I heard about this wonderful service which acts like a personal shopper, sending clothing to your specifications (style, size, fit, patterns, colors, etc) to your doorstep. You pay a $20 styling fee which can be applied to the clothing costs, answer a questionnaire, wait a little bit, and then voila! trendy, cute clothes and accessories arrive!
My first Stitch Fix arrived at the beginning of March, after only a month’s wait. I played it safe with my questionnaire, not wanting anything crazy flashy for my teacher wardrobe, but hoping to jazz it up a bit. Well, I must have filled it out really well and/or my stylist really figured me out, because there were three items for which I already own identical matches.
If I didn’t already own a striped hooded open cardigan (right) then the Loveappella Brownson cardi would be a no-brainer (left). I found my grey striped cardi at Target last year for a mere $15. At $78, the Stitch Fix cardi was super soft, warm, cuddly, and longer – which I loved. But I definitely don’t need two. That one went back.
I love a good crossbody bag. My everyday Marc Jacob’s bag (not pictured) can shoulder or cross body, wonderfully. My Fossil bag (right) serves well for casual outfits. The Emperia Candace Top-Zip cross body satchel (left) definitely fit my tastes, and fits my fancy camera well — but yet again, I don’t need two. Although, this was a hard decision to make! The $52 pricetag made it easier to send back.
Unrelated: my leg is jutting out due to the broken foot and boot. Stylish stance? Yes. Orthopedic necessary? Totally. Two more weeks of boot and then I get normal shoes on both feet again!
Second tangent, vain side-note: I look skinny up there! Well done, camera/mirror.
One part of the questionnaire I filled out asked about the frequency of jewelry in my Fixes. I said I desired one or two accessories per box, and only if they were cost effective, not breaking the bank. At $32 this simple necklace went straight back. I buy my cheap stuff I’m likely to break or loose at Target or Old Navy, no shame. I rarely spend above $20 on accent pieces. Had I been on the hunt for a triangle, gold necklace I would consider keeping this piece. But nope.
Both the above pieces are from Stitch Fix. The 41Hawthorn Harriet Axtec Print Fit and Flare Dress on the right fit really well, felt great, and again looked just like a summer dress I own. I keep all my out-of-season pieces away to save valuable closet space, and alas my version of this dress remained hidden. However, I almost kept this dress – if it came with a cute belt I might have won a beloved spot in the spring/summer closet collection. For $64 this rayon and polyester (hello summer sweat!) went back.
The Yumi Renese Marbled Cable Knit Sweater is the one item I kept. I loved that the back came down longer, perfect for low-rise pants. The other day I lamented I didn’t own any cute, comfy sweaters which were not brown/grey/boring colored. Then this beauty arrived to save the day, right at the end of winter (this better be the end of winter). Although I doubt my thrifty shopping ways would ever lead me to a $88 sweater, subtract the $20 styling fee and I can almost stomach the all cotton, super comfy, lovely colored sweater. I didn’t want to loose my $20 by sending it all back!
Oh, cool factoid: if you keep all 5 items you can take a 25% deduction on price. But for me they’d have to be amazing pieces or my birthday month to stomach that cost!
So there you have it. Five pieces and one stayed. All items were great quality, cute, fit pretty well and best of all: spot on with my taste. But as you can see, I most certainly don’t need duplicates of items I already own! For the prices I will also have to consider my frequency with this service. I expressed all this, plus a desire for more unique, adventurous items to avoid closet dupes again. I signed up for a May Stitch Fix, ready for warmer weather and another try!
So go sign up, and earn me $25 credit when you get your first “Fix”! Then tell me all about it!
Stitch Fix gave me no compensation or good reason for writing this review, aside from simply wanting to share. I just felt like telling y’all.
This post’s alternative, working title: Look at Me with a Camera in Front of my Face!