Stitch Fix Review #23: December 2016
This was the fix of “already own”. Which for most people would be a bummer but I recognize it as a testament to how well my stylist understands my style. I included a graphic below to show how 4/5 items that were sent have near-identical matches already in my closet. I can hardly be upset because Rachel doesn’t have insight into my closet and I haven’t been giving her too much direction for my fixes. I’ve been enjoying just being surprised by what she chooses for me and sends! Despite having the odds against me this round, I still managed to find a winner in this fix and I think you’ll see why below.
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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Edyson Mayfare Bootcut Jean: Kept
When I first pulled these out of the box I thought no way, I already tried hopping on the re-emerging flare trend (and failed). Luckily, my mind changed after I had them on. The first pair of flares I bought were super wide and lighter in color. I wore them once and don’t think I ever will again – a regretful purchase, I hate those! But these were sort of perfect. Bootcut is far more my style and I find the subtle flare to be more flattering too. Same goes with the darker wash. I kept them, obviously.
Splendid Danna Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater: Returned
This sweater had all the makings of a keeper for me. It was thick, oversized, and cozy. Need I say more? I do have similar sweaters and this was on the pricier side so I sent it back but it most definitely would have been a keeper otherwise. The only concerns I had were the height of the side slits and it was sooo chunky it made me appear a bit chunky. Worth it though for a comfy sweater, ha! The bag and flats are previous stitch fix finds!
MISA los angeles Heatherton Tie Neck Blouse: Returned
I know why Rachel chose this top for me, it’s a classic work top and the color is beautiful and perfect for the season. Which is probably why I already own a near identical top. I actually do like my own top a little better and paid much less for it so this one went back without any regrets.
Skies are Blue Kenay Open Drape Cardigan: Returned
Funky aztec cardigans are in this season and this option is perfect. I really liked the design/print. Though the sweater seemed to fit ok and it was super cozy it was a little baggy on me in the arms. What are the chances I already owned a very similar cardigan (check the photo below)? I do like this sweater better than my own but it’s the holiday season and I certainly don’t need to be buying duplicate sweaters for myself so back it went.
Loveappella Kandice Knit Swing Dress: Returned
This was the only piece that I wasn’t super excited about. The dress itself was comfortable and fit well. There’s something about the contrast of stripes between the body and the sleeves that isn’t appealing to me and I’m sure that’s just my own personal style preference. I do have a few stripe dresses so that made the decision to send it back even more simple.
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