Monday, April 13, 2015

Stitch Fix

It has been quite awhile since I have done a blog post.  I thought I would do a blog post with all of my thoughts regarding my recent Stitch Fix experience.  I have been seeing so many Facebook posts about Stitch Fix, and I wanted to see what all of the hype was about.

For those of you who have never heard of Stitch Fix, here is my definition of it in a nutshell:  Stitch Fix is a service in which you have a personal stylist.  You fill out a very, very detailed style profile about yourself, and based upon your likes and dislikes, body shape, and if you choose Pinterest board, your personal stylist sends you a box with five items in it.  You can keep and pay for any items in the box or you can send them back.  There is a $20 styling fee, which can go towards an item in the box, however if you decide not to keep any of the items, it is non-refundable.
If you want to see what it is all about, copy and post the below link...

Sometimes I feel like my dressing/style gets in a funk, and I thought this would be a fun way to mix it up a bit.  It is important that you keep in mind that the goal is to get some great pieces to add to your wardrobe - it is seldom that you receive your first box and absolutely love every piece.  Some things that I love about the Stitch Fix process:

1.  You can decide if you want this to be a reoccurring subscription (you get a "fix" every month, every two months, or every three months) OR you can decide that you do not want this to be a reoccurring subscription (you can just go in and pick an available date that you want your first "fix" to arrive and then decide in the future if you want to do it again).
2.  The very detailed style profile that you fill out.  It might seem a little daunting, but it is worth it.  There are even questions about how much shoulder, cleavage, etc... you like to flaunt.  While that might be an odd question, I would rather it be asked and be happy with the items that I receive than be unpleasantly surprised.
3.  The ability to link a Pinterest board to Stitch Fix.  This was huge.  I was able to go and pin outfits I liked and then in the comments for each pin, I could be very specific about what it was that I liked.  I even pinned three pictures of myself.  I pinned a picture of me dressed up for Easter Sunday last year, a picture of me going out for my husband's work's Christmas dinner, and a picture of me out at a park.  I wanted my stylist to have a good sense of me. In case you are curious what to put on your Pinterest Board, here is mine...
4.  The ability to leave a note to your stylist.  I was able to leave a note about my style to my stylist.  I let her know that I am a full time stay at home mom, who is chasing a 2-year old around.  The clothing that I wear needs to be practical and something that I can get up and down in over and over again throughout the day.  I also made a request.  I requested that there might be a Maxi Skirt and/or cropped pair of pants in the box.  I have read quite a few reviews where the customer requested an outfit for a specific occasion.  How convenient is that ?!?
5.  You get three days.  You get three days to try on every item that you receive in your box.  You can pair the items with things you already own and decide which items you really want to keep.  Whatever you don't want to keep you return in the included prepaid mailing bag.  If you decide to keep all five items, you will get 25% off your total purchase.
6.  Feedback.  You can give specific feedback about each of the items you receive - why you like it or specifically why you do not.  This feedback will help your stylist with your future "fixes" if you decide to have any.
7.  You receive a handy dandy little card with clothing combinations for each item you receive with great ideas of how to best wear the item. Here is one of mine.

Here are some pictures of the items that I have received...

This gray shirt was super soft, but it wasn't in the budget for the month, so I sent it back.  I did make sure to leave feedback that I did love the shirt, but it wasn't in the budget so that my stylist would know that she got the style part right.

The cropped jeans were everything that I wanted in a pair of cropped jeans.  I mentioned to my stylist in the note that I left before I received my Stitch Fix that I didn't want any jeans with holes in them.  I know for some that seems silly, but in this household we are good about naturally getting holes in our jeans.  I was thrilled with these, and I kept them.

The dark jean jacket was cute, but I already have something similar, which fits me better, so I sent it back.

So, the orange shirt was a much brighter shade of orange than what I would normally wear or want to wear.  I wasn't a big fan of the tie front bottom.  I would also have to wear a tank underneath this one to really feel comfortable in it.  Needless to say, it too went back.

The navy and gray maxi skirt will get much use.  I love it.  I wore it on Easter, which worked out great because what I originally was planning on wearing wasn't going to work with the rainy weather. The maxi skirt really fit the bill.  I think there will be more maxi skirts in my future.

Overall, I really enjoyed my Stitch Fix experience, and I plan on having more "fixes" in the future.  If you haven't checked them out, feel free to copy and paste the below link and see what all of the hype is about.