Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – December 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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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.
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist.
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.
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.
Here’s a better look at the faux leather detailing. It’s pretty cool – subtle and stylish.
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.
I mean, just look at the back. This is just gorgeous.
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…
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!
And here’s how the back looks unzipped. I think it’s an interesting style that I haven’t seen.
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.
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.
Here’s a peek at the sleeves/how it works.
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.
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