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Jul 06

Summer Stitch Fix Update

So…you may have noticed it’s been awhile since my last Stitch Fix post.  YOU ARE NOT CRAZY!  I’ve run into a little hiccup with the service.  When I first signed up for Stitch Fix in December, 2015 I read a ton of online reviews and did my research.  Time and time again I read that you have to be patient and it takes your stylist a couple months to learn your style and start sending items you love. So…I was prepared to send most of the items back the first month.  But then….

BAM!!  I LOVED EVERYTHING!!  I kept all five items that month and kept at least 2 or three the next 5 months!!  I was THRILLED with the clothes. They were good quality, perfect fit, and very original pieces.  I would leave feedback and requests each month for my stylist and she made sure to send a note with each fix that reflected my requests.  I could tell she really took some time selecting the items to send me.  It was just perfect.  Then came June.

When I opened my June fix I could immediately tell something was wrong.  The clothes seemed to be just thrown in the box…wrinkled and in no particular order.  All prior fixes had been packed wrinkle free (rolled) and in some sort of order.  This is definitely not a deal breaker but I could just tell it wasn’t the same.  I tried everything on and NOTHING FIT.  There is nothing more frustrating and depressing than trying on clothes that are too small.  Aside from that, the quality of the clothing seemed to be down a level from what I’d been receiving.  The material was flimsy and the pieces looked more like Old Navy than Banana Republic.  Needless to say, I was very disappointed. THEN…I looked at the stylist note and IT WAS A DIFFERENT STYLIST!!!  Whew…at least it all made sense now.

So I sent everything back and emailed Stitch Fix to ask if I could have my old stylist back.  They responded that they would give my account back to Kari and I was overjoyed.  I set my next fix to come two weeks later.

ANOTHER DISASTER!  Clothes too cheap looking and too small, I immediately looked at the stylist note and it was the same stylist as the prior time. However, this time the note said that Kari no longer works for Stitch Fix so now this gal would be my stylist going forward. GGRRRRR!!!  If I’d have known that, I wouldn’t have scheduled another fix so quickly and wasted the $20!!

I took a week to cool down then wrote a long note to my new stylist and sent a ton of feedback.  I’m considering all that research I did originally that said to give the stylist a couple months to get to know you.  My next fix is set to come August 11th.  I’m trying not to get TOO excited but I’m really hoping this gal listened to what I had to say and took a little time to pick quality items in the right size.  I’ll keep you posted!!!

 

What is Stitch Fix??

Stitch fix is an online shopping service and I think their system is brilliant.  Here’s how it works:

Create an account on the Stitch Fix website and complete an extensive style profile.  The profile questionnaire will include information about your size, style, price range, etc.  You will also determine how often you want to receive your “fix”.  Your profile is then sent to a personal stylist who puts together your fixes.  You can also opt to attach a Pinterest board or other social media sights so your stylist gets a better feel for you.

I chose to receive monthly fixes with my first to arrive in December, 2015.  A few days before your fix arrives, your account will be charged a $20 styling fee.  Each fix contains 5 items.  The items vary and can be clothing or accessories…dress, pants, sweater, necklace, shoes, purse, etc.  It’s a surprise each time!  Also included with the five items is a personal note from your stylist and outfit ideas for each individual item.  Finally, there is a price sheet.  Now comes the pressure cooker!  You have 3 days to determine what you want to buy and what you want to send back. There is a prepaid bag for returns…just put your discards in the bag and drop it in any mail box.  Finally log on to your account and pay for items you want to buy.  Your $20 styling fee will be put towards your purchase.  If you purchase all five items, you will get a $25% discount.  So…to wrap this up…you are taking a $20 risk for each fix.  The worst that can happen is that you send all 5 items back and you’re out the 20 bucks.

Click here to get started today!

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