March 29, 2017

Fashion | Stitch Fix Now Offers Plus Sizes and I'm Reviewing My First Box

Beauties,

Unless you have been under a rock, I am sure you have heard of the ever so popular subscription clothing service, Stitch Fix.  Stitch Fix, who calls themselves your partner in personal style, is a personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs and lifestyle.  Each month, two months and whenever you want, your Stitch Fix stylist will prepare and send a box filled with clothing and/or accessories based upon your style indicated in your Style Profile, which is a style survey you complete when you sign up.  You then pay a $20 styling fee for each box and the box is on its way.  Stitch Fix recently added clothing for plus sizes to their site and needless to say, the curvy world is excited!


Stitch Fix reached out to me not long after they launched plus sizes and offered to allow me to try one box for free.  At first, I wasn't sure because subscription clothing services aren't my thing, but I knew someone out there in the plus size world would appreciate an honest, in depth review so I decided to give it a try!  I went to the Stitch Fix website and first, completed my Style Profile.  The Style Profile was refreshingly in depth.  I mean, it's obvious in the review that they really want to get to know your body and style.  After completing my profile, I was able to schedule my Stitch Fix box to arrive in a little over a week.



My box was delivered bright and early by FedEx about eight days later and I couldn't wait to open it to see what was chosen for me.  The entire premise of Stitch Fix is sending your personal style to your doorstep and you then decide what items you will keep/purchase or return.  Plus, the $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase.  Upon opening the box, one thing I immediately appreciated was how well the items were packed inside the box.  Everything was wrapped in beautiful paper and they were notes inside to show you what to do with the clothing, price points and even styling tips.


I decided to first take a look at the price points for the pieces.  Stitch Fix sent me five pieces, including two tops, a dress, a pair of skinny jeans and a necklace.  My initial thought was that the prices were too high for me personally.

Here's a breakdown of the prices:

  • Bay to Baubles (Necklace) - $28
  • 41 Hawthorn (Dress) - $78
  • Chic Denim (Skinny Jeans) - $88
  • Collette (Knit Top) - $48
  • City Chic (Blouse) - $48

I honestly can't tell you the last time I have paid over $40 for a shirt so naturally the prices of these items were too high for me.  Stitch Fix does throw in an incentive, though.  Beyond the styling fee going towards your purchase, if you purchase all items in your box, you receive 25% off.  If I purchased the entire box, all five pieces would be $197.  That's not too bad in the grand scheme of things.  I next decided to try the pieces on.




Here's a breakdown of the fit and sizing of each piece:


Bay to Baubles Necklace and City Chic Blouse - $28/$48

The Bay to Baubles Necklace is not my style and felt pretty cheap to me.  I loved the color of the City Chic Blouse.  I found the color and fit flattering; however, I was not a fan of the price of nearly $50.


41 Hawthorne Dress - $78

I love the fun print of this dress!  It is very unique; however, it was way too short for me.  The dress fit me more like a tunic and was way too short for me to wear in public.  Again, I felt the pricing was too high; however, if I was still working in an office environment and it was longer, it is a splurge I can justify making.



Collette Knit Top - $48

I refuse to pay $48 for a simple, knit top.  I do like the pop of color on the sleeves, but I have several tops in my closet that look just like this right now.


Chic Denim Skinny Jeans - $88

Unfortunately, these skinny jeans were too small for me so I was unable to try them on.  I don't buy jeans often, but when I do, I always get them on sale for a lower price.


Overall, I opted to return all five of these pieces.  I felt they were overpriced and not really my style.  While there were some things that I didn't like about my first box, I can still easily recognize that there are some really dope aspects of Stitch Fix.  I want to take a moment to break down who I think Stitch Fix is for and who it is not for.

Stitch Fix is perfect for you if...

  • Do not like to shop
  • Want an affordable personal stylist
  • Want items sent directly to your home
  • Want style tips on cards you can refer to
  • Want classic pieces or pieces for an upcoming event

Stitch Fix is NOT for you if...

  • You are a thrifter and/or bargain hunter
  • Prefer to shop locally
  • Do not need style assistance


Even though I'm not Stitch Fix's ideal client, I do think this could be a great box for the right person.  Honestly, if I was still working in my previous office environment, a box like this would be great because I could have great pieces delivered right to my home.  Plus, this box is great too if you are getting ready for a special event and need special pieces picked out just for you.  As for sizings, I do think their sizing is pretty accurate for the most part.  Finding jeans has always been tough for me so I don't fault them for the skinny jeans not working.  Keep in mind that Stitch Fix now goes up to a 24W and 3X.

Thank you Stitch Fix for allowing me to try my first box for free!  To learn more about StitchFix, click here.

What do you think of Stitch Fix?  See anything you liked in my first box?

God bless & stay fab,






I received a waived Stich Fix styling fee as a gift.  All opinions are my own.
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