I got my latest Stitch Fix today and decided to take more detailed pics of the shipment so you could get an idea of what to expect if you ever sign up.
There’s something about getting these shipments that’s just fun, like getting a birthday present every month – even if you’re someone who already has enough clothes as it is. They do have a nice presentation:
Your box has five items, as I mentioned last time, and the items are geared to preferences you specify when you fill out a profile on the Stitch Fix website. Your selections are also made based on feedback you give the company after you receive a “fix” and tell them what you liked and didn’t like about what you received. Since this is my third shipment, the choices have gotten pretty decent.
Since I also have a close friend with a Stitch Fix profile, we’ve noticed we get the same items in our packages from time to time, but paired with different wardrobe suggestions to better match our profiles (our styles are completely different). This is one way they get more mileage out of the idea of a “fix” consisting of only five items; they make suggestions about how to wear each piece. I pretty much ignore this part of the shipment, but again, it’s a great way to present the clothing:
You try on the items, pick what you want to keep, then stick everything else into a prepaid shipping bag and drop it off at the nearest USPS mailbox; easy-peasy. If you keep everything, you get 25% off the entire order. There’s a $20 stylist fee for each fix, but you only get charged for that if you send the whole shipment back. If you keep even just one thing, you get to deduct the $20 from the total.
I even took a pic of the shipping bag; I am nothing if not thorough
As I mentioned last time, you can choose a budget for your shipments so the prices are within a comfortable range for your pocketbook. I started out with a low range and didn’t care for the pieces I received, so I upped it and was much happier with the second batch of clothes. My second fix was around $375 if I kept the whole thing (which I didn’t), this one was considerably lower at $219 (that’s with the 25% discount for keeping it all). Not sure why there was such a difference, but I get the feeling Stitch Fix’s stock isn’t all that varied (as I said my friend and I are getting a lot of the same stuff in our boxes, just presented with different outfit ideas and often in different colors) so I guess they just do the best they can when it’s time to send your box out (you can be on a set schedule or request fixes at random times – I choose to get them monthly).
I’d actually requested no more jewelry after what I got in the first shipment (it was a really cheap-looking necklace), but as you can see, one showed up again. I chalk this up, again, to being a bit limited on what they can ship. I have no proof of that, it’s just my suspicion. Coming up with five things once a month can get difficult if you can’t throw a necklace in there every once in awhile. I ended up liking this one anyway, so I kept it.
I also kept the black pants they shipped me; they’re called the Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser, and they have a strange feel to them, almost like ski pants. But even though they’re basically a stretch pant or legging in a thicker material, they’re actually kind of flattering, and I like them. The silk shell here (called the Lydie Crochet Detail Split Neck Silk Blouse) is the one thing I didn’t care for, but if I sent it back I’d lose my 25% off and the total for the items I kept would come to $214; by keeping it and getting the 25% the total came to $219. For only $5 difference in price, I figured I’d go ahead and keep it, see if I ever end up wearing it, or if not just give it someone else. I’m actually not a fan of wearing silk, though, so probably it will end up in someone else’s closet eventually (and yes, I know I’m making some silly poses here, but accentuating the positives and de-emphasizing the negatives of one’s body for full-length portraits is a bit of a silly art, one I’ve perfected to the best of my ability even if it is a bit ridiculous):
The shoes are new too but are not from Stitch Fix. They don’t sell shoes.
Up next is a fabulous vest with an aztec print that I love. It’s called the Ashlie Graphic Knit Sleeveless Cardigan, and I admit I was excited about this item before I even opened the box. I’ve learned that as soon as your “fix” ships, you can go the website, check your profile, and see the receipt for all the items in the shipment. Then you can go to Google and type in the item names and find some of them. I found a lot of other bloggers who reported getting this piece in their shipments, so I knew what it was going to look like. But it’s even better in person. I’m also wearing the Adrianna Circle Bib Necklace here, and one of my own t-shirts. The shoes are the Hopewell moccasins I got from Free People a while back and mentioned in a previous post.
