Stitch Fix Review #17: August 2016
Oh my gosh you guys, it’s really August! This fix actually marks an entire year of Stitch Fix for me and I have to say I love this service even more now than I did when I started. For me, Stitch Fix is more about being surprised each month and finding some great pieces here and there to add to my wardrobe and I think that’s why I feel like I have such success. I can’t say that I’ve never hoped for a 5/5 box to arrive at my door but ultimately I’ve been totally satisfied with my fixes, more and more so as time goes on. At some point I started getting fixes every 3 weeks which means sometimes I get 2 per month and so the fun never stops!
This month, I asked my stylist to send a fix similar to last month’s (it was AMAZING you guys, check it out here). As summer is winding down I want less bright and bold pieces and am looking for more neutral and blush-tones to transition into fall. If you’re new to Stitch Fix, let’s talk for a second, if you’re an old pro, skip right down 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.
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Gilli Gretchen Printed Skirt: Returned
So here’s the thing, this skirt is to-die-for cute. I especially loved the minty flowers contrasted against the gray-blue knit because I’d never received such a pretty color combo from Stitch Fix before. This skirt fit me well too, which has been an issue with skirts in the past. It’s thick and there are no zippers or buttons so you’ll find it either slides on and fits or it doesn’t. Initially I worried that I wouldn’t be able to figure out what to wear this with so I was basically just trying anything and everything (which is why there is photo overload). As you can see, it pairs well with all different tops. The only reason I chose to send it back was because I don’t think I’d have anywhere to wear it. I’ve started a new job and this skirt is a bit overdone for that atmosphere and I couldn’t think of any other opportunities I’d have this season to make this work. Sad face.
Market & Spruce Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top: Returned (but requested alternate size)
This top is great – I really loved it! I’m a sucker for dolman tops so I knew this would be a winner and I definitely loved the grey. The xs was a bit snug in the arms, I wish it had fit a little looser all over, and I worried about shrinkage in the laundry so I sent it back and requested one size up if it’s available. Fingers crossed.
Kut from the Kloth Siena Cropped Pant: Returned
So obviously these were just too big. Otherwise, I would have kept them because I really liked how they fit. They are comfortable, light, and flattering. I don’t really need work pants in this color because I already have blush, coral, and eggplant but it was the light comfy fit I really liked. I wouldn’t mind trying these in a smaller size in a different color. Has anyone else received them in their fix?
Market & Spruce Adron Embroidered Blouse: Returned
This halter blouse was flowy and comfortable but it was way too similar to the top I purchased from last month’s Stitch Fix. I just didn’t need another. The embroidery is done is gold shimmery thread. It is a bit loose on the sides so if that’s an area you like to keep covered this top would have to be worn with a cardigan or blazer. On the other hand, take a peek at the back, I thought it was super cute and fun.
Plenty By Tracy Reese Chauna Woven Dress: Returned
I loved the pattern of the underlay material and even checked to see if the whole thing detached from the woven top part. Unfortunately it doesn’t. I didn’t really love the combination of the two together so this just wasn’t a must have for me.
Another great fix even though there were no winners for me. I do hope they send me that dolman top in a larger size, I’m still waiting to hear back from Stitch Fix on that request. I have a little regret for returning that amazing skirt but ultimately I know that I would rarely, if ever, have opportunity to wear it. I think next month’s fix will have some fall starter pieces so I can’t wait for that, see you then!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who have used my referral already!!
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