July 2016 Stitch Fix Review – 5th and Worst Yet

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After my last fix I was conflicted on whether or not to give Stitch Fix another chance.  But with an upcoming family trip, overnight anniversary trip, and birthday, I decided it would be nice to have something new to wear.  Unfortunately, this time was a total dud.  The worst part is that I feel like my stylist didn’t listen to me at all.

I try hard to make sure my stylist has as much information as possible about what I like and want.  After all, it’s in both of our best interests’ if I like items in my box.  I keep my style profile updated with sizing and preferences, including the note to please not send tops or dresses that are strapless or spaghetti straps.  I’m large chested and I don’t find it flattering or comfortable to wear a strapless bra.  I also asked to get some pants, in any color EXCEPT black.  Additionally, I am on Pinterest almost every day adding fashion pins to my Beauty and Fashion board.  I pin clothes from all over the place, but at least half are actual Stitch Fix items, so some of those should be available, right?

I eagerly anticipated my delivery, wondering which of my desired items would be included.  My excitement quickly disappeared when I saw a spaghetti strap dress, and a pair of black pants (not pictured).  Two things I specifically asked NOT to get! WTF?! The ankle strap shoes were not flattering on my short legs.  The Romero blouse was cut loose, again, not flattering.  The only decent thing in the box was the Pixley dress.  I loved the detail of the sheer fabric around the neck.  However, the dress was too long, hitting at that awkward just-at-the-knee spot.  You guessed it- not flattering.  Maybe I’m being harsh, but shouldn’t someone who is a stylist by profession know that ankle straps and mid length dresses don’t look good on people with short legs?  She has my measurements.  But really the most frustrating thing is that I just feel not heard.

In the end, I didn’t want to lose my styling fee so I kept the black pants.  They fit, but I really don’t need another pair.  I haven’t taken the tags off of them so I may attempt to sell them on a buy/sell/trade board or ebay.  They are the Kut from the Kloth Siena pants in black, size 2 if anyone out there is interested.

Does anyone have advice for how/if to move forward with SF?  I gave a poor review at checkout, obviously, but I’m not sure if I trust using them again.  If you haven’t tried SF and would like to, you can use my link: stitchfix.com/referral/5915833 and let me know how it goes!

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May 2016 Stitch Fix Review and Question

May 2016 Stitch Fix – Why Did I

I was referred to Stitch Fix from my sister, who uses the service periodically.  While it’s not technically a Pinterest project, it is popular to do these reviews/posts on Pinterest, so I thought I’d throw my two cents in.  I have gotten a few fixes before, but all were while I was pregnant, with mixed results.  It is really hard to find cute (non tent-like), affordable maternity clothes, particularly for petites, so even though I was never super thrilled with my maternity fixes, there was always one piece that was better than anything else I could find at other places.

Now that I’m back to my pre-pregnancy size, I decided to give Stitch Fix a try for regular clothes.  I’m not going to bother showing pictures of all of the things I returned, I am going to focus on the one piece I kept.  First, this is where SF is smart, because the $20 styling fee is a great incentive to keep something.  I realize that they have to pay the stylists and shipping charges, so I’m not saying there shouldn’t be a fee, but it probably costs SF a lot less, but they have figured out that $20 is the price point that a lot of us will not want to forfeit.  If there weren’t the fee, I wouldn’t have kept anything from this shipment.

My favorite thing was a pair of Kut from the Kloth pants, which fit, but gave me a slight muffin top.  They were not stretchy so I knew they wouldn’t give after wearing.  I really wanted to make them work because the color, length, and way they made my flat butt look good were appealing.  But I decided to return them because the waist was just tight enough to be uncomfortable.  The upside is that this fix made me aware of a brand I might not have found otherwise, and I have since ordered Kut from the Kloth jeans I love from Nordstrom.

I wasn’t crazy about anything else in the box, but this Papermoon Bastille blouse (right and above) was okay, and not super expensive.  I wasn’t in love with it because: I already had a similar blouse, the fit wasn’t flattering, and I prefer less black in my warm weather wardrobe.  I am large chested, so fitted (not tight) shirts look better on me, otherwise it appears as though I am the same width as my breasts all the way down.  But again, I wasn’t going to lose my $20, so this is what I kept.

 sf The worst part however, is that when I was looking up the shirt online, I realized that different people pay more for the same shirt!  I got it in black, but it cost $44.  It is the same as the black shirt pictured above, listed for $38.  A google search shows that the shirt comes in a lot of different colors, and some are $38, some are $44.  I know that some stores charge more for prints, as in my example above.  But mine is identical to the black one.  Why was I charged the higher price?  I could not find the answer on SF’s web site or google.  Some things that I know could affect the price: plus sizing (nope), prints (again, nope), seasonality/getting rid of inventory (I got this AFTER the lower priced version above was posted, so nope).  If anyone can give me some insight into this I’d appreciate it.

I keep reading mixed reviews about SF, I’m not sure if it is worth it for me, particularly if they continue unfair pricing strategies.  If any of you out there want to give it a try and let me know your experience, you can use my link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5915833