If you are a frequent reader of blogs, then you are no doubt an expert on Stitch Fix. It seems that blogger after blogger is jumping on the Stitch Fix fan train. You probably already get your very own Stitch Fix or you're so tired of reading about it that you've actually already stopped reading this post....oh..that's sad.
If you have no idea what Stitch Fix is then I am VERY excited to tell you and share my first experience with it.
- Sign Up and Complete a Style Profile
- It takes about 10 minutes and you'll tell them your sizes, shape, style profile, and what type of clothes you typically like. It's really easy, yet comprehensive.
- Schedule Your First Fix
- Pick a date to receive your first shipment, which will include 5 items. It costs $20 to get a fix (it's called a styling fee). If you keep anything from that shipment, the $20 will be taken off the cost of that item.
- You don't have to sign up for monthly fixes. That's an option, but you can sign up for just one too.
- Try On Your Clothes
- Try on your clothes and see what you like. You also get a color guide to help styling your outfits.
- Keep What You Like, Return What You Don't
- Keep that clothes you like and return the ones you don't. They give you a prepaid label and bag for shipping. It's USPS, so I put it right in my mailbox. You have 3 days to get the clothes you don't want in the mail and then you pay for the ones you keep (minus the $20). If you keep all 5 items you save 25%.
I am someone who does not like to go shopping. I like to shop at Target and an entire professional wardrobe should not be from Target. I thought $20 was worth a gamble and the fun of trying Stitch Fix. Honestly I had read about 10 bloggers reviews on Stitch Fix, but it took a "real life friend" getting one for me to sign up. Thanks Megan!
When people say getting your Stitch Fix is like Christmas, it's true. I was so excited to open up my box and see what was inside. From my style profile I told them that I was looking for casual clothes that I could wear in the hot, Florida summer. I also made sure they knew that I was tall.
In my first fix I received a pair of long white jeans, yellow tulip blouse, green striped Maxi dress, blue fit 'n flare dress, and one necklace.
I was shocked that these jeans actually fit, but I decided not to keep them since I already have white denim capri pants.
The next piece was the yellow top. I liked the "idea" of the tulip print shirt, but it just didn't lay right on the top. I was hoping Stitch Fix would lead me to items that I might not buy in the store. This is one of them, but the fit wasn't worth the price tag.
I was really on the fence about this dress. It was cute, loved the color and back detail, and it could work for TV appearances. But it was wrinkled and would need steaming every wear. I'm a low maintenance girl and when I thought about it, I have several spring dresses already. Back it went.
My favorite item was this maxi dress. The moment I opened the box I knew I would keep it. Maxi dresses are great in the summer and the embellishment on the top elevates the style a little bit. I wore it to Epcot with the family this weekend.
I also received a very ugly necklace in my fix. I am not a jewelry person, so I asked them to send me a piece, so maybe I could expand my style. This was not the way to expand my style. Womp womp.
The Maxi dress I kept was $78, so I paid $58 since the $20 styling fee had already been charged. I signed up for another fix and am excited to see how the stylists do next time. I have heard that by the 3rd fix they really nail down your style.
If you'd like to get your Fix on, feel free to use my affiliate link. Full disclosure: I was not paid or asked by Stitch Fix to write this post, but if you sign up with my link I get $25 credit. And then I will be very happy and thankful to you for fueling my Fix addiction! :)
Have you received a Stitch Fix?
Would you sign up for an online styling service?
What'd you think of the clothes I received?
Love and #styleMe,
Carissa & Kyle