Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – November 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!
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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
Stitch Fix for Women November 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 $244, but with the 25% off (which they take off BEFORE deducting the $20!) and the $20 credit, my total drops down to $163. That’s a savings of $81 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. This is the second month in a row that I requested to have no red items in my note to my stylist. I also asked for a cardigan and no gray as well since they have been sending me a lot of gray lately. I do like that she mentioned styling one of the items with a previous shirt I purchased from StitchFix, which made it feel personalized, but unfortunately, it seems like she ignored my requests for no red or gray.
Arnold Fuzzy Cardigan by Cotton Emporium, Size L – Cost to Keep $48 (Return)
This is the first option for cardigans that I was sent and this one is super cozy! It’s sort of a taupe color when the lighter and darker threads all come together. This is so soft and very thick and I think if it was thinner and had been longer, I would have really liked it. Unfortunately, the thick knit made it feel really tight on my arms and it just felt a little short on me, overall.
Rojer Asymmetrical Hem Hacci Knit Top by Bobeau, Size L – Cost to Keep $54 (Return)
As you can see, even though I asked for no gray in this Fix, I was sent this gray top. I actually sort of liked the asymmetrical hemline, but the shirt itself was really thin and the quality did not seem great. It felt like the sort of shirt that would quickly lose shape and end up looking frumpy. It was also not so flattering on the tummy, which I was able to hide in the photos a bit, but I would not be comfortable wearing it in public.
She was able to act as my tummy blocker for this one!
Luca Two Pocket Duster Cardigan by Pinque, Size L – Cost to Keep $44 (Return)
While this duster is not necessarily red, I would definitely say it is in the red family, which was really disappointing. The material is a thinner, lightweight knit and I went back and forth on keeping this one because I liked that it was long and had pockets, but I just was not crazy about the burgundy color or the placement of the stripes. I think it really accentuated areas that I’d much rather downplay.
Mackenzie Henley Blouse by Fun2Fun, Size L – Cost to Keep $44 (Return)
This shirt is listed as being burgundy in color, but I really feel like it’s pretty close to being just plain red! As for the shirt itself, it’s a thin, flowy blouse and the material is nice and silky, but just thick enough that you don’t have to wear a cami underneath which is nice. I loved that the bottom was so long and that it had nice details like a button at the back and also the sleeves that could be rolled up. The two things that kept me from keeping this shirt (other than the color) were the fact that it gapped at the bust, which is always an issue for me, and I just don’t have a need for a dressy blouse like this at the moment.
Sophia Brushed Knit Dress by Kaileigh, size L – Cost to Keep $54 (Return)
This is the last item in my Fix. Again, this is probably not a true red but is listed as burgundy, which is still in the red family. I am just not sure why my stylist was not able to completely stay away from reds for this fix and last month‘s. I do like this dress a lot; it was flattering, I could easily nurse in it and the sleeves were longer, which is great for fall. I also love the v-shaped neckline on both the front and the back. I didn’t really like the pattern though, as it was a bit busy for me and I was really hoping for a top this month, so I ended up sending this back.
The Verdict: I was really unhappy with my Stitch Fix this month since I specifically asked my stylist for no red or gray and out of five items, four of them were some form of these colors. I was actually so perplexed (and annoyed) by this that I reached out to customer service to find out why my request was ignored when I know my stylist saw my note since she knew to send a cardigan. They didn’t provide much of an answer, but were great about it and rolled over my styling fee credit for next month. They also went ahead and updated my style profile so that future stylists would not send red or gray. While was appreciative of this, I still feel like a note to my stylist should have been enough to ensure that those colors weren’t included in this Fix. While this month was a complete bust, it inspired me to update my StitchFix Pinterest board so I am really hoping that will help and that next month my love for StitchFix can resume!
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 $244. 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 $163. That’s a discount of around 33% for these items.
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