Feb 13, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #1

For Christmas, my very thoughtful and stylish sister purchased a gift certificate for me from Stitch Fix.  Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  It's a really fun personal styling service!  Here's how it works...

1.  You go to the Stitch Fix website and complete your style profile by answering a few questions.
2.  Your very own personal stylist puts together a box of goodies that have been hand-picked for you!
3.  You receive your box of goodies including cards featuring suggestions for styling the items.
4.  You get to try on all of the lovely pieces.
5.  Keep what you want and put the rest into envelope with prepaid postage then drop it in a mailbox.

The fee for each styling session is $20.  But there is a catch...an awesome catch!  You get to use that $20 towards whatever you decide to keep and purchase from your fix!  What fun!

Also, after returning your unwanted items and paying for what you decide to keep, you answer a few more questions regarding what you liked and disliked regarding price, fit and style of the pieces you received.  Your personal stylist takes your suggestions into account when compiling your next box of goodies so that your fixes just keep getting better and better!

Sometimes it's so fun to have someone else pick-out clothing items for you because there is the potential to find pieces that you love but would never have picked-out for yourself!

Stitch Fix also has a credit program where you earn cash towards your fixes just by referring friends!  If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix, I would truly appreciate it if you would use my link so that I can earn another fix!

Here is the adorable blouse that I received in my first Stitch Fix box!  It is a gorgeous cobalt color and I love the fun touches.  The patterned panel down the front adds interest and the jeweled buttons on the sleeves are so cute!

The styling options are endless!  As I said in this post, detailed blouses are such versatile pieces because they can easily be dressed-up or down.  Also, they speak strongly enough for themselves that you don't necessarily have to do much else to your outfit.

For my first ensemble featuring this blouse, I was inspired by one of the style cards provided in my Stitch Fix.  I created a work-appropriate outfit by throwing-on a black pencil skirt, black tights and leopard print flats (for a little more pizzazz).

How would you style this blouse?

Here are the other items that I received and ultimately decided to return:

All of the items fit really well but I returned them for a few different reasons.  First, I already own a pair of black jeans and a black pencil skirt.  I really don't need duplicates of these things.  Also, I like the idea of Stitch Fix to get unique items I wouldn't necessarily choose for myself.  I don't really want to use it for basics that I could look for myself.  Finally, all of the items I returned were just a little bit too expensive.  For me to pay that much for an item, it would really have to stand-out.  I explained all of this in my post-fix questionnaire so hopefully my stylist will take notice and my next fix will be even better!

What I'm Wearing:
Perfectly Coutured
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  1. I've always wanted to try Stitch Fix! But from what I've seen, most of the items are pretty pricey, and that's really not in my college budget. But once I'm grown and have a grown-up job I really want to give it a try!

    1. My sister and her friends have been doing it for a few months now and each time they review their fix, they add that they would like less expensive clothes...and apparently they've gotten some cute things that have been pretty inexpensive! Also, when you set-up your style profile, you get to set the price range. Since I indicated that I wanted less expensive items next time, I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. I love the cobalt color. The wrap dress looks beautiful too. I've tried stitch fix a couple times now and I love them. They can get pricey though.
    Bright and Shiny

    1. Thank you! I agree with the pricey-ness of the items. I keep requesting my next boxes to be less expensive. We'll see what happens. I will be posting another Stitch Fix review sometime next week. I got some GREAT red pants this time. I hope you will stop back!