Stitch Fix Review #1 (November 2016)
In the last 8 months or so I have lost around 125lbs, and was having difficulty figuring out how to dress my new body and realizing that I no longer needed to shop plus sizes, but still everything I was buying was too big or the wrong fit. I thought it was going to be so much fun, to shop now that I had more choices…oops too many choices and a slight issue with actually “seeing” the new me. Enter Stitch Fix, I had heard about Stitch Fix from friends on Facebook and read about 30 or so reviews by other bloggers and decided what the hell let’s go for it, after all someone was going to pick out 5 pieces of clothing for me to try on in the privacy of my home, I could take photos and have my husband’s opinion. Sounded like a good deal to me. I was like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for that box let me tell you.
If your unfamiliar with how the service works I give the run down in the next section, if you are familiar with it, just scroll down to the photos and read the rest of my review.
- Sign up for a Stitch Fix account.
- Fill out the style profile. This does take about 5 minutes or so, the questions will help decide what type of clothing and accessories you will receive, so be honest and if you need to someone you trust to help you out. (I had to have my husband help me)
- Pay the $20 styling fee and schedule your first delivery. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase and if you buy all 5 items you will get 25% off the entire purchase.
- Each Stitch Fix box contains 5 items, this can range from accessories, shoes to clothing depending on what you specified in your style profile. Buy what you want and use the prepaid envelope to return the rest. Make sure to try on everything, even if you don’t think you will like it, you might be pleasantly surprised.
- Review the contents of your Stitch Fix box online. This feedback will help tailor the items in your next fix, try to be as detailed as possible to get the best fix.
Tips for receiving a good Fix
- Link to your Pinterest style board. I did this and received very similar items plus an exact item that I had pinned.
- Be as honest as possible in your style profile, if you don’t want shoes or outerwear make sure to decline those. Don’t pick the size or shape you want to be pick the size you are currently trust me your beautiful.
- I was advised that the first one or two fixes you may only like one thing, and that’s ok just make sure to give detailed feedback to ensure that your next fix is better.
Collective Concepts- Proenza Cold Shoulder Top $54 and Liverpool-Mira Skinny Jean $78
I really liked this top, it was flowy and had the cute shoulder cut outs and a great pattern. However I was looking to keep things that would get the most wear and since the fabric was so thin on this top and with bare shoulders, I figured I wouldn’t wear much. So back it went. The jean however are delicious they feel great they look great and I don’t already own black jeans, they fit like a glove and trust me I don’t say that about jeans usually they fit at the waist and are baggy everywhere else. The fit is tight but with some stretch, some stretch that doesn’t stay stretched out after wearing them for a bit. I highly recommend them. I’m sure you’ve guesses that this is an item I kept.
Pixley- Warden Split Back Top $54
I love plaid love, love, love it. Why didn’t I keep this top? Good quality, great pattern, even the back was cute with the split and it was long enough to wear with leggings. Deciding to keep only one item was kind of a bad move I feel like I should have kept this one too.
Market and Spruce- Cotulla Button Back Sweater $58
You guys, I wanted this sweater, I had been lusting after ever since I saw it on Pinterest, and they sent it in my box, I was super excited and then I put it on. Cue sad face, it didn’t look good, the fit was weird, it didn’t lay nicely across my chest, the elbow patches were well below my elbow and it was scratchy! Needless to say I was disappointed, and back it went. One of the reasons it is recommended that you try everything on.
Ink Love & Peace- Kempo Zipper Top $54
I really don’t even want to talk about this top, I didn’t like it in the box and I certainly didn’t like it on, it makes me look like a potato! Enough said.
Overall, I thought I had gotten a pretty good first fix, there were items from my Pinterest board and I felt like the stylist had paid attention to the things I said in my profile. In the end I decided to just go with one piece partly due to budgetary reasons (I was planning on only one thing) and partly because the shirts were all slightly too big and I feel I will need to drop down a size to see if they fit better, on that note they do offer size exchanges, something to keep in mind if you want to try it out. In January I will be scheduling another Stitch Fix box, be sure to check back for that review. Tell me have any of you ever tried Stitch Fix or any other subscription boxes?
PS Stitch Fix also has gift cards if your looking for a gift for the fashionista in your life.
ugh excuse the dark photos and total lack of “fixing” myself up for these photo’s Stitch Fix gives you only a 3 day window to return the items you don’t like, and since I was out of town when the box arrived well, it was rushed. I do love my fuzzy pink socks though.
Note: This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix, if you decide to try this service using my link. I will receive a referral fee of $25 and you can too for referring your friends.