Stitch Fix #2 (February) – Much Betta!
Well, I am happy to report that my second Stitch Fix box was MUCHO better. It appears leaving detailed feedback after last months not-so-great box, it paid off. I ended up keeping 4 out of the 5 items.
If you’re curious about Stitch Fix, here’s what it’s all about – in my own words:
(FYI – I am not being compensated for this in any way, it is simply my own opinion and experience with the service that I pursued on my own).
Basically it is a mix between a shopping service for clothes/accessories and a monthly subscription service (except you don’t have to do it on a monthly basis).
You fill out a comprehensive style profile (which is kinda fun) about what you like, what you dont like, what you’re looking for, etc. The best part about this is you can also include links to your Twitter, and/or your Pinterest style board(s), etc to give them a better idea of what you like. Genius!
Then you can sign up for monthly, or just an “as you want it” type thing. They charge you only $20 for putting your box together and then they send you 5 items.
Once you get the box (or “fix”), you have 3 days to try the stuff on, decide what you want to keep, and then you go online into your profile on their site where they have prefilled what they sent you and “checkout” and pay for the items you want (prices on items vary). They include a prepaid bag to easily send what you dont want back, you just drop it in any mail pickup!
If you opt to keep all 5 items you get an overall 25% discount.
Oh, and the $20 they charged you to put the box together also goes as a credit toward anything you buy (if you don’t opt to keep anything, they keep the $20 as a fee).
During checkout, you leave some pretty detailed feedback on each item as far as fit, cut, style, etc to help them for future “fixes.”
I chose to do this because a) I dont really love shopping b) I want to refresh my wardrobe and c) I think my style is just kinda the same all the time and I always stay in my comfort zone so if someone else picks me something out I go more out of my zone and a lot of times I end up liking it anyway.
I noticed something this month while taking pics for you guys:
For one, I should probably go get a full length mirror.
I should also maybe start doing my hair…at least on the day I do the pics for you guys.
And I should probably “style” the items rather than just trying them on with whatever I’m already wearing and snapping a picture.
Honestly, those things probably won’t happen, except maybe the full length mirror. (Hehe).
Okay, so here’s what we got goin’ on!
Item #1: [41Hawthorn] Leopard Print Infinity Scarf – $28
(Like I said, thrown on with whatever I happened to be wearing at the time). I am not a huge animal print person, but for me – a touch of it (like an accessory) is perfect. Loved this. Keeper.
Here is another (better) picture when I decided to actually wear it the next day with a black sweater.
Item #2: [41Hawthorn] Corinna Striped Dolman Top – $48
Loved this one – a lot. Loved the color, and it is like a light sweater material. I can wear it with slacks for work, jeans, or It is just long enough where I could wear it with leggings and boots! Definitely kept.
Items #3: [LA MADE] Daugherty Striped Knit Tank – $48
I think this was my favorite thing out of the whole box. I have to be careful with horizontal stripes sometimes because of my nungas. But, I loved the nautical navy & white (sorry, looks black because of the lighting) – it was super cute! And it was this really nice stretchy breathable material, and was baggy and comfy. I also loved the accent of the vertical striped pocket (obviously). I have to admit I usually would not pay $48 for a tank top, but momma liked. This also made me excited for summer, shorts, and flip flops.
Item #4: [Under Skies] Dorthie Polka Dot Blazer – $78
This is one where I wish I would have taken a better picture because it just doesn’t do it justice. I love blazers but they aren’t always cute on me. I really need something fitted, and though it is hard to tell in that picture, this one is – it’s way cute. I LOVE the subtle polka dots. I can’t wait to wear this with some jeans and heels. Kept this.
Item #5: [Greylin] Aislinn Grid Print Faux Wrap Dress – $108
When I pulled this out of the box, I definitely thought this was cute. The main reason I didn’t keep it is because the sizing was off, it was a little too big, especially in the chest area (which is why I didn’t share a pic of me in it – I didn’t want to flash you guys). It just hung in the wrong places too and made me look kind of frumpy. Also, once I had it on I realized that pattern and cut just isn’t really me in general – I think this style would look a lot more flattering on someone not as curvy. For me, I hate to say it, but kind of like I threw a table cloth around me. This was the only item I sent back!
**If you want to see what I got in my first box, you can look here.
So needless to say, I was much, much happier this time and I got four items out of it! WIN.
I am actually changing the time of the month I get the box (to the mid-end of the month) for a couple different reasons so, I will have another one coming up in about 3 weeks because I didn’t want to wait until the end of March for another, sad I know – but I’m kinda addicted.
If this is something you think you may be interested in – you can sign up here.
- Which is your favorite out of the above items?
- What is your biggest hurdle with sizing for clothes (i.e. long arms, large chest, short legs, etc).