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Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – September 2018

Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey of your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when you’d like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. 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!)

My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Stitch Fix

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

Good to know: In addition to Women’s and Men’s options, Stitch Fix is getting ready to launch Stitch Fix Kids! Learn more here.

Stitch Fix for Women September 2018 Review

This is the invoice that was sent in the box. As you can see, it provides specifics on the brand, size, and price of each item. They also give instructions at the bottom for how to check out and either purchase or return your items. My total came to $228, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $151. That’s a savings of $77 on these items. 

This is my style sheet that includes a note from my stylist and features the five items I received along with different outfit suggestions and accessories that might pair well with them. My stylist, Jenn, gave me some tips on how to style the items she sent and definitely hit on the items I asked for- a kimono and nursing friendly options. 

Crystie Stud Earrings by Kate Spade – Cost to Keep $48 (Return)

Meh! Jewelry, again! This is the second month in a row. I am definitely making a note for no more jewelry! Granted, these are Kate Spade and really beautiful, but unless I specifically request a piece, I want clothing items only.

The earrings were great quality, really pretty on, and if I were gifted these, I would not complain, but with that price tag, it is so not something I’m looking to purchase at the moment.

Kaitlyn Cuffed Button Down Top by Skies are Blue, Size L – Cost to Keep $54 (Return)

So I am starting to think of tops with these cuffed sleeves as sailor tops. That’s what they remind me of for some reason, and I actually feel like they are pretty flattering in a way. The issue I always have with button down tops is that they never button at the bust, which isn’t that bad with this particular top since the button placement is a little different than most. The real issue was that it felt so short on my torso. I wish it was the same length as in the back! Then, it might have been a keeper. The material was super soft and it was somewhat thick and had a nice texture to it. Oh well, one more thing to note to my stylist!

Tarza V Neck Top by Market & Spruce, Size L – Cost to Keep $44 (Return)

This was a  basic knit top in a great light pink color that would pair with pretty much anything. It must be the style, but look how much it comes up in the front! I don’t think I have a long torso, but I do not like where these shirts are stopping on me. Might just be my self-conscious post-partum mom-bod issue, but I am just not digging it.

Caley Open Kimono by Emory Park, Size L – Cost to Keep $34 (Keep)

This gauzy kimono did pair really nicely with the pink knit top as my stylist recommended. I really love the lightweight feel of this and the colors are for a spring or fall piece since it has both burgundy and light pink throughout. This fit a lot more comfortably than the kimono from last month which was much too big on me. Although, I do think I am still going to look for a thicker kimono since this one is purely for looks and not for that little bit of extra warmth that I’m looking for.

Pippa Brushed Knit Romper by French Grey, Size L – Cost to Keep $48 (Return)

This romper is the exact reason I love this subscription service! Never would I ever purchase or even seek to purchase a romper because I don’t think it’s a look I could pull off, but my stylist pushed me a bit outside of my comfort zone and I got to try it on in the comfort of my own home. (Of course, I have to take pictures of myself in it to share with the world, but the MSA community is much more forgiving than dressing room mirrors!) I really loved this romper; the colors and pattern were beautiful and completely my style, the material was buttery soft, the top was perfect for nursing in and it had pockets!! Unfortunately, it was a little short in the rear and I would have been pulling it down nonstop. I did learn, however, that I am no longer afraid of rompers and might even pick one up if it’s as cute as this one!

The Verdict:  While I only kept one item from this Stitch Fix I’d still consider it a decent Fix. I love the kimono that I kept and I am glad that I got to try on a romper since I’ve been curious about them. My stylist did a great job of trying to meet my needs and requests, but I think that I need to get even more specific in my feedback, so I plan on doing just that for my next Fix. No more jewelry and longer tops, for sure! This was still a win though because I found one piece that I liked, which means the styling fee didn’t go to waste! It’s so exciting to see what my stylist will send me each time and it’s definitely addicting. Even if I’m slowly building my wardrobe up with only one item at a time, I’m having a lot of fun trying new things!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $228. The invoice lists the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all 5 items, then I get a 25% discount. The $20 styling fee for the box is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case, it would bring the total down to $151. That’s a discount of around 34% for these items!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (9)

  1. That romper is a WOW piece! But, I totally agree with you… Rompers tend to be so short, and I’m always bending down or bending over for my babies. I’m also tall so rompers tend to not be long enough from the neck to the crotch and the fabric just stretches and doesn’t lay well. I understand you sending it back but you look gorgeous!

  2. The romper looks really cute on you!

    • Thanks! 🙂

      • Seriously! You look fabulous in the romper. Like you, I would never even try something like that, but seeing your photo…perhaps I should.

      • Yes! Try one! I was really surprised at how much I liked it! 🙂

  3. I think that’s the best thing about stitchfix: getting pushed out of your comfort zone. In one of my fixes I had checked the box for no skinny jeans and no distressed jeans, and I got some heavily distressed skinny jeans that somehow I absolutely love. I don’t know what the point of that survey is if they don’t actually use it and I have now gotten very specific in my notes about what I want and don’t want but it has been such a success that I have kept all my items.

    • That’s great that it’s worked out so far! I’m curious to see how they respond to me being more specific in my next fix!

  4. I feel the same way I want clothes. I told them prior to previous tote please no jewelry/accessories so what do they send me…shoes. This time I specifically said clothes only.

    • If you really don’t want shoes or any accessories, it helps to go back into your profile survey and indicate there that you don’t want those. Then they won’t even show up as options for your stylish to choose from. You can change these options from one fix to the next depending on what you want/need. I have had no jewelry/shoes/accessories in my style profile for several fixes and have never received any since I made that change.

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