Oh StitchFix… such high hopes. Do you guys love it? Does Stitchfix work for you? Do you Stitchfix? I have so many questions about StitchFix because my experience so far… has been questionable. I’ve been wanting to use the personal stylist service otherwise known as StitchFix for some time now, and was excited when a co-worker sent me her referal link, but I have to be honest, so far, I am underwhelmed with StitchFix.
A bit of history, I myself, was once, briefly, a personal stylist. I worked at Marshall Fields in Michigan (bought out by either Macys or Target), and I really enjoyed that job. I liked helping my clients find new things to try and putting together lookbooks for potential clients. I will say this though, until I knew the client relatively well, it was a tough job. It was really easy to sell a bunch of stuff, but you always knew you had failed when the follow-up was high returns – then you knew you missed the mark:( And since 100% of my pay-check was based on commissions, I did NOT want to fail. So based on that experience, I know how difficult it can be to shop for someone you have yet to build a relationship with.
My First StitchFix Box
If you dont know how it works, with StitchFix, you complete quite a lengthy online style assessment, are matched with a stylist and then your first box arrives. All of this for the low stylist price of $20 a fix. I think I was matched via the questionnaire to a combo style I can best break down as classy and sophisticated glam. I was VERY specific that I wanted to highlight my waist and cleavage, I know my body type – I work it. I also requested the mid-range price point and maybe one surprise luxe item.
My first box included the following items:
Eaaring $38 – no pic*
Pants $100-ish – no pic. I had pics, but they were in my old phone then I lost that one and now all the clothes are gone:(
My thoughts on this first Box.
So, let’s cut to the chase about my StitchFix box. I sent everything back. I didn’t want to double-down on the initial loss of the stylist fee and decided to just ship it all back
The good: I sent it all back so… not much.
The Bad: It wasn’t that it was all bad or ugly, just NOT for me and NOT at the price point offered. While I thought the earrings were cute, I was pretty sure I could find a similar pair for $20 at TJ Maxx. Plus, to be honest, I am not much of a jewelery person and will likely change my requirements to request NO jewelry. I almost kept the blouse, but again I kept looking at the price and thinking – I can find this at TJMaxx for half the price. Plus I wanted something more fitted. And I have one polka-dot shirt in my closet and I haven’t worn it in months. The piece that tempted me the most was the jacket. It was extremely well-made and high quality. The velour trim was soft and luxe. But it was also positioned around my hips – also known as the widest point on my body. I guess my stylist didn’t understand that a focus on the waist means NO boxy cuts.
The just Plain Ugly: the pants and the dress. Just why? The pants were an interesting fabric but 2 inches too short. That was no ones fault, perhaps if my hips were smaller they wouldn’t have hiked up the pants and made me look tragic. The dress was just an out and out DVF wannabe reject in a sad fabric. Just looking at it made me itch.
So there you have it. I shipped the lot back to STitchFix and took my losses. I sent back a detailed explanation of why the items where a fail, in the hopes it will assist the stylist. I am more than willing to try again, we do need to build a relationship afterall, and I should have my new box within the month. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Do you StitchFix?
Below is my link if you are interested, let’s take this journey together.
*All items purchased with my own funds, all opinions are my own.
Shared with the lovely ladies of Visible Mondays.