Stitch Fix Review #1 (but technically, it’s #2)

You’re probably wondering why there’s a contradiction in the title of this post. How can something be both first and second? There is a reason.

That’s because although there was a first Stitch Fix box, I actually didn’t like it. Like, at all. That’s why I’m considering this my first review. But before I get into all that, you’re also probably wondering what Stitch Fix is so I’ll do my best to explain. Y’all know how much I love my bullet points.

What is Stitch Fix?
*a personal styling service
*with unique, quality hand-picked items
*based on an in-depth style profile you fill out
*with a wide range of price points available
*where you try everything on in the comfort of your home
*you pay a $20 styling fee (includes free shipping both ways)
*and the styling fee is applied to any items you keep (if you keep all 5, there’s an additional 25% off)
(For an even more thorough explanation, you can click on this great FAQ link from their website!)

So, my first fix was actually in October. I never bothered to mention it because honestly it wasn’t worth mentioning. Before scheduling my first fix, I had actually spent quite a bit of time beforehand (at least a week) working on my style profile and making sure my Pinterest board was current. After reading several different bloggers’ reviews and helpful tips on how to get the best fix based on your preferences I thought for sure my first fix would be EPIC and AWESOME. Sadly, only one item even fit me properly (pictured below) and everything else was way too big and definitely not my style. After leaving thorough feedback, I crossed my fingers and hoped that my next fix would be better.

{Kut from the Kloth – Daumier Dot Cotton Chambray Blouse}
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That brings us to my second fix, which I received last month. Because of my first experience, I tried having as low expectations as possible just in case I was disappointed again. Please excuse my awkward poses and frizzy hair. Fashion blogger/model, I am not.

{Kensie Jeans – Johnny Skinny Jeans}
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{Mia Melon – Paloma Striped Short Sleeve Cut-Out Top}
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{Le Sample – Kahlo Embroidered Racerback Tank}
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{La Made – Mendoza Striped Henley Tank}
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{41Hawthorn – Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan}
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The jeans, they feel like butter. Related side note: I always think about food as metaphors. After trying on these jeans, I can say that every pair I owned in my life before these were ill-fitting. Fellow shorties can relate to jeans that are always too long, am I right?

All three tops fit perfectly and they are definitely my style. The detail on the back of the first top (Mia Melon) won me over. It really makes an otherwise plain top stick out without being all in-your-face.

I’m not usually one for bright colors but when it comes in small doses (like the pop of coral embroidery on the Le Sample tank) I can handle it. Speaking of stripes, I love them and can’t get enough of them so the fact that I got another striped tank (the La Made henley) in my fix was great. Oh, I almost forgot! The hi/lo aspect of the Le Sample racerback tank has such an interesting and effective visual effect – I really just love it.

Finally, the cardigan. I actually requested (even though I didn’t know what style or color I was going to get) since I didn’t own a nice one and it has already been worn more times than I can count. It’s surprisingly warm, considering the lightweight material and we all know black goes with everything.

Even though my mediocre pictures don’t necessarily do the clothes justice, I was very pleased with my fix this time around and felt like I finally got my Stitch Fix “redemption” story. Ha, dramatic much. Here’s hoping the next fix will be equally as amazing! I will also try to take better pictures next time but can’t make any promises.

Have you ever tried an online styling service? If not, would you? 

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the Stitch Fix box with my own money. This post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that gives me a small credit towards my next fix. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Review #1 (but technically, it’s #2)

  1. Urban Wife says:

    Thanks! As far as being reasonable, my opinion based on my price range is that the value was worth the money. I can't speak for the other price ranges.

    I tend to be frugal with clothing as well, but have found that I would rather pay a bit more for quality pieces (even if it means slowly accumulating them) than spend money on cheaper quality clothes and have to buy them more often.

    With the brands, so far it seems to be like the stuff one would find at a boutique store. I guess that's why the items are supposed to be more unique than department or big box store clothing. If you do try it out, I'd love to hear what you think! 🙂

    p.s. Be as specific as possible when scheduling your fix by leaving notes in the comment box – I think that really helped me a lot this second time around!

  2. Elizabeth - says:

    I really like what you ended up with! I have filled out my profile and kept waiting to hear back and it literally took me months before I realized the reason they hadn't told me that my first shipment was on its way to me was because I hadn't entered my credit card info. DOH. Then I never got around to it again. But I want to!

    How do you feel about the value? Did the price seem reasonable? That's what makes me hesitate. I don't know what kind of brands they're going to send and I'm pretty frugal when it comes to clothing purchases. I think I'll dive in soon, maybe before my trip so I can have a few new pieces to take.

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