Last updated on December 5th, 2018 at 11:38 pm
If you’ve found this Stitch Fix review post, chances are you’re wondering how Stitch Fix works and whether it’s worth paying for. Get these questions answered in my candid Stitch Fix review.
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My Wardrobe Crisis
So, last week I had the opportunity to attend a Seattle blogging conference. I was able to line up a sitter for my kids and I was stoked to get 8 hours of kid-free time where I could focus on learning how to grow Marcie in Mommyland while getting to know other people in my field.
One of my goals for 2018 has been to transition my blog from a “just for fun” project into a thriving small business.
I left my career in nonprofit development when I got pregnant with my oldest more than 5 years ago and through the years, I’ve donated most of my professional wardrobe.
Since I’m mostly at home with my toddler and preschooler, I tend to wear a lot of yoga pants, sweatshirts, and clothing from Costco. If I’m really getting fancy, I’ll add a pair of jeans to the mix.
When I need to dress up, I have a grey sweater I’ll throw on and that makes me feel a bit put together.
So, as I was getting ready for my conference, I started combing my closet for the sweater.
That’s when I remembered that I wore it recently to another event and it must be in the laundry.
I forgot to mention that my sweater is wool. When I (horrifyingly) found it in the dryer, it looked like it would fit my 4 year old! Yikes!
It was in that moment that I realized this one unfortunate incident shouldn’t have thrown me for such a loop. I needed more than one “nice” option.
That’s why I signed up for Stitch Fix.
It was actually another Seattle blogger, Jen from Thrifty NW Mom, who encouraged me to try out Stitch Fix.
Stitch Fix is one of the original subscription box companies and they send 5 curated pieces in each box. You pick how often you’d like to receive boxes (every month or every few months.)
I know a few Moms who have tried it out when heading back to work after maternity leave and it was such a stress reliever for them.
But, since I don’t work outside the home, I assumed it wasn’t meant for me.
That couldn’t be further from the truth, though! And they have expanded to include men and kids!
STITCH FIX MEN
They also have subscription boxes for men and I think that’s such a brilliant idea!
One of our friends lives in D.C. and I remember him telling me that he loves doing these kind of subscription boxes because someone else is picking out things they think will look good on him and he doesn’t have to spend a day trying on a million things.
For him, it’s all about outsourcing and that’s the big perk!
STITCH FIX KIDS
Another cool program they have is a kid-version of Stitch Fix.
They have items for boys and girls sizes 2T–14. Each box includes 8–12 unique pieces and it’s an awesome way to shop for your kids without dragging them to the store!
STITCH FIX MATERNITY
I also have to mention that Stitch Fix has a maternity box available. I think this is so smart because it can be difficult to find maternity clothing that fits but is also cute.
This is an easy way to get stylish maternity clothes sent to your house with minimal effort.
And it’s not just for first time moms!
When I was pregnant with my youngest, I was surprised (and disappointed) that some of the clothes I bought when I was pregnant with my oldest were all stretched out and looked really sloppy when I tried them on.
It made me feel a bit stressed when I need to “look nice” and nothing I had made me feel put together.
I wish I would have signed up for Stitch Fix then so I would at least have had some maternity options.
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
The process is really simple.
Head to Stitch Fix and sign up for an account. They will ask you a lot of questions about your sizes and style and what types of clothing you like or don’t like.
You can select which type of items you want in your box as well as ones you don’t.
I specifically requested shirts, sweaters and cardigans. And I made sure they didn’t send me any shorts, earrings, scarves, or shoes.
Now here’s the fun part:
When you log into your account, you can click thumbs up or thumbs down on a carousel of clothing options. This information is sent directly to your stylist so he/she gets a better sense of what you like.
These pieces change everyday, so I highly encourage you to log on everyday and narrow down your style. I do this while I eat lunch and it’s like a mini shopping spree!
Then, you wait for your Stitch Fix box to arrive.
Once it arrives, you have 3 days to try everything on and decide which items you love and want to keep. Then, put the rest back in the box and ship it back to Stitch Fix.
Why is Stitch Fix Great for Moms
I love shopping. Like, that’s always my preferred activity. It’s how I relax and I just enjoy the entire experience of looking for something that brings me joy and makes me feel great!
However, shopping with my little boys is one of the most stressful experiences. My oldest is too big for the stroller and so he ends up wandering around telling me how bored he is.
And when I try to just go with my toddler, he ends up touching every item of clothing and trying to pull it off the hanger.
I spend most of my time trying to make sure we don’t leave the store a wreck.
And don’t get me started on trying on clothes in the dressing room with two little kids who want to crawl underneath the door and see who’s next door!
So, I love that Stitch Fix mails a curated box to my house where I can hide away in my bedroom and have my own personal shopping experience.
I get the excitement of discovering new items, the satisfaction of being able to feel the fabric, and the bonus of trying them on in my own house.
It’s so helpful to be able to bring the Stitch Fix clothes into my closet to see how they work with pieces I already own.
When my box arrived, I was surprised it was smaller than boxes I’d seen in other Stitch Fix unboxing videos. However, I remembered that I specifically said I didn’t want shoes, which take up a lot of space!
MARABELL TWO POCKET CARDIGAN from Staccato
The first thing I pulled out was this gorgeous mustard yellow cardigan! I’ve been wanting to add a pop of yellow into my wardrobe, but I haven’t been able to find the right piece.
CHAVEZ POP COLOR CUFF KNIT TOP from Colette
The next thing was this black and white striped shirt with a pop of the same mustard yellow on the cuffs.
BAY CROSS FRONT DETAIL PULLOVER from PINK CLOVER
This black sweater felt so soft and cozy, yet it could be dressed up or down.
ELLIOT PRE-LAYERED BAR NECKLACK from Jill Michael
This was my one accessory item. It’s a gold necklace with 2 chains and 2 bars.
LOUISE SKINNY JEAN from Lila Ryan
This skinny jean is buttery soft and super comfortable.
Is Stitch Fix Worth It?
I found the entire process to be fun! People don’t usually give me gifts so I was actually excited to not know what was in my box.
After it arrived, I waited until the kids were out of the house before I opened it so the box would have my full attention.
Opening it really felt like unwrapping a gift from a stylish friend who has your best interests in mind!
And the pants fit me like a glove (which is difficult.) While the color just wasn’t me, I also would have tried them on in a store just to make sure they weren’t my style (especially since that color is so on trend this season.)
The black sweater and the gold necklace were just okay for me. Nothing was wrong with them and they were definitely in my style range. They just didn’t wow me.
Overall, this was a really positive experience. The items I’m keeping really do bring me joy and I know they will be in heavy rotation all Winter and Spring!
I’m excited to see what’s in my next box!
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