Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WIWW - Stitch Fix Review

Holy Hannah, if you had seen me staring out the window last week as I waited for the postal truck to come into view, you would have thought I was a lunatic.  I had my reasons, friends.


My Stitch Fix was coming!!!  There's just something so thrilling about waiting for a box of clothes to arrive on your doorstep that were chosen just for you, but you have no clue what kind of treasures await you.
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Real quick recap for those of you who weren't around for my first Stitch Fix reviewStitch Fix is, in a nutshell, exactly what a clueless gal like me dreams about.  It is an online personal styling service that assigns you a real live personal stylist based on your responses to an extensive questionnaire about your size, tastes, and particular style preferences.  Once you have expressed what kind of clothes you like, what styles you are interested in trying, and chosen your budget range, you get to wait eagerly for your "Fix" to arrive in the mail!  My favorite thing about Stitch Fix is that it is NOT a subscription service that charges you every month.  You can try it out, get one Fix, and then never do it again.  Or you can get a Fix every month!  Totally up to you, on your terms and your budget.

Shipping is FREE both ways and when your box of goodies arrives, you get to sort through the items your stylist chose for you and try them on in the privacy and comfort of your home.  What you want to keep, you keep!  What you want to send back, you just re-pack in the enclosed envelope and pop it in your mailbox.  You fill out a review of your items so your stylist can tweak what they send to you next time.  You pay a $20 styling fee that can be applied to anything in your Fix and if you end up loving all five items, you can buy them as a set at a 25% discount!


In this particular Fix, I requested to skip the option to include accessories and have an additional clothing item instead.  Of course, that makes the price of the whole Fix go up, but I wanted to have more choices in clothes this time versus a pair or earrings. 

Enough business talk.  Let's see the clothes!


First up was this sheer, soft, orange-ish sweater.  Have I mentioned that I love that Stitch Fix attaches that style card to every piece?  It is so helpful to have an instruction manual.


I didn't have booties like on the style card, but I did have skinny jeans and my trusty brown boots.  I liked this top, but I wasn't crazy about what the hi-low style did for my body.  As you can see by my face, I wasn't totally sold on this one.


Photos don't do this sweater justice.  It was shimmery.  So so pretty!!


Check me out!  I was actually able to style this sweater almost exactly as shown on the card!  Score a point for me!  I really, really liked this together.  The coral in the sweater worked really nicely with my chambray shirt (Target) and the pop of teal in the necklace created one of my favorite color combinations for spring.


This top didn't photograph incredibly well, but in person it was a very vibrant red.  I really liked the color.


I took my cue from the style card and styled this top two ways: first with skinnies and my boots and second with a patterned skirt.  I liked how the top showed my shape, but I wasn't crazy about how I ended up being so....ummmm...busty.  I think the girls were just a bit too big for this shirt to handle.


Here it it paired with the patterned skirt I got at Target.  For the sake of comparison, I have also showed you how the skirt looks with a simple $8 t-shirt from Target.  Based on seeing these side by side, I knew I didn't want to buy this particular shirt.  It wasn't quite right.

Like the photobomb?  We do love those around here.


Oh how I wished for a bright teal skirt when I saw this style card.  How cool is that??  On the hanger, this top immediately appealed to me.  I couldn't wait to try it on.


I wore it with my skinny jeans and a pair of black pumps and I was in luuuurrrve.  You can probably tell that by the goofy pose where it looks like I'm scratching the back of my head.  I am so not a fashion blogger, you guys.  I would have loved to have a killer pair of red heels to try with this outfit.

I've been looking for a red suede pump!

Name that movie.


Again, I had requested a maxi skirt in this Fix, but they were all out.  My stylist substituted a maxi dress instead.  


I threw on a pair of wedge sandals and a statement necklace like illustrated on the style card and you know what?  I liked it....sort of.  I liked the fit of the dress, but I think I needed it to be just a wee bit longer.  What really didn't work for me was the color.  I'm a pale Wisconsin gal, folks.  This color just washed me out something fierce.  I think I'm going to tweak my style profile to avoid yellow in the future.  It just doesn't work for me.

That's all five pieces.  What do you think I kept?  Oh yes....I kept stuff.

Drumroll please.....


Zig Zag top for the win!!  I find it hilarious that in a Fix that I wanted to find some very spring-esque items I ended up with another black and white top.  But I don't care because I am in love with this top.  I'm picturing it with a cute pair of mint shorts or denim cropped pants with wedges to springify it a little. 

So there's Stitch Fix #2!  Once again, I was impressed.  I will be making some modifications to my style profile again after this Fix and I think I'm even going to request a particular stylist based on her choices in a friend's Fix that blew my mind. 

If you'd like to give Stitch Fix a try, go ahead and sign up for free here!  I believe there is a little waiting list at the moment, so if you are thinking it sounds like something you would like, get on the list and get ready to get "fixed!"  Don't say I didn't warn you when you find yourself stalking the mail carrier like a crazy person on Fix delivery day.

