Stitch Fix Review #16: July 2016
Can I just start off by saying this was the best fix I’ve ever gotten (Hi Rachel, you’re the best!). The last several months I’ve given her (my stylist) almost no direction other than “send me summer stuff and check out my pinterest”. This was partly because I haven’t really been in “need” of anything and was loving being completely surprised every month with whatever she thought I’d look good in (isn’t that what Stitch Fix is about?). And she’s almost always spot on with picking out pieces that flatter me. She’s also great at breaking me out of my comfort zone and, as we all know, comfort is my middle name. But this month I had some specific ideas of what I was in need of so I tried a different approach. In my note to her, I stated that the last several fixes had a ton of bright and jewel tones so for this one I was looking for neutrals and blush tones (I seriously can’t help myself you guys). On my Pinterest, I made little notes directed specifically to her to let her know exactly what I liked about the piece and what I was looking for. I’m sure these are all things that you already know to do, but since it resulted in such a great fix for me, I thought I’d share. If you already know what Stitch Fix is about, skip the next part and head straight to the review!
What is Stitch Fix:
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!
Eden Society Woodrow Crochet Sleeve Top: Kept
This is another one of those tops I knew I’d love when I peeked on my Stitch Fix app. It definitely didn’t disappoint. The color is perfect for me ( we all know I’m a sucker for pink and blush). The crochet sleeves are adorable too. There’s a zipper detail that goes halfway down the back – sorry I didn’t photograph that. The top is slightly sheer but I wore it to work without a cami underneath and it looked fine. I do wish it was slightly longer, but that didn’t stop me from buying it!
Gentle Fawn Lamont Cut Out Back Top: Kept
I love this top! The combo of neutral colors and subtle pattern makes this a super versatile top. I can think of so many ways to wear this so it was an instant winner for me. It is double layered, so nothing has to be worn underneath. It’s also very soft and so comfortable. For reference, I’m wearing an XS and the arm holes are a little big.
Papermoon Veeta Lace Overlay Knit Top: Returned
This is one of those tops that should have worked but didn’t. I think it photographed better than I felt like it looked. The teal color was just “ok” to me and I wasn’t a huge fan of the mesh overlay. The pattern was ok. Nonetheless this top was flattering and comfortable. I did have some trouble styling it though. When it came down to it, I liked the other two tops a lot more.
Greylin Oriana Romper: Returned
You guys! This romper is everything! As far as rompers go, I couldn’t have picked out a better one for me. This had just enough coverage and a pretty, subtle pattern. And pockets, enough said, right? It was casual and I would have loved to wear this for 4th of July. I’m wearing an XS and overall, it appeared to fit great. But, it was tight lengthwise on my torso – between my shoulders and crotch (omg I hate that word). I wanted to be completely comfortable if I was going to invest in this and after moving around in it for a bit I was worried that would bother me too much.
41Hawthorn Tammi Printed Dress: Returned
Is this dress not the most adorable thing you’ve seen? The pattern just makes me smile. The dress itself is VERY comfortable. I also loved the little side-tie cinch waist (hard to see in the photos). The dress looks great as I posed for these photos but when I was standing in normal posture it was just too big and bunched in areas and around my hips. It also came with a big tear down the back but I tried it on anyway because I thought it was too freakin cute.
Stitch Fix is definitely stepping up its game in 2016 and it seems like I’m overly ecstatic about every fix I get but really you guys, isn’t this the best fix? Lord help us all the day I get a 5/5, I might just explode with excitement! I’m going to continue using the same method with my stylist for next month and I’m super excited (like always) for my August Fix, see you then!
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!
Go check out other July Fixes HERE!
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