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This is my very first Stitch Fix Box Review, but its not my first Stitch Fix. I think this Stitch Fix Spring Box is Fix #6, and I’ve always meant to do an “unboxing” review, but something happens when that box gets delivered. I always rush through trying-on, shipping back, and everything else that I forget to take pics or document it.
That changes today.
What Is Stitch Fix?
If you’re not aware of Stitch Fix, it’s sort of a subscription box Personalized Fashion Stylist. Once you sign up, you fill out a detailed questionnaire about what you like to wear, what you’re looking for, what your life is like, and for just $20, a stylist curates 5 items that she thinks will look fabulous on you. You get the box, you try them on, you keep what you want and send back the rest. Shipping is free both ways & the $20 Styling Fee is credited toward whatever you decide to keep. If you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount!
Each Fix comes with Style Cards showing you how to wear your new items two ways with things you may already own, and you provide feedback on each item you received so your stylist can get to know your style better for your next Fix.
Before we get to this Fix, I want to do a quick review on the service, since this is my first published review.
Stitch Fix Customer Service
There are a few reasons why I like Stitch Fix. First, you don’t have to go shopping. Who has time for that these days? Everything comes to your door, quickly in my case. My box shows up the day after I get the email because I think they have a warehouse near me.
Second, you can set a budget. Stitch Fix offers all kinds of clothes, accessories, shoes and more for men & women of all sizes, and you can tell your stylist what spending range you’re comfortable with on each type of item. Its nice because you’re not going to get a $250 dress if you tell them that’s out of your price range. Most items average around $50, but I’ve gotten cute tops as low as $28.
Third, you can get a box on demand whenever you want, no commitment. I love the flexibility of scheduling a box when my budget is ready. You don’t have to get a box every month, or every 6 weeks, or even every season, but you totally can if you want! I’ve been using Stitch Fix for almost 2 years, and this is only my 6th box.
Have I always loved & kept what I got? No. But that’s ok. Normally, I don’t have the budget to buy everything in my Fix. Sometimes, you just open the box, look at the items, try them on, and think “Nope”. I usually find at least one item that I love and want to keep, so it’s not a loss, especially since your $20 style fee goes toward that item.
I have had a couple of times where I’ve needed to contact Customer Service. They are extremely responsive, and they always go above and beyond to successfully resolve the issue.
Stitch Fix Spring 2017 Box Review
Back to my Stitch Fix Spring 2017 Box!
Since I just Konmari’d my closet, I realized that I have a lot of neutrals, basics and navy. I wanted to branch out and add some bright, fun items to go with the basics that I already own. I said my life is more “Mom on the Go” than anything else, its hot here in the Summer, and I might want to mix in a little GNO.
Once I got the email saying my Fix had shipped, I peeked at the Check Out Page under My Fix on the Stitch Fix Website to see what I was getting. I usually do that. I don’t really like surprises.
Here’s what I got in my Stitch Fix Spring Box!
First up is the Your Story Terrazas V-Neck Top $28. When I first saw this top on the check out screen, I thought this was for sure a keeper & I think it’s a great price. Once I saw it in my box, it was different than I thought it was going to be. I wasn’t so into it. There are some good things about this top, it’s lightweight & aerie, its very comfortable, and it fits well.
I wasn’t thrilled with the print. I don’t really wear literal noun prints outside of florals and maybe some specific prints if they are more modern. This top has lighthouses all over it, and they weren’t really uniform, more abstract. On the checkout screen, I thought they were streaks of color, but they are actually lighthouses. I feel like that is a print that should be in someone’s Mom’s wardrobe, and I don’t mean my kids’ mom. And by that, I mean my Mom.
I returned this one. This top is an XS, and its pretty true to size.
I also received the Lila Ryan Liza Skinny Jean. The jeans fit well, but I wasn’t real happy with the weight. The fabric felt more like jeggings than jeans, even though they have a button with a zip fly, but fake front pockets. I also didn’t really like the wash.
I was disappointed that I received basic blue jeans in my box, because I stressed in my note to my stylist that I had all the basics and was looking for fun pieces to wear with what I already have. You see, I live in Texas. I have all styles of blue jeans covered: dark, light, skinny, trouser, flare, bootcut – all of them. Since I only keep what “sparks joy”, that means I only have one pair of each style or color, or style and color, so I don’t need two pair of blue skinny jeans. These went in the return bag.
These were a 0, and fit pretty well. I normally wear a 24 waist in denim. The length hit right at the ankle, which is tough for a short 5’3″ girl like me. I returned these. They are $98.
The second top in my box was the Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee in grey. I thought this was going straight back when I saw it in my box online, and again, I was disappointed that another basic piece was included. However, once I tried it on I really liked it. It has more of a soft woven knit weight in the fabric, not just a basic thin cotton tee. I also liked the longer back. I realized I don’t have a grey tee that doesn’t have graphics on it, so I ended up keeping this.
This top is an XS and fits true to size. At $38 its a little expensive for a tee, but the fabric is nicer & slightly heavier than a normal tee, so I’m ok with it. It’s a keeper!
My stylist thought I would like a pop of color for summer with this 41Hawthorn Kassidy Faux Wrap Dress. It’s a nice dress. It’s fully lined & its a great weight. It would be perfect for a summer work wardrobe. Unfortunately, it’s just not me. I don’t work anymore, and this piece felt too professional for me. I’m more of a separates person, even though a love a great cotton sundress. I felt like it was too matronly. It was also really thick, and I think I would sweat buckets in the Texas heat if I tried to wear this during the day. I returned it.
This was a Small, and it felt really tight. It was $58.
In my note to my stylist, I said that I was looking for bright colors in both clothing & accessories to change up my basic wardrobe. One of the ways I suggested was with a fold over clutch. I have been trying to get out more and make friends with the other moms in the neighborhood, and its always a treat to get out of the house without a bag full of kid stuff. I love fold over pouches, so I was pretty excited to see a Street Level Meyer Tassel Clutch included in my Fix. The online check out screen didn’t tell me what color I was getting, but from Pinterest, I knew Stitch Fix offered this clutch in several fun as well as basic colors.
I opened my box and found this grey/blue version. This clutch is super cute, and I really love the size, shape & the fun tassel detail, but I kind of wish I’d gotten a more vibrant color, like hot pink or yellow.
It’s priced at $38. I decided to keep it because I really liked the style, even if the color wasn’t great. But, I made sure to leave that feedback for my stylist. I feel like this color will go better in the Fall/Winter than bright Spring/Summer.
The Total Cost
Since I kept the grey tee & the clutch, the total was $76. I had my Styling Fee waived this time because of a past issue, so I didn’t have the initial $20 charged up front.
Stitch Fix doesn’t do exchanges for color, only size. I have read that sometimes if they have the inventory, they will do a color exchange if you ask them. I sent an email to Customer Service, but they said they didn’t have the clutch or the tank in another color or print.
This was my first fix with this particular stylist, so there’s a bit of a learning curve. I feel like I was really specific in my note to the stylist this time, and I had a well-curated Pinterest board that I thought conveyed the style I’m going for, but I don’t feel like this Fix achieved that look. Do you think so, or am I just being overly-critical? I know that its rare to love everything in your Fix, but someday I would like too. Out of the 6 I’ve had, I really only remember 1 Fix that I was happy about most of it.
I’m going to keep pinning and updating my profile & maybe we’ll try again in the Fall. I usually save my money for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every Summer, and that is my big shopping trip every year.
Save time and try Stitch Fix this Summer! It’s a great way to get some new outfits for when you want to impress the other Moms the first week of school. You know, before you go back to the yoga pants. (It’s ok. We all do it!)