Stitch Fix Review #19: September 2016
I know it seems like I JUST posted my last review like 3 hours ago and you’d be right. What happened was, I waited a really long time to post the last one and then I meant to cancel this one because I need to chill it on the clothes for a hot second. And then, I get an email saying my next fix is on its way and the next thing I know, I’m headed towards home foreclosure. I’m kidding, sort of. This fix was obviously chosen by my stylist without any direction from me because of intended cancellation but I’m seriously so happy that I forgot. As you can see by the photo, it’s the fix of wine-colored gorgeousness! For the first time ever I was sent something that I specifically asked for on my Pinterest board. I’ll show you everything below but first let me tell you all about Stitch Fix:
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!
Tinsel Chapleen Cargo Jacket: Kept
I pinned this jacket the second I saw it and, in my ever pessimistic way, thinking I’d never actually get it I’ve been looking for a similar option everywhere. When I saw it was coming in my fix I may have peed a little from excitement. I’m kidding but that probably would be true if I’d have already popped out some offspring. Surprisingly, it turns out this thing is just as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures. The color is perfect and the fit is great. There are pulley ties on the inside that make the waist tighter/looser depending on the fit you prefer. There is a hood, too.
DV8 Abbey D’Orsay Flats: Kept
I’d pinned these flats in cognac awhile ago and Rachel mentioned they were unavailable but thought that I’d like this color. And, she was definitely right. How gorgeous is this deep wine color? Though I’d pinned cognac for the versatility I couldn’t pass these up because I just didn’t think I’d find another pair quite as beautiful elsewhere. They are comfortable and fit well. The top of the heels do rub a little bit so I’ll have to be careful to prevent blisters. As an old pro at rockin’ flats, that’s not a deal-breaker for me.
41Hawthorn Astrid Tie Neck Blouse: Returned
This blouse was a bit oversized and felt frumpy. It also looked a little too similar to a polka dot blouse I just bought so I didn’t think I needed anything like this right now.
Liverpool Indy Cropped Skinny Cargo Jeans: Returned
Oh my gosh. I didn’t even want to photograph these for you. It’s been awhile since something has fit me so badly I was embarrassed to post photos. These pants felt too tight and too big both at the same time. Not even sure how that’s possible. Also, all of the strange seams were just awful. And there were no back pockets so the rear looked downright scary to me. I failed at styling these for you because I just obviously hated them, sorry!
Le Lis Vernon Mixed Material Top: Returned
Along with the jeans, this top was also not a favorite of mine. I didn’t like the combination of colors and just thought it was kind of ugly. The fit was pretty bad too, baggy and seemed to add extra weight to my midsection.
What did you think of this fix? Receiving something I requested for the first time (and having it work out, hooray!) made this one feel like Christmas, even if some of the other pieces didn’t work out. I have to hand it to Rachel too – sending the flats in that gorgeous wine color was a happy surprise. Now, let’s end this review by making a pact to never mention those olive pants again, ok?
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!
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