Fun with Stitch Fix

by - Thursday, December 13, 2012

After reading about the awesomeness that is Stitch Fix on Jenna and Sarah's blogs, I figured I had to try it out for myself.

What is Stitch Fix you ask? Well according to the company:

Stitch Fix is a fun and easy way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date. We get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home, in your closet, with your favorite jeans and heels.

Basically, you take a pretty in depth survey based on your style preferences, and then the Stitch Fix team ships you a bunch of clothes and accessories to try on at home. You pay $20 to get the shipment, and if you keep anything from the box, that $20 goes toward the price of the item. They give you a pre-paid shipping label for you to return anything you don't want.

For me, queen of Under Armour, with a pretty pathetic fashion sense, Stitch Fix sounded like an easy way to spruce up my wardrobe.

After some major drama with the Post Office and spending way too much time on the phone trying to figure out why they weren't delivering my stuff, my first shipment finally arrived last night.

Here's a glimpse at what was in the box.

Red and black color block dress.


Did my Stitch Fix stylist know I'm a huge Terps fan? And that I go to games a lot right after work? And now I have something awesome to wear on gameday. No, that was all just a coincidence you say? Well lucky, me! I loved this dress and definitely kept it.

Black V-neck blouse.

Shirt sans belt Shirt with belt

I actually thought this top was pretty cute. I tried it plain and then added one of my belts to spice it up a bit. But it was just a little too low cut. If I bent over, everyone would get a clear look right down my shirt. This got sent back.

Black cardigan.


I loved the lacey back of this cardigan, but I have a million black cardigans, and didn't really need another one.

Beige sweater.


This sweater was cute, and I've definitely been looking for a beige sweater/sweater dress for a while now. But I didn't love the way it hung. It was too short in the torso and hit my waist at a weird place and overall just wasn't super flattering.



I was in love with these earrings, but I didn't have $48 to spend on them. So they got shipped back too.

My shipment was extremely spot on style and size wise. Everything fit pretty well and it was all stuff I could have definitely seen myself wearing.

One of the things I loved is that each item had a little label on it that suggested different ways you could wear the item -- usually a dressed up and dressed down version. For someone who spent her formative years in Catholic school wearing a uniform and not having to put together outfits, this was hugely helpful.


Unlike most subscription services, with Stitch Fix you don't have to get a new shipment every month. You can schedule regular monthly deliveries, or you can space them out as infrequently as you'd like.

I don't have the world's biggest clothes budget, so I probably won't do another shipment until later this winter or early spring, but I will definitely do it again.

If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, here's where you can sign up!

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  1. wow, that sounds really cool! What an innovative service.

  2. very interesting. i might check that out.

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