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Stitch Fix Review: Clothes Shopping with Intention

March 25, 2014
stitch fix review

This is not a paid review, and I have no affiliation with Stitch Fix. However, if you sign up under my link, I will receive a $25 credit when you receive your first fix. Spread the love!

I’ve been obsessing over the Stitch Fix boxes on bloggers sites for about a year. I’ve been hesitant since I work at home, and therefore my clothing variety has pretty much diminished. Let’s be real- casual has taken on a new meaning.

However, it’s also 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 my first fix, I requested a handbag. 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

Keepers:

Stitch Fix Dress

Stitch Fix Shirt and Pink Skinny Pants

Top Collage: Navy, lace dress with brown belt and deep-V back.  I wasn’t planning to get this one because of the price, but my fiance talked me into it.

Bottom Collage: Striped dolman-sleeve top. I don’t usually do stripes and wasn’t sure about the fit of this, but the quality was nice and I figured I’d try something different. I also haven’t tried colored skinny jeans, but these were very comfortable!

My stylist must have taken a lot of hints from my Style Pinterest board. I definitely recommend you set up a style board or even a specific Stitch Fix board on Pinterest!

Fails:

Stitch Fix Fails

Top Row: White top with braided detail. I liked the braided detail but the fit was terrible. My fiance said I looked like a blob.
Bottom Row: Vegan, lead-free handbag. It’s okay, but I don’t like such bright gold detail, and I’m not a big fan of that shade of brown.

++++++++++++

Overall I’m really happy with my experience. I feel like I can shop more intentionally because I give my stylist detailed directions, choose my price ranges and choose when to schedule a fix. I can also try each item on with things I already own. No more grabbing things just because they’re on sale only to end up not wearing them or having them fall apart. Not to mention the experience is fun, and I don’t have to spend time looking for the items!

Stitch Fix Review

Title image by Stitch Fix.

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  • diane fetters March 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    DANIELLE,
    I’m so impressed. I have a question on clothing sizes. Are u targeting only professional? What age group? Sign me up for ur newsletter. My hands are some better. Acupuncture tomorrow.
    After college I worked in fashion merchandising in NYC. I’d Love to brainstorm with you.

    • Dzeigler March 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      I actually didn’t intend to do any fashion posts on the blog, but I really liked this service and thought it was fun! I mainly focus on health, wellness and helping entrepreneurs build a business online. I did have a fashion marketing internship in college, though, so it is an interest. I’ll add you to my list and if you’re not interested in all the business stuff you can unsubscribe 🙂 Good luck with the acupuncture! I hope it continues to help. Feel free to message me on FB with any questions.

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen March 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

    So so so cute!!! :) I love Stitch Fix…just haven’t given in and bought one yet! :)

    • Dzeigler March 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

      It took me a year to give in, but I’m really happy that I did! Looking at the Fixes on everyone’s blogs is a big part of the fun for some reason, too.

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