Stitch Fix has been around for years, so I'm really late to the party on this one. A friend posted some outfits she received in her fix on Facebook and I wanted to try it out immediately! Stitch Fix is a personal styling service in which you fill out a detailed style profile and pay a $20 styling fee. In 3-4 weeks a box arrives containing five items chosen specifically for you by your stylist. You can write your stylist special notes about what you're looking for, and you can also link your Pinterest board (check mine out!) When your Fix arrives, you have three days to try everything on and decide what to keep and what to send back in a pre-paid return envelope. If you keep one or more items from your fix the $20 styling fee is applied to your purchase, and there is a 25% discount if you keep all five items. Super fun, right?!
Without further ado, here's what I received in my first Fix (all items are size large):
41Hawthorn Carson Graphic Chevron Cross-Front Blouse ($64)
I loved the color and print of this blouse (it's a deep indigo with jewel tone chevron), but it fit terribly! It was tight around the bust, causing the wrap front to gape and give a full view of my bra. I had to safety pin it closed to take the picture. I don't think the extra pooling fabric around my hips did me any favors either. Returned
41Hawthorn Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse ($68)
Had the chevron print been on this blouse I definitely would have kept it. I like this style much better, and it had the option to roll the sleeves and secure them with a tab above the elbow (I should have gotten a picture). While I like the style, I wasn't digging the beige... Returned
Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser ($98)
These are the pants I'm wearing in all of the other pictures. I was very hesitant when I pulled pants out of my Fix box because pants shopping is the bane of my existence. Holy cow they are comfortable, and flattering, and perfection. I fell in love immediately. I didn't look at the prices before I tried the clothes on because I didn't want my opinion to be swayed by the cost. So, the only drawback is that they are definitely much, much more than I normally spend on pants. The fabric is really high quality and they're made in Canada. I have a pair of charcoal trousers from Gap that are great quality and were a similar price and I wear them at least twice a week to work. They have held up wonderfully over the last couple years. So I figured I'd give these new ones a try and see if I have a similar experience. Now I can get rid of some not-so-great black trousers in my closet! Kept
Pixley Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan ($48)
I'm a librarian. This is a black cardigan with pockets made of a super soft rayon. No further explanation needed. Kept
41Hawthorn Sloane Colorblock A-line Ponte Shift Dress ($78)
I went back and forth about this dress. It's comfortable and flattering to my figure. However, for the price I didn't know how much wear it would get in my "business casual" workplace. I'm also not a super fan of navy/cream/orange (but it went nicely with my new shoes!) Since this is my first Fix I figured I'd be getting more dresses in the future, I ended up not keeping it. Maybe if I didn't fall for those trousers hook, line, and sinker this dress would have made it into my closet. Returned
There are style cards for each item included with the package that show how the piece can be worn dressed up or dressed down. These will really come in handy when I actually do some shopping I'm sure. Over time I'm sure I'll acquire some more clothing to put these style cards to good use. Had I kept the dress I think I may have had to get a navy and white striped blazer!
|Stitch Fix style cards for: Carson Graphic Chevron Cross-Front Blouse, Ackley Houndstooth Print Blouse, Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser, Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan, Sloane Colorblock A-line Ponte Shift Dress|
I hope you enjoyed my Stitch Fix review. After I signed up for the service, I devoured all the reviews I could find so I figured I'd give back. It's so much fun looking at what other people receive in their fixes!
Disclosure: This box was paid for out of pocket. I did not receive any compensation for my review, however the links to Stitch Fix are referral links and I will get a $25 credit for any subscriptions made off of those links.