FYI – this post DOES contain a referral link to Stitch Fix. Meaning if you decided to sign up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, I’ll get a credit in my account. Which is totally awesome! But not expected.
You tell a stylist what you like in clothes and accessories. That stylist picks out 5 items they think you would like (or maybe push you out of your comfort zone a little) and sends you a box. You try on the clothes, at home, with your existing wardrobe. Keep and pay for what you want, return what you don’t.
So for Box #3, I basically liked everything that I saw right out of the box. I liked the patterns. I liked the colors. And the mix of stuff was great. I also noticed that, for the first time, everything in the box went together, meaning it was a mini capsule wardrobe! You’ll see in a minute with the outfit photos, but I could get quite a few outfits from the 5 pieces.
However, once I started trying everything on, things didn’t fit. Either it was too small (the pants….) or just the wrong shape (the sweater)… so, spoiler alert – I didn’t keep anything.
BUT I liked the idea of everything. I may steal the ideas and try to find similar pieces on my own.
Here’s what I got!
41Hawthorn – Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan – $48 – RETURNED
This color is really pretty, and it goes well with things in the box, but it was way too big. I was sent a medium, and if I was buying this in the store, I would have picked up an XS. I was swimming in this.
Brixon Ivy – Kessie Faux Wrap Dress – $64 – RETURNED
If this fit properly, I would have absolutely kept it. I loved the pattern and color on me, and you can’t go wrong with a wrap dress for easy dressing up or down!
Olive & Oak – Bunbury Sweater – $58 – RETURNED
I liked the idea of this top, but it was just too boxy. It didn’t suit me….
Collective Concepts – Tori Scoop Neck Blouse – $54 – RETURNED
I LOVED this pattern and top right out of the gate the minute I opened the box. I even snapped a pic for Instagram.
I couldn’t wait to try it on. But the shape just wasn’t right on me. Too blousy/boxy but short in length.
Mavi – Mylee Tulip Hem Skinny Jean – $98 – RETURNED
I basically need to write in my profile to not send me pants… I feel like pants are SO hard to pick out for someone else, hoping they will fit. I liked the idea of the pants, but couldn’t get them up past my knees. (Exaggeration, but that’s what it felt like)
But, even though I didn’t keep anything, look how well everything coordinated together! These are just a few outfit ideas, but I could have kept going!
Since I’ve had three boxes so far, I thought it would be appropriate to do a review thus far of the service! In general, I love the idea! It’s such a neat service, especially if you have small children.
Some reviews I’ve read get hung up on the high price for the quality. It doesn’t bother me much, because I expect to pay a little more for the convenience of the service.
However, I don’t think I’ll continue Stitch Fix. At least not for a while. Maybe I just have a weird body, but so far almost none of the clothes I have received fit right. Either its too small or too big. Or it’s too slouchy. It seems that my time is better spent shopping on my own and trying things on, then wasting a stylist’s time.
Overall, I think in order to make Stitch Fix really be effective for you, you must be dedicated to updating your profile with likes/dislikes, offering feedback to the stylist, and even keeping your Pinterest board up to date with appropriate comments. And really, I don’t have time for that!
What do you think? Have you tried Stitch Fix before? Am I totally off the mark? Let me know!