Stitch Fix Review – May 2014

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Stitch Fix
Cost: $20 Styling Fee + Cost of Items Kept ($20 fee will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.)
Ships To: United States.
May 2014 Stitch Fix
May 2014 Stitch Fix

I have Stitch Fix set up on auto deliveries, which I believe happen every four weeks, and this month I was lucky enough to get two in the same month! Woot woot! I am calling this my May 2014 Stitch Fix though so it doesn’t get too confusing.

If you aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women. You provide your style, size, and budget preferences, and they will send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. There is a $20 styling fee that is applied to your order should you decide to keep any / all of the pieces.  If you don’t keep anything, you don’t receive a refund of the fee. And if you keep all of the pieces, you get a 25% discount on everything!  Also, I should mention that you are only charged once you “check out” at Stitch Fix.  You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you aren’t interested in.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
The Box

My May 2014 Stitch Fix shipped via FedEx and took just a few days to arrive.  I believe it shipped on Friday or Saturday and arrived yesterday (Tuesday).  It comes all the way from San Francisco, so that’s pretty speedy if you ask me.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
First Look

I, of course, had peeked in my account to see what I was getting (once your package ships the rating / comments section appears and it lets you see the listing of your things), but it’s always hard to tell by the descriptions.  There were a few things I liked and I few I just wasn’t sure about.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
The Price Sheet

Stitch Fix comes with an information card which includes a listing of everything in the box, prices, and then a total of how much everything would be if you kept everything in the box (it deducts your $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for keeping all of your items).  Just to give you an idea, my box had a merchandise total of $286 and had I kept everything, I would have had to pay $199.50 (plus my $20 styling fee).  In comparison, my Fix from last month would have been $260.50 to keep everything.  Here is what I received:

~41Hawthorn Rowson Colorblock Striped Sweater ($58): I received a somewhat similar shirt in a previous fix and kept that one, so I will be keeping this one too!  I love the colors and think it will be great for the summer.  Verdict: Kept

May 2014 Stitch Fix
41Hawthorn Rowson Colorblock Striped Sweater – The Style Card
May 2014 Stitch Fix
41Hawthorn Rowson Colorblock Striped Sweater

~Street Level Mariam Crossbody Bag with Zip Detail ($48): I think this bag is cute and well made and the price point is spot on, however, I am not a fan of the crossbody.  It looks so cute on some people, but on me, not so much.  I could just use it as a top handle bag, but it’s also not super big, which is also something I look for in a bag (I carry so much crap with me).  Verdict: Returned.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
Street Level Mariam Crossbody Bag with Zip Detail – The Style Card
May 2014 Stitch Fix
Street Level Mariam Crossbody Bag with Zip Detail

~RD McComas Drape Front Cardigan ($48): I had such high hopes for this one.  But it’s so not working for me.  First of all, it’s too short.  Which may be how it’s suppose to be, but it makes me look extra boxy, which is not a good look.  And the fabric is very thick which doesn’t help either.  If it were longer and in a thinner fabric (so basically if it were totally different), I would have kept it.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
RD McComas Drape Front Cardigan – The Style Card
May 2014 Stitch Fix
RD Style McComas Drape Front Cardigan

~Level 99 Krissy Black Skinny Pant ($88): I totally totally love these, however, they don’t fit.  Boo for tight pants!  But had they fit I totally would have kept them.  For sure. They are well made, not too expensive and super cute.  Verdict: Returned (but I didn’t want too).

May 2014 Stitch Fix
Level 99 Krissy Black Skinny Pant – The Style Card
May 2014 Stitch Fix
Level 99 Krissy Black Skinny Pant

~Fun2Fun Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse: I really like the print on this one, but it’s not the style for me.  I don’t know how I feel about the neckline and collar.  But I LOVE the hearts.  Verdict: Returned.

May 2014 Stitch Fix
Fun2Fun Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse – The Style Card
May 2014 Stitch Fix
Fun2Fun Colbri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse

I wasn’t in love with this Fix like I have been with some of them in the past, but I did keep one item, so it wasn’t a total waste.  As long as I keep one item from each fix and don’t lose my styling fee, I am happy!

Do you get Stitch Fix?  What have been your favorite items you’ve received?  If you haven’t checked out Stitch Fix but want to give it a try, click here.  And don’t forget, the better feedback and more information you give, the better chance you will have to get amazing Fixes that work for you!

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. staci hoover

    The drape front sweater looks so much better/longer on the style card. Whats up with that? I still love stitch fix, even with some out there pieces it’s still such a neat way to shop. For the first time, I kept my whole fix last month. So, I have pretty high hopes for my next box 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      It looks SO different. The card makes it look adorable. It is not!

  2. Michelle

    I am with you on this one – not into the hearts sweater – the crossbody – i actually have one similar – but i do love the sweater you kept !

    1. Jennifer

      The sweater is great!

  3. Maggie

    I am in love with the striped sweater from your Fix!!! I have been lusting over the J Crew shirt that is identical to it! (from a couple of years ago!) I also love that heart print top! So cute! I’m getting a Fix soon and I hope it’s as great as my last one from a few months ago!

    1. Jennifer

      I hope you get an amazing one!

  4. Hannah

    I got my 2nd Stitch Fix today & got the cutest maxi dress, but it was too long. I did keep one shirt though that was $58 on the paper, but when I got online to checkout, it was only $38 minus the $20 styling fee, so that sealed the deal! I also got my 2 automatic Fixes in April, but can’t get my next one until mid-June because I’ll be out of town when it was supposed to come at the end of May 🙁

    1. Hannah

      I phrased that strangely & it’s bothering me. I was trying to say that I only had to pay $18 today for that shirt, instead of the $38 that I thought I would have to pay.

    2. Jennifer

      Ohhh, that is a score on the shirt! I caught what you meant!

  5. Allison

    The sweater you got doesn’t look like the one on the style card at all!

    1. Allison

      (The cardigan one.)

    2. Jennifer

      Not at all!! It’s like they are totally different!!!!!

  6. Shannon

    Did your stylist know it’s Spring? I know it’s cold still but I would want Spring stuff that would last me longer. I hated cancelling my fixes but they do NOT know how to send pregnant women stuff. I know they aren’t maternity but still. She sent me all short dresses which with my bump practically showed the baby. lol.

    1. Jennifer

      I fear she knows something I don’t and that it will never become spring here in Michigan.

      1. Shannon

        That’s a good point. 🙂

  7. Bethany

    Totally love that colorblock sweater! I actually dig the hearts top a lot. So cute. And I wonder if you can request the same black skinny pants in another size in your next fix? They look like they’d be really cute!

    1. Jennifer

      Oh that’s a good idea! I should request that!

  8. Elizabeth

    My May fix was a totally miss too. I was shocked after April was fabulous month.I am looking forward to my next fix and even wanted to schedule one sooner since I didn’t keep anything.

    1. Jennifer

      Ahhh, I hate when there is nothing you want to keep! I don’t like to lose my $20 styling fee! I hope your June is amazing!

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