StitchFix: Fix #1

If you haven’t heard of all of these monthly beauty and style boxes circling the Internets, let me introduce you to one of them: StitchFix.

In a phrase, StitchFix is an online personal shopper.

What happens is you pay $20 to order a “fix” from StitchFix.  You fill out a style guide and then you wait.

In a few weeks, a stylist will mail you 5 hand-picked items based on your style guide .  You get to try on all the pieces, keep what you want or send it all back.  You pay only for what you keep AND your $20 styling fee you paid up front goes towards the purchase if you choose to keep something.

Y’all, it’s like Christmas.

Within just a few minutes the box looked like Christmas morning, indeed.

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So.  Before I show you pictures you have to know I was sick all day, didn’t fix my hair or makeup and didn’t try to put these pieces in outfits.  This is like legitimate girlfriends-in-a-dressing-room-trying-on-clothes pictures.  Except I ran outside because the lighting is so much better.

Onward.

 

NORDICA AIRY KNIT OPEN CARDIGAN

 

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Um, does my face give it away?  While I normally love cardigans, love maroon and love knitted things, something about this combination didn’t work for me.  The sleeves were tight.  The length seemed too long.  I felt old.

ARINELL TRIANGLE TRIBAL PRINT TANK

 

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I liked the idea of this shirt.  Clearly it would be cuter with leggings and boots.  I believe this was a size too big though.

LYRA 3/4 SLEEVE JERSEY TUNIC DRESS

 

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Again, it’s hard to imagine with these cords on.  The dress would be way cute with tights or leggings but I don’t know.  I just can’t seem to get with the pattern.  I usually love the chevron pattern but this just didn’t work for me. The dress made me look boxy and dated me.  Perhaps another size too large..

HOLLOWAY BUTTONDOWN STRIPE MAXI DRESS

 

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This dress?  This dress was all kinds of awesome.  It fit like a glove, has gorgeous stripes in all the right places and I love the color.  I want to wear it every single day this summer.

TRIBAL PRINT GOLD CUFF

 

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The final piece is a cuff.  Unfortunately, the cuffs and I don’t get along too well.  Normally, I’d be open-minded but the cuff stayed more like this:

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Oh my, isn’t that so much FUN?!

 

And yes, as you go, you give feedback about size and styling and it gets better as time goes on.  As someone said last night, it’s like Pandora!

 

I’m totally ignoring price tags right now and just having fun with the arrival, dressing up and sharing!!  Prices aside, what should I keep?? Is it just me or is the maxi dress the winner, winner, chicken dinner?

 

If you want to sign up, be sure to use my referral link—for everyone that uses your link you get $25 to spend.  FUN, right?!

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Comments

  1. So much fun! I love the dress on you! And I loved the chevron pattern on the shirt, too.

  2. Well, I think the dress would be a great piece for you through the summer and would look cute with a denim jacket for spring. The tribal tank is cute too but you should have it tailored through the sides. The length of this size would be great with leggings. As for the cuff, you could save it for a gift for *ahem* a special friend:) So do tell, how are the prices though? I’m so terrible at returning and am so picky about fit that I’m not sure this would work for me.

    • Yay! I was going to text you to see if you’d take a look at these.
      OK so getting real with the prices, it’s not cheap and I can’t see doing this on a regular basis. This is probably comparable to Page 6 Boutique.

      Cuff $33
      Cardigan $95
      Tank $58
      Tunic $58
      Maxi Dress $128

      If I’m buying something that expensive, I want it to fit like a glove…I don’t want to spend even more money to get it tailored. The maxi dress was the most expensive of course but it really did feel like it was made just for me.

      And seriously, the minute I saw that cuff, I thought it looked perfect for you!

      • Well, with things like that I always like to calculate the “cost per wear” – Think of how many times you’ll wear it and divide the cost by that number (For example twice a month from March to Sept = 128/12 = only $10.67 per wear:) or even less if you wear it more often) Of course, there are lots of dresses similar out there for spring that you could likely find cheaper but if you love this one, I’d just save the effort and get it.

  3. How fun! I see what you mean about the cardi–not bad, but at least in that pic the color isn’t right. The tribal tank is adorable but a size too big; the tunic is adorable in the picture…but those prints can look really different in person compared to a photo, and if it’s not gonna make you smile when you see yourself in the mirror then why bother?

    The stripes? Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (That cracks me up.) Super cute, plus it would be so easy to wear that as a skirt, even now. And the cuff looks amazing in the top picture, but I know what you mean about cuffs. (Also, I hate paying $30 for a cuff–is that just me?)

    Let us know what you decide!

    I got an email yesterday that said my next Stitch Fix is en route…. :)
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    • Anne, I was also thinking I could wear the dress now as well. I’m so torn because it’s priced way above what I would normally pay. I don’t want to “waste” my styling fee though and I really DO love it–definitely gives me that smile when I wear it. Just not sure I wouldn’t have major buyer’s remorse.

      I do love the cuff in the picture as well. Just doesn’t wear well, especially since I spend the bulk of my day typing. And yes, hard for me to pay a lot for jewelry. It’s not bad, but go look at Forever21 where I get jewelry often and then it seems pricey.

      Yay for your next fix!

  4. Oh I gotta say I LOVE that cuff though. It totally rocks with that gorgeous dress. SOFUN!

  5. I’m curious to see if your “personal shopper” will really get to know your size/taste and your shipments will get better over time. I’m glad you got real with the prices because that is the only way I could make a decision on whether or not to sign up. For me, it’s a no. I just went to Nordstrom (South Park Mall) in search of the perfect a-line black skirt and had a real life personal shopper . They brought me tons of skirt options, in addition to tops, tights, and shoes. I sat in one place while she ran all over the store. I was willing to pay up $100+ for the perfect skirt and ended up with a $70 one.

    I would imagine you could find a maxi dress at the Loft on sale for much less.

    • Ack! You were in spam :(

      I hear it does get better over time.

      Here’s the thing, I don’t have much time to go sit in a store, especially when those kinds of stores are at least a 30 minute drive one way. Believe me, if I had the time, I wouldn’t mind scouring all of SouthPark myself for the perfect dress. Having it show up on my door is worth my time. Also, I don’t often know exactly what it is I’m looking for. I like that this gives me ideas on something new.

      BUT I still am having a hard time paying $128 for a summer dress. In this case, I may be willing to take the time when I know exactly what I’m going after and feel confident I could find something cheaper.

      However, I’ve already paid $20 so I hate that to go to waste if I send it all back. Blerg.

    • Oh and you get to pick your price points :)

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