This is my first Stitch Fix since I started my blog so I get to share it with you right from the beginning. As soon as you schedule your Fix, the anticipation begins, wondering what your stylist is going to send. When the box arrives and you open it, the first thing you see is that your five items are beautifully wrapped.
Their presentation makes you feel like you’re getting something really special, and it is, because each item was chosen especially for you. I like the way they are folded and arranged, so that you get an instant preview and can see how everything works together. When I first glanced at the folded items, I was excited. It looked like my stylist did a good job of paying attention to my preferences as well as the note I’d written when scheduling my Fix. I’d requested some things that I could wear to church such as dresses, skirts, and dress pants. She sent me one of each, plus a pair of shoes.
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Below is the “style card” that they enclose with every Stitch Fix. It shows the pieces included and gives suggestions for how to style them, along with a personal note from your stylist.
My Fix arrived a day early, and that was great because my photographer (daughter) wasn’t working and could take some pictures for me.
First, I put on the Toree Maxi Dress by One Market ($88). I really liked the unique print as well as the style and fabric. It was flowy and feminine and would be nice to wear for a variety of occasions. Unfortunately, it’s a medium and too long for me. I tried it on with some heels and it was still too long. I’ve read that stylists can sometimes exchange for a different size, so I may contact her and see if she can get a small, otherwise it will be a return. (Update: Stitch Fix has since started offering exchanges.)
Cindy included some Mazzota Cut-Out Flats by Nine West ($79).
The color is called Rose Gold. It has a slight metallic shine to it but still seems neutral and wearable with many things. I think they look especially nice with the light pink tops I’ve gotten from previous Fixes. I’m thinking about keeping them. I thought they were fun.
Here I’m trying on the Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top by Laila Jade ($58) with the Kayla Printed Flare Skirt by Margaret M ($64). My first thought about the top was that I loved the turquoise color. The fabric was lightweight and would work well for three out of four seasons. I loved wearing it and thought sure I’d keep it, but then when I was looking at the pictures of me wearing it I wasn’t so sure. The fabric seemed a little too clingy in some shots, and okay in others, so I’m undecided. I really liked the skirt. It’s the type of fabric that would travel well and I really liked the geometric print and all the colors in it.
I also tried the skirt with a chambray top from my closet and I liked that combination pretty well, too. I’m thinking it’s a keeper.
Then I tried the Dolman Sleeve top with some jeans, and a necklace my husband gave me. I think I like the top better with jeans, but it’s nice that it matches the skirt, too.
The Francesca Skinny Pant by Eden Society ($68) (below) just wasn’t for me. The only thing I really liked about them was the color – navy. Although they fit pretty well, I didn’t like the fabric or its ribbed texture. I also didn’t like the length and just didn’t feel like they were flattering. They’re going back. I tried them on with a top I bought from a previous Stitch Fix and I’m trying to give you a peek at the zippered pocket detail.
I think I’ve decided to keep the skirt, top, and shoes. The returns will go into the postage-paid and pre-addressed envelope and it’s ready to drop in the mail. Then I log into my SF account to “check out.” It’s that easy!
Overall, I think Cindy did a great job. In her note to me she mentioned that she thought the pants would go well with a top I had previously purchased from Stitch Fix. She also mentioned not being able to get a particular dress that I had pinned to my Pinterest board. Those things tell me that she really put some time and effort into styling for me and I appreciate that.
Wasn’t that fun? Now it’s your turn. Do you have a special occasion coming up that you would like a new outfit for? Maybe a vacation, or a wedding. Maybe you’re getting ready to go off to school or start interviewing for a new job. A Stitch Fix stylist can help you put your best foot forward by selecting some pieces that are appropriate and fashionable.
If you need a gift for someone, why not give the gift of a Stitch Fix gift certificate? It’s quick and easy for you, and a fun experience for them. It arrives by e-mail, so you know it’ll arrive in time. In fact, my sister gave me a gift certificate for my birthday last month and I’ll be applying it towards my keepers.
It doesn’t cost anything to visit Stitch Fix to learn more and fill our your profile. When you schedule your first Fix you are charged a $20 styling fee. If you keep at least one item then the styling fee is applied towards the balance. If you keep all five items then you receive a 25% discount.
Get Your Best Fix
If you’re an existing Stitch Fix customer, then be sure to update your profile periodically to make sure all of your information is current. At the same time, check your Pinterest board that is linked to your Stitch Fix account and update it as well. Add some items for the upcoming season or special events you have coming up. Delete items that you no longer need, or make you wonder, “What was I thinking?!” These tips will ensure the best Fix possible.
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