If you're interested, you can see what I got in my previous fix here:
*Stitch Fix did not compensate me in any way for writing this post nor am I affiliated with them in any way.  I'm just a customer who thinks this service is pretty freaking fabulous.  I did include my referral link so if you want to schedule your own Fix, I do get referral credit.*

Linking up once again over at The Pleated Poppy for some amazing fashion inspiration!




32 comments:

  1. Oh I love that black and white top! I am saving up for my next fix!

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    1. I do too! I love that it's loose enough to not show every roll and bulge, but still flattering. So classic too!

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  2. I love the top you picked and the red tee

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    1. The red tee was cute, but I just couldn't get past the boob issue. :)

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    2. I don't see an issue at all. If anything, it was flattering without being ostentatious (yeah, that's right, it's vocab day at Evan's house.)

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  3. Umm, this is amazing!! I love this idea. And omg, love that chevron top once you put the belt around it. You are stunning!
    PS. Your lil photobomber is pretty cute too ;)

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    1. I do love that little photobomber. :)

      Thanks so much for the compliment! You should give it a shot! (Warning: Stitch Fix is super addicting.)

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  4. Cute stuff! I loved the first two on you too, but I luuurrve the top you kept!!

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    1. This really was a great Fix. If that maxi dress had been in a different color, I would have been in big trouble. ;)

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  5. When Harry Met Sally. Delurking to name that movie :-) . I have been reading your blog for a little while now and I really enjoy it...I do Project Life and have three little boys, too.

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    1. I've been waiting to see who would be the first to nail it! Ding ding ding!!!! :)

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  6. Ah! I'm so upset Stitch Fix isn't available for Canadians! :(
    All the pieces are fabulous!
    Visiting from WIWW

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  7. Ok how the heck did you get it so your total for 5 pieces is only $110? I loved my first fix but even with the cheapest option selected my pieces were still $38-$78!

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  8. Cute top! I'd love to try this Stitch Fix out one day.

    I also really, really like your polka dot skirt. So cute.
    ~FringeGirl

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    1. You should give it a try! I love that you don't have to commit to any kind of subscription. It can totally be a "one and done" kind of deal if you try it out and decide it's not for you. Of course, there are plenty who end up getting monthly Fixes!

      The skirt is from Target and it should still be there I believe. I just got it a couple weeks ago.

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  9. Another blogger with a great StitchFix box! Mine are never this good, haha. I must be filling out their style survey wrong or something.

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    1. Have you tweaked your survey at all since you have started receiving your fixes? I read some great tips from the blogger Coconut Robot on how to get the most out of your fixes. Double check your profile and make sure you're not being too vague, but also that you're not so specific that your stylist doesn't have any room for imagination. Be clear on what fits you and how.

      Plus, part of the fun is seeing if the next box will be a strike out or a home run! Maybe, just for fun, specifically request that your stylist throw some caution to the wind and get wild! Maybe you'll get something really unexpected but totally amazing!

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  10. Wow, that is really cool! I might have to look into that since I hate shopping. So, do you pay $20 whether you keep anything or not? I need to do some research. :)

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    1. It's worth a try, Jenny!

      Yes, the $20 is called a "styling fee" that you pay for each Fix. However, that $20 comes off the cost of whatever you choose to keep from your box. So, if you find a $58 sweater that you want to buy, the price then becomes $38 after your $20 styling fee comes off the top. If you choose to keep nothing, you still pay the $20. So far, I haven't wanted to send back the whole box though! :)

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  11. I'm stopping by from The Pleated Poppy. I am so so in love with that colorblock cardigan. Don't you just love StitchFix? I've done two "fixes" and they've both been fabulous!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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    1. I loved the cardigan!! Really and truly, I did. The only reason I didn't keep it is that I went though my entire wardrobe and struggled to find something else I could wear it with apart from the outfit pictured. I didn't want to try to "make it work" Tim Gunn style, so I stuck with the top I knew would be a versatile piece.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Such an interesting idea! I am glad that you are enjoying it. I really like the maxi dress on you. You definitely have the figure to rock it!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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    1. You're very kind! SPANX help out a whole lot. :)

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  13. I love stitch fix! The total for my whole box is usually $300+!! I need to figure out how to lower that fast!

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    1. First of all, I select the "as cheap as possible" option in every category. Second, that final price is after my referral credits had been subtracted.

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  14. It's too bad about the color of that maxi dress. It looks so comfortable.

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    1. I know! Really, it was my fault. I should have known from the get-go to tell my stylist to avoid yellow because it is very rare that it looks good on me. I have updated my profile now to reflect that.

      And it was super-comfy. Would have been awesome with some flat sandals for summer. Ah well!

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