August Stitch Fix Review
As you know, last month I finally caved into Stitch Fix after moving to the middle of nowhere with no good shopping to be found unless I wanted to travel over an hour away. And I was super impressed with my last Fix! I got a few really cute and already well worn pieces and decided to go for it again (see my last month’s goodies HERE). And now you can see what I got this month and help me decide what I should keep!
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix it’s an online styling service and fashion retailer in one. You get your own personal stylist that handpicks a “Fix” for you with five clothing items and/or accessories that are unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You have 3 days to decide if you are going to keep any of the items in your Fix. You can buy whatever you like and return the rest, free of charge in their postage paid envelope. There is a $20 styling fee, but if you purchase any of the items in your Fix, it’s credited back to you. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should try it for a month! It’s SO fun! You can sign up for just a one time Fix or you can set how often you’d like your Fix’s to arrive. You can sign up (or learn more) by clicking HERE.
Most of the pieces are priced on average around $55 and usually a whole fix will cost you around $200 if you decide you want to keep all of the items (if you keep everything, you will also get a 25% discount). Some of the pieces were a bit more than I was used to spending, but when I factored in the unique, handpicked, boutique quality pieces, the convenience of trying things on in my home with my own shoes and accessories, and my time not having to be spent shopping all day to find things that actually fit me perfectly, I was sold! Plus, I am really loving the style guides your stylist sends with each Fix. I’ve been able to piece together some great outfits, out of my normal comfort zone, that work together so well from those guides!
I saw the Stitch Fix box on my front porch and let out a little squeal. I just love surprises and I couldn’t wait to see what my stylist picked out for me this month.
I tore that box open in 2 seconds flat. And then I started doing a little happy dance. Look what was inside!! How fun are these colors?!
I got a sweet personalized note from my stylist telling me why she picked some of the pieces and how she would suggest wearing them. She also mentioned that she looked at my July Stitch Fix blog review and my style/beauty pinterest board to pick out the perfect pieces for me this month. Also included in the box is a style guide suggesting 2 ways you can wear the pieces with different accessories that could dress it up or down. Love!
My stylist is really starting to nail down my style and sizing and this Fix is even better than the last. I heard your Fix’s will get better each time, after they are able to review your feedback, and I am finding that to be true. She really did an awesome job with my style and fit in this Fix. I am seriously considering keeping the whole dang box!
Stitch Fix tip: If you are happy with a Fix, request the same stylist for your next Fix.
Since I just moved and live in the boonies, I don’t have many girl friends yet to ask about all this girly stuff. So can you help me decide what I should keep this month?
My August Stitch Fix Review:
Urban Expressions Booker Fold Over Crossbody Bag in Teal Green
Ohemgee!!!! This was the first thing out of the box and I knew as soon as I saw the color and the gold hardware that it was going to be mine. I requested a bag on my Pinterest board in a similar shade, but the bag I requested was much smaller. I’m so glad my stylist decided to send this one instead. She said it would be the perfect everyday summer bag and she is absolutely right! It’s the perfect summer color and it’s so nice and roomy with a ton of storage space. It even fits my DSLR camera so it will be perfect for travel and our upcoming vacation. And the quality is amazing. I am super impressed with this!
Verdict: I am keeping this baby! All mine!
Hourglass Lilly Kasie Geo Print Wrap Dress in Light Green
This jersey wrap dress fits my tastes and lifestyle to a T. It’s lightweight, it’s super comfy, it’s mint green, which is a color I adore wearing and it has a fun, fresh and clean geo print fabric. She really hit the nail on the head with this dress. I love how it’s very fitted on top, but has a fun, flirty, cute and twirly bottom. I live in dresses and skirts in the summer and this one is going to get a lot of wear. It’s casual enough to wear everyday, but it can be dressed up if needed, too. I really like this a lot. And look! It even goes great with my new crossbody bag! 🙂
Pixley Livie Abstract Chevron Maxi Dress in Blue
I requested a specific maxi dress that I fell in love with, but my stylist said it was meant for much taller gals and wouldn’t fit me correctly. I love that she takes the guesswork out of shopping because the maxi she did send is the perfect length and perfect fit for petite little me.
