Stitch Fix July 2016 Review

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Stitch Fix July 2016 box

Stitch Fix is a personal styling subscription box. 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).

Stitch Fix July 2016 unboxing

Everything always comes wrapped so neatly!  It makes it really fun to open!

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Every box includes a set of styling cards with suggestions on how to wear the particular item. There’s usually a dressed up (right) and dressed down (left) version for each piece of clothing. I do wish these cards were accessible in your Stitch Fix profile. If you email them they’ll send them via PDF. Stitch Fix customer service has been super helpful lately!  I also find the styling cards very helpful. I am not a naturally good-at-fashion person and these help a LOT. Even if I don’t keep the pieces I use them as inspiration – like my own personal fashion editor!

I wasn’t 100% on some of my recent fixes so I asked Stitch Fix to rematch me with a stylist. They dug up the one I had all of last year – HOORAY! I love you Kate! She totally gets me.

Stitch Fix July 2016 unboxed

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!

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You will also receive a separate paper with a list of your items. You’ll 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. Return the pieces you don’t want in the prepaid mailer (free shipping!).

Stitch Fix July 2016 review

Everything in my fix for July. Blacks, check! Fun colors and prints, check!

ROMPER? NOPES! That’s right, someone sent me a romper.

Before we get to the July fix, here’s a look at the missing fixes (I usually end up getting 2 per month, I really am an addict!).


It’s not terrible – nothing is 100% terrible, but my requests (as told to me by Stitch Fix) were no white, no dryclean, no not-bra-friendly, etc. The off the shoulder business doesn’t work for me and I loved the pattern on that tank – but it’s not bra-friendly, and I’m just past the point of fancy bras. I’ve also received the black shirt design a million different ways – it’s a Stitch Fix staple.


Stitch Fix has shoes now, and that’s swell – except they ask for the width in your profile, and… hey, it’s not a suggestion. If a lady has wide feet, don’t send her regular shoes.

This box had a bizarre sweatshirt vest ($148!) and some shirts that didn’t work for me, including a white shirt. I don’t wear white and I don’t even own a white bra. (Y’all, I’m just serious about no white – I ruin it immediately!). Also it made me look really round.


Hey, I’m 100% down with that bag, and I kept it. Stitch Fix is my favorite handbag subscription.

I also got this weird sweatshirt ($138!), a really short dress, AND A ROMPER. I’m going to be honest – ladies that are much thinner and younger than me would rock that. But there’s nothing about me or my profile that would suggest that a romper would be a good idea. Bonus points for bra friendliness.

Out of those 3 fixes I kept the purse. If I was in a different phase of Stitch Fixery I may have kept a few more items, but below is fix #33. One more note – Stitch Fix has new pricier brands in stock, and I’m 100% cool with getting them – but not if they’re boring like the sweatshirt and sweatshirt cardigan. those made zero sense to me.

Okay, back to July!

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Skies are Blue Delila Embroidery Neckline Knit Top ($54) Fun colors, good price, and flattering! I love the fun lace scallop pattern and the embroidery contrast on the yoke.

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Skies are Blue Timone Knit Tank ($48) This is simpler and more geometric but a REALLY great top for me. My fabulous stylist knows that I usually wear a cardigan every day and this is perfect for layering. Or when I’m outside going sleeveless. Thumbs up from husband too!

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Le Lis Bayle Crew Neck Blouse ($48) This item didn’t really work for me in practice but I thought it went well with the other pieces – there was kind of a geometric theme going on.

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Brixon Ivy Shermen Button-Up Cardigan ($78) [No, not a typo, that’s the name!] Remember how I said that Kate knows I love cardigans? She even wrote it in the card – I know you like a good cardigan! And I do. I loved this summer cardigan. I immediately put it on top of my Street Fighter shirt and this is an awesome cardigan to pair with my geeky tees. I totally need something Spiderman themed to wear with it next.

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Adrianna Papell Arlyne Ponte Dress ($98) This was a really neat dress – it was all about the geometry, not about pattern. It was a little more conservative, but a great way to display the multiple scarves and statement necklaces I own, and warm enough that I wouldn’t need to wear a jacket with it.

So, I know I’m a little weird and demanding with my Stitch Fixes. I don’t ask for any items in particular, but I do expect my stylist to be able to follow my really basic “please none of..” these requests. I didn’t keep everything from this box but at the very least I’m keeping the purple shirt and the cardigan. Keeping one or two items and being really happy with them is the hallmark of a good fix for me (along with everything complying with my requests – all the items have to at least have a shot!). I don’t keep everything any more because I get fixes on a frequent basis and it has totally replaced all of my clothing shopping.

What did you get in your Stitch Fix this past month?

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