A few of my friends have used Stitch Fix to purchase new clothes, and I thought it would make for a fun birthday present to myself to give it a try. I loved my personal shopping experience with Michelle from Arc’s Value Village (read about it here), so I was excited to try a different kind of personal shopping. On the Stitch Fix website, you select a delivery date then fill out a survey to help give your stylist an idea of what to select for you.
Then a box shows up on your doorstep and it feels like Christmas! Or… your birthday. Try everything on, send back what you don’t want to keep, and leave feedback on the website. There’s a $20 styling fee that goes towards anything you purchase. Now onto the fun stuff: what came in my box!
Street Level Juno Small Folded Clutch – $38
I love the size and style of this purse. There are two zippered pockets along with a pouch inside, and you can unclip the gold chain to make it a clutch. While I love gold jewelry, I’m not crazy about the gold chain on this and I’m not in love with the fuschia color.
Donna Morgan Kian Faux Wrap Dress – $98
I adore this dress. The cut is fabulous, the pattern is adorable and the length is just right. Length is a big challenge for me since I’m 4’10” but the big thing that prompted me to try Stitch Fix is that they offer petite sizes. After I got divorced at the end of 2012, I pretty much stopped shopping for clothes, and only in the last year have I started up again but mainly at thrift stores. Because of this, $98 seems like an excessive amount to spend on one dress. INTERNAL CONFLICT!!
Decision: return (with sadness)
RD Style Dalston V-Neck Knit Top – $44
Judging from a few other Stitch Fix blog posts (there’s a Facebook page of Stitch Fix Reviews), navy and white striped tops are in. This v-neck is cute, but it was too small and too long.
Collective Concepts Dustin Top – $54
The pattern and color of this top jumped out at me as soon as I opened my box. It’s kind of billowy and a little too dressy for jeans. I don’t really have a pair of pants that would work with it. There’s a beautiful gold zipper in the back that runs the length of my shoulder blades – what a fun detail! In the end, it wasn’t quite right for me.
Pixley Selena Pleated Skirt – $64
I’m disappointed that I didn’t keep anything from my box, but this was a wonderful first try. Fear not, as I’ve already scheduled my next box for August 28th and I’m optimistic. Here are a couple recent posts from my friends who have had success with their Fixes:
Beth from The Beth Next Door
Samara from Simplicity in the Suburbs
If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix for yourself *click here* to use my referral code.
Thanks to Chris for taking some of the pictures!
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