Friday, September 5, 2014

Stitch Fix review

Here we are, Stitch Fix #10.  I have to say, I am still in love.  A lot of controversy has been floating about lately about Stitch Fix and I felt it was my duty to give you my point of view.  Part of being a blogger and backing/promoting products is making sure you aren't doing it just for the money.  See, I don't get paid by Stitch Fix to write these posts, I just like sharing with you what I get.  But I recommend them and because I recommend them, I want you, my readers to know why I still back Stitch Fix.  

If you haven't heard the backstory, here is the Reader's Digest version.  A blogger was sent a box of clothes and in that box was a pair of shorts.  Stitch was charging I think $60 for them but there was a tag attached from Nordstom Rack saying they were being sold there for I think $40.  So it's a huge mark up right?  And this I agree.  And it was a HUGE oversight by Stitch.  However, the reason I stick with it and continue to stand by them is this...When you have a service like this, part of what you are paying for is convenience.  

If I were to try to go to a department store on my own, that would take time to make happen.  I would only be able to go on a weekend when Matt is home from work, I would need to drive there, and since we only have one car, it would probably mean Matt would need to drop me off and pick me up so that he could still go out and do something with the kids.  It would mean having to deal with crowds, the stress of finding clothes, the overwhelming anxiety I get trying to pick out my own clothes and then the depression of how nothing I picked out looks right or makes me feel good.  

Sure, I could get an IRL personal shopper at Nordstrom or Macy's and I have done that, but the prices are absolutely no different than what I am shipped from Stitch.  Jeans are anywhere from $100-150 and shirts $60+.  The one good thing about doing in person personal shopping is that at Nords they won't let you leave until your pants are hemmed.  So when it's time for me to get pants, I'll go in person, but shirts, if I can do that at home, why the heck not.  

So the extra money I pay for their markup, whatever it is, is really no different than some of the markups from retail stores.  The markup price for Stitch Fix is totally worth my time and stress of having to go to a department store.  And that my friends, is why I still feel comfortable recommending them.  

Now on to my picks! 

#1.  Pomelo Stella Colorblock Dolman Sleeve Knit Shirt    $54
My thoughts:  At first it felt too big, I was iffy about it.  Matt said he really liked how it looked on me and after pairing it with full length pants, I really liked it.  I love the colors too.  It's also very snuggly and I think it will fit in perfect here in Seattle when it cools off and we get the gray rain clouds.  

On Facebook, I kinda feel that most of you didn't like it.  You would have liked to see it in a smaller size or just not at all.  

Status:  Kept

#2.  41Hawthorn Wrenn V-Neck Jersey Top    $48
Loved the color on this.  This magenta always looks nice on me I think.  I wasn't sure how I felt about the neck on it, but other than it being something I would not typically pick out myself, there wasn't much I didn't like about it.  It was a nice soft fabric and the fit was nice.

On Facebook, the consensus was that I should keep it.

Status:  Kept

#3.  Kut From The Kloth Kaelyn Raglan Heathered Knit Top    $58
I knew the second I pulled this out of the box that I was going to love it.  It is soft, the color is fabulous and it fits good.  With the cooler weather coming, it's going to be perfect for our mornings at the park.  Matt said he liked how it fit also.

On Facebook, it was almost all for keep.  A few "meh's" and "send backs" but the majority said to keep.  And I agreed.

Status:  Kept

#4.  Pomelo Stella Colorblock Dolman Sleeve Knit Shirt    $54
I was surprised that I liked this shirt.  But it fit super nice and the sleeves intrigued me.  What I liked about this shirt the most is that I could wear a cardigan with it and it could be dressed down for the playground but I could also wear it as is for a ladies night!

On Facebook, the majority said that I should send it back.  Oh and that I should wear a darker bra with it, which really was a given.  I recently read a blog (that now I can't find) on why you should never buy a white bra again, and this picture is a great example as to why you shouldn't own one.  

But I did love this shirt so regardless of how everyone felt about it, I needed it in my life.

Status:  Kept

#5. 41Hawthorn Franklin Striped Side Gathered Short Sleeve Shirt   #38
Soooooo, I was iffy about this shirt.  I had it in the send back pile until the very last day.  I liked the color and the stripes, but I wasn't sure how I felt about the cinching on the side.  It was weird.  It's definitely NOTHING that I would normally buy for myself.

On Facebook, the majority of you said to SEND BACK and fast!

So where I would typically would have sent this back, I did keep it.  Mostly because by purchasing the other shirts, it was cheaper to buy it since if you keep the whole box, you get 25% off your whole order.

Status:  Kept

Total after applying my styling fee of $20, my referral credits of $55 and my discount of $56.50, my total was $114.50.

If you are interested in checking out Stitch Fix on your own, please, use my referral code!  I can't wait to see what you get!

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