My first Stitch Fix

by Susanna on January 7, 2015

Heads Up: This post contains affiliate links, but that’s not why I wrote it!

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My first Stitch Fix

What the heck is Stitch Fix you ask? Well, it’s a personal subscription styling service for women. With Stitch Fix, you provide your style, size, and budget preferences, and they will send you a package of stylish stuff to try on at home. There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order should you decide to keep any / all of the pieces. If you don’t keep anything, you don’t receive a refund of the fee. And if you keep all of the pieces, you get a 25% discount on everything.  You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid USPS return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you don’t want.

Cost: $20 Styling Fee + Cost of Items Kept ($20 fee will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.)
Ships To: United States.

How can someone who has never met me, pick out clothes for me? Well, after you fill out your style profile, you link up your Pinterest clothing board. They use your profile, Pinterest, and your feedback to get an idea of what you’d like.

My box came a week earlier than expected. The packaging is great - and comes with style cards and a letter from my stylist (Meredith). Click on the picture below to see them larger.

Meredith “GETS” me. I loved EVERYTHING.

First up:

stitchfixEmer X Print High Waisted Cropped Pant ($98): I was really smitten with these leggings. The detail on them makes them so fun. I also learned something new from Meredith’s note — because the print on the pants is so small, it’s considered a neutral and would work well with the large print shirt.  I could imagine several things in my closet that would go with these. Unfortunately, they were $98. Unless you are magic pants that make my body look like Kate Upton’s, you’re going back.

Verdict: Reluctantly Returned.

Ivy Grid Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse ($68): This shirt is right up my alley. I loved the detail on the sleeves (see above) and the cut. This shirt would be great with jeans, leggings, tucked into a shirt, hanging out from a black or white sweater…. the list goes on and on. I need this shirt.  Too bad my hips happen to be the exact same width as the bottom of the shirt, so instead of draping in that “WOW YOU LOOK GREAT” way, it stuck around my hips in that “YOU’RE TURNING INTO YOUR GRANDMOTHER” way.   Damn.

Verdict: Returned.

Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer ($78): Great cut blazer with detail inside sleeves and back. If you rolled the sleeves up, you’d get a little peek of polka dot. Flattering on any figure. This blazer is so my style that I already own something almost exactly like it.

Verdict: Returned with happy thoughts to Meredith for pegging something already in my closet. I told you, she “gets” me. 

Next Outfit:

IMG_0220Renesme Geo Cube Print Faux Wrap Dress ($78): This is exactly why I signed up for Stitch Fix – to discover items that I would never have chosen for my self. I love this dress. While my bathroom selfie doesn’t really do this justice, it’s surprisingly slimming. My style card showed that I could wear this plum colored dress with my brown boots — something I NEVER would have done. I can also pair it with the black blazer and heels or black boots. You can dress it up with a long tan cardigan, a short grey cardigan, or just wear it as is. The fabric is light weight enough to wear all year round in Atlanta.

Verdict: Kept

Fitz Flower Gem Statement Necklace ($28): This little number goes with the dress and with the graphic shirt.

Verdict: Kept

After this first Fix, I’ve updated my style preferences to remove jewelry for now, and to lower my price point to as cheap as possible. My next Fix should come the first week of February. I am already excited.

Do you get Stitch Fix? What have been your favorite items you’ve received? If you haven’t checked out Stitch Fix but want to give it a try, click HERE. And don’t forget, the better feedback and more information you give, the better chance you will have to get amazing Fixes that work for you!

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