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Monday, October 27, 2014

Stitch Fix...my first box revealed

I'm not a good shopper. I don't like it. I don't like trying on clothes. I look at the mannequins to help plan outfits. 

So when I first heard about Stitch Fix, I was curiously optimistic. I decided that I would give this subscription service three months and see what happened. 



Stitch Fix is a service in which members complete style profiles and, for $20, a stylist chooses five pieces to send on pre-determined delivery schedules. You can take the $20 off whatever you decide to keep.

I filled out my profile and excitedly awaited my first box.



Everything was neatly folded and white washed in tissue paper and Stitch Fix logo stickers. 




Tucked inside was a personalized note from my stylist and suggestions for integrating the selected pieces into my existing wardrobe (as well as with each other).


Interestingly, my stylist's name is also Kelly.


Piece #1...An Echo infinity scarf. 


Status...KEPT

I own far too many scarves, but this one was so soft and neutral, it was a no-brainer. 

Pieces #2 & #3... a Morrie medium-wash boyfriend jean jacket and Christi diagonal striped maxi skirt. 


Status: RETURNED

Ordinarily these would be keepers, but the lines on the skirt are awful for my bottom-heavy pear shape. And the jean jacket, although cute, had shreds on the back like I had been in a fight with a werwolf. 

And, I already have a cute jean jacket.

Piece #4...a Lenor button-down, pintuck detail tank


Status...RETURNED

This was too similar to something I already have in my summer wardrobe. And, with winter coming, it just is not practical right now. Who wants to wait until next summer?

Piece #5...Eames black gathered waist, short-sleeved shirt


Status: KEPT

Sorry for the partial photo....SO not a fashion blogger. 

What I loved about this was how it fell on my shoulders, which you cannot tell from this picture. And I loved the gathering at the waist. 

And my husband loved it. A win-win. I wore it on our weekend getaway to New Brunswick over the Columbus Day weekend. 

Stitch Fix includes a USPS postage-paid envelope for you to return your unwanted items within three days. 



You check out online and take your $20 styling fee off whatever you choose. If you keep all five pieces, you get a 25% discount. 

It wasn't a bad first box. At the very least, I am hoping I end up with a few pieces I may not have chosen for myself. 

I'm looking forward to my next Fix. 

Are you a Stitch Fix subscriber? And if not, do you have a monthly subscription service that you love? It's such a hot industry right now. Why didn't I think of that?



24 comments:

  1. This is the first I have heard of them!! What a fun subscription idea! I really don't like to shop so this might be fun!!

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn. I don't like shopping either and I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Wow! I say not too bad for a first time...and I am glad you returned the skirt. Stripes are always a no no for everyone in my opinion. Even if a woman is 5'10" and a size 6 they still shouldn't wear stripes. I think the jack if paired with a vintage necklace or a bit of sparkle would glam it up a bit, but you are the one who has to wear that one so if your not comfy then don't force it! I do absolutely love that black shirt on you tho! That was a good choice!!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. I really like the black top. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. This is an interesting service! I've heard of it but haven't seen it in action before, and haven't thought to try it because of my larger size. I tried out Gwynnie Bee for a month but had to stop because it was too expensive for me at the time. Maybe I'll try it again...it's been greatly improved since I was a member.

    For what it's worth, I thought you looked great in the maxi skirt!

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    1. Thank you, Esther. I have seen Gwynnie Bee, but I haven't looked much into it. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. I have done this twice and really liked it. Although, most of the items were more money than I would usually have spent. Love the black top!

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    1. I agree, Kate. The items are pricey. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I told myself I would give it three months to try. But I don't want to overspend and buy more things I normally wouldn't choose. We'll see.

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  5. I know a few that use this service and love it.

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    1. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by, Lynn.

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  6. I love what you kept. I agree it is not worth keeping something just to have to wait till the summer.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. No...I need warm clothes. :-) We'll see what comes next month.

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  7. I have seen this and wondered if I would like it... I just might have to give it a try.

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    1. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by, Marlys.

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  8. Thanks for the idea -- sounds great. I never have time to shop. I liked the top on you.

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    1. Thank you. :-) I like the black top too. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by, Carol.

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  9. oh FUN! I might have to give it a try!

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    1. I hope you like it. :-) Thank you for stopping by, Heather.

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  10. I've tried other subscriptions boxes before that were beauty products, but I haven't tried one with clothing. I might have to give it a chance!

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    1. It's an interesting concept. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by, Tracy.

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    1. It's an interesting concept. I have never had a subscription service, so this was my first go-around. I can't wait to see what comes next month. I told myself I would give it three months to try. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  12. I'm a subscriber and my first box was AWFUL. The next two, I've found keepers.

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    1. Good to know. I am looking forward to seeing what comes next. :-) The Totes Bubble umbrella is fabulous, by the way. :-) Thank you for the recommendation!

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