April 2015 Stitch Fix Personal Styling Review #StitchFix

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kept! Amusingly, Brandy got this item in a previous box and didn’t like it but it looks great on me!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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  • Brittany

    Thanks for this review. I am about the same size as you and I’ve been debating signing up for Stitch Fix. I think I may hold off.

    • Brandy

      I didn’t see this one (comments go to post authors) and Jen is out of the country! You can check out my most recent Gwynnie Bee review if you’re interested in rental. Jen will be reviewing that after she returns in about a month.

      http://hellosubscription.com/2015/04/gwynnie-bee-plus-size-subscription-box-review-free-trial-april-2015/

      I also wanted to log into her account (she’s my best friend – I’m allowed!) and tweak her fit profile to get her clothes that are more likely to fit. I really really hope they expand their size range soon. They are really getting considerable market power and there’s no reason they can’t use it to get clothes in expanded sizes.

    • Jen

      I think if you’re in the market for tops, the selection in the XL range seems pretty good. Might be harder for dresses or bottoms. At least that has been my experience so far. But in June the sent me three size 16 dresses, so they are definitely expanding their range!

  • Jenny

    OMG I love your bio 😉

    • Brandy

      hahahah i showed it to her and she said that she thinks i should leave it. so i did! that photo is of her in a deli holding up half-sour pickles. (so hip)

      • Jen

        I said you can leave it except for the hipster line! You make it sound like I like bearded guys in skinny jeans. I think it should say that I liked hipster things before the hipsters did. 🙂

    • Brandy

      ok this is the new one. she’s going to throttle me.

      Jen is a proto hipster and she likes all the hipster things before the hipsters even know they’re cool. She is not a dude in skinny pants and definitely not a lumbersexual. She loves her cat, NOLA, and her hot new boyfriend. She’s a New England transplant that refuses to live anywhere but the South and loves farmers markets, cocktails, and travel. And bacon.

      • Jenny

        well doesn’t everyone like bacon? Bacon makes everything better even the hipster bearded guys in skinny jeans LOL

        • Brandy

          you have a point. also this is stressing me out because i call jen jenny (i’m the only person besides her mom that does that). so it’s really confusing now because i’m getting all these jen/jenny notifications. haha.

          • Jenny

            oh no 🙁 I went through a phase right out of college when everyone told me that I should be Jennifer. I used it at work but once people met me they just kept calling me Jenny. Your messages keep going into my spam folder even though I have set you to not do that. That is annoying me. LOL

          • Jen

            My boyfriend started calling me Jen-nay! Like in Forrest Gump. Now it’s getting really confusing! But I love that Brandy’s kids call me Aunt Jenny. I am trying to get my nephew to call me that too.

  • anovelnosh

    I love that blazer! I pinned so i hope to get it next month. My fix arrives on Tuesday and has my first Stitch Fix dress in it

    • Jen

      I wore it the day after it arrived with the black shirt with the yellow butterflies. It made me super happy. I hope you get it and like it!