Monday, January 19, 2015

Stitch Fix: January Fix Review and Reveal

I was so excited on Saturday morning when I heard the mail man drop off a package on the front steps. On Friday, I got the e-mail telling me that my fix was on its way. Since they are based in San Francisco, I knew my delivery would get here soon, but I did not expect it to come so quickly! It feels just like Christmas morning when your fix comes, like a little surprise present to you, from you. Well, from your Stitch Fix stylist, personally selected for you.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. When you sign up, you create a personal style profile and your stylist will pick 5 items to be delivered to you on a monthly basis. You can even change your deliver preference to be every other month, or customer-directed fixes. You get to try the items on in the comfort of your own home, and see how it works with your own wardrobe. Each piece comes with a styling card so you can see different ways to wear your new clothes. The pieces you don't love, you return in a pre-paid envelope. When you check out, the feedback you provide will help your stylist on your next fix.

How much does it cost?
Stitch Fix tries to send you items in your price range, but the average price per item is $55, according to Stitch Fix. There is a $20 styling fee per delivery, which goes towards the purchase of any of the 5 items in your fix. Also, if you choose to purchase all 5 items, you get a 25% discount on your entire purchase.

This is not a sponsored post. I am not receiving any compensation through Stitch Fix or any other affiliates. All opinions are 100% my own. If you chose to sign up for Stitch Fix using the links in the post, you will be using my referral code, I will get a $25 credit when they send you your first box.

My January Fix

"Hi Renee! I am so excited to be styling your second Fix! I pulled a classic pair of Level 99 pants for you to try in the dark purple that you can pair with navy or neutrals! The Laila Jayde top is a versatile piece that you can dress up with a skirt or wear more casually with your favorite pair of jeans, while I didn't have a neutral colored sweater I pulled the Loveappella sweater that is more casual and comfortable and perfect for everyday activities! I hope you find something that you love, can't wait to hear your feedback. xo Lauryn"
Every Fix comes with a note from your stylist like this one. My stylist took my input from my first fix when selecting this Fix's pieces. My first fix had a pair of burgundy pants that didn't fit, so I'm glad that this fix included a similar pair in another brand that do. I also asked for a neutral colored sweater to add to my wardrobe.

Oliver Faux Leather Trim Striped Top - Loveappella ($58)
The leather edging on the cutout V-neck is a little edgy, and it's cut longer, which intrigued me to try it on. I though I would love it, but once on I changed my opinion because the V-cut was really low, and the wide stripes, well, they make me look wider. I own a striped top in a similar color palette with smaller stripes that I love, so I'm sending this back to Stitch Fix. (Verdict: Returned)
Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt - Loveappella ($64)
I thought this sweatshirt was a hoodie when I saw it on the style card and in the box. To my surprise, it is just a funnel neck, like a loose turtleneck. Even though this is called a sweatshirt, it is light, meaning it is perfect for wearing on the mild winter days of California. The indigo color is trending, and I love it with my fair skin! (Verdict: Keeping) 
Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan - Market and Spruce ($58)
Patrick Chino Pants - Level 99 ($108)
I'll start with the pants, since I'm so happy that Lauryn was able to find me a pair of dark purple pants that fit! These chinos are perfect year-round pants, I can wear them in the winter with my boots, or with flats on mild days. They are a nice change-up from my all-jeans, all-the-time wardrobe. (Verdict: Keeping)
The cardigan, while it looked nice and I didn't mind the color, has a weird zipper that looked like it would get caught on things. Also, I couldn't find a nice way to wear it zipped up, partly because it was tight through the bust line. If it was an open cardigan without the zipper, it would have been a keeper. (Verdict: Returned)

Cindy Slub Knit Raglan Top - Laila Jayde ($64)
I love this top! It is soft, cozy, and has elbow patches, not to mention a great color! It might be a little thin for colder climates, but living in California means that I can wear this into spring, and bring it back out starting early fall. (Verdict: Keeping)
The total for the 3 pieces I'm keeping came out to $216. If I was to keep all 5 pieces, it would have only come to $249 with the additional 25% discount! If you think about it, that means that each piece would have been about $50. I was really close to keeping all 5, it was just minor things in the 2 pieces that made me send them back.
 Interested in joining Stitch Fix? Use this link and I will get a $25 credit when they send you your first box.


  1. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.Love those Purple jeans Renee and wish they had a service like that in Ireland.

  2. Looks great I have been hearing about Stitch Fix. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays at 9AM eastern time :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.


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