StitchFix | First Box & Impressions

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You guys … I’m officially in LOVE with StitchFix! I was so impressed with my first box – if you follow me on Snapchat (@msinthemidwest), then you already saw a sneak peek – and I couldn’t wait to share all the details with you.
In case you’re not familiar with StitchFix, it’s a subscription styling service where you receive five clothing and/or accessory items to try on in the comfort of your home. You then have three days to decide what you want and don’t want, and you mail your returns back in the prepaid envelope that’s provided in the box. There also is a $20 styling fee, which is applied toward any purchases that you make from your box. I did feel a bit more pressure to buy something so I wasn’t out the $20, but I feel like that styling price is more than worth it based on what you receive – the box of clothing, a personalized note from your stylist, and style suggestion cards that give you ideas of how to style each of the pieces that you receive. If you keep all five items in your box, you get a 25% discount.You can choose to schedule your fixes every two to three weeks, once a
month, every other month, or every three months. You also can opt to
just log into your account at anytime and request a fix, no set subscription frequency required. I think I’m going to opt for this route or the every other month/every three months frequency since I can see how this can become highly addicting and expensive.

Okay, let’s jump into what I received!

Gorjana Corinna Delicate Bar Necklace – $60.00
Verdict: Returned It
As much as I loved this necklace, I really couldn’t justify the price – I feel like I could find something similar for a heck of a lot cheaper. For future fixes, I adjusted my style profile to request that I don’t receive any jewelry. I’d rather get an extra top to try.

Skies Are Blue Sailor Button Down Top – $58.00
Verdict: Returned It
I’m pretty sure I’m going to regret sending this top back. I thought the plaid and checkered accent around the shoulders was so cute and unique, and the top fit like a dream! At the end of the day, I’m always shopping on a budget, so I had to part with this one.

StitchFix plaid shirt

Pixley Analisse Anorak Jacket – $88.00
Verdict: Kept It!
I love, love, LOVE this jacket. I have been looking for a lightweight, military green jacket for quite some time, and this one fit the bill perfectly. It’s longer than your average jacket, and it has a detachable hood. It may be ever-so-slightly big on me, but it will be perfect come fall when I wear it over chunky knits and sweaters. With the $20 styling fee applied to this item, it only was $68.

Level 99 Blossom Flare Jean – $118.00
Verdict: Returned It
Just like everything else in this box, I was this close to keeping this pair of jeans. I loved the dark wash and how soft they were – the stretch also made them extra comfortable; however, because of that stretch, they were a size too big. I also was a tad hesitant to spend this much on a pair of flared jeans – even though I desperately want to get a pair for fall, I don’t want to spend too much on a trend that I may not like a few months from now.

Monrow Paxton Dress – $118.00
Verdict: Returned It
This dress and I had a love/hate relationship. I loved the material – it was SO soft -, the color, and the midi-length. On the other hand, I wasn’t too sure what to do with all the ruching – it’s possible that I didn’t put it on/style it right, but I felt like that style brought a lot of attention to my hips that I don’t need in my life. Plus, the price (to me) was a bit steep for basically a T-shirt dress.

Overall, I was very pleased and happy with my first StitchFix! My stylist really took the time to read my style preferences, and she even noted that she visited my blog to get a better sense of my personal style. I easily could’ve kept every single item from this box, but since I’m watching my spending, the jacket made it all worth it. I definitely will be taking advantage of this service more in the future!

Have you tried StitchFix? Did you have good luck, or not so much? I’d love to hear more about your experience!

Disclaimer | This is not a sponsored post – StitchFix doesn’t know me and didn’t ask me to write this post. The links included are my personal referral link, which would give me a credit of $25 toward my next fixes for each person that signs up through my link. Thank you in advance if you decide to try it out!

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  • Biana Perez

    I love the jacket that you ended up keeping!! I probably would have kept that plaid shirt as well – but I’m sure you can find something similar to it for a little cheaper!! I’d have to agree with not getting any jewelry in my boxes especially if they are known for the clothes! Glad it was a successful first stitch for you! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I know, I’m kicking myself for not keeping that top. It fit me perfectly … oh well, you live and learn I guess!

  • Absolutely loving everything you go! That necklace is so pretty and love that jacket, so perfect for fall! That dress looks amazing on you too!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • SO glad you kept that jacket because it’s adorable! They picked out some really great pieces!

  • Boo to Stitch Fix!! lol. Just kidding. That plaid shirt looks amazing on you. Like it fits you perfectly!!! We carry that Under Skies brand at Evereve and they have some really cute pieces. Same with Level 99. That jacket is really cute too, and perfect for layering. This was helpful for me too since I have a ton of outfit ideas for your next Trendsend, so thank you for sharing lady!! πŸ™‚

    • Lol, you’re too funny! Trendsend definitely has a one up on StitchFix since you don’t charge a styling fee. πŸ™‚ I’m glad this was helpful, I am beyond excited to see what you pick for me.

      • Yesterday I was like umm I hope that no one buys that because I want to send it to Karly.. haha. We have a ton of boxes that need to be opened though because we get new stuff in every day/week. So I know that there will be more great things. I’m hoping to get this done for you this week too. πŸ™‚

  • I actually REALLY like every single one of your pieces! You will definitely not regret keeping that jacket – I have a similar one that I wear all.the.time!

  • Debra Stachelski

    I can see why you liked your first Stitch Fix! I think I would have kept that plaid shirt, it looked so cute on you and fit perfectly! Maybe they can send it again! The jacket is a nice piece, too.

  • Christina Sotherden

    So glad you had a good experience – it would be fun to have this package arrive on the doorstep! I love the jacket you kept – it’s so versatile and will be perfect for fall activities!

    • I agree, I can’t wait to start getting a lot of use out of that jacket. And, it’s so fun to receive a box of clothes!

  • I’ve heard mixed reviews on Stitchfix, glad you had a great experience.

  • LOVING that jacket on you – so glad you kept it πŸ˜€

  • oh wow, that dress is wayyy overpriced haha. it’s super cute on you, but the ruching is weird. that checkered top is so adorable, but i don’t know if i would actually wear it lol. love the jacket you got! you’re making me want to get another ‘fix’ soon πŸ™‚

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    I really like all the things you got in your box, glad you loved the jacket! That dress does look so comfy πŸ™‚

  • I love the jacket you ended up with- going to come in so handy for fall!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Oh girl you should have kept that first top! It looks gorgeous on you!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  • I have fallen in love with Stitch Fix, they do such a great job pairing your style with items in your box! Glad you enjoyed it! Xo, Stephanie

  • I love seeing Stichfix posts! I always felt the same way about the Gorjana pieces I would get in my Rocksbox– I always really liked them, but definitely more on the pricey side. LOVE the green jacket you ended up keeping!

  • I am so impressed with the fit of all these pieces, they totally nailed it! An anorak is the perfect layer for fall – I lost track of mine sometime last year and I’m so bummed I can’t find it!