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Stitch Fix Subscription Review – July 2014

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Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July

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!

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 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 Subscription Review - July 2014 Cards

Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist. (FYI – my box is all dresses per my request since Golden Tote tends to send out lots of tops as surprise items, so I didn’t need any more!)

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Dress

Angie Soren Mixed Print Ruffle Bordered Dress – Cost to Keep $58

I liked this dress on more than I thought I would, but it isn’t a piece I would reach for first in my closet, so back it goes. (Since Stitch Fix is full price unless you keep all 5 items, I only keep pieces that I think are fantastic!)

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Pink Maxi

LA MADE Lorrie Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $98

When I first picked this up, I thought there was no way I would like it on – the material is SO thin! Surprisingly though, it drapes beautifully, and I love the rope detail in the back:

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Back

It’s pretty pricey though, so I’m debating about keeping this one.

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Navy Maxi

Mystree Striped Jersey Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $68

I’m not crazy about the asymmetrical stripe design of this dress, and it’s a tad short for me, so it’s going back. (I do really appreciate that my stylist sent me so many maxis per my request!)

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Tart Maxi

Tart Martine Mini Ikat Print Maxi Dress – Cost to Keep $168

This dress is just stunning, and it is from one of my favorite brands too. (In my opinion, Tart and Rachel Pally make the most flattering maxi dresses ever. They also both tend to run a little long, so I usually have to get my Rachel Pally dresses hemmed, and can usually just shrink Tart a little in the laundry and wear heels with it).

Needless to say, I REALLY want to keep this dress. (I usually try to get Rachel Pally and Tart dresses when they are on sale, but now that it’s in my hands I don’t want to part with it!)

Stitch Fix Subscription Review - July 2014 Tunic Dress

Ezra Genovia Diamond Print Belted Dress – Cost to Keep $58

This dress just isn’t my style at all – dresses with this tunic type of cut tend to just look very boxy on me.

Verdict: I really appreciate that my stylist took my notes from my last fix and applied them well to this box (I asked for all dresses – mostly maxis, and more casual pieces – nothing too preppy). Of course I ended up loving the two most expensive pieces in the box. I’m still debating if I’ll keep both of the maxis.

What did you get in your Stitch Fix this month? Have your fixes gotten better or worse with feedback and time?

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’m looking at this website as well as Golden Tote as a possible splurge purchase. However as I am a poor college student I can only afford to try one. For someone on a tight budget like me, which of the boxes would you recommend?

    • I haven’t tried either stitch fix or golden tote yet but I have read many reviews of each. Overall I think golden tote is the way to go if you’re concerned about price. That’s definitely the one that I’m leaning towards. It’s an easy decision for me. Good luck!

  2. I’ve used stitch fix a couple times now and this last time everything in the box was terrible! it was such a disappoinment. I don’t think I’ll be ordering again has anyone else had this happen?

  3. I LOVE the Tart Martine Mini Ikat Print Maxi Dress and think you should definitely keep it. It is beautiful; enjoy!

  4. I bought that same Mystree maxi dress at Nordstrom Rack for $27 a couple weeks ago!

  5. I am anxiously awaiting my first fix to arrive on the 17th. Can’t wait to see what they send.

  6. I just got my third fix last week and it was great. All three of mine have been perfect style-wise. I can really tell that the stylists are paying attention to my comments and are really paying attention to my pinterest board. Only problem I have had is with a few items not fitting properly. Seems like what they call ‘skinny jeans’ I would call ‘jeggings’, but I requested that they send a different cut like a bootcut or straightleg instead to see if that fits more like the skinny I am looking for.

  7. I received my fix yesterday. It was my second. I asked for work-appropriate 3/4 or full sleeve shirts and a skirt. I also mentioned that my last fix was too boho for my taste. So I received a maxi dress (too thin and super low cut), a cap sleeve boho shirt complete with tassels, two more boho shirts that were at least the 3/4 sleeve I wanted and a pair of jeans. They aren’t listening, I swear. I did keep the jeans because they fit perfectly. Everything else went back. I’m on the fence about fix #3.

  8. OMG!!!!! I’ve been getting fixes since August. I have never had an entire fix that I loved. I always wanted one so I could get the 25% off. I usually kept something just for the styling fee.
    I received my July fix yesterday and I am totally in love with everything. I had asked for red jeans before but they sent me some grandma high waisted huge legged ugly ones. I hate sleeveless after loosing a consideral amount of weight my arms are hideous. Every month I was like is no one paying attention to what I’m saying
    Well yesterday was spot on. Red skinny jeans, a totally cute black top and a summery white sweater sweet little stone bangle and high low top. They are all keepers and I’m a happy girl.

  9. That maxi is very pretty, but I do understand that steep pricetag! I got my Fix yesterday and it also had a maxi that I just LOVED when I put it on. It felt so fabulous, but I just couldn’t get over the funky shapes going down the front. Also, did you request no accessories?? I need to do that if so!

