Stitch Fix - January 2014 Review

Stitch Fix – January 2014 Review

I hope that you are enjoying my reviews of the items that I receive in my Stitch Fix box. This is my fourth month receiving a fix and I still get excited every time I see the small white box arrive at my house. I love Stitch Fix because it is fun, easy and can be customized based on my own style.

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 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. If you purchase everything in your box, you receive 25% off the entire purchase.

To learn more about how Stitch Fix works and to read the reviews of my first and second fix click here:

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TIPS FOR USING STITCH FIX

  • Add a link to a Pinterest Board on your style profile: As soon as I signed up for Stitch Fix, I added a link to one of my Pinterest boards in my style profile. I’ve noticed that every box I received had at least one very similar item. I think that the board really helps your stylist learn your style.
  • Try everything on: I have opened the box and immediately thought that I don’t like the pieces, but after I try them on, I realize how much I like them. And I’ve also thought that I loved something right out of the box, but then tried it on and learned the fit wasn’t quite what I thought. It is to your benefit to try everything on.
  • Follow the stylists suggestions: I really love the little cards that come with each fix. They give ideas for pairing the pieces with items I already have in my closet, and give me inspiration for items I might want to buy. In addition, my stylist writes me a note in every fit suggesting how to wear some of the pieces.
  • Give as much detailed feedback as possible: I always leave detailed comments about the items that I keep and send back. It helps your stylist learn why you didn’t like something. If you thought you liked it, but the price was too high, tell them. Or if its a style that you never wear, tell them. You never see your stylist in person so any comments you have provides further details about your likes and dislikes and helps them put together the perfect fix.
  • If you want something, just ask: I haven’t really asked for anything specific in each of my fixes, but for my next fix I specifically asked for five clothing items instead of any accessories. I also checked that I didn’t want any necklaces in my last fix, so they sent me a bracelet this time. The stylists really listen to your suggestions, so if you want something specific like a pencil skirt for work, or a light spring jacket, just ask.

MY FOURTH STITCH FIX – JANUARY 2014

So here is my fourth Stitch Fix box:

Stitch Fix - January 2014 Review

*I took these pictures after a long day at work. I had to use the flash, so please ignore the poor lighting.

Here are the 5 items I received in my box:

(1) Mystree Louise Crochet Detail Hooded Jacket -$78

It was comfortable and seemed to be high quality but it wasn’t something I loved and the fit was way off. It was too small and short and seemed like juniors sizing.

Stitch Fix - January 2014 Review

(2) Tart Yusuf Embellished Shoulder Striped Top – $58

I actually thought that I would like this top when I pulled it out of  the box. But, I definitely didn’t like it once I tried it on. The shoulder detail with shoulder pads made it look like something Michael Jackson would have worn.

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(3) Eight Sixty Munroe Scoop Neck Sleeveless Blouse – $54

I was really happy to see my favorite color when I opened the box. I just bought a statement necklace that works really well with this blouse. I already wore this to work under a blazer and can see myself wearing it on the weekends with jeans or even in the summer with shorts.

Stitch Fix - January 2014 Review

(4) Kensie Loreta Button-Front Sleeveless Dress – $88

This dress was more casual and the material was something I could definitely see myself wearing here in Florida between spring and fall. I wasn’t a fan of the collar, and to be honest, there really wasn’t anything special about the dress.

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(5) Bay to Baubles Blair Pave Chain Link Bracelet – $32

This bracelet is very similar to one I pinned. I really liked the style but I don’t like the green color of the stones. The color doesn’t really fit with the rest of my wardrobe. I don’t specify any colors to avoid in my style profile (even though you can). My stylist does her best to send me an assortment of styles and colors, but obviously I like some colors more than others.

Stitch Fix - January 2014 Review

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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MY OVERALL THOUGHTS

The one winner from this box was#3 (Eight Sixty Munroe Scoop Neck Sleeveless Blouse).

I don’t know if it was because my Stitch Fix arrived on the coldest day of the year or because the colors weren’t really that exciting (except for the sleeveless blouse), but I didn’t really get that excited about this fix. As with anything, I think that you win some and you lose some. If I keep at least one of the pieces then I think that my stylist did a good job. For my next fix, I requested five pieces of clothing rather than receiving one accessory. I can’t wait to see what I receive in my next 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.