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Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – March 2016


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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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: US Only

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Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist. I was thrilled after reading my stylist’s letter this month! I have a different stylist than I have in a while, which I think is a fresh, good thing. Last month’s fix was a bust and I actually didn’t even keep anything (for maybe the first time ever?) – I think they may have switched my stylist up due to that?

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And 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, plus a $20 credit I had, this box would cost me a total of $219.50 to keep everything – approximately $43.90 an item ($47.90 per item had I not had the $20 credit in my account).

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Olive & Oak Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt – Cost to Keep: $48

I love this top! I have actually pinned this shirt (maybe even a couple times?) so I was thrilled to see it and even more thrilled that it feels high quality and fits great.

Liverpool Denise Bootcut Jean – Cost to Keep: $78

I was really excited to try jeans from Stitch Fix. I loved every maternity pair they sent me while I was pregnant, which was when I first started Stitch Fix. These are great, too! Very stretchy and actually designed to help support + shape. The tag even says they’ll make you look a size smaller. All I really know is that these are comfortable and I feel great in them.

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Market & Spruce Angelo Cargo Anorak Jacket – Cost to Keep: $108

This jacket sure feels like it costs $108. It is a great, quality weight and fits well. The inside has drawstrings so you can pull in the waist and bottom of the jacket and I’m going to play with them a bit to get the best look. In this photo I just pulled them quickly to cinch the waist, but I think it’d look better if I had taken the time to pull the cinched fabric evenly around my waist so there wasn’t so much puckering at the front like that.

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Plus, the lining has polka dots!

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Market & Spruce Liz Textured Sweater – Cost to Keep: $68

This sweater is really soft and has a subtle high-low hem that I actually find to be really flattering. The bodice of the sweater is actually like lots of little square tufts of the yarn, knit with a blue thread in between each little square. It’s a cool effect, but I also see that this makes any parts of the bodice that is stretched even a little (ahem, boobs) look weirdly shadowy. I don’t really think it’s something super noticeable in person, though. I like this sweater overall, but don’t love it.

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Street Level Lyna Woven Wristlet – Cost to Keep: $48

I had mentioned on one of my pins of a clutch that I’ve been hunting for a good clutch to keep my things in in my diaper bag that I can just grab and go (stylishly) when I’m running somewhere without the baby. She even mentioned that she picked this clutch with that in mind (which really made me feel special that she paid such close attention to my pinterest style board).

What really made me decide I had to keep this bag, though, is my subscription addiction (get it? Ha!). Seriously, it’s basically exactly the signature Stitch Fix mint color! I love that. (Plus, mint was one of my wedding colors so maybe it’s just my love of the color in general.)

Verdict: This month’s fix was a hit! Which I’m really happy for after last month’s bust. This fix feels so personalized to me because I can really tell my stylist spent some time going through my pinterest and feedback. I also feel like the style is much more spot-on to what I like. Last month I mentioned I was going to do some “style soul searching” to help both my stylist and myself figure out what I’m looking for in a wardrobe. One of the main things I did was overhaul my pinterest board and got rid of anything I don’t still like and I wrote “Dear Stylist” notes on all my pinned items explaining what I specifically liked about each item. I think this is one of the best things you can do to help your stylist and your fixes!

As far as what I kept, I actually kept everything! I really loved the jeans, jacket, and striped top most, but just those three things added up to about $214. So, I spent $5 more and also kept the sweater and clutch.

What do you think about Stitch Fix? Have you tried their service before?

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. So do you like stitchfix or trendsend better? Are they comparable?

  2. I just got my first stitch fix and hated every single thing they sent. It’s like the stylist didn’t look at my profile whatsoever. The patterns are so polar opposite of anything I would like and there was absolutely nothing special that I wouldn’t see on the discount rack at a Kohl’s or something. Maybe I’m too picky but this was a major flop.

  3. Wow, you got a great fix this month! The jeans and knit tee, especially, look adorbs together and I love the mint clutch. I never had much luck with stitchfix.

  4. Mine was a bust (pun intended) this month. The tops and dress I got were all ruined by my chest, so I went into my profile and bumped up my size for tops. Hopefully that will help.

    • I would also leave in your feedback/notes to your stylist this specific issue for you and your stylist should help pick tops and things that work better for you! =]

  5. I LOVE this box! You look amazing in all of it. I’m so glad you kept the whole thing. I think the sweater looks great on you. This is absolutely the best Stitch Fix box I’ve ever seen. I wish they would send me a box this amazing sometime.

    • Ditto

  6. That looks like a great Fix Haley! The jeans I’ve gotten from stitch fix have been closer to $100 and have been a bit short – I’ll have to pin your jeans to my Pinterest page as they look fantastic! I’ve had some good fixes lately (never enough to keep it all), and I love how the Stylists really seem to pay attention to my Pinterest account. It takes some time to create a good one, but the time spent really paid off for me. Thanks so much for the great review!

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