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Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – December 2016

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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!)

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

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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: U.S. only

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This is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items. With the 25% discount and my $20 styling fee factored in, this box would cost me a total of $262 to keep everything – an average of $52.40 per item and a total discount of $114.

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Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist.

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This month they also gave out foil scratch-off card to see if you won a Stitch Fix gift card. I lost, but am apparently still in the running for $5,000 for a year’s worth of Stitch Fix (as is everyone who gets a December tote, it seems). Oh, well.

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Loveapella Oliver Faux Leather Trim Striped Top – Cost to keep: $58

(97% polyester, 3% spandex; machine wash cold, lay flat to dry)

This top is cool and fits me really well. It’s comfortable, too! There’s a faux-leather trim on the V at the neckline. I really like it, but I’m not sure I need it $60 worth, at least not in my personal budget. It’s a nice piece, though.

Lysse Morissa Faux Leather Detail Legging – Cost to Keep: $88

(72% viscose, 24% nylon, 4% elastane; machine wash cold, hang dry)

The quality is great for these leggings. You can’t tell too well here, but there’s a faux leather detail running along the length of the legs. (You’ll see this up close and better in later photos…)

I’ve tried Lysse leggings before (mostly from Trendsend by Evereve) and they just don’t seem to work for me. Stylists say that the high rise is great for tummy support but on Lysse leggings, the waist just somehow cuts into me at the middle and makes me look and feel lumpier. Also, they tend to be just a bit short for me.

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Here’s a better look at the faux leather detailing. It’s pretty cool – subtle and stylish.

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Evolution by Cyrus Chiana Graphic Open Drape Cardigan – Cost to Keep: $88

(60% viscose, 20% polyester, 20% polyamide; hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)

Oh, my gosh you guys. I only wish you could feel this cardigan. The material is so thick and soft. The length is perfect and the draping is lovely. I like the different prints and the geometric designs.

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I mean, just look at the back. This is just gorgeous.

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Brookline Mix Material Sweater – Cost to Keep: $74

(`00% acrylic, contrast: 100% polyester; hand wash cold, hang or line dry)

I love the color of this sweater, but the material was pretty itchy. I just don’t care for acrylic sweaters. It does have a cool detail in the back, though…

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The back has this zipper running down the back. It’s a cool detail but what’s even cooler is that it unzips for a totally differently styled back!

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And here’s how the back looks unzipped. I think it’s an interesting style that I haven’t seen.

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RetroD Cavallo Poncho Sweater – Cost to Keep: $68

Well, I never thought I’d see the day, but I have found the poncho that makes me question my blanket dislike for ponchos. The draping is somehow magically flattering and I kind of love it.

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This one is so soft and has sleeves attached. I also really like the neckline/collar. It’s great worn on its own (with a cami or tee underneath), or as just an easy extra layer.

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Here’s a peek at the sleeves/how it works.

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I love this poncho. So comfortable, it drapes well and isn’t hideously unflattering. Plus I love this brown color, which I really don’t have much of in my wardrobe. Major props to my stylist for picking this for me.

Verdict: This was a pretty great Stitch Fix for December! It wasn’t a home run but I’m still shocked I bought a poncho but I know I like it a ton so I’m kind of super excited at the same time. I love that white and gray cardigan, too, and it’s one of the prettiest pieces I’ve ever seen in a Stitch Fix. I had fun with this fix for sure.

What do you think about Stitch Fix?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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.

15 Comments

  1. Love the grey, green and brown sweaters. It is a shame the green one scratches, love the back.

  2. The poncho looks great on you–so pretty! That shade of brown really works with your coloring and the fit is perfect.

  3. I loved Stitch Fix for quite a while but I find myself postponing my shipments. I’ve just not been too happy with what I’ve gotten the last few ‘fixes’. Not a lot seems to fit me (I’m TALL) and very little is actually my style. I should probably just cancel but I keep hoping for a box that wows me like it used to. Maybe I should try Wantable or Trunk Club.

