Monday, March 23, 2015

Stitch Fix Review

I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for a while but I previously hesitated because the clothes seemed out of my price range.  I got a promotion at work a few months ago and have some extra cash to spend now, so I signed up and couldn't wait to get my first Fix!

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Stitch Fix is a bit more involved than other subscription services.  It is a clothing service where you fill out a Style Profile and then have hand-picked items from a stylist sent to you.  You then have three days to try everything on, and you can choose to keep what you like and be subsequently charged for it, or send everything back for no charge.  You can also sign up to receive automatic Fixes each month, but you don't have to.  I'm going to stick to just ordering a Fix every once in a while for now.

The styling fee costs $20 per box, and if you choose to keep something from your Fix then the $20 is applied towards it.  So, for example, if you want to keep a top that costs $50, you'll be charged $30 extra for it.  If you choose not to keep anything you are not refunded the $20.  Currently Stitch Fix only ships to U.S. addresses.

One aspect of the style profile that I really like is that you can link to a Pinterest board, and I highly recommend that you do.  I already had a pretty in-depth style board on Pinterest, so it was nice to be able to show my stylist examples of my dream wardrobe.  On the info card that came with my box my stylist (Megan B.) stated that she picked pieces that were diverse that I could mix and match easily, but I disagree.  She also stated that she saw a "good amount" of stripes on my board...keep reading for more on that.

The first item I pulled from the box was this Look by M Taila Ombre Wrap Scarf ($34 to keep).  I love scarves, and I love the material this one is made with, but I don't love the color.  It looks more pastel in the photo above, but it was actually quite bright and almost neon in my opinion.  I sent it back.

I noted in my style profile that I like classic, clean styles but that I was also willing to step outside of my comfort zone to try something new.  I also like blazers a lot, which anyone could see from my Pinterest board.  Megan B. said that she saw a good amount of stripes on my board, and she definitely sent me stripes.  Too many stripes.  I like stripes, but I do not think that there are a ton of stripes on my board (view it here).  Not enough to warrant the amount she sent me, at least.

But anyway, back to the actual clothes.  I did not like this Market & Spruce Torin French Terry Stripe Blazer ($72 to keep) at first glance, but I always try something on just in case it looks better on me than on the hanger.  That was not the case with this.  Aside from it being a bit too small, I didn't care for the color or pattern.  This got sent back.

Ah, more stripes!  I thought that the Market & Spruce Nic Striped Dress ($64 to keep) was really cute and I did like how it looked on, but I didn't love it enough to spend $44 more dollars to keep it.  The material was soft and lightweight and I could see this being a great dress for spring/summer, but I could also probably find a similar style at a much cheaper price elsewhere.

I don't have a better picture of the Fate Dennison Button Front Cardigan ($54 to keep) because the one I took came out blurry, and by the time I realized it was a bad photo I had already sent the clothes back.  Here's a photo of what it (kind of) looks like.  The picture makes it look longer and looser than it was; mine was nipped in at the bottom and quite short.  I would have been tempted to keep this, but it didn't fit me perfectly (it was a bit too small), so I sent it back.

Last up are the Just Black Dean Ankle Zip Skinny Jean ($78 to keep).  I normally only buy jeans when they're on sale at Old Navy, so even though I know $78 is cheap in comparison to what some people pay for jeans, it was a bit of a shock for me!  I noted in my style profile that I would prefer "the cheaper, the better" for pants, but Megan acknowledged that they were a high price point, but that denim is a good investment.  Megan was right!  These fit me so perfectly, which is hard to find since I have an inseam of 28", and they were so incredibly comfortable that I ended up keeping them.  I also loved the zipper detail at the bottom.

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Bottom Line: So my first Stitch Fix was not a runaway hit, but I did get a great new pair of jeans out of it.  When I wrote my feedback I made sure to point out that I don't love stripes that much, and that in the future I would prefer to see more diversity in my Fixes.  Megan wrote that she included diverse pieces, but three out of the five were stripes!  This was my first ever Fix, though, and I know that it can be hard to pick out someone's style perfectly on your first try.  I'm definitely going to order my Stitch Fix boxes in the future and I look forward to building my wardrobe with some great pieces!

What do you think of Stitch Fix? Have you ever gotten a box from them before?


  1. Those jeans are very cute! $78 is a lot, but jeans can last a long time so it doesn't seem like a crazy price. I have an impossible time finding jeans that fit me well so I'd say you got very lucky! :)

    1. That was my logic, or more myself just talking myself into buying them, but I do think they'll last for a while.


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