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I Love Getting Stuff In The Mail – My First Stitch Fix

Soooo.  I got my very first Stitch Fix yesterday.

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What the hell is Stitch Fix?

If you are unaware of what exactly it is, I will fill you in 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."

GENIUS.

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.

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I’m not gonna lie, my first box was a bit of a dud sadly. From other reviews and stuff I have read though, it almost seems that it takes a few "fixes" (and you reviewing them) for them to pin down your style. So I’m not discouraged.

It’s kind of cool because for each box you can specify if you want anything in particular- like "I want all shirts" or "I want a summery dress and a matching necklace" etc.

For my first box, I didn’t give any extra specifications outside of my style profile. Because I wanted to start out open minded of course and see what I got!

So here we go:

Item #1: Brittany Faux Leather Detail Ponte Pant – $98

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These were leggings, with a [weird] faux leather, suede detail stripe type thing down the side. Torrance said they reminded him of super tight cop pants or something. These were a huge no for me. As soon as I saw them I said no, but of course tried them on (I’ll spare you that pic). They actually fit and felt great, and they were a thicker (warm) material for leggings, but they are 100% not me. Even being open minded and wanting to try new things, this was a huge no. Also, I just wouldn’t ever spent $98 on leggings.

Item #2: Burgos Track Jacket – $58

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God no. I really want to be nice here, so I will spare the words I have. But this is a light jacket (almost sweatshirt-like material) that is a nice metallic gold with black sleeves. This picture does not do the gold-crinkle justice, so I tried to zoom in on it for you so you could get the full affect.

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Just not for me.

Item #3: Lottie Floral Print 3/4 Sleeve Blouse – $78

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I loved this one, and when I was examining all of them before trying anything on, this is the one I was excited about. It is not something I usually would pick out, so I dont really have anything like it in my closet, but I really just liked it! But then, I noticed it had a tear in it on one of the seams in the breast area. Huge bummer. It was adorable. (By the way, I emailed them about this and they handled it, etc).

Item #4: Faris Dotted Chevron Stripe Blouse – $54

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Out of the box, this one caught my eye too. I like chevron (but don’t own any) and it is white and navy (which you can’t tell real well by the picture, bad bathroom lighting) and I also LOVED the material, but I could tell it looked big. It is meant to be a "hangy" shirt which I have to be careful with those anyway because I have huge boobs so some make me look pregnant, but this one was just all around kind of big and baggy and awkward. The material did feel awesome though, so I was sad about it (thus my pouty face).

Item #5: Erika Antique Art Deco Necklace – $32

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I loved this one. This is the only thing out of the box I ended up keeping this time. It is not something I would usually pick out honestly, but I actually have a dress already that this goes with perfectly.

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Like I said, even with this box being a bit of a dud, I’m still pretty excited about the service. I left some really detailed feedback on each item when I checked out, and I adjusted my profile a little bit  (um, like added no faux leather or gold crinkle) now that I got a feel for what to expect, etc.

If this is something you think you would be interested in, you can sign up through this link here!

  • Do you feel like you have a variety when it comes to your style/wardrobe, or do you feel your closet is full of mostly similar items?
11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Those are some pretty varied choices! Maybe I’m just a bit out of touch, but some of that stuff seems to be more than I’d be willing to spend. Too bad, it looks like a fun service to try! And personally, I’d say anyone who ever thinks you look pregnant is on crack! NO WAY. An old man asked me when I was due once and I actually yelled “I’m not PREGNANT!” and he slunk away. Shame face, old man-you better has it.

    January 3, 2014
    • Haha SHAME FACE! love it.
      Yeah, some of it is spendy, I agree. Realistically I am hoping to get 1-2 items from each box. I loved the floral shirt but I thought it was expensive for what it is quite honestly. With the 25% discount if you keep it all and the 20$ I already paid this box would have been $220, which really as a whole for 2 shirts, a pair of pants, a light jacket, and a necklace isnt too bad I dont think. BUT that is assuming you like everything in the box (which I obviously did not)

      January 3, 2014
  2. omg i love reading stitchfix posts! that sucks that first box wasn’t great, but definitely try again. i want to sometime this year. i wonder if they do special boxes for CrossFit arms!??!?!?!?!??!

    January 3, 2014
    • HAHA there is a part in your profile where you choose the proportion of each part of your body. and you could definitely put a note that you have crossfit arms, they should hopefully understand :)

      January 3, 2014
  3. I tend to loke certain colors (greens, purples, black, and blues). It takes something really special for me to go outside of those colora

    January 3, 2014
    • yeah, Im kind of the same. I have A LOT of neutrals – and then I LIKE bold colors but I tend to lean toward blues/greens/teals. I want to have more of an array like reds and purples dangit.

      January 3, 2014
  4. LOL at “God no.” Yeah those first two items…not for me either. And I am with you on needing to be careful on the hangy shirts due to large nungas. I feel like I need to be showing a little cleave or I look pregnant, but then I need to be careful with too much cleave because then I look like a stripper. Oh the joys of being large chested.

    And I also do not really enjoy shopping and I always stay in my comfort zone. Cardigans. So basically we’re the same person. This does intrigue me but I think it might be a little too pricy for my liking. Annnd they probably don’t ship to Canada anyway (or if they do it’s prob way more expensive).

    January 3, 2014
    • Yeah! I thought of the Canadians and they dont do Canada (yet) sadly.
      And I agree, it is kind of spendy. I am hoping to get one or 2 items out of each box basically which I think would be ok. But then again like if I would have gotten this whole box, with the 25% discount and $20 I already paid, it would have been $220. which for 2 shirts, a light jacket, a necklace, and some pants thats not awful as a whole. BUT that would have been if I wanted to keep everything, which I obviously did not haha

      January 3, 2014
  5. I tried Stitchfix but didn’t like anything they sent me. It was almost like they chose the opposite of what I described. Maybe I’m just too picky.

    I love that necklace though. It’s so pretty!

    January 4, 2014
  6. Those leggings are hilarious and SOOO pricey!

    I love the chevron shirt. I also don’t own anything chevron and want to! Every shirt is long on me since I am short so I tend to tuck them in.

    I also love the necklace you picked!

    Yay for stitch fix! I hope if you try it again after giving your input it turns out better! (:

    January 4, 2014

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