Time for another Stitch Fix review…but first, the details for any newbies out there:
Stitch Fix is a subscription box clothing service for women. You can set up a recurring monthly subscription, or you can schedule the service as-needed.
With each box, you are sent five items selected by a stylist based on an extensive style survey. The process is very in-depth, which can be a turn-off for some users who don’t want to spend so much time answering questions, ranking orders, and giving feedback to the stylists about each item and fix. You can specify a lot of style preferences both in general and for each order.
When you receive your order, you have three days to try on your items. Decide what you want, check out online, and send the remaining items back in the envelope included with your shipment.
There is a $20 “styling fee” for each box. However, the $20 fee is deducted from your purchase. In addition, there is a 25% discount if you keep all five items.
I was pleasantly surprised to get my shipping notification while on a ski trip, so during my recovery morning (which also included a short run, healthy lifestyle for the win!), I took the opportunity to do my now-routine preview: sign in to Stitch Fix, look at the item titles in my order, and try to Google them to pull up images.
Now, remember how April is going to be my first foray into adventurous fashion fix territory?
From the preview, I had mostly high hopes for April. And when I pulled everything out of the box, I had that “awwww, yessss!” reaction to bright colors and patterns.
Below, I’ve posted each item, its cost through Stitch Fix, the “preview impression,” and the “arrival” item impression.
JUNE METAL CHEVRON TEARDROP EARRINGS, $34
When I Googled this, I couldn’t pull up any images of this specific item (though “chevron earrings” are incredibly popular on Etsy, if you’re interested). Jewelry hasn’t been a high point for Stitch Fix, and I can be pretty picky about earrings. I do love me some chevron, though…
I’m not a huge fan of the antique silver, and these were a little too big for me personally. I considered keeping them to give to a friend, but she wears more bronze/gold.
CHARLOTTE AIRY KNIT DRAPE FRONT CARDIGAN, $48
I’ve pinned a ton of similar cardigans, but not this one. I managed to find a few great photos through another blogger (1). I wasn’t sure if my cardigan would also be white, but I liked the style well enough and was excited to see it in person!
I was so close to keeping this (loved the texture/cut), but the striped pattern wasn’t very flattering on my arms. I do have a couple of white cardigans already.
DAPHNE SCALLOPED COLORBLOCK DRESS, $68
Sigh. I love this dress. I love the colors. I love the scallops. The problem is that the white top hit at the worst spot on my torso and made my upper chest look absurdly long.
KALEA SOLID FRONT-ZIP BLOUSE, $78
No luck finding any images of this particular item, so I was intrigued…and for $78, a little worried.
Green! And the perfect length for my torso and cut for my shoulders/arms. I wore this at work and got tons of compliments.
SPECTRA ABSTRACT PRINT FIT AND FLARE DRESS, $78
I thought I recognized this – I just pinned it right before my shipment notification. Although $78 can be a little much, it promised to be brightly colored and a good staple in my closet.
I really liked the pictures I saw, but in person this dress just made me look like a combination of a Stepford Wife and a Color Run attendee. Loved the colors, but I couldn’t pull this one off!
Although I only kept one item, I really liked this fix. The different colors and textures were wonderful, and this was a great blend of new styles and perennial favorites. I’m excited to see May!
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or compensated by Stitch Fix, but I do get a referral credit if you sign up using the links above.
Any other Stitch Fix fans out there? What pieces did you get this month?