I’ve seen Stitch Fix on my Facebook advertising for a long time now. (touché, Facebook.) I’ve always wanted to try it, but thought it would be out of my price range. However, things have gotten a little crazy for me lately, so getting another person’s opinion on style may not be such a bad idea.
Here’s how it works: You open an account and take a fairly lengthy quiz to get to know your style and budget. I work in a church and wear professional or professional-casual clothes 7 days/week, so my clothes are classic/preppy and the like. You also indicate if there are any areas you struggle buying (“I have a long torso, so I struggle getting long enough tops” was a phrase for me). I’m very tall, so I NEVER find long enough pants or skirts. I indicated all of this (and more), and waited to see what the company came up with.
You spend $20 and your first order is on its way! Any items that you decide to buy will have that $20 applied as a credit (which I really liked). I eagerly awaited the box to see what my stylist, Blair, chose for me. I gotta say, it was pretty exciting to open. It was like Christmas!
- Kut from the Kloth Maribel Straight Leg Jeans ($88)
I unfolded the jeans and my inner cynic instantly kicked in. “Oh, great.” I thought. “They give me jeans, the most difficult item of clothing to buy, in my first Stitch Fix box? Great. Thank goodness they have free returns!”
I put them on….and some weird “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” stuff went down. They sent me a long length….and they were perfect.
The wash of the jeans is a little lighter than I’d usually buy, but honestly, I don’t care. The fit was so nice on these jeans that I’m sold. Verdict: Keep!
2. RD Style Rockdale Pullover Sweater ($68)
Let’s talk about the black sweater that I tried on next. the fabric was so comfortable! (Note: I’m wearing my own teal cami underneath this shirt) I liked the concept of the open sides…..but it just didn’t flatter me like I thought it would.
Verdict: return. Sorry, sweater!
3. Locappella Crochet Knit Top ($48)
This shirt was not in the cards for me. The waffling/thermal knit was not my style, and I was not a fan of the back. Verdict: return.
4. Brixon Ivy Sylvester Split Neck Blouse ($54)
I love so many things about this top. a) it’s machine washable, b) the sleeves are a great length for me, c) I love the color, c) I love the length & fit, and d) the price wasn’t awful. But that front paneling on the neckline just stops me from automatically keeping it! I’m so conflicted on this one!
Verdict: I’m, sadly, returning this one. If only that front panel were different…..
Not pictured: Urban Expressions Adelade Woven Fold-Over Clutch ($48)
So the final piece of the puzzle was a fold-over woven clutch. I held it and instantly said, “well, I LOVE this.” However, for $48 for this clutch, I couldn’t decide if it was really worth it.
return. Changed my mind. I’m keeping it. 🙂 I am at a stage in my life when I run out the door with a wristlet, my phone and keys. I think this will be something to try!
1. Kut from the Kloth Maribel Straight Leg Jean
2. Urban Expressions Woven Fold-Over Clutch
What are the next steps?
- Return the items you don’t like within 3 business days.
- Fill out a survey and be very specific about what you didn’t like.
- Decide to give it another try, or walk away! There is no other obligation.
What will my next steps be?
I’m going to return the shirts, fill out a survey, and ask for more work-professional items next time.
now, just in case you liked this blog entry and want to try Stitch Fix for yourself, click here and I’ll get credit! I’d be so grateful 🙂
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? Have any tips for a Stitch Fix newbie?
Have a fabulous day, readers!