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Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – August 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!)

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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.

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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, this box would cost me a total of $166 to keep everything –$33.20 per item.

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Pixley Hawn Mixed Material Top – Cost to Keep: $54

I had pinned this shirt to my style board once or twice, so I was really happy to see my stylist sent it to me. I really like it but I’d need to size up. (The weird bunching at the chest wasn’t necessarily due to size – I just didn’t notice and fix it while taking photos, sorry.) It’s just the kind of bright and bold patterned tank I’ve been all about this summer.

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The back is a grey knit, and I love how the colorful trim carries over to the back.

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Laila Jade Tierra Cap Sleeve Top – Cost to Keep: $44

I love wearing tees (and stripes!), but I’m not sure about this color on me. Also, the material is thin enough that I would need to wear a camisole underneath it and I just hate wearing redundant torso fabric.

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Le Lis Parsons Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $38

This tank has mixed prints of the pink and white stripes and a pretty floral fabric which shows up on the back and as the trim on the front and arm holes. This fabric is soft and buttery and it’s super comfortable. I also love that it’s a light color without being see-through.

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Unfortunately, it’s not bra-friendly, which is a must for me, so I’m going to have to send it back.

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Loveapella Raijo Lace Detail Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $48

This top is beautiful! It’s so soft and comfortable and stretchy. I love the lace detail on the top and it fits really well, though I think I could also size up and get a more flowy/drapey look.

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Loveapella Sevila Funnel Neck French Terry Sweatshirt – Cost to Keep: $64

I think this is my favorite item in the fix, and the one I know I’m definitely keeping/not possibly sizing up in. The fit is great for me and its super comfortable. It’ll be perfect for fall or layering on chilly days as the season transitions.

Verdict: This was a great fix! I loved all the colorful tanks. I think my stylist could have sized up for a couple items so I’ll have to add that to my feedback. I also really appreciate the price point – under $200 for everything.

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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 | 17 comments

Comments (17)

  1. I am dying to have that Loveapella sweatshirt! I might have to do a fix in hopes I can get it!

    • I got it in solid grey back in the fall…very comfy!

  2. I FINALLY bought myself a racerback nursing bra (kept telling myself it wasn’t worth it because my little one wouldn’t be breastfeeding forever), and can’t believe it took me so long. Keep the shirt and buy yourself one! Even regular racerbacks with front closures are ok for nursing in my opinion, and more and more regular bras now are being made with convertible straps (every VS bra I’ve bought recently, in fact).

    • (Some of Motherhood Maternity’s bras are convertible– the straps aren’t sewn to the back, they’re just plastic clips that you can move to a cross-back position)

  3. For not bra-friendly tops, you could also use a paperclip to pin together the bra straps on your back so that they don’t show. I recommend using the bigger ones, they’re more efficient.

  4. Haley your makeup is beautiful! The sweatshirt looks like a great transition piece, I definitely need to pin it.

  5. Have you tried those little plastic pieces that you can use to pull regular bra straps together to hide under racerback shirts? I use mine all the time. Love it. It might not work with you nursing but might be worth a shot. Love your fix. You look great!

    • I use those plastic things as well and they work great. Like you mentioned though, not sure how it would be with nursing. I just don’t understand all of the tops and dresses out now that are not bra friendly. I know there is a trend (thanks Kardashian’s) to go bra-less but it ain’t happening here!!

    • I had one of those, and my straps kept freeing themselves or creeping up to my neck. Then it broke. I finally broke down and bought a racerback bra.

      • I meant the plastic thingie kept creeping up towards my neck, taking the straps with them.

  6. I just had to comment that I love the term “redundant torso fabric!” Because I also hate super-sheer items. And non-bra friendly stuff.

    • Jill, thank you! It’s a Liz Lemon-ism. 😀

    • I LOVE that term too! Definitely laughed when I read it.
      “Redundant torso fabric”… definitely a new favorite : ) Every time I see or wear a cami, that’s all I’ll think about!

    • Ditto! I LOL’d! 🙂

    • Same here! I’ve only had one Stitch Fix (last summer), and I bought everything because I was “meh” about two, and basically by buying everything I paid very little for those two items. Anyway, the reason I was “meh” about them was because they were translucent. I’m not big on layering unless it’s a comfy cardigan or zip-up sweatshirt.

      The tank would’ve been a “no” for me with the back, too. I never do thin-strapped tank tops, either. Ah, to be able to go braless.

  7. I love StitchFix, but I mentioned to my stylist multiple times that I need bra friendly items and they sent me a shirt with a see through back! Lol it was comically not bra friendly! I just hope they really listen to the feedback.

    • Maybe by “bra friendly” they thought you meant that you wanted to show off your bra?

      Seriously, I’ve got nothin’.

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