Haaaaappy Friday! And if a three-day weekend is on your horizon thanks to MLK Jr., then happy long weekend to you! Whoop!
I have a Stitch Fix review for you today! Can you believe it? Many of you probably assumed that I wasn’t a customer with them anymore or that maybe I’d just given up on doing the reviews. Alas, here I am – back with terrible cell phone selfies in a dirty mirror that I have no shame in sharing with the world. 😉
Though we’ve collectively gotten 47 boxes between me, Jamie, Hadley, and Sadie, this is my 30th official Stitch Fix box review. Sadly, it’s not my favorite box, but I’m here to transparently share all of the good and the not so good so that you don’t feel frustrated next time you get a fix that doesn’t quite hit a home run. It’s happens! Heck, the stylists aren’t mind readers after all.
I’m also a bit of a difficult customer because I have zero issue folding up the garments that I don’t love and sending them back on their merry way. If I don’t absolutely love it, I’m not keeping it. I’ve been on a mission for five years now to create a closet full of garment that make me feel good in fit and appearance and that also hold up perfectly. If I don’t freak with how much I love a garment, it goes back. No biggie!
January 2020 Stitch Fix Review
Okay, enough chit chat! Let’s scroll some pics.
Danielrainn Saharey Tassel Knit Top
Fits great, is a designer that I have purchased from in the past and like quality-wise, but the print of this top just isn’t me. I would also have to wear a strapless bra with it, which is something I only justify doing if it’s a cute summery top or dress. Back it goes.
New Balance Accelerate 2 in 1 Short
They fit okay around my booty but give me a bit more of a muffin top than is comfortable. I also do not like shorts with biker shorts under them. Very unattractive on my relatively short legs. I do like the color of these shorts though, but this one is an easy decision: return.
French Grey Melcy Brushed Knit Dress
I have three French Grey dresses and they ARE MY FAVORITE! (I also really like Papermoon!!) So soft, flattering, easy to dress up or down, never fray, pill, or lose shape. Just perfect in every way. While I wasn’t jumping up and down about the floral print (my eye naturally does not lean toward yellow), I was hopeful about this one simply because of the brand.
Turns out it was too big though, as seen below in the arm area. I considered exchanging it (SUCH an easy process with Stitch Fix), but I just don’t love it enough anyway. I would totally wear the heck out of it, but is it my new favorite dress? Nah. Back it goes.
Market & Spruce Ezide Textured Print Top
I didn’t expect to like this top, but I surprisingly did more so than I thought. It was very comfortable, and I could see reaching for it all spring and summer long paired with a favorite pair of neutral shorts. It’s a teeny bit shorter on my torso than I usually like though, and the green color just doesn’t have me jumping up and down. For this reason alone, I’m sending it back.
Just Black Marie Distressed Released Hem Skinny Jean
Stitch Fix sends perfect pants. Perfect. It’s magic. These are no exception. They hit the perfect spot on my ankles and the ideal spot on my waist. Very comfortable too! I love the frayed hem at the bottom (hard to see in this picture) and the subtle distressed holes near the knees.
I already have two pairs of white denim though, and while I like this pair better than my other two pairs, I can’t justify keeping a third pair of white denim. Bummer. Byyyyeee perfect white jeans.
Return: All 5
“Wait. Doesn’t that mean you lose your $20 styling fee?”
No. A couple of months ago I renewed my Stitch Fix Styling Pass, which was $49. This $49 was then applied toward the two garments that I kept from a box in November (that I never did a blog review on). The styling pass allows me to schedule as many fixes as I want throughout the year without paying the $20 styling fee every time.
Because I have this pass, I went ahead and scheduled another fix to arrive next Friday. I need some new shorts and a pair of everyday sandals for next month’s trip to Orlando, and since it doesn’t cost me money to receive the box, I literally have nothing to lose! Highly recommend the styling pass since the money you’ll spend ($49) will be applied to a box anyway. Seems like an obvious choice to me.
Note: I branched out a couple of times recently and did some shopping at a couple boutiques. Bad idea (for me). I paid almost $40 for a sweater at a boutique in Gulf Shores, and now I can barely wear it. The buttons keep coming undone and it’s pulled in three different areas. So super frustrating. Then I went to a boutique in Huntsville and bought a cute tunic sweater to wear with leggings. The tag advises to wash in cold water and hang to dry. Did exactly that as I do with anything that I suspect will change shape. Sure enough, it’s now much more stretched out and about four inches shorter, meaning I cannot wear it with leggings anymore. It also has two pulls, and I’ve worn it twice.
MY CLOTHES WITH STITCH FIX DO NOT DO THIS. Neither do our kids’ clothes and neither do Jamie’s clothes. In fact, he recently bought a nice button-up dress shirt at a department store that fit him well. Within an hour of being at work, he’d ripped the shoulder. Thank goodness a co-worker had a blazer he could borrow. He agreed that his Stitch Fix clothes don’t do this. As a business, Stitch Fix HAS to ONLY partner with clothing labels that LAST. Otherwise no one will shop with them anymore. You know what you’re getting when you buy from Stitch Fix, and that’s clothing that you’ll still be wearing five years from now (I speak from experience!)
Okay, off my high horse. 😉 Hehe. If you want $75 toward your first fix (new accounts only), here is my referral link. The $75 credit offer is only good until 8 a.m. CST on Sunday, January 19th. Make a new account and get you some free clothing. Enjoy!
What do you like or dislike about Stitch Fix? I would love to know!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo