So, I actually meant to blog about this a LONG time ago…but I forgot. But I was reading another favorite blog, A Sorta Fairytale and she reminded me.
So, have you heard of Stitch Fix? It’s kinda awesome. It’s like your own personal shopper. You sign up for a “fix” as often as you like and a specific day you want it delivered and they send you 5 articles of clothing for you to try on. When you sign up for your “fix”, you fill out this profile that includes sizes you wear and shows you pictures of different styles so you can say what you like and don’t like. You can also specifically say what you would want them to send, i.e. no pants or only work attire. It’s $20 for a “fix” and if you decide to keep anything that $20 goes toward your purchase and you don’t pay for shipping back on what you don’t keep. If you buy everything, you save 25% off the total, and if you return it all, all you lose on in the $20. But I’ve gotten one fix and there were multiple things I wanted to keep. And every other blogger that I’ve read having gotten the fixes has also kept at least one piece…so I feel the risk is fairly low.
Also, if you give the stylists specific feedback on your returns, I’ve heard that they get better and better…getting more and more closer to your tastes and sizes.
I really liked it because I wanted to get out of my box of tees and jeans. Whenever I go shopping I always end up with the same things. I thought if I told someone else the style I was going for…they might be able to help me with my problem.
Anyway, here are pictures of what they sent me. Sorry about the flash and horrible pictures. :) Three shirts, one dress, and one pair of earrings.
Item #1: Coral Long Sleeve shirt
I loved the color, but wasn’t really looking for a long sleeve shirt.
Item #2: Ivory Long Sleeve Tunic
So, it was too big. And unfortunately because everything is so specialized you really can’t exchange for a different size. Also, at the time I really didn’t like this on me. Funny thing…about two months ago I went out and bought almost the exact same thing (in my size). I’ve always said that I am about 6 months-a year behind the fashion trends. This is soooo true. I got this “fix” back in Sept 2012 ( I know I forgot to blog about it for a long time. lol) Anyway…if it had been the right size I probably still wouldn’t have kept it…but I should have because 6 months later I would have loved it. lol.
Item #3: Black tight dress, jersey material, and ruching (sp?) in the front.
I actually had really high hopes for this dress. I love it straight out of the box. Thought it would be really flattering with the ruching. But then I put it on and it was tight in all the wrong places and it was very disappointing. No pictures…it looked bad. lol
Item #4: Chartreuse Tank Top with cutouts in front and a very pretty back.
I actually REALLY loved this shirt. Like Really. I wanted it sooo bad. But. I’m cheap. lol
Item # 5. A pair of black beaded hoop earrings.
No picture of the earrings. I actually really liked them. I was kinda bummed though because they were broken. I figured since they are not size based…maybe I could exchange them for a non broken pair. But no such luck. So, I kept them and they credited me for the $20 so I could get them fixed. Pretty sweet, huh???
Anyway, back to #4…If there was one negative this about Stitch Fix, in my lowly opinion, it’s the price. Here’s the thing. For those that shop at Nordstoms or other pricier places…the price is probably fine for you. I, however, tend shop at Target, Old Navy, Express, and Buckle. So…$75 for a shirt is a little too much for me. The website says that their average price point is $75. I found that to be true. Both the long sleeve shirts were in the $90s. The dress was in the $50s, the green tank was in the $70s, and the earrings were in the $30s.
In the end, I sent everything but the earrings back….no harm, no foul.
Weird thing…I know the price is a little high (although you can choose your price point when you answer the preliminary survey), but I REALLY want another “fix”. It’s so much fun to get the surprise package in the mail. You have no idea what it will be, but you get to play dress up and find some really cute things. I’m sure I’ll try it again in the future…and when I do, I promise to not take almost 8 months to report back on it.
If you decide to try Stitch Fix…or have tried it before, let me know…I would love to see your fixes.