Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stitch Fix Review

I joined Stitch Fix in October.  I heard about it from a friend of mine and figured I should give it a shot.  It was right around the time when I was interviewing for Verity Mom.  I even wrote a post about taking care of yourself as a mom for  my interview process.  I forgot to take good pictures of the first box, but I loved it sooooooo much that I ordered another.  

And this is what I got:



If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix before, it's an online personal shopper.  It'a amazing.  Basically you fill out a questionnaire on their site that tells them your style.  For instance, I told them that I don't wear dresses, skirts or tunics.  I also requested they don't send me any jewelry because I don't wear that either.  

Now each month, they send me 5 articles of clothing.  I get to try them on in the comfort of my own home and I have three days to return what I don't want.  It's a tad pricey (details below), but it's all name brand stuff and really nice.  It's awesome.  

Shirt #1:  Camellia brand 3/4 sleeve stripped shirt.  $28.  

I loooooooved this shirt.  It fit nice and I loved the colors.  It would work really well with layering too.  It was machine washable, also a plus.  I only did not choose this shirt because I liked the plaid one below better.

Status:  Returned

Article 2:  41Hawthorn Rowson Colorblock Striped Sweater $58

Oh I loved this sweater.  I loved everything about it, the colors, the style, the feel of the fabric.  I had it in my keep pile for about two hours and kept trying it on because I needed to find something wrong with it. The only thing I could find was it was dry clean only. That was the deal breaker.  (Don't mind the photo bomb by Dexter, he insisted on being in the pictures)

Status:  Returned

Article 3:  Just A Cheap Shirt Button-Up Shirt  $40

I loved this shirt too.  I loved the color, the flannelly feel, the fit.  Everything.  It's sliiiiiightly tight in the bust, but most button down shirts are.  Thank goodness for camis.  I had to have Matt being the tie breaker and he picked this shirt.

Status:  Keeping

Article 4:  Tart French Terry Open Cardigan  $108

This cardigan was a little heavier than it looks, it's a super thick fabric.  It's comfortable as heck though.  I really liked it.  But it was $108 so it was not going to find a home in my closet.

Status:  Returned

Article 5:  Collective Concepts Three Button Blouse  $54

There was nothing about this shirt I liked.  I didn't like the fabric.  I didn't like the colors, I didn't like the cut.  I felt very very frumpy in this shirt.  It also is the least flattering shirt I've tried on in a long time.  The minute I put it on, I knew it was not for me.

Status:  Returned


So my total bill was $20.  How did I do that?  Well, it's like this.  When you sign up for Stitch Fix, it's $20 fee.  If you decide to buy something they send you, they apply subscription fee to your purchase.  If you decide to order everything, you get additional 25% off your purchase.  It's incredible.  I love that I don't have to go to the store.  I love that I get to try on things that I wouldn't normally pick out. What did you think of my choice?

Edited to add:  Whatever you don't keep you have to send back or they charge you.  The best part though is they send you a pre-paid shipping envelope so you just dump the rest in the mailer and drop it in the mail box.  Easy peasy.

To read about my other Stitch Fix reviews, click here.

So what are you waiting for?  Head over and get your own Stitch Fix!

**This post was not sponsored in any part by Stitch Fix.  All comments and opinions are my own**

7 comments:

  1. Super interesting! I did love the shirt you picked. Wasn't it so hard to send back the cardigan. Loved that! What about shipping back to them, do you pay for that?

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    1. Nope, they send a pre-paid shipping envelope. You just have three days after you receive your stuff to send what you aren't keeping back. I will update my post with that info too.

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  2. Huh. I liked the last top the best. The print is great and unusual and the colors would pair back to lots. It looks like something that could be styled several different ways and not like something you'd find everywhere, very boutique.
    Not that the plaid shirt isn't cute, but why keep it if it doesn't fit? Plaid shirts can be found everywhere!

    Different strokes!
    xoM

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    1. I wouldn't normally get the plaid like ever. But it's cozy and comfy and so "Seattle" hahaha

      Unfortunately the last shirt was never going to work for me. It didn't fit properly, it was dry clean only and it was the worst fabric ever (I don't even know what it was but it wasn't flexible at all). Had it been a little more fitted and maybe cotton, I would have considered it :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Let's try a little Ty-Dye........

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  4. I was in love with the second one. Dry clean only used to be a total deal breaker for me, but now that my girlie is older and I don't wear her fingerprints daily, it can be worth it for a LOVE item.

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