I just got my sixth or seventh Stitch Fix box. I have been pretty 'eh' about my fixes so far--save for a handful of items--that I really did like. To note, I received a pair of black leggings a few fixes back that I love, two different dresses that are fantastic, and a pretty cool over-sized tribal print cardigan. Everything else has been just so-so. I did get a dress one time that I thought was amazing but it didn't fit right; kind of unusual, because I feel like the sizing has been spot on in general.
But this week? My box was kind of perfect.
First though--how does Stitch Fix work if you're new:
1. Create an account.
2. Answer their style profile questions (this is kind of fun) and select the range of prices you'd spend on various clothing items from outerwear, to shirts, to bottoms, to accessories. I've played around with this a little bit to see if I got better stuff at different price points--I haven't noticed a significant difference.
3. Let them know what kinds of items you'd like to regularly see and what kind you never want to see. I have indicated that I never want to get accessories--and they've held true to that.
4. Sign up for your first fix! Warning--sometimes there is a long wait (a month or two) before there is a date available for your first fix. Don't lose heart!
5. For each fix there is a $20 styling fee that will be automatically deducted from your bank account as it nears time for you to receive your fix. You'll get an e-mail when your fix has shipped and once you receive it you'll have three days to try the stuff on and decide what you want to keep. If you keep nothing you'll lose your $20 styling fee. Whatever you do keep the $20 styling fee will be deducted from your total. Additionally, if you choose to keep everything in a fix you get an additional discount off the whole lot. This can be pretty substantial sometimes! You'll get a pre-paid mailing envelope to send back whatever you don't want! It's easy peasy.
6. If you didn't like something from your fix you can leave detailed feedback at check out. You can also leave your "stylist" a note about what you'd like to see in your fix next time. When I was participating in Dressember I asked for an entire fix of dresses and they sent me five great ones! I kept two and one of them is one of my favorite dresses that I own.
So here we go. I asked for very basic items this time around in very basic colors. I wanted black and gray and white. I wanted easy to style pieces to that didn't require a lot of fuss or ironing or tank tops underneath (my pet peeve). And since your stylist will consult your pinterest style board if you have one, (and it definitely helps) mine sent me a surprise that is my favorite based on something I pinned a while back.
This jacket. Yes.
I've been drooling over a leather jacket that Naomi from Love Taza has been wearing lately but at $275 (on sale), it's just not in my budget, so this one kind of gives me the same feeling. I honestly didn't want to like it when I saw that it was coming but I do, I just…..do. It's pretty good faux leather (and that's hard to come by) and the more I put it on, the more I like it. Definitely a keeper.
These sweaters. They are basic, but different, and I can wear them with jeans or skirts and pants to work and I can wear a lot of different accessories with them.
This first one is just gray and black but the color blocking is in an interesting pattern and I love the buttons down the back.
And then this one is cream on top, black on bottom, and has charcoal gray sleeves. I liked how necklaces looked on this sweater, that it wasn't V-neck, and was loose and so comfy.
And then this open front cardigan. Hello pockets.
This thing is crazy soft, hangs heavy and those pockets on the side are huge--the whole fold that you see is pocket. I could fit Crosby in one of them and Georgia in the other. And I can wear this with almost everything in my closet. It's basic--but such a good basic.
So, I mean--I really loved this fix. I know that it's not crazy exciting color wise--but that's okay with me. I like shopping enough that I'm happy to provide my own crazy; it's hard to have someone else pick that out for you. And that jacket--I'm just really pumped about that thing. I only returned one thing this time around!
Give stitch fix a try if you haven't yet! It's kind of fun to get a box of surprises on your front porch! And if you don't love your first one--don't give up on it…..they get better and better!