Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stitch Fix Review: 1st Fix

Disclosure:  I paid for my own Stitch Fix; all opinions are my own.  If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix, I'd love for you to use my referral link so I can get $25 towards my next Fix!

I've been hearing about Stitch Fix for YEARS, but since I was getting regular Fabletics outfits in the mail already, I didn't want to add to the pile.  Plus, I felt like I was already pretty good at finding things I liked, for a great price, on my own.  When a few work friends told me how much they loved it, I thought I would give it a try.

First, you fill out a pretty extensive Style Profile, which I think is great.  This includes everything from sizes to colors to pictures that you choose from and describe your style.  You can also link to a Pinterest board for your fashion/Stitch Fix ideas so your stylist can get to know you and your picks.  Then, you wait!  But not that long...  I felt like it only took a week or so to receive my first Fix.
The presentation of the box was great.  I liked that they had the pre-stamped return bag ready for anything I didn't want to keep, a price list, and cards to help me style all the different items to see how it would fit into my wardrobe.  Each Fix is going to cost you $20 no matter what for styling fees; if you keep an item, that $20 is deducted from the price of what you buy.  You also get a discount if you keep everything.
My Fix Box, and my Outfit Styling Guides
I heard that your first Fix isn't the best, and that the stylist gets to know you better over time.  I hope that's true!  I really only loved one item in my fix, and I only liked one of the other items.  I've decided I will try THREE Stitch Fix boxes over the next few months, before deciding whether to continue at some rate in the future.
Sent back...
I liked the fabric and color of the ponte sheath dress, but I would have preferred either more of an A-line skirt or more of a pencil skirt fit.  It also seemed a little plain, and the skirt didn't want to commit.  The polka dot dress had an odd neckline, and the torso fit me poorly as it was too long.  I took the photo before I tried to take the dress off; I was trapped for 5-10 minutes due to the fabric/side-zip, even though it fit well and went on easily.  Thumbs down after photo.  The necklace I didn't like at all; it was like a Cleopatra necklace on me.  And the black skirt, even though it was beautiful, made me look pregnant.  I didn't include the side view photo here because it made me look like a sausage!
Elephant Blouse, try on then styled for work!
I did find one piece that I wanted to keep, a soft elephant-print blouse.  The print was adorable, and definitely my style.  I loved the softness of the fabric, as well as the fact that I could style it a number of ways.  I tried it on belted, then wore it to work with skinny jeans and a blazer.  I really love it, despite its $48 price tag... though since I had to spend $20 anyways on the styling fee, Stitch Fix claims it is $28 in the end.  LOL.

I was most disappointed by the overall price points in my Fix.  In my preferences, I listed the lowest amount ("The cheaper, the better!") in my preferences, especially as I'm getting started.  My items ranged from $36 to almost $100 each, with most above $50.  (The skirt was $80.)  That's a steep price per item if you're used to bargain shopping!  I need to step back and remember that clothes cost more than I normally pay for them with promo codes and major sales online.  I made sure to leave honest feedback for my stylist on Stitch Fix.  You have three days to return your items once you check in as accepting the package.

Again, I'm definitely giving Stitch Fix a couple more tries to get closer to my style.  It's really convenient to have items come to your house for you to try on!  It wasn't a bad experience, I just didn't love most of the items this round.  It was good to be pushed to try something I wouldn't normally pick up in a store, too.  Hoping for an even better Fix in March!

Disclosure:  I paid for my own Stitch Fix; all opinions are my own.  If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix, I'd love for you to use my referral link so I can get $25 towards my next Fix!


  1. Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm in your exact situation -- it would be fun to have a service that might push me out of my comfort zone a little, and coworkers and friends tell me it's great, but I actually enjoy shopping and finding bargains so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    That said, I don't mind paying more for something if it is made in the USA or somewhere else that people are getting paid and treated fairly. I'm trying to shop that way as much as my budget permits. (Everlane is a great place for this.) Do you know if that's the case for the SF items?

  2. They just started doing Petite sizes, too!

    I really enjoy shopping (especially online) and finding awesome bargains. So the prices on Stitch Fix throw me a little. I don't know where all the SF items are made, but I would hope that in your commentary to a stylist that if you specify that you only want Made in USA or a list of specific countries, that the stylist would be able to accommodate. I think it's worth emailing Stitch Fix to see if it's possible.

    We shall see how the next couple of boxes go, I get another in a week or two!

  3. Great idea to ask them about that. And awesome about petite sizes! I almost asked you and then figured I'd already asked too much and should probably just google it myself, LOL. :)

  4. LOL they just announced it yesterday and I thought of you, because we'd had discussions before about petite sizing. You can never ask too much, this is why we blog! ;) You've answered all my silly bike questions after all.

  5. I'm still in love with that elephant top, but I agree, it was the only thing worth keeping in your fix. I'm very interested to see what you get in your next fix to see if it improves or goes the other way.

  6. I'm glad I'm at the point where I am picky about what I let into my closet. I would say a couple years ago I would have tried to keep at least one of the dresses just to try and make it work later somehow, to no avail. I'm hopeful on the next fix!


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