So I finally took the plunge and decided to try out Stitch Fix and to be honest I was quite impressed. For those of you that don’t know, Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes but who don’t want to spend hours and hours shopping and trying to figure out your outfit.
I was like a kid on Christmas morning opening the box. Seriously… I was so excited.
How Stitch Fix works:
2. Fill out your style profile. You’ll give very specific details on sizes you wear, styles you like, colors you like, types of clothes you like, and what types of clothing you are specifically looking for. Like I put in there that I have 8 kids and work frmo home. However, I want ot look nice when I am shuffling the kids from sporting events and to tech coupon classes. Be DETAILED so they know who you are.
2. Add a Pinterest board. a Friend of mine told me to do this, so they get a better idea of what you want and like. My board is here and I highly suggest you make one too. Follow my board and you can pin ideas there too.
3. Go to checkout and pay a $20 styling fee (this is reimbursed if you choose to keep any of the clothes).
4. One of the Stitch Fix stylists will take your profile, sizes, and preferences and put together a box of clothing. This is based upon what they think you’ll like and what they think will work well for you.
5. They’ll send you this box in the mail. You’ll have a 3 days to go through the box, try on the clothes, and then choose to keep any that you liked and ship back any that didn’t work (they provide a postage-paid envelope for you to use).
6. Decide on what you want to keep and decide on what you will send back. Provide feedback on what you loved and didn’t love about certain items.
Ok so back to My First Stitch Fix Review
This is what I got in my box:
The beautiful grey cardigan. I just simply loved this cardicant. It is super soft and lightweight which is great because I can wear it in the Spring and Summer. I decided to keep it.
Orange Tank with beaded trim. at first I just loved the tank. It is simply beautiful. I loved the beaded details and loved the fabric. However, when I put it on I felt like I looked pregnant in it. I think with my shape I need a bit more fitted shirt. I am sending it back, but letting them know I love the vibrant colors.
Black Shirt – This is such a fun and simple shirt. I simply loved the fabric and it git great. I loved the little details because I felt a bit more dressed up but I felt like I was wearging a sweat shirt. I decided to keep it.
Skinny Jeans – I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the jeans. I loved how they felt – how soft they were and how comfortable they were. Howeve,r I didn’t love the color. I felt like they made my thighs look bigger than they ate. I tend to lean towards darker washes so I’m sending it back and going to let them know I would love similar jeans in a slightly darker wash.
Blue Crazy Shirt – my husband called this the crazy shirt. At first I wasn’t a fan of all. However, the fabric and the feel is simply amazing. Once I put it on I kind of liked it on. I’m still not sure. Even my husband admitted that it was pretty cute on. So… I’m not sure what to do with this one. Keep it? Send it back? What do you think?
My Overall Experience:
So far – so good. I loved my first experience. While I hoped I would love everything because I wanted to save 25%, I just didn’t. I understand that is very unrealistic. I have heard that because you give more and more suggestions and explanations on why you didn’t love something, your boxes get better and better.
Why I’m going to keep using Stitch Fix:
I have 8 kids…. 8 kids! I’m so busy with blogging here and on Eating on a Dime plus all the crazy sporting events that I don’t have time to shop for myself. I barely have time to shower some days. HA!
This works out great for me, because I can try them on on my own time and have some nice pieces of clothing.
Why I don’t mind pay MORE than normal for these clothes.
I’m tired of having a closet filled with cheap clothes that I probably found on the clearance rack that I never wear. Sure… I got a great deal, but if it doesn’t look good on me, then I’m not going to wear it. I’m slowly cleaning out my clothes (literally getting rid of half my clothes) and it is my mission to only keep the clothes that I love. So I would rather have a few amazing pieces of clothing than a ton of stuff I don’t enjoy.
My favorite part of Stitch Fix:
My favorite part it definitely the style card. I struggle with how to wear what. This is so cool. You get a style card for each piece of clothing to show you two wasy to wear that piece of clothing. I love this part!
Next month when I get my second box of stitch fix, I’ll make sure to post about it again. In the meantime, go ahead and try it out for yourself here. (By the way, if you sign up under me I get $25, so if your friend sign up under you you will get $25 credit too!)