This is a review of my most recent StitchFix box. For those of you unfamiliar with StitchFix, it’s an online service that, for a $20 styling fee, will send you a “fix” – 5 items of clothing and/or accessories based on an online profile that you fill out. You have a few days to decide what to keep or return. Just drop the items you don’t want back into the mail. The $20 styling fee will be credited against any items that you keep. This is my fourth box….my first three boxes weren’t much of a success because most of the items did not fit because they were not in petite sizing, which is what I normally wear (note -I did keep some nice scarves and accessories, which I don’t think I would have picked out myself). So, I was excited to learn before this box arrived that StitchFix now carries petites! Here are the items from my box…
1) XSP (Petite!) – Collective Concepts Rilo Button-Up Blouse $68.00
I love the color – coral with the flecks of blue. This is my first item I have received that is actually in petite (and only one in this box, actually). It’s flattering and it fits. Great for the office or just with jeans.
and a bit brighter with white denim…
2) XS – Gilli Lauree V-Neck Drape Dress Navy $68.00
This dress is comfortable – the fabric is soft and the cut is flattering. It’s a great anytime dress. Unfortunately, it went back because I felt the price was a bit high for the fabric and quality. But…again StitchFix is about saving time – so if I were not a big shopper – this would be a keeper. It is not petite, but still fit me – so those of you that only wear petites might want to keep Gilli in mind as an option.
Items 3) and 4) were too big, but here they are (btw, I am 5’2″ and 104 pounds).
3) XS Market & Spruce Chaimbers Cowl Neck Knit Top $68.00
If this had fit, it would have definitely been a keeper. Super soft and would have been so cute with a pair of skinnies or a pencil skirt.
4) XS Market & Spruce Hoover Asymmetric Knit Top $48.00
I also liked this top, but just too big..
5) Finally, XS Kiley Ankle Zip Legging $58.
I liked the fabric of these – better quality than your average legging and although hard to tell from the picture, a bit of a satin sheen (but not too much). I didn’t include a picture of myself wearing them but I am keeping them because I can always use a nice pair of black leggings. Only time will tell as to the quality and if they are worth the price.
After 4 boxes, my verdict on StitchFix is that generally it’s convenient, fun, (in fact, I think these are their survey questions they ask at the end of each fix 🙂 ) and an easy way to breathe life into your wardrobe. For some of the items, however, you will be definitely be paying 25-30% more than if you found them yourself (although, if you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off). Even though I’ve only kept 1-2 items out of each box, I still think it’s a worthwhile service. You can’t beat having a personal stylist send items right to your own home. Many Stitchfix customers also swear by providing your stylist with detailed comments and putting up a Stitchfix Pinterest board so your stylist can become familiar with your style. So, if you want new ideas for your closet (who doesn’t?), are especially short on time (hmmm, same?), and don’t mind paying a bit more for convenience (this may be the deciding factor) – you should definitely try it (if you do try it for the first time, please use my referral link. :))
What is your experience with StitchFix and special sizes, petite or plus? I would love to hear!