It’s Stitch Fix time! I received my 7th Fix and I loved it. Even when I don’t keep every piece I get, I still love getting a Fix. It’s always fun seeing the Stitch Fix box sitting on my front porch and I get super excited to open it up and see what’s inside! I know every month there are new readers who haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, so I don’t want to assume everyone knows just what this service is. Here’s a run down of what it is and what I see as the pros and cons. If you are old hat to Stitch Fix, feel free to scroll down to the pictures and see what I got this month!
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service for women. You fill out a detailed style profile that helps the Stitch Fix team know your style and body type. They even go as far as to check out your Pinterest Style board if you have one and decide to share it with them. They really make an effort to get to know what you like. Then, a personal stylist chooses five items she thinks you’ll love and sends it right to your door. You choose what you keep and send back the rest. Stitch Fix makes that part super easy as they send a pre-paid addressed bag that you simply need to put any unwanted items in and throw it in the mailbox. Easy! You also choose how often you want to get a box of clothes, which they call a “Fix.”
How Much Does Stitch Fix Cost?
There is a styling fee to receive a Fix of $20, but that goes towards any pieces you purchase. So you are only charged the $20 if you send back all five pieces. The cost of the clothing varies, but they say the average cost is $65. I’d say the tops are generally less than that and things like dresses and jeans are more. When you fill out your style profile, you can be very specific about how much you usually spend on clothes and they try to stay around your price point. Also, if you decide to keep all five items they send you, you get 25% off of everything.
Pros and Cons
-Convenience! I love to shop, but rarely do I have time. It’s more like this: when I’m at Target I see a cute t-shirt so I buy it without trying it on because two kids in the dressing room is not fun and while it fits it loses its shape after four washes. Fail.
-Unique style. I like getting things I can’t find in the regular stores I shop.
-Customized. Each time you get a Fix, you give feedback of what you like or dislike about each piece. The more feedback you give, the better each Fix gets. You can also search for Stitch Fix reviews and request specific pieces.
-Fun! What is better than getting a package in the mail? That alone makes this service awesome.
-Build a wardrobe over time. I love how I’ve built a better wardrobe since I started Stitch Fix.
-Keeping my wardrobe updated. I think it’s so important as a mom to keep an identity. I feel so much better when I get dressed in something cute and stylish.
-Finding new styles I might not normally choose. I love the idea of a stylist choosing things that I love, but didn’t know I would love.
-Fashion help. Each piece comes with a styling card showing you two different ways to wear the piece. So helpful!
-Awesome referral program. For every person you refer to Stitch Fix, you get a $25 credit. I have told friends about this service and they have signed up and also blog friends who read here have signed up. All you have to do is tell your friends about it and it can totally offset the cost of the clothing! If you decide to use this service, I’d love it if you used my referral link! (Just to be clear, I’m not being paid to promote Stitch Fix. Anybody can use their referral program. It’s awesome!)
-Temptation to buy things you might not need. Or at least your husband doesn’t think you need.
I requested a holiday dress this month, so I was sent two to choose from. This one actually looks quite a bit better in the pictures than it did in real life. Something about the material, cut, and length was not flattering on the bottom half. I know it’s really hard to see that in this picture, but the skirt was a bit too flowy and hit the wrong part of my legs. My legs, butt, and hips are larger than my upper half, and this dress made me look really disproportionate. The tie part also was in an awkward place. I felt like I had to suck in for it too look good at it hit my stomach right in a place that made it look like I had a big gut even if I was only the tiniest bit bloated. (See how I’m sucking in in this picture?) I was also disappointed in the color, as I don’t love maroon/burgundy very much. Return!