If you know me in real life, you’ve probably heard me talk about Stitch Fix before. I love it so much. It saves me from having to shop for clothes, which is something I’ve never enjoyed or been very good at. It’s basically an online personal styling service (for women, sorry guys). You fill out a detailed profile about your your size, body type, types of clothing and styles you like and dislike, and then you choose when you want them to send you a fix. For a $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 pieces that you can try on at home. You can apply the $20 styling fee toward whatever you decide to keep, and you send back what you don’t like in a prepaid mailing envelope.
I have a few friends who wear the same size that I do, and we’ve been coordinating so that our fixes arrive on the same day. Then we meet up at someone’s house and try everything on together. Not only is it more fun that way, but it also maximizes the chance that someone is going to want to keep at least 1 item from each fix, so that no one loses out on the $20 styling fee.
Last week marked the 8th fix that I’ve gotten through Stitch Fix. So, without further ado, here’s what I got!
Melisa Mixed Geo Print Pencil Skirt by Renee C :: $48
I could tell I was going to like this skirt as soon as I pulled it out of the box. I wear a lot of neutral colors, but I’m not always good at finding ways of adding interest. I tried it on with a simple black t-shirt, but I think it would go well with a solid bold-colored top as well. My favorite part: it’s really stretchy, so it just pulls on – no zippers or anything. This was a keeper.
Analisa Twisted Seam Mixed Knit Sweater by RD Style :: $68
So, so soft. I liked the look of this sweater until I tried it on. It was cut shorter in the front/center, and it hit at just the wrong place on me. So, despite being so soft and snuggly and otherwise cute, I couldn’t get over how it made it look like I was perma-slouching. It looked great on my friend Margaret, though (who’s shorter than me, so the hem fell differently on her), so she actually ended up keeping this one.
Smith Ruffle Front Blouse by Skies are Blue :: $48
As you can see in the picture, this blouse was pretty wrinkled, but that didn’t change my feelings about it. It’s a deep emerald green color that I love, but I don’t own anything that color already. I don’t usually look good in flow-y or blous-y tops, but when paired with skinny jeans, this one works. My only gripe is that the (very cute) straps mean that this blouse needs to be worn with a strapless bra, ugh. This was a keeper anyway.
Lara Lace Detail Silk Blouse by Daniel Rainn :: $78
I wanted to love this. When I pulled it out of the box, I loved the stark contrast between the black detail and the white blouse and the slightly weird angles. But, when I tried it on, it just didn’t work on me (or either of my friends). Plus, the price was higher than I’d be willing to go for a fairly simple blouse, even if it’s silk. And let’s be honest, I’m too accident-prone and spend too much time around my kids and a cat to keep a white silk blouse in wearable condition for very long. I sent this one back.
Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress by Pixley :: $68
I saved my favorite for last! I was so pumped when I saw this in the box, because Margaret actually got this same dress in her last fix, and I have been coveting it. I’ve seen it worn plain or with a bright, chunky belt, and it is so much fun either way. The shoes I’m wearing are not the right shoes for the dress, but don’t let that distract you from its awesomeness. This one was a keeper.
Overall, I was really pleased with this fix. In my notes to the stylist, I’d asked for pieces that I could wear either in a business casual work environment or on the weekend, and these fit the bill. I also asked for no jewelry, accessories, outerwear, or jeans this time, and I was happy that my stylist (Sara) worked with that as well.
I always enjoy reading Stitch Fix reviews that others post, so I’ve finally gotten around to doing one of my own. As I mentioned, this is the 8th fix I’ve gotten, and I’ve never had one I was disappointed with. I’ve always purchased at least one item, and they were even kind enough to style a fix for me while I was pregnant with my second child (no easy task)!
So, if you’ve thought about signing up before, but you’re on the fence, I say go for it! If you’re worried about not liking anything and being out the $20 styling fee, then find a friend or two who wear the same or similar sizes as you and do it at the same time! It makes it more likely that someone will like at least one thing from your fix, and you’ll get another set of eyes to help you decide what works and what doesn’t. Here’s a link to get started if you want to try it out (full disclosure: if you sign up via my referral link, I get a referral credit)!