Before I actually knew what Stitch Fix was, I saw people buzzing about it on Facebook. So when I got a little invite from Klout (it’s a social media thing for you non-bloggers) to check it out, I hopped on over since my curiosity had been piqued for awhile.
Stitch Fix is a monthly online service that involves you having your own personal shopper who will shop for you and send you clothing items based on your style preferences. You sign up for their service and fill out a pretty involved questionnaire about your personal taste in clothing – the more specific, the better your personal shopper will do. Their fee is $20 for the month to shop for you.
I spent a bit of time and was very detailed in my responses. If you aren’t sure of your style, they actually guide you pretty well with their questions. They even give you images of full outfits and you rate them on how much you like them!
The box is shipped to you and you have 3 business days to decide if you want to keep all, some or none of the clothing. You pay for what you keep – if you keep nothing, you ship it back in a pre-paid envelope and pay nothing other than that $20 styling fee. No harm done! If you love it all, you get 25% off the cost of all the items and you tell them on their website and they charge you. You can also specific what kind of budget you are working with too so you won’t get all expensive items if you are frugal!
I was sooooo excited to receive my box. It was like opening a gift on Christmas morning – what would be inside? Would I like it? Seriously, I was stupid happy about it.
I’ve taken photos of all of the outfits and now trying to decide. What do I keep? Ack!
Each of your items comes with it’s own card of suggested ways to wear it. How cool is that. Certainly makes it easy!
Item #1 for me is this Baltimore Chevron Striped Knit Shirt $48:
Alone, the shirt hung a bit on me and didn’t to much for me so I decided to try and pull off one of their looks. I loved the look on the right with the skirt so first I tried it with this Banana Republic skirt and some black ballet flats:
Cute but I was feeling a little poofy in it (more the fault of the skirt) so I went back to my closet and tried it with this orange pencil skirt (also from Banana Republic) and fun leopard print wedge heels. (Think this outfit would also be smokin’ with a pair of sexy black heels):
And here’s the shirt up close:
So that’s Item #1. What do you think?
Moving on, for Item #2 I tried on this Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan $48:
I don’t have much to say about it. Not sure it really goes with the above outfit but it certainly could work with other items in my closet. It didn’t wow me but it has a really nice cut and it’s pretty much the softest piece of clothing I’ve ever felt so that’s something. Every girl needs a black cardy in her closet and I don’t currently have a relaxed one like this…hmm.
Item #3 was the one that shocked me the most. This was at the top of the box when I opened it and my first reaction when I saw it folded there was, eh? I didn’t think it would be much but I loved it so much more once it was on! Goes to show it’s important to try different types of clothes on because what they look like on the hanger isn’t necessarily what they will look like on your person at all!
Item #3 Corinna Striped Dolman Top $48
What do you think?
Item #4 is this Tenessy Chevron Print Maxi Dress $78:
I added a skinny belt to it and wore it with dressy flip flops. I adore the color of the chevron stripes – they are a reddish pink much like a Nantucket Red. The only reason I’d even hesitate to keep it is because I already own this Calvin Klein Chevron stripe dress that I got last year – too similar?
Item #5 was a necklace, this Ariella Love Script Necklace $38:
One of the things I loved best about the service was how personalized it seemed. I received this note from my stylist – I thought it was so great that she actually not only took the time to read what I had to say on the questionnaire, but to look at my Pinterest style preferences and get ideas from there too!
So… what do you guys think? Help me decide! So you receive 25% off your entire order if you buy all 5 pieces, or you can buy one item at a time. Let me know what you think. And have you used Stitch Fix yet? What did you think?
By the way, full disclosure, if you haven’t yet and you’d like to sign up for Stitch Fix, that’s my referral link and I’ll get a small credit if you sign up. Or sign up on your own, that’s cool too, but let me know what you think! I think it’s a really fun service and I definitely plan on buying some clothes and getting another box soon!