My First Stitch Fix (Review)

Stitch Fix ReviewIf you read a lot of blogs, you’re probably no stranger to Stitch Fix. I had seen a ton of my favorite bloggers review the personal styling service and always thought it sounded cool, but ultimately never tried it out because I figured I was plenty good at doing my own shopping (much to my wallet’s dismay haha). Well I was recently invited on an exciting blogger trip hosted by Stitch Fix (it’s coming up this month—don’t worry, you’ll be reading allll about it on P&I), and they gave me a credit so that I could try out the service.

As a heads up, all the links to Stitch Fix in this post are my personal referral link—if you sign up, I get a $25 credit to my account. You get your own link with the same referral benefits if you try out Stitch Fix! Ok, boring disclosure BS out of the way, on to the review…

My first Fix totally exceeded my expectations and opened my eyes to the benefits an outside stylist can bring to your wardrobe. The jacket I kept, for example, was something I never would have pulled off the rack while shopping myself, but is so perfect—and something I know I’ll wear all the time. I’m actually wearing it now as I type this post in Starbucks. Apparently there’s a whole world of clothing out there that I never even knew I needed…this could get financially dangerous. 😉

What Is Stitch Fix?

stitch-fix-first-fixLet me back up before we get to the goods (the clothes I was sent). If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a personal styling service where you are sent five items handpicked by a stylist. You try them on, return the ones that don’t work in a prepaid package provided by Stitch Fix, and then go online to pay for the ones you’re going to keep. If you keep all the items in your Fix, you get 25% off the order.

When you set up your account, you can specify tons of details about your Fix. Price range, any particular pieces you need (a dress to wear to an upcoming event, for example), the type of clothing you want (office-appropriate clothes, big night out clothes, casual clothes, etc.), your style preferences (preppy, edgy, etc.)—you name it, you can customize it. You also can leave a link to a Pinterest board to help your stylist get a better idea of your personal style, which I thought was great. My Fashion board on Pinterest has a bajillion pins on it, but is a perfect collection of all the styles I love.

Last, you schedule your Fix. You can pick a regular frequency or opt for one-off packages when you need them.

My First Fix

Let’s check out the goods I got in my first Stitch Fix box! WARNING: Gratuitous amount of selfies coming your way…

Mavi Ruxin Distressed Boyfriend Jean = KEEPER

Mavi Ruxin Distressed Boyfriend JeanMy stylist, Layla, noticed that I’ve pinned a ton of distressed/ripped denim looks to Pinterest (you get a little note from your stylist in your box), and I actually have been wanting a pair for months now. I think it’s tricky for just about everyone to find a pair of pants that fit them perfectly, so I was actually shocked when I put these on and they fit so well. I’d never heard of Mavi before, but now I can’t wait to check out more of their denim!

Amour Vert Alessandro Floral Print Silk Henley Blouse = NO GO (reluctantly)

amour-vert-blouseThis top was really cute, and I actually need to invest in more quality blouses that can be dressed up or down. The only reason I decided to return it was that I wanted to keep the total price of my Fix close to the credit I was given—as I’m sure you all can sympathize with, money is always a little tight around wedding season!

Pomelo Analisse Anorak Jacket = KEEPER

pomelo-analisse-anorak-jacketAs I mentioned before, I never would have picked this out for myself when shopping. But I’m in love! It’s so adorable, but also so practical—I already know I’m going to get a ton of use out of it. This piece is a prime example of why stylists can be useful!

Shiraleah Dita Woven Hobo Bag = NO GO

shiraleah-handbagI love woven bags, and really liked the color of this, but the shape/size didn’t quite do it for me. In general, I’m also just not a huge bag person. I’d always rather spend my money on clothes and then buy cheapo handbags only when the need arises.

Tart Mallika Dotted Stripe Belted Maxi Dress = NO GO

tart-maxi-dressThis dress was pretty and fit well, but just a tad too plain for me. If I’m going to spend over $100 on a dress, I want it to have some super unique feature—an open back, cool shape, or an outrageous print—something to make me go “wow, I need that.” When I tried this on, I thought “cute, but I can find the same thing at H&M for $25.”

When you check out online, you review your Fix, so I was able to give all the above feedback to my stylist. It’ll make the next Fix all the more spot-on! I probably won’t do another one until September (again, wedding season is draining my cash flow), but this first experience has definitely made a loyal customer out of me. If you’re interested in trying it out, visit Stitch Fix.

Have you tried Stitch Fix? If so, how was your experience with it? If not, what was your favorite piece from my first Fix?

Happy Hump Day, people! signature

Check out all the reviews of other fixes I’ve received since writing this post:

And special thanks to my roomie for letting me use her mirror to take all these obnoxious selfies. You know you’ve picked an odd career when you send text messages to your friends saying “Hey! Is it cool if I use your mirror to take some selfies today? Gotta blog about some new clothes I just got.” 🙂

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Comments

  1. That jacket and those jeans are great! I ordered my first Stitch and it will be arriving in July!

  2. The Jacket, jeans, dress, I love! But that is pricy for the dress!

  3. I have been using Stitch Fix for almost a year. Got my first one on my bday last June. Kept everything but the piece of jewelry they sent and a long dress that I felt similarly about as you did with the one they sent you. Haven’t had much luck with pants, but shirts/blouses and dresses have been great. I typically keep at least one item – just to cover the 20.00 styling fee. I tend to schedule a fix when I don’t feel like shopping but want something new in my closet. Love your jeans and jacket. I would have kept the blouse – looked great on you!

