Stitch Fix Review – January 2014 – Subscription Styling Service!

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Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix

Oh good grief, I’ve already packed this Stitch Fix back up because it was a huge dud, and I forgot to get the prices on everything. Hint – everything was terrible & overpriced. (I did end up finding them with some sleuthing) Stitch Fix depends on two things – extensive feedback on your part – and a good stylist. Guess what was missing this month? As my feedback had previously led to two exquisite boxes in the future I will request that I not get this particular stylist. Read on!

The SubscriptionStitch Fix
The Description: Create your style profile and get 5 stylist selected pieces – clothing & accessories – a month. Monthly “fixes” available.
The Price: what you buy (~$75/ea) + $20 styling fee credited to order

January 2014 Stitch Fix

Stylist Note (Say What?)
Stylist Note (Say What?)

I had very specific instructions on my Stitch Fix profile that weren’t followed. Also, my profile is very specific about not getting items for business casual or work settings except when requested. It was obvious to me after looking at the pieces they just did what they wanted to do.

Styling Guides
Styling Guides

Instead of being attached to the clothing the style guides now come printed on a perforated card.

Abrianna Long Sleeve Knit Cardigan
Abrianna Long Sleeve Knit Cardigan

Abrianna Long Sleeve Knit Cardigan ($48) I kept this even though it was wildly overpriced, because I applied my styling fee to it. I personally think Stitch Fix should refund my fee for this mess. At least I’ll wear this.

Rafaella Geo Print Tie-Neck Blouse
Rafaella Geo Print Tie-Neck Blouse

Rafaella Geo Print Tie-Neck Blouse ($78) I liked the way this sat on my shoulders. Otherwise it was a *giant* unshaped diamond-patterned bag. The neck tie was also weird. And also, $$$. And also the sleeves were ridiculously long!

Kia Keyhole Bishop Sleeve Dress
Kia Keyhole Bishop Sleeve Dress

Kia Keyhole Bishop Sleeve Dress ($88) This was a great dress and it was lined too. I didn’t love it and it was a bit snug.

High Waisted Cropped Trouser
High Waisted Cropped Trouser

High Waisted Cropped Trouser ($98) THIS SHOULD BE SENT TO NOBODY.  I’m under 4’11” so cropped trousers just look like a highwater pant on me. These are also shiny and blue. Where in my profile where it says I wear black does it say I want blue pants?  SHINY blue pants? Unflattering. Gross. I wonder how many people they have been sent to.

Note that none of the fabrics besides the cardigan were really “stay at home mom” fabrics. Stitch Fix knows I am a mom and knows I don’t want work clothes.

Bay to Baubles Holly Mini Coin Charms Long Necklace
Bay to Baubles Holly Mini Coin Charms Long Necklace

Bay to Baubles Holly Mini Coin Charms Long Necklace ($38) I didn’t update my profile but I had specifically asked never to get accessories again. I thought this was a waste of space in my fix and didn’t bother to take it out of the package.

I hated this Stitch Fix which made me sad, because I have so happily recommended it to all of you! If you are interested in trying it out, I do recommend scrolling up, snagging the name of that stylist (in the photo) and requesting that you not be assigned to that person. I will absolutely be doing that on my next fix. I didn’t feel that this was personalized for me at all. Most of this box made my skin crawl! After you follow that advice, please read my other Stitch Fix Reviews on the level of feedback you need to give to your stylist. I am sincerely hoping this is a one-off because I was in love with my other 2 fixes!

You can also check out more women’s fashion & clothing subscription boxes in the directory!

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  • Becky
    02.12.14

    My last fix was a mess and I haven’t done it since…that was months ago. I really didn’t even think to request a stylist until recently, so maybe I’ll look back at a fix I loved and request that stylist. It really is fun waiting for your box to appear! But they really have trouble with the non-office working crowd, I always get quite a few business-casual items.

  • bclaire
    01.31.14

    Bummer.. I hope you contacted customer service beyond just sending the items back. I didn’t even realize they sent accessories. That’s just frustrating they completely ignored your preferences!! I have been thinking about getting Stitch Fix one of these days.. appreciate your tips and honest thoughts here.

  • Shannon N.
    01.30.14

    Yes! My last fix was kind of a disaster too! Well, in all fairness, the items did look like something I would wear but the fit was TERRIBLE. They sent me this cute cropped jacket. Unfortunately I have a bit of a mom belly, so that was a no go. I also got pants that were $138 (nope.) and I couldn’t even pull up over my hips…and I don’t have wide hips. Sigh. Oh well, next one should be better…right?

  • Anne
    01.30.14

    I felt the same way about my last fix! I had a different stylist but the fix was all wrong. I’m really curvy below the waist-which is reflected in my profile-and they sent me velvet houndstooth pants that they suggested I pair with an extremely narrow diamond print tunic. Not only did these pieces look terrible together, the tunic top would never fit my body type. I asked that they not send me any more printed pants. Hopefully I don’t get that stylist again.