Stitch Fix Box #1

DSC01052[1] My Stitch Fix box has finally arrived!  Ever since I received notice that my box had shipped, I’ve checked the tracking of my box a least twice a day and the 7 day wait until my box got to me was excruciating.  But, it’s finally here!!!  As you might be able to tell, I am way more excited about this box than I was about receiving the Citrus Lane box.  This is not because I didn’t love the stuff I received from Citrus Lane, it’s because I desperately NEED new clothes.  I was hoping that I could get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and figure by the time I returned to work, but, that didn’t happen.  Sigh.  So, I decided to turn to Stitch Fix for help.

Stitch Fix is essentially a personal shopper service that delivers 5 items to your doorstep.  The beauty is that you can try the clothes on in the comfort of your own home with items of clothing you already have and return anything you don’t like.  The cost of the service is $20, but if you purchase any of the clothing, you can use the $20 as credit towards your purchase.  In other words, you only have to pay the styling fee if you return all of your items.

I expect that it will take at least a few boxes for the stylist to really understand my personal style and get the fit right, so for this box I’m just looking to see if they are at least paying attention to my style requests.  The three requests I had for this box were:

(1)  I’m looking for office appropriate clothing.

(2)  Living in Hawaii, I did not want any heavy coats or scarves.  Light, office-appropriate cardigans were ok.

(3) I did not want any pastel colors that would clash with my Asian-yellow skin.

Essentially, my expectations are pretty low for this box and as long as they did not violate any of the above three rules, I’d be happy.  I’m hoping to at least be able to keep 1-2 items.  Now let’s see how they did shall we?

The first item in my box was a 41Hawthorn Bell Chevron Textured Tie-Neck Blouse ($68.00) in dark pink.DSC01055[1]I loved the color of this blouse and the material had just enough texture to make this top interesting.  Unfortunately, the top was slightly too big and the material wrinkled a little too easily for my taste.  Verdict: RETURNED

The second item in my box was the Market and Spruce Jay Mini Houndstooth Printed Skirt ($58.00).


This skirt was way too big for me.  You can’t really tell in this picture but I’ve pulled this skirt all the way up to the bottom of my bra and it still came below my knees.  Not so “mini” I think.  However, I don’t fault Stitch Fix for this because I put size M for skirts in my style page.  I have since revised my style page to S.   Otherwise the Houndstitch pattern made the piece interesting and the price was ok for a skirt.  Verdict: RETURNED

The third piece I received was the Ruben Tab-Sleeve Open Cardigan by Splendid ($78.00) in dark blue.

This cardigan was a soft, t-shirt material that was so comfortable that I almost kept this piece.  However, I didn’t think that a T-shirt material had enough structure for a work cardigan and as my husband pointed out, I have about a dozen of these thin cardigans already.   Also, the sleeves were a little too long and $78.00 for such a thin cardigan seemed a little on the expensive side.  Verdict: RETURNED

The fourth piece was a Tanner Waffle Knit Zip Up Cardigan by RD Style ($68.00).


As soon as I took this cardigan out of the box, I knew it was going to be returned.  Since I had explicitly stated that I only wanted thin, lightweight cardigans, I was extremely disappointed with this piece.  I thought this cardigan was too homey to wear to work and I don’t know if I’d ever need such a thick jacket.  I was starting to sweat just trying the jacket on for the picture.   On the bright side, it would be a comfy piece for someone in a colder weather place.  Just not for me.  Verdict: RETURNED

The last item in the box was an Ashland Chevron Print Dress by 41Hawthorn ($78.00).


As soon as I took this dress out of the box, I was silently hoping that this dress would fit.  I loved the pattern, the bold colors, and the lightweight material of this dress.  The fit was on the big side and the dress bubbled in the middle, especially in the back.  Also, due to my petite frame, I wish the neck line was a little lower.  However, I loved this dress so much that I decided to keep it.  The dress will need some alterations before I wear it – take the top up  about and inch off the shoulders, hem it about and inch or two, perhaps add some darts to the front – but that will be for another post.  Verdict: KEPT.

Overall, with the exception of the RD Style cardigan, I was pleased with my first Stitch Fix box.  My next box is scheduled to arrive on December 24th!  I can’t wait!  If you want to try stitch fix for yourself, please feel free to click here on my referral link.