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Stitch Fix Review – October 2014

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Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Box

Stitch Fix is a monthly styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences, and then your personal stylist sends you 5 items to try once a month. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

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Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix

The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: US Only

Check out all of my Stitch Fix Reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Cards

Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist. (For reference, I requested casual items with a Free People look).

UPDATE: MSA reader Tacie has shared her card with us so you can see what a different style profile might receive. Tacie’s style preference is more edgy:


Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Scarf

Look by M Plaid Infinity Scarf – Cost to Keep $34

Well, sometimes my stylist sends things that aren’t really me, and then an item like this comes along and in my head I’m cheering “She gets me!” This scarf is so cozy. Absolutely a keeper.

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Hoodie

Loveapella Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – Cost to Keep $64

This sweatshirt isn’t made of traditional thick sweatshirt material, so it’s much more flattering, but still just as soft. I think this is another keeper as it seems like it will be a go-to piece with jeans this fall.

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Top

Laila Jayde Mixed Media Material Long Sleeve Top – Cost to Keep $78

This is a pretty pricey somewhat-basic top for me. Here is a better look at the different fabrics:

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Detail

I couldn’t find care instructions on this top, but I’m guessing it’s likely dry clean only, so it goes back. I need easy laundry clothes only!

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Tulle

Tulle Geo Print Belted Tie Front Coat – Cost to Keep $104

I actually own quite a few Tulle coats thanks to my time at ModCloth, and I really like their clothing. This jacket fits great, but I’m concerned that the outer material is quilted – it seems like something that would easily snag or at least not look so great by the end of the winter season. I’m sending this one back for that reason and also because I already own way too many coats! (I’m terrible at resisting 70%+ sales after the holidays!)

Stitch Fix Review - October 2014 Pants

Kut from the Kloth Corduroy Straight Leg Pant – Cost to Keep $78

I haven’t worn corduroy since middle school, but I was willing to give these pants a chance. I think they would have worked better for me if the were a little stretchy/borderline jegging. Since corduroy is already a pretty heavy fabric, these added a little too much bulk. They are going back as well.

Verdict: I got two items I really love from this “fix” and I think this is the closest I’ve ever come to keeping all five items. Nothing was a complete miss this month. I think I’m going to update my pants preferences in my profile to get much more specific on what I’m looking for, but other than that I think my stylist is doing a great job!

What do you think of Stitch Fix? if you subscribe, are your stylists picks for you improving month over month?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I skipped several months as I just wasn’t blown away by my last few fixes; so the most recent one I received was in November (with the next coming in January). I feel like I’ve received several items which are just soo similar to either ones I’ve gotten in the past, or to ones I’ve gotten in the past and hated. As well, the one time I felt like I had a stylist who “got me” and requested her, I was told that the stylist had left and have never had the same stylist since. I put pictures of the items from my last fix up which had a few items that piqued my interest but still didn’t knock my socks off. Maybe 2015’s first fix will turn the tide?

  2. Overall, I have been on the fence with stitch fix. Some months are great and some months are not great. For a while, I was sticking with the same stylist..but after 3 fixes with her and her not seeming to get me, I asked for a new stylist. This one seems better. I’ve also noticed that I get better fixes if I do not ask for specific type items in my stylist note.

    • I feel the same way, Sheila. For my Nov. fix I asked for more “party clothes” for holiday parties and just wasn’t too pleased. I didn’t ask for any specific type of thing this fix and felt like I at least got a few surprises, even if I didn’t love everything. I think I’ve only had the same stylist once.

  3. I just kept my second FULL Stitchfix box! They have gotten both of my first two boxes down perfectly! This is absolutely my favorite personal shopping service of all times. I also get Blue Jean Box, but I’m about to cancel it because everything they send is way too expensive for me (and it’s not like it’s a surprise, it says it in their information that they send high priced items mixed with some lower priced items). Anyway, kudos to Stitchfix for my perfect boxes! I scheduled my fix for every three weeks and if I could schedule them closer together I totally would!

  4. Is there a way we can get a stitch fix paid for, like you mentioned early in this post. I have a blog that I do some reviews.

    • If you get enough people to use your referral code. You get a $25 credit every time someone uses your code, but only after their first fix ships.

  5. I have to apologize in advance about this rant, but I have to tell someone and I know at least some of you will understand my frustration and disappointment. None of my language is inappropriate, it’s just long.

    I took a break from Stitch Fix for a few months and then decided to treat myself again as a going back to school present. Between work and class I have zero time to shop. I asked for pieces that scream autumn. Warm things, cozy things, I specified colors, but I left it wide open as far as types of pieces I wanted.

