StitchFix: My First Fix

One of my resolutions was to buy a new outfit each month, or to try to improve my appearance because years of telecommuting have taken a toll on my wardrobe and I usually dress pretty sloppy. And I haven’t been successful at following through with that. So when I started seeing StitchFix popping up on blogs/twitter/instagram… well, I figured it was worth a shot.

Here’s how StitchFix works: You fill out a survey about your body type, lifestyle, likes/dislikes, etc. Then you pay $20 as a styling fee. You receive a box in the mail with 5 items hand-picked for you by a stylist. They’ve taken into consideration everything you provided in your survey. You try everything on, return the things you don’t want (in the enclosed prepaid envelope) and the $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you purchase. If you buy everything in the box you get a 25% discount.

I was so eager for this to arrive and when the box came I was positively giddy!

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41Hawthorn Stacked Oval Charms & Gems Necklace – $32
I really like this necklace, it is delicate and simple… exactly my style when it comes to necklaces.

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Daniel Rainn Coraline Long Sleeve Bib Silk Blouse  – $78
I wasn’t sure when I pulled this out of the box. It’s a pretty top, but it’s very different from anything I usually wear. (Uh… kind of the point!) But I really liked how it looked on. And it’s very comfortable, so it wouldn’t be like I was stepping too far out of a comfort zone, yet would be stepping up my look a lot.

Daniel Rainn Coraline Long Sleeve Bib Silk Blouse

Collective Concepts Alexina Watercolor Three Button Blouse – $68
I love the pattern on this shirt, I love the way it feels and I like how it looks. The only thing I’m not 100% happy with is how deep the shirt is, so it should have a tank/cami underneath in order to be able to comfortably function in life while wearing this shirt. But I’m okay with that.

Collective Concepts Alexina Watercolor Three Button Blouse

Chris & Carol Josse Foldover Waist Maxi Skirt – $48
This is the only item that I was at all torn on. It’s comfortable, but it’s black. I worry that I’ll pick up all kinds of little brown puppy fur that will be obvious on it.

Chris & Carol Josse Foldover Waist Maxi Skirt

Mystree Leander Striped Open Draped Cardigan – $78
This cardigan is pretty cool looking. The way the strips are it almost seems to have a ombre effect. And it looks a lot better than a fleece jacket, which has always been my go-to layering method! I’m wearing the cardigan with the skirt above, but this is what it looks like in the back… no drapey parts there.

Mystree Leander Striped Open Draped Cardigan

I’m impressed with the service. I debated sending the skirt back… but if I do that it would be more expensive than if I keep everything due to the 25% discount on buying everything. So… I’m keeping it all. I think I’ll do another Fix in a few months. But I’ve learned that I really need someone else to just give me things to try because I’m too stuck in my non-creative clothing approach right now. Maybe having some more versatility in my wardrobe will help me break free of that!

Also, I am learning to take photos of myself… Jade the Boxer thought we were playing some kind of fun game when I was doing this! She also stopped to pee right in front of me at one point, but I didn’t take a picture then. I had no idea my dog was such an exhibitionist!

Jade racing toward the camera

My links to StitchFix on this post are referral links. If you follow it and sign up, I get a referral bonus. So if you’re at all intrigued by this… please consider using my link to sign up. I signed up using a Twitter friend’s referral link because I think it’s such a cool idea and I wanted to share the love. This post is not sponsored in any way, I purchased this myself and wanted to share the goods with anyone who may stumble upon this post.

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14 comments

  1. When I first saw the title, I thought it referred to a remedy for side stitches, as in the ones I get while running. One track mind….

    On the actual items though, all cute. I’d belt the cardigan. It’ll make everything look more put together. Does the box include any ideas on how to style the items?

  2. Oooh… great idea. And yes, I should have put that in the post, maybe I should go back and update it. But each piece came with a little card with some ideas on things to pair with the piece.

  3. I just got my third Fix this week, and I love it! I’ve never kept all the items – usually 2-3 – but it’s so easy and convenient and I’ve definitely kept things that I would have never bought for myself. I love it when bloggers post about their fixes because I love seeing what everyone gets – I have yet to see duplicates (or get anything I see online), so it really does seem that they try to tailor it as much to the individual as possible. Although sometimes I wish that I could easily find and purchase things that I see from someone else’s Fix. Maybe they’ll work on that in the future.

  4. I’m glad you liked it! I have the same approach to clothes–I’m much happier if someone else picks them out. My first Fix is coming mid-November and I can’t wait (when I signed up I had to pick a date that was about a month away, I guess the wait time has gotten even longer)!

  5. Having worked creative jobs and been a student, I’ve never really owned professional clothes. I love your outfits, and StichFix seems like just what I need. I do have one question, though, can you also give your stylist your budget for them to pick accordingly to what you can pay?

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