Oh, thank god its Friday. I don’t know about you, but I’m SO looking forward to weekend things – staying up late on Friday night catching up my on my girly shows because my hubby will probs crash out early; having an epic family snuggle fest Saturday a.m. (oh, hello you dainty little espresso and my celly and sweet serenity); and, finding an awesome adventure to partake – beach? Long bike ride? Organizing things in bins? Trip to Home Depot? The options are endless.
Speaking of options. I just tried Stitch Fix. Well, if I’m honest, it wasn’t the first time I tried it. I got a gift card for my birthday a couple of years ago and “tried” it for many months. I found some fave pieces in those fab little monthly fixes!
Anyway – my closet’s been feeling all sad and mopey lately, so I decided it was time to Stitch Fix it up again and see what lovelies my personal stylist would send my way!
WHAT IS STITCH FIX?
Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and their personal stylists will handpick a “Fix” of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest. Get the box
- You choose how often you want to receive your fixes!
- Free returns!
- Option to extend return dates!
- They donate time and product donations to several non profit partners including Dress for Success and local women’s shelters!
LETS TALK CLOTHES + STUFF
Here’s the problem I have with services like this (hint, it has nothing to do with them). I’m SUPER picky. Like, you may think you have my style figured out, but what I like in one style or shade, I cannot stand in another. SO, I’m a hard customer to please.
That said, I was pretty pleasantly surprised with the box. Most of what I received was already in my closet (in a similar format), which tells me that little style quiz and all the questions you answer when you sign up are working.
Delivery day was the bestest. I saw that sweet little (well, it’s actually quite large) box on my doorstep and immediately came up with a plan to keep my three year old busy so I could open and try on everything (ERRRYTHANG) like, that very second. She only interrupted me 17,000 times, which I actually consider a “win”.
Let’s talk denim. These Realm Kalia Distressed Frayed Hem Cuffed Skinny Jeans were right on top and I was STOKED to see them.
I do have a similar pair (ish), but I liked that these were a shade of denim I don’t own, distressed and super – duper stretchy (a must as a navigate losing my cupcake and donut weight). They were a bit long on me, so I couldn’t maximize the fun, frayed hem cuff (I had to roll them once). And, while they looked awesome on, I just couldn’t justify spending the money for something that didn’t totally “Wow” me. Especially since I already owned something like it. If they would’ve been my length (I’m 5′), I definitely would’ve held on to them. I couldn’t find these jeans anywhere in a search online, so I don’t know the retail price. Stitch Fix had them priced at $54 bucks.
This Henlow Knit Halter Top had some serious promise.
First, I had nothing with this color combo in my closet. And, I really liked the material – kind of felt like a bathing suit? Anyway, heavy material like that is nice on those days when you’re feeling like you might be housing a human in your belly, but really you just ate Chipotle the night before. Sadly, the fit on this one was not flattering on my shape. I like my tops to fit a certain way and it’s super hard to replicate it – somewhat fitty, somewhat flowy, not too clingy, but not too poofy. Make sense? It just didn’t do it for me on. Wahhhhhh. Returned. Stitch Fix had it priced at $38 bucks.
The other three tops were the Skies are Blue brand. Side note, I got a couple of my favorite tops from my earlier stitch fixes (a flowy little blouse with elephants on it and a white sweater with black polka dots). So, I was stoked to see what my stylist chose for me in the tops department!
I LOVED this Koalli Mixed Material Top. Def my style to a tee (hee, hee. Such a lame pun)!
It was super light-weight and silky feeling, with little mesh (well, not really mesh, but see-through material stuff) on the back and arms. Heather grey is my jam, so I loved the color they chose. Buuuuut, I chose to return it because I have a top almost identical. Otherwise, I would have kept it. Stitch Fix had it priced at $48 bucks. OMG, trying to take selfies is not my jam.
Also in the bunch was this Bradie Emroidery Front Knit Top. It was cute…but not something I would choose on my own.
While I do have something like this in my closet (it’s a solid, Army Green colored lil’ number) I wasn’t a huge fan of the color combo. I’m not really a navy and coral kinda gal.
What I did love was the back of this top – the crocheted, lacey-ish panel in the back was SO pretty. Other than that, not really my thang. Returned. Stitch Fix had it priced at $54 bucks.
Lastly, I received this Renee C Alecto Halter Blouse and I was super stoked about it at first. Most of the stuff in my closet is solid, with a few patterns. But, I’m SUPER picky about my patterns, so this could have been a total disaster. It wasn’t! I actually really loved this top.
But, it didn’t fit well around my hips. Can someone pass the tissues? It fit perfectly everywhere and while it fit over my hips, it didn’t fall over them the way that makes me feel most comfy. So, I had to say farewell to it. I might still be crying about it. Stitch Fix had it priced at $48 bucks.
WHATS IT COSTS + SIZING
Okay, here’s how it works. You sign up (for free), fill out your style profile and schedule your fix.You can schedule them to automatically ship every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month or every three months. I love that you can do it seasonally and get a little somethin’ to spice up your wardrobe every time the weather changes! You can also choose manual shipments which is perfect for those who don’t like to commit to a specific time frame.
Each Fix, comes with a $20 buck styling fee, which gets charged after your Stylist begins building your box. If you make a purchase, the styling fee gets credited towards anything you purchase – but, if you don’t purchase anything, they keep it for their hard work (and it is a totally personalized experience, so it totes makes sense that they keep it if you don’t buy). Avg price per item, is $55 bucks, but it can be less or more depending upon whatcha’ get. And, Bonus! If you choose to buy all five pieces, you get a 25% discount off of your entire purchase.
And, they pretty much have every size imaginable, from 0-14, XS-XL, women’s plus sies 14W-24W & 1X-3X. For sizes 0-14 & XS-XL, a Petite selection and fixes for Men!
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN?
Guys, I know I kept nothing from this fix, but YES – I would totally try Stitch Fix again. And, I am. Since I didn’t keep anything from my last fix, I’ve got round two scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks.
What I love: Because I’m so picky it’s nice to have someone else send styles I probably wouldn’t gravitate to. It gets me stepping outside the box and trying things I might not pick on my own. Remember the two fave tops I mentioned above? I would have never picked either of them, but I heart them to pieces.
What I don’t love: Not picking out my own stuff. I’m such a lunatic. I feel bad returning an entire box of great stuff because I’m so wacky about what I put on my body. BUT, the upside is that is exactly why services like this are AWESOME. Yes, you lose your styling fee ($20 bucks) if you don’t keep anything, but maybe it’s worth it to be personally styled and not have to do anything except try stuff on in the privacy of your own home, and stick whatcha’ don’t love in the mailbox and move on with your life.
I’ll keep ya posted on my next fix! I gave them some specific notes this time around: flowy tops and moto-style-army-colored leggings (must be stretchiest in the land and ankle length). Let’s see how they do!
Do you use Stitch Fix or another service like it? I wanna know! I wanna know!
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