Stitch Fix Review #8: January 2016
It’s January Stitch Fix time and what a beautiful fix it was! I was fortunate enough to get Rachel again, and like always I was pleased with the majority of what she sent. This was the first fix that I had specifically requested a few pieces in the note to my stylist but she wasn’t able to send me the things I requested (I’ll comment on that below). What she did send was from Stitch Fix’s new line of clothing so I received a super refreshing package of items I haven’t seen before! Before I show you what she sent, here’s a little about Stitch Fix in case you’re a newbie:
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.
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Market & Spruce Casola Knit Cargo Jacket: Returned
This was the only item Rachel sent that I felt wasn’t totally me. I didn’t dislike it, I just didn’t love it either. It reminds me of my J. Crew herringbone vest too so I only really need one item with this sort of detail and pattern. I do want a cargo jacket, I’m hoping for one in green. Fit-wise, this is an XS and there’s plenty of room and the cut is long. It’s comfy and you can wear the sleeves rolled or long. The waistline is adjustable from the inside.
Daniel Rainn Thornwood V-Neck Blouse: Kept
This is my favorite item from the fix! I know I’m a sucker for these floral tops but this is stunning. I love that it’s a tank so I can wear it in the spring and summer too. It does hang lower in the back to cover trouble areas, which we all know I basically require of something I plan to wear regularly. The colors are funky and basically can be stuck with anything as I discovered while trying to prepare this review for you. I also like the cut of the V and how the material drapes down from it. The material is light but not sheer so it doesn’t need a tank under it. Though I’ll mostly wear this dressed up for work I also paired it with my A GOLD E jeans from my last fix and found it also looks great dressed casually.
RD Style Tawny Open Drape Cardigan: Returned
Honestly, anyone would love this pretty and very comfy drape front aztec sweater. The colors are different for me because I usually go for something girly, but I still really liked it. The arms on this were a bit snug, a long-sleeve shirt under this would have been difficult to wear. The only reason I didn’t buy this sweater is because I already own two aztec sweaters, a black and white one and a pink and grey one.
Le Lis Flit Crochet Trim Top: Returned
I know you’re already wondering why I sent this top back and believe me, I loved it. From the color, to the subtle pattern, and obviously, the pretty crochet detail. It went slightly lower in the back. The only reason I didn’t let myself buy was because I had been going through my closet last weekend and I came across another navy blouse from a prior stitch fix that I decided I haven’t been wearing enough. The tops are very similar so I couldn’t justify this one. Sigh.
Sweet Grey Cusso Cowl Neck Knit Pullover: Returned
I snuck a peak at my fix on my phone app before it arrived and saw this sweater was coming and was super excited. The cowl neck I got last fix was all wrong and this one looked really promising. I was pretty set on buying it even before trying it on but once I did, there were fit issues. As in, it didn’t have much fit at all. It’s just kind of boxy. The sleeves are big on me. The cowl neck was very wide, leaving lots of cleavage room (I mean, if that’s an issue you have, obviously that’s not my issue… lol). The price of this sweater is $118 and I just couldn’t pay that for something I didn’t love. I think I’ve given up on cowl necks for this year and I really do thank my stylist for trying to find me the perfect one.
Wasn’t this such a great fix? I only kept the floral patterned V-neck top but I really did love the aztec sweater and the navy crochet knit top too! I requested a few specific pieces from my stylist, a crossover sweater and a layered sweater. I’ve also been asking for white skinny jeans or cords and a navy vest. I understand that most of the items I find on Pinterest are super popular and I’ll have a tough time getting them in my own fixes so I do try to find similar items on my own. This kind of defeats the purpose of Stitch Fix but I’m determined to hold out for pieces I really want. That’s what I’m doing with this fix and I’m totally happy with coming away from it with just one item.
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Thank you for stopping by! Until next time,