Sunday, October 9, 2016

Thoughts About Stitch Fix the Second Time Around

We all deserve second chances and in this case it's called Stitch Fix. I first discovered Stitch Fix in 2014 and after few "fixes" I decided to break up with Stitch Fix because it wasn't giving me what I needed. I've heard it takes a few fixes before you fall in love, but my wallet wasn't happy paying $20 and getting nothing in return.

Fast forward to 2016, Stitch Fix is still styling the masses, bloggers are still loving them and yours truly is giving them a second chance. Stitch Fix kindly offered to cover my styling fee so I could give their service another shot. Since I had nothing to lose [literally] I scheduled a fix.  Before I get to my fix and what and kept or returned let's chat about Stitch Fix. You know, just in case it's new to you.

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest (shipping is free both ways).

It's really that simple. Ok, now let's chat about my fix.

Cotulla Button Back Sweater [$58]
When I initially pulled this sweater out of the box I thought it was a keeper. Then I tried it on and wasn't blown away.  While I LOVE the elbow patches, the buttons were just ok and the the overall fit felt frumpy. Verdict: Returned

TOMS/ Pants [similar]

Adrianna Longsleeve knit Cardigan [$48]
This piece is totally in my closet wheelhouse. Loved the fit and color, but the material wasn't awesome and for that reason I sent it back. Verdict: Returned

Sandie Fleece Lined Legging [$88]
OK, I'm a leggings girl. However if I'm spending $88 on leggings they better be Lululemon. These felt amazing and passed the squat test. However, they were slightly big in the waist and had too high of a price tag. Verdict: Returned

Sorels [similar]

Matt Faux Suede Pocket Knit Top [$44]
Another piece I loved straight out of the box. I pictured myself rocking this top with a pair of joggers while being awesome at the mom stuff I often fail hard at -- that's a post for another day. Anyway, I was extremely disappointed. The pocket was way off, I wish the fit had been looser, and the cream/white was a tad see-through -- oops. It totally reminded me of a top from TJ Maxx, etc. Verdict: Returned

Kamile Knit Dress [$54]
Oh, the little black dress. Loved it, but don't need another. Plus, it was cotton and overpriced.... Verdict: Returned


Sadly I sent everything back. Yes, you read that correctly I sent everything back. I love the concept of Stitchfix, but honestly I don't know if it's my cup of tea. Maybe if they did away with the styling fee I would be more open to trying the service again.

Have you tried Stitchfix? What are your thought?

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