It’s Stitch Fix day!
If snooping what other people get in their Stitch Fix boxes is one of your guilty pleasures, just know I’m right there with ya! We know the inventory these stylists are choosing from is vast, so it’s neat to see the variety of pieces and who they matched up what with.
I received my #22 fix earlier this week and did a Facebook Live unboxing on Wednesday afternoon. The replay has been viewed a boatload of times, so I’m assuming a good chunk of you got a peek at what I pulled out of my box. I didn’t try anything on though during the live session (obviously!) and had no idea what I was going to keep, so I let you know in that video that I’d be back today with this post to give you an update! So… here I am. 🙂
Why I never write my stylist a note requesting certain pieces…
In your Stitch Fix profile, there’s a box for customers to write a note to the stylist. One is encouraged to share upcoming events he/she’s attending and shopping for, maybe share where there are gaps in one’s closet that they’d like to fill with certain types of garments, etc. I have filled this out one time in three years, and I believe my lack of filling this section out is one of the reasons I’m still so enamored by this company.
Though I believe that suggestion box is available with good intentions, I personally don’t want to put all of my eggs in one basket that month by offering ideas of what I “need” to be sent, hoping that my stylist sends me the perfect piece to wear for my upcoming event or to add to my closet.
So here’s what I do instead. I make sure that my profile is super honest when it comes to my size and style, and then I let my stylist have a heyday picking out what she thinks I might possibly like. Usually I fall in love with one or two pieces and instantly know where I’ll wear them too. Sometimes I fall so in love with a piece but struggle to justify keeping it because I’m not sure when I’ll wear it. If I really, really love it, I usually keep it and excitedly pull it out of my closet soon to wear to a function I’d forgotten about or didn’t know about at the time. I never, ever regret keeping the pieces that I love.
Here’s the thing – I can’t typically afford to keep my entire fix every single time anyway. Even though keeping the whole box is a great deal (25% off everything!), I’m not going to keep what’s inside unless I totally love it. So knowing that I’m likely only going to add one or two things to my closet keeps Stitch Fix super affordable for me, and it keeps my closet fresh. Adding one or two items every month (or few months depending on your fix frequency) that you love to your closet eventually turns your closet into one that you’re thrilled to get dressed in.
One more thing I love about not writing my stylist a note: She typically picks out pieces I would never have picked up off the rack for myself. Sometimes I even pull them out of the box and think “I am not going to be keeping this!” but I try it on anyway (my personal rule). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put on a piece that I was certain would be going back, and then looked in the mirror and thought “Dang, I can’t believe how much I like this!”
Anyway. 🙂 I still think writing that suggestion note for your stylist is a great idea for some people, but for me, I like for my stylists to send me whatever they want without me relying on them reading my mind, banking on receiving the perfect piece. If I desperately need something specific, I’ll go to the store. Otherwise, I’ll let Stitch Fix dress me. 🙂
Stitch Fix Review
Alright, alright. Moving on! Here’s what I received in my box this week and what I’m keeping/returning.
Crescent Bariel Cold Shoulder Blouse
This blouse is a perfect fit. Perfect! The style is so unique, and we all know I’m a big, big fan of the cold shoulder trend. I’m really torn about this one though. I don’t think I’d give it a second thought if I sent it back, but if I hung it in my closet, I’m sure I’d feel good wearing it on a date or out with girlfriends or something. Crap.
You know what? I’d be really sad to put this one back in the bag to send back. I’m going to keep it!
Skies Are Blue: Alana Textured Dress
Keeping! That’s all there is to it. It fits my body perfectly and will be perfect for throwing on to dinner (maybe for our anniversary soon?) or to a work function for Jamie or something. I only have two or three long-sleeved dresses, so this will fill in that gap a little. Plus, it never hurts to have a classic, modest red dress in your closet ready to go! PS: Look at those cute but subtle bell sleeves!
STS Blue Never Fray Hem Skinny Jean
I didn’t make the connection until I tried them on that these are the same pants I got in my November fix that ended up being a little big and baggy. This pair felt a little snug, plus I don’t need any new jeans right now, even if that frayed hem is ADORABLE. Returning.
Bancroft Aliza Filigree Teardrop Necklace
I really don’t have many statement necklaces anymore, but I don’t miss them. I thought I actually might hold on to this one, but it snagged my shirt as soon as I put it on, so I’m sending it back. It’s pretty and I know I would wear it if I kept it, but I won’t miss it.
Papermoon Burkett Lace Detail Knit Top
I’m realizing that lace really isn’t my style. I really like wearing black clothes and this top is beautiful, but it’s just not me. Byeeee lace black top. I’m returning ya.
TRY A BOX FOR FREE!
Usually a customer is charged $20 when each box is shipped, and then that $20 is applied to the cost of an item that one keeps. If everything is sent back, Stitch Fix keeps the $20. (Note: I’ve only sent my entire box back one time in three years!)
But this month, Stitch Fix is offering Whimsical September readers another shot at trying this service for the first tie. They’re offering all new customers the chance to try Stitch Fix without the $20 styling fee! Click here, schedule your first fix asap, and Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee. That means you won’t be charged anything ahead of time and will only pay for what you keep. If you decide you don’t like anything and that you didn’t care for Stitch Fix, send everything back in the pre-paid USPS bag and be done with it. 🙂
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a stop-anytime apparel subscription service that sends customers five pieces of clothing and accessories once a month (or more or less depending on one’s preferences) based on price points that one designates in his or her profile. Stitch Fix stylists hand-pick what to send each customer based on one’s online profile created upon sign up. Customers are charged a $20 styling fee upfront per shipment, but the styling fee is later applied to any item(s) the customers chooses to keep. If one chooses to send back all five items, Stitch Fix keeps the $20 fee. A customer’s best bet is to keep at least one item since $20 has already been paid. Stitch Fix also includes a prepaid bag to send all unwanted items back. If a customer chooses to keep all five items, he or she gets a whopping 25% discount off of the entire box. So awesome!
Stitch Fix offers services for men! We gave this a try for Jamie back in November when his box was free, and we liked it! He kept two items. He got his second box this past Wednesday, and he’s keeping one polo that he loved.
Ready to get started and schedule your first box?
Don’t forget that your first box is free to try this month, so why not give it a try?! Have fun!
(Get a load out of this! Today’s post is actually sponsored! After running my mouth about my love for Stitch Fix for three years, they figured out who I am and decided to sponsor my first post of 2018. How sweet! I’m thrilled. Thanks for supporting me and these silly “selfie” posts for so long. They helped me get noticed by a brand I simply adore!)