In March, I signed up for Stitchfix personal stylist service and though I only kept one thing from the fix, I LOVED that one thing. Still after having that cardigan for a month, it’s the one I reach for the most. Since I had a little credit from a few people using my referral code, (yay!) I scheduled another fix at the end of April. After having less than stellar results with month one, I did what everyone suggested and gave lots of feedback.
Immediately upon opening my 2nd box, I could see they really took my comments to heart. Ariann, my stylist did a fantastic job paying attention to my feedback and my Pinterest board and really packed a fun fix! So let’s jump right in and I’ll show you what I got!
1. Sweet Rain Montezuma Split Neck Blouse– This light airy top would be so perfect with white jeans or shorts. I loved the cute little pin tucks at the top, but I just wasn’t completely sure about the hearts. Also the fit at the top was a little big. I sent this one back reluctantly, but I still really liked it. Decision: Sent Back
2. Pixley Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress– This is a dress I pinned (maybe even more than once?) and just LOVED. I saw it on Molly over at Still Being Molly (a blogger I recently discovered and love, and she’s in North Carolina– so I’m pretty sure that makes her 100% awesome because, of course.) It looked fantastic on her so I was so ecstatic to receive it in my fix! Once I tried it on, I couldn’t commit though. The stripes are black and cream and I honestly have something almost identical already. The quality of this dress was really impressive. It’s a thicker fabric which causes it to fit nicely and hang well. The fit and flare style is really good for my shape and so I was torn but in the end I sent it back. (My closet currently has so many striped items, it looks like the closet of a recovering inmate.) But I love all the stripes!! Decision: Sent Back
3. Mavi Freida Ankle Length Skinny Jean– The distressing on these soft, pretty jeans was nicely done and they were super comfortable. I
usually okay, always have a tough time finding jeans the proper length and that’s the nice thing about Stitchfix. They have access to my exact height measurements AND those of the pieces they send, so she knew these would be the proper length– and they were! These jeans were a tad too pricey even for nice jeans, and I had actually found a pair I liked just the week before in Florida so I sent these back too. I promise the last two items I kept! Decision: Sent Back
4. Collective Concepts Mendolan Pintuck Detailed Jersey Tank– Ok. I love this shirt. Yes, spoiler alert I kept it. It may look simple, but the fabric is perfectly cool while still being substantial enough to hold it’s shape. The pin tucking across the top is flattering and I just love the way it fits! I have worn it multiple times already, with jeans, white jeans and white shorts. It looks great with gold or silver jewelry and I can imagine it will transition with a cardigan really well. Ok, enough gushing about a shirt. Here it is–I shared two photos, the darker grey is its’ true color but this way you can see the detail on the top. Oh yeah– Decision: Wholeheartedly kept. 🙂
5. Papermoon Girtha Printed Dress in Navy– This is another Fit and Flare style dress but in this amazing stretchy comfortable fabric. When I tried this on, I thought it would have been a perfect Easter dress, but I also think you could really dress it down too. I wore it with a jean jacket and a red necklace ala’ Memorial Day and then without just to see the difference. I think just a yellow cardigan would be cute with the dress as well. Decision: KEPT!!!
So, even though it may seem that I didn’t have a successful Stitchfix with only keeping 2 out of 5 things, I DID because those are two things I really will enjoy.
I’ve learned a few things that may be helpful for you if you try Stitchfix–
1. Give them a chance to learn who you are and what you like. When you check out online after you receive your fix, you have a space to tell what you did or did not like about each item. USE this space to tell them what worked for you. Be as detailed as you can, they want to know so they can make you happy in the future!
2. Pricing. When you fill out your style profile, you have the opportunity to choose which price points you are comfortable with for each item. Therefore if you might pay more for a dress than a shirt, you can mention that and they will know. Helpful!
3. Fill out your style profile thoroughly, but also link a Pinterest page. A pinterest board for your style preferences is a very valuable tool in determining what comes in your Fix. Here is an example of my Pinterest board. You link your own board in your style profile when you sign up and your stylist then has access to it.
Verdict: I have definitely enjoyed my Stitchfix experience so far. At this point, I am scheduling boxes as I need them and not on a monthly basis. I like that you can choose to do that. I am planning to do it again this summer, because there’s really nothing like seeing that box on the front porch on Stitchfix day!
Disclaimer:This post is not sponsored, but I have included my referral link, which means that Stitchfix gives credit when they are introduced to new customers. It’s a great incentive but I honestly would not share their company with you if I had not had a great experience so far. If you do decide to give them a try, please let me know how you like your first FIX! <3