Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. It is a great way for the busy woman to get fun, stylish clothes delivered to her door each month. To get started, you fill out a personal style survey on their website. It is also helpful to create a Pinterest board with items that you would normally wear or would love to add to your closet. Each month, a stylist will send you five pieces of clothing and accessories for a $20 styling fee. You can try the items on in your own home and see how well they incorporate in your closet. If you keep an item, your $20 styling fee acts as a credit towards your purchase AND if your stylist send you and AMAZING box and you keep it all, you get a 25% discount! I have been doing stitch fix for almost a year. I love the surprise of getting clothing delivered to my door and when I do not like an item, I just slip it into the prepaid mailing envelope and send it back.
I have been with my stylist, Sara, for six amazing fixes and she has sent me some of my favorite pieces in my closet. As you can imagine, I was very excited to receive this box! However, this month was one of the times that Stitch Fix did not really meet my expectations. Only 2 of the 5 items were my style and the others were really off base. I only kept one item from this fix and it will need an alteration, but at least my $20 styling fee did not go to waste.
So, let’s see what came in this month’s box!
1) Kut From The Kloth Navy Vita Dress ($94)
I was knew something had gone wrong when I opened my box and saw fabric that looked like an old lady house dress! This dress may be the polar opposite of my style. I took it to work for feedback to see if I was being too harsh and the answer was unanimous that this dress is unfortunate looking! I tried styling it with the Romolo Mini Facet Bib Necklace from a previous fix. It looks better when you hide some of the pattern with a blue blazer. I can say that it is a nice, thick fabric and very well made. SENT BACK!
2) Gilli Navy Vivian Dress ($58)
This was another miss for me because I rarely wear short dresses and if I do, I prefer them to be knee length. This could have been a nice dress if it were maxi length and the fabric did not cling quite so much. This was still very off base from my style. SENT BACK!
3) Pixley Navy Maritzia Scoop Neck Blouse ($48)
I had seen this top on Pinterest and I was not a fan of the color combination. This top looks like more of a junior’s item. I knew from the moment I saw this one that it was a return. The up side is that it looks much nicer on than it does off, but it was still a miss for me. SENT BACK!
4) Fun2Fun Green Juliana Back Cutout Top ($38)
This cute item was on my Pinterest board and I was excited to get to give it a try. It looked stylish and fun with coral Limited pants; however, the fit was all wrong. This top had very small arm holes, which made it uncomfortable. It was also about an inch too short in front and you could see my stomach if I raised my arms. I try not to show my midriff and wearing a tank top underneath interferes with the pretty back cutout. I though of sizing up, but this was already boxy and I did not trust that the next size would be any longer. SENT BACK!
5) Olive and Oak Purple Makridge Crew Neck Top ($58)
This was the only item that excited me when I opened my Stitch Fix box this time and I felt sure that I had one keeper. This top looks beautiful paired with a purple J. Crew cardigan, navy Theory pants, nude Payless pumps, and a Kendra Scott necklace. However, this item has a huge design flaw. The back closure is 11 eyelet hooks that will not remain fastened with normal movement. (I’m not sure why the designer would make a top this way. For eyelet hooks to stay in place, they need to be held taut, which is why we use them on bra straps. However, on a silky racerback tank, some are held tighter than others due to feminine curvature, resulting in some eyelet hooks staying fastened and others giving up!) In order for this top to be functional, it needs a zipper! I was so bummed because I really wanted this top, but knew it needed to go to a tailor. After a few emails back and forth with customer service, we were able to reach a compromise and I KEPT this top.
If you ever email customer service about a design flaw, be sure to tell them that the item fits, but has a design issue. I was disappointed in the initial customer service response because they thought I wanted to tailor the item due to fit, but I really wanted to fix a closure method that was non-functional. Once we reached an understanding, we were able to compromise on price to give me a little wiggle room to add the zipper. I’m so excited to keep this top and spice up my wardrobe with some purple!
After this fix, I felt frustrated, especially because I received two short dresses! These are my least favorite item to get in a fix because I rarely wear them. I have edited my permanent notes to say that I prefer pants or long dresses because it is cold where I work and even edited my preferences to keep my legs covered. I could not figure out why my attentive stylist was sending me these UNTIL I looked at my Pinterest board. I realized that at least 25% of my recent pins were short dresses! I was sending mixed signals and this was MY FAULT! If you get a disappointing fix, I encourage you to look at your Pinterest board and ask yourself if you are pinning items you really would wear.
I told Stitch Fix in my note that I still want to keep my wonderful, sweet, and talented stylist Sara. Anyone can have a not-so-great fix and sometimes they are more related to inventory or your mistakes than the ability of your stylist. I know Sara is awesome! I cleaned up my Pinterest board to make her job easier. I will try to stop sending mixed signals and now she has a better idea of some of my dislikes.
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Until the next Fix,