What do you think of this dress? I am really torn with this maxi, guys. My first reaction was that I didn’t 100% love it. But maybe that was because it wasn’t the other dress that I thought I was going to get. You know how you get something in your head and if it’s not it, nothing else will do? I feel like this dress will always come in 2nd to that other dress no matter how cute this dress is. I love these colors, which are the same as the dress that I requested, but I’m a little torn on the pattern. I’m usually not a fan of “grunged up,” messy looking prints like this. I, personally, prefer to wear cleaner lines. Know what I mean?
But then after I added some bright pink accessories to the dress, per the style card (love that suggestion – never would have thought of that!) and added my beloved new bag, I thought the dress was super cute on. Plus it is so freaking comfy. It feels like I’m not wearing anything, which is awesome. I could seriously live in this dress – it’s another one that if I kept, would get a lot of wear out of because you can dress it up or down.
And then I had a crazy idea, “well maybe it would be better short.” So I may consider cutting it if I keep it. Am I crazy? Stupid idea? Do you like it short or long better? Do you even like this fabric pattern on me, or should I send it back? I tend to get “stuck” in my fashion choices and this is not a pattern I would typically wear, so I need your help!
Verdict: Undecided! Help me decide!
Pink Martini Ezequiel Sheer Panel Sleeveless Blouse in Coral
This color! Swoon. I love this color. This is the perfect, refreshing bright summer color and I love it. The shirt fits me perfectly. It’s not too big, which a lot of these types of shirts are on me. My stylist suggested to pair it with white demin for a fun summer look. So I did and this is my new favorite outfit. So classy and cute! Perfect date night outfit. Love!
Mavi Aiden Ankle Length Skinny Jean in White
I requested a white or off white pair of trousers. My stylist said they didn’t have them in stock so she sent this pair of white skinny denim.
What I really want to know is how in the world can a stylist, who doesn’t know me, has never met me, keep sending me pants that perfectly fit me? Me, a person who can’t find pants to fit to save my life?!?! I have no idea how they can do this, but I am incredibly thankful. They are the perfect fit in the waist, length, legs and back end, which has been impossible for me to find previously. True story – I have never had pants that didn’t require some sort of alterations before Stitch Fix. How do they do this?!
Paired with the coral blouse and teal green cross body bag, I knew this outfit had to be mine. Plus the jeans fit me like a glove. I’m totally not the girl who can stay clean, though. You can’t take me anywhere without me making a total mess of myself, so this will be fun trying to keep these white babies clean…..
Just had to show you guys how perfect and versatile this crossbody bag is! It goes with everrrrrrything! This is probably my favorite piece in my Fix 🙂
My Fix rocked this time and I am so grateful to have pieces that perfectly fit me, are great quality and I didn’t have to spend frustrating hours and hours in stores to find. I am very petite and it’s always been so hard to find clothes to fit that don’t look like they belong on a 13 year old. If you have a unique sizing situation, I know you understand how frustrating shopping can be!
If you want to try Stitch Fix, I totally recommend it. I am absolutely loving it so far and it’s been so convenient and fun for me. You can fill out your style profile and sign up for your first Fix HERE.
I signed up for a September fix and requested some cute tops that will go with my new white skinny jeans – I don’t follow the “don’t wear white rule after Labor Day”, so it’s all good. I’d love to hear about your Fix’s, too! If you get them, send me a comment and let’s have some girl talk. Also help me decide about the maxi dress I’m undecided about – leave a comment with some girl advice (thanks in advanced!) 🙂
Important Note: I am not being paid for this post. I just love this service so far. I think Stitch Fix would be a great value to my readers, especially those fashionable moms, who don’t have time or don’t want to deal with the hassle of shopping with little ones, but want to rock some totally cute boutique, handpicked pieces. If you sign up for Stitch Fix with one of the links I provided in this post (like THIS), that helps me earn Stitch Fix credits. You can earn them, too once you sign up for your first fix