Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stitch Fix Review: I May Never Go Shopping Again!


1. Tara Striped Jersey Tank by Red Haute

2. Starfish and Stone Drop Necklace 

Does Stitch Fix get better with time? It has for me. Just look at the photos.

When you schedule a Fix, you get to write a little note to your stylist. Here's what I wrote to Margaret when I requested Stitch Fix #5:
"For this Fix, I'd like to add some pattern and texture to my wardrobe. I need clothes that can transition to Fall, remembering that I live in a very hot climate. I'd also love a super-long necklace."
Looking in my closet, I was seeing a sea of solids! For this Fix, I wanted Stitch Fix to shake it up a little -- sending clothes with texture and pattern that wouldn't look silly on 51-year-old me.

By this point, Stitch Fix has a lot of info about me. First, there's my style profile. Then, there are my previous four Fixes. Stitch Fix knows what I bought and what I sent back. Each time I checked out online, I left very specific feedback. Stitch Fix knows what fit and what didn't, what I loved and what I hated. By now, styling me should be getting a whole lot easier.

3. Ansel Crochet Front Bead Detail Top by Hazel

4. Robinson Maxi Skirt by Renee C.

5. Hendrick Colorful Loose Knit Tank by Kensie
I've continued to update my style profile after each Fix as well. Back in the beginning, when I wrote to Stitch Fix about myself on my profile, I went on and on about being 51 and a blogger and a stay-at-home mom and a homeschooler. Like my stylist (who's probably in her 20's) was supposed to take a stab at what kind of style would work for a 51-year-old, homeschooling blogger. As a result, my first two fixes were kind of blah. Out of the first 10 items they sent, I only bought one.

Now, my profile is brutally honest and very specific. Here's exactly what it says.

*Apple shaped, mommy middle. No clingy fabric at waist.
*Long waisted
*Only long/maxi dresses. 
*No critter or novelty prints. 
*No Dry Clean Only, except jackets. 
*See my Pinterest 
Color Loves: Black/white/gray, cream/chocolate, pink/coral/red, chartreuse, pale yellow.
Trends I like: High-Low tops, maxis, polka dots, chambray, crochet, cardigans

As you may have already guessed, this was the Fix where I purchased all 5 items. As promised, Stitch Fix took 25% off my total for buying the whole box. When I combined this discount with the referral credit I'd earned, this was a very affordable way to add 5 unique pieces to my wardrobe for Fall.

Stitch Fix is working for me. I may never go shopping again!

So what do you think? What's your favorite item from this Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix styles ladies sizes 0-14. If you'd like to check out Stitch Fix yourself, just click here to fill out your style profile and get on the waiting list. One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is that you aren't required to have a monthly subscription. Schedule a Fix as often or as rarely as you like. You can even try it just once as a special treat! If you have a question about Stitch Fix, leave a comment and ask away. 

*Stitch Fix links in this blog post are referral links. If you sign up for Stitch Fix through a link in this post, Stitch Fix will give me $25 in referral credit when you get your first Fix. Thank you!

Take a look at Fixes 1-4:

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5 comments:

  1. Wow, everything is so cute on you. No wonder you bought evey item. Too bad I'm a size 16!

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    1. Aww, thanks. Stitch Fix has gotten lots of feedback from ladies asking them to style a wider range of sizes so hopefully, they'll add more sizes soon!

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  2. Great fix! Also, there is no way you are 51! :-)

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  3. You're 51?? I just turned 41 today. I hope I look as good as you in 10 years! Also? Love Stitch Fix!

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  4. Beautiful necklace! Who makes the necklace? I would like to try to find online. It looks so pretty on you with the sweater.

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