Last Friday I received my second ever Stitch Fix box on my porch 3 days before it was scheduled. Why is finding a box full of clothes on your porch so exciting? Maybe the thrill of having no idea what’s in there? I don’t know, but it’s so much fun!
When I signed up back in June, I opted to receive a Fix every 3 months. I couldn’t wait to see what they would send for fall! The only request I made to my stylist was “please no orange during football season.” Orange isn’t in my color wheel any time of year, but especially not during football season.
If you follow my Instagram stories, you got a little sneak peek on Friday, but here’s how everything looked on and what I thought about each piece:
Stitch Fix Review – Fall 2018
Item #1: Nine Britton Kaley V-Neck Blouse
I literally gasped when I first caught a glimpse of this top. Perhaps my stylist did some digging to find out I’m an Alabama fan and therefore love houndstooth? I don’t know, but I love it! This is definitely not something I would pick up and buy for myself in a store, which is one reason I love Stitch Fix – I get to try things that I wouldn’t normally pick for myself, and may find that I love. After trying it on, I liked the way it fit, so this one is definitely a keeper! It would look great with a pair of crimson jeans!
Item #2: Emory Park 3/4 Sleeve Hacci Knit Top
This top is definitely me. I tend to go for very neutral colors, which is exactly what my stylist sent. I like the cross front top and it is so, so soft! I can see this being a staple piece this fall.
Item #3: RD Style Matt T-shirt Knit Dress
Another thing I like about Stitch Fix is that they know your height, weight, and other measurements, so that they are better able to send you items that fit. This dress was a Medium Petite, which means it ended up being just the right length. I actually wore this dress the day after receiving it in the mail to the Alabama game this past weekend. I had planned on wearing a t-shirt and athletic shorts because I knew it was going to be a scorcher, but as soon as I put this on, I thought it would actually be cooler because it’s so light and breathable.
Item #4: STS Blue Skinny Jeans
Like the white pants I received in my last Fix, these jeans fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too loose, and hit at exactly the right spot at my ankles. No rolling them up at the bottom because they’re too long (they’ve got some cute fringe at the hem line, which I like). I also like that they can be worn with a variety of different shoes – booties, sneakers, sandals, wedges. Definitely keepers!
Item #5: Laila Jade Hooded Open Cardigan
I was so torn about this one. I like the style. I think the hood is interesting. I like the way it’s split at the bottom and that it’s longer. I have nothing like it in my closet. My problem with it – it’s tight on my upper arms. I am very self-conscious about my arms (I know it’s silly, but I am) and it is a bit too tight for my comfort. Also, at $58 it was a bit more than I’d want to spend on something I didn’t love.
HOWEVER, I decided to keep it. This is why – by keeping it, I actually saved about $1. When you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire box, so the amount saved by keeping all 5 covered the cost of the sweater.I tried it with a few different combinations in my closet (dresses and tops/jeans) and I do like how it looks. Maybe I can get over my insecurity (or lose a few pounds) and get some use out of it this fall/winter!
Nine Britton V-Neck Blouse ($36): Keep
Emory Park 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top ($38): Keep
RD Style T-Shirt Knit Dress ($54): Keep
STS Blue Skinny Jeans ($49): Keep
Laila Jade Hooded Open Cardigan ($58): Keep
25% “Buy All” Discount: -$58.75
Styling Fee credit: -$20
What to try it out? Here’s what you do:
1. Create a profile (if you use this link, you’ll get $25 toward your first order)
2. Fill out your style profile (be honest and as specific as you can)
3. Schedule your first fix (you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee at time of shipment which will be applied as credit toward anything you decide to keep)
4. Try on your items in the comfort of your own home and decide what you want to keep. (Remember, if you keep all 5 pieces you get 25% off your entire order.)
5. Place the items you do not wish to keep back in the prepaid envelope and drop it in any USPS mailbox.
6. Go to your online profile and check out – be sure to leave specific feedback about what you liked and didn’t like about the items in your shipment. This will allow your stylist to better dress you in the future!
A few other things I like about Stitch Fix:
– You don’t have to hop around to different stores searching for something you’re looking for. If you would like a specific piece of clothing or if you have an upcoming event that you need an outfit for, let your stylist know before scheduling your box.
– You can set your price point wherever you’re comfortable with, so that you will get items that are within your budget.
– Returning items is free. Just use the prepaid, pre-addressed envelope and toss it in any USPS mailbox.
– You can stop at any time. You can schedule recurring boxes (every month, 2 months, 3 months, etc.) or you can request them on demand. You are fully in control.
– The initial $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you decide to keep from your box. It is most beneficial to keep at least one item from your shipment, or you will lose the $20 styling fee.
– If you give honest feedback, as time goes by your stylist will get to know your style better and will send you items that you are more likely to keep.
*This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and all opinions are my own. If you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, I would be greatly appreciative if you would use my referral link (we will each get $25!) Thank you for your support! Let me know if I can answer any questions you have about Stitch Fix or the process. Have a wonderful week!