Gettin’ My Fix: Stitch Fix Review

30 Apr

stitch fix review

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  It’s quite the talk of the blogosphere as of late, and this is one bandwagon I couldn’t wait to take a big hop, skip, and jump on.  Long story short, it’s kind of like hiring a personal shopper.  First, you fill out a detailed “Style Profile”, where you rate how much you like and how often you wear certain styles.  Fear not, there’s pictures to help you see what “Romantic” or “Bohemian Chic” really means.  It also asks for your measurements and what sizes you normally wear in a variety of clothing.  One really cool feature is that you can link it up to your social media, like a Pinterest style board.

For $20, they put together a box of 5 items based on your style and requests.  If you decide to keep anything in the box, the $20 is put towards your purchase.  If you don’t like anything in the box, you’re out $20.  If you like everything in the box, you get 25% of you entire purchase.  So yeah, it was a $20 gamble on giving this a try, but I figured I had to like something, right?  And if not, well, it was a fun experiment.

For this Fix, I asked them to focus on dresses and tops.  Specifically, I asked for casual items that could be worn to run errands with a toddler in tow.  I asked that the dresses hit above the knee, and that the tops hit around the hip or are tunic style.  Yep, you can be that detailed.  They sent 2 dresses and 3 tops, and they all fit the requirements nicely.  Interestingly enough, all the items were things I wouldn’t have picked up myself, but I ended up liking each one, at least a little.

Item #1 Payton Sheer Plaid Tab Sleeve Top

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I liked this a lot.  It was comfy and cool.  It looks good with jeans, but will also look good with shorts this Summer.

Each item has a tag that gives ideas on how to wear it.  Most ideas were great, but this one frightened me a bit…Please tell me Daisy Duke tie-front shirts aren’t in style?

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Item #2 Evelyn Stripe Knit Short Sleeve Top

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This was cute, but not $78 cute. Not even half-that cute.  Plus, it was sweater material, so it wouldn’t get much use now.

Item #3 Keely Mixed Material Tie Front Dress

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I didn’t think I would like this, especially with a name like “mixed material”.  But I like it a lot.  It’s perfect for errands or Date Night, whatever that is. 🙂

Item #4 Calafia Jersey Wrap Front Dress

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I hate wrap dresses. Hate them.  They always make me look like a stuffed sausage.  Wrap dresses are supposed to be flattering on everyone.  But. No. No, they’re not.

Item #5 Avree Button Up Chambray Top

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I kind of wanted to like this. It was a bit too small. And it had a weird button situation.  The buttons went all the way to the top, but there were so few buttons towards the bottom that my belly button showed. And it was…wait for it…$98.  Excuse me while I choke on my own spit.

Okay, so here’s the deal with the pricing.  You get to choose your own price range.  When I signed up, there was a wait list.  So, in my logical glory, I thought that if I chose a higher price range, they’d let me in sooner.  I think it worked, btw, but I totally forgot to change the price range back down before I hit “ship”.  But I’ll be changing that if I do this again. Ha!

I do, however, think they would be super successful if they offered a “Toddler Chic” option.  I suspect it would look much like this, and I would sign up for monthly shipments.

toddler chic

So what did I keep?

If you haven’t signed up yet, give it a try.  And use this link: I’ll get a $25 credit when you have your first Fix shipped.  That will buy me a new shirt.  Maybe I’ll rename this post, Contribute to My Post-Baby Body Wardrobe Because It’s Currently Pathetic.  But that might be too long…

  • Have you tried Stitch Fix?
  • Did you love or hate it?
  • What’s your favorite store for “mom clothes”?

2 Responses to “Gettin’ My Fix: Stitch Fix Review”

  1. Fit 'n' Well Mommy (@FitNWellMommy) May 2, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    I haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, but I definitely want to sign-up! I am always saying I would love to hire a personal stylist to makeover my closet and help me pick out clothes. I love to shop, but I always end up picking the same type of things and colors, so it would be nice to have some expertise. My all-time favorite store is Nordstrom and especially when they have sales. You can’t beat their customer service and return policy! But, I also enjoy Ann Taylor Loft and sometimes Old Navy.

    • Ashley Niehaus May 2, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      I agree–I have tons of black, gray, and navy so it was nice to get some prints. We don’t have a Nordstrom close, but the few times I’ve been there I liked it!

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