  4. Love it all! Jacket and jeans are so so so cute. You’ll def get lots of use out of them. I’ve thought about trying SF, but not sure if they’d find stuff to fit me right (short + boobs + hips = awkward).

  5. those jeans are perfection! same with the jacket!:)

  6. Loved your review! I have seen many Stitch Fix reviews out there and I am hesitant to try it. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  7. Super-cute! I love StitchFix reviews but haven’t gotten one myself yet…the pricepoint is a little high for my budget and I like shopping a lot, but I probably need a stylist in my life. 😉

    • Yeah I’m going to set my Fix frequency a little lower than I’d like so that I don’t stress the budget too much–it’s just SO tempting to keep everything once it’s arrived in your home haha. But they do let you pick your price range for items, which helps a lot!

    • You tell them, how much you can spend. You can also schedule your box to your budget, for example- I received 2 boxes in July and scheduled only 1 for August. You can elect all 5 pieces in clothing or a piece of jewelry or a bag (and 4 pieces of clothing)

  8. I love the second outfit on you!
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  9. LOVE IT ALL! I still can’t seem to want to spend the price point on SF though. 🙁

    • I hear ya–keeping all five items would have been way out of my budget. But I do love that you can specify your price ranges for the various items in your Fix. I admittedly set them a litttttle higher than my real life budget because they gave me that account credit 🙂

  10. What a great fix. I want everything. Your blog has been posted on stitch fix reviews on facebook

  11. Such a cute fix! It all looked great on you, but that’s a great point about getting the dress cheaper at H&M. I’ll definitely be considering that when I get my next box from Stitch fix.

  12. I love that you just got your first Fix! I am obsessed! I have now gotten 4, and have kept everything in each one of mine. 🙂 I actually loved everything on you! But, the jeans and the jacket were definite winners! I actually find buying everything if I like it all, saves me more money, than sending things back and paying full price for things. 🙂 YAY! I’m glad you got to experience it! Katie // http://www.theprojectneon.com

  13. I have gotten a couple fixes and so far I haven’t gotten a ton of stuff I loved. I have kept a couple things here and there and nothing in the last one. I have been losing weight since I had baby #2 so my size is moving around so I think that is part of the problem. I do have another one coming in a couple weeks so hopefully I get some cool stuff in this one. I love that dress but it would be tough to spend that much on it.

    • I just got back from a trip to the Stitch Fix headquarters and one things the stylists said is that making a Pinterest board of your personal style is SUPER helpful in putting together a fix you love. If you have a fashion or style board on Pinterest, try sending that to you stylist! Hope your next one is a home run 🙂

  14. I got my first fix this week and despite a really specific style profile and a pretty clear Pinterest board (I read a lot of tips during my six week wait on how to disaster-proof your fix), my stylist completely blew it. My next fix will be here in two weeks…I’m hitting it heavy to try and nail down my style ASAP. lol

    BTW…I love the jeans!

  15. Who was your stylist?! This is the type of box I’ve been looking for since I started like five boxes ago! Mostly they’ve been strikeouts, but I would’ve prolly bought the whole dang box on this one! I want to request yours.

    • Shoot–I threw away the style card that had her name on it! I know her name started with an “L” though. Sounds ridiculous, but if you go to your Stitch Fix account and leave a note saying that, they can probably figure it out. You can also request specific clothing items–send them a link to this blog post and they’ll hook you up with everything of mine that’s still in stock! 🙂

  16. Nicole, I loved the blouse that you decided NOT to keep. Also, I have seen that awesome jacket on some other blog posts. Maybe I should be asking for jackets. So far, I have had 2 fixes. The 2nd one was better than the first. Can hardly wait for July. Hoping they can eventually find some pants that work for me, because I have such a hard time finding good pants. Great post!

  17. Cute fix! I love the pieces you got and agree about the bag. I’ve received three fixes so far and I feel like the stylist has a good grasp on my style and what I like – so fun! Hoping for boyfriend jeans in my next fix.

  18. I love Stitch Fix, but have selected not to get jeans (I’m so picky about my pants), but those jeans look AMAZING on you! You’re making me re-think my no jeans rule!

    • Thank you! So far I’ve lucked out with pants fitting me through Stitch Fix but it’s definitely a gamble. Once they find one brand that fits you, I think it gets a little easier to nail down 🙂

  19. I love those jeans and the whole outfit. I am a very t shirt and jeans kind of girl and that is basically my favorite outfit right there!

  20. I had to stop by because this picture of you in the jeans is on my Pinterest board. I love the color of that denim. Did you get your usual size? I have a pair of Mavi boyfriend jeans that are my usual size but I have heard of a few people sizing down and some sizing up. So I was curious because these fit you perfectly! P.S. Fellow FitFluential Ambassador here. 😉

  21. Hi, loved the jeans!! I went to the Mavi site, and there are at least 10 different styles of boyfriend jeans. Can you list the specific name and color of yours please? Thx!!

  22. Any idea where to get the jeans? I can’t find them online anywhere….they look perfect!

  23. So how much did you spend for the jacket and jeans? If you buy one thing then you don’t have to pay the $20 fee correct?

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