So – have you heard of Stitch Fix? I had heard of Stitch Fix so many times and I’ve always been interested in giving it a try. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the rundown!
The Stitch Fix (find it here: a https://www.stitchfix.com) experience begins when you fill out your Style Profile; where you will need to divulge everything from height and weight (eek!), the sizes you typically wear, an estimate of your proportions and so on… You will also elaborate on how you like your clothes to fit, what parts of your body you prefer to highlight and hide.
You’re also asked to rate several style boards and describe the events you dress for most often in your day to day life. You can tell your stylist if there are things you’d prefer to skip in your fixes and you can leave a note telling your stylist if there are any upcoming events you’d like something special for. The more information you provide, the better your stylist can get a feel for you and put together the perfect fix for you!
My first fix arrived on September 22nd and I was so tickled to see it – but a little apprehensive. I mean; these were clothes that a complete stranger had picked out for me, this fix could be awesome…but it could also be a total disaster! However, I am thrilled to report that I was crazy pleased with how great my very first fix went!
I told my stylist (her name is Julie – so, that’s fun!) that I am going to Las Vegas for a birthday weekend and wanted something I could wear on my trip; it didn’t have to be clothes, but just something that would look cute for celebrating! Oh yea – did I forget to mention that Stitch Fix doesn’t just do clothes?!? They also do jewelry, shoes and handbags – so you really can’t go wrong giving it a try! Read on to see what I loved, what I kept and what I sent back!
September 2016 Fix
41Hawthorn – Queensland Dolman Jersey Top: A black, three quarter sleeve dolman style top; made from seriously soft jersey material. When I initially pulled this on, I wasn’t certain…but after adjusting the sleeves a bit; I decided I was sold. The top is well made and will go with so many things; especially with Fall temperatures finally creeping into the air. It will make a great layering piece but can also stand alone just fine and I know it will look great with my wine and camel colored jeans, regular jeans and so much more!
This one was a KEEPER.
41Hawthorn – Tameron Button Down Blouse: Oh my – I loved this the minute I pulled it out of the box; however, it did not return that same love for me. *sigh* The fabric was beautiful but also extremely unforgiving and well…this top just wouldn’t button around the girls. I mean; it would, but it wasn’t pretty. I loved the detailing on the sleeves and collar and the buttons were wonderful…but if it won’t button, there’s no need to keep it, you know?
This one was a RETURN
Romolo – Willa Bar Drop Earrings: Yet another thing I loved as soon as I pulled it from the box! I’m not sure why, but for the longest time I was really not interested in gold jewelry but that has changed recently and these earrings are lovely! They feel very solid and heavy (not too heavy…ha-ha) and I love the elongated rain drop look that they have. They will be going with me to Vegas for sure and I know they’ll look great as an accessory whether I’m dressing up or dressing down!
This one was a KEEPER.
Collective Concepts – Elystan Crochet Detail Blouse: Yet again, I loved this the minute I pulled it out of the box…but the material was super unforgiving and this top just didn’t work for me. So sad! The detailing across the top and sides of the top are so pretty and this top would be great for both business and casual – but sadly, it just wasn’t a winner for me this time.
This one was a RETURN.
RD Style – Laureen Houndstooth Cardigan: Oh! This cardigan! What can I say except that I absolutely loved it the minute I saw the houndstooth pattern peeking out of the box at me and I just prayed it would fit. And it did and it was so wonderful and the angels sang! Ha! Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite so dramatic but I loved this top the minute I pulled it out of the box and I cannot wait to wear it all fall and winter long. It’s hands down my favorite thing from this fix – I love it!
This one was a KEEPER – OF COURSE!
So – my very first fix was; in my eyes, very successful! Three out of five isn’t so bad and I actually loved everything in my box. There was nothing that I looked at and thought “I’d never wear that in a million years!” I think my stylist already has a feel for what I like – I’m very drawn to classic pieces that have a traditional look and feel and all of these items really were things I’d have picked out for myself. All in all, this fix was fantastic, even if two of the items didn’t fit. That’s the fun and challenge of Stitch Fix – you never know quite what you’ll get and so there’s always a small bit of risk there, but there’s also the potential for a lot of reward!
Now for the real breakdown of how Stitch Fix works. Each fix will cost you a $20 styling fee. Once your fix arrives, you try on the items and decide what will work for you. If you choose to keep anything from your fix, your $20 styling fee is applied to that purchase and if you love all five items and decide to keep them all, not only is your $20 styling fee applied to your purchase, you also get 25% off! If you keep all five items, you just pay your tab and set up your next fix. If you only keep a couple things, you pay your tab and return the other items in the Priority mail envelope enclosed with your box. And if you don’t like anything? You’re really only out the $20 styling fee…but you can definitely ask about a replacement fix in the event you hate everything.
The most important thing when returning items – be sure that when you log back into your account and you’re given the opportunity to review each item, do so! I mentioned above and I’ll mention it here again: the more information you provide, the better the feel your stylist will have for what you like and dislike. If you hated something, don’t be afraid to tell them…and if you absolutely loved something but it didn’t quite work out (like me) then tell them that – they may be able to find something similar that will work out for you!
I’m definitely a fan of Stitch Fix and I’ve already scheduled my next fix – I can’t wait to see what I get – the holiday season is on the horizon and I told my stylist that I’m looking forward to celebrating with family. I also mentioned I’m open to expanding my “fashion horizons”. I know you’d love Stitch Fix too and if you’d like to give it a try, I’ll share my referral link below. If you sign up for Stitch Fix through my link, I’ll get a referral credit and of course, I’d love that!
Natalie’s Stitch Fix Referral Link: stitchfix.com/referral/9219429
Also – next time I’ll do my best to actually take pictures of myself IN the clothes, ha-ha! I moved just over two weeks ago and things are still somewhat out of sorts; this just seemed the best way to do things this time! So – until next time y’all!
Have you ever done Stitch Fix before? Do you love it? Has this post piqued your interest in Stitch Fix?