October 23, 2017

Stitch Fix Review

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I've come to realize that subscription boxes are a slippery slope because once you get used to having one thing shipped to you, you kinda want everything shipped to you. I currently get my toothbrushes, wine, fitness/beauty supplies, and now clothes mailed to me! I originally had no plans to sign up for stitch fix but then I saw that they have work clothes and I was like ooh sign me up! To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what I was signing up for but I was like hey if this is a fail at least I can right a blog post about it. But if I had to describe my experience with Stitch Fix it would be surprisingly impressed!


What Stitch Fix is

So by now I'm sure you understand how subscription boxes work. You sign up and take a quiz about what you're looking for, and then every month (or however frequent) you get a box of goodies. What makes Stitch Fix different though is that you can return what you don't like! This was the big seller for me because I didn't want to get stuck paying for clothes that I knew I would never wear. What's also great is that instead of just scrolling through pages and pages and pages of clothes like normal online shopping, you have a personal shopper who will take what your style and clothing needs are and will pick pieces for you. 

So what I like is that they send you pieces and you get to try them on in your own home and you have 3 days to sleep on it before sending back what you don't love. I really like this concept because you can try on a shirt with different bras on try on pants with different tops that you already have to see if it will really work with what you already have. Plus, I just really don't like pushy sales ladies who insist that the dress is super flattering when in reality I look frumpy AF and they just want the commission.




Setting Up

So here's what I honest to God thought would happen... they'd push their clothes on me and I'd be stuck buying clothes that I would honestly never wear again. They had me take a style quiz but I didn't really have much hope in it because I figured an algorithm would take my response and group me into categories like "boho" or "edgy" and then I would just get whatever predetermined outfit was planned for that group. Not only that, I usually never shop online because different styles and brands fit differently so I hate the hassle of having to return something over and over again. 

But here's what did happen... their style quiz has a lot of sizing questions so they really know your sizes beyond just small, medium, or large. Then it goes into your style so they know what fits you like and what you hate (it goes through all the major body parts and you pick what to flaunt and what to downplay). Then you rate some of their own outfits as either love it or hate it so they get a sense of your style. This was where my responses went heavy on work clothes (business casual) and school clothes (laid-back casual). Next was the price, which at first I put $50-$100 for tops, bottoms, and dresses, but I was being an idiot and not thinking about how if they shopped in this range my total would end up being $250-$500 since you get 5 pieces. The next step is such a good idea because they have you link up your Instagram so they know what you currently wear and a Pinterest board so they know what you'd like to wear. This is also where you can tell them more about yourself so this is exactly what I said— I'm a law student so for class I mostly wear jeans&cute top/dress but for my work I dress business casual/professional and sometimes have to go to court or meet with judges. If it helps, I have dark brown hair/eyes. I'm petite but very top-heavy. Because of my big boobs, I need all tops/dresses to be flexible in the top half but prefer them to be tighter below them so I don't look pregnant (A line and baby-doll styles are unflattering on me).

The last thing was choosing your frequency. You can choose between getting clothes sent seasonally, every other month, every month, or every few weeks. I chose monthly because I honestly hate the time it takes to go shopping but I do feel like I wear the same thing every week. This is why I also had to change my prices from $50-100 to >$50 because dropping $250-500 every month would kill my budget. But if I weren't getting it so often I probably would go back to that option. 

What I Got

I opened up my box and was floored because I actually got a box full of 2 school pieces and 3 work pieces! I realize that my expectations were probably just a little low, but I really didn't think that I would get something so personalized! If they are using an algorithm then they're using a damn good one because everything I got was exactly what I wanted. I know this sounds overdramatic but I'm seriously glad that I signed up for this because I am one happy camper!  


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Another thing that pleasantly surprised me was that they sent little cards for each piece showing how it could be dressed up or dressed down with full outfit inspiration. I really appreciated this because I'm the type to Pinterest "red Hunter rain boots outfits" to get some inspiration for a new look. Also in the box was the prepaid return bag for any clothes that I didn't like which is a super smart business move and I'm glad they didn't charge me for returns (which helped make this more risk-free for me). Oh, and they threw in a cute little personalized note that I appreciated because I love little personal touches. 


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Amber Straight Leg Pant

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Kut from the Kloth Amber Straight Leg Pant | brazenandbrunette.com

This was the very first thing I saw when I opened the box and I feel like Lili (my stylist) purposefully put this on top on my box because instantly after seeing these pants I decided that stitch fix was perfect for me. What I love about these pants is that they're very similar to what I already wear to work and are very professional so I was completely sold. They're this really pretty blue-gray color that really would go with everything just like jeans do so I was glad that I was sent such a versatile pair of pants. Not only that, but these things are CRAZY comfortable. They're super starchy so although they look very professional, they feel more like you're wearing leggings so I instantly fell in love when I put them on. If you just want to get the pants, here's a similar pair from the same brand!

