Stitch Fix Review #1

Ok this post obviously has nothing to do with food, nutrition or fitness and although I usually try to stay on topic when I blog, but what girl doesn’t like to talk about fashion?!

I can’t tell you how excited I am! I finally ordered my first Stitch Fix and seriously opening the box was the highlight of my week! I signed up with them when I first learned about the company over a year ago, but never scheduled a fix. Then I got pregnant and definitely didn’t want to order one so as soon as I had Evangeline I decided it was time!

I probably don’t need to explain that finding time to go clothes shopping with 4 young children is pretty tough. Impossible actually. I tend to shop online but always struggle with how to style the items I buy. Those are just a few of the reasons why this service sounded absolutely perfect for me.

If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, here is the lowdown…..a personal stylist hand-picks 5 items based on the style profile you fill out. You pay a $20 fee to have them do this and then they send you a box of the goods (you pick the week you want it delivered based on availability).

You get to try on the fun stuff they picked just for you, decide what you want to keep and whatever you don’t goes back in the pre-paid shipping bag they include in your “fix”. They pick your items based on your style profile which thoroughly questions everything about your size, likes, dislikes, price range, etc. You can also give them an idea of what you are looking for in the notes section. If you aren’t looking for anything specific just sit back and wait to be surprised! It is SO fun.

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I love that their is no commitment, once you register with them you can schedule a fix whenever you want. If you decide to keep nothing, you lose the $20 styling fee, but what ever you do keep that fee is applied towards the purchase. I have yet to hear of anyone sending all 5 items back especially if you take the time to fill out the style profile correctly.

In my notes section I specified I’d like some flowy blouses with buttons that would be nursing-friendly. I also had them focus on casual pieces as well as date-night pieces. I was thrilled to see such pretty colors when I opened the box.

 

Here we go (please note I was just trying things on sans any styling or hairdo for that matter):

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Pieces 1 and 2- print blouse with raspberry colored straight leg jeans. This print blouse is so comfortable- I was in love the minute I tried it on and knew it would pair great with all my jeans and tailored skirts as well as these fun ones they sent me!

Status: Keep and keep

 

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Piece 3- Green blouse. In love with this color. Perfect to wear casual with jeans, with a skirt and heels for a business meeting or my faux-leather leggings for date night.

Status: Keep

 

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Piece 4- V-Neck Dolman Top- perfect to wear with jeans and flats or sneakers on a casual day. I thought this was going to be totally unflattering, but it wasn’t! Plus it is super comfy.

Status: Keep

 

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Piece 5- I am obsessed with cardigans and wear one practically every day. I don’t own one in a fun bright color such as this hot pink! Love!

Status: Keep

 

At first I thought I wouldn’t keep the jeans because they were a tad bit long and high waisted which is not my usual fit. I was also concerned I still have 10 pounds to lose and they might not fit properly when I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but then I saw if you buy your whole fix (i.e. all 5 pieces) then you get a 25% discount….so basically it was cheaper to order everything than to send back the jeans and not get the 25%. Gotta love how discounts work. I am happy to have them and am sure I will get a lot of use out of them! Plus I love the color!

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I went ahead and scheduled another fix for next month because I knew there would be a wait time and I didn’t want to risk having to wait too long. I probably won’t be doing one monthly, but rather every few months until I am happy with my wardrobe. In case my husband is reading this, I should point out that I haven’t properly updated my closet in years and I am trying hard to get rid of stuff I haven’t worn in forever. Plus for future fixes, I figure if I only keep one item per fix it’s definitely doable. Riiiiiight. 

I chose my tops to be in the price range “the cheaper, the better” and all came in $48, with the exception of the printed blouse which $68. For pants and dresses I put my price range in the “$50-100 range”. I think everything was reasonably prices especially after I got the 25% off discount.

You know what else I love? They send you a style sheet with options on how to wear the items they sent.

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Anyway, I had to share because I love seeing what everyone else is getting in their fixes.

If you are new to Stitch Fix and want to try it out I would love you if you used my referral link. It will give me a little credit to use towards my next fix! If you are interested, I suggest doing it now though because the wait time for your first fix is about a month or more (unless more times have opened up).

 

Questions: So what do you think? Did I make the right decision on keeping everything? Have you tried Stitch Fix? What is your favorite item that they sent me?

 

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post, I simply love this service and the clothes I bought. If you use my referral link I will get a little credit towards my next purchase and will love you forever.  

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  1. YOU HAD ME AT Personal Stylist!!!!! I am a walking fashion DON’T! LOL!
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  2. I just got my first Fix yesterday! So fun! I love everything they picked for you. It’s quite amazing how they “got” my style from the profile and the sizes were right on except for a pair of jeans. A little too long. They did send me a very white top. It’s super cute but it’s WHITE. Any mom with kids knows you don’t buy or wear white. I was afraid to even take it out of the box!

