I was the last women on Facebook to try Stitch Fix. For months now my feed has been filled with “Got my latest Stitch Fix and it’s fab!” And “Stitch Fix has arrived – cannot wait to try on the fabulous items!” And pictures upon pictures have been posted for us to tell them what we love and what we don’t.
Honestly, I felt like fashion had taken over Facebook – which is awesome. But also, my god, expensive.
But I held out. I held out until what I really felt like was the bitter end. Why would I try Stitch Fix? In my opinion – having someone else shop for you was just strange and wrong and intimate. I mean I love shopping and I keep up on the latest fashion – so why would I try Stitch Fix. My minivan can get to the mall on its own and I have most stores memorized by layout, sizes, styles, and sales.
But I was in a rut – my clothing in my closet was starting to all look the same. It was becoming boring. And I needed something fresh. And maybe I had one too many glasses of wine one night while on Facebook when my friend Amanda posted that she loved her latest “Fix” and so BOOM – I paid a stranger $20 to give me a “Fix.” It was like being in high school all over again – but with designer clothing instead of a dime bag.
A month later I had forgotten about my late night “Fix” when a box arrived all cute and labeled. And I was like “Dude – CLOTHING!” And ripped that Fix right open. And then I wondered if maybe I had more than one glass of wine that night when I set-up my style profile. I mean sure the colors are me – I’ll give them that – but the styles? And the sizes? Hmmmm…
So I tried them on. And then wondered some more what clues I gave the stylists at Stitch Fix that this was how I wanted to dress.
For example – I noted on my style profile that I like my tops fitted and never want a blousy top…
And yet they sent me not one..but two blousy tops. Nothing fitted. The white Bilson blouse by Daniel Rainn was just awful and heavy and a horrible material. And the Purple Ishara blouse was HUGE and awful.
So I looked at my style profile again to make sure I put my size down correctly – and yep – I noted a size 2 on top and a 32A and yep fitted tops only. Yet I know this is the current style – and everyone wants these longer, flowing, blousy tops – but for me that really just adds weight while I’d rather show my waist. As I noted in my style profile.
So then I googled the Daniel Rainn Ishara Lace top and it seems like anyone who has ever ordered a Stitch Fix has received this top.
But let’s now move on to the jeans. I noted on my style profile that I am a size 2/4 and I like skinny or straight jeans that are very fitted and I only want full length(not cropped) jeans.
And they sent me Kut From The Kloth Sonja Jeans – which were labeled both Straight and Boyfriend(Baggy) style. And they are cropped. And they are too big. Also – now my thighs grew – from the style of the jeans – wide and cropped.
And these jeans and these two tops add about 10 pounds to my frame. And the more I googled these items – the more I found out that Stitch Fix seems to send these to like everyone. Weird.
I balled it all up into a corner and poured a glass of wine while I got the courage to try on the Skies Are Blue Mariela Abstract Maxi Dress – which is really stunning. I love the print, I love the color, I love that style, I love a nice maxi. And then I tried it on and laughed so hard.
And went back to check my style profile again ..and yep, noted that I was super small on top and pretty much flat chested. I mean – I would need a solid F cup to fill out the top of this dress.
My children laughed at me when I came downstairs to get opinions and asked if I could wear this to the next PTA meeting.
So yeah, the whole thing was a fail for me as I don’t feel like they followed my size and style profile at all – and it was accurate – small, likes fitted clothing, super small boobs – and they sent me baggy clothing that was just HUGE.
I thought it would be fun to be pushed out of my comfort zone to try some new colors or styles while still staying true to myself. But not one item fit right. I was super sad. But enjoyed a few good giggles.
I guess it’s back to the mall for me.
I could put a link here if you want to order and I’d earn money towards another Fix -but I’m not going to do that because I’m not doing this again.
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Did you love it? Or did you feel it took a few times for them to get your style right?
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