Stitch Fix Review – August 2013

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Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

Stitch Fix is one of my favorite new subscription box discoveries – it really is like having a personal stylist! When you sign up you take a very in-depth survey, letting your stylist know exactly what types of clothing and accessories you like. (You can even let them know things like what patterns you want to avoid!) Then each month for a $20 styling fee, they ship you a box of 5 items based on your style preferences, and the price ranges you’ve selected for various clothing items. (For example, I am OK with spending up to $150 on a dress if it’s amazing, but only up to $75 on a sweater). You then try on everything, and keep the items you love (the $20 styling fee is deducted from any items you keep, so basically having a personal stylist can be free!). If you keep all five items you save 25% off the entire order! For every item you send back (in a pre-paid free return mailer), you can give feedback in your account online why it didn’t work for you.

The idea is that with every month, they will take your feedback and get better and better at selecting items that are perfect for you! (You can check out my first Stitch Fix review to get a more in depth look at the initial sign up process).

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

The Box:Β 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.

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

41 Hawthorn Mini Spoon Drops Necklace – Value $28

From some quick googling, I found that 41 Hawthorne is Stitch Fix’s in house brand. I really like this necklace – it’s gold and not too big – exactly what I requested. The only problem I have is that I already own a nearly identical necklace. I’m going to return because it’s so similar, but I’ll pass along the feedback that this jewelry selection was spot on!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

GLAM Alice Sleeveless Tie-Waist Tunic – Value $78

Normally Β I don’t go for colors this bold, but I actually really liked it on. The tie-waist part of this dress was fine – but it isn’t the most flattering cut ever, so I think I’ll return this one as well. (I’ve decided that the items I keep from Stitch Fix must be my absolute favorite, go-to items!)

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

They also include a card for every clothing item with two styling suggestions.

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

Kut from the Kloth Danny 5-Pocket Knit Pants – Value $78

These pants are amazing! I almost never wear pants because I don’t have a favorite pair. I need pants to be equally flattering and comfortable, and usually those two things don’t go together. I love the skinny cut of these pants, the material is super comfortable, and the waist is the perfect height too. I seriously need to buy these in every style Kut from the Kloth makes! Needless to say I’m keeping these, and I think I’ll be living in them!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

My stylist even wrote me a note on why she picked these pants for me:

“I noticed you loved the Colibri top from your last fix (it’s one of my favorites as well!), and it looks great with the Danny knit pants. The Danny pants are a perfect staple – they provide the sleek look of leggings but with the coverage and thickness of pants.”

I love it!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

Tulle Pascal Watercolor Rose Print Dress – Value $78

I think my one piece of advice for Stitch Fix is to send out fall clothing in the August box instead of summer styles. Given that most summer clothing is on sale at this point in the season, I couldn’t justify keeping this piece at full-price. I really like the Tulle brand though. I’ll be giving them all that feedback in my account today!

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

When I left my feedback on the July box, I requested two items in my next Stitch Fix: a maxi dress and a faux fur vest. (I guess I’m even torn on summer vs fall clothing!) They definitely listened:

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

Moon Cachi Chevron Print Maxi Dress – $75

I was actually surprised to see this maxi was only $75 – with the quality it seems like it could be a lot more! I really wanted to keep this, but it was too large in the bust and torso. I will sadly be returning this one and passing that feedback along to my stylist. (This dress is my size though, so Stitch Fix picked the right size, I think the brand must run large).

Stitch Fix Review - August 2013

Another excerpt from the Note from my stylist:

“I’m afraid we don’t have a faux fur vest in stock at the moment, but I did include our gorgeous Moon maxi dress for you. I hope you love it :)”

Fingers crossed they get faux fur vests in for September!

Verdict: I still can’t believe I found the perfect pair of pants thanks to Stitch Fix! I couldn’t be happier! I’m returning the other four items, but everything was very close to being perfect, so I’m happy with the value Stitch Fix provides, and I already can’t wait for my September fix! Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? Have you discovered any favorite new wardrobe items thanks to your stylist?

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!

Posted in Blog, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 6 comments


  1. OMG I love that chevron dress!! I was wondering where else I can find 41Hawthorne clothing since I keep seeing in fixes I love. Thanks for the tip!!

  2. I love Stitch Fix too. I just received my 4th box and I kept all 5 pieces. I was so excited! When I wear the pieces at work, I always get compliments. From the 1st to this 4th box they have been very good and I usually keep 2 or 3 pieces for each order.

  3. Love the pants and the chevron print maxi dress! I also got one or two things in my latest fix that didn’t fit right but usually the other awesome pieces make up for it (:

  4. This looks like a great service, and the clothes look very high quality.

  5. I LOVE Stitch Fix! I’ve only gotten one fix so far (due to budgeting), but my sister got one too and I ended up keeping the 2 things that didn’t fit her so we scored the25% discount! Such an awesome service. Love those pants, by the way!

  6. The watercolor rose print dress is cute! You can pair it with some suede ankle booties and a cardigan for the Fall. You could even wear a sweater over it to make it look like you are wearing a skirt with your sweater. πŸ™‚

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