Jen is back for another review of Stitch Fix! We are delighted to have her (and her adorable pup!). Stitch Fix intrigues me, especially after this article came out about their markups on clothing! Wowza.
If you don’t know about Stitch Fix yet, it’s a pretty neat service. You fill out a Stitch Fix Style Profile and a personal stylist hand picks a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste and budget. You’re able to buy what you like and return the rest. The initial styling fee is $20, which can then be applied as a credit towards anything you keep from that shipment.
Like I said in my first review, I’m not a fashionista and I don’t always have time to make it to the mall so I initially loved the idea. I signed up for Stitch Fix because I thought it would be a fun way to add color and style to my wardrobe in a convenient way! Who doesn’t love a box of clothes delivered to your doorstep every month? For me, that's way better than lugging an armful of dresses into the unforgiving dressing room light at TJ Maxx.
However, my third Stitch Fix left me wondering if I should continue my membership. (note: I plan on sticking it out for at least 6 months to further develop my style profile and sizing issues)
To be fair, the Stitch Fix stylist listened to my feedback and sent me three dresses -- double thumbs up to that! I think she may have even looked at my Pinterest Style Board because the styles are mostly spot on, it’s just the quality, price and fit that didn’t work this fix.
Here are the items I received in my August 2014 Stitch Fix:
1. Deena Abstract Print Belted Wrap Dress by Tart, $118; I generally love wrap dresses and already have a couple in my closet, however, this didn’t fit well and seems to be made poorly. The top was overflowing and large with sleeves that felt like wings and the bottom was too short. I really like the print, but I’m disappointed with the fit. However, even if it did fit and looked fabulous on me, I wouldn’t pay $118 for a wrap dress.
2. Ronald Striped Maxi Dress by Renee C, $68; When I pulled this dress out of the box, I loved it! I love the simple black and white striped print, the v-neck and the tie in the back. I already have something very similar to this in my wardrobe. However, when I tried it on it lost all of its luster. When it comes to striped clothes a big pet peeve of mine is when the stripes don’t match up on the seam. And this dress does just that -- the stripes don’t line up and create an awkward illusion around the waist area. Additionally, the style card shows the dress with heels, jewelry and a nice purse but the actual fabric and quality would not cut it for a nice evening out.
3. Abi Colorblock Maxi Dress by Market and Spruce, $88; This is the only dress in my fix that has any color in it, and I like it! I love the color block on the bottom and I really enjoy the color scheme. Unfortunately, the bottom half of the dress is too small and the ruched waist is too big. Due to fit, I can’t keep it.
4. Kahlo Embroidered Solid Tank by Le Sample, $38; I would keep this shirt if I didn’t already receive THE SAME EXACT SHIRT last fix for $10 more. Last fix the stylist sent me this shirt with stripes and I kept it. I gave feedback and told the stylist that I liked it, but I didn’t say anything about liking it so much that I wanted a second.
5. Izzie Pineapple Print Scarf by Look by M, $28; Sherene, my stylist, told me that she chose “great dresses” that can be “accessorized with a pop of color by adding the Look By M tan and coral scarf.” My scarf is tan and burnt orange -- the colors are pretty muted in my opinion with no pop. While this scarf would be a keeper for many, it doesn’t fit my style profile.
So where does this leave me? While I’m not a huge fan of any of the items, I always feel it necessary to pick something to keep so as not to lose the $20 styling fee. I’m debating between the Look by M scarf because it could be a great Christmas gift for a friend or the Le Sample embroidered tank since I like the simple black and white design.
What should I keep from my August Fix?
Let me know what you think! And if you’re interested in receiving a Stitch Fix, sign up and start a profile. I’d love to hear what you think about your future fixes!
Thanks for reading!