Stitch Fix Review #6: December 2015
After a super disappointing fix last month and another un-personalized one in September, I was seriously losing my faith in Stitch Fix. I wanted to figure out what I was doing wrong to mess up these fixes, as far as guiding my stylists, so I spent more time this month pinning clothing I wanted and being really specific on my style board. I also added more specific requests to my note to my stylist, which I hadn’t been doing before either. The other half of the problem was the stylist, so I voiced my unhappiness to Stitch Fix and crossed my fingers and hoped for the best! I was so happy to open my box this month to see that I had Rachel as my stylist again (she styled me a great fix in October). I had requested to have her again but that didn’t happen for November, we’ll see if I get her again next fix (I’ve requested her again)!
Even though I only kept 2 items from this fix, and I’ll explain why below, I am happy with this fix and excited to show you guys what was sent! Rachel picked some pretty amazing pieces! Before I do, let me tell you 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 pleather or real fur…
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!
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For those of you who have used my referral link, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Don’t forget to encourage your friends to use yours now that you’ve signed up!
Loveappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt: Returned
This sweatshirt was cute and typically something I would seemingly gravitate towards. Rachel sent it in “olive” and so far, out of all the colors I’ve seen others have received, this color is my favorite! Ultimately, I sent it back because I am not really into the “marled” appearance of the fabric. I also thought the fabric was a bit rough and not all that warm. I usually like my sweatshirts to be over-sized and a little longer. The price tag was kind of high too.
Papermoon Cheryl Printed Pencil Skirt: Returned
You guys! This skirt! How amazing is it? You’re probably wondering why I sent it back, and I’ll get to that. The color says “blush” but it is more of a grey, with light pink flowers. BUT if you look very close (look at the close-up photo above that I took of all the clothes folded together), the flowers have sparkly red thread worked in, which is why I paired the skirt with that burgundy top just to show you how versatile the skirt is. I sent it back because it was too big (it’s my own fault, I’m too afraid to size down my skirt listed size…. sigh) It might have shrunk nicely in the wash but I didn’t keep it to find out. I’m holding it up and tucking it back for you in the burgundy pic. It stayed up a little better with the thicker pink blouse but kept falling down as I was moving around and I thought that would be really annoying while wearing around at work. The skirt is really unflattering if it doesn’t fit well (it slides down and hits my mid-calves and that is definitely a look I didn’t want).
Skies are Blue Balia Shearling Cardigan: Returned
I asked for a faux shearling vest and this is the cardigan I received. I just didn’t love it. It was so so soft and very comfy. As far as what I have in mind for a shearling vest, I just want a simple ivory vest, I didn’t want all the extra material and didn’t want it in jacket form so I didn’t think I’d wear this much.
Le Lis Alante Woven Back Knit Top: Kept
This top is probably my favorite item I’ve ever received (so far) from Stitch Fix! I just adore everything about this. The front is just a simple v-neck sweater but the back opens up into a floral pattern that is gorgeous! The length and where it hits in the back is perfect as well! I wore this straight out of the box to work 🙂 Thank you Rachel!
Skies are Blue Shenay Dress: Kept
I was undecided about this dress but ultimately kept it because the pattern is so pretty. I pinned a stunning long-sleeved navy dress with a floral pattern but that was unavailable for me so Rachel sent this. It’s a little matronly with the sleeves and the scoop neck when just worn on its own and it’s a little big on me but I think it just makes it feel like a shift dress. However, when I dressed it up I thought it looked precious so I decided to keep it because surprisingly the price wasn’t too high! This winter I’ll wear it with leggings, a cardigan, scarf, and boots!
I am much happier with this fix, thank you Rachel! I couldn’t be happier with the items I kept and even though I sent that skirt back, I’m super excited to get to show it to you guys because I know you’ll just love it! My next fix is scheduled to be delivered on Christmas Eve, how lucky am I!?
THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who have used my referral already!!
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,