January 20, 2016

Stitchfix Semi-Fail

This service is addictive.

I don't shop unless there's something I need/want to get right away, so the only way I'm going to add new clothes is to have them chosen for and delivered to me.

This time, I had a different stylist (a new one each month seems to be their method of operation) and her name was Jennifer.

The first thing I pulled out was a bracelet.  I thought I had "no jewelry" clearly marked all over my style profile, but somehow "bracelet" was unchecked...meaning she would of course send me a $28 bangle. I have very small wrists and this barely fit me.  What a waste of an item. I can pick out my own jewelry. I need clothing to wear.

The second was an anorak. An $88 anorak that looks of equal to or less than quality to my $40 Target anorak.  Also, it's 20 degrees in Colorado this month and I don't know what I'd do with an anorak until spring.  Another wasted opportunity.

This pullover looking winning.  However, it clung in weird ways and wasn't super flattering.  I like the style, color, and material, but not the cut. It wasn't long enough.  Again, if items like this aren't long enough to be worn with leggings, I don't even know what we're doing with them in the first place.  It was $64.

This dolman style top (I hate the word dolman) was something I didn't expect to like. However, it was soft, neutral, and clung in all the right ways.  A keeper.  It was $48-$20 styling credit.

Some jeggings. Some $78 jeggings. These jeggings had a super-high, super-thick, pleated waistband and that was such a turnoff.  I did try them on.  They were just oddly tight. I could've made them work. But $78 for leggings. With a weird waistband? Never. They were so soft though.  I really wanted them to be perfect.  Perfect jeggings that I would wear at least once a week (maybe twice) for 9 months out of the year: that would be worth $78.

The total for my box with the discount would've been $209, which wouldn't have been a bad deal with all things considered.  I just didn't love the items enough. So that was kind of a missed opportunity on their part.  I considered getting it all (even the dumb bracelet) before I started trying things on.

Anyway...I don't know how I feel about the idea of keeping up with Stitchfix. I feel like the "stylists" are as qualified as I am to "style" and write little notes about how one can put clothing items together. Anyone with a working eye, a pair of skinny jeans, and a scarf could figure it out.

I'm feeling very judgmental right now, apparently.  They're making it to easy for me to write not-so-good reviews.


  1. I got my first stitch fix yesterday and the one top they sent me was a sweater that was an awkward length. I kept the tote because I'm always looking for a nice quality bag, but I wasn't impressed with anything else. The tops all seemed to be strange cuts. I'll give it one more try, but if I'm disappointed again, I'm done.

    Those leggings totally look like maternity leggings.

  2. Do you put in preferences for colors? Because I'm noticing a grey pattern in this particular box. I think the concept of Stichfix is great with not having to go out and shop, but the prices are a little steep.

  3. I go back and forth on whether I like Stitch Fix or not. I've gotten some hits, I've kept an entire box before, and some duds.

  4. I wish I had the desire to try it, I have seen more and more people say it isn't worth the price.

  5. The waistband is definitely weird on those jeggings. If the perfect pair of jeggings existed, I'd want them too!

  6. That waitsband is definitely wierd, and I had the same experience with stitch fix, didn't love anything enough to spend that much money on one thing, so it was a wasted $20. But I happen to win a $20 stitch fix from a giveaway, so might give them another try.

  7. haha i love your judgemental reviews. those jeggings are so weird, they look like something from the 80s. that waistband is odd. glad you kept the striped top, i think i have the same one in a different colour. it's the same brand, and a 'dolman' top and i know they have tons of different colours / styles. that pullover looks super cute but sucks it fit weird. i have no jewellery marked on mine because i can pick my own, normally for much cheaper. plus their stuff is overpriced (shocker).

  8. I feel like they either really get it right, or get it all totally and completely wrong. My last few fixes have been all or nothing for me. Like I said in my last one, I bought the whole thing...including a top I hated and would never wear because it was cheaper to do that with the discount than to keep four pieces and send it back.

  9. My boss has done Stitchfix for at least a year with the same stylist, but she has been missing for her lately, too. Maybe it's getting too popular so you just get what they have in your size? They definitely don't take geography into account, that's for sure! I do love the dolman top, though.

  10. Every time I see a fix like this I'm so glad I bagged this. LOL


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