Fun clothes delivered right to my door handpicked by my own stylist. For a busy girl like me, what could be better than that? I don’t subscribe to any other monthly subscription boxes and I am generally not the first person to follow this type of trend, but I love the concept of Stitch Fix. It is convenient, fun and can be customized based on my own style. I love reading other reviews so I thought it would be worthwhile to post my review here.
WHAT IS STITCH FIX?
Stitch Fix reminds me of the personal stylists that they have at Nordstrom or similar stores, except I’ll never actually meet my stylist and all of the items are shipped directly to my door. When you sign up, they ask you to fill out a style profile, where you specify sizes, price ranges, shapes, styles and any colors or patterns that you prefer. You can also provide a link to a Pinterest board, which I did. I provided as many details as possible in my profile and multiple inspiration pics on Pinterest. I think they did a really good job matching my style for my first fix. In fact, I was kind of surprised how well my stylist knew me.
You pick a date that you want your fix shipped and they send you a box of 5 clothing and accessory items hand-picked based on your style profile. You can schedule one delivery or sign up for automatic monthly deliveries. You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, which also includes delivery. The $20 styling fee is applied as a credit towards anything you keep from your box.
You have 3 days to try on all of your items and decide what to keep and what to send back. Return the items that you don’t want to keep in the prepaid mailing bag that comes with the shipment. Then, you can leave feedback about your shipment which will help your stylist get to know you better. If you purchase all five items, you receive a 25% discount.
MY FIRST STITCH FIX – OCTOBER 2013
So here is my first Stitch Fix box:
They send you little cards with suggested styles for each piece. I love this because I can look in my closet for pieces that I already own, or make note of pieces that I should buy.
I’m not a fashion blogger and don’t ever aspire to be one so please ignore any awkward faces or poses. Also, my photographer isn’t the best at taking photos, so I apologize for the blurriness. I just purchased a wireless remote that I will use with my tripod in the future.
Here are the 5 items that I received in my box:
(1) Andrew Marc Noe Cap Sleeve V-Neck Sheath Dress – $148
This dress is definitely my work style. I work in a fairly conservative environment so sheath dresses, pencil skirts and blazers are my typical go-to pieces. The color is a deep olive and I love the overall cut. If this dress was half the price I would definitely have purchased it, but I thought it was a little too expensive for a basic dress.
(2) Yumi Penelope Polka Dot Lace Detail Sweater – $78
I like polka dots and the color is pretty. The quality of this sweater is also very good and I like the detail on the shoulders. However, it looks and feels like pajamas. I probably could have worn it as lounge wear, but for the price I decided not to keep it.
(3) Tulle Candace Floral Print Tie-Neck Blouse – $58
Out of everything in the box, I love this top the most. It is perfect for fall and will work well with jeans and boots or a black pencil skirt for work. It is not as short as it looks in this picture because it was bunched up at the bottom. And I think I tied the neck-tie too high, but you get the idea. The sleeves also have a nice ruffle detail at the bottom.
(4) GLAM Naarah Striped 3/4 Sleeve Shirt – $58
I love how this shirt is Made in the USA and is very comfortable. I almost kept it but I thought it was a little pricey for a basic stripe tee. By the way, it is nowhere near cool enough here to wear boots yet, but it was fun to at least try.
(5) Bay to Baubles Elsa Chevron Arrow Bib Necklace – $34
I’m an FSU alumni and I love how this necklace is perfect for game day. It goes perfect with garnet and gold so I’m definitely keeping this one. Go NOLES!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
MY OVERALL THOUGHTS
The winners from this box were # 3 (Tulle Floral Print Blouse) and # 5 (Arrow Bib Necklace).
Overall, I was very happy with my first Stitch Fix box. The sizing was perfect, and they pretty much nailed my style. It was also a perfect mix of both casual and work related pieces. I noticed that the brands are very similar to what you would find at Nordstrom, Anthropologie or local boutiques. All of the pieces were versatile, comfortable and high quality. I can’t wait to see what is included in my next Stitch Fix.
If you want to try Stitch Fix, go here to sign up!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I signed up for Stitch Fix and purchased the box myself. I’m sharing my opinions because I think they will help others. This post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that gives me a small credit towards my next box.