May 2018 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).

The Stitch Fix box is sealed properly to prevent any damages. You can see the brand of the company on the tape used plus its logo on the side and the sticker containing your delivery information on the opposite side. This looks ready to be opened!

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.

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!

The information card tells you that you can add “extras” to your next box of Stitch Fix. Handy for people who are over the mall (like me!).

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!

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 on your style profile. You will check out and get charged to your Stitch Fix account. Return the pieces you don’t want in the prepaid mailer (free shipping!).

Everything in my May 2018 fix.

41 Hawthorn Doriette Knit Wrap Dress ($78) Wrap dresses never go out of style. It has a V-neck design that allows me to accentuate it further with a necklace. The print is great as it can work for both casual and semi-formal occasions especially since it has long sleeves to go with it. The belt helps you cinch the wrap dress around the waist. It does work with any body type which is one of the reasons why wrap dresses will never go out of trend!

I think there will be more adjustments depending on your body type but the dress will fall nicely. It’s a knee-length wrap dress which you can pair nicely with strappy heels for that added oomph!

French Grey Kelton Brushed Knit Dress ($48) This knit dress looks refreshing with its floral design and purple color. The sleeves are at ¾ of my arms which is great since they don’t hamper my movements. It has a round neck and a bit cinched at the waist to give definition to my body. The fabric is quite soft so I’m sure I can rock this no matter the time of day.

The prints are detailed enough to be seen at a distance plus the color certainly stands out. Pair this with some ankle length boots or sandals and you’ll look great!

Michael Stars Tanya French Terry Cardigan ($138) Made for days when you just want to be casual and comfy, this cardigan easily keeps me warm without bundling myself too much. It comes with a hook and button so you can close it near your shoulder and the hem will look even. It drapes perfectly and can be worn opened or closed.

This cardigan comes with a hoodie which nestles well at the back when not in use. The long sleeves of the cardigan can provide protection from sun and wind. This was really on the too unstructured side for me, but I still thought it was a thoughtful pick from my stylist.

41 Hawthorn Fanda Wrap Font Grommet Detail Top ($58) Anything black catches my fancy and this wrap top totally works.  It is a collared V-neck, sleeveless top that can be worn at the office or for social gatherings. A nice feature is the belt which can be tightened around a silver loop.

Well, this wrap top certainly gives me a lot of looks to try. From the photo, you can see that the top can be worn a bit loose around the waist with the belt tied in a neat ribbon on the side. It also works with either pantsuits or jeans.

If you are not going to tie the belt around the waist, the blouse will look loose for added comfort. I’m happy that I can get two looks with one blouse and the fabric is cool too.

Goldray Korbin Neck Buckle Detail Blouse ($64)  Another top included in the box is this neck buckle detail blouse. As the name suggests, it has a buckle design at the neck which you can wear loose to show off some skin or you can buckle it up especially for those semi-formal meetings or occasions.

The hemline from the back is longer than that of the front and it drapes loosely around you. I like the color of this top as it is somber but oozes elegance. I can already imagine wearing this, the cloth is soft and won’t chafe the skin.

This month’s fix has certainly upped the ante with its collection of tops that I think will work well for both casual and semi-formal occasions. The dresses are a big hit of course, because I like how easy they are worn. I’m satisfied with what my stylist picked for me this month and, as always, I appreciate the convenience of giving my wardrobe a fresh update without having to go out and spend time scouring for clothes!

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

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  • chefkristin

    Long sleeves where do you live it is 100 degrees here!

    • Hello Subscription

      LOL it’s 90 today but most days it’s 75-80 during the summer and I don’t go anywhere without a cardigan.