The other day, I got my twelfth Stitch Fix in the mail! I love fall/winter clothes, so I’ve been dying to get this latest Stitch Fix in my hands! I hoped I’d have my same stylist again (Nicole). I also spent a lot of time updating my Pinterest Style Board called “For My Stitch Fix Stylist” in the hopes it would make my future fixes even more successful.
Here was the note I sent to my stylist after my last fix to guide Fix #12:
Oversized/off-the shoulder sweaters please, flannel button downs, crew neck or v-neck sweaters, a blazer, leggings in rich colors or fun patterns (olive, burgundy, chocolate, camo), structured cardigans/jackets, long sleeve top with sheer or lace element. Tribal prints, faux leather, animal print, mix of neutrals and neon. Knit scarf/hat combo could be cute. No jewelry or bags, please.
A few days ago I peeked in my account to try and figure out what was coming, but it only lists the names of the items and doesn’t include pictures. So…I had an idea of what was headed my way, but didn’t have any clue as to the colors or patterns of things.
- Look by M: Sierra Solid Cotton Infinity Scarf ($32)
- Market and Spruce: Raquel Mesh Insert Knit Top ($58)
- THML: Melina Stripes & Embroidery Sweater ($74)
- Ellison: Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan ($68)
- Kut from the Kloth: Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant ($48)
My note from my stylist (Michelle):
Stitch Fix comes with an information card which includes a listing of everything in the box, prices, and then a total of how much everything would be if you kept everything in the box (it deducts your $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for keeping all of your items):
Here is what I received:
Look by M: Sierra Solid Cotton Infinity Scarf ($32): I love this scarf. Initially I was worried it would be too simple, but I think I have about a million outfits that can benefit from a solid black infinity scarf. VERDICT: Kept!
Market and Spruce: Raquel Mesh Insert Knit Top ($58): I wasn’t sure about this top initially. It looked a little dated and I didn’t want something out of a 1980s club. However – I stand corrected and when I put this top on it was really beautiful. It’s classy and unique, and will be wonderful for an upcoming holiday party. VERDICT: Kept!
THML: Melina Stripes & Embroidery Sweater ($74): Initially, I saw this sweater in my box and was really into it. The fact that it was one of the few pops of color probably had something to do with it. It’s definitely a fun sweater and I haven’t seen anything quite like it before. Unfortunately, though, when I put it on it is cut pretty short in the torso and the length wasn’t terribly flattering. VERDICT: Returned!
Ellison: Davis Leopard Print Button-Up Cardigan ($68): I really like this cardigan. The length coupled with the lightweight fabric makes it a perfect transition piece from fall to winter. It’ll layer well, too. And my Stitch Fix team knows I’ll almost always keep some animal print if they include it. I wore the cardigan yesterday – see below! VERDICT: Kept!
Kut from the Kloth: Jonathan Corduroy Skinny Pant ($48): These pants were great. I loved the navy color and a stretch corduroy is generally a flattering style on me. Unfortunately, they were a size smaller than what I generally wear – and I am being prudent to not keep a pair of pants that I *HOPE* to squeeze into in the future. VERDICT: Returned!
I really like the styling cards included in my Stitch Fix box. They help provide inspiration on how you might pair this new find with something already in your closet.
For my twelfth box – I am feeling really good. I got a brand new (to me) stylist – Michelle – and she really nailed my style and listened to my feedback from my previous Fix. I love the concept and as long as I keep even one piece so I don’t lose my styling fee, I’m a happy Stitch Fix girl! Excited to see what’s in my next box, set to arrive in mid-December.
PREVIOUS STITCH FIX REVIEWS:
- April 2014 STYLIST: Julie
- May 2014 STYLIST: Summer
- June 2014 STYLIST: Nicole
- June 2014 (#2 this month) STYLIST: Jazzmine
- July 2014 STYLIST: Kat
- August 2014 STYLIST: Joannie
- August 2014 (#2 this month) STYLIST: Hayleey
- September 2014 STYLIST: Nicole
- October 2014 STYLIST: Nicole
- October 2014 (#2 this month) STYLIST: Nicole
- November 2014 STYLIST: Michelle
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If you don’t know the greatness that is Stitch Fix, let me break it down for you… Basically, Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service for women. You sign up (HERE) and fill out an in-depth style profile about all your fashion likes and dislikes, sizes and even budget preferences. Are you more preppy or more rock n’ roll? Do you wear T-shirts and jeans – or are you never caught without a dress? You can even link to a Pinterest board to really show your stylist what your personal style is all about…
Once you’re all signed up, you’ll receive a box once a month with outfits and accessories HAND-PICKED for you by your personal Stitch Fix stylist. There is a $20 styling fee each month. IF you choose to keep even one item, that $20 is applied to your purchase price. Even better, if you decide to keep all 5 items – you get an additional 25% off your total order. Essentially – you keep what you love and you send back anything that doesn’t work. You only pay for the items to decide to hang on to, and you are charged when you ‘check out’ each month on your Stitch Fix page. You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you aren’t interested in.