To be honest, I meant to cancel this latest Stitch Fix box but completely forgot about it until I received the shipment email in my inbox. Stitch Fix (<- referral link!) is a personal styling service that is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have time to shop, is looking for specific items each season, or just loves clothing in general.
When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey about your clothing sizes, style, and pricing preferences. After reviewing this information, your personal stylist will send you 5 items to try. The fee for this service is $20, which includes free shipping and free returns. If you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total (if you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)
Since I didn’t remember this box was coming, I didn’t include any specific requests or instructions in my note to my stylist. I also hadn’t updated my Pinterest board with summer styles. Big mistake. As a general note, make sure to keep an eye on your Pinterest board and update it at least once a season to give your stylist even more ideas of what you’d like to see in your box. I’d also recommend following StitchFix on Pinterest so you can re-pin any clothing they feature. It just might show up in your box!
When you receive your box, you have three days to decide what items you want to keep and what items you want to return. There is a “Checkout” option in your online account to let them know what you’re keeping (and paying for) and provide feedback on all the clothes. This is another great opportunity to tell your stylist about your likes/dislikes. Your credit card is only charged for the items you keep (minus the $20 styling fee!). A USPS bag (for the free shipping) is provided in the box to return the other items. I also discovered that USPS will pick up packages from your doorstep, so I didn’t even have to make a trip to the post office!
These five items were included in my June box:
Galilee Crochet Overlay Top ($54) – Let me start by saying Jay sat with me while I was opening this box and we both laughed when I pulled out this top. He thought it was a tablecloth (no joke) and I thought it was a patterned bag at first. Suffice to say, I hated this shirt. It was even worse when I put it on. RETURN
41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse ($48) – This shirt was more promising. I actually have several similar tops in my closet. The lenght was perfect to wear with jeans, but it’s something I could easily find more much cheaper at my regular stores. Also, this may be unfair since they clearly nailed my normal style, but I’m usually hoping for items that force me a tiny bit out of my comfort zone and this top I would easily pick out for myself. RETURN
41Hawthorn Dawney Scallop Trim Blouse ($54) – Another shirt that’s decent, but it seems like a basic top I could find at TJ Maxx for less than $20. RETURN
Brixon Ivy Cyndi Lace Pencil Skirt ($74) – I wanted to like this skirt when I pulled it out of the box, but it wasn’t exactly great when I put it on. It felt too fancy for the clothes I normally wear to work and had an annoying habit of bunching up around my hips whenever I moved. RETURN
41Hawthorn ColorBlock Dress ($78) – This was the item I came the closest to keeping. It fit well, was long enough, and had a cute pattern that I wouldn’t normally choose. However, if I’m going to spend this much on a dress, I need a specific occasion coming up in which to wear it. Without that, I can’t justify buying. RETURN
Sigh, the past few months haven’t convinced me to continue subscribing to Stitch Fix. I might pick it back up again in the fall when I at least feel I get a better value for the winter clothes, but for now I’m going on a Stitch Fix hiatus.
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