Meet the Sullivans: March Stitch Fix Review

April 3, 2014

March Stitch Fix Review

My first Stitch Fix box came last week! The opening of this box was a long time coming. I've been reading the reviews for this monthly subscription box on other blogs for a few months now, and it was only a matter of time before I signed up for one for myself.

If you don't already know what Stitch Fix is, it's a personal styling service that shops for you and sends 5 items of clothing or accessories to your door, either monthly or on the date you choose.

So here's how it all went down. I went online to their site and filled out a fairly short questionnaire where they asked things about my style preference (bohemian, edgy, preppy, etc.), size, how often I get dressed up and my budget. Then at the end I scheduled my first fix delivered!

And then last week, it came!

I knew right when I opened the box that this was going to be really fun! At first glance I was most excited about the dress and the cardigan, most likely because they're similar to pieces I would pick out for myself.

I like that they send you all the information you might need to help you decide what to keep and details to remind you how the process works. They include a break down of how much each item will cost you, as well as a set of pull apart "cheat sheets" to give you ideas for how you can pull together outfits from your closet with your (potentially) new additions. 

Here is what was in my first Stitch Fix...
1. Ezra Emily Geo Print Drawstring Dress ($58) - I loved the look and style of this dress. It is exactly the kind of thing I would have worn when I was teaching. It's so versatile, and could be worn with a cute pair of high (or low!) sandals on warm Spring days or tights and closed toed shoes in cooler Spring weather. But, while I loved so much about this dress, the shift, straight up and down style of a shift dress doesn't always work well with my shape. I swear that my upper body is probably a whole size smaller than my lower half. Status: Returned

2. Renee C Hubert Space Dye Open Cardigan ($58) - My stylist totally read my mind when she included this in my box. I love drapey sweaters because they can go with so many different things. This sweater is super light too, so I know it can be worn through Spring and Summer. Right now it's perfect with leggings and boots, or with jeans, and in the Summer it will be great with any dress. Status: Kept!

3. THML Noelle V-Neck Tribal Print Tunic ($68) - When I first saw this tunic I wasn't too sure about it. It is definitely not something I would pick off the rack in a store to even try on, but once I had it on I really liked it. The colors are more Fall-ish than I'm look for right now, and unfortunately the fit was similar to the dress, which isn't conducive to my hip situation, so... Status: Returned

4. Level 99 Pandora Stretch Suede Leggings ($78) - Just like the tunic, these would be perfect in the Fall. They would not be a smart purchase right now since pretty soon it will be warm and I won't want to be wearing suede anything. Status: Returned

5. Vanessa Mooney Beaded Necklace ($58) - The photo of this necklace does not do it justice. It is much prettier in person. I decided not to keep it in the end because it's more than I was willing to spend on a piece like this right now, since I couldn't think of an occasion to wear it. Status: Returned

Overall, I only kept one item, but as I continue to tweak my preferences I think I'll be keeping more. They also have you give a little review of each item they sent you (did you like it or no, and why), so as my stylist gets to know me better the number of items I keep will increase too (much to my husband's dismay, I'm sure!). I've also lowered my price point so that I'll be able to keep more if I want to.
Now, I love to shop... that's no secret, but since having Owen I've spent a lot less time browsing stores for myself and instead usually just buy what I need as I need it. I usually end up in plain basics, so it was really fun to have someone else do the digging for me. I got to try things on that I probably would never have picked for myself.

Visit Stitch Fix to schedule a fix of your own. For $20 they will send you 5 items that have been selected just for you. If you buy one piece, that fee goes toward the price of your item. They also give you free shipping both ways and a 25% discount if you buy all 5 items. Oh yeah, and sending it all back is easy because they give you a prepaid, pre-addressed envelope to send everything back.

I'm so happy with my first experience with Stitch Fix that I seriously can't wait for my next fix!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review. I purchased my first box with my own money, and used referral credits toward the item I bought. This post does contain referral links, so if you sign up for your first box I will receive a small credit toward my next one.


Christina @ Still Lucky said...

Fun! I like the cardigan you chose. Much easier shopping this way than in the store with a toddler!

Jess Norden said...

How fun!!! I have taken the questionnaire, but haven't signed up yet. I sort of love being able to try them on and pretend their yours then returning them! Haha. You might have convinced me to sign up!!! LOVE the cardigan!

Molly said...

I've been debating signing-up for this service, so thanks for the review! The cardigan is adorable - great pick!!

Jessica said...

Receiving a box full of goodies each month that are tailored to your preferences sounds like so much fun! I'd be worried that I'd want to keep it all each month though - and that would definitely blow our little budget, lol! Worth looking into, I suppose:)

hello erin said...

I've been so curious about this!! Seriously on the fence about trying it! And I have the same problem with dresses and smocks- my top is way smaller than my belly!!

Cupcakes and Crossbones said...

How fun!! Might have to try it!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this service but it sounds wonderful! I will be looking into this for sure!

Carolyn said...

Love this! I just signed up for my first box, and I can't wait for it to come! :)

Courtney said...

Thanks for including the prices in your post. That's super helpful and I really appreciate it!

Good call on the cardigan. It was definitely the best thing in your box!

Courtney B said...

Oooooh, I really need to sign up for this! And I love the cardigan that you kept! I'm excited to see what you get (and if they get better about sending things that are just right for you!) in the upcoming months!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

Love the cardigan you chose to keep! And oddly enough, for me, I actually love all your items! I say oddly enough because none (except the cardigan) are things I would pick up myself off the rack to try on, but I guess that is the beauty of the Stitch Fix! I'm excited to see what else you get (in future boxes!! One question, so if you don't buy anything, you are out the $20, but if you do, it goes towards your purchase?

Ashley Brickner said...

This is so cool!!! I'm totally going to check that out!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love this fix! I wish mine was as good! My first box was a little boring, but I'm sure it will get better! Posted my review here :)

Unknown said...

looks awesome!