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Stitch Fix Review – August 2018

My summer Stitch Fix arrived last week! 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. UPDATE – For a short period of time, StitchFix is giving a $25 credit to new users! Use my link to snag this offer. 

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!)

Usually, I add a note to help ensure I’m getting what I want, but this time I let it completely up to my stylist. Also keep your Pinterest board updated! You can follow StitchFix on Pinterest and 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!

 

Check out the five items included in my August box:

Beratan Leather Slingback Flat ($88) – These shoes were OK, but way out of my price range. I generally wear the same few pairs of shoes all the time, so I’ll make a note in my profile that I don’t want any shoes in the future. RETURN

 

Lillie Cuffed Denim Short ($58) – I’m kind of the same way with shorts as I am with shoes. I have a few go to pairs that I wear all the time. These shorts were comfortable, but I just didn’t need them. RETURN

 

Colette Cold Shoulder Knit Top ($28) – The sleeves on this t-shirt were unique, but I have a decent amount of purple already in my closet. RETURN

3/4 Length Striped Knit Top ($34) – Usually I’m a sucker for stripes and I seriously considered keeping this top. However, in the name of saving money, I decided this is a piece I can easily by on my own. RETURN

 

Green Lace Sleeveless Blouse ($38) – I probably should have kept this to wear to work, but it just didn’t wow me enough.  RETURN

This box wasn’t a slam dunk, but I recognize that I gave my stylist no ideas and hadn’t updated my Pinterest board in months. I am also trying to be a bit more selective about what I keep to avoid spending a ton of money! 

If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, try it out for yourself HERE! Don’t forget they’re now styling men and kids as well. You can check out my other recent reviews below:

Stitch Fix – June 2018
Stitch Fix – May 2018
Stitch Fix – March 2018
Stitch Fix – November 2017

 

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Kasey Holloway
    August 6, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Those shoes are super cute, but I agree they are pretty pricey! Sorry you didn’t find anything in this months fix, that’s always a bummer!

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    Angela
    August 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I like that striped top, but my husband says I wear stripes too much! My only issue with Stitch Fix is that I can be really picky on sizes of stuff – I will often try on at least two sizes of everything at the store to get the best fit. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of consistency with sizing, so I’m not sure how that would work with clothes I’d be getting through the mail.

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      Rachel Kamery
      August 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Hahaha I have a similar obsession with stripes. I do believe you can exchange any item for free if they have a different size in stock. So, that might help a little bit but there really is no sizing consistency, especially since you’re receiving a wide variety of brands.

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    Rachel
    August 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I have kind of an odd-shaped body, in that my hips and bust are a solid 10 inches larger than my waist. I’m pretty picky about what I wear because a lot of things look weird on my body, so it’s kind of hard for me to do subscription services like this. I’m trying out Gwynnie Bee for the month (which is meant for renting, but you can also buy the stuff), and my first box was 50% hit, 50% miss. Maybe I’ll try out Stitch Fix at some point, when I’m trying to add more things to my wardrobe!

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      Rachel Kamery
      August 14, 2018 at 9:15 am

      I honestly probably wouldn’t keep using Stitch Fix if I hadn’t been offered the Annual Pass. There’s much less pressure now to keep something. Hope Gwynnie Bee works for you if you keep using them!

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    Kristin
    August 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I like the green tank for work, but the $58 jeans shorts??? I buy mine at Old Navy lol.
    I do like the fun of Stitchfix and have gotten some favorites there, but this is why I stopped using them.

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      Rachel Kamery
      August 14, 2018 at 9:14 am

      I have an Old Navy pair from college that I STILL wear! Pretty sure they were less than $20 : ) I’m right there with ya.

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    Allison @ My Novel Life
    August 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    They all look really good from here! 🙂 Sorry they didn’t work out for you. Finding the right pieces can be tough!

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