    I’m hooked!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      How funny. I can’t just look at white and it gets dirty. Are you going to do it again? Part of the fun is the anticipation of what they’ll pick out!

  3. i really love what they sent you!! i haven’t been able to bite the bullet and try stitchfix yet because i feel like i would keep everything too lol
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      I know! I am really impressed with what my stylist picked out. I totally didn’t expect to love everything.

  4. I still need to give Stitch Fix a try! Love that green top the most, it looks great on you!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Jana! Let me know if you do and what you think. I can’t wait until my next box arrives! Addicted. ;)

  5. Betsy says:

    I’ve been wanting to give them a try!
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  6. I’ve done two fixes so far, and LOVED what they sent! I am always amazed, like you said, that some pieces I am sure will be unflattering actually work. You got some awesome stuff!!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Laura! They did an amazing job for the first time- I can’t believe everything worked. i am kind of hoping not to like everything next time because I have no self-control when it comes to cute clothes!

  7. Kierston says:

    Love that green top on you :)
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  8. Amy says:

    I adore the green top and the dolman :) both look great! And you look amazing momma! Xoxo

  9. Sarah D. says:

    Melanie, you look great!!! Your stylist did a great job picking out the clothing. I am getting my first fix next week and I can’t wait. Funny thing is, I am now a personal stylist at Nordstrom but I find that although I am willing to take risks with my customers, I am most definitely stuck in a rut, a nice rut, but a rut none the less. I’m hoping to add a little more interest in my wardrobe. Anyway, thanks for sharing the pictures.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Sarah! How did it go? You need to post pics to your IG account so I can see your stuff! I want to hear more about this job at Nordstrom. How did you find it?! Sounds fun!

  10. I’m so glad you posted this, because I’e been meaning to try Stitch Fix for awhile now, but haven’t signed up yet. Lots of fun picks, and I especially love the green top on you {one of my favorite colors} and the V-neck dolmon top-i have a similar top, although with short sleeves, that left to my own devices, I never would have tried on, but the saleswoman at the store showed it to me, and it was actually quite flattering :-) Fun post! Hope you’re doing well!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Do it EA! You will love it! I am all into someone picking out stuff just for me. ;) Hope you are doing well too!

  11. kathy flinn says:

    Melanie: Love the pictures of precious baby girl and the one of the children helping in the kitchen. I miss you all very much, especially seeing the reaction from baby when I would tell her how beautiful she is! Never tired of seeing her smile so broadly as if she knew she was being flattered!

    Love,
    Mamo

  12. Kay says:

    You said you’d never heard of anyone returning all 5 pieces so I thought I’d provide that perspective. Got my first fix a couple weeks ago and I was so disappointed because I wanted so badly to like and keep at least one thing but the fabric was thin and felt way too cheap for the near $80 asking price of each item and the fit and style was just way off base. I thought I was so thorough in filling out my profile but I’m willing to believe maybe I got a dud and I’m giving it a second chance in June. Here’s hoping for a more positive experience like yours!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Oh what a bummer. And yours were more expensive- how disappointing! I am sure you did this, but I’d make sure to provide them with enough feedback so that hopefully the next one is right. Perhaps I just lucked out, guess I’ll find out soon enough. Better luck next time!

  13. Glad to hear yours went so well – my favorite is your green top. Looks fantastic on you! I just got my first one this month as well. I thought it was nice quality stuff, and several were just near misses. I’m really hoping to get a few wow pieces next time. i did get the perfect pair of dressy jeans, which is exactly what I wanted from the first box. Still not sure how they did it since I usually have to try on about 20 pairs to find a great fit! I’m also trying out a similar service that involves direct interaction with your stylist and has a slightly higher price point. Interested to see which works better!
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    • Thia/pixx says:

      Alyssa- I’d love to know the name of the other service you mentioned! Maybe even a link?

      Melanie- I’m another who has returned all five. My second box (April) was just awful! The stylist could not have paid any attention to my profile & pintrist board. My first box (March) was a lot of fun, and I kept two items. I’m crossing my fingers for the next box.

      • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

        That’s a bummer. I receive my second Stitch Fix next week so I am anxious to see if it’s another hit.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Yes, do share the other service! I have noticed that the jeans they send out seem to fit really well (not speaking from experience just reviews I’ve read). I should be getting my second Stitch Fix next week so I am excited to see how it goes!

  14. buzzkehl says:

    I think you did great with the choices as well…thanks for sharing! i Just signed up for Stitch Fix and am anxiously awaiting the goods…

  15. Lauren says:

    This is so fun! Just came across your blog on the FFA FB group and love it! Thanks for sharing — once things settle down (I’m in the middle of a move), I’ll definitely check it out soon. Love those colored pants by the way!

    Lauren
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Lauren! Are you new to FFA or just new to the FB page? Or neither? Those are my cheap Old Navy pants- I think they still carry the style! :)

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