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Stitch Fix Review 2 + Clothing Fails

May 27, 2014
Stitch Fix Review #2

In case you’re new to Stitch Fix, here’s a quick run-down on how it works:

Not all of my fixes have been great, but I continue to get them because the pieces I DO keep I find myself wearing the most. It helped me realize that I tend to wear the same few items over and over– the ones I invested a little more money in. I have a bad tendency to buy quantity over quality when it comes to clothing, so I have tons of cute cheap clothes that fall apart in less than a year.

With Stitch Fix, it’s like having a personal stylist and shopper. You get to choose the price range for each item, how often you want your fix and add specific notes for the fix. For example, for several fixes I’ve requested dresses for specific occasions.

Your fix also comes with photo ideas for how to wear the items (with clothes you may already own.)

The details:

  • $20 styling fee upfront, but you get to deduct this from the items you decide to keep
  • set a schedule for your fixes (like monthly) or schedule as the mood strikes
  • set up a detailed style profile + include twitter and Pinterest links (gives your stylist a better idea of your personality)
  • choose the price range you’re willing to spend for each category
  • 25% discount if you buy all 5 items
  • 3 days to decide which items to keep
  • the shipping is free to return any unwanted items
  • $25 for each person you refer

I recently received my second fix from Stitch Fix and was pretty disappointed. I had given them as many details as possible, such as “no gold detail” on the purse and to send a pair of shorts that weren’t too short. I’m not sure if there was a miscommunication or what, but I didn’t like anything I received. My stylist regurgitated my requests in her note, like “no gold detail,” but yet the purses still had gold detail…

I sent everything back. Since I spent $20 for the styling fee, I could have gotten at least one item for next to nothing, but I knew I wouldn’t use anything. They sent an email apologizing and made some recommendations, like to update my Pinterest style board.

From reading other reviews and listening to friends describe their experiences, it sounds like the fixes get better the more you try them. That makes sense. This was only my second fix, so there wasn’t much to go on. So despite being disappointed, I’ll definitely be getting more! I already wear the items from my first fix all the time.

Here’s what I received for my second Stitch Fix:

Stitch Fix Oufti

Salmon/pinkish top with long white shorts. They took my request for shorts that weren’t “too short” a little too seriously. They fit great, but weren’t what I was looking for. The shirt was okay, but I wasn’t in love with it.

Stitch Fix Striped Top

I guess navy and that salmon color are what Stitch Fix recommends for me. The shirt was different than I would ever pick, but I think I would have kept it if it wasn’t so boxy. It looked worse in person than it does in that picture.

stitch fix style card

My style card and the two purses I received. The white one is okay but still not my style.

I still love my first box from Stitch Fix and will be trying a third fix at some point. Here are some outfits I’ve created with the items from my first box:

Stitch Fix Outfits

Pinkish skinny jeans with a purple top and my floral rain boots + that navy lace dress with a maroon sweater.

Since I was disappointed in my Stitch Fix box, I decided to take advantage of a great LOFT sale. Here are two of the items I ordered:

mint tank top

I loved the lace shorts but they were pretty see-through in the sunlight, and the tank looked more boxy from the side view. The colors were so pretty, but I ended up returning both. Since I work from home, I’ve cut way back on buying clothes. I have to LOVE the items, know that I’ll wear them, or have a special occasion.

So, I haven’t had a lot of luck lately! I’ll be trying Stitch Fix again closer to September (my season for clothing).

Meanwhile, this is how I normally dress…

gettysburg shirt

Okay, enough with the pictures of me!

Interested in trying Stitch Fix? Check it out here and sign up with my referral code.
View my third fix from Stitch Fix here. It’s much better!

 

If you work from home, do you opt for comfortable clothes or do you still get fully dressed?
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  • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } May 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Since I predominately work from home my outfits usually look like your last one as well! The Loft clothes are super cute on you, and I’m kind of in love with your bangs. You look so cute with them and it’s making me consider having them again! Every few years I get the itch to have them, get them cut, never style them to look cute, and grow them out again.

    • Dzeigler May 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks! I’ve had the same bangs for almost 10 years. I’m not very adventurous haha. I’ve been admiring your pink streak for months, by the way. I would love something fun like that.

    • Dzeigler May 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      I think you could definitely pull off the side bangs, too! I don’t style them, just comb them to the side while they’re wet. I can’t handle anything high maintenance.

      • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } May 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        My hair is naturally very wavy/slightly curly so when I did have bangs ages ago they’d flip and twist every way I *didn’t* want them to!

        Pink would look great on you! I’m definitely partial to the look though 😉