Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stitch Fix #1 Reveal+ A NEW LINK UP!


So, if you have been around here a while, you will know that I have tried Stitch Fix twice in the past and had horrible luck. I followed all the "tips" people suggested and it was just a joke. However, last month, Stitch Fix contacted me and asked me if I would give them another try. They informed me that they changed how they did the orders on their end and they were confident that they could make me a happy customer. I obliged so, I am currently on a 3 month trial period with them. During this three months, I will be receiving 6 boxes. 

Basically, I got so fed up after 12 boxes (5 one time and 7 the other) that I stopped the service. I felt like my "style quiz" and "note to styler" message were not being read or taken into consideration. I don't like spending money on items that are not versatile. I like to be able to go into my closet and see what I can and can't pair with something and be done with it. I usually don't have the time to be trying outfits on over and over because one piece is too unique. 

What is Stitch Fix?
If you don't know what Stitch Fix is, it is an online clothing store and personal styling service. For a $20 styling fee (which is taken out of your bank account when your Fix ships), you can have five personally selected pieces shipped right to your door. These pieces are selected by your personal stylist, who carefully reviews a "style profile" that you create. The $20 will be credited towards whatever pieces you decided to keep from your Fix. Things that you don't want are placed in a pre-paid mailer and sent back. If you end up wanting to keep all of your items, the $20 styling fee will go towards your end total as will a 25% discount. 

Stitch Fix encourages you to try on every item because they usually send items you would not pick on your own so, they want you to see it on rather than just holding it up. When you "check out" online after receiving your fix, you tell them which items you are keeping and give detailed reviews of each item to help better your next fix. It will ask you what you liked/didn't like about the fit, style, and pattern. 

My Fix:
this is what I received this time around. 


Items 1 and 2: RETURNED
1: Papermoon Sheydon Trim Detail Blouse $44
I did really like the print and style of this top however, it was a bit tight under the arms. I would have kept it if it fit correctly. 
2: Pistola Distressed Frayed Skinny Jeans $88
I hated the bottom of these. They were frayed and looked tacky so I rolled them up a bit. I did like them but, $88 for a pair of jeans? give me a break!
Item 3: RETURNED
3: Gilli Haven Textured Knit Dress $64
I am SO upset that this has polka dots on it. I hate polka dots. I think they are extremely juvenile however, this was the best fitting and most comfortable dress I have ever put on! I wish more than anything that it was a different print or solid color! 

Item 4: KEPT
4: Papermoon Etsie Textured Knit Dress $74
The color, cut, and style of this dress is just everything to me! I do want to get it hemmed a bit though because I do not like to wear dresses that cut at or below my knees. 

Item 5: RETURNED
5: Octavia Jolene Zipper Flap Crossbody $48
I did really enjoy the color of this bag but, it isn't super practical and the price was too high for me. 

Lynn was my stylist and I have to say, I am still not impressed. She claimed that the polka dot dress was an easy to style "neutral dress"...what about blatant polka dots is neutral?? Everything else was sub par in my opinion other than the Cobalt blue dress I am keeping. One box down, eleven to go for Stitch Fix to prove me wrong! 

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Ashley from Girl Talk, Leah from Chasing Texas and I have created a new monthly fitness link up! The link up is appropriately titled "Sweat It Out". We want you to link up any fitness related (goals, work out routines, diet progress, tips/tricks) or healthy food related posts on the first Tuesday of each month!



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What do you all think of the items I was sent? Do you use Stitch Fix? How have your experiences been? 

11 comments :

  1. I agree about polka dots! Maybe if it had been a shirt I would have been OK with polka dots but a polka dot dress that is just too much! Love the dress you kept! My fix should be here sometime soon but I am so bad about putting pictures up!

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  2. That's great that they changed how they 'get to know you' with a bunch of boxes at once. Good luck on them learning your style!

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  3. Ahhhh StitchFix. My first box was a complete failure. Everything I said I didn't like, they packed it and shipped it to me. Oy. The second box was mediocre at best. The third box was EPIC. It was so good I purchased two items right off the bat and very happily looked forward to my next shipment. When box #4 arrived, I wasn't as impressed but there was one item which I liked and kept. Here's the deal-breaker, box #5. It was SO horrible, I thought my stylist had dual personalities. No joke. Needless to say, that one was returned the very next day. Let's see what the next box brings. Sigh. Playing roulette might be far more successful. Good luck to you with yours :)

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  4. I've never tried StitchFix because I'm too thrifty to pay the $ for the items they send me. Call me cheap but I'd rather spend all day trying clothes on at stores that I can afford or am willing to pay the price for than go through the hassle of returning stuff I don't like. I do love that blue dress though. It's one of my favorite colors for summer. I'm actually wearing a tank that color right now!

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  5. I tried StitchFix for 2 boxes last fall and was not very impressed. I think the biggest problem for me was the price. I got a pair of boyfriend jeans in my second box and I actually really liked them. They fit well and were very flattering. But I couldn't justify paying $88.

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  6. Aww bummer about your fix! Did you create a Pinterest board to show your stylist things you like? That definitely helps!

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  7. What a fun link-up! I may be joining y'all because I want to get more into working out.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  8. Stitch fix sounds sounds like such a fun experience. I'd be curious to see what a stylist would pick out for me. I love the dress that you decided to keep.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  9. That blue dress is EVERYTHING! Love how you shared exactly why you kept and returned each item.

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  10. I've read so much about StitchFix, but I'm a go to the store and try everything on kind of girl.

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  11. I've never tried any of these services but I fear them not getting right. It does sound super convenient though if it is done right. I do love the options you got this time. I would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/04/24/mothers-day-rings/

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