Stitch Fix is a subscription box clothing service for women. You can set up a recurring subscription or schedule the service as-needed. You are receive five items selected by a stylist. You can specify a lot of style preferences in your general style survey and give feedback with each 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.
What?! Two May reviews?! No, I didn’t opt for the new frequency options – I just ended up with two Fixes because of how the four weeks fell between the two orders. I’m going to have to do a little rearranging with my June/July dates because of travel.
My routine preview (sign in to Stitch Fix, look at the item titles in my order, Google the names) left me plenty of excitement. I couldn’t wait for my box to arrive to see everything.
Below, I’ve posted each item, its cost through Stitch Fix, the “preview impression,” and the “arrival” item impression.
WYNN ARROW PRINT FRONT POCKET BLOUSE, $48
I found a few photos online (1, 2, 3). There seemed to be mixed feelings, but I found the color variation and sheer factor a plus. It’s already hit 100+ here in Phoenix, and a sheer blouse layered over a cami works for the hot temps and cool conference rooms in my office.
(Also – can we acknowledge how awesome the nail art is in this post? BRAVA, Capital Polish!)
This blouse looked boxy on me. I liked the colors, pattern, and fabric, but the cut and style just didn’t work for my frame. I knew it would sit in my closet and not get much wear. Verdict: Returned.
CORINNA STRIPED HEATHERED DOLMAN TOP, $48
I got a similar sweater this winter and loved it. Other bloggers’ posts led me to believe this would be a summer version (1, 2, 3). My only worry was with color – I have a couple of Target cardigans that might be a little too similar, depending on the shade in my fix.
Luckily, the color factor wasn’t an issue. As soon as I pulled it out of the box, I knew it wouldn’t be. I was worried this might be too heavy for summer, but I tried it on and fell in love with the fabric and shape. It really is very flattering and feels great! It may not get much use during “cooler” summer nights in Phoenix, but I will wear it traveling and during more temperate months. Verdict: Kept, of course!
ALAN COWL NECK ASYMMETRICAL CARDIGAN, $58
I got an asymmetrical cardigan before and had trouble trying it on, so this would be interesting. This seemed to be more my style – a little edgy, but still casual and comfortable. It seems to be a much-coveted item for some bloggers and a misfit for others (1, 2, 3). I actually crossed my fingers it would fall in the former category for me…
This cardigan really hit that sporty note! It fit well, and it can be dressed up for errands or casual Friday. This will certainly get a lot of use from me! Verdict: Kept!
LUCILLE EYELET & EMBROIDERY DETAILED TANK, $58
I was unable to find any images of the specific item, so this would be a surprise.
I wanted to like this top, but it just hit me at the wrong spot on my torso and gave me that sack of potatoes look. But that neckline – so gorgeous.
JOHNNY SKINNY JEANS, $88
Alas, these just didn’t work for me. They were a little tight in the waist/thigh, and for $88 I want a better fit.
This fix gave me a couple of great basics to incorporate into my closet. It wasn’t my best fix ever, but I liked the pieces I received. I guess when it comes down to it, if I get pieces that don’t work, I would rather it be because the fit/cut is a little off instead of the style.
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?