If you’ve been reading blogs for a while, I’m sure you’ve seen Stitch Fix reviews here and there, right? Well, if you haven’t, Stitch Fix is an online type of “stylist” service. You log onto their site and fill out a very detailed questionnaire directed at your style, size, shape, likes and dislikes. Once that is completed, you’re given the opportunity to schedule your “fix”. You’re charged $20 per fix, regardless of whether or not you keep the clothes, but, if you keep anything, you get $20 off of that item. It’s a pretty good deal if you don’t necessarily like shopping and want to have some stylish pieces added to your closet. I don’t have the best sense in fashion, so having a little extra help is always nice!
Here’s where things start to go south for my first Stitch Fix experience. I was all amped up after completing my style questionnaire, so you can only imagine my disappointment when the first fix date wasn’t until June 4th (mind you, it was April 24th when I completed my fix…). But, whatever… I shrugged it off. Stitch Fix was amazing, right?! Everyone that does it loves it so it must be worth the wait, right? I convinced myself those doubts were silly and that it would be worth it.
Well, June 4th came and went, sans my Stitch Fix. To say I was bummed was an understatement; I had made a special request for white skinny jeans as I was heading to Miami on June 6th and thought they’d be perfect. Sadly, nothing came by the 6th and when I emailed them about it, they told me my fix had mistakenly been cancelled- say what?!? Luckily, they were able to schedule me a fix for the next week and the person I emailed with was super nice and understanding and ended up waiving the $20 styling fee.
Finally, on June 17th, I found this on my doorstep:
I couldn’t wait to open it up!
My first thought?! Ok, I like these colors… and look! They gave me my white skinny jeans! Sadly, after opening everything up, the jeans were not white (off white) and not skinny (boot cut). I still liked them, but they were a bit too small and too long and, well, not what I was looking for. Otherwise, I liked the colors of the shirts, but wasn’t CRAZY about anything. All of the items were totally my style and matched my profile, but I guess I had been looking for more “flashy” items that I might not otherwise buy myself. Looking back, I should have filled out my profile according to that- my bad!
Here’s a look at everything on me. I didn’t think most of it would fit right, but I actually really liked the way everything looked on me, which did make my end decision on what to keep a little harder.
Henry & Belle Reese Slim Bootcut Jean- $88
Even though they were a little too small and not what I was looking for, I really liked these jeans! The fabric was really nice and soft and I loved the gold accents.
Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Heathered Dolman Top- $48
I ended up keeping this top. It’s not usually something I’d buy (I think I look better in fitted tops), but when I tried it on for RM he thought it looked great and would be a good shirt to wear on summer nights. Since I had a free credit, I decided it would be worth it!
41Hawthorn Montgomery Chevron Cross-Front Top- $48
I actually liked this shirt much better on than when I first saw it in the box. It’s totally something I would buy and wear, I just felt like I could get it at Banana Republic on sale for half of the price it was from Stitch Fix.
Market and Spruce Breyson Split-Neck Tab-Sleeve Knit Top- $48
This was my least favorite item in my fix. I thought it was boxy and just not my style, but, when I tried it on I actually didn’t think it was that bad. Not worth me keeping, though, so I sent it back.
The necklace was nice, but I’ve got lots of statement jewelry and can get it for a lot cheaper than they had it priced at.
So, even though my fix wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, I liked it enough to keep a piece and sign up for my next fix.
Everyone raves so much about the company that I felt like I needed to give it a second chance. I gave good comments for each piece and updated my profile so I think I’m going to love the next fix.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you about the BEST PART of Stitch Fix. All you have to do to return your “non-keep” items is put them into the prepaid bag they provide and put them in any blue mailbox. How easy is that?!?! Part of the reason why I don’t do online shopping is because I hate returning stuff by sending it back, but this was a piece of cake!
So, if you’re interested in getting your own fix, click this link and sign up (that is a referral link- everyone gets one when they sign up for a fix!).
Questions for you: Have you heard of Stitch Fix? Have you done it? Do you like online shopping?
30 thoughts on “My first Stitch Fix: Why didn’t I love it as much as everyone else seems to?”
Hi Nick, I’ve never heard of this Stich Fix, but it’s not something I’d ever do–I’m so hard to fit, that I can’t imagine I could get anything to fit ME! I did love the gray top you decided to keep, and I also liked the sleeveless blue top–thought it looked great on you! The raspberry colored top would’ve looked great on me–definitely a NO-NO for you!!! What a fun post! Mom
I didn’t like my first fix, either. Asked for a new stylist so hopefully second time’s the charm. I got the same tab-sleeved shirt as you, BTW. 🙂
Oh, I didn’t know you could ask for a new stylist! I’m hoping that my updated profile will help with the next fix. It’s funny to see who gets the same stuff!
Well, Fix #2 wasn’t quite as bad…except for a hideous pair of shorts you’d have to see to believe. I even specifically asked for a couple things I didn’t get, including a pair of jeans. I said I’d give it three shots, but I’m not holding out much hope for my third!
Hi Stacy- well, I guess it’s good that it wasn’t as bad, but that’s so frustrating that you specifically asked for something that you didn’t get! I’d love to see the shorts you got- that’s hilarious! My second fix is coming in a few weeks and I am nervous about what will be in it!
