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One thing that I have found is that I am always late to the game of all great things. Recently I discovered Stitch Fix and absolutely love it. A couple of months ago, as we were approaching spring, I was looking in my closet and realized I had nothing to wear. Such is the same dilemma that I face each new season. I decided this would be the perfect excuse to head out to the mall, but I came home empty handed. Whiled shifting through the racks I had no clue what to pick out for myself and was tired of shopping at the one store in town I like. I needed something different. After searching Google and Pinterest I stumbled across Stitch Fix and signed up immediately.
Below you will see what I received in my 3rd Stitch Fix box and my thoughts on each of the items. Why my 3rd box you ask? Because I sent items from my fist box back before I decided to blog about it. My second box the pictures we took did not turn out to my satisfaction so the third time is a charm right? Maybe the third time is, my daughter and I are still trying to figure out this whole picture thing.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a styling service where you are sent 5 clothing items that are hand-picked by a stylist. You can try each piece of clothing on in the comfort of your home and return what you don’t like all for a $20 styling fee. This fee can be applied to the purchase of any item you wish to keep. Additionally, if you want to keep all 5 items you get a 25% discount. By doing this you could potentially be getting one of the items you received for free. I like this as I love a great bargain.
How does Stitch Fix work?
- The sign-up process. When you sign up you will start by answering a bunch of questions about your style preference, your likes, and dislikes, size etc. You will also be given an opportunity to tell your stylist what you are looking for. When completing your style profile it is very important to be as detailed as possible. It is also a good idea to link your Pinterest fashion board so you stylist can see what you like.
- Order your first fix. Once you have completed your style profile you can schedule your first fix. A date will be given when you can expect your first fix and your card will be charged the $20 dollar styling fee.
- Decide what you want to keep. Now that you have received your first box the fun begins you get to try everything on. I love this part, not only do I get a box of 5 items I can try, the stylist will send you a style card with all the items you received and suggestions on how to wear them. I also have the opportunity to look in my closet and see what I already have that I can pair them with.
- Return what you don’t want. If you decided that some of the pieces are just not something you would wear, you can return the items in a prepaid postal envelope within 3 business days of receiving the items. If you decide you want to keep all the items you will receive 25% off the complete order which is a great deal. Many times that discount is what decides what I keep or send back.
- Checkout process. After deciding what to keep and/or return you start the checkout process. During this process, you have the opportunity to tell your stylist what you liked or disliked about each of the items that you received and your overall thoughts of the fix. This is the time, to be honest with the good, bad or ugly as it will only help your future fixes get better. At this time you can schedule your next fix based on your frequency preferences. You are not obligated to receive a fix every month you can choose how ofter you want to receive it. I currently have my frequency set up for every 2-3 weeks as I am super excited about this service and I want to receive it as often I can. I am not so sure my wallet is as excited as I am though.
My May Stitch Fix box
Now on to the fun stuff, what was in my 3rd Stitch Fix box?
Brixon Ivy – Alessandria Crochet Bib Lace Top & Liverpool – Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jean
I gotta be honest here I didn’t love either of these pieces. The Brixon Ivy – Alessandria Crochet Bib Lace Top shirt for $54, just didn’t lay right on me and I am actually surprised my bra is not showing here. The Liverpool – Mirabella Roll Cuff Skinny Jeans for $78, had an elastic waist which meant a full on work out just to get them up over my thighs and hips as it didn’t have much give. While I did ask for a pair of skinny jeans to be sent in this fix I was kind of hoping for a spring color as I already have a pair this color I bought last fall.
Status = Returned both pieces
Daniel Rainn – Kellin Tie Neck Tassel Top
This Daniel Rainn – Kellin Tie Neck Tassel Top for $68, I thought was really cute when I took it out of the box especially the tassels. After I tried it on I was not so sure, as it fit kind of tight in the shoulders. I apologize as I did not realize my hair was covering most of the detailing in the front which was very pretty. I will just chalk it up to a learning experience.
Status = Returned
Collective Concepts – Reza Tie Neck Blouse
The Collective Concepts – Reza Tie Neck Blouse for $54, was an interesting. The collar (which of course my hair is covering) was a bit tall and ruffled and the material had a silky feel. I think if it wasn’t for the tie at the neck I might have been more convinced to keep this blouse. The other downfall of this shirt is it was sleeveless, I am always cold no matter what the temperature is outside.
Status = Returned
Spade & Heart – Evangelina Lace Detail Knit Top
The Spade & Heart – Evangelina Lace Detail Knit Top for $38, was my favorite item in this fix and the price was not too bad either. I wish I could show you in a picture how soft this shirt is. When I was requesting items for this fix I mentioned that I am kind of diggin the trucker hat look, my stylist indicated this would be the perfect shirt to match with a hat. Now I just need to find one and I will be all set.
Status = Kept
I had much better luck my first 2 fixes, and I as I look back I think some of it is my fault. I had not been pinning any new looks to my Pinterest board and I may not have given the best feedback my second fix as I kept all the pieces. With all this being said, I am not discouraged and was not afraid to share the results here with everyone. I know there will be times that my fix will not be perfect. Kids let this being a learning experience for you all, make sure you keep your Pinterest board and style profile up to date.
Please note this post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix but I do receive credit if you sign up using my link.