Hello, Stitch Fix!

I want to start out by saying that this is not a sponsored post, I’m actually using this service and they have promised me nothing for blogging about it.  I’m simply sharing my experienceAlthough, if you sign up through my referral link and get your own fix, I will receive a referral credit of $25 and be eternally grateful.  So, if interested please click here. My plan is to have Stitch Fix help me fulfill one of my goals for 2014, which was to stop wearing yoga pants and t-shirts 6 days a week.  For those of you that don’t know me, I work in a casual office one day a week and the rest of the week from my home office.

What is Stitch Fix?

How it works

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 First Fix

Stitch Fix Shipment 1

Box reveal

Stitch Fix Invoice

First Look Inside Box

I have a secret.  Once your fix ships, you’re able to go into your account and see what items were sent to you.   I have no self control so of course I peeked.  I was still left with an element of surprise and excitement though…I promise.  After all, the name of the item is visible but not the size or color.  Also, let’s be honest.  Photos are not as good as looking at something in person but it didn’t stop me from googling the crap out of those items 🙂

Included with each shipment is a style card that shows 2 examples of how you might want to style each piece.  Here’s mine.

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Item 1: Kirsten Printed Stud Detailed Blouse by Caramela, $28

KKirsten Printed Stud Blouse

Kirsten Stud Bouse

One of the things I’ve read over and over again is that the Stylist picked out something the reviewer never would have chosen for herself but absolutely loved.  When I saw a photo of this online I thought I would hate it.  But, I was envisioning a really heavy fabric because this pattern reminds me of a couch we had growing up in the 80’s.  But, in person it is so pretty and I LOVED this shirt when I put it on.  I thought it fit me perfectly too and was super excited until I raised my arms in an effort to get my hair off my shoulders and leaned over to zip my boots.  It’s just too tight in the arm.  I’m so sad especially because the price is fantastic. Verdict: Sending back

Item 2: Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse by Collective Concepts, $54

Esten Sleeveless Blouse

Amy in Esten Sleeveless

I love this color.  I think my stylist, Danielle, really paid attention to my Pinterest fashion board on this one.  There is cobalt blue all over that thing.  I like this top, I’m just not sure I love it.  It fits well with the exception of a tiny pucker between buttons right at my bust.  Can you see it? What do you think? Verdict:  I’m just not sure

Item 3: Wilam Zig-Zag Print Top by Fiancee, $44

Wilam Zig-Zag top

Amy in Zig-Zag top

I love the zig-zag pattern but I don’t love these colors together.  I’d like the shirt better if it were either Navy Blue & White or Salmon & White.  I suppose it doesn’t matter much since it is way too small.  It’s super tight on my bust and butt.  Overall the style is nice.  I like the idea of the longer back to cover my butt, but I don’t think it could ever work for me.   Really the only part that isn’t tight is the arms, which makes me laugh since the arms were so tight on the first blouse.  Verdict: Sending back

Item 4: Sabrina Denim Leggings by Dear John, $78

Sabrina Denim Leggings

Amy in Sabrina Leggings

I’m just getting used to skinny jeans and actually just found a pair today that I love from Old Navy.  They are pictured in the first photo with the Kirsten Blouse.  Here’s another look at that blouse with the Sabrina Denim Leggings.  I will say, these are stretchy and comfy and when the top part is covered by a shirt (awkward looking on my waist) and the bottom part is covered by boots (too long and bunchy at the bottom), they actually look decent on me.  I’m shocked.  I usually only go for darker washes but I do like the look of this shade with the darker top.  However, $78 is a lot of money for one item that I’m not completely in love with.  What do you think?  Verdict: Undecided but likely sending back

Item 5: Bryce Arrow Link Necklace by Bay to Baubles, $36

Bryce Arrow Link Necklace

Amy in Bryce Arrow Link Necklace

Again, this isn’t something I would have picked out for myself.  I always choose silver over gold. But, it’s cute.  I think it really works with the Kirsten Blouse.  Normally I would never pay $36 for a necklace but since I have that $20 styling fee credit, I’m looking at it like it’s $16.  Totally doable.  Verdict: Keeping

So, what do you think of my first Stitch Fix?

Overall I’m pretty happy, I kept an open mind and ended up really liking pieces I’d never choose for myself.  I just wish more of it fit me.  I’ve heard from multiple people that the more feedback you give on your shipment, the better your next one will be.  And there will definitely be a next one for me.  Please share your thoughts in the comments and help me decide on the items I’m unsure about.  I could use all the help I can get 🙂

Are you convinced?  Go ahead and get your own Stitch Fix!

 

Update 2/23

I decided to just keep the necklace in the end.  The jeans were too pricey and although I wanted to keep the blue top because I love the color so much, I just decided it wasn’t worth it if I don’t 100% love the fit.

Here’s a look at the feedback page during checkout.  I wish they didn’t limit the characters so much in the comments box.  I really wanted to give detailed descriptions and just wasn’t able to.

Stitch Fix Checkout

I scheduled my next fix to arrive on March 21.  I really wish it could have been sooner.  I’m eager to try more clothes!  For the March fix I requested a neutral color long cardigan and a few more tops that can be worn with skinny jeans.  I also mentioned that I’d love another cobalt colored shirt and that Kirsten top if I can get a bigger size.

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