned
I pinned a gorgeous green and navy stripped dolman top but was sent this one instead. I’ll be frank, I hate this pattern. I was sent a black/brown sweater last fix in a similar pattern/material and sent that back too. The knit is just so unpleasant to me and I really really don’t like the colors either. I did change my opinion a little once I had it on. It looked nice the way I styled it and it was comfy but ultimately I couldn’t buy something I kind of hated. This top definitely went back and I’m still in the market for a pretty dolman top.
Hailey 23 Joel Short Sleeve Popover Dress: Returned
This dress I hated immediately out of the box and probably got the biggest “What The Hell” reaction. But then I tried it on and my opinion changed a little bit. It’s not my style at all, but it’s a great work dress in that it provides great coverage and the “T-shirt” overlay is loose fitting so it’s very forgiving. The stripped bottom half is thicker and comfy. The lovely Erin from Living in Yellow received a similar dress in navy and white that I like a lot better. If I had been sent that one I would’ve kept it but ultimately this one just wasn’t me and I returned it.
I expect to have fixes that just don’t work out, but I am not tolerant of fixes that seem like they weren’t even made for me after all the direction between notes to my stylist, pins, and blog posts I provide for them. I definitely put way more effort into this fix than my stylist did, so I’m not happy. I did sign up for a December Fix. If that’s equally as bad, I’ll be moving on and trying out a different stylist service.
If you want to see pins from prior fixes and other fashion inspiration, check out my style board on Pinterest and feel free to follow me!
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time,