Have you heard of Stitch Fix? I had been wanting to try Stitch Fix for a long time. I’ve seen many friends use it over the years. A lot of blogs I follow do month posts and I enjoy seeing their pieces each month along with the items they kept and returned.
Here is a little about how Stitch Fix works:
Create a style profile so your personal stylist can get to know you.
Try on and discover styles hand-picked to fit you, your budget and your style.
Only pay for what you keep; your feedback makes your next experience even better!
One of my personal goals this year has been to put more energy into MYSELF each day. Get dressed, do my hair, put some makeup on, etc. So I thought this would be a nice little treat to myself each month and in January I signed up.
I had high hopes for my first box. But, when it arrived in the mail I was really disappointed. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to take pictures. With Stitch Fix, you only have three days to decide what you want to keep and get the rest in the mail to send back. For that fix, I would say two out of the five pieces in the box were my style, a pair of jeans and a top. Here is a pictures of the fix.
The boyfriend jeans were so comfortable, I really wanted to keep them. Unfortunately, I’m only 5’0 and had requested petite pants, which these were not. I did decide to keep the raglan top above, it was comfortable but still a little expensive at almost $50 for a top. If it were a lighter material, it would be better for this FL weather but it’s a thick fabric. With SF you pay the $20 styling fee and then can take that off an item from your fix. In all honestly, the only reason I kept the top was because I didn’t want to lose the styling fee.
Lets talk about the fix I did photograph. Fix number two. With this fix, I tried to be more specific with my requests, hoping it would help my stylist find things that worked for me. I do have some events coming up, so I asked for specific items for these events. A dress, a dressy top to wear with jeans and booties, shorts and a statement necklace to go with the dress. Here is what I received.
Top #1. Iglesia Pleated Blouse $48
This was the dressy top with jeans for a party next month. I loved the color of the top and didn’t have anything like it in my closet. But, the pattern was a little busy for me and I felt pregnant in it. For someone who has been working hard to get the last of the baby weight off, that is the last thing I wanted for this occasion.
Item #2- Elaine Ikat Print Pocket- Front Knit Shirt $44
Item #3- Carrie Dress $68
I honestly thought the price point for this dress was great, it just wasn’t me. The pattern was too busy and the dress was a heavier knit which won’t work for FL.
This was the piece I was the most disappointed in. Last month, I received a GOLD bracelet with the little fake diamonds in it and I specifically said that wasn’t my taste. This is just not what I thought of when I asked for a statement necklace. I didn’t even take it out of the box.
Item #5 was a pair of shorts that were way too tight. I’m a 2/4 in shorts and they sent a 2. That is one of the things that is tough about a program like this. If the shorts were sent in a 4, I definitely would have kept them because they are what I would have gotten the most wear out of, even though they were $58.
Here are my final thoughts….
While SF didn’t work for me, I think it’s a good program. The anticipation of what is going to show up at your doorstep makes it fun. I did like being introduced to different and new brands or trying on a pair of pants I typically wouldn’t have picked out for myself. Most of the pieces ranged from $50-$100. I do wish they had some items that were lower in price, but understand that it would be harder to make a profit from. I personally feel like I can go to Nordstrom, Francesca’s or Loft and find pieces that I absolutely LOVE and fit right for a similar price. I also don’t want to throw away $20 for the fixes that don’t work out nor do I love spending an extra $20+ to keep an item that I don’t absolutely LOVE. My body type is harder to fit and style, which makes any online shopping tough for me. Going to the store and trying things on or ordering from a company where I’m familiar with the fit is just what works for me. I do think that if I would have given things more time and maybe had the luck of having a consistent same stylist who really understood my style preferences, my thoughts may be different. If you’re on the fence about trying it, I honestly would say go for it. It can’t hurt and you may love it. All in all, I’m happy I gave it a try, even though it isn’t something I’ll stick with.
Have you tried Stitch Fix?