I decided to try Stitch Fix at the beginning of the year, when I realized I will never have time to shop for clothes again (not entirely true, but it feels like it). Having a baby pretty much grounds you to work, daycare, and home. Since some of my pre-pregnancy clothes weren’t fitting quite the same as before, I knew I needed new outfits. I figured a clothing delivery service was just right for me!
I was very impressed by Stitch Fix‘s highly comprehensive style quiz. In addition to several parameters, it also allows you to send notes to your stylist to ask for specific things, talk about your likes and dislikes, etc. It’s also adaptive in that with each box, your stylist takes into account your feedback about the last box. There is a $20 styling fee that charges to your card before your box is delivered. If you decide to keep any items from the box, that $20 is credited back to your purchase. I do feel like some of the clothing prices are jacked just a little bit, but I’m okay with that considering I don’t even have to leave the house to get new clothes!
My first box in January was okay. I received a dress, 2 cardigans, and 2 tops. I didn’t hate anything I received, but I didn’t love anything either. I ended up keeping one of the cardigans, a long light green one, and returned the rest. I had heard that the first box generally isn’t the best, but they get better as your stylist gets to know your likes and dislikes more.
This second box was much better. I received a pair of skinny jeans, a dress, a cardigan, and 2 tops. When I made my style profile, I mentioned that I was a breastfeeding mom. I said I knew it was a long shot, but I was interested in receiving nursing-friendly tops. Surprisingly, my stylist picked a few of these pieces with that in mind, as she mentioned in my note! I was very impressed that she listened to that request. The dress and tops aren’t specifically for nursing, but some are nursing compatible.
The jeans were incredibly soft and stretchy, but a little too small. I exchanged them for a larger size. They felt very comfortable to wear, and I feel like I will get a lot of use out of them since dark wash skinny jeans are my go-to.
The dress was a miss. I loved the print, but I’m not a fan of the slinky material it was made of or the way it fit on my body. It just wasn’t very flattering and came down too low below my knees, making it look very matronly on me. The dress did appear to be nursing friendly with the wrap-style top, which was nice. I also appreciated the sleeves, as I mentioned in my style profile that I prefer sleeves on pretty much everything, so my stylist has definitely listened to me on that front.
The cardigan was very soft and warm. I wanted to like it, but I could tell it would stretch out like crazy. It also shed a lot and fit a little weird. I did mention in my style profile that I love comfortable pieces, and this definitely fit that bill! Unfortunately, I just didn’t find this particular comfort item worth the price to keep.
One of the tops, a chambray button down, was cute, but a little “tenty” on me. Most button downs tend to look that way on me, which I noted on my feedback so hopefully I won’t receive many more. I did like the pattern and the laid-back style, and the fact that I could nurse in it, however the shirt itself just didn’t quite suit me.
The other top, a black and white striped shirt with criss cross strappy detail in the front, was really cute. It ran a bit big on me, so I exchanged it for a smaller size. It’s a 3/4 sleeve top made of a thin material that will go great with the jeans I’m keeping. I love that it has the little strappy detail but isn’t too low cut.
Overall, I was pleased with this box. I would have picked out and tried on most of the things I got had I gone to a store. I’m excited to wear my super comfy jeans and cute top, since they’re pretty versatile pieces. I’m very much so looking forward to my next box already!