Stitch Fix: October 2015 Review

I was so excited to come home from errands and work yesterday to find my latest Stitch Fix sitting at the front door! This was Fix #10 for me—I can’t believe how many I’ve gotten already. I’ve been wearing the sleeveless plaid button down from my last fix a whole bunch lately—in fact, I wore it yesterday—and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box and see what the stylist picked out for me this time.

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Here are my styling cards and the note from my new stylist this month.

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The very first thing I noticed was that they sent me a blouse that I have bought from them in the past, the 41Hawthorn Moni Chain Print Stud Detail Blouse ($58). No joke, they sent me this same blouse in a beautiful cobalt blue color very early on, and I kept it. I do love the blouse and have worn it quite a bit, but COME ON, Stitch Fix, I’m not going to buy the same top from you again. Did they think I wouldn’t notice it’s the same top because this one has a print? Do they not have the ability to cross reference customers’ previous fixes before they style a new one?  Doubtful. Anyway, this printed version is super cute, and had I not kept the blue blouse I would have bought this one, but obviously the verdict is RETURNED.

41Hawthorn Moni Chain Print Stud Detail Blouse - Stitch Fix

For reference, here’s a pic of me wearing my blue 41Hawthorn Moni blouse while on our honeymoon in Italy last year:

41Hawthorn Moni Chain Print Stud Detail Blouse - Stitch Fix

Yeah.

The next piece is another one that gave me pause when I spotted it on the styling card, as it looked eerily similar to yet another top I kept from an earlier fix. The Market & Spruce Kaelyn Raglan Heathered Knit Top ($58) was in reality a bit different from the other top it reminded me of, but it wasn’t distinct enough for me to want to spend almost $60 on it. The fit was okay, but I felt like if the top shrunk it would be too small on me. Overall, this top gave me a resounding MEH feeling; there was nothing about it that felt worth $58. I would have paid $40 max if I absolutely loved it…which I didn’t. The verdict? RETURNED.

Market & Spruce Kaelyn Raglan Heathered Knit Top - Stitch Fix

I took a photo of myself wearing the similar top for comparison here; it’s made by Paper Moon and while it’s striped and is made of a different material, the overall look and color scheme was just too similar to the M&S top. I mean, both shirts have navy trim, a pocket, and three quarter sleeves. NOPE.

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Next, I tried on two items together: the Kut from the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean ($78) and the Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top ($48). I had said in my pre-fix note to my stylist that I was interested in trying boyfriend jeans, and I had also pinned this top at some point along the way, so I appreciate that he paid attention. The jeans fit well, but there was something about them that just didn’t quite do it for me. The deciding factor was that there’s a “K” embroidered on the back left pocket which, to be honest, I kind of hated. It felt like they were Kardashian-branded. The jeans verdict? RETURNED. The top is cute, but I didn’t feel like it was quite worth $48 so the verdict on that item is also RETURNED. I did almost keep the top, but by the time I got around to trying it on I was frankly a tad annoyed about the earlier items and didn’t feel like spending the money on it.

Kut from the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean and Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top - Stitch Fix

My final piece this month is the Look by M Neva Colorblock Striped Infinity Scarf ($34). I had requested an infinity scarf this time around, and I truly do appreciate my stylist listening and sending me two items that I asked for along with one item that I had pinned. This scarf is SO soft and a bit fuzzy, and while I wouldn’t have given it a second look in a store I was totally into it when I tried it on. I’m definitely going to get a lot of wear out of this scarf. The verdict? SOLD!

Look by M Neva Colorblock Striped Infinity Scarf - Stitch Fix

To sum this fix up, I kept one out of five items and only spent $14 (the $34 scarf minus the $20 styling fee). I’m really not happy with having been sent an item a second time, and overall this fix felt pretty bland, which I noted in my feedback when I checked out online. I also thought that both tops on the boyfriend jean styling card were cute and wish they had sent me one of those (which I noted in my comments). Now that I think about it, I also wish they had sent fun fall colors; the only piece in the box that had rich colors was the one blouse I was definitely not going to keep. The scarf has some jewel tones but it’s pretty neutral-toned until you get up close.  My stylist had the opportunity to send me some lovely fall hues but completely missed the boat on that.

Considering this is only the second out of ten fixes that have been disappointing, I’m absolutely going to continue using the service. Stitch Fix definitely redeemed themselves after my last disappointing fix, so fingers crossed that they’ll assign me a stylist who will send me some more interesting stuff next time.

So there you have it…my true and honest opinion. You can’t please everyone all of the time, that’s for sure! 😛

New to reading my Stitch Fix reviews? You can read my past reviews by clicking the links below:

Read my August 2015 Stitch Fix review

Read my July 2015 Stitch Fix review

Read my May 2015 Stitch Fix review

Read my March 2015 Stitch Fix review

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is basically getting a personal stylist to hand pick five items for you, including clothing and accessories, and ship them right to your front door.

How does Stitch Fix work?

Sign up at Stitch Fix and fill out a style profile by answering questions about your clothing sizes, what sort of styles you like (preppy, bohemian, trendy, classic, etc), colors you love or hate, styles you never want to see in a fix, and more. You can even specify a price range you’re willing to spend per piece. The style profile is pretty comprehensive, and they encourage you to include a link to your Pinterest style board (here’s mine) to help guide your stylist. You can request specific items via your Pinterest board or on leaving a note for your stylist on the Stitch Fix website, though there’s no guarantee you’ll get them.

Then you schedule a fix. You can get a fix as often as you’d like: monthly, every other month, for an upcoming special occasion, etc. When the appointed date arrives, you get a box filled with five items picked just for you by your stylist, along with a note from your stylist and cards showing suggested outfits for each piece. You get to try on each piece and decide whether you want to keep it or send it back. If you keep any items (even just one), they’ll deduct a $20 styling fee from the total cost. Even better? If you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on everything! You basically only pay the $20 styling fee if you send everything back. What happens when you don’t like some of the items? That’s totally fine. Stitch Fix makes it very easy for you to return whatever you don’t want to keep. Each fix includes a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope so you can seal the return pieces inside it, then drop it in any USPS mail box within three business days. Schedule your first Fix today!

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