So after years of looking at subscription boxes, I finally decided to take the plunge. The first box that I got was from Stitch Fix.
A few years ago I started browsing boxes, but determined that styles that they offered just weren’t for me. So I never order any.
Now that I am starting to recover from being a tomboy, I made the commitment to at least give it a try.
Boy was I surprised with what I got.
Watch my try on video or continue reading.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a monthly subscription box that send you clothes, shoes and accessories based on a style quiz that you fill out.
Each month a stylist chooses 5 pieces and sends them to you to try on a review. If you like them- you keep them. If you don’t- you send them back.
You only get charged for the items that you keep.
Want to give it a try? Here’s the link.
How Long Can You Keep the Clothes?
When your box gets to your door, you have 3 days to try everything on and check out on their website.
When you check out, you pay for the items that you keep and then mail back everything that you didn’t like or don’t want.
Insider Tip: You can request more time if you log onto their website. THIS ONLY WORKS BEFORE YOU CHECKOUT.
How Much Does it Cost?
The pricing of Stitch Fix can be a bit confusing- but I will try to make it as simple as possible.
$20/month styling fee. This is non-negotiable. BUT it does get credited towards any item(s) you keep from your box.
If you decide you want to keep everything in the box they send you, you will get a 25% discount off of the total.
Check out my invoice below.
As you can see, the items are averaged price for what they are. They’re not Walmart prices, but they’re also not super high end either.
When I saw the prices, I checked Amazon to see how outrageously upcharged the items were and low + behold, they were right on target with similar items on Amazon.
I did notice that the exact items weren’t available on Amazon, so i am not sure if Stitch has a deal with brands, or what’s going on there..
Review of My First Stitch Fix Box
As you can see in the invoice above, I got a cardigan, a 3/4 sleeve sweater, a blouse, a pair of jeans and a set of 5 earrings.
The jeans fit perfectly. Like OMG, how did they do that kinda perfect. They were a bit stretchy, which I like because I don’t like to feel restricted, but they were also the exact length that I needed.
I do think that giving them my inseam helped with the sizing of the jeans, but I can’t take all of the credit.
The price of the jeans are $78, which to my cheap-ass sounds a bit pricey, but they’re Democracy brand, which I feel is a higher quality than my $20 Old Navy jeans.
I loved the 3/4 sleeve sweater. It is sooo soft and fit my perfectly. It’s one of those easy style sweaters that look good with little effort. This is definitely a keeper for me and it was only $38.
The blouse + cardigan looked like they were a matching set, so that’s how I tried them on. Both were relatively thin- you might need a tank top under the blouse depending on the situation. Even though they were thin, they still felt like quality materials. They were $36-38 each, which isn’t a bad price at all.
The downside was that both were a little bit too big for me. I may need to adjust my sizing on the website to a small instead of a medium for some things.
The earrings were nice, but they were very basic, nothing overly fancy. For the price of $36, I’m pretty sure they’re gold plated. I already have enough basic gold earrings, and I do prefer hoops/ dangling earrings- so these will be going back.
Overall, I am pretty impressed with my first box. I do think that my inner cheap ass needs to come to terms with buying quality products that may last longer.
Other than that, I am going to continue with Stitch Fix boxes so keep an eye out for new try on videos and posts!