I’ve gotten so many e-mails about my teaser post about Stitch Fix, a fashion subscription service that I recently started using. Everyone wanted to see what I received in my “fix” from my stylist!
Just to recap the rules – you can sign up for Stitch Fix and fill out your style profile. When you request a “fix”, your stylist will select 5 things to send to you (if you provide your Pinterest name, they’ll even look you up and check out any fashion likes you’ve posted to get a better idea of your style). You buy what you want and send back what you don’t – it’s really so easy! Regarding cost – it costs $20 to schedule your fix, however, you can deduct that $20 off of whatever you purchase from your box. If you decide to purchase all 5 items, you get an additional 25% discount!
So, without further delay…..
Big thumbs up. This scarf was so spring-like and so so so soft. It felt like a super comfy blanket and I almost wanted to cuddle up with it right there and then. I really struggled with this one, but in the end, I decided not to keep it. The main (and maybe only) reason was because it was very loosely knit and I could see it accidentally getting caught on something and totally unraveling the first time I wore it. Price $48
This blouse was not my style. Apparently, animal prints are all the rage, but I’m not really into a blouse with a bird print. If it was a different color, I would have felt differently because it was really the perfect fit and so comfortable. The detail in the sleeves – beautiful pearl buttons with gold trim – was really nice though. Overall, not for me. Price $58
You can’t tell from the picture because it’s so dark (I just noticed that the picture was pretty lousy). I like this blouse and if I had to get dressed to go to an office every day, I would have kept it. It would look great with dress pants or a skirt and was nice and loose fitting. It was sheer so you’d definitely need a cami of some sort underneath it. I didn’t keep this one but overall it was nice, just not something I have use for right now. Price $58
This shirt was the BIG WINNER!! I absolutely loved it and it’s totally my style – soft, smushy and casual enough to wear just around on the weekend with jeans and boots but would also look great dressed up with a pair of slacks or dress pants. When I saw it, I knew I would love it and I confirmed that when I put it on – totally adorable. And the color – it’s a burgundy but woven with pieces of dark grey/black, kind of like a heather. I wore it already and got so many compliments on it! LOVE. Price $48
This was my most favorite piece in the whole box. Even though it was the highest priced item in my box, I absolutely loved it. It’s the perfect sweater for fall and spring to wear over a tank top with jeans and boots, perfect to wear to an office and perfect to wear out at night. It was so awesome and drapey in all the right places and was a perfect fit. But – and this is a HUGE but – it was already pulled in multiple places. You could see one example in the top picture above and if you closely examined it, there were a good number of pulls. I was really disappointed, I absolutely would have bought this and worn it to death. Price $98
So, there it is, my first fix from Stitch Fix. The whole process was really fun, from when I received the e-mail that they mailed my package out until it arrived on my doorstep and I ripped it open. I think that the stylist had some great ideas (minus the bird shirt) and was able to get a good idea of my style (or lack thereof). Going online to make my purchase was so simple, their website is very intuitive and I was surprised that they even asked for comments on why I was sending the other items back – there’s a comments box next to each item where you can note specific reasons you didn’t keep it, and they use these comments the next time you request a fix. I took the items I didn’t want, put them in the return envelope that they sent me, sealed it up and put it out for my mailman. I have to say I was very impressed with the fact that they note your account information on the mailing label and provide you with a tracking number, giving you absolutely no need to go to the post office – from beginning to end, it was as simple as possible. And super fun.
I’ve already scheduled my next fix and can’t wait to get it! If you want to sign up for Stitch Fix, go now and register (if you use this link, I’ll get a small credit when you get your first fix)! They’ll put you on the waiting list, but it moves pretty fast, and it took me about 3 or 4 weeks to move off of the waiting list. In the meantime, you can follow Stitch Fix on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.