Review: Stitch Fix

Surprise! Here’s a bonus blog post this week for my lovely readers! I wanted to take a second to introduce you all to a company called Stitch Fix. I’ve had an account with them for a while now, but after my fellow blogger Tara at Penniless Socialite blogged about her first Fix, I was inspired to finally order one for myself!

Here’s how it works: Stitch Fix picks out five pieces to send to you to try on, and you can schedule your fix to arrive on any date you’d like. They charge a $20 styling credit, which will go towards whatever items you decide to keep. When you get the items, you try everything on and send back what you don’t want. Your fix comes with a pre-paid return envelope, so returning is super simple – you just drop the bag off in your local USPS mailbox.

So, how does Stitch Fix know what you like? The first thing you do when you sign up is create a style profile, so they can get a better sense of what you like to wear. You can also send them a link to your blog, a Pinterest board, etc. Additionally, they ask you to specify your preferred price range (I set mine to under $100 per item), so they won’t send you something that doesn’t fit in your budget. You can also tell them what you don’t want, so if you don’t want anything plaid, you won’t get it!

So here’s what I got in my first Fix:

stitch fix 5This red and gold necklace which I thought was really pretty, but not worth the $38 price tag for something I didn’t absolutely love.

stitch fix 4This Peter Pan collar eyelet top, which fit me perfectly and would work great for either work or play. The cost was $58, which is a tad pricey in my opinion, but the quality was so great that I decided to keep it anyway :)

stitch fix 3This teal metal-clasp top was really pretty on, but the keyhole in the top showed off more cleavage than I was comfortable with.

stitch fix 2I really loved this shirt when I pulled it out of the box, but unfortunately it just didn’t fit me right. It fit too tight in the chest and the top two buttons were gaping. Such a bummer. Why do my boobs cause so many problems?

stitch fix 1I am not sure how Stitch Fix knew that I had been searching for a striped dress…but they sent me the most perfect one at an excellent price of $48! It fit me great and it’s a true knee length, which is exactly how I like my dresses to fit. I kind of can’t believe how perfect this dress is, so of course I kept it!

stitch fix 6I thought this was a really cute detail – each item comes with a tag that gives suggestions on how to style the piece!

So I ended up keeping just the striped dress and the eyelet top, which brought my total to $106. You also get a $10 credit when you schedule your first Fix, so that brought the total down to $96. That is about half of my monthly budget for only two pieces, but I loved them both so much and I plan on wearing them enough that I will get my money’s worth.

Let me know if anyone plans on trying them out! I think they totally nailed my style, don’t you?

XOXO Miranda

PS – This is not a sponsored post! I just loved my first experience with Stitch Fix so much that I wanted to spread the word about their company with my readers. However, if you sign up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, I will get a $25 credit.

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15 thoughts on “Review: Stitch Fix

  1. I’ve done Stitch Fix a few times in the past but had to stop for budget reasons. But it’s so fun to get clothes in the mail and I love that they send you things you wouldn’t normally pick out for yourself.

    • Thanks Erin! Yes, they definitely sent me stuff I wouldn’t normally pick out, which I thought was really fun. I could see how it could easily get really expensive, so I will probably only order one every couple months or so.

  2. Thanks for the review. I’d never even heard of them. PS. Iโ€™m doing the Liebster blog award thing and Iโ€™ve included your blog on my list of nominees. If youโ€™re interested in participating, check out my blog for instructions.
    xoxo

  3. I’ve never heard of Stitch Fix before but it sounds awesome! The price is right too – it’s almost like hiring a stylist to dress you! I love your two picks, I can’t wait to see you wear them! I have a huge crush on the necklace, but I understand why you didn’t buy it.
    Have a great evening!

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  9. I’ve gotten two Stitch Fix boxes. The first was dead wrong on both style and fit. The clothes were ugly. I had asked for professional wear. I got 4 shirts and a pair of black pants. Three of the four shirts had horizontal stripes. Repeating patterns seems like a bad idea in the first place, in the second I am very busty. Horizontal stripes are not my friend. Beyond that, the tops had no tailoring and looked terrible on me. My second box got the fit much better, but the clothes were uninteresting. They looked like stuff I could have gotten at Macys.

    Looking across the web, I see very little variation in the clothes given to different people. Their business model is to send out clothes they have on hand, not go on a shopping expedition just for one person. I haven’t seen any pictures of people receiving items that would fit the styles they say they cater to (ie. Edgy, Romantic, etc.) Every picture I’ve seen is of something that’s either preppy or classic.

    In summary, this is a service for people who either hate to/can’t shop or find their personal style meshes well with the clothes other people have reported. Someone who loves clothes isn’t likely to find Stitch Fix able to match personal style or find unique pieces. For example, they have a tendency to send out staples even though these are easy to find. I wanted the service to send me things I couldnโ€™t get; not things that I can easily buy.

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