On Stitch Fix – My First Fix

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There’s this issue I have with trendy clothing, which is that I have no clue what’s trendy. Are skinny jeans still in-style? Couldn’t tell ya. Are the True Religion jeans I bought from a consignment store 2 years ago a walking testament of my behind-the-timedness? Entirely possible. Is plaid so last Twilight? Because I can’t seem to stop wearing it.

WHAT, pray tell, IS in-style?? This is an issue I have. Another issue I have is finding the time to shop for something other than food. Groceries take precedence…leggings? Not so much.

When I learned about Stitch Fix, I was thrilled at the idea of being assigned a personal designer, who will mail me fun clothes, which I can choose to keep or send back. Someone else can pick out my wardrobe and mail it to me? Sign me up.

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So I did just that, I signed up for Stitch Fix and told you folks about my sign-up in a post a couple of weeks back. Several of you expressed interest in seeing what they came up with, so as soon as I opened the package, I took out my camera so I could share with you my treasures.

{Brief aside}

If you are new to Stitch Fix, here’s how it works:

  1. You sign up on the Stitch Fix website. You can either set it up to get a shipment every month or you can schedule your shipments one at a time.
  2. You answer questions about your measurements and your style preferences
  3. You pick a date to receive your first “fix” (i.e. the date your 5 items will be shipped)
  4. You are assigned a personal designer, who picks out 5 items for you, based on your size and style. These items are shipped to you.
  5. You get your neatly-wrapped package and try on your goodies.
  6. You decide if you want to keep the items or not (they include an invoice in the package so you can see the price of each individual item).
  7. The items you keep, you’re charged for on your credit card. The items you want to send back, you place in the large shipping bag they send you, which already has a shipping label on it.
  8. You go on the StitchFix website in order to rate each item and let them know what you kept, and what you sent back.
  9. Your only financial obligation: If you have a shipment sent, you are charged $20 for your designer’s labor, but this amount is deducted from your total charge if you end up keeping items. In essence, if you don’t keep anything, you’re charged $20. If you keep something, you’re only charged for the item(s).
  10. You can schedule your next fix, but you are not obligated to do so.
  11. You look really great in that dress. Wink, wink.
  12. Refer a friend to Stitch Fix and you get credit to use toward a purchase.

{End aside }

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Here is what StitchFix sent me for my first fix:

A scarf, which I kept.

Scarf from Stitch Fix

A red sweater, which I sent back. I have red(ish) hair, which makes red and I serious frenemies.

Red Sweater from Stitch Fix

A cute dress that was slightly too big, so I sent it back.

Dress from Stitch Fix

A reeeeeally cozy and fun long flow-y sweater. I kept this.

stitch fix sweater

A really cool vest, which I really liked, but wasn’t fitted enough for my taste…I sent this back.

Vest from Stitch Fix

My Take on Stitch Fix . . .

All in all, I enjoyed my first Fix. It was something to look forward to and I LOVE opening packages. I also enjoy that I could give the Stitch Fix team feedback on what they sent me (through their website) so that they could change gears for the next shipment in certain ways, and leave it the same in certain ways.

This is a great service for the busy woman or the woman who could use some extra help making fashion decisions (me!!). Will I continue scheduling Stitch Fix shipments? You betcha! Try it out, let me know what you think. If nothing else, you can learn what people wear when they’re not hovering above a smoldering pot of food that’s splattering stains all over their 15-year-old Rolling Stones t-shirt and yoga pants.

You and me, we be fixing our stitches. Together. One fix at a time.

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  1. Julie

    You are so cute. I’m so glad that Stephie found you. You might not be so glad to have acquired me, too, but whatever. ANYWAY, Stephie would be the first to tell you that I don’t do clothes shopping. UGH UGH UGH. Back in the days WAY before I was born, the local women’s clothing store where my grandparents live in Mississippi would periodically call my grandmother (usually after my grandfather would call them) and bring her over a wardrobe of clothes to wear. Seriously, is that a great idea or what? I should try this. Wonder if they have clothes for old ladies. Bravo on your choices, my dear.

    1. Julia Post author

      Your grandma was one lucky lady! If there’s any way someone can help me in the clothing-replacement department, I’m snagging it…most of the clothes I own are 5+ years old.

      I bet Stitch Fix has stuff you’d like…they’re pretty good about surveying your style before they send you stuff. For instance, when prompted whether or not I wear sequins or fur, I checked the big “hell no” box. 😉 It’d be cute if you and Stephie tried this together!!

    2. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

      Momma, I did a Stitch Fix about a year ago! I just am so damned poor now that I haven’t been able to afford another one since. UGH. But I really liked it. I think (if I remember) you tell them things like your age and what you normally wear and stuff, whether you want tops or bottoms, dresses or skirts, that type of thing. So you could probably get some things you’d like and not just jeans that were too short.

      Also, I just tried to make 6+7 be 15. And I teach addition. Crap.

      1. Julia Post author

        Yeah, that shit’s expensive. I didn’t tell you all how much all the stuff cost…the dress was like $78 bucks, which is money I spend never on clothing. Not ever. So I think that’s the only downside…they’ve got to make their profit somehow, and they do so by charging $78 for a dress made out of 1 yard of material.

        If you said in passing, ” 6 + 7 = 15″, I totally would not have argued with you. What does that say about me?

  2. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    So fun!!!! I adore the the sweater that you kept. Bummer that the vest and dress didn’t fit….they’re so cute. I finally caved and ordered my first fix a few weeks ago….can’t wait to see what I get 🙂 Do you think you’ll do it again?

    1. Julia Post author

      You got it lady! There are lots of bloggers who use Stitch Fix and I love it when they post what they received in their shipments. Everyone seems to get different stuff, so they definitely have a lot of variety 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions or if you end up trying it out!!

  3. DessertForTwo

    You’re adorable.
    I just recently decided to be ‘in style.’ I bought skinny pants and booties and scarves. I don’t have any shirts yet, though, so I mostly walk around topless. I really think my fashion sense is getting me noticed!

    😉

  4. Kelly H.

    But do they have modest clothes? I like skirts below my knees and I will not under any circumstances show any cleavage. I still like to look good, but I believe you don’t have to show a lot of skin to do it. 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Kelly, they certainly do. When you fill out the survey on their website, you can specify the level of modesty you’re looking for 🙂

  5. Kate

    I just received my first Fix, too and sent every item back. Not one thing was even remotely close to a style I would wear, or a cost I would spend. I made a Pinterest board for them, too, and while they did send items close in style to what I had on the board, colors, patterns and everything was off.

    I might try it again and see, with the feedback I gave on this order, whether or not they can send me some good items. I hate shopping for clothes, have no sense of what my true style is and hate spending tons of money on clothing. Honestly, I love a good bargain at the thrift store any day over searching out racks and racks of expensive stuff in a department store.

    1. Julia Post author

      haha! I definitely contemplated doing a fashion show, but there was no one in my house to take the photos and I still haven’t figured out how to work my camera’s timer. I guess the manual would be a good thing to read. 😉

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