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Yup, I drank the Stitch Fix kool aid. After seeing Molly’s June Stitch Fix review, I decided to try it out for myself. Stitch Fix is a style service. For $20, you can schedule a fix. You leave notes for your stylist based on what you love/hate/want/need and she sends you five items. The $20 styling fee can be applied to any items you keep. If you keep all items, they take 25% off. The $20 fee is not refundable.
When you initially sign up, you complete a style profile. So, I did that, schedule my first fix,and here are my thoughts!
I really love classic pieces that can be mixed and matched. I also work in an office setting, so work clothes are a must. But, I also love to dress casually on the weekends, while still looking pulled together. As far as notes for my stylist, I did not leave any for this first fix. I wasn’t sure where to start, so I left it open-ended.
On with the items! Spoiler alert: I only kept one item but thoroughly enjoyed the process. I’ve already scheduled my next fix.
Also, I was racing against time with these photos. It was hot and humid and it was fixing to rain. Horrible pictures galore! My apologies.
I really loved the styling cards that came with the items. Although I feel like I can remix my clothes pretty well, it was great to see their ideas.
Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse, size medium, $48
The first item is this shirt. The moment I put it on, I knew I wouldn’t keep it. Sleeves are a frustrating thing for me. Long sleeves are usually too long, so I aim for 3/4 length. But, sometimes 3/4 lengths are more like bracelet length. I must have short arms. Anyways, I usually roll up my sleeves. But, these sleeves would NOT stay rolled up. (tried to illustrate both ways I tried it in the pictures) The fabric was too flimsy. And the button tabs were too long to leave the sleeves unrolled. So…. no.
Ivy Crochet Back Tab-Sleeve Blouse, size medium, $68
The moment I took this out of the box, I knew I was going to keep it. Do you ever have shopping moments like that? The color is so pretty, I love the cut, and the back detail is perfect. I promise that picture above is not a gratuitous booty shot, just trying to show the crochet detailing. I’ll have to wear a tank underneath, lest I want to show off my bra. $68 is really on the edge of being too expensive for me. However, I could picture this with casual and dressy outfits, it was technically only $48 since I wouldn’t be getting the $20 styling fee back, and it felt amazing. Remixability and perfect fit = yes.
Kut From The Kloth Jenna Bermuda Short, size 14, $68
These were a tough call. I think bermuda shorts are really supposed to be shorter, as in right above the knee. As you can see, they were well below mine. I don’t like pants/capris/shorts to hit that area. I just think it looks weird on me. So, I rolled them up twice. Much better, but the fold felt thick. Not too thick, just not … perfect. I could have gotten them altered, but at $68 I would really just want to buy something that’s great as is. The fabric is so nice, though. The perfect amount of stretch, not see through, curve-hugging, and breathable. I am very impressed with this brand and can see why people love it so much.
Marilyn Mix Striped Maxi Skirt, size large, $58
This looks awful on me. Very comfortable, the right size, but … no.
Abbi Mixed Print Elastic Waist Dress, size large, $78
This was really, really hard to send back. Unfortunately, it was a size too small. On the top, it fit perfectly. However, my pear shape just wasn’t having the bottom of it. Typically, with dresses that are not fit/flare or looser on the bottom I have to size up to accommodate my hips. Had this fit perfectly, I would have kept it. In fact, I did the “but if I lose five pounds it will fit…” thing, but immediately put the brakes on that. If there’s one thing that I learned from What Not to Wear, it’s that you dress for your body today and not the future. So, today this does not fit me. And today I will send it back (err, well, actually last Friday I sent it back).
Overall, I am super happy with Stitch Fix. It was a lot of fun to have someone else shop for me. As far as prices, I have requested that my future items be cheaper. Generally, I just like to get the most for my money. I am not adverse to paying more for certain items, especially if I love an item. But, overall, I want my items to be cheaper.
I am very happy with how my stylist interpreted my style profile. She hit the nail on the head. Looser-fitting solid tops, interesting prints, and classic bright colors. I am very, very excited for my next fix.
Have you tried Stitch Fix? What do you think about it?
p.s. I’m still sad about the dress. I hope I can get it in my next box!