Stitch Fix Review #20: October 2016
Here we are in the heart of fall transition and I hope you are all receiving some great pieces in your fixes! For this shipment I, again, didn’t give my stylist any direction because I’m not in need of anything. Sometimes I feel super spunky and just want to be totally surprised by what arrives. As usual, this fix was full of great pieces that are perfect for the season and I found some winners and some almost winners. One thing is for sure, my stylist continues to hit it out of the park for me (thank you Rachel, you’re amazing!). Ok, let’s get to the clothes.
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 Odensay Cargo Vest: Returned
A hunter green cargo vest is a fall staple and this one fits the bill. The most notable thing about this vest for me was the great quality. I do already have a green cargo vest so I knew I wouldn’t be keeping this one. If I had wanted to keep it there were some problems: it fit a little too big on me and I also didn’t like that it was lined. The lining was so thick and warm but I personally felt it just made the vest look bulky.
Urban Expressions Torrey Zip Detail Satchel: Kept
Can we all give my stylist a round of applause for a moment. I thought I was getting spoiled last month when I received a burgundy cargo jacket I had pinned and then this beauty showed up! I have been on the search for a wine-colored bag and pinned this one because the color is just perfect. Has anyone else been receiving more of their specifically requested items or am I just getting lucky? I knew I was keeping this purse immediately. The quality seems nice. I’ve worn it a few times now and there hasn’t been any rubbing off of color on my jeans or onto the purse. There is a long strap included as well.
Loveappella McCally Raglan Knit Top: Kept
This cozy top was a surprise keeper for me. It didn’t photograph particularly well – I do think it’s more flattering in person. What I liked most (besides how incredibly soft and comfy the top is) were the colors. The stripe is an almost blush taupe and we all know that blush is my weakness. The top looks nice alone but it’s also going to look great with my vests, scarves, and cardis this fall.
Just Black Autumn High Rise Skinny Jean: Returned
Alice Blue Welbeck Crew Neck Silk Blouse: Returned
The top: This was so interesting and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I really did like the combination of colors and thought it was the perfect pattern for fall. It fit well too. I felt it probably wasn’t a good idea to purchase a tank as the temps dip lower and I didn’t think I’d like this top as much covered up by a cardigan.
The pants: These pants are AMAZING. I have another pair of just black skinny jeans from a fix last year that are also black and I wear them at least once a week (they are getting worn out and it is time to replace them). These fit beautifully and are super slimming. I didn’t keep them because they are high-rise and I personally find high-rise to be so uncomfortable. I’d also primarily want these for work and so a mid or low rise is more appropriate.
P.s. The flats I’m wearing are from this fix – they are amazing!
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 October Fixes HERE!
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