Today I’m sharing what was in my latest Stitch Fix box.
I needed a few items for an upcoming trip and decided to give Stitch Fix another whirl, which is easier than shopping for clothes with a toddler.
I made the video below and I apologize for the quality in advance. I guess I didn’t save it in HD. Anyway, I tell you about the pieces and then my plan B which was a trip to the Salvation Army.
If you are new to Stitch Fix, it’s basically a styling company that sends you items based on a thorough style guide profile that you create.
From my limited experience, here are some of the pros and cons:
- You don’t have to shop.
- A stylist picks out items you might not have chosen for yourself. (sometimes we get into a rut or stuck in an era!)
- You can pick your modesty level from “flaunt it” to “cover it” for every area of your body.
- You can choose what you want to spend from least expensive to most expensive. Great for those of us on a budget.
- If you refer a friend and they sign up, you get a credit towards Stitch Fix items. I had some credit, which is why I decided to do this before our trip.
- The stylists really do read your comments and are super helpful. It’s like having a life coach for style.
- If you don’t like anything in your box, you pay a $20 styling fee anyway which seems risky. If you keep any items, the styling fee goes toward your items.
- Even after choosing the “least expensive” option my items seem to land around $48 a piece which is more than I want to spend per piece.
In the end, I am sending everything back. Here’s why: The necklace was $46 which was too much and not my style. The blue and white striped shirt ($48) was a little too baggy and not very flattering on, although I loved the pattern. The green cargo shorts were just too short. I do love the color and will probably find a pair that color elsewhere for the trip. They were $58! I’m too cheap to spend that on any shorts. The jean shorts were nothing special and had rips, which isn’t my thing. The grey asymmetrical cardigan was the most gorgeous cotton and if I were going to pick one thing to keep, it would have been that. I didn’t keep it because I was afraid that the front would just look messy if it wasn’t folded just right. Here’s the video. I look exhausted and in fact, I actually am. 😉
You’ll see in the video what I decided to do instead. Emily and I hit the Salvation Army 50% off sale and found pants to hem for shorts. They were each $2.50 each. (A red pair and a navy mattress ticking pair.) I found an accent piece for a dinner we need to go to at Ocean State Job Lot for $2. Maybe the real lesson I need to learn is that I am too cheap for Stitch Fix! lol
I am going to try it one more time, this time with my Pinterest board connected with my account!
What do you think? Have you tried Stitch Fix and had better luck than I had?
Let me know in the comments.