Had to make this outfit twirl a little
OK I had to throw this next outfit in here even though only the pants & necklace are from Stitch Fix. I wanted to show my fabulous new moto jacket, which is from Ann Taylor Loft of all places. Also, if you like that t-shirt, it’s called the Lani California Tunic; it’s nice and long and A-line and has a hi-lo effect that keeps it from being boring. I got it at a little local boutique, then decided I wanted more of them and found a few places online to buy them – you can find it here or here.
Pardon the goofy pose; who knows how I end up standing the way I do
As you can see, I’m going to get a lot of wear out of these pants even though I never would have tried them out on my own. I’ve mentioned it before, but that’s one of the things I like about Stitch Fix – that the process motivates me to try things I end up liking but never would have given a second glance in a store.
The shirt in this next one is from Stitch Fix; it’s called the Danes Ribbon Trim Tie Neck Top. The jeans were also from Ann Taylor Loft ( I can’t find them on their website anymore or I’d link them), and interestingly are some I normally would have ignored but tried on for the hell of it and ended up liking:
I’d like the jeans better if they were a darker wash, but they only came in this color and white (I bought the white too). The top is fabulous, and pretty much made for me. I’m not thrilled with the fabric, which isn’t as soft as I’d like, but overall it’s cute as hell and I love it.
Since I was taking photos, I decided to throw a leap into the mix. And while I was at it, I added my new purse into the shot (it’s a Coach I got on sale at Dillard’s last week – yeah, I’ve been shopping a lot lately. I think it’s all the home-repair stress):
I was too lazy to move furniture out of the way and roll out the backdrop, by the way, but hey, you can see the new carpet. It’s great to jump on. And yes, that’s a random dog toy or two at my feet. At least you know we keep them entertained.
Anyway, that’s the entire fix, and as I already said, I’m keeping the whole thing. I’ve got three days from receipt of the shipment to pay for it, and the opportunity to give more feedback when I do so the stylists can tailor my next shipment accordingly. Not sure why I felt the need to write about this process again, and am less sure why any of you should be interested in reading it, but here it is anyway!
I’ll keep it short and say that the top from Stich Fix and jeans from Ann Taylor are adorable. Not to say the rest of the box isn’t, but i really love the least combo. Hey,i didn’t even notice the furniture in the shot.
Thanks! I could see you wearing that actually. Those jeans were a huge surprise, never thought they’d look cute at all but I love them. Getting tired of that whole skinny-pants look so it’s nice to start seeing some wide-legs around again.
Ok, so I just got a chance to comment here (just drove the last guest group to the airport!). First off, I want those black shoes. They look like Donald Pliners — what are they? Love ’em! Second, I LOVE the black pants. And the Moto jacket. I need really fitted clothes, but not tight so I get them skinny but one or two sizes big, lol.
And, your hair looks great. I would say more but I am facing a weekend of work and housework and on serious sleep-deprivation. And, I would order but we just dropped I won’t say how much with guests for 2 weeks, so we are feeling really tapped out.
The shoes are called Betsi by Steve Madden. I found them at Dillard’s, but they didn’t have my size, so I search the internet and found them on HSN.com of all places! They are not expensive and they’re very comfortable; but they run really small so I went up a half size. Thanks about the hair – I am uncertain about this cut, I’ll admit. It’s manageable but I think it could have been better. Whatever, as long as I still have my length I can live with it, just wish he’d done some things differently. I’ll go to another stylist next time and be happier 🙂
Love the loose long tops. And if you can’t find someone to gift that top too, right over here :). hahaha
I do too! I am a pear shape so I need loose, more flowy stuff up top and more fitted stuff on the bottom to balance me out. That Lani tee shirt is fantastic; I’ve ordered two more since getting this one.
I am a pear, too. More of a pear than you are, for sure haha. But that’s right–I like yoga pants (work out of the home, as you can see) because they are fitted but comfy and then big tops. But the big tops need to be fitted well around the shoulders, neck and bust area or they look sloppy.
During summer, and when I was not working for two years, I lived in yoga pants and long tops! The most ‘dressed” I ever get when not working is to put on jeans when I go out. Jeans and t-shirts and yoga pants, I could pretty much live in.
Cute stuff, I’ve seen on YouTube boxes like these but for makeup
Yes I’ve seen the makeup ones too!
Wow, what an interesting concept! Definitely going to check out Stitch Fix. Love the photographs, as well – the clothes are lovely 🙂
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