What is Stitch Fix? Stitchfix.com describes themselves as “a personal styling service. You tell us your style, size, and budget preferences, and we send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix™ is unique and hand-picked just for you.” And that is pretty accurate. Basically in Andi terms, you go onto their website, fill out an extensive survey about your fashion likes and dislikes, your sizes and skin tones, basically anything that can give the stylist a picture of who you are with them having never met you. After you do this you pick a date, pay $20.00 and wait patiently for your box to arrive. Each box will have 5 pieces of clothing/accessories based on what you selected in your survey. When your “Fix” arrives, you try on your items and decide what you want to keep or send back. If you keep everything you will save 25% off your total dollar value, minus the $20 you already spent. If you keep 1-4 items you take $20 dollars off that total. If you keep nothing all you will lose is for $20 fee and you are free to schedule another “Fix”. It’s easy to send everything back as you get a pre-addressed envelope that you pop in the mail 3 business days after receiving. Stitch Fix has a great FAQ section that you can check out here if you are interested in finding out more.
I recently got my second “Fix” in the mail and I was happy with what I got. Included in the box was 5 items: 1 necklace, 2 tops, 1 cardigan and a sweatshirt. I was thrilled to dig in and see what I got. Over all it was a great box. Let’s see what I got:
Pomelo – Aleah V-neck Heathered Dolman Sleeve Shirt
As soon as I unfolded this I knew I was not keeping it. I know what works on my body and what doesn’t and I knew these sleeves wouldn’t look right on me. I did try it on as you can see and my assumption was correct. The color was really pretty though.
41Hawthorn – Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan
I really liked this piece a lot. It was nice a lightweight and comfortable. I tried it on with two different bottoms (items from my closet) and liked the look of it.
AV Max – Kokomo Branch Bar Necklace
This neckalce was really pretty. I liked the design to it and it wasn’t heavy at all. It was a nice gold color and the pouch it came with was adorable. Sadly I knew I wasn’t keeping it when I saw the price and when I had decided already that I wasn’t buying the whole box. It just wasn’t worth it to me.
Pomelo – Corinna Striped Dolman Top
I loved this one. I’m a sucker for stripes and grey and black. It fit really well and it was nice and comfortable. It was a little too heavy to wear in the summer, late spring, but it was nicely made and easy to style.
Evolution by Cyrus – Silvana Bejewled Sweatshirt
This was my favorite thing in the box. I love the color and I’m a sucker for a jeweled sweatshirt. I styled it with two different bottoms and two different shirts under it and I liked the look of both. It wasn’t too heavy of a sweatshirt that you wouldn’t be able to wear it on those coolish summer nights. And it wasn’t too light that you couldn’t get away with wearing it in the winter.
In the long run I looked over everything, looked at the styling pamphlet that was sent and the “bill” that was sent as well. I thought about what I liked and didn’t like and what looked right on me and didn’t work. I got my package on Friday and by Monday had made my choice.
And my final choice is:
After thinking about the 3 pieces that I liked and the ways I could style them, there just wasn’t anything special or unqiue enough for me to keep this time. Nothing screamed out to me that I had to have it so I sent this whole box back. All in all though I was very happy with what was sent. Everything fit(even the weird top) and nothing was horrible. I liked on the style cart that the stylist said she looked at my Pinterest and so my love of J Crew and preppy looks. That showed me that they really do look for stuff you will like and I found that added even more points to how great Stitch Fix is.
I have already scheduled my next “Fix” for June when I get back from BEA and I can’t wait to see what I get. It was fun just to see how it would all shake out again.I changed some small things on my questionnaire to make sure everything was right. And now the wait is on.
If you are interested in signing up/trying Stitch Fix, click this link HERE to be brought to their website.