- Fix #2: Hm, don’t really remember it. I believe I kept a pretty skirt and a pair of earrings from that one.
- Fix #3: Hated it! I sent everything back and thought about ending my Stitch Fix account altogether.
- Fix #4: I got a new “stylist,” as Stitch Fix calls the employees who research and pick out the clothes for their clients. Her name is Lauren, and she’s done a great job so far! I liked all the pieces she picked out, but money was tight that month, so I bought just one thing.
- Fix #5: Lauren hit the jackpot with this one. I bought all five items. Because I bought everything in the fix, I got a nice discount. Yay!
What Is She Talking About?Stitch Fix is a great shopping service for people like me who hate to shop but want to wear something other than cutoffs and tie-dyes, at least every now and then. A stylist picks out some items for you based on preferences that you provide, and you get a box of five items on your doorstep. My "fixes" come once a month, but you can specify how often you want your items to be shipped.
Once you've tried on your items (which always fit, at least in my experience), you decide what to keep and what to send back. If you keep anything, your $20 stying fee is applied to the total. If you don't keep anything, you're out $20. Not a bad deal.
What makes it an even better deal is the discount you get when you refer a friend. So, even though this article's only likely reader is my stylist, Lauren, I encourage any other visitors who see this to click this link and sign up!
I started trying Stitch Fix several months ago (gosh! I guess it's been about 6 months now).
Now, for Fix #6.I’d asked Lauren to send me some silver jewelry to wear with my most recent purchases. I have never been a jewelry person and, thus, own exactly two necklaces, one of which is a string of pearls that I’ve had for 20 years and rarely wear. Now that I’m wearing something other than cutoffs and tie-dyes, though, I felt a need for something that was pretty and fun but not super-dressy.
Lauren came through on that request, plus she sent several other things I loved.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to keep everything, though I was tempted.
Item #1: Bancroft Gisella Hammered Fan Necklace, $38
This is an adjustable necklace. I love the hammered look. This photo unfortunately doesn't do it justice.
Bad photo aside, I think the style is fun, and I look forward to wearing it. KEPT.
Item #2: Le Lis Eliason Lace Back Knit Top, $44Isn’t this a cute top?
I love the color, and the soft fabric is heavenly to the touch. I also love the lace back. I wasn’t crazy about the see-through aspect, though.
This definitely wouldn’t work with a bra, so I’d have to wear a camisole underneath. Plus a bra under the camisole, so we’re talking three layers … and with half the shirt having a t-shirt feel, I didn’t know if I’d want two layers underneath. So, even though I loved a lot of things about this top, I ultimately decided not to keep it. SENT BACK.
Item #3: Leota Nico Printed Faux Wrap Dress, $108I think this dress is flattering, and I like the color and style.
I didn’t love the dress, though, and I thought $108 was a lot for something I didn’t love. SENT BACK.
Item #4: Skies are Blue Setanta Embroidery Top, $48.00If ever there were a Nina top, it’s this one. Totally my style.
I know $48 is a lot to spend for a sleeveless top, but this one was a near-no-brainer for me. I do wish it had been cheaper. I had to think about whether I wanted to spend that much, but ultimately decided to do it. KEPT.
Item #5: Loveappella Michelle Cross Back Knit Top, $48.00This top, like the Le Lis, was delightfully soft, and I wavered quite awhile over whether to keep this one. I wasn’t crazy about the back—it looked a little too much like a face. Am I weird for thinking this? Does anyone else see Batman in there?
It’s probably Just Me, so I seriously thought about keeping this one. But, while I’ll spend $48 on a top I adore, I’m not so inclined for a top I like but don’t love. SENT BACK.
So, that's this month's "fix." I'll try really, really hard to post next month's, and the next, and the next. Meanwhile, check out Stitch Fix for yourself!