July 2017 Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review

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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!

Your return mailer is tucked right into the box. The styling fee for this subscription is $20, and shipping is free both ways. I put my return items out with the rest of my outgoing mail – couldn’t be easier.

Oh hey, this is actually a maternity review. Shh, don’t tell.

Every box includes a set of styling cards with suggestions on how to wear the particular item. The styling cards have changed a bit – before they showed a dressier and less dressy version, now they’re featuring multiple sets of accessories to pair with the garment, or 2 entirely different looks, but not necessarily dressed up and dressed down.

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!

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 $301.50 – about $60 per item (after the styling fee I already paid for).

Everything in my July fix.  I asked for items for a tropical vacation!

Fossil Emma Leather Tote ($198)

I absolutely love the handbags that come in my fixes, but I actually like their house brand better than this pricier Fossil bag, although the quality was really excellent.

To be honest – I wouldn’t have kept this even at 1/4 of the price, because I’m just not very likely to carry this color bag. It’s a good neutral, but not my shade. This was the only real miss for me in this fix – it’s just not my style. This is fine to me – with so many fixes under my belt I’m not looking for a magic fix – just one item that I can’t live without every shipment. But I know that others would be wild about this bag, I think it’s a good item, just maybe not for a tropical vacay.

41Hawthorn Amali Knit Dress ($64) This was a keeper for me. This was JUST what I wanted for a fun beach vacation, plus I’ll be able to wear it the rest of the summer.

It’s easy to wear and flowy but still shapely. I didn’t detach the button at the nape of the neck, it just slipped right on. Plus the floral pattern gives a nice look!

Papermoon Sheydon Trim Detail Blouse ($44) What a pretty design! It’s great for someone wanting to camouflage a thicker middle, and this is just what I needed.

The color is pretty, and I love the butt coverage on this piece.

Renee C Tucker Split Back Blouse ($48) This I thought was really beach vacation inspired – and goes to show you that if you give your stylist a mission, she’s really looking to deliver. I really need to put in more requests instead of sitting back and hoping for the best.

Unfortunately this shirt was too snug around the chest, but I thought it was a fun design for summer.

Kaileigh Dawn Dress ($48) I actually wanted to like this dress, I thought the pattern was fun, and I  like a good vintagey floral on black, I think it’s a good mix.

Unfortunately I just felt uncomfortable in the dress, it was just a little too short and the sleeves were a little too flappy for my personal tastes – but I am going to see if my stylist can make something similar happen!

I didn’t love everything, but I didn’t think this fix was a dud either, and it gave me some ideas of what to ask for in future fixes. I already have my next box and snuck a peek, I can’t wait to dig in to that too! With some changing apparel needs I think I’m feeling like I’ve been in a clothing rut anyways and am looking forward to having Stitch Fix help me mix it up!

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

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  • Heat7918

    Congratulations Brandy & Tom! (Sneaky way to mention that in your review. 😉)

    • Brandy

      The sneakiest! Thank you!!

  • Dawn S

    Congratulations Brandy!!

    • Brandy

      You’re super fast! Thanks 🙂