  10. My 4th fix is on it’s way to me, I’m supposed to get it tomorrow, but I’m hoping it shows up a day early like last month. My sneak peak isn’t too exciting, but last month’s wasn’t either, & I absolutely fell in love with a pair of black jeans they sent me! So hopefully I have another item I love in this fix 🙂
    I’m getting my August fix, but I’m skipping September’s to make room for your Quarterly box 🙂

    • I did end up receiving my fix today! & like I hoped, I received a gorgeous $78 maxi dress. Because of my budget I only plan on keeping one item from every fix, this month happened to be the most expensive item, but in my opinion if I love one item then it is a perfect fix. I wouldn’t want to fall in love with 2+ items & have to send all but one back

  11. Do Stitchfix sizes run more like boutique sizes?

    • That hasn’t been my experience. The items I’ve received have mostly run true-to-size, not like boutique or juniors sizing.

  12. I love maxis and would keep the Tart dress in a heart beat. I would send the rest back. The others are not my style and even though I like the coral colored maxi, I agree with a previous comment about the possibility of it not holding up long term if the material is really thin.

    • I love maxi dresses! They always send me at least one maxi dress every month and I’ve kept all of them! They can be worn throughout the year, plus their easy to throw on if your in a hurry…especially if you didn’t have time to shave your legs! 🙂

      • I love maxi dresses! They always send me at least one maxi dress every month and I’ve kept all of them! They can be worn throughout the year, plus their easy to throw on if your in a hurry…especially if you didn’t have time to shave your legs! 🙂

        The photo of the dress I attached is the last one they sent me. It’s also a Tart dress

        • Beautiful dress. I’d keep this one too. Time for me to go shopping for a few more Tart dresses.

  13. Perfect timing for a stitch fix post! I’m getting my 5th fix next week and I hope they redeem themselves…. My first one was so great. My second one a bust; I kept one shirt from my third fix just so I wouldn’t lose my $20 again; and my forth one was ANOTHER bust! So out of four fixes, I’ve hated two of them. Thankfully they comp’d me the styling cost for next week’s fix, so we’ll see how it goes. If I am underwhelmed, I won’t use them again.

    On another note, I just heard of Front Door Fashion today, which sounds JUST like stitch fix, but with multiple full outfits and no styling fee… Have you heard of them/wanted to try it out?

  14. If I had a vote, I would say keep the gorgeous Tart maxi and send the other one back. I don’t think it will hold up over time if it is THAT thin. Less money on other dress = more money for Tart! 🙂

    Btw…. I was never that interested in maxi dresses before I found your site (even though my husband would LOVE me to wear them-or really any dress regularly for that matter). Your enthusiasm for maxi dresses in general (and aside from stitch fix, golden tote especially it seems) is contagious… Hmmm.

    If you don’t mind my asking, what makes you love maxi dresses so much? I have noticed that people who love maxi dresses REALLY love them and I’ve never understood why. Note I’ve maybe only worn 1 or 2 in my life and none for years. This is a serious question. If you don’t want to answer or don’t have time, no worries! Thank you!

    • Hm, I’ll try to explain my love for maxis:

      1) I think it’s a simple and quick way to have a complete outfit (but I guess the same could be said for any kind of dress)
      2) The long lines tend to be slimming and flattering
      3) Not all days are perfect self-tanner days for me, so it’s also a great way to hide my legs 🙂

      Hope that helps explain it 🙂

      • Makes sense; good points! Thank you so much! 🙂

    • I haven’t worn a dress for probably close to 8 years (maybe more like 10). And yet, even *I* am kind of tempted after reading reviews on this blog. A maxi would be what I went with because I don’t know how to sit properly in anything shorter (although I’m only 5’5″ so I might have to get it altered…).

      People already probably think I’m crazy for randomly starting to wear heels (JustFab, mostly) and nail polish after years of not doing so. I even have nail art stickers on my thumbs today…

      • I have the same problem with maxis, i’m 5’2″. So I just have to be really meticulous about trying on my maxi’s. I never actually get anything hemmed (even though I sew!). So for me the trick is to find a really good one at the right length, that makes all the difference

      • A lot of stores (Gap, Banana Republic, etc) have petite maxi dresses, which is always what I need (I’m 5’4). I always thought it was one of those fashion “rules” that petite girls shouldn’t wear maxi skirts/dresses because it makes you look shorter, but I’ve found the opposite to be true, and I’ve really embraced the maxi trend for all the reasons Liz outlined above. 🙂 Definitely give it a try!

        • I’m 5’4″ too and was always so against maxis because I thought they would make me look shorter than I am. Now I own a few & I wish I could wear them everyday, they are so comfortable and you can dress them up or down so easily. I wore the one I received from StitchFix yesterday, to work today, and I received so many compliments. They are very flattering

      • Oh good to know, I am another short one. I have taken up wearing skirts, but dresses are another thing. I really like the look of some of these maxis. Comfort is huge for me, and if I can look nice and be comfortable, count me in 🙂

        Sneaky Burrito, I am in the same boat. Just started to take better care of my skin and wear makeup. LOVED my husband’s stare the first day…. He liked it lots.

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