August 2017 Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review {Maternity}

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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 $215 – about $43 per item (after the styling fee I already paid for).

Everything in my August fix.  Oh hey, it’s a maternity fix!

Renee C Gianna Maternity Eyelet Knit Aline Dress ($74) Well this looks like an absolute bag on the hanger but it looks great on! It’s perfect for dangly earrings or a long necklace.

Loveappella Melonie Knit Dress ($68) Ok, when we took this photo we didn’t understand the sleeve situation. And the situation is that the sleeves are slit from top to bottom. I put this sucker on and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong, and then I realized that the sleeves had a situation. Bummer, because I thought the print was cute!

Misimu Maternity Donis Maternity Mixed Material Knit Top ($38) Adorable, plus it’s long enough that it will still be wearable near the end of pregnancy. I’m not a huge fan of see-through (i.e., I tell them NO see through) but I found this acceptable, because it’s black.

Renee C Lior Maternity Cross Front Aline Dress ($58) This print is just way too much for me! Also when it’s on, the V just goes unacceptably low (my bra shows).

And the electric orange and blue? This is a pass for me, but I think Gators fans might like it?

Hailey 23 Hiatt Kimono ($48) I couldn’t be a bigger “no” on this item.

I actually love kimonos and when I wear them I get the biggest and best compliments. But brown flowers smushed all around my growing bulge? Negatory!

This was a love/hate fix for me. I loved 2 items (and kept them) and was actually repulsed by the rest of them. I think the stylist was lucky to pick some solid black pieces with interesting texture – I nearly always go for those. The rest, however, were just misses for me. I can’t wait to see what they send in September. And I’m thrilled that they have maternity this go round! So far it’s made it super easy to add a little oomph to my wardrobe (lucky me, I don’t need all 5 pieces to be a win!).

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

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  • Virginia

    I liked the items you kept and I agree with you about the busier pieces. As far as the low neckline and split sleeve, we could be a better judge if you took pics while you were wearing them. Hint, hint, lol.