Good morning! I’m eager to bring a popular series back on the blog today!
Those who have been reading LIL for years (um, thank you!) will remember my Stitch Fix reviews appear on the regular.
In a nutshell:
- Sign up and complete a style questionnaire asking your size, weight, height, and style preferences. (This was actually fun to do!) It includes the option to be specific about items you are looking for (blouses, purses, bracelets, etc.) and also lets you set an ideal budget.
- Schedule a date to receive your fix and include notes to your stylist. (Example: I am looking to update my wardrobe with comfy, layering pieces.)
- Using your information sheet as a guide, a Stitch Fix stylist hand-picks five items they think you will like.
- Review your items, try everything on, then decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back!
September’s fix included:
This Skies are Blue Arturo Tab-Sleeve Blouse: $48.
This Octavia Mission Graphic Infinity Scarf: $34.
This Amour Vert Collette Knit Dress: 64.
This Laila Jayde Cindy Slub Knit Raglan Top: $64.
My first impression of this box was a great one! Prior to ordering my fix, I spent a decent amount of time updating my style profile and pinning new fall-inspired styles onto my Fashion Board. I noted (for the stylist) that I was excited to return to Stitch Fix subscriptions and looking to update my wardrobe one box at a time. I’m mostly looking for casual, comfy pieces that I can layer with as well as a few edgy pieces for a an occasional night out in the City.
I read the note from my stylist and got excited to go through the clothing. She did a great job describing how to create full outfits with the clothing items, and I ended up wanting to keep everything more as days went by.
The first thing I tried on was the Collette Knit Dress. I loved the modal and spandex material, and thought the keyhole back design was adorable.
My stylist suggested to pair this dress with a jean jacket and sneakers or even dress it up with a pair of ankle booties and moto jacket. It didn’t take long for me to ignore the price and want to keep it. So comfy.
The next items that I threw on together were the knit top and infinity scarf. They were both very cozy and warm during a cool and rainy weekend. Both were ideal for brunch and a day of exploring the City with my girlfriends who were in town visiting.
I love the subtle elbow patches (they’re more defined in-person), and I made a mental note to steer clear from the high-waisted skinny jeans with this one. (The top oddly sticks out over them. Weird, right?) With cooler temperatures rolling in quick, I knew I wanted to keep both items, if possible.
(Keep and Keep)
I also tried to wear the suede skirt that weekend. Unfortunately, the tag was mislabeled, and it was at least two sizes too big. I was bummed because I liked the idea of it and thought that it wasn’t something that I would normally pick out for myself, but happy that I had at least one item that I knew I could send back. (Return)
The last item in the box was my favorite! I love the flannel print (unlike flannel material) that you can pair with ankle booties and a moto jacket or dress up with skinny dress pants, pointy flats, and a metal bangle.
I adore the peek-a-boo stitch design on the neckline, and the fact that it’s semi-see-through.
Stitch Fix is always something that I look forward to. I missed it during the time I took off from regular fixes, and I’m happy that I’m in a place where I can spend a little more on updating my wardrobe piece by piece.
The only thing that I wasn’t thrilled about with this fix was the three items priced over $60. I don’t usually spend more than $150 per box, and that’s only if I decide to keep all of the items to receive the buy-all (25% off) discount.
Wanting the discount, I emailed my contact and asked if I could return the faux suede swing skirt for a different size. When the inventory wasn’t available in the size I needed, she advised me to check out with the four other items and return the skirt. Since my intentions were to buy it, I got reimbursed 25% off of the total of the four items. I appreciated the gesture, and it made my decision to keep everything else pretty easy.
Improve Your Fixes
As far as getting your fixes to capture your style, my biggest piece of advice is to be overly specific in the comment sections of your reviews. It took a few buffer months for them to really understand what I am looking for, but I am happy with where I’m at now!
(Upon checkout, you select whether you are keeping each item and rate it on how close it was to your desired style, fit, and price. I almost always say “too high” for my price point. I don’t want to see a $100 dress in my box, and if I get one, I most likely won’t be keeping it.)
Another helpful tip is to be sure to utilize the extra comments box to request a certain style or specific pieces for your next fix. (Did you see something you like in my fix? Mention the name of the item here!)
To ensure that you are getting close to what you are hoping for every time, update your style profile on their website and pin as much as you can to your Fashion board on Pinterest. You could even create a “Fashion for Stitch Fix” board if you’d like. (I should really do this.) This time, I spent a good amount of time deleting old pins that I’m no longer interested in style-wise, too.
I get a note from my stylist mentioning she used my boards on Pinterest as inspiration every time I get a fix, so this is huge!
I hope you enjoy reading these reviews because they are always fun for me to put together. It’s my chance to talk fashion every now and then, which is a refreshing change from all things healthy living from time to time.
I guess that’s it for today! I have some packing to do along with a full work day (and night) before I leave for an Orangetheory Fitness Conference early tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for checking in!
Previous Stitch Fix Reviews
• December 2013 – Stitch Fix #1: My First Stitch Fix
• January 2014 – Stitch Fix #2: Second Stitch Fix for the Win
• February 2014 – Stitch Fix #3: That Time I Kept Everything
• March 2014 – Stitch Fix #4: Yes and Nos
• April 2014 – Stitch Fix #5: Just a Few Quality Pieces a Month
• May 2014 – Stitch Fix #6: May Stitch Fix Breakdown
• June 2014 – Stitch Fix #7: June Stitch Fix Breakdown
• September 2014 – Stitch Fix #8: Welcome Back, Stitch Fix
• October 2014 – Stitch Fix #9: October Stitch Fix Breakdown
• November 2014 – Stitch Fix #10: November Stitch Fix Breakdown
• December 2014– Stitch Fix #11: December Stitch Fix Breakdown
• February 2015– Stitch Fix #12: February Stitch Fix Breakdown
• March 2015– Stitch Fix #13: March Stitch Fix Breakdown
• April 2015– Stitch Fix #14: April Stitch Fix Breakdown (Help Me Choose!)
• May 2015– Stitch Fix #15: May Stitch Fix Breakdown (Help Me Choose!)
• June 2015– Stitch Fix #16: June 2015 Stitch Fix Breakdown
• July 2015– Stitch Fix #17: July 2015 Stitch Fix Breakdown
Questions of the Day
• What styles have you been loving this fall?
• Plaid and flannel: love or hate it?
Disclaimer: Although I included an affiliate link at the top, this post was not sponsored. I pay for my service and the clothing on my own, and wanted to share the company with you because I enjoy the service. I do get a small credit towards my fixes if you sign up using my referral link, and some affiliate links are included. As always, any support is greatly appreciated! <3