    I’m so disappointed and irritated that I’m almost mad. 2 items were almost identical to things they’d sent me before that I returned, so it was like getting recycled items from previous fixes, so already, they were out. Then I got skinny jeans, which is the FIRST thing in my profile that I say I DO NOT want and will not buy. So a third item is out. Then I get a sleeveless top with holes cut out of the back that they’re selling for $74. I live in Connecticut. I know they know that because they shipped the package here. I can’t wear that in the fall and winter even if I wear a cardigan. It’s sheer and there are air vents in the back. The last shirt might have been the only thing I kept, but I didn’t care for the print at all and it was not flattering on.

    My mind is boggled. They completely ignored my price requests on every single piece and it seems like they didn’t look at my profile AT ALL. Seriously confused and REALLY disappointed. They were never this far off the mark for me in the past. My first fix was better than this. They lost me as a customer today.

    • Major bummer. 🙁

      It does sound like they didn’t review your profile. I wonder if they mixed up your box with someone else’s? It seems way off. Were the sizes correct?

      • The sizes were okay except for the skinny jeans, which were much too tight. If they screwed it up it was a crazy screw up because the letter was to someone named Jillian and the description of what was in the box was accurate. I’m so upset. I was SO looking forward to getting some great fall pieces and what I got in no way resembles my profile or my Pinterest board.

    • I agree. I just got my first Fix last night and was extremely disappointed. I had a Pinterest board and everything and nothing looked remotely similar to my style. Opposite of your needs, I live in California and they sent me 2 sweaters and a jacket. I said I need form fitting shirts and all the shirts were baggie and frumpy. I’m ready to just give up after that huge fail, but I’ve left tons of feedback, so I’d like to see if they can get it remotely close. However, after looking at a few blogs and some of their own customer posted reviews, I’m wondering if this is just not for me. The styles look VERY frumpy, and most of the clothes in the blogs are baggie and drapie, for “stockier” people (I do not mean that in a mean way, at all, just that they may not carry cute, form fitting clothes). I have another one scheduled, so we’ll see if it’s better this time. If not, I am not sure I feel up for a third try. Bummer.

  6. I just received my 5th fix. I’m very picky and I was surprisingly impressed with my first few fixes. I have to absolutely love the items to spend the money on them because the prices are a little high. I believe I purchased one item from my 1st-3rd fix. The 4th I was disappointed with, but no big deal. This 5th one I am actually irritated because they clearly did not listen to my requests. The skinny jeans they kept sending were not working for me so I finally said NO SKINNY JEANS. They sent skinny jeans in this last fix. UGH. I understand they keep switching stylists as well because they want you to purchase everything, but the one stylist was starting to get to know what I liked.

    • I HEAR you. No skinny jeans is THE FIRST thing my profile says. What do they send? Skinny jeans. I don’t get it.

  7. Liz, you are great at displaying clothes! I want every scarf you get! This scarf looks so much better on your site than on the company’s site. (Same thing happened with the Tilo scarf in the last PopSugar box!)

  8. I must have that scarf!!!

  9. I love all the stuff you received! I’m getting mine next week so I’m crossing my fingers.

  10. I like the first two items.

  11. Love the belted tulle jacket! Sadly it isn’t available on the tulle website, but lots of other cute ones are.

  12. I, too, think Stitch Fix has improved on their ability to match my style over time. It could be their fancy algorithm or it could be that they’re listening. It could also be that I’ve opened up a little more in terms of what I’ll wear, which is fun.
    I did get black skinnies three months in a row. Granted, I bought the first two months and probably would have bought the third month if they had fit. So they know what I like lol! I would have loved to see some fall colors like the dark teal, oxblood, mustard… any deep jewel tone but that was missing from this fix. It’s okay because I still liked everything and ended up keeping a sweater dress. I almost kept the necklace, but it was so snug that it rolled up my neck when I moved.
    My favorite item ever has to be a grey pair of linen shorts. I wear them more than any other Stitch Fix item so far.

  13. I just received an all “oxblood” fix yesterday, and it was the first time I almost kept the entire box. They must’ve hired more people after all the PR and complaints on wait times; I see a huge improvement in scheduled fixes, diversity of brands and attention to feedback/notes/pinterest. Hopefully it’s not just me!

  14. You convinced me to sign up last month with that killer jacket you got, so October will be my first month! I’m supposed to get my first package on the 8th and I’m so freaking excited! I hope my box will be as good as yours — I love your coat, scarf, corduroys, and that hoodie!!

  15. Love the scarf and sweatshirt! Is the sweatshirt french terry? It looks really comfy and I love the neck of it.

    • Yes it is!

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