Stitch Fix Review – June 2014

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So, I got a Stitch Fix delivered at the end of last month. I ended up with a $20 credit from Klout, and I figured why not give it another go. I first heard of StitchFix through PopSugar Must Have many months ago, and got a free credit to try it. My first fix arrived in November, and while I liked the idea of some of the items, I only kept one. I loved the top I kept, but it shrunk like crazy after washing it once in the cold cycle… so needless to say I wasn’t sure what to expect this time around.

Anyways, I took some outfit photos for you. I apologize that the location is pretty lame, but I have yet to get a tripod so yay, you get to look at the ugly corner of our living room with a dog toy that I didn’t spot. Oops. ;)

41Hawthorn Beatrice Exposed Zipper Dolman Top / Stitch Fix Review / hellorigby!

41Hawthorn Beatrice Exposed Zipper Dolman Top in Black, Size Small / $58
So a couple of things… why a black top in the beginning of summer? Seems like the wrong time of year for this. I think it looks better in the photo than in real life because I had to pull this onto my shoulders, and the bottom hem was way too loose. It actually could pass as a tunic or a tiny dress on me. Returned.
Necklace: Baublebar x Anthropologie

41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse / Stitch Fix Review / hellorigby! 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse in Pink, Size Small / $48
This was the one thing I thought I’d keep after opening the box. Then when I tried it on, realized it’s basically a tunic on me, and really ill-fitting, especially in the arms. Returned.

Renee C Gabe Striped Maxi Skirt / Stitch Fix Review / hellorigby! Renee C Gabe Striped Maxi Skirt in Blue/Black, Size Small / $48
So, I like the concept of this. In fact, I already own something just like this, which I wore in my very first outfit post. The other thing that bothered me about this was that going down the backside seam, the stripes were totally misaligned. It is made in the USA though, which is cool. Returned.

Gilli Alenna Elastic Waist Dress / Stitch Fix Review / hellorigby! Gilli Alenna Elastic Waist Dress in Blue, Size Small / $64
The material is super soft and feels like good quality, however this just looks like a potato sack on me. Elastic waists like this rarely fit me well because I have a short torso, and the length is not right for me either. Some perks? It’s also made in USA. Returned.

And finally…
Zad Leo Carved Paisley Earrings / Stitch Fix Review / hellorigby! Zad Leo Carved Paisley Earrings / $32
Stitch Fix almost always sends an accessories item. These are just so not my style. I like paisley, but… these are just bizarre. And by now I bet you’re seeing a pattern…Returned.

In case Stitch Fix is new to you, it’s a clothing subscription box and you can schedule fixes every month or just when you want them. You pay $20 for a styling, and you can use that as a credit for keeping an item, or keep the whole box and get the $20 applied + an additional 25% off. I forfeited the fee, but had credit to begin with, so whatever. If you’re interested in signing up, feel free to use my affiliate link and maybe I’ll try it again. I won’t lie, even if this fix wasn’t my style, it’s still a fun experience.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission if you sign up for a Stitch Fix and those small comissions are what keeps the lights on around here. ;) I used a credit provided to me by Klout to receive this box, but all opinions are my own.

Have you ever ordered from Stitch Fix? What did you think?


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62 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Review – June 2014

    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, apparently I have the same problem. I guess I thought they’d take my size measurements into a little more consideration. Oh well!

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  1. Kate

    I admit… I’m not wild about any of these choices on you! And none of them seem worth the attached price tag. Which is sad because I LOVE the idea of having someone shop FOR YOU! Sadly, the more I see of these, I become slightly convinced that they don’t put a lot of time and effort into finding an individual’s style — they sure missed mine. Did you keep anything from this bunch or did you just eat the $20 fee?

