My first Stitch Fix
I have heard so much about Stitch Fix for the past year or so. I've watched other bloggers order their "fix" and review it. And basically I was just feeling super left out. How could I not participate in a service so clearly designed for me?
If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix before, let me fill you in. Stitch Fix is a styling service where, for $20, a fashion consultant mails you clothing that they think you'll like. You try on the pieces, keep what you like, return what you don't in the prepaid return package. And if you do keep anything, your $20 can be applied to purchasing any of the items.
When I heard about this, I thought it was such a great idea, especially for someone like me who sees things in stores and cannot fathom how they would look on me. I know what I like on other people but have the hardest time figuring out how those things look on me. I'm also pretty terrible at coordinating different pieces.
So I happily filled out my Style Profile on Stitch Fix. They ask you a lot about sizing, color preferences, and then show you some outfits and ask you to rate them "Love it, like it, don't really like it, or hate it." You can specify that you don't want certain things, like my ears aren't pierced so sending me earrings would be silly... that kind of thing. They also include a place for you to put your Pinterest board of outfits you like. I've read from other bloggers that this is the key to really getting what you want, so I made sure my Pinterest "outfits" board was up to date and went a little pinning crazy one day.
And then I waited! About two weeks later, I had a box full of items, a personal note from the stylist who explained why she had chosen certain items for me, and a card for each item that gives you two ways to wear it. These educational tools are what I love. Perfect for the fashion-challenged like me who has to text friends pictures of myself with various shoes on because I have no idea what looks good together.
Naturally, I took photos of everything I got in my box. Don't you worry. There are always photos. These were taken by my lovely sister-in-law who I bombarded with my camera the instant she came home from work one day. Thanks, sissy-IL! :)
I liked this cardigan, but I have a lot of cardigans and I didn't love it enough to justify the price tag for it.
I liked this dress, but I just don't do strapless bras and that would basically be what I needed to do with this because of the back. So this was also a no.
This shirt is actually something pulled directly from my Pinterest board that I didn't realize was a Stitch Fix product when I pinned it, but what a happy coincidence! I really liked the style and the soft material. It was the one item I wasn't sure if the sizing was perfect or not, but figured it's the kind of shirt I often wind up shrinking a little in the wash and oversized is more my preference anyway. This, I kept!
This necklace just wasn't for me. I mean look at my face. 'Nuff said.
These jeans... ah, I loved them. I really did. They fit perfectly and I liked the dark wash. I just couldn't justify an $80 jean purchase. Looking at these pictures now makes me really sad actually, so we're just going to move on...
Here's a picture of the style cards and personal note from your stylist. Fun stuff.
I titled this blog post, review #1 because I know I'll be trying this again. I just ordered another and supposedly the more times you try, the more your stylist (when you find one you like, you can request to have the same stylist, which is also kind of cool!) is able to narrow down what you're looking for. This time I requested some comfy cozy clothes for Fall, so we'll see what I get!
If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix for yourself, I'd love if you would use my referral link so that I get some extra clothing money to try more Stitches in my future! I can't imagine anyone regretting trying it. To me, as long as I like one piece that I can apply my $20 credit to, it's worth it to have things I may not normally try hand-picked for me.
If you're a Stitch Fix expert and have some tips for getting the most from your Stitch, make sure you leave those in the comments!