October 2017 Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review {Maternity/Plus}

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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.

This is a review of a maternity fix, and it includes a few plus size items.

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 $319 – about $64 per item (after the styling fee I already paid for).

Everything in my October fix.  

Fossil Cleo Leather Hobo ($198) This burgundy purse is pretty and perfect for the season.

I’m not a superfan of spending $200 on a purse (who does by the time they’re on child 4?), so this item wasn’t really a wow for me personally, and I’ve updated my profile.

It’s very pretty, but where I really want to spend my money on is clothes that fit. Or a great diaper bag (fortunately I have one – I love my Honest Company purses!).

August Mist Olenna Ribbed Collar Cardigan ($44) I need more cardigans, always, but I can’t get behind this soft pink color mixed with heather grey.

It’s just not my style – returned!

Leota Landry Maternity Ruffle Detail Maternity Dress ($88) A cute and fun dress and were it not nearly November, I’d probably keep it. That being said, I probably wouldn’t really wear it until the spring – when I definitely don’t want to be looking pregnant anymore!

The tie was useful!

Market & Spruce Alma Long Sleeve Maternity Knit Top ($44) I love the idea of this top, and I kept it but… It goes down to my knees! I got this fix a month ago and it’s been sitting around. I actually wasn’t going to keep a single item but I kept this one, because I’m in desperate need of shirts that are long enough for the bump!

Unfortunately it’s so big that it just bags around the wrists (the ruching should prevent that, but this shirt is just too large). I think the only thing I can wear it with are black pants, which are fine, because that’s what I’m living in, besides leggings!

RD Style Jana Poncho Pullover ($78) I love ponchos and BEGGED all last year for any and never got one, so I was excited to see this. Unfortunately it’s a hot mess – it doesn’t look good, has weird openings on the side, etc.

I am just about desperate for tops to cover my bump (yesterday I walked around yanking down a size large tee all day – my Pusheen hot cocoa shirt) and Stitch Fix totally didn’t deliver! I think the stylist picks were odd, and for some reason they keep sending me really giant clothes, as if I’m the size of a house. The one shirt I kept really wasn’t ideal but I’m kind of liking for an around the house shirt without pants (really I could wear it in public as a dress), so I guess I can be happy with that, especially as the weather has changed and my t-shirts are no longer cutting it for that activity.

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

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  • Jenny

    Oh no. I was excited to see what they would send and while they all look great in the pictures I can get that they don’t fit which is so sad. I hated shopping while pregnant which based on the amount of maternity clothes I cleared out you would never know but I would buy it and wear it once or twice and then decide I didn’t like it so it would just sit there. So bad.