I have heard a lot about Stitch Fix so I finally decided to try it. Below are my thoughts on the service!
Stitch Fix is a personal style service that delivers 5 items hand picked for you. When you first sign up, you fill out a style profile which is a long list of questions about your personal style as well as yourbody type and size, and what parts of your body you would like to emphasize. You pay a $20 styling fee, which goes towards the purchase of any of the items in the fix. Additionally, if you choose to keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount!
(I paid for this service myself. However, ifyou use the above link, I will receive a referral credit which can be used towards my next fix.)
I have some events coming up- Caribbean vacation next month and a work conference the following month- so I wrote about these in my form in order to get some clothes that would work for these two events. Here’s what I got:
Brixon Ivy Lucille Crochet Skirt
In the note I received with this fix, my stylist Elizabeth said “The Brixon Ivy skirt is great for work or fun- dress it up or down- pair it with a blouse or a tee, some flats booties or heels, layer with a blazer and finish with a fun necklace.” So this is a very versatile skirt that I can wear to a conference or more casually. I liked this skirt, but I didn’t love it enough to spend $74 on it. It has an interesting and unique look, but it wasn’t super flattering. It fit just right around my waist (I assumed this was a high wasited skirt) but was a little loose everywhere else making it look a little sloppy. However, I love the color and hope to get a great pencil skirt in this color at some point. Sending back.
Tart Blithe Chevron Blazer
Elizabeth included this blazer because “it is very versatile- layer over shorts, skirts, dresses, jeans or trousers.”. I was intrigued when I saw I was getting a blazer in my box. I have a blazer that I love and wear all the time- at conferences and more casually, so I was hoping to get as much use out of this. However, this is not a structured blazer. Instead, it is more like a sweater blazer and made out of super soft sweater material. Because of that, it is much too casual to wear to work conferences, and at the same time, I would prefer to wear a cardigan or sweater in the relaxed settings. Sending back
Gilli Lauree V-Neck Drape Dress
Elizabeth said “The Gilli dress is great for the Bahamas for a day of exploring or a night out- pair with wedges or sandals, and a fun necklace.” This is the only thing in the box I’m considering keeping. I like the v-neck and I like that it’s not super body hugging so I can wear it even when I’m pigging out (although based on the cut this dress could make me look pregnant if I’m not careful…). However, I don’t know that I will love the sleeves when it’s 80 degrees out. After taking the weekend to think I decided it’s not worth $68 to me. Sending back.
41Hawthorne Sloane Colorblock A-line Ponte Shift Dress
This is a shift dress indented for work. I actually liked the unique cut and look for the dress, but I thought the pink/fuchsia band across the middle cheapened the look. Also, the dress didn’t fit be well- it was slightly baggy around the midsection and a tad too long which made it look sloppy, and definitely not work appropriate! Sending back.
Fun2Fun Justice Lace Detail Blouse
I wanted to love this as I could always use a slightly oversized white blouse that can be dressed up or down. However, the fit of this was atrocious! It was super tight around my chest and on my arms (so much that I needed help taking it off), but it was also somehow baggy on my shoulders…I’m not even sure how that is possible! Sending back.
Overall this fix was a complete miss for me. I’m bummed I didn’t get to keep anything and also very annoyed that I lost my $20 styling fee. As of now I don’t plan on taking this gamble again, but we’ll see. I do wonder if I would have had better luck if I didn’t ask for pieces for the two specific events. What are your thoughts on this service?