I’ve ordered a few Stitch Fix boxes over the past 2 years, but I don’t get the boxes monthly. I honestly just don’t have a budget (or need) every single month for new clothes. I ordered a box for my birthday, though, and even asked my husband for a Stitch Fix gift card for my birthday. Winning for everyone. 🙂
My stylist is Cassandra. She was my stylist in the spring and sent me a gorgeous dress I wore at a Mom 2.0 event. And she was my stylist in May when I ordered a box for summer. That box was amazing (I kept all five items) so I definitely requested her again. As long as Cassandra is styling, I hope she’ll style me.
In case you are new to Stitch Fix, you fill out a style profile, and you can leave notes for the stylist as far as what you might be looking for. So for this October box, I wanted a pair of pants and more casual clothes. I also was looking for a cardigan. Normally you will pay a $20 styling fee, but if you keep one item the $20 goes towards your purchase. If you keep all five items, you get 25% off. I specifically said NO shoes or boots for this fix. And no dresses.
So here’s what I received, what it cost and the verdict (whether I kept the item or not.)
Judy Blue – Lynn Distressed Bootcut Jean – $58
I tried these on immediately and loved them. I’ve worn them twice in the past week and they are the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. They fit great!
Verdict – Keep – of course!
WEST KEI – Allan Tie Sleeve High Low Blouse – $38
This top is interesting. It has elastic in the front bottom and it’s longer in the back. I like the details on the sleeves. I do like it, but it’s a different style than I normally wear. Plus it’s black, and I don’t wear a ton of black. But it’s also fun. I wore it to an alumni event and I’ll definitely get use out of it this fall.
Verdict – Keep
FORTUNE + IVY – Layla Woven Hem Knit Top – $38
I love a good 3/4 length sleeve, and this shirt doesn’t disappoint! The downside is the slits on the side of the shirt are a little longer than I’d normally like, but it’s really cute with jeans (I think.) I wore it to work already.
Verdict – Keep
41 Hawthorn – Benicia Plaid Stitch Back Cardigan – $74
I wanted a cardigan, and Stitch Fix delivered! The notes says it’s purple, and it’s a purplish mix. It’s pretty and I am a fan of the detail on the back that you can’t see in the photo. Normally I wouldn’t spend $74 on a cardigan, but it’s comfortable and I’ll get a lot of wear out of it this fall and winter. (I really have to layer for work. I never know what the temperature in my office will be.)
Verdict – Keep
Nine Britton – Hana Button Front Hacci Knit Top – $44
I tried this on twice, and I didn’t love it. It’s big and I really don’t like button-up shirts on me. Plus it ties at the bottom and I just didn’t understand the shirt. Oh and the stripes? Yeah, not my thing.
Verdict – Keep because of the discount.
So, yeah. I kept that last one because of the discount. It was cheaper to keep all five items than it was to return one. I actually listed it on Facebook for the discounted price and found someone (more than one person) who wanted it, and I’m in the process of selling it for what I bought it for. I’m okay with that, and I’m thrilled with the other items, so I’d consider this a winning box for me. The total price before any gift cards was under $200, which considering it’s five items, I don’t think that’s terrible.
If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix, you can get $25 off your first box by using my link! And if you have used Stitch Fix, tell me…do you get monthly boxes or just the occasional box?
I’m REALLY interested in checking out their kids and men’s boxes!