If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s the skinny: Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. You can subscribe for regular Fixes or just schedule them as you like. You fill out an extensive online profile of your tastes, sizes, and budget preferences and for a $20 fee, one of their stylist puts together a box of 5 clothing and accessory items to ship right to your door! You have 3 days to try things on, solicit opinions, balance your budget, whatever — you send back anything that doesn’t work for you in a prepaid envelope, and keep whatever you love! Your $20 styling fee is applied to anything you decide to keep, and if you buy the whole box of items you get 25% off the entire box! Prices vary but they say the average cost per item is $55 – 65. If you haven’t ever tried it and are interested, please consider using my referral link. If you use my link to schedule a Fix, I get a $25 credit towards my next purchase! (Note that I do not receive any compensation for reviewing this service; I just enjoy doing it).
This Fix came right on top of my last one — not sure what their agenda is, but it was scheduled just two weeks after the last one and arrived (via a different carrier, from a different facility in a different city) five days early! Not that I’m complaining or anything, but from what I’ve read online it does seem like Stitch Fix has made a concerted effort to get all of their customers a Fix before the end of the year! Let’s get to the clothes!
Angelo Cargo Anorak Jacket by Market and Spruce ($108). Last spring I was obsessed with getting an anorak from Stitch Fix — I think I asked for one twice? But that request was tossed in with a bunch of other requests, plus it seemed like everyone wanted an anorak last spring. I had kind of forgotten how much I wanted one until this arrived! A friend of mine from work actually sent one back in her first or second Fix and I berated her for not letting me buy it off of her. But it’s just as well as this one was on the way in a delightfully unexpected burgundy color (not as prevalent as the army green or navy ones I’ve seen the most of). Usually i am not keen to keep something that I can’t really wear right away (and truth be told, there are only a few weeks a year you can wear something like this where I live), but I just love it and couldn’t put it back in the bag. Look at the cutie-patootie polka dot lining! Verdict: KEEP!
Lanette Knit Back Silk Blouse by Daniel Rainn ($74). It’s funny when I think of how frustrated I was when I started this service that I seemed to be getting so many sleeveless blouses, but maybe I was just not getting the right sleeveless blouses (note the lack of visible bra strap either on the shoulders or under the arms, not to mention the not-boxiness). I love this one. I love the color and the detail and the versatility — this top goes just as beautifully with jeans as it does with a skirt and blazer. I can’t wait to wear this one to work! Verdict: KEEP!
Delphine Houndstooth Corduroy Pant by Kut from the Kloth ($48). “Oh no,” I thought. “I JUST got a pair of dark skinny cords last time!” And that’s valid. But HOUNDSTOOTH! Black and gray, really soft, and with just a touch of shiny. Sorry we could not get a more flattering angle of these pants (and to be fair, my hips and butt are not insubstantial), but my husband swears they look better in real life than they do in the photo. I think these were his favorite! Verdict: KEEP!
Alfie Chevron Ribbed Edge Infinity Scarf by Look by M ($32). This is a great mid-weight, cute infinity scarf that will go with anything. I normally steer away from beige-based neutrals but the darker complement color keeps this one from washing me out. I wrote in my checkout notes that this accessory provides me a “pop of neutral” that I didn’t know I needed. Verdict: KEEP!
Queensland Dolman Jersey Top by 41Hawthorn ($48). Like the anorak jacket, I’ve thrown in a dolman top request among a wealth of other requests but this is the first one I’ve gotten. I should note that it was the only thing I requested this time, and I specifically noted the 41Hawthorn Aleah top that my friend and fellow Fixer Erica recently bought that was so flattering on her. I am a little taller and heavier than Erica but it looked so great on her I doubled my resolve to give a dolman top a try. I liked the tight fit at the hips balanced by the looser look around the chest and arms. Sure, it’s a little Holy-Batwings-Batman, but it is insanely comfortable and looks good from almost every angle (notable exception — the picture on the left above!). I loved that Lauren sent it to me in black so it will go with SO many things I own, including the cords from this Fix and last, and the last three skirts they’ve sent me too! Verdict: KEEP!
Yep, there you have it — another 5 out of 5 grand slam from Stitch Fix! I got a good deal of gift credit from Christmas, so between that and the 25% discount I got all these great items for a steal. My next one likely won’t be here until the end of January but I feel pretty confident I can dress myself until then — plus I have several other gift certificates to redeem from Nordstrom and Old Navy. I doubt I’ll have time to blog before 2014 wraps so to anyone reading this, I wish you the happiest of New Years!