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally agree with your point about them not taking style into account at all. I really wanted more bohemian-summery type pieces and instead was sent a bunch of dressier basics. I ate the $20 because it was a free credit, so technically I didn’t lose out on anything. If I had paid for it, I probably would have emailed their CS team.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally agree, Lena! I’m definitely willing to try them again, maybe a different season like in the fall. I just didn’t feel like these clothes were even right for summer!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Even if you were a size zero I think it would be hard because I thought all of the pieces felt a big large for smalls! I think for those who like clothes to fit well, this is probably not a great choice.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I have too which is why its so disappointing! I will probably try again, maybe in the fall because I liked more of the fall items they sent me last year.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I agree not knowing what you’re getting is kind of a big risk for clothing! I would definitely recommend trying it at least once though! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I like maxi skirts too, but the stripes didn’t line up on the back and I already have something so similar I just couldn’t justify keeping it.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, that was one of the things I thought I’d keep. I almost did, but even for $28 (using the $20 credit) I just couldn’t justify it.

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  2. Krystal R.

    I love the maxi but then again I am not seeing the lines in the back not aligning. That would bug me. I agree with sending them back if you dont like them though why pay so much and settle for things that you just wont use!

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  3. Kristan

    Bummer about the skirt, because it looks really cute on you! Even after I asked them not to, they kept sending me that elastic waisty stuff–it’s only flattering on girls with no curves at all. It seems to me that so many of the stuff they send is almost right, but misses the mark in some way. Those first two tops are for someone older than you who is trying to hide their figure–you certainly don’t need either of those things.

    And I think the fact that RocksBox rocks so hard at sending awesome jewelry picks makes the Stitch Fix ones even more disappointing.

    I’m getting my accidental Fix next week and I’m not even budgeting to keep anything. Now watch, it will have things I loooooove.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, it is a bummer because I liked the material and I liked the concept. Oh well.

      I’m so curious to see what you get in your fix! I hope you post about it, even if I don’t love mine, I still like seeing what people are getting! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, I think its worth trying at least once! I liked my first StitchFix much better than this one. If you do decide to try it, be sure to link them to a Pinterest board of your style.

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  4. Jess

    Thanks for sharing the prices of everything, a lot of people don’t do that when showing their stitch fix items and it’s definitely helpful in making a decision if paying the $20 is worth it! Bummer nothing worked out for you, it’s a fun concept!
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  5. Joanna Sormunen

    Sorry to hear that the box was a miss. I like the color of the dress though. And I must admit that I like the earrings, the pattern is beautiful. But it depends so much on your personality what kind of accessories will you like.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      The pattern on the earrings is cool, but I thought it would be better suited on something else. They were also rather large, which is hard to tell from the photo, and I prefer smaller earrings.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I chose “the cheaper the better” for everything and those are the price points they sent me. I didn’t think anything was crazy outrageous, but I also think I could have found similar items that fit better for less elsewhere. Good luck, I hope you get some good stuff!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Glad it wasn’t just me then! I feel like it looks better in the photos than in real life. Did you keep anything from your Fix?

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  6. Betsy

    I had a flop of an experience with StitchFix as well…it’s definitely a fun thing to try, so I’d be up to trying it again if I had a credit, but to lose money on it is a bummer..

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Sorry you had a bummer fix too, its definitely disappointing! I’m glad I used a credit, otherwise I would have been even more disappointed by it.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I do too. I like Golden Tote better at this point since you get 1 or 2 items you pick out for yourself. I do like Stitch Fix’s concept, just wish what they sent was more in line with my style!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Agreed, Leanna! I like shopping sales too so it can be hard to stomach paying $64 for a dress and $58 for a top!

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  7. Alicen

    I had never heard of this before but I just saw another blogger update her blog with her July Stitch Fix. I’d love to give this a try but there’s two issues: #1. Even though its only $64 – that’s a lot of money for one item. #2. I’m currently a size 16 so they don’t carry my size. Boo to them and for the rest of the world. i’m happy that you can wear a size small but a majority of the world is not much larger than this. It frustrates me that designers don’t want to support the society they exist in. Oh well. Now that I’m supporting my size, its something I work on and struggle with daily, but even at 8% body fat I was still a size 12. Not too far off from their max size of 14. Something’s gotta give right?

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, right? It puzzles me, because even my cheap striped maxi skirt from f21 has stripes that line up. why have an obvious back seam if the stripes are totally off?

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