Wednesday, December 3, 2014

StitchFix Review...

I may or may not have already explained how obsessed I am with StitchFix.* You've probably already heard all about it, but just in case: it's basically a fashion subscription service. You fill out a very detailed style profile, and StitchFix sends you a "Fix" each month (you can adjust the frequency if you want) containing five pieces of clothing/accessories that have been handpicked by a stylist based upon your profile, comments, and any Pinterest boards you direct them to. You pay a $20 styling fee for each Fix, and that is applied to any purchase you make. (I've purchased something from each Fix I've gotten.) You get a 25% discount if you buy all five pieces. (I've only done this once.) They send you a pre-paid envelope to ship whatever you don't want back.

I've gotten four or five Fixes, and they're getting better and better. I'm currently in a size 14, so I'm at the tail end of their size range, but they've been able to provide a LOT of things that fit me well and flatter my body type.

Pros:
–    It's super fun. Every time I see the box arrive in the mail, I do a little happy dance. 
–    It's convenient. I love that I don't have to go back to a store to return the things I don't want. I just drop it in the mailbox at work and call it a day.
–    It pushes me outside my comfort zone. The stylists do a great job, in my opinion, of getting a good feel for what you like but also including pieces that you may not have picked for yourself.

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For instance, I would NEVER have purchased maroon pants for myself, but my stylist included these in my Fix a couple of months ago. When I put them on, they were super comfortable and really fun for fall, so I went for it, and I wear them all the time now. (The navy cardigan is from StitchFix, too.)

Cons:
–    The prices are Nordstrom-ish. You can specify a desired price range for your items, but I'd say that each piece in my Fix has been about $70 bucks on average, with the tops being closer to $50, and the pants being closer to $80.
–    You may not love a single thing in your Fix. I haven't had that happen yet, and I think it's because I make a point to be VERY specific when reviewing the items I receive. But it could, and then I'd lose my $20 fee if I don't purchase anything. To me, the fun of the whole thing is worth it, but it's something to consider.
–    They don't offer plus sizes. To me, this is ridiculous, but apparently, they're currently working to offer additional sizes. We'll see...

With all that in mind, here's what I got this month.

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(sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures)

Herringbone Vest: Y'all, isn't it insane that I put this J. Crew herringbone vest on my Christmas wish list, and then a nearly identical version (but cheaper!) arrives in the mail just days later? Unfortunately, I just didn't like the way this fit me. I think puffer vests aren't flattering on me. But, in theory, this was a perfect pick.
Eggplant Skinny Jeans: I big, puffy-heart love these jeans and want them in a ridiculously bad way. They were just too small, and I don't think this designer makes them in a bigger size.

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Cardigan:  When I pulled this out of the box, I fell in LOVE! The fabric was thick and soft and so cozy for winter. But I just didn't love the batwing look the Dolman fit gave me, so I'm sending it back.
Black Wrap dress:  If I didn't have almost this exact dress from Banana Republic already hanging in my closet, I would have bought this in a heartbeat. High-quality fabric, excellent fit and length, and super flattering.

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(sorry for the photobomber)

Teal Top: I definitely kept this. It'll be perfect for work, and the fit was great. Plus, teal is always fun.

If you're in the mood to shake your closet up a bit, check the whole thing out for yourself.* It's a fun way to add some new pieces to your wardrobe in the laziest way possible. 

* Note that these links are referral links. I'll get a small credit it you join, but you guys know me. I won't share something unless I really and truly love it. And if the referral things freaks you out, just go to the StitchFix website to give it a try.

7 comments:

The Tale of Three Ps said...

Cute, cute! I especially love that teal top. Very flattering!

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Jessica Cook said...

You look fantastic!

Kristin said...

I think I lost my $20 fee once and wrote in the review about how terrible it was that they couldn't at least get 1/5 of the fix to fit my style (because this was like my 3rd box and they knew what I liked). Stitchfix was definitely a love/hate relationship for me.
The plus size thing is kind of sad…why wouldn't they?
Also, dolman sleeves. I sent so many dolman sleeve tops back in the 5 months I used Stitchfix. They were incredibly impractical if you're pointing at a board all day. I just couldn't wear them to school lol.

Joey said...

Yeah that's too expensive for me--but I do like the idea of someone doing the "shopping" for me (I suck at shopping). Maybe some day when I have a real grown up income haha! BTW!!!! You look TEENY MEENY in that last picture!! So proud of you!

MKLackey said...

I do StichFix and I love it! I have that same green shirt in black and pink. :) And everything I have on today is from there. Including a crazy sweater that I would otherwise have never bought but kinda love.

It's funky. :)

Unknown said...

I found your blog while I was searching to stitch fix reviews and I love those eggplant pants! Sorry they didn't quite fit. But I have been reading other posts on your site and I love your style! You look amazing and your family is adorable.

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