  4. How do you not have brown as a major player in your wardrobe? It’s beautiful on you. The cardigan is a more unique piece, so if you love it, you should keep it. The brown poncho is a keeper also. The rest…send it back. The leggings are cool, but you don’t like the fit (I don’t blame you. I hate high waisted anything). The rest of it is just unexceptional and not worth the prices. You get plenty of stuff in the mail. Wait for the right things.

  5. Haha! Blanket dislike for ponchos!

  6. I don’t think I got that scratch card in my fix. 🙁

  7. While I can appreciate the quality of these items (and they look great on you) – I can’t help but feel like there aren’t any clothing sub boxes that are worth it IMO. All of the items always seem so overpriced – maybe I’m just cheap, maybe I’m just spoiled by being surrounded by outlet malls, but everything here I could find a comparable alternative to for about half the price.

    • I feel the same way! Hahaha. But I am suuuper cheap.

    • Stitch Fix is totally overpriced. For my first fix, my stylist was so off, it was as if she didn’t read my notes or look at my Pinterest board. The second fix was a little better, but there was overly expensive clothing that was not exceptional at all. Two of the sweaters were just dowdy. I kept a $68 dress because it fit perfectly and I so wanted this sub box to work. Honestly, I could have found that dress or something similar much cheaper elsewhere.

      • I went on a tear with SF earlier this year – was getting boxes really often (every 3-4 weeks or so) and buying anywhere from 1-5 items each time. The stylist i had was completely getting me! I thought I had it made! Then two things happened – 1) summer came and SF was unable to send me any kind work top with sleeves (sorry folks – can’t go sleeveless where i work) and 2) my stylist departed and I went through three replacements before giving up completely. SF offered to lure me back about four months later with a “free box” (no upfront styling fee) but despite my reasonable ( to me) restrictions – no polyster and MUST HAVE SLEEVES – I didn’t want a single item in the box. It’s sad. We had a good run.

        • I had a similar experience. I purchased several complete Fixes, but after a while I felt like they were no longer listening and everything was beginning to look the same and too casual. Even though I specifically requested work pieces in my last ship, none was my style so it all went back and I cancelled my subscription.

  8. I am in love with your Fix! I have not had a really good one ever (I think I’m on #6), but I keep trying. I only keep 1 or 2 items, and the rest are total misses. That cardigan is amazing, and I swore I would steer clear of more open front sweaters, but I am going to request it in my next one. That poncho looks so cozy!

    • I did not have a really good one so I gave up after three, even though they tried to credit me $20 to take a fourth. The second one was abysmal, like they read all my comments and decided to do exactly the opposite of what I had asked for (I hate neutrals, so please don’t send me a Fix full of black and tan…). They never could get me a pair of pants with an actual button fly (I will NOT wear stretchy pull-on pants) and they kept sending me items that said size S or 4 but fit more like size 8. Also, their idea of “work appropriate” involved t-shirt material. Um, no. Out of the three fixes, I kept one dress the first month to not lose my styling fee.

      I have much better luck just buying Chaps dresses on clearance from Kohl’s. Apparently the bright, obnoxious patterns that I love are not very popular with other people, so there are always plenty available in my size. And Dockers. Dockers will always give me button fly pants that fit and last a long time. Like four pairs for just over $50 if you watch for sales.

      • I have had similar experiences with them completely ignoring requests or comments! They have sent me several of those t-shirt knit tops. I kept one to use the styling fee, but it was dried accidentally which ruined it. They sent me earrings in my last one when I specifically said no jewelry. I have said no knit sleeveless blouses (they just remind me of mom clothes), but they sent them twice anyway. I also received a pair of those pull-on pants, which I thought I would hate, but they turned out to be super flattering and I get a lot of wear out of them!

  9. The grey sweater is amazing!

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