About a year ago, I came across an online ad about a new personal styling service called Stitch Fix. I was intrigued. My son had just turned one and I was reemerging out of the baby stage into somewhat of a normal schedule. I was sick of nursing tops, t-shirts, and black yoga pants and was ready for a pick-me-up in the style department. My current outfits lacked color and pattern but I did not know how to add new items to my existing closet or what new pieces would look best on me. And finding a new style required time and patience that I did not have. Dragging three kids from store to store, looking for the perfect new look, is not what I call enjoyable or practical. I needed convenience and help.
All these things drew me to Stitch Fix. The service seemed to be the perfect solution for my fashion woes. For a small styling fee, Stitch Fix provides you with a stylist who handpicks 5 items for your based on an online Personal Style Quiz that you fill out. The five clothing items and/or accessories are unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. They come carefully wrapped in tissue paper and are sent to your doorstep in a cute little box. When your Stitch Fix box arrives, it is as fun as a Christmas gift just for you.
Along with your carefully wrapped items, is an envelope with a personal note from your stylist and outfit cards “suggestions.” The cards give you ideas of what to pair with each clothing piece or ways to wear each accessory. You can buy what you like and return the rest! If you decide to keep all five items, you receive the styling fee and 20% off the total price of your fix. If you decide to return any items, it is easy! Drop them in the prepaid envelope(that is also in the box) and bring it to the mail box within three days of receiving your “Fix.”
I just received my 10th Fix. In my opinion, my Fixes are getting better and better each time. I have requested to keep the same stylist because I feel she just “gets me.” There have been times when I have received clothes that I thought were too expensive or that were completely not my style but no problem, I just send them back. I also make sure that I make specific notes to my stylist and keep my Pinterest board updated with styles I am interested in and like.
I also should say that Stitch Fix has amazing customer service. One time, I completely hated my Fix and they refunded me my styling fee. Another time, I received a beautiful dress that had a broken zipper, they gave me a credit to have it repaired. They are easy to work with and they follow up with customers. I love their Pinterest boards and their Facebook fan page.
Overall, I have been extremely happy. It is convenient and fun. There have been many items that I would never have picked out myself but have ended up loving. I started off by receiving a Fix every month but that was a little too expensive for my budget. Now my fixes come every other month. I love that you can choose the frequency of your Fixes.
I have had many people ask me about Stitch Fix and I love reading other people’s reviews of their boxes, so I thought this month I would grab my camera and my photographers (a.k.a. my kids) and review/model my latest items in my Fix.
What’s Inside the Box?
I noted to my stylist that I would be traveling in September. She sent me this beautiful, reversible tote bag. I love the burnt orange color- great for fall. The material is soft and durable. The large bag is a good size with plenty of room. The best part is the larger bag folds up to fit in the smaller bag making it even more convenient for traveling. Two bags in one!
Basic black leggings. Nice, thick, comfortable material. I think these will be great for fall and winter. They were a little more than what I would normally spend on leggings but when I took into account the whole fix and what I would save if I kept everything, the price seemed okay.
My stylist sent me this soft, comfy, flowing tunic to wear with the leggings. I paired the tunic and leggings with tall riding boots. The tunic is a bit more sheer than I like so I tried it on with a black tank-top underneath. It is warm and comfy. I love the different types of stripes on this shirt. Not sure if it does anything for my figure but it is right up my alley when it comes to fall, travel fashion.
I think this is my favorite item in my Fix! This shirt is the most beautiful color of coral that I have ever seen. It has a very pretty navy blue pattern. The whole blouse reminds me of a visit to a tropical island. The shirt buttons up in the front. The sleeves can be buttons as well. It is a sheer blouse so I wore a navy blue camisole under it. It complimented my completion perfectly. It is one of those pieces that makes you feel good and confident wearing it. It was the easiest item to decide to keep.
My last item, was a shirt that made me feel like a ballerina. The lace on the bottom reminded me of a tutu. A long shirt that fit loosely and covered nicely. It is a beautiful shade of teal with cute white pinstripes. I liked the shirt better with jeans than with shorts. Maybe it would look good with leggings, I did not try that. Overall, a nice shirt.
Street Level Parvin Reversible Tote —KEPT
Collective Concepts Rilo Button-Up Blouse —KEPT
Rune Porter Leggings —KEPT
Papermoon Lyons Lace Trim Knit Tank —KEPT
Mystree Rigley Knit Top –KEPT
After much deliberation and trying each item on about three times, I decided to keep the whole fix. I had originally thought to keep just the bag, the black and white tunic, and the coral blouse but when I added the three together it came to more than keeping the whole fix (with the 20% off discount.) It made sense for me to keep everything! I am happy with this fix and having some new colorful clothes in my closet.
My next Fix will be arriving in October. I will review it here when it comes.
Would you like to try Stitch Fix? If you decide to try it out, I would appreciate the referral. Please use Shanna’s Stitch Fix Referral link when signing up.