To say the last year has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Between work and school and life in general there has been a common theme: I am very busy! If you are anything like me, no matter how busy you are, you still want to look and feel good – even when a shopping trip is only a 20 minute getaway to Target.
Another personality trait I seem to have? I actually start to stress out if I feel that I can’t keep up with trends or my closet needs a little sprucing up (this is a terrible reason to stress – I know). The good news is that I think I have found a solution to all of this: Stitch Fix. First and foremost, this is not an ad or anything like that but instead my experience with this creative online service and my opinions on whether or not you should give it a shot too.
One night I found myself on Stitch Fix’s website filling out a style profile (just for kicks and giggles). Fifteen minutes later, I had signed up for my first “stitch” to arrive a few weeks later and I had agreed to pay the $20 stylist fee. The great thing about the 20 dollars is that should you decide to keep any of the items in your package, that money goes towards your purchase. Another selling point: any items you don’t want to keep, you return them for free using a pre-paid package within the box. The items you return, you aren’t charged for!
Eventually, the day had come for me to open my first package! I have to admit, it was a little like Christmas morning – knowing I had 5 new items to open and hoping they were fabulous. I personally had requested not to receive shoes or jewelry in this first shipment because I really wanted to get a feel for what the clothes were like. However, shoes, jewelry, and purses can be included in the 5 item limit – just make sure you specify that on your style profile.
Was the anticipation and excitement worth it? Here were the items I received:
*Keep in mind I requested sleeveless tops – it’s hot in Oklahoma y’all. Also, please ignore any smudge marks on the mirror – I didn’t notice it until I uploaded the images*
Outfit Number One:
Collective Concepts Thompson Crew Neck Blouse – $48 and…
Liverpool Mira Skinny Jean – $78
This was the first outfit that caught my eye after opening my package and I could not wait to try it on. The shirt appeared to be good quality and was exactly what I was looking for – lightweight, comfortable, girly. The Liverpool jeggings that came in the package were seriously the softest pants I have ever felt. The waistband was stretchy for an overall flattering fit. The only drawback with the pants was that they were way too long. Seeing as I am pretty short, this is a common problem that I usually fix by rolling them up into capris. However, these were just so long that it would have required having them altered (there were layers of folds near my ankles) – ultimately that was the deal breaker. The shirt though, loving it to this day.
Thompson Crew Neck Blouse: Kept Mira Skinny Jean: Returned
Tops Two & Three:
Loveappella Launy Mixed Material Knit Tank Top – $44 and…
Papermoon Wilfred Scoop Neck Top – $44
I tried both of these tops on with the jeggings from outfit number one. The first top, the grey colored tank, was incredibly comfortable and flattering. I felt like I could easily dress it up with cute shorts and sandals, or even wear it with yoga pants – it was very versatile. However, it was slightly an awkward length. Not quite a tunic, but too long to be a normal tank length – which I feel was due to my short torso. If it had been a little shorter, I would have kept it. The second top, was navy with little boats on it, and it reminded me a lot of the top from outfit one. Both of them navy, both very similar shapes and textures. I was slightly surprised that they included two tops in my shipment that were so similar. I didn’t keep this top simply because of the price, and I liked the floral one much better.
Launy Mixed Material Knit Tank Top: Returned Wilfred Scoop Neck Top: Returned
Urban Expressions Mischa Laser Cut Clutch – $38
I immediately liked this when I opened the box. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, especially this time of the year. This clutch had a long, gold chain strap inside that turned this into a cross-body purse… SOLD! The material was soft, and it was spacious as well. It’s pretty easy to see why I kept this beautiful clutch.
Mischa Laser Cut Clutch: Kept
My Final Thoughts:
All in all, I was satisfied with my Stitch Fix. Although I only kept 2 of the 5 items, I have already signed up to receive another one. Most of my reasons for returning an item were slight sizing issues, mostly in length. However, the more packages you sign up to receive, the more your stylist learns about you and your sizing. Both in the signing up process, and the return process, there is plenty of room to give feedback and share your thoughts. I downloaded the Stitch Fix app to make this process easier. In addition to the feedback you can leave for your stylist, I was able to send them a link to my Pinterest board titled, “My style”. The more you pin, the more the company can learn about your style and the things you would like to see in your next shipment. Overall, I think this is a great company with the right idea and I am looking forward to future packages – as well as reviews.
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If you have any questions, or want to tell me about your experience with Stitch Fix – leave me a comment!