I just got my first Fix. Almost exactly the same as your box a year later. I’m keeping the gray and white striped Dolman Top. I got skinny jeans, a coral tank just like the coral shirt you posted, a blue chevron Henley that didn’t fit , and a chiffon cardigan that I’m debating keeping. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
that’s so weird that it was the same box a year later. The gray and white shirt is actually one I really like (I’m wearing it now!). I need to get another fix.
This is a stitch fix 911. I just received my first stitch fix and I received the gray and white Dolman top. They sent it in a small. I am a 0 or 2 and everything else she sent me was an XS. I requested an XS and they have one but I cannot send it back if it doesn’t work. So, my question is….should I get the XS? It fits pretty baggy. I have the same bra strap issue and the length comes to mid-thigh. It is so comfy but I think I would want it a little smaller but not too much. What size do you have in it? If you have an XS, can you measure it from the top to bottom and width for me? I asked stitch fix to do that but they said no. I have to give them an answer tomorrow. Thanks for helping me!
Sorry to hear about your issues! I am at work and don’t have access to the shirt (although I wore it yesterday). I don’t know what size mine was, but it sounds like you might need and XS. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
Thanks for replying so fast. I just check and I can tell them tomorrow. So, do you mind checking your size and/or measuring tonight? I appreciate your help!
I’m sorry I didn’t see this until now- I was at my boyfriends last night and did not have access to the shirt.
That’s ok. I am just going to keep the Small. I am too nervous to exchange for an extra small and not be able to send it back. Thanks, though.
Loved this article! My first fix came and I immediately thought, they can’t style for my body type. I’m thin, petite, athletic … Basically, I have the body of a 10-year-old boy. Despite saying in my profile I need fitted, feminine clothes, everything I received in my first fix was flowy, boxy, and fell to mid-thigh (not flattering), except one pair of black work pants I kept. Everything else looked like maternity clothes on me.
I decided to try again, and again emphasized that I need fitted clothes — nothing boxy or flowy. A little better this time: a pair of jeans I may keep and a cute peblum top that’s just too expensive ($68) for what it is. The other three tops again make me look like I am wearing the clothes of someone twice my size.
I think they have a basic inventory from which they can choose and only have so much to work with. It’s gotten to the point that I can pick a fix outfit from a room in two seconds flat. If someone has I a. Flowy, polyester top in a cute color with a statement necklace or scarf, you can bet it is a fix!
I totally agree- most stitch fix items are flowy, but I think they do that in order to fit more people! I saw someone pin one of the shirts in this post saying it’s the first “fitted” one they’ve seen, which is so true! I do like the pants they send, but they’re expensive!
So glad to see these posts (not even sure how I came across them!) but I have been getting “Fixes” for about 4 months now and EVERYTHING I get in the way of tops is boxy and flowy!! In my last request to them I actually said “Don’t send any more muumuus!” Hoping to get the point across 😛
Funny enough, I ALSO just got that grey and white striped top today and it was the only thing in my box I decided to keep. It’s boxy and not super flattering, but it’s soft and comfy so I am thinking some leggings and boots!
Seems like they just rotate the same inventory over and over again. Bummer.
I’m happy you found them, too! I think they do the boxy/flowy thing so that the articles of clothing can fit more people! I love that you said don’t send anymore muumuus hahahaha That sweater is really comfortable and great to throw on over leggings!
Wow !!! Just got my first fix and I have the same dolman top gray and white not sure about the wing styling on it kind feels weird that its not fitted through the arms. I am wondering how much of a selection that they have in clothing since everyone seems to be getting this gray and white stripe dohlman top. Should I try for #2 and see if they can do a little better of a fix. Pants I got were a Knitted and very long I told them 30″ inseam more like 36″ they sent. Cardigan navy blue was very nice contemplating on whether to go forward with another fix. Pricey items that I feel can get at a better cost.
you’re not the first person to ask that same question! it seems as though they have a standard “first box” option that always includes that gray and white sweater. I would try for number 2- they get better each fix, but you’re right- it is pricey and i feel like I can usually get things cheaper elsewhere, but it’s fun to get a shipment so i treat myself to it a few times a year.
I just got my stitch fix and I got the blue and white dolman top – I do love it although I am quite certain we could find this cheaper elsewhere… the other two tops are S which I normally wear and they are too big – ODD – then they sent some dear John straight leg jeans in a 27; I probably need a 26; however thinking being slouchy once in a while couldn’t hurt.. this is fun) we shall see.. I also got gold dangly earrings which I would never wear RETURN; still not giving up – I HATE shopping and i do not have time to shop! Hope this helps we are all Dolman twinkies))))
It seems like they definitely have a limited selection of clothes for their fixes! I’ve opted out of the accessory piece of the stitch fix… it’s just not worth the money!
So far I’ve been pleased. I keep some and I return some. I think if someone’s going to shop for you, it takes some time to figure out what you like, so I call them i immediately and give them very detailed feedback. Also, there are different pricing levels. If you don’t like the quality or style, you need to be clear what you want.
yes those are all good points! Now that i’ve had a bunch, they seem to get better each time