Stitch Fix Review #7: December 2015 II
It’s Stitch Fix time again! This will be my 2nd this month because I have them scheduled every 2-3 weeks. It was due on Christmas Eve, which I was super excited about. My gut told me this was too good to be true, and it was. The package wasn’t shipped until after Christmas and arrived on New Years Eve. I did write to customer service on 12/24 when my fix was due to arrive at my house but hadn’t even shipped yet, just to see what was going on. The response was pretty disappointing, the customer service rep essentially told me to be patient and unfortunately they couldn’t do anything about the delay (obviously it was much wordier than that, but we have clothes to look at so I’m summarizing). I was just happy to hear I hadn’t been forgotten about, because lately Stitch Fix hasn’t earned much respect from me, in terms of paying attention (except for my favorite stylist Rachel, she’s been amazing!!).
I was so conflicted about this fix, and we’ll get there in a second. First, let me tell you what Stitch Fix is 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!
Go here to sign up: Stitch Fix!
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!
December II 2015:
A GOLD E Sophie Distressed High Rise Skinny Jean: Kept
As soon as I saw that I was sent High-Rise jeans I was worried. First, I figured they’d be super uncomfortable. Then, I was unsure I was even cool enough to put these on. I mean, aren’t these only cute with crop tops? Which, by the way, I could potentially wear if I held a position at Cosmo but isn’t OK for my current lifestyle. I’m still in my 20’s and I don’t have children but I could only imagine these were going to look like “mom jeans”. Then I put them on and actually really liked them. They come up to just below my belly button which surprised me because I imagined they’d come up to my chest… They are so comfortable. To add to my indecision was the price, these definitely come with a price tag. I started dressing them up and my mind was made, I wanted them! They are cute with just a simple tee and sneakers too.
* Stitch Fix calls these jeans the “Brynn Distressed High Rise Skinny Jean” but the tag on them says they are “A GOLD E Sophie High Rise Skinny Jean”. I’m not sure if my Stitch Fix card is wrong or if they just renamed them but if you Pinterest search A GOLD E Sophie you will see others (like Victoria Beckham and Julianne Hough OMG) wearing these exact jeans and they are gorgeous!
RD Style Angus Split Back Mixed Material Sweater: Returned
I liked this sweater a lot and it was REALLY comfortable and soft! I am wearing my JUST BLACK Dean Skinny Jeans from my 4th fix in this one as well, in case you’re interested. The sweater is adorable and the split with ivory chiffon-like material in the back is pretty. I love the cut, especially in the back. There is a gap above the buttons in the back so unfortunately you’d have to wear a cami underneath it to hide a bra strap. I have been asking for an elbow patch sweater but this wasn’t really what I wanted as far as that was concerned. I have 2 cobalt sweaters already so ultimately I decided it didn’t NEED this one.
Market and Spruce Chaimbers Cowl Neck Knit Top: Return
I like the idea of a cowl neck sweater, but this top just wasn’t cutting it for me. It was too short, a size up may have looked better but I don’t know. The material is thin and kind of clingy too. I just didn’t think it was very flattering on me. I did like the color though! I think it’s obvious this one was a return.
Le Lis Sutherlin Contrast Print Knit Top: Returned
I was conflicted about this top. It’s pretty. I think if it had been sent to be in the spring or early fall I probably would have kept it. I just can’t see myself wearing it anytime soon because it’s about to get very cold for the next several months and this shirt is very light and thin.
Papermoon Cheryl Printed Pencil Skirt: Returned
This skirt was sent to me in my last fix but it was a size too big. You can see how I dressed it up for that fix here. Rachel did find it in my size and resent it to me to try on. It looks so much better (lengthwise) now that it fits better. I love this skirt and it nearly killed me to send it back. For work, this skirt is just too impractical and definitely too sexy so I don’t think I could find ways to wear it very often.
The pain of sending the papermoon skirt back was blunted a bit by knowing I was tossing a fortune into a new pair of jeans. I think the jeans are so great that I’m totally ok with coming out of this fix with only 1 item. Though I think I’m probably a one high-rise jean kind of girl, I am happy to find out that I’m cool enough to pull them off 😉
THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who have used my referral already!!
Go check out my stitch fix board! If you want to see pins from prior fixes and other fashion inspiration, check out my style board on Pinterest or, if you’d just like to check out my Pinterest in general, feel free to follow me!
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,