I’m so excited! I just received my very first shipment from Stitch Fix.
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, let me introduce you. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. Here’s a blurb from their “About”:
“Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest (shipping is free both ways).”
I’ve been wanting to try Stitch Fix for a couple of years but just kept putting it off. I finally decided it was time, especially because I’ve been wanting to do a review here on Dez & Dot. I requested a March 9 delivery, and arrived home on the 8th to find my Stitch Fix box waiting on my porch. So exciting!
I was dying to unbox my order to see what my stylist – her name is Kara 🙂 – had chosen for me. But it seemed so anticlimatic to do this all by myself. So I decided to take my unopened box with me for a visit with a couple of friends and open it then. I must say, it was pretty fun. I felt like I was opening a gift!
Here are the treats that came in my Stitch Fix package, plus my feedback about the things that Kara selected, and the personal note from her (such a nice touch):
In my note to the stylist, I said I didn’t wear prints that much except for polka dots, stripes, and animal prints, but I would be open to something different if it was a bit of an edgy print. I really like this Cloth & Stone shirt. I have a similar shirt by Cloth Stone in a different print and love it too. This one feels fresh. It’s not a great photo of the shirt, but it’s a keeper!
Cloth & Stone Avril Button Down Shirt Style Card
I asked for spring looks in my Fix, and these Level 99 “primrose” skinny jeans really fit the bill. I need to try them on again and decide if they are a little too tight. They are super soft and I think they will relax a bit as I wear them. The jury is still out on these.
Level 99 Primrose Skinny Jeans Style Card
I didn’t expect to like this top. I’d asked for a “cold shoulder” style top – a very in-style trend this spring. The stylist wasn’t able to find one but maybe thought this would be a place holder in the meantime. Actually I really like it. I think the style is flattering plus it has a very cool, prominent gold zipper on the back. I was wearing a white cami underneath when I tried this top on and was surprised that it didn’t show through. Really good quality. Pretty sure I’m keeping this one too.
41Hawthorn Arm Slit Knit Top Style Card
I really like this chambray cargo jacket by Market & Spruce. It’s spring-y and summer-y and has a bit of cool factor. However, the fit isn’t perfect. The shoulders line up right, but the jacket is a bit tight across the back, which is kind of weird. I want it to work. I don’t know if the next size up would be proportionately right, but I may ask for a size exchange to see.
Market & Spruce Chambray Cargo Jacket Style Card
I am not a fan of trapeze style tops, and this one is not flattering on me. It’s hard to see with the blue jeans being the same color as the top, but it has two layers and the underneath layer is longer. It has a split back – a nice feature. But it really doesn’t work for me. It does have polka dots, which is a plus, but it’s going back for sure.
Skies Are Blue Astaire Split Back Blouse Style Card
I was definitely impressed with my first Fix, both in terms of the quality of the items I received and especially with Kara’s selections. She did a great job choosing things that fit my style and encourage me to step away from the things I usually select for myself. I know it helped that I connected her with my Pinterest boards and my blog so she had a chance to become a little familiar with me.
I will definitely use Stitch Fix again. I would also recommend it to you. They can work with different budgets, style preferences, and body shapes. If you do decide to try Stitch Fix, I’d appreciate it if you would use my affiliate link. This won’t add cost for you, but I will receive credit toward merchandise (who doesn’t want that?!) and may earn commission as well. Thanks so much!
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Here’s the invoice showing prices for each of the items in my Fix. Part of the profile that you complete asks for price ranges you are willing to pay for different pieces, so there are definitely lower (and higher) price ranges available.
To use Stitch Fix:
- Complete an online profile (it’s pretty comprehensive but fun).
- Place your order and select a delivery date. Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee about a week or so before your order ships, which is applied toward the purchase of anything you decide to keep from your order.
- Your Stitch Fix stylist chooses 5 items to send to you based on what you’ve said about your preferences and sizes in your profile and what the stylist has been able to learn about you from any social media accounts (Pinterest, personal blog, Instagram, etc.).
- Your items are shipped free to arrive on the date you have selected. (You are able to set up recurring deliveries or just place an order whenever you want).
- Included with your 5 items are style cards for each item showing ideas for how to style what your Stitch Fix stylist has chosen for you. You also get a really nice personal note from your stylist.
- Keep what you love and return what you don’t. Try your new clothes in the comfort of your own home and decide whether to keep, exchange, or return items. The ones that you don’t want need to be sent back within 3 days. Shipping is free both ways, and a prepaid return package is included with your shipment.
- Your $20 styling fee is applied to anything you decide to keep.
- To complete your order, checkout online by indicating what you are keeping, exchanging, or returning. Leave feedback for your stylist to help her choose your next Fix.
- That’s all! Simple.