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What is Stitch Fix?
If you are not yet Stitch Fix obsessed like I am and have no clue what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that ships customers a hand picked selection of clothing and accessories based on their individual style, size, lifestyle and budget. After signing up you can start immediately on your Style Profile and then schedule your fix whenever you want. You’ll be assigned a stylist and they will send you 5 pieces they thought would work for you based on your profile. You can also link to a Pinterest board to help show them pieces you’re interested in. You pay a $20 styling fee with each fix, which is applied as a credit toward anything you keep. Shipping is free both ways and they provide a USPS envelope to return what you don’t want. The best part is if you love it and keep all 5 items they give you a 25% discount on your whole order. It’s super easy and I love it. I had a lot of fun filling out my style profile and even more fun obsessively searching for reviews from other bloggers.
My Third Fix
This time I didn’t make any specific requests, just told them that I wasn’t happy with the style of my last fix (gave a lot of feedback) and asked them to check out my Pinterest board and read my more detailed reviews of the items I received on my blog.
Here are my style cards and price sheet along with a nice note from my stylist, Sara.
Item 1: 41Hawthorn Selfridge Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Top in Cobalt, $48
I’ve said it a million times, this is my favorite color. So, they are definitely listening to that part. I always try to keep an open mind because the whole point of this is to try pieces you wouldn’t normally pick for yourself. It does look nice on the hanger, but from the moment I first googled it I knew it wasn’t for me. It is really big on me and while it does hide my large tummy well in the photo, it is not at all flattering in person and the material is super thin. Verdict: Sent Back
Item 2: 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, $48
Let’s start with the positives. This color is amazing. The fabric is a good quality and it is comfortable. But, it looks like I’m wearing a bathrobe, or a very tall person’s clothes. Bottom line = I look silly. Last month when I requested a cardigan, I made sure to note that ones that have a longer flowy front look ridiculous on me and that I needed one that was all the same length. Very interesting choice here, Sara. Verdict: Sent Back
Item 3: Pomelo Indianan Tribal Print Mixed Material Tee, $44
I’m not a fan of tribal or Aztec patterns. In fairness, I didn’t mention this in my style profile because there is limited space. I will, of course, be editing it before my next fix. But, I really didn’t mind this particular pattern, especially considering it wasn’t on the entire shirt (just the shoulder and back). The colors within the pattern are gorgeous but I don’t feel like the grayish oatmeal color of the front is all that flattering with my skin tone. I also think it hangs strangely on me, especially on the sides and shoulders. This material is also very thin and I don’t know that I’d spend $44 on a t-shirt unless it was the most amazing fit ever. Verdict: Sent Back
Item 4: Kensie Jeans Kaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jeans, $88
I asked for a fun colored skinny jean in petite. And this is what I received. Sara & I have a very different idea of fun. Me: Cobalt, Coral, Aqua; Sara: Pink Skin. Yuck! Aside from the color, they are big on the waist and long – see the bunching at the ankles? They feel nice, almost silky. You can tell they are really good quality. If they fit great and the color was amazing, I may have kept them and had them hemmed. But, guess what? I found these exact jeans in a fantastic bright pink and cobalt color on 6pm.com for $45. Verdict: Sent back
Item 5: Street Level Juno Small Folded Clutch with Detachable Chain Strap, $44
When I first saw the list of items they were sending me, I was a little frustrated by the fact that this bag was on the list. In my profile I checked the boxes to avoid all accessories. Handbags are new for them, so there is no specific check box for them, but still. Handbags are accessories. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this little bag. First, love the yellow color and the cute lining. The size is perfect for doing quick errands or a night out (it’s pretty small) and has so many pockets, which is something that I need in a bag. I love that it also has a strap so I don’t have to hold it. I just wish the strap wasn’t a large gold chain since it’s a little gaudy. This little bag was my saving grace on this fix. That said, I now have every size bag I could ever want or need. So, please don’t send me more. Verdict: Kept
So, what do you think of my third Stitch Fix?
This fix was an even bigger disappointment than the last one. I had changed my sizing in my style profile before Fix #2 because some of the tops I got in Fix #1 were too tight. But, it didn’t necessarily help. With my second fix, some things were too small and some things were too large. With this, everything was too big. A friend pointed out that I probably need to send an email to Stitch Fix and request the same stylist every time who will pay attention to what she is sending and know specifically that some things run big and small and select a size for me that would work best. So, I’m going to give this another shot and hope for the best. If the next one doesn’t work out, I’m probably going to stop for a while and see how much weight I can lose. I’m still enjoying this process and it’s really fun receiving clothes someone else picked for me. My next fix is scheduled for April 16.
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