I’ve tried two different Stitch Fix boxes (Box #1 review & Box #2 review can be found here) and after the last box, I decided to stop getting automatic shipments. Stitch Fix, however, has excellent customer service. They offered to waive the $20 styling fee if I would give them one more try. I gave them feedback that my items were too basic, and so they wanted to see if they could give me more unique pieces that fit my style. I took them up on that offer…and 10 days later, my Stitch Fix box arrived on my doorstep.
Here we go! A little fashion show of all the items I received:
1.The 41Hawthorn Pintuck Blouse: $68
Did it fit the “unique” factor”? I’d say so! it had that nice magenta color that I enjoyed from Box #1 , but the ruffling, pintuck look just didn’t do it for me. It also fit strangely, as it was too short in the front.
2. The 41Hawthorn Stud Detail Blouse: $58
Again, a more “unique” piece due to the studs! I liked the length, and I do like 3/4 shirts, But this one just wasn’t me. I’m more of a sequins vs. studs person. 😛
3. and 4. The Kensie Collarless Blazer ($88) and Renee C Elvira Pencil Skirt ($54)
The price was right on the pencil skirt, but that was pretty much it! I actually didn’t mind the blazer much. Styled right with a scarf and sweater, it would have been right up my alley! But I already have a 3/4 length blazer that looked very similar (but had a collar!). The pencil skirt, however, was one big no. No, no, no. Just…no.
Verdicts: return and return.
5. The Donna Morgan Jersey Shirt Dress ($118)
Ah, the crowning glory of the box. I pinned this item on my Pinterest board months ago, so I was really happy to see it in my box! I was a little apprehensive, though, because I don’t wear jersey dresses or shirt dresses. I don’t feel that they are flattering on me….but I was wrong with this one. It was comfortable, the pattern was unique, the sleeve length was great, it was machine washable…the list goes on. I was in love.
Verdict? Return! 🙁
But why?! Two reasons: 1) We are getting into the cold winter season where I live, and I live in chunky sweaters. No layering piece looked right with this jersey dress when I tried it on. 2) I couldn’t legitimize $118 for this dress. Maybe in the spring/summer, but alas, not right now. Oh, beautiful dress, I’m so sorry.
What I’ve learned from the Stitch Fix Process
- Customer service is so important, and Stitch Fix is literally in the business of listening to their customers. I was happy to see that transcend to the feedback of the overall system as well.
- Brand awareness doesn’t necessarily have to matter, but I’m still a brand junkie. I’ll admit it. I love J.Crew because I can depend on the length of each garment. Stitch Fix showed me that 41Hawthorn- a brand I had never heard of until this process- makes items with longer torso lengths as well.
- If anything, Stitch Fix makes you think outside of the box and bring a fresh perspective to your wardrobe. From now on, I plan to go to Pinterest and see if I can get inspired for a new look for the holidays!
- Stitch Fix is great for someone who doesn’t necessarily like to shop. I do, so I don’t necessarily see the value in this as much. 😛
- At the very least, it’s fun. I looked forward to getting that box every time, and it felt like Christmas each time too.
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Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? What did you think? I’d love to hear from you!