My first Stitch Fix box! Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. Your stylist will send you 5 pieces based on your profile for you to try on at home and hopefully fall in love with. There are no coupons for Stitch Fix but if you hit the jackpot and keep everything, you save 25% on your whole fix (read below for details).
Note from Brandy: My bestie finally caved and ordered a Stitch Fix box to check it out. She’s an entire foot taller than me and wears a size 16, which is about a size bigger than Stitch Fix goes (you can check out her previous Gwynnie Bee review), but she thought she’d give it a try. With the additions of petites and maternity sizes to the Stitch Fix service, we are hoping that they’ll soon start accommodating larger sizes. We recommend Gwynnie Bee for plus sizes, and she will be reviewing them more frequently when her travel for work lets up! You can see my completely different review for Stitch Fix for April here.
I set up a Pinterest board so Stitch Fix could get a good idea of what I like, which is often completely opposite from Brandy. I pinned a lot of items that were Mad Men inspired.
Here’s how Stitch Fix works: fill out your style profile! This includes style, budget, what you’re looking for, and you can get as detailed as you want with the notes to your stylist. It really really does help to provide notes to what you’re seeking, and a Pinterest board if you have one! You will be charged a $20 styling fee and shipped five items to try on at home. If you keep anything your styling fee will be applied to your order, but if you don’t, you will pay the $20 fee. This is so worth it. If you keep everything you get a 25% discount, so it pays off to be specific. You will check out and get charged through your Stitch Fix account. Every box includes a set of styling cards with suggestions on how to wear the particular item. There’s usually a dressed up and dressed down version for each piece of clothing.
Kensie Rebekah Contrast Detail Blazer ($88) I didn’t expect to like a blazer, but this is really cute with a graphic tshirt and jeans, and I think it will work well with my work skirts too.
Kept! Amusingly, Brandy got this item in a previous box and didn’t like it but it looks great on me!
Romolo Winona Crystal Medallion Necklace ($32) This was actually a really good pick for me in terms of style, I just don’t need anything like this right now. I make jewelry on the side so it takes a lot to convince me to buy more.
Donna Morgan Masona Shift Dress ($118) Again, I am a 16, so this was too snug, but I could get into it. Too much pattern. I don’t care for midtone blue. I could see how the cut would be flattering. Meh about the sleeve length.
Donna Morgan Harmony Sheath Dress ($138) The overall shape was fine, but a size too small. I noted in my profile I am really a 16 for this kind of thing. I do not like the styling of where the black contrast is. Pattern a bit blinding.
Muse Arley Sheath Dress ($148) I wish this dress had been bigger because I love it. Adorable pattern, cut would work if it were about two sizes bigger.
If I’d kept all the items in my fix I would have received a 25% discount – $126 off. If I were a size smaller this would be a fantastic service for me. I might get another box and go for tops only, which I may have more success with. I enjoyed having new items picked out for me, and I thought they did a pretty great job for my first box. I am really happy with my new blazer so it was worth checking it out.
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