Yes, it’s true I have become a Stitch Fix evangelical. I realized a few months back that I have no idea how to update my wardrobe anymore, and frankly at this point, I am just not motivated enough to learn. So after hearing from everyone that I should check out Stitch Fix, I gave it a try. The following is my experience.
If you don’t know, Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create. If you choose to purchase an item, the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can also get a $25 credit if you use someone’s referral link when you create your profile. Here is my link if you have any interest in trying this service https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/12153084?sod=w&som=c
Just click through the link and set up your profile. Whenever you are ready, you can schedule your first Fix. Don’t be a fool like me and just sign up without a referral and pay full price, you are literally passing up $25 in savings. Yes, I did that.
With my first Fix, I only kept one of the 5 pieces. I actually liked 4 items, however, I already have lots of black pants, and even though the ones they sent were amazing, I can’t justify spending $88.00 on another pair. They also sent a jacket and a blouse that were cute, but pricey, and I could not see myself wearing them enough to warrant spending that kind of cash. We will not speak of the sweater, it was so wrong for me that I have chosen to block it from my memory.
I kept this Mollee knit dress by Kut from the Kloth ($88.00), and sent the rest packing. This dress is so soft and comfortable. It’s lined so it keeps it’s shape and the blue and white print looks great under a jacket or sweater. I see this dress and I doing great things together in the future.
Realizing a lot of my resistance was to the prices not the clothes I adjusted my budget to the “cheaper the better” option. I think they should rename this option, because it makes you feel a little bad about yourself, which is why I initially went with a higher budget. Crazy right? Why should I care if some stylist I don’t know thinks I’m cheap.
Fix number two was a little better. Again, I really liked 4 of the items and the 5th wasn’t bad, I am just not inclined to spend $55 on a striped knit shirt that I could find at TJ Maxx for $19.99. This time I kept a super comfortable unstructured blazer and a really nice quality chambray shirt.
The jacket is called the Asa knit blazer by Skies are Blue ($64.00) and it is like wearing a hug. The sleeves are pre-rolled and sewn into place, so no adjusting them all day. It has a really nice weight even though it is unlined, and the color blends nicely with other blue items which is not always the case when it come to blue.
The “Betty” shirt is by Liverpool ($64.00) and it is simply perfect. You have to know for me to pay that kind of price for a shirt, something has to be up. All I can say is if you could put this shirt on and feel how nice the fabric is, you would be smitten too. I have already worn this shirt at least 8 times.
There was also a white blouse (Clearwater Mixed Material by 41 Hawthorn $58.00) that I loved the looks of in the box, but once I got it on, it just did not fit me well. Probably because I am short-waisted, and it hung really weird on me. The pants fit me great, but they were a cropped style and that is just not my jam. I can never find shoes that look right with cropped pants so I just steer clear.
Once again, I thought the prices in this Fix were too high (that $25 discount would have been nice) but I was satisfied with the items. I sent a note to my stylist again asking for them to please be more mindful of the prices next time, so we will see what happens. I will keep you posted.