One Girl, Two Cities

My First Stitch Fix

stitch fixA 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

stitch fix purseI 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.

Decision: return

Donna Morgan Kian Faux Wrap Dress – $98

stitch fix dressI 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

stitch fix top 1Judging 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.

Decision: return

Collective Concepts Dustin Top – $54

stitch fix top 2The 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.

Decision: return

Pixley  Selena Pleated Skirt – $64

stitch fix skirtHow cute is this skirt?? It’s a small petite and unfortunately was too small for me. The color is simply fantastic, though, and the style is great.

Decision: return

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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8 thoughts on “My First Stitch Fix

  1. Beth

    It was fun to see what you got and your thoughts on each thing! As a fellow thrift shopper I totally agree that sometimes the Stitch Fix prices are a bit on the high side! I consider it a splurge for each season pretty much! I hope the next box you find something you love, especially knowing they have petite sized clothing, i know that can be hard to shop for!

    1. Laura VanZandt Post author

      Thank you again for all of your help! The petite thing is a huge bonus, for sure. Fingers crossed that the next one has some keepers!! And these are pieces I may not normally pick out on my own, so it’s fun to see what other people come up with.

  2. Cadry

    Ha! I just tried Stitch Fix too as a birthday present to myself, and I also returned EVERYTHING in the box! There was one dress that I was wavering on, but for the price, I just didn’t like it enough. I knew that if I would have tried it on in a store for that price, I wouldn’t have purchased it. I still want to try again sometime, though. The anticipation and fun of opening the box was a treat, even if the clothes weren’t for me.

    Too bad the skirt didn’t fit! That is a great shade of blue. I’ll look forward to seeing how your next Fix goes!

    1. Laura VanZandt Post author

      Happy birthday to you! Funny that we both got dresses that we loved but sent back. I’m glad you’re open to trying again, too. Can’t wait to see what you get!! 🙂

  3. Rachel Ewell

    Fun post! I’ve been wanting to try StitchFix for awhile – this might get me to try it 🙂

    Sidenote – I think that billowy Chevron shirt could have been worn with dark jeans and nice flats.

    Look forward to seeing if you have luck with your next box!

    1. Laura VanZandt Post author

      The blue on the top didn’t quite go well enough with any of my jeans. Le sigh. You should definitely try it! It’s so fun to see what other people pick out for you. 😀

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