Stitch Fix is an online styling service that offers members the expertise of a personal stylist to help update their wardrobe. To sign up for a Stitch Fix, you fill out a personal style profile that includes your sizing, style preferences, and clothing budget. Once your profile is complete, a stylist will send 5 pieces of clothing or accessories to your home for you to try out. You are able to keep the items for 3 days and try them out with your clothes, shoes, and accessories before making your final decision. Also, Stitch Fix sends you a styling card with each item depicting how to wear each item two ways: casually or dressed up.
Jenny was my stylist for this fix and has been styling me since I joined Stitch Fix. I’ve gotten some great pieces from the service and some items that I could never see myself wearing. This month, I asked for long tops that I could wear with leggings and a faux fur vest. For me, this fix was a love it or hate it box. There was no in between. Our new kitten, Walcott, assisted with the un-boxing of this fix.
1) Daniel Rainn Leroy Print Graphic Blouse ($44) and
2) RD Style Milena Moto Pull-On Leggings ($58)
The Daniel Rainn Blouse was the first item I saw in my box and I was immediately excited about the bright color and pretty pattern. When I tried it on with the leggings, it was a pleasant surprise to find that it was super long and I could easily wear the two together. The picture is not very good of this item because it was windy and I had to hold the tunic down to prevent it from blowing up with air (those pictures were not too flattering). Verdict: KEPT!
When I saw the leggings, I thought, “Oh no, more black pants!” However, these leggings come up very high on the waist and have a flattering fit. They are really comfortable, the perfect length, and I love the fun detailing. I had to say “yes” even though I really did not need them! Verdict: KEPT!
This outfit is styled with a Waxing Poetic necklace and charm and booties from Aldo.
3) Mystree Dillon Knit Sweater ($64)
The only good thing I had to say about this item was that the fabric was soft and comfortable. This sweater looked much worse in person than it does in this photograph. I described it as “hideous” and said in my review that it looked like “a used men’s sweater you would buy at Goodwill”. The photograph does not show quite how huge this sweater was in person. You can also see the defect in the knit on my left arm if you look closely. The size on this item was a “S/M” which I have never seen on a clothing label. I can assure you that it is not intended for people who are truly a size small. Verdict: SENT BACK!
This sweater was styled with a Stella & Dot necklace, Genetic jeans, Aldo shoes, and a clutch from the 2014 Popsugar Must Have Holiday Box for Her.
4) Mystree Kaitlin Faux Leather & Shearling Drape Vest ($58)
When I looked at the card, I was most excited about the striped shirt. I love stripes! I was a little uncertain about the vest, since this was not even remotely close to what I had hoped for when asking for a faux fur vest.
This vest was a fun concept and maybe a higher quality and better fitting version of this would have made its way into my closet. However, this item was cheaply made and shed like crazy. Also, it was that strange size “S/M” that was huge! The fake leather on this vest looked super cheap. This is the first time I have ever tried clothing from Mystree and both pieces were so bad that I made a permanent note never to send their clothing again and to avoid sending me items in a size “S/M”, which I never knew existed before this fix. Verdict: SENT BACK!
This vest is styled with Genetic jeans, a top from Ann Taylor (Fall 2013), Frye booties, and a necklace I bought a few years back at a craft fair.
5) Tart Leighton Boat Neck Knit Shirt ($58)
Last but not least is my favorite item from the box. Stitch Fix says the stripes in this shirt are red, but they are actually coral. The material is very comfortable an the fit is flattering. This is the perfect casual shirt for a date night. Jenny must have paid attention to the stripes on my Pinterest Board when she chose this item. Verdict: KEPT!
After five boxes with Stitch Fix, I have learned a lot about my personal style and the limitations of this service. I’ve enjoyed testing my comfort zone with fashion and Jenny has sent me some items that I love and wear often, but may not have sought out on my own. One of my biggest complaints was receiving short sleeves in the fall and winter. I’ve learned to avoid this by switching my style profile to indicate that I want to keep my arms covered. Also, in this fix, I noted that I was a size S in fitted tops and set my top size in my style profile to a size XS. Somehow, I got all size S tops, fitted or not and two size S/M items. I really emphasized that a size S/M is not the same as size S in my style profile in hopes that Stitch Fix would use this to update their sizing algorithm. Overall, I’m happy with this box and I think Walcott likes it too.
If you are interested in joining Stitch Fix, please consider using my referral link. I will receive a merchandise credit if you sign up for your first Fix.
Also, a special thank you to Tanya, who used my referral link to sign up for her first Fix. I hope you enjoy your Fixes as much as I enjoy mine! A big thanks to my two Secret Santas, Miranda and Lakeshea, who gave me Stitch Fix gift cards to use on these items. 🙂
Until next Fix,