For almost a year, I’ve been planning to schedule a little gift for myself. I’ve been watching lots of people I know online unbox their Stitch Fix deliveries, and I couldn’t help but wonder – what would a personal styling service choose for me? Last month, I finally found out!
Are you curious? Well, wonder no more. Here’s my very first Stitch Fix review!
(Now, I have to confess – I didn’t save all the details from my Fix so I don’t have the exact prices of everything, nor do I have all the designers. In fact, I really don’t even have good photos. I’ll do better next time, I promise.)
When my first Fix arrived, I’ll admit that I was a little surprised by how small the box was. What did they send me? Socks? But then I opened it and realized that those stylists are just really good at folding, because there was a full array of items in there. (No socks.)
When you sign up for Stitch Fix, they suggest that a Pinterest board might be helpful in letting your stylist know exactly what you fancy, so I did that. I think it’s pretty obvious from my Stitch Fix Pinterest board that I totally heart stripes, and my stylist didn’t miss that. The first item I noticed was this blue number, all covered in fun stripes.
Good colors, good stripes, but this top was in the $40+ range, which seemed like a lot to me for a casual T-type top. It was also a tiny bit snug and the fabric was quite thin, so this one was not a keeper.
The next item was a grey flyaway knit cardigan. It fit OK, but again, the knit was thin and very delicate. Not exactly the type of thing that would stand up to my kids, so I passed on this one, too. If I remember correctly, I think this one was in the $60 range, and it just didn’t seem special enough to keep. Again, not a keeper.
Next, I pulled a v-neck sleeveless blouse from the box. NOW we’re talking! This one was just lovely, and fit perfectly. I loved the pattern, loved the detail, and loved the price at $44. (Especially since the $20 styling fee comes off the price if you make a purchase.) I have already worn this to the office several times, and it looks great with jeans and nude wedges. Total keeper.
What’s this? A little white box? Ooh! I forgot they sent jewelry and accessories, too! This Melba Layered Beaded Necklace was a surprise, and I had to try it on several times before deciding if I liked it. It’s just at the very tip of my “bling” limit, but it’s really versatile and goes with anything from jeans to a holiday party outfit, so I decided to hang onto this little beauty. A $34 keeper!
Finally, the last item in the box. A pair of jeans. Dark wash, stretchy, skinny jeans. I was a little bit terrified of these, not exactly sure if I wanted to like them or not given the $98 price tag.
They truly were the most luxurious stretch denim I’ve ever felt. Super soft and comfy, and the quality was obvious. After trying them on, however, it became apparent that I have absolutely NO idea what my size is anymore after having the kiddos, and I may have underestimated a little. So, I peeled these second-skin jeans off, put them back in the box, and went to amend my profile sizes. Not a keeper.
Given that this was my first Stitch Fix and I had two keepers, I feel like it was a success. I love what I kept, and sending the rest back was an easy peasy process that didn’t cost me anything. And not having to shop in my local stores? Priceless!
I’m scheduled for quarterly Fixes now, so look for Stitch Fix Review #2 coming in the end of October!
If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, here’s a link to get started. It’s an affiliate link, which means I’ll get a small and much-appreciated kickback.)