Here’s where I share the ridiculation that is me posing in front of a mirror with clothes I got from Stitch Fix, the personal styling service that shops for you and sends 5 items of clothing or accessories to your door, either monthly or on the date you choose.
If you keep nothing, you send it all back in their prepaid envelope (my mailman receives it as outgoing mail from my home mailbox) and they charge you a $20 styling fee. But if you keep at least one item, that fee goes toward the cost of your item.
I’ve decided to start to combine all my boxes on this page just to keep it all in one place. The photos at the top are my most recent box.
(Warning: I do not style these photos very well – meaning I take them with my phone in terrible lighting in my bathroom. I will try to get better at this. Amen.)
Loveappella Delena Flutter Sleeve Knit Top: I had high hopes for this when I pulled it out of the box – the stripes felt right, the length, the shape. But then I put it on and I don’t know you guys. This one just feels like I have wings. On the right person, it could work. Not for me. Status: Sent back.
Collective Concepts Brigden Crochet Detail Top: I really love the idea of this top. It was a throw back to my senior year of high school where I wore peasant tops and listened to Toad the Wet Sprocket. I really, truly wanted to like it. But the sleeves bugged me, it wasn’t quite long enough, and I overall didn’t love it. After reading Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve trained myself to reject any clothing that doesn’t spark joy. And this one definitely didn’t. Status: Sent back.
Level 99 Blossom Flare Jean: We’ve already discussed this top, but now I want to draw your attention to my pants (I will never use that sentence again). I asked for some flare jeans in this fix and they delivered. However, these were just not right. They were more bellbottom than flare and I’m still trying to figure out the difference. I might request them again in a different brand. Status: Sent back to 1977.
Wakeman Crochet Open Cardigan: When I saw this cardigan in the box, I hoped I would love it and I do. So much. I have worn it every other day this fall. (Incidentally, these jeans are what renewed my love of the flare. I bought them at TJ Maxx and have worn them to falling apart. But they fit very differently than the flares above.) Status: Kept.
I have been doing Stitch Fix for a couple of years now. It started as a birthday gift to myself – I’ll just do one box – I thought. And that one box has turned into . . . more than one box. In my experience, the stylists have been great to work with – they really listen to my requests and even regularly check my pinterest board for what I like to wear. And when I have to go a size up, they are always gracious and never point and laugh.
Because of the credit I have accumulated (when you get sign up from a link on this page and get your first box, I get credit at no cost to you), I have been able to keep getting boxes. Real talk, I wouldn’t be able to support this habit otherwise. However, I do think it’s worth trying out even without credits, if nothing else but to break out of a style rut. Stitch Fix has helped me learn what I like and don’t like. Plus, it’s fun! Here are some more of my past boxes:
1. Mystree Pashma Lurex Detailed Boucle Moto Jacket: Have you ever met a jacket with a longer name? It’s like royalty, this one. I love the idea of this jacket – the zipper at an angle, the longer-than-normal-sleeves, the kind of sparkly, off-white color that feels just right in the winter. I kept it, but then realized the zipper is complicated and pulls at the threads to make for trouble. Status: Kept with regret.
2. Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser: If I didn’t have credit to burn at Stitch Fix, I don’t think I would have kept these. HOWEVER. They are the most comfortable pants I own and, while these photos are not fantastic, they fit really well and are also made well. Status: Kept.
3. RD Gallagher Ombre Knit Sweater: It just doesn’t photograph well, y’all. And it doesn’t help that I’m standing like a first-grader for her yearbook picture. My hands! They feels so weird! Truly, though, this one is simple and basic. I got this box several months ago and I have noticed I don’t wear this sweater much, but when I do it serves me well. Status: kept.
4. La Made Mumford Striped Button-Up Cardigan: (There’s those pants again. They are so hard to miss.) (Also I’m standing on the tub again – I really need to get organized with documenting these boxes). I wear this cardigan all the time. Actually, though they call it a cardigan, it’s t-shirt-ish material which makes it great for all the seasons. It’s expensive for what it is ($88). I know. But again. The credits. Status: kept.
5. Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry – Dana Druzy Teardrop Necklace: If you can get past my big un-makeuped face, you will see my favorite necklace of all time hanging there around my neck. It is delicate and lovely and I wear it all the time. It’s lovely on it’s own or layered with other necklaces. Status: kept and loved as a favorite.
I’m working on a best-of-stitch fix update as well as an items-I-wish-I-wouldn’t-have-kept update as well. So stay tuned! In the meantime, check out Stitch Fix, fill out your personal styling profile and see what you get.
Here’s some more reviews:
1. Charlotte Tarantola Jace Stripe Lace Back Cotton Sweater ($28): It’s a little shorter than I would normally prefer and I have to wear something underneath it (hello lace back). But I really love this sweater. It goes with anything and is a happy color. Status: Kept.
2. 41 Hawthorn Enamel Ovals & Chain Necklace ($32): I like it, I do. I like that it’s gold, I like the blue. But I didn’t like it 32 dollars worth. The design is a bit chunky for my face. Status: Sent Back.
