Have you heard of Stitch Fix? I follow several bloggers who have received “fixes” and I’ve been dying to try it. Stitch Fix (FYI—referral link) is an online personal shopping service where you provide your preferences, sizes, and links to any sites that show your style. Your personal shopper reviews all of it and choose five things that s/he thinks that you’ll like. They’re shipped to you, you try them on, keep what you like, and mail back what you don’t want.
I’m not a big shopper, so I love the idea of having a stylist who chooses things for me. I paid the $20 up-front styling fee that also covers shipping, filled out a very detailed profile, and patiently waited for my fix. I requested:
- No jewelry
- More patterns
- Everything under $50
- Mostly work-appropriate, non-cotton blouses
So, how did it go? I’ll let the photos (and my commentary, because who are we kidding?) do the talking. And please excuse my just-from-the-shower hair. And my dirty, dirty mirror. And that I can’t take a selfie.
AVAH 3/4 SLEEVE POINTELLE SHIRT – $48
Very cute shirt and love the color, but I felt like I could buy the same thing at Old Navy for a quarter of the price.
VIVIEN PLAID BUTTON-UP COTTON TANK – $38
No. Just no, no, no. High-lo hem, plaid, and sleeveless? There are so many things wrong with this. I like the print, but it needs to be long-sleeve with a normal hem.
JAY HOUNDSTOOTH PRINTED SKIRT – $48
I like the pattern, but it was too long. It also had an elastic waist, which is fine, but it very thin. If it’s elastic, it needs to be a wide band. Muffin top, people.
I was in love with this dress the second I pulled it from the box. I love, love, love the pattern; it’s a dark blue dress with small red and yellow dots. I love tulip hems and v-necks. But then I put it on. It is SO short. SHORT. And the shoulders are oddly pointy and the top is very loose. I was so sad to say no to this dress, especially because I thought that $48 was actually pretty reasonable for it.
Verdict? Sadly returned.
AMARI DEEP POCKET COTTON CARDIGAN – $68
I was disappointed to see a cardigan because I have so many already, but this one is super soft and a very pretty gray-purple color. (Both colors dominate my wardrobe.) I think that it’s a little long since I’m only 5’4″. When I saw the price, I definite balked. $68 for a cardigan?? But, if I returned it, I would be out the $20 for my fix.
Verdict? Somewhat reluctantly kept it.
So I’m wearing the cardigan today, as you can see in the pic on the right, above. While I’m not thrilled that I spent $68 on a cardigan, I would still do another fix. Everything did fit well and they didn’t send jewelry like I requested. I wish there had been more blouses and patterns, so I’ll have to really emphasize those for the next fix. Plus, look how much my cat loved the box:
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Should I have kept any of the other options? How does one take a not-awkward selfie?
Note: This is not a sponsored post. I paid for that cardigan with all $68 of my hard-earned dollars.