Stitch Fix Review – August 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.)
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August 2014 Stitch Fix
August 2014 Stitch Fix

My August 2014 Stitch Fix arrived a few days ago.  This is my 11th Fix and I plan on keeping it up monthly because it is just so easy.

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.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
The Box

Stitch Fix ships via FedEx from San Francisco.  In general, it takes about four days to arrive to me.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
First Look

I didn’t even have a chance this month to peek at my box before it arrived (once it ships you can go into your account under “checkout” and see the contents) so this was all a total surprise to me.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
The Information Card

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 $280 and had I kept everything, I would have had to pay $195 (plus my $20 styling fee).  In comparison, my July fix would have been $379.50 to keep everything.  As you can see, they have a variety of price ranges available.  Here is what I received:

~Fornash Shalina Spade Cut Out Bangle ($32):  I was on the fence about keeping this one (it’s adorable, but kind of tight), but when I did a search for it I realized that it was selling for $23 if you buy it directly from Fornash.  And I am not about to pay $9 more than the regular price for it.  Verdict: Returned.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
Fornash Shalina Spade Cut Out Bangle

~Fun2Fun Hilly Crochet Detail Chevron Print Tank ($44): At first I thought this was awful, but it’s totally growing on me.  So much so that I think I am going to keep it.  I like the colors, the pattern (which I actually wouldn’t call chevron) and even the lace on the top.  Verdict: Kept.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
Fun2Fun Hilly Crochet Detail Chevron Print Tank
August 2014 Stitch Fix
Fun2Fun Hilly Crochet Detail Chevron Prink Tank (The Style Card)

~Papermoon Mauna Mixed Print Sheer Open Cardigan ($38): I may have kept this if it were just a scarf, but it’s just too much for me as a cardigan.  Too much happening here for me.  Verdict: Returned.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
Papermoon Mauna Mixed Print Sheer Open Cardigan
August 2014 Stitch Fix
Papermoon Mauna Mixed Print Sheer Open Cardigan (The Style Card)

~Liverpool Rizzo Pull-On Skinny Ponte Pant ($98): I am pretty sure I am going to keep these.  They will be great in the fall with boots and are comfy and stretchy and fit well.  I am sure I could find some I like for less, but that would require me going out and trying a bunch on, which I dislike.  Verdict: Kept.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
Liverpool Rizzo Pull-On Skinny Ponte Pant
August 2014 Stitch Fix
Liverpool Rizzo Pull-On Skinny Ponte Pant

~RD Style Braddon Airy Knit V-Neck Sweater ($68): I don’t dislike this, but I don’t want to pay $68 for it either.  Oddly, had it had a hood on it, I would have kept it in a second.  I actually should mention that in my profile.  I really like tops with hoods!  Verdict: Returned.

August 2014 Stitch Fix
RD Style Braddon Airy Knit V-Neck Sweater
August Stitch Fix
RD Style Braddon Airy Knit V-Neck Sweater (The Style Card)

I was much happier with my August Stitch Fix than my July one, but I still need to do some (more) revamping of my profile to get some items I am more in love with.  I am going to work on that in the next few weeks and hopefully I will get an amazing Fix in September!

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 14 Comments

  1. Kelsey

    I think I’m going to take the Erin Condren planner plunge–do you know of any promo codes that are current? $50 isn’t outrageous but I’d love to not pay that for a planner!

    1. Kelsey

      ps sorry this had nothing to do w the post.

      pps those clothes are adorable 🙂

    2. Jennifer

      I don’t know of any other than the first time one right now! I think welcome10 might still work on your second order??

      1. Tiffany

        Search for a facebook group.. I have one.. Erin Condren life planner fans.> People are constantly willing to give away the $15 of 50$ codes we all got with our orders this summer.. 🙂

        1. Jennifer

          Are you going to send me the link to yours??

  2. Leanne

    if you receive an item that you find online for cheaper.. even if it’s after you’ve purchased it recently, contact them and stitch fix will refund you the extra cost 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      That is good to know! Thank you!

  3. Kristin

    I love everything but the kimono

  4. Pilar

    If this was Stitch Fix I would I had kept the whole thing, that’s the nicest fix I had seen in a long time.

    1. Jennifer

      It was for sure nicer than last months for me!

  5. Beth

    I’m having issues with StitchFix lately. Not enough to stop using them, but I wonder if they are getting too big. I don’t feel like they are listening to my feedback at all. I mean – I have specifically told them at least on two occasions and in my profile for no sheath dresses unless they are incredibly stretchy as I’m too hourglass for anything to fit me and also no big flowy cardigans – again, hourglass and those make me look like a tub of lard. Guess what have been in my last two fixes??? And last fix I had a plain black maxi dress….almost identical to one I got at Target. Not really what I get Stitch Fix for. I got pretty, um, straightforward….in my feedback this time. Hopefully they are just going through growing pains…..

    1. Jennifer

      Ugh. I need need to change some of my preferences and stuff!

  6. Julie

    I think Beth is right . . . maybe they are getting too big. I feel like my stylist paid absolutely no attention to the notes I sent them or my Pinterest. I’ve been pretty disappointed the last 2 months . . . if September is equally as bad, I may take a break!

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