Stitch Fix Review; My First Fix
I've seen the StichFix commercials and ads on Pinterest for sometime now and I decided to go ahead and sign up for a "fix". It costs $20 and you can cancel at any time. Worse thing that happens? You hate everything and you're out $20. Best/worst thing that happens? You love it all and are out hundreds of bucks. I like these odds.
What I recieved
To sign up, you simply go to their website and fill out their questionnaire. Some of it was tough for me because I don't know my measurements off hand and I wasn't about to whip out a tape measure, so I skipped those questions. The cool thing they ask you to do (and I highly recommend), is to provide them with your style board from Pinterest. This way StichFix stylists can see what you gravitate towards and send you a box full of clothes made for a pin! From there you select how often you want your "fix" and a ship date populates. Once items are received you have three days to try on, decide and and get the rejects back in the mail. They provide you a bag and prepaid postage, don't worry.
I will say this though, I signed up for my first "fix" back in October but due to demand they could not schedule my delivery until December. We didn't get off to a great start but I remained excited for my "fix" to arrive.
Flash forward a month or so and the day arrived. My "fix" was delivered in all of it's glory. As soon as I opened the box I noticed the cloth dust bag and that meant only one thing. SHOES! And they are gorgeous; a burgundy suede bootie. Brand: Sole Society. These fit me well and were totally my style. A chunky, zip-up heel what's not to love?
Item 2: A beautiful grey and white, light weight cardigan. I should note every piece has the brand tags attached. This light sweater is Olive & Oak. This is long enough to cover my backside and has a slit on the side that facilitates movement. The fabric is super smooth and soft.
Item 3: A sleeveless, knit, tank top. Brand, Bobeau. This piece fit however I felt the material was a bit thin. Post-baby, this piece leaves nothing to the imagination.
Item 4: A plaid tunic with a pocket on the left side. This top is not flannel material and won't keep me particularly warm. This has a relatively deep V-neck but not too deep where a tank-top is needed to cover anything up. This top is the perfect length to pair it with leggings. Brand, Napean Sea Rd.
Item 5: Jeans. These are cute, not 100% my style but I liked how it was cuffed at the bottom. What I do not like are the holes at the knees. The sad part was they fit me really well but they just were a bit too "hip" for me, I guess. Brand, ID:23.
I have to say, if I could hug my StichFix stylist I would. By look alone, these pieces were totally me. I was skeptical at first, I've read some not-so-great reviews of the items that get sent but oh no, this entire box screamed my name.
What didn't scream my name? The prices. In all fairness, you get to select how much you are willing to spend on each item and I picked the lowest price point possible for EVERYTHING. I also told them not to waste my time with jewelry and let them know that I'm not into hats.
Along with your box of clothes you receive an envelope that includes outfit cards for all of the pieces you received and suggestions on how to wear them. I thought this was a nice touch. You also get your itemized list that has each piece, their price and then the cost it would be the purchase your entire box. If you buy all 5 items you receive a 25% discount. This discount makes it really tempting to just purchase the whole box. I had to be ruthless in my reviews of the items and decide if the want really outweighed the price tag. Here is a breakdown of the pricing:
Shoes - $99
Grey & White Cardigan - $58
Tank Top - $
Plaid Tunic - $58
Jeans - $68
When you sign up (and each month after) you pay a $20 styling fee. This fee then gets applied to an item you purchase or you lose it completely. With this in mind I decided that I should at least purchase one piece since I will automatically get $20 off anyway. There was also an added bonus for having an American Express card because Amex is currently offering a statement credit when you make a purchase with StichFix.
What I Kept (and Sent Back)
As much as I loved the shoes I really do not see a need for them and feel I can find similar shoes at a lower price at my local Macy*s. These were the first item I deiced to send back.
Next up was the tank top, though technically my size, it just felt really boxy to me and also pretty thin. I tend to shy away from tops that show the outline of my bra. Not really my style. This was also going to go back.
The jeans were okay. I personally do not like holes in my jeans so they were a no for me as soon as I pulled them out of the box. However, to my surprise they fit great. I thought getting a jean my size via the internet would be tough since when I try jeans on at the store I'm always trying down a size or up a size to make sure the first size I tried on was really "the one". But these jeans fit great they just had too many holes in them for me. These also went back.
This left the cardigan and the tunic. Both pieces I practically squealed over. Both pieces fit great and are pretty good staple pieces. More can be done with the cardigan but come on the plaid top was super cute! Who doesn't love a good plaid piece? Plus it could be worn with leggings! My favorite thing about any top. It was decided, both of these pieces were going to my closet.
In order to checkout all you have to do is go back to their website or download the StichFix app to select which items you are going to keep. They already have a card on file and will charge you accordingly. After that, package up the items you wish to send back, drop it in the mail by their deadline and you are done my friend.
I think I had a pretty good first "fix". I will say I think I am going to uncheck shoes for my next fix. As cute as they are I just don't think I will purchase shoes from any of my fixes due to price and I can find shoes I like at local stores. Other than that, I don't think any adjustments have to be made and I will happily receive my second "fix" in February! Here's hoping the next "fix" will be as good as the last!
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