Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tried it Tuesday - Stitch Fix!

I tried something new this past week, and I am SO excited about it! Disclaimer up front: This post is not going to have a thing to do with teaching (aside from the fact that we all need work clothes!).

I keep seeing everyone else's blog and Facebook posts about their Stitch Fix boxes arriving, and I finally decided to give it a try! Where I live, our shopping options are rather sparse. Although I live an hour outside of Nashville, where there's great shopping, I never have time to make a trip down there.

Enter Stitch Fix.

For those of you who aren't familiar, Stitch Fix is a subscription service, like BirchBox, Ipsy, and others, but for clothes. Here's how it works:

  • Create your Style Profile, a relatively short, but thorough, survey about your style preferences, size, and amounts you usually spend on different clothing items. 
  • Select from their available shipping dates.
  • Your stylist uses your style profile to select 5 items to send you.
  • Receive your box, and try everything on at home. This way you can get feedback from your spouse or friends, and try things on with clothes and accessories you already own.
  • Keep what you want, send back what you don't - in a prepaid USPS envelope (couldn't be easier!)
  • Hop online, tell your stylist what you thought about everything, and pay for the things you kept.

You can sign up for automatic monthly shipments or just one shipment at a time, which I loved. There is a $20 styling fee that you pay before they ship your box, but if you keep anything, it counts as a credit towards your purchase. And if you keep everything, you get 25% off!

Here's a peek at my box (sorry these pics aren't the greatest):
Claudia Banded Dolman Sleeve Top - This fit really well, but I wasn't sure about the color on me. Fortunately, I tried it on again after my hair appointment. Now that my hair color is just a little darker, I love this color! It was a little more than I usually spend on a knit top, but I'm keeping it! Bonus - they are made in the USA!

Carter Skinny Ankle-Length Jeans - I loved how soft these are and the color, but they just didn't fit :( They went back. These were made in the USA too, and I have to say, I'm loving that Stitch Fix sent me items made here!

Gardiner Floral Dot Print Henley Blouse - Another home run. This shirt is super soft and pretty. I also loved that the sleeves can be worn down or rolled up with an attached loop to hold them in place. The stitching and buttons on this shirt are noticeably high-quality.

Clarita Airy Knit Hi-Lo Sweater - I loved the cheerful color of this sweater right out of the box. I was a little town on the length in the back, but ultimately found it just needed a pair of super skinny pants to look great. This is another keeper. Bonus - I wore it to school last week, and got compliments from a handful of people (including discriminating 5th grade girls!).

Garvey Tribal Print Open Front Cardigan - I was dead set on sending this one back when I first looked at it. But...my friend and my husband both really liked it, so I tried it on a couple more times. Ultimately, I decided to keep it. I'm trying to branch out in my wardrobe anyway. I wore it yesterday, and really like it. I just need to get the right shirt to wear underneath.

My FAVORITE part: They include these awesome styling cards to help you figure out how to wear each piece! Plus, my stylist included a personal note with some tips and reasons she chose certain pieces. I'm aleady signed up for my March Stitch Fix, and I can't wait!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post; I have paid for my fix on my own and have not been given any type of compensation for this review. I do however receive a small referral credit if you follow my link, so if you want to try it, just click one of my links to head on over to Stitch Fix and get started!


  1. I received a StitchFix this week also! I thought it was kind of silly, but I ended up loving everything and got an amazing dress! I have another fix coming in May now :) I really like the blue top you got! No accessories?


  2. I read on another blog a while back about stitchfix. Sounds intriguing... How pricey are the pieces?

    Adventures in Multigrade

  3. I've never heard of stichfix before, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I will have to check it out!

    Fit to be Fourth

  4. So fun!! I have my account all set up and have already filled out my style profile...just hoping to lose a little weight first! Can't wait to try!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  5. Fun! I keep reading Stitch Fix posts and need to bite the bullet. First I need to get rid of my Jane.com addiction or I'm basically going to be forking over every pay check to clothes and my closet is already busting at the seams! Cute stuff!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. I keep hearing about Stitch Fix and it looks like something I need! Personal stylist! Yes please! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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