Monday, November 11, 2013

Stitch Fix #3

I've posted about Stitch Fix before but I'm doing it again because I just got my third "fix" and I'm absolutely crazy about it!

If you're new to my blog or to Stitch Fix, here's the 411:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You pay $20 to fill out a style profile and receive five hand-selected items in the mail--anything from dresses, pants, tops, accessories (you can specify what type of items you'd like to receive). Try everything on and keep the items you want and send the rest back within three days in a pre-paid mailer. Your $20 styling fee applies to anything you purchase. If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on the entire box. My advice is to be VERY specific about your size, your style, and your price point.

Another awesome thing about Stitch Fix is that they send you style cards that give suggestions on what to pair the items they send you with. I LOVE that because I need all the help I can get!

Despite feeling CHEESY and RIDICULOUS, I had Sarah-my-amazing-daughter take pictures of my latest fix. Here we go…

Item #1- Black Knit Cardigan $48
Thoughts: It fits great! I'm short and I have the hardest time finding cardigans that fit me and aren't too long. I threw it over the gray t-shirt I was already wearing and added the fun scarf for this pic. Black goes with everything and it's so versatile.
 Verdict: KEPT it!

Item #2 - Chunky Knit Open Cardigan $98
Thoughts: I thought it was really cute and I can wear sweaters from October to May but $98 is a little too steep for me. Plus I thought it was just a little too big. Nothing spectacular enough to keep.
 Just a little too big and bulky under my arms. 
Verdict: Returned it.

Item #3 - Striped and Layered Hi-Lo Shirt $38
Thoughts: Gross! I do NOT like the hi-lo trend. I had a long-sleeved tee on so you can't tell in this pic but the sleeves were sheer. Yuck. Just NOT me at all. Blech. Are you getting the message that I hated it?
 Hi-Lo is thumbs down for this girl!!!
Verdict: Returned it.

Item #4 - Black Maxi Skirt $38
Thoughts: I had asked Stitch Fix to include a maxi skirt in the fix I got over the summer but didn't get one until now. This was black and very basic and they suggested I pair it with a top I kept from my second fix. I tried and it just wasn't working. I didn't know whether to tuck the top in, scrunch it up, leave it long or what but it just wasn't working. Period. It wasn't flattering in the least. Yuck. The photography is bad too--you can even really tell it's a skirt--sorry!
Verdict: Returned it. Licketly split.

Item #5 - Green Tab Sleeve V-Neck Blouse $68
Thoughts: Normally much more than I'd spend on a top but I liked it a lot and felt great in it. I love the color and the fabric and can wear it with cords or jeans or even dress pants. It's a thin, polyester fabric and I will probably FREEZE when I wear it but the style card suggested pairing it with the black cardigan (item #1) and I do think it would look great under some of my other sweaters. Also a great color for the holidays, right?
Verdict: After a lot of indecision I KEPT it. It helped that I had a significant amount of referral credit.

What is this referral credit I speak of? Well, once you sign up for Stitch Fix you get a personal link to refer people. When your friends use your link to schedule a Stitch Fix you get $25 credit. I had some credit left from last time + new credit and so that made this fix much more affordable. I have no idea who the credit came from so if it was from you--thank you for letting me shop with free money!

Other thoughts:
I do NOT generally spend a lot of money on clothes. I am a bargain shopper. However, I will pay a little more for something that is unique and well made. The fact that I don't have to go to the mall is a huge plus for this girl who does not like to shop! That's probably the biggest reason I love Stitch Fix.

Let me know if you have questions! I'm happy to answer them in the comments.

Okay, one last picture for you--proof that the grey/black striped top and necklace really are cute when worn properly. Both are items I kept from Stitch Fix #2.


*carrie* said...

Fun to see pix from your third round. I may order my 3rd box this winter.

I agree about the high-low hems--yuk! I got one of those shirts in my first box--not a fan.

Kara said...

Do tell, what is this box business? Looks fun.

So many styles are like mullets these days. I do not understand.