Review: Stitch Fix

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In an effort to not only have this blog filled with Target stuff (even though I love it and you love it too), I wanted to branch out and try some other stuff out to fill my growing and expanding closet. Enter Stitch Fix (ps., this is not a sponsored post, just some honest feedback that is all my own)!

How it works:

  1. You fill out a short survey online that helps to figure out your “style” and some items that you may be interest in your Stitch Fix stylist picking out for you.
  2. You pick a shipment date, pay $20 for a styling fee (that can go towards purchasing items in your Stitch Fix box if you like them), and they send you a box of goodies the week of that date!
  3. You open the box, read your nice note from your stylist (mine visited the blog to find out my style!), try on the goods (mine was four articles of clothing and one accessory), make outfits with the goods based on the style cards that are included, and see what you want to keep versus what you want to send back.

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These are the items that I received in my first Stitch Fix box: one striped tee, one heart high-low tank, one sailboat dress, one mint necklace, and one pair of mint skinny jeans. All of these sounded right up my alley (cute graphic prints, mint items – I’ve been wanting one of those, and stripes), but nothing ended up wowing me (especially for the prices of each item)…insert sad face.

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Here’s the dainty little necklace. I’m not much of a dainty long necklace wearer, so PASS.

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This dress was so cute, and it came with an adjustable side waist. The stylist notes suggested pairing it with my red heels that she had seen on the blog, so I did!

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Everything’s better with a blazer (similar). ;)

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The two shirt were massively oversized (and I tend to be a high-low shirt hater, which is what the heart tank was), so those two were a PASS as well. They were so average that they didn’t even get photographed. And the mint jeans that I had a lot of hope for, since they were definitely long enough for my giraffe legs? They were skin tight and super thin, so they showed every single inch of my leg…which the internet is not ready for…so no photos of that either.

All and all, it was a fun experience. It’s always fun to get packages in the mail. It was cool to have someone look at your style and try to jazz it up a bit with some fun, new pieces. If the dress had been cheaper (and I didn’t already own a sailboat dress), I probably would have purchased it. I’m definitely willing to give Stitch Fix another try down the line and would recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new. If you’re interested in trying, here’s my referral link. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try my best to answer!

I think I’m going to see about trying Le Tote next. Has anyone tried Stitch Fix, Le Tote, or anything else they care to share?! Let me know!

  • J. Springer

    Love Target = Love your blog! I had to pop in to comment about Stitch Fix because I’ve used them for about 8 boxes now and only started looking at style blogs after I started using Stitch Fix. I agree, the idea of someone else picking out cute outfits for me is fun, but since following blogs like yours, I’ve been able to find super cute outfits for a fraction of what it costs at Stitch Fix! So, thanks for that! ;) Now that I know how to shop and what to look for, I won’t be using Stitch Fix nearly as much.

    • Thanks so much, J! What a good analysis of the service! Thanks so much for commenting about this, I completely agree!

  • Kristen Warren

    i hate high low tops, unless the ‘high’ is normal length if that makes sense. i signed up for stitch fix and then cancelled before i even got the first one because i found how expensive it was. sorry, i can find way cuter things for way cheaper.

    • Completely agree with everything, Kristen. I mean this sailboat dress was around $68, and I got my Old Navy wrap one for $10 (normally $34)? I can buy lots of other things for that $58 leftover.

      • Kristen Warren

        preach!

  • ADA

    Katie, too bad about the long necklace and boat dress because they are so cute and beautiful on you. Question #1 how much were they each if you don’t mind me asking? Also, I love that white sweater, where is that from? (I knew there would be more than one question lol). But yeah, you can probably find similar pieces at Target for much cheaper.

    I have tried Le Tote for two months and it was very expensive. I ended keeping 1 piece total which I loved. But I also felt bad that I had to purchase smth in 2 months. Most blogger have complained about Stitch Fix’s prices also. =( Boo ya.

    P.S. Your hair is looking adorable with the barrette.

    • Question 1: necklace was around $36 and dress was $68, if I remember correctly.

      Question 2: White sweater is from Target (link here: http://popsu.gr/sKpU).

      Thanks for the feedback about Le Tote. I was wondering if anyone had had the same issues. I’m just not thrilled about “throwing” my money away, you know!?

      Thanks so much, friend!

  • Jennifer

    I love the idea of Stitch Fix, but I have heard such mixed reviews! Some people love it, some don’t.

    With that being said, that sail boat dress was adorable! I probably would have kept it if it looked good!

    -Jen
    moderndaymotion.blogspot.com

    • Jen – that’s what I’ve been hearing too. I was kind of in the middle. I feel like if the dress had been anything but sailboats, I probably would have kept it (though I do appreciate a good quirky print)!

  • Rebecca B

    I’ve never heard of Stitch Fix! Sounds really cool and looks like the stylist at least had your patterns & colors spot on.

    • Hahaha. That she did! Blue, red, hint of mint, loves stripes, and quirky prints. Done? ;)

  • I’ve been on the fence about trying Stitch Fix…bummer that nothing worked out for you. :(

  • I liked the idea of Stitch Fix, but it seems like its a little expensive, at least for me. The dress is really cute though!
    ~Sara

    • Agreed, Sara! The idea is there, the price isn’t right for the clothes (I do not mind the $20 styling fee b/c that can go towards your order)! But $88 for skintight jeans? Nope! ;)

  • i feel like i could never give stitch fix a try just because i am so frugal, and i’ve seen a few recent reviews and it seems like no one ever receives anything they truly like or want to end up keeping and everyone comments on how expensive the items are. that seems kind of frustrating! i really appreciated your review though and maybe my curiosity will get the best of me one of these days and i’ll give one of these subscription dealios a try.

    • I feel you, Heidi (and sorry for the comment responding delay, blogger fail)! I thought it was totally worth the $20 (that can go towards buying one of the items) for the experience. I just wish the items themselves were cheaper to purchase, but who knows?! Maybe I’m just cheap! ;)