Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – February 2017

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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).

Don’t forget – Stitch Fix now has boxes for men, and size exchanges! Guys can now sign up for Stitch Fix, and handy size exchanges are available right from the app or website. Checkout will indicate what other sizes are available, and this is fabulous!

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

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.

I 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!

Stitch Fix is partnering with Give Back Box to provide a free-shipping donation solution!

Get a prepaid label from GiveBackBox.com, print it out, reuse your box, and send in clothing or household items you don’t want. This is great, especially as you return the Fix items you don’t want in a prepaid mailer instead of a box.

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 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.

The styling fee is so worth it – I never go clothes shopping anymore. I just wait for my fix! If you keep everything you get a 25% discount, so it pays off to be specific in your style profile . 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!).

If I kept everything in the box, this fix would be $356.5 – about $71.3 per item (after the styling fee I already paid for). This was a pricey box!

Everything in my February fix.

Loveapella Whitnee Knit Dress ($64) LOVE this classic item, and it’s a brand that I really like too – it fits really well and holds up.

The softly scooping boatneck is flattering, and the button detail is cute!

Soft Joie Faline Button Down Top ($168) This was a not worth it to me item, and it’s funny they sent me this because it’s similar to another item I rejected last month. The fabric was fabulous, but I’m not in the market for a slouchy $168 button down. Maybe I need to adjust my prices. It’s not that I wouldn’t pay it for something I loved, it’s just that none of their higher priced items really seem to speak to me.

Colourworks Dannie Open Stitch Cardigan ($64) This is actually a spring/summer cardigan perfect for a chilly office during good weather, so I kept it. I wanted it to be huge and fluffy, and it’s not, but it’s totally a year-rounder.

The Korner Layshen Moto Jacket ($158)  Wow.

Where do I start with this? The fact that my profile says NO colorblock? The fact that the fabric looks like the insulation from Plated? I’m sure someone will see this jacket and like it, but I haven’t found anyone yet that has seen it and didn’t think it was hideous. Nothing about this one won any points from me.

OTOH, maybe it would have looked good with my new LuLaRoe beaver leggings? (If you don’t already know about my beaver collection, you probably haven’t been around long enough, stay a while!)

Seven Hills Laurel Chain Strap Crossbody ($48)

This cute cross-body reminded me a lot of that Sorial clutch in POPSUGAR a few years ago.

I liked the roominess for a clutch, but I’m still in mommy giant tote mode, and that’s not changing any time soon!

It’s still bitterly cold here and I’m not even thinking of a spring wardrobe, so I certainly hope my next fix has an “I’m so fluffy I’m going to die” item, because I’m cold! I actually thought that overall my stylist cooked up a nice set for me, except the jacket.  I’m thinking I should note that I prefer unstructured outerwear for my next fix.

What did you get in your Stitch Fix this past month?? And what notes have you left for your stylist that have been successful?!

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  • daydreamz3311

    That jacket is hideous! I typically like the Joie brand. I like to think that the top isn’t sitting well on your dummy. I got a bland box this month too. Especially bland because I asked for work trousers and got a bunch of tops!

    • Brandy

      ha no unfortunately those pockets were nipple pockets.

  • Jenny

    I kindof like the jacket in the open view but when you zipped it I was an instant NO and what good would a jacket be that you had to leave open. I just got a sherpa type lined cardigan sweatshirt thing from the Gap on clearance with my mom the other day and it is so not-structured and warm and fuzzy and I LOVE it. That was a great description LOL

  • Ks

    “Insulation from Plated”

    :,D

    Gold.

    But I honestly don’t get SF. Some fixes look like they were put together with no one but me in mind and others look like someone grabbed random items without looking at my profile.