Subscription Review: Stitch Fix

Over the past few months, I’d seen ads and heard about this personal stylist monthly service. At first I wasn’t sure about giving it a try, as I’m pretty good with picking out clothes I liked. What changed my mind? The #PetiteCrew! I wanted to give it a try and share my thoughts and experience.

So the jist of the process is that you sign up, give them your style preferences based off of a scale of eh, like it, or love it. From there you let them know what you’re looking for, in my case more patterns, sizes and silhouettes that you like. Wait a few weeks and then a package of 5 new items show up on at your door.

Here’s what I got in my first fix:

                           stitch fix haul                         dress off

Style wise, the Fixer was spot on. I really liked each piece as I pulled it out of the box.  The true test would come with fit. When you’re setting up your profile they do ask body type questions (shape, broadness of shoulders, height and weight, etc.) so they have a little bit of an idea but surprisingly they don’t ask for measurements.  Most online retailers rely on measurements to put you in the correct size. Here they go off of your knowledge of sizes, which for me differs across brands – I’m an one size at Loft but a solid other at J.Crew Factory. So for me, I feel like that is a flaw in the set up. But enough about the logistics, let’s get to the clothes!

                                             lace dress          lace back           photo 2            photo 3

Where’s the blazer, you ask? Well while it was super cute and fit in the bodice, I was feeling a little bit like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy, so that was a quick no go. As for the four pieces above, I had to think long and hard about what I needed. Since my goal this year is to add more patterns to my weardrobe, I had to make some choices. You’ll have to follow my #outfitselfies on Instagram to find out what I kept!

Other pros with Stitch Fix include:
* Getting styling cards, which gives you two ideas per item on how to wear them.  Super helpful to see if I can shop my closet to
complete the looks.
*  They also make it super easy to return. They include a pre-paid postage bag and you just stick what you don’t want in there and when you check out online, just say the items you don’t want.

style card

With the good there is some bad:
* There are only 3 days to check out and return the unwanted items. I understand the urgent need to get items back. You don’t want people to just take them, but this week has been crazy for me so getting to the post office or even to the post box that is across from the office, a little difficult.
* A lot of poly blends. I’m not a huge stickler for fabrics but I do want them to feel good especially for the cost.

Overall, it was a successful fix. After seeing this month’s haul, I made some more honest notes in my style profile.  My next one is coming in April and I’m excited to see what they come up with.

How many of you out there are Stitch Fixers? How do you feel about your fixes?

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