I’ve always been a late bloomer, so it’s not a surprise that I didn’t jump right on the stitch fix bandwagon. I read a lot of reviews before I took the plunge. That being said, I am SO glad I did eventually take the plunge! I just received my first box and I was and am pleasantly surprised. Before I give my review, I will share a little about stitch fix, for those who haven’t heard of it.
Description on their website:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. We get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.
So you are basically paying a stylist a $20 fee (which is applied to your purchase, if you purchase anything) to choose 5 items for your wardrobe. You fill out a profile with as much detail as you can. The more you share, the better they’ll understand your style…and if you don’t know what you like, they provide some visuals to help you see, rather than have to articulate your taste. I also included a link to my IG with my #sundayreadyforchurch files and my blog link. I’m pretty sure they paid attention, because I liked every single piece they sent! But I’m getting ahead of myself.
I was very skeptical about this. I know what I like and I know that I’m very picky, so I didn’t think it was likely that I would get items that were really *me*. Plus, I have some body issues, including a bubble belly/muffin top to work around. I’m trying to get rid of it, but it has always been a problem area no matter what my weight is or how much I’m working out. I guess we all have some body issue that we are self conscious about…especially those of us over a certain age : ) Thus, my skepticism.
Please forgive the horrible quality of these iphone photos taken on a very dreary day. I’m biting the bullet and making myself very vulnerable today with these images. Here we go.
Blue Tunic – $68 and Border Necklace – $48 I would have never chosen either piece. Love the color of the tunic, but I wouldn’t have thought the tunic was a good cut for me. I think I was wrong. Maybe it’s the fabric and the quality of the cut…but I like it a lot. I really like the necklace too, although I wouldn’t have thought to even try it on in a store. It’s the perfect length for so many of the necklines I wear. I’m keeping both.
Open Weave Sweater- $88. When I saw the sweater in the box, I didn’t like it. It screamed old lady…but when I tried it on, I found that it fit so nicely and didn’t cling in the wrong places, but fell just right, so I may keep it. The sleeves are long enough for my long arms too.
Funny story. The day the box arrived, I had just gotten home from a run. So I showered, but didn’t wash my hair or have makeup on. I tried this outfit on (because I was super excited) and decided to see what Tom thought. He walked in a few minutes later and I was sitting at my computer (per usual) and without knowing a thing about stitch fix or the fact that I had signed up, said, “wow, nice outfit”. I wasn’t looking good…no makeup, hair in a messy knot. That said a lot to me. He didn’t have to notice, but he did. He really liked everything in the box.
Zip front sweater tank – $75 When I saw the price, before I saw this piece, I thought no way, but after seeing the quality of the cut and fabric, I’m entertaining the thought. It might also be because Tom really likes it. This photo makes it look just “ehhh”, but it’s really not too bad on. I may keep it.
Colorblock Dress – $78. Priced right and potentially my favorite item. HOWEVER, it’s too small. It doesn’t look bad from this angle, but from the side (which I’ll reluctantly show), it’s shows off my bubble way too much. I think I may ask for them to send this again in the size up?
I was home alone when I tried this on, so I couldn’t reach the zipper to get it zipped all the way, but it is SNUG. You can laugh. It’s okay, I’m laughing. I wish I could keep it, because I love the cut, the fabric and the style, but I will be sending it back with a request for the next size up! It’s so affordable too!
I hope this helps you if you’ve been on the fence. I really enjoyed the process and it’s really only a $20 risk, even if you keep nothing. We all need a little fun and surprise in our lives, right? The $20 fee is applied to anything you purchase, so it’s pretty low risk.
If you decide to try Stitch Fix, I would love to have you sign up with my referral:
Thanks for taking the time to take a look!
God bless your day!