3. Daniel Rainn Braxtin Triangle Print Stud Button Blouse ($68): This fix was very blue. I liked the buttons on this blouse, “stud buttons” if you will. But I’m not a big fan of the rest of it. The see-through button up sleeveless get-up isn’t my best look. Status: Sent Back.
4. Stellah Lace Stripe Short-Sleeve Top ($58): Speaking of stud buttons, there’s John! (He’s still hoping Stitch Fix will come out with a Stud Fix soon. I digress). I do love this simple blouse. It has a bit of a sleeve, for one. And for two, it’s black and white, two of my favorite colors. I wear this on its own when it’s warm and under cardigans when it’s not so warm. Status: Kept.
5. Willow and Clay Seurat Dot Crew-Neck Sweater ($88): I know. $88. If I didn’t have credit with Stitch Fix, I wouldn’t have paid the $88 for it. But I do have credit and it’s gray and black (again, my color scheme) and it has dots. My sister got the sister of this sweater in one of her fixes: white with black dots. Super cute. This sweater goes with every single pair of paints in my drawers and so I love it, Amen. Status: Kept.
Three out of five keeps equals a pretty good box if you ask me. Visit Stitch Fix to fill out your own style profile. You aren’t required to buy anything that comes to your door, but you will have to pay the $20 styling fee even if you don’t buy anything. If you buy one piece, that fee goes toward the price of your item. I always say it’s a great gift to give yourself for your birthday.
And if you refer your friends and they end up getting a fix of their own, you’ll earn credit to use toward your next fix. That’s the only way I can keep doing it. So thanks! Keep on scrolling if you’d like to see more examples of my Stitch Fix boxes.
1. Eight Sixty Olenka 3/4 Sleeve Blouse: It isn’t changing my life, but I have so much black and gray (and green) that this blue was a nice color to add to the closet. Status: Kept.
2. Miss Me Imara Rhinestone Detail Bootcut Jean: I requested boot cut jeans in my fix several times and they didn’t have any in stock. But when I pulled these out, I had great hope. Not gonna lie, the rhinestones threw me off. And I tend to avoid jeans with fold over pockets like this for . . . obvious reasons. But I absolutely love these jeans, pockets and rhinestones and all. I wear them all the time. Status: Kept.
3. 41 Hawthorn Tortoise Links Long Chain Necklace: I wasn’t sure how I felt about this necklace. So I took a photo of it and sent it to my sister.
She wrote back “KEEP IT” in all caps. I immediately loved it after that. Status: Kept. (She does Stitch Fix too and ended up getting this same necklace in her next box. Which seemed a little suspect if you ask me. But I choose not to question it.)
4. Daniel Rainn Kieraly Heart Print Short Sleeve Blouse: I liked this blouse as soon as I pulled it out of the box. It’s different from anything else I have and I can wear it in warm or cool weather. See the proof of that in this ridiculous photo series:
5. Under Skies Geena Tab-Sleeve Belted Tunic: I’m just going to go ahead and make the general statement that if a piece of clothing has the word ‘tunic’ in it, it is probably a bad idea for me. I’m willing to be proven wrong on this, but for now I stand by it. It was too big is what I’m saying. HOWEVER, since I was keeping everything else in the box, it was cheaper for me to keep this, too, because if you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire order. Status: Kept and given to my mother.
Overall, this was a great box.
If you try it out and refer your friends, you get $25 credit every time one of your referrers gets a fix. That’s the only way I can keep doing it. They will ask you to fill out your own style profile with sizes and preferences and all of that. You may be put on a waiting list but it shouldn’t be long. And remember, you pay nothing until you schedule your first fix. Let me know how you like it!
Scroll down to see my previous boxes or visit Stitch Fix to fill out your own personal profile and schedule your first fix.
stitch fix box 6
1. 41 Hawthorn Faceted Butterfly Gems Necklace: As has been previously established, I’m a little hesitant when it comes to choosing my own accessories, so it’s fun for me to get necklaces from Stitch Fix. I liked the shape of this one – it’s fun and a nice color. Status: Kept.2. Kensie Jeans Lola Colored Skinny Jean: Loved these as soon as I put them on. Super comfortable and nice fun color. Just to be curious, I googled these jeans to see who else sells them. Turns out lots of places do – prices range from $45 – $90. These were $68 just to give you an idea. Status: Kept.
3. Daniel Rainn Bilson Pleat Detail Square Print Blouse: The dog. He is such an attention hog. This is the best photo I could get, trust me. This blouse feels like a staple kind of a blouse – fun and interesting but also basic. You can’t tell from here, but has a bit of a legit tail on the back. Not my favorite, but I can live with it. Status: Kept.4. Sweet Rain Kaden Bow Print Sleeveless Top: This shirt just didn’t speak to me. Bows – meh. Sleeveless – meh meh. Navy – womp. Bottom line it wasn’t changing my life. Status: Sent Back.5. Aryeh Gregor Dot Print A-Line Dress: I really need some time to talk about this dress. First, the material. I mean you could dress a bay window with the amount of “fabric” on this dress. And yes, the quotes are necessary because cheap-o feeling fabric. It was thin and wrinkly – kind of like a Barbie dress. Not to mention the fact that it was just too big for me. Wrong on so many levels. Status: Sent Back.
