I had an exciting night, arriving home to not one, not two…but four packages on my doorstep (luckily I beat Kevin home!).
I signed up for my first Stitch Fix. If you don’t know, it’s a free membership you can sign up for and your personal stylist will send you 5 items of clothing or accessories as often as you want. You get the items, try them on, and have three days to return what you don’t want. You can keep all (receive 25% discount on the cost) or keep nothing. A return address package is in the box for you, put the items in the bag, seal it and drop at any USPS. It couldn’t be easier! I had heard a few good things so I figure it couldn’t hurt to try!
I had filled out my style profile a few months ago but had to go through and change a few things as, you know, my belly is getting larger. They do have an option for “if you’re pregnant” as well which I was pretty stoked about and all the more reason why I figured I would try it. Might as well get maternity clothes shipped right to my door!
I forgot to snap a picture of the package as I was so eager to dive in, but the box is nicely sealed with a wide “Stitch Fix” tape around it. The contents are neatly folded inside with tissue paper secured around by a Stitch Fix label. I thought it was all a very nice touch – but does add to the cost of the items I think. I dove in!!
Three striped items – 3/4 length shirt, cardigan and a vest. One heavier sweater type cardigan with faux leather trim. One pair of black maternity leggings with the extended waistband.
I can say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the selection. (sorry, the leggings missed their photo-op). I am definitely not a stripe person so receiving three items in stripes turned me off. The quality is good, the brands I am not familiar with and the cost is $$$. The Vest and Sweater Cardigan were over $70. The leggings were $58 and the other two shirts were $48. I think most of these are basic pieces you can find at most working class stores and are not “different”. I decided to keep the leggings because I really need them and they are really nice (besides the price tag). One pair of good maternity leggings (that are heavier weight) and one pair of good maternity jeans are all I’m really looking for.
To send the items back is simple. Just log onto the Stitch Fix website and fill out the information regarding each piece of clothing. They want to know the “Fit/Cut, Cost, Size, Style” so that way your personal stylist can choose items that are closer to your style for next time. Checkout (if you decide to purchase anything) and send the rest back – within 3 days! I already signed up for my second Fix to ship November 8. Will be looking forward to what my stylist has in store for me then. If I’m not impressed with the selection, I may hold off until after I have the baby so I will be into wearing clothes a little more!
Disclosure: Sorry about Zoe making a debut in some of these pictures! All opinions are my own and I was not asked to do this by any outside company. I wanted to try this out and it was a perfect time to share my experience.
Have you tried it? What did you think?