Stitch Fix Review #12: April 2016
Let me just get straight to it: this was my favorite fix so far! I wanted to keep almost every piece. This time around I asked Rachel, my stylist, to send me fun weekend pieces because I’m currently well-stocked on work attire. And, like always, she came through. Is it just me or has Stitch Fix really been upping their game lately? I’ve been very happy with my last several fixes but I know a lot of that is credited to my amazing stylist. She always sends me pieces that she thinks will look great on me. The hardest part for me is separating what looks good from what I’ll actually wear in real life. I so often want to keep everything! The struggle is real, friends, and that’s definitely true of this most recent fix. I can’t wait to show you what she sent, but first, for the newbies, a quick review:
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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THML Chana Embroidered Dress: Returned
Let it be known that I really wanted to keep this dress and was totally planning on it. It fits like a dream, seriously. No scary bits are showing. It was light and flowy in all the right places and very comfortable. The colors and crochet detail are pretty too, aren’t they? I liked that this dress didn’t have some obnoxious or overwhelming pattern. I wasn’t a huge fan of the collar though, it just seems and felt a little strange. I tried to consider where I’d wear this. It seems a bit dressy for weekend errands but it was comfortable enough for that. It was also an option for the beach. I only sent it back because I was on a bit of a budget this round and loved some of my other pieces more.
I probably should have warned you. It’s been freezing here so I’ve been skipping the self-tanner. It’s amazing the difference that stuff makes! Obviously I realized this the second I started taking photos, I was just too lazy to go fix myself up for you. Sorry?
Alice Blue Kortnie Off the Shoulder Top: Kept
Two of my favorite things this season: off the shoulder tops and floral. I was in love with this top before it even arrived. The fabric is double-layered and just long enough. The rouching keep the sleeves in place too. I like that it can be dressed up and dressed down. This was definitely a keeper.
Daniel Rainn Norberta Halter Neck Top: Kept
This top has a cute printed boho pattern that I like a lot. I like the shape of the neckline the most, I don’t have many, if any, tops with this shape. There are so many colors in the pattern that make this top super versatile, it seems like it can be worn with nearly anything. It’s low maintenance, comfy, and pretty. Basically, that’s my ideal combo when shopping, so obviously I kept this one.
41Hawthorn Ava Floral Print Silk Henley Blouse: Returned
Kut From the Kloth Lonnie Distressed Boyfriend Short: Returned
Blouse: This top is so lightweight and comfortable. I really love the pattern and the colors too – it’s such a beautiful and an eye-catching blouse. I am pretty sure I’d only wear this to work and I’m trying hard to circulate and wear the items I’ve already purchased from Stitch Fix so I forced myself to send this back.
Shorts: Briefly, these just weren’t my style. There’s a group of women who like boyfriend shorts and I’m just not part of that group. If I tried really hard I could make these cool and fun but for me it would take some serious effort. Obviously I sent them back. A quick comment on the fit – in the past Kut From the Kloth has fit me well, these didn’t though. They remind me of how American Eagle jeans fit on me, very snug around the thighs and super big around the waist.
This is totally one of those times I wish I could have kept everything I really wanted out of this fix, but, you know, adult responsibilities and such. I only kept two items but it physically pained me to send the dress and silk blouse back. My next fix will arrive just before I head off to Florida for a few days so I asked for some things for that trip. See you then!
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