Stitch Fix Review- October 2014...my first fix!Saturday, October 11, 2014
Stitch Fix Review #1- October 2014
I am so excited! I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for a while now, and I finally have. I just got my first fix a couple days ago.
For those of you who know how it works, just skip down to the good stuff. If you don't know how Stitch Fix works yet, it's basically a monthly styling subscription service. Surprise clothes in the mail, styled for you!
Here's how it works:
-You go online and fill out a detailed "style profile" which asks you a ton of questions about your style likes/dislikes, sizes, price points, etc so that they can get to know you better. Fill out your style profile with Stitch Fix here.
-You pay a $20 styling fee which pretty much pays for the stylist to pick out the clothes for you and covers shipping both ways. But if you buy any item of clothing from your shipment, the $20 goes towards the clothes you want!
-You have 3 days to try on the clothes at home where you can try it on with other clothes/shoes etc that you already own.
-You choose what you like and put anything you want to return in the prepaid envelope Stitch Fix includes in your box. Put it in any mailbox and you're good to go!
-Check out online. They ask for any comments about the clothes. Here is where its best to get as detailed as possible so that future fixes will be even better! Write things like "the shirt was too tight in the shoulders", "the pants are two inches too long", "I hate stripes"...you get the idea, anything to help them get to know your style better. Oh, and if you love your fix and buy all 5 items, you get 25% off of the total!
And one of the best part is they give you cards that go with each piece of clothing to give you suggestions on how to style it, which for me.....is desperately needed. I basically live in jeans and tees and have no idea how to style anything.
I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. I love them...until i know about them. Once I got the email that said my fix had shipped, i found a way to cheat and see what they sent you. Its just in words, not in pictures.....pictures take a little bit of hunting around online. I was able to find some of the items in other people's blogs and pinterest. (So a big thank you to anyone who blogs about their fixes, I love seeing what everyone got and that's why I decided to start my blog too!). Speaking of Pintrest, make a style pintrest board! The Stitch Fix stylists look at this and it really helps them get to know your style! These ship from California, so me being over here in SC had a lot of time (5-6 days) to try to spoil my surprises by looking online. Hey, you're either surprised when it gets to your door or surprised when you find it online...either way its a surprise...right??
Ok ok, on to what I got! After I stalked my window for the FedEx guy all day, it finally arrived!
First peak inside:
This is the note my stylist sent me:
I had requested a lightweight blazer to wear over my tank tops to take me into fall and some shirts that gave a pop of color.....because I mostly by the same boring stuff. This is why I need help! Anyways, as you can see by the note, they listened!
And there was definitely some color:
Ok, first up: And let me first say I apologize for the pictures. Most of them are me trying to take selfies in the mirror for you to get a good look at the clothes. I may or may not have been standing on my 4 years old's stool so that I could get a better picture for you. The other bloggers make this look a lot easier, lol. Anyways first item:
Sorry, I don't have much practice at taking selfies, lol. Anyway, I really like the color of this shirt. And it was super soft. But I also felt like it clung to me too much and I couldn't get the neck to feel like it was laying right. Looking at it in the picture, I kinda think it looks better here than in person, but between the clinging, and the neck and the fact that it's pretty basic, I thought $48 was a bit much.
Status: Sent back
This was the casual look. First....I love it. I love the coral color, I love the detail. It fits great, its also super soft, and I feel like it makes me look more my age. They mentioned to pair it with a striped skirt to dress it up some:
I never would have thought to do this, but I think I really like it. What do you think? Normally I would think $48 is a lot for a shirt, but I have to keep telling myself that these are boutique pieces, I didn't have to go shop for it, a stylist picked it out for me, and I get to apply my $20 styling fee to it, so really $28 bucks ain't bad!