Stitch Fix #32
November 15, 2013 by CJ
I really do look forward to getting my monthly Stitch Fix. I had sent an email after seeing some really cute chunky sweaters, asking for one to be added to my fix. With the weather changing I was eagerly anticipating this month’s fix.
Inside the envelope I found a note to me and a few options on how to style my new items. Unfortunately the note told me the chunky sweaters I requested were not in stock. But she pulled a few items she thought I’d like.
I actually liked the sweater, but as you can see in the picture above and the two below, it was unraveling. I don’t know if it was just this sweater or how it was made, I just know, I’m not spending any amount of money on something that is falling apart.
Needless to say, this sweater went back in the box.
This was another that I kinda liked. Didn’t love, just kinda, sorta liked it on me. This picture doesn’t do it justice. I promised myself I wouldn’t purchase something if I didn’t love it. I don’t need any more clothes in my closet that I don’t wear, so this too, back in the box.
I LOVED the cardigan in the box, not so much on me. It was extremely tight on my chubby arms. I think I could have pulled this off, with the proper blouse. But since it didn’t look great on, it had to go back in the box. 😦
I was really shocked to see pants in my fix. I didn’t think that was something I would get, because of my size. Now that I had them, I was positive they would not fit. But I decided to attempt to get them on me. I did, and I was shocked when they fit. Not only did they fit, they felt really comfy. The only drawback was they fit me like leggings. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like leggings worn as pants. I’m not a fan of the look on my fat behind. Maybe if I were thinner, didn’t have thighs that reminded me of Serena Williams (10 years after she stops playing tennis) I’d rock that look. Since they did not look awesome now, back in the box they went.
This picture does not do this vest justice, neither does the picture of me in it (notice it’s not included). Once I tried it on I kinda like this too. I put it aside to think about it. After about a day or so, I realized I would never wear this vest. I didn’t love it on me. Back in the box it went.
So yes, I paid my $20.00 and didn’t get anything. I guess that is part of the downside with Stitchfix. You may not love anything in your box. Since this was the first time this has happened (my other fixes- 1 and 2), I am not thinking about cancelling my subscription. I did adjust it, so I will not be getting another until January. I am trying to stay on a budget, I think every other month will work better for me.
Have you tried Stich Fix? Have you had to return all of your items??
- I Want To Try It (A customized hair products only subscription service)
- November Stitch Fix (stitchfixreviews.com)
- Stitch Fix #1 (November 2013) Review (littlesustainableme.wordpress.com)
- My Second Stitch Fix Experience (themidwestmaven.wordpress.com)
I have had no luck with Stitch Fix – I’ve done 4, kept 2 items and don’t wear either one. Many or poorly made and do not justify the price. Most of the pieces fit oddly or have odd proportions. I do not experience that on a regular basis in stores but then I am pretty good at analyzing the cut of a garment (I did graduate work in Clothing & Textiles) do I don’t choose those items to try on to begin with. My next fix arrives soon and I have a feeling I will cancel after that one unless they really pull the cat out of the bag. But based on what I see on many blogs, much of the clothing if not flattering for most people.
I just received my 2nd ‘fix’ yesterday and kept 3 of the 5 items. My 1st box I kept one item, and regret sending one other item back. Since I saw such a huge improvement in my 2nd fix with the selection and what I ended up keeping, I am more than happy to continue my Stitch Fix subscription.
I have not had the experience of P Strickland with ‘poorly made’ or ‘odd proportions.’ In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to get a long-sleeved shirt that was long enough for my arms…that is hard for me to find! I also received a maxi skirt with the perfect length. As to the ‘poorly made,’ I received a couple of items so far that clearly had superior construction…one had a lot of complex embroidery on the neckline that wasn’t cheap and a shirt I kept this time around had nicely done pleating details on the front and the back of the shirt.
I will say that the prices are probably more expensive than what I would spend when shopping, but I *hate* to shop and I live far away from a mall or a lot of clothing stores. I do believe this service helps a lot of women who are far from shopping (rural areas), are not fashion people (like me) and see the extra cost as worth it.
I get 5 items in the mail every month without having to drive 3 hours and jumping in and out of the dressing room. Plus, I am finding myself dressing outside of my comfort zone and updating an outdated wardrobe with some unique pieces you aren’t going to find at the mall.