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And here is each individual piece:
1. Sugarlips Zandra Chevron Print Dress – So it’s too short. It is. But I reasoned my way into this one because I just had to. I figured I could do boots with tights in the fall and that will make up for the shortness. Right? Status: kept.
2. Fornash Horse Bit Bangle – I mean. You know how I feel about bracelets. I love the idea of them, but they always end up in my purse, on my desk beside my laptop, or in my car cup holder. This one is cute, but no. Status: Sent Back.
3. Chris & Carol Josse Foldover Waist Maxi Skirt – I requested a Maxi skirt and they sent me one, so that was fun. I love the color – more pink than red. It’s kind of see through, not gonna lie. But there are ways around that. The length is fun and the material super soft. Status: Kept.
4. Mystree Jannet Striped Jersey Skirt – This skirt is so easy and comfortable. I love skirts and wear them all the time. This one is not see-through (a plus!) and I feel comfortable in it. Status: Kept.
5. Just Black Carter Skinny Ankle-Length Jeans – I asked for jeans but you guys. There is a reason why there is no photo of me in these jeans. It’s because I didn’t have time to lose 25 pounds in order to fit in them. Status: Sent Back. Sent Back FAST.
People keep asking me if it’s worth it. It’s hard to answer that question for someone else. Here is where I give the pros and cons about it. The clothes are more expensive than what I would typically pay. But I did the first box as a gift to myself for my birthday and every box since then I’ve been able to use my referrer credit to buy the clothes.
If you have a blog, this makes it worth it because your readers can sign up and you get credit. But even if you don’t have a blog, you can share on Facebook or Twitter and get credit that way. I think it’s worth it to try it once. After that, you’ll have to decide for yourself.
If you do Stitch Fix, they will ask you to fill out your own style profile with sizes and preferences and all of that. You may be put on a waiting list but it shouldn’t be long. And remember, you pay nothing until you schedule your first fix. Let me know how you like it!
Scroll down to see my previous boxes or visit Stitch Fixto fill out your own personal profile and schedule your first fix.
1. Ellison Brooke Dot Print Sleeveless Tie Top – I would not, I repeat, would not in one million years have picked this top out at a store. The tie, the material, the pattern would have turned me off. But once I tried it on? I really liked it. Shocked, I tell you. Even though it is a bold pattern, it is also strangely neutral. Status: Keep.
2. Pink Martini Mia Bird Print Front Pocket Tank – Green again and you know how I feel about greens. This is a simple top and perfect for summer. It’s a little brighter than these photos show and I like it that way. It is simple but still pattern-y. Status: Keep.
3. Ark n Co Sterling Belted Striped Minidress – I love this dress. It doesn’t photograph well, but it fits to perfection. It is a heavy-ish material that makes it feel sturdy and well-made. It also two of my favorite colors: black and white. The necklace I’m wearing here is also from this box (see below). Status: Keep.
4. Baublebar Four Tiered Beaded Necklace – I am not the best at picking out accessories, so just knowing someone else picked it out gives me confidence. Since I have a lot of black and gray in my closet, I thought this would be a fun way to add color. Status: Keep.
5. Laila Jayde Ari Shortsleeve Mix Striped Dress – This dress fit me well, but I wasn’t wild about. The top of it looks like someone took sissors and just randomly cut it off so that was weird to me. But if you buy all five items in your box, Stitch Fix gives you 25% off your entire order. Since I knew I wanted to keep the other 4 items, this dress ended up only costing me a few dollars. For that, I can throw a chambray over it and call it a day. Status: Keep.
This was my favorite box by a mile.
Visit Stitch Fixto fill out your own personal profile and schedule your first fix.
stitch fix box 2
Ready to see what I got in my second fix? To quickly refresh your memory, Stitch Fix is the personal styling service that shops for you and sends 5 items of clothing or accessories to your door, either monthly or on the date you choose. If you keep nothing, you send it all back in their prepaid envelope (my mailman received it as outgoing mail from my home mailbox) and they charge you a $20 styling fee. But if you keep at least one item, that fee goes toward the cost of your item.
After keeping two items from my first fix, I signed up for fix number 2. I didn’t have a chance to take photos of the items I sent back, but here are the two items I decided to keep. Surprise, surprise, they are both in the green family. It’s how I roll.
First, I kept this flowy, girly tiny-dotted top; (official name: Chiffon Dotted Blouse by Chris and Carol):
I may have tried on the flowy blouse at the top, but I don’t think I would have tried the mint-ish sweater on my own. First, it’s summer. Sweater? No thanks. But it’s lightweight and coolish so it works. In the end, I liked it enough to keep.
Visit Stitch Fix to fill out your own style profile. If you sign up through one of the links on this post, I will receive a sweet $25 credit to Stitch Fix when your fix ships (and when you sign up, you can get your own referral code, share it with your friends, and get credit, too!) But the truth is, I would tell you about this anyway because it is one of the most fun things I’ve done lately.
Try it out, then come back and tell me how you liked it! If you get put on a waiting list, no worries. I was put on one too but it was only for a day or so.