Disclosure: I received a credit to try Stitch Fix as a result of this promotion. By posting this review I am entering a contest sponsored by Stitch Fix and am eligible to win a prize. I was not compensated for my time. This post contains affiliate links
I've been wanting to try Stitch Fix for quite some time. I have several friends who've had a great experience. Recipe Redux Bloggers were invited to try Stitch Fix with a styling fee credit in exchange for a review so here was my chance!.
For those who don't know, Stitch Fix is company that mails you a "fix" - a box of 5 clothing items and accessories or shoes based on a personal profile you complete on their website to tell them some of your preferences and needs. There is a $20 styling fee, but that is applied toward any purchase you make. Anything you don't want to keep, you send back in the postage paid packaging. Sounds pretty cool!
So, I completed the profile online here here is what came in my fix:
1. A crochet back top ($48). I was a huge fan!
2. An a-line skirt with stripes ($44). I like it!
3. Side Panel Blouse ($58). Even without the wrinkles this one isn't my favorite.
4. A knit dress ($58). I love the look of this one and the fabric was super soft, but it had some weird stitching at the waist inside that was uncomfortable.
5. Red slip on sneakers ($99). Not a fan. I am pretty simple with shoes and these just aren't me. Plus, I am a stickler to avoiding positive heeled shoes, except actual heels for formal events on super rare occasions, due to my diastais recti. These had a slight positive heel and would require toe gripping to keep them on. Of course my husband loved them.
In the end, I sent everything back. While I did like a couple items they just were too expensive for our budget right now. Our family of 5 lives on one primary income and we budget $40 per month for clothing (I sell things in consignment sales to get a bit more clothing money). The least expensive item in my fix was $44. I did fill out my profile indicating I would like the least expensive items.
What I liked:
- Getting to try new clothes
- A personal shopper who knows trends and can stretch me a bit. I tend to buy many of the same things, which drives my more artistic husband crazy.
- Delivered to my door. I didn't have to juggle my 3 small children in a store!
- Styling cards with outfit ideas for each piece which I thought was great!
- The ability to leave feedback after each fix so your stylist knows you better and is more likely to sent items you'll like. You can also share a Pinterest board with your stylist to help them get a feel for your preferences.
What I didn't like:
- The cost. It's just still too much for our budget right now. Maybe someday...
If you have a larger clothing budget than me and want to try Stitch Fix, I'd love it if you used the links in this post. Your price stays the same and I get a small commission. Thanks for your support! So try it out! At worst you are out $20 and got to try something new and different. Or maybe you keep some items and have some new ideas next time you are able to get the hubby to watch the kids so you can shop. ;) From my experience, this is surly a new and trendy shopping experience that is here to stay.
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