It’s time for my third Stitch Fix Review! (Did you miss my first review and second review? If so, you may want to check those out first.) I haven’t had a shipment sent out all summer and I was getting a little antsy to try it again now that Fall is quickly approaching. I figured it was time to get a couple new items in my wardrobe! Even though the Stitch Fix prices are a little higher than I would normally pay for clothes, the whole process is fun and I like the convenience of someone else “shopping” for me. 🙂 As I mentioned in my earlier posts, shopping is one of my least favorite things to do, so getting a new article of clothing without having to do much work is kind of nice!
First, I’ll quickly recap how the Stitch Fix service works. Keep in mind, it is not a monthly subscription and there is no membership fee!
Fill out your Style Profile
Begin by filling out the Style Profile after you sign up for an account. (You will not be charged or sent anything until you actually schedule your first shipment.) This helps them understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. It’s very specific, but takes only about 10 minutes to complete. If you’re on Pinterest, create a board that you can link to your Stitch Fix account and start adding styles that you like best. This will help your stylist immensely! (You can see my own personal Stitch Fix inspiration board here.)
Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment
They will send you a selection of five clothing items and/or accessories handpicked by a personal stylist on the date you choose. You can leave a note for your stylist if you have specific requests. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied toward anything you keep from your shipment. And there is no shipping fee.
Try everything on in the comfort of your home
Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with items that are already in your closet.
Buy what you like and return the rest
Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. There is an invoice that is included in each box. If you buy all five items, they will give you 25% off the entire purchase. Then you simply return the items you don’t want in a prepaid mailing bag and drop it in your mailbox. It’s free shipping both ways!
After you decide what you’re keeping and what you’re returning, make sure to log in to give your stylist specific feedback on each item so they know how they did for the next time around.
In my note to my stylist this time around, I requested some ‘Fall-appropriate’ colored skinny jeans, a pair of regular jeans (and noted that I had newly pinned some styles that I liked), and casual tops for cooler weather.
Once again I had a new stylist this time. I’ve heard that you can request the same person over and over again, so I may start doing that going forward. In my past two shipments, my stylists really seemed to do their research, even commenting that they had checked out my blog first or looked at my Pinterest board. In my note this time around, I received a very generic “here are some clothes you’ll like that you can wear around town while doing errands, etc, etc.” Kind of disappointed that it didn’t seem as personalized for me and my lifestyle.
Oh well. Here are my thoughts on each item…
- Pixley Edmond Henley Knit Top ($54)
When I first opened my box, this was the only item that I thought stood ANY chance of being kept. I liked the colors and the material was super soft. I also liked the sleeves. However, once I tried it on, I was a little nervous that it was a tad short on my long torso. I also didn’t like how the front opening didn’t lay right. I went back and forth and figured I would keep it…but after posting on Facebook and then seeing myself in the pictures, I decided to send it back. I liked it, but not enough to pay over $50 for it!
- Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top ($48)
I’ll admit, when I saw the word “dolman” in the description for this item, I was immediately a tad annoyed about it. In one of my past shipments, I had gotten a dolman style sweater and didn’t like it all. So, in my review afterwards, I told them I didn’t like dolman style tops…and then I get one again… Ugh. I liked the material a lot and I love grey and white stripes, but the cut wasn’t flattering on me.
- Dear John Marson Wide Leg Jean ($78)
I was super, super disappointed with these jeans. Not only were they not at all what I was hoping for, they also didn’t flatter my figure one bit. I was hoping this latest shipment would eliminate the need for me to go shopping, but I knew right away that wouldn’t be the case. Each time I’ve requested jeans or jean shorts…I get boring, plain jeans sent to me. I like jeans with a little bit of ‘something’ on them. And I even pinned several styles of jeans that I really liked! I was hoping the stylist would use that as their guide. Nope…clearly not. And clearly they didn’t review my notes from previous shipments because I’ve made note of this issue before. So…I guess I’ll be doing some jeans shopping soon because I could desperately use another new pair. 🙂
- Staccato Raelene Striped Draped Front Cardigan ($48)When I first pulled this out of the box, once again, I thought, “Really??” After my last review, I thought they would know I don’t like cardigans. They just aren’t my style, though I always like how they look on other people. I tried it on, but still wasn’t crazy about it. I was starting to think I might lose my $20 styling fee because there was just nothing that I was crazy about at this point. However, when I tried it on again the next day, I kind of liked it! I had my husband take pictures and when I shared this one alongside the other one I liked on Facebook, it was clear this one was the winner. And I really did like how it looked on me!
- 41Hawthorn: Moni Stud Detailed 3/4 Sleeve Blouse ($58)Wasn’t crazy about this look at all. My stylist even noted the “hint of boho” in this, which is not my style at all. Plus, I just generally don’t like how I look in black since I’m so pale. Again, while not a bad look (on someone else), it wasn’t for me. (I should note that I realize this top would look better with darker or colored jeans–I just didn’t feel like changing my pants for a picture.) 🙂
So, overall, I have mixed feelings on this shipment…but they are leaning more towards negative than positive. While I got one top out of it that I really like now, I was mostly disappointed that my stylist didn’t seem to pay ANY attention to my requests for this shipment, my reviews from previous shipments, OR the pinned jeans on my Pinterest board. Plus, I didn’t get any colorful skinny jeans like I requested (again) and the jeans I got were absolutely nothing like what I had asked for…so yeah, pretty disappointed.
However, one positive (that was MY doing): I changed my top size to extra small. For the previous two shipments, I had my size listed as a small and most items were too baggy/loose on me. I definitely think going down a size helped my tops fit better.
If you try it for yourself, I hope you get some fun new clothes to add to your wardrobe!!