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Kut from the Kloth Amber Straight Leg Pant | brazenandbrunette.com



Kelis Dot Print Blouse

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Collective Concepts Kelis Dot Print Blouse | brazenandbrunette.com

My second piece was also for work so I was really happy because right now I rotate through about 10 shirts and I need business professional and casual clothes since this is really my first job that had an elevated dress code. I loved the material and look of this shirt because it was breezy and would be great for layering. However, it did have elastic at the bottom of the shirt and I'm just not a fan of that so I knew that I wouldn't end up wearing it if I kept it because the elastic would bother me too much. Other than that, I thought the color was great and it actually matched the pants Lili sent me (I'm guessing she did this on purpose so that I would get a set out of this box) which I really appreciated because if I was brand new to my job and had literally zero clothes to wear then at least I would have one go-to outfit. Here's a similar top that is almost the same pattern but is a button up.

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Collective Concepts Kelis Dot Print Blouse | brazenandbrunette.com

Mollee Knit Dress

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Kut from the Kloth Mollee Knit Dress | brazenandbrunette.com

And the work clothes just keeps on coming! (this is an excited, not sarcastic, exclamation point; I'm officially a boring adult) At first I was not going to keep this dress because it was $88 dollars (see why I quickly changed my preferences from $50-100 to <$50) and #poor. BUT, then I tried this dress on and I was like there's no way in hell I'm returning it now. I mean I fell in love. Not only is it super flattering (got a compliment on it the first day I wore it from my HBIC coworker 😊) but it's also super comfortable. I mean it feels like the cotton t-shrit dresses that I love to wear to class. At first I was a little nervous because it was a little form fitting and didn't have sleeves, but the style card was right and it looks just perfect with a blazer/cardigan. It also is one of those dresses that would be great for an adulty cocktail party so yeah it was a keeper. I couldn't find this exact dress but here's a similar one from the same brand (that's also on major sale).

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Kut from the Kloth Mollee Knit Dress | brazenandbrunette.com

Bowie 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Knit Top

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Laila Jayde Bowie 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Knit Top | brazenandbrunette.com

Funny story about this top... I already have it. In fact, I have it in both red and blue because my mom ordered one for me, I told her I liked it, so she ordered me a second one 😂. Needless to say, I didn't need three of the EXACT same shirts, so I knew instantly that this one would be returned. But besides that, this was my first casual shirt. What really impressed me was that I said I need a good mix of work and school clothes and got 3 work pieces and 2 class pieces so Lili really hit the nail on the head. Also, I really like this color because I feel like gray is such a versatile color and goes with everything so I was really glad that my stylist was thinking about what pieces would work in the most situations for me. One thing about this top is that the armpits are droopy which I personally don't mind but just a heads up if this style makes you feel like your shirt is oversized. However, if you do like baggy tops, here's a similar top.


October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Laila Jayde Bowie 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Knit Top | brazenandbrunette.com

Florettah Twist Back Knit Top 

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Colette Florettah Twist Back Knit Top | brazenandbrunette.com          

Well Lili saved the best for last! I got this box just a few days before our blackout game and I had no clue what I was going to wear this year and when I saw this top I got so giddy because it was fate that my stylist had thrown this in my box. The back was so cute that for the first time in Tech football history, I wore my hair up for game day (but of course, curled, because it was game day). I'm still kicking myself that I didn't make Ryan take more pictures of it because I just felt so cute in this top and was so happy. I've already worn it with red jeans to the game and also discovered that it looks really cute with jeans and brown booties and a brown floppy hat (also mad I didn't get pictures in that. what can I say, I'm definitely more of a law school blogger than fashion blogger). But anyways, again I was really happy that my the color was so versatile yet also perfect for the Fall and upcoming Winter. Here's a similar top which is the closest that I could find that has a little open back but is still classroom appropriate.

October 2017 Stitch Fix Review. Colette Florettah Twist Back Knit Top | brazenandbrunette.com

Overall thoughts

I ended up keeping 3/5 of my pieces which I was fine with because the whole point of this is that I could have someone do the shopping for me and then I could send back what I didn't love. I'm glad that the 2 pieces I ended up not keeping were returned for little things like I already had it or I didn't like the bottom instead of that they just weren't me. I was super happy that Lili took the time to read through my Style Profile and actually only send me what I wanted. In fact, I liked her so much that I requested she be in charge of my next month's box. I downloaded the Stitch Fix App and went back and reviewed each piece basically like what I did hear telling her why I loved the pieces I kept and why I sent back the pieces I did. Overall, like I said I was surprisingly impressed with this whole process and would definitely recommend Stich Fix as a way to slowly build up your work wardrobe while getting in some great outfits for class if you're too busy to go to store after store and just browse around hoping for something to jump out at you.






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2 comments:

  1. Of course this is the first post I comment on, but I've been thinking about signing up for StitchFix for a while now. I just bit the bullet and my box comes next weekend. I'm so excited to receive it!

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    1. Ooh I hope you like it as much as I did! I've figured out that the best thing to do is to be as descriptive as possible about what you do and don't like and why you do/don't like it and they really listen :)

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