I got my first Stitch Fix box in early June. I was so so excited because of the awesome reviews from everyone who has done it! After receiving the package and trying it all on, I declared that I was “hooked” on it… and I was. I thought it was so fun! I ended up keeping two shirts, and wished I could keep the pants if only they had fit right. I eagerly awaited my next box in early August.
When I got it, I was just as excited… until I tried things on. Let’s talk about that.
The cardigan was comfy but short and made me feel fat. The purple tank was too tight, though I loved the color. The tshirt was cute but I already own one like that and I wasn’t going to spend all that money on something I already had. The blue shirt was alright, but scratchy and awkward. The pants? I loved them, but I had specifically requested colored skinnies, and I wasn’t going to settle.
Overall, I was just “meh” over the experience this time around. I was just going to deal with the pants and maybe the red tshirt, but I wasn’t excited, and my rule was I had to really want something to get it, since I was spending a lot of money.
Then my friend suggested I write them and tell them I wasn’t satisfied and get a replacement box. I figured it wasn’t a bad idea, so I shot off an email and heard back very quickly. They were sorry and would schedule a new fix right away for me. Great customer service!
I waited anxiously for it to arrive, and then I got it in early September.
Hello, my name is Chantal and I’m shaped like a box.
Or else that’s what my stylist thinks. It was like she was punishing me for asking for a replacement box. The only thing correct about it were the colored skinny jeans. The rest was drab, didn’t fit well, and not really my style.
The striped shirt was cute, until I put it on. Goodness, it made me look FAT and like a box. A fat box. The white shirt? I was hopeful, until I saw myself in the mirror and photo. Fat box. The cardigan was comfy, but it had the weirdest side zipper thing going on that made it a no-go. The dress was too short, too high, and just kind of weird… and fat box. Though I did like the pattern and pockets it had.
I kept the pants, only because I had credits. But they fit the criteria I was looking for: Colored skinnies that fit.
But seriously, what a disappointment. With all the money that goes into this I was expecting something a bit… more, you know? I thought I went into detail on my reviews. I thought I made it clear what I was looking for. But maybe not?
Many of my friends recommended that I make a Pinterest fashion board. There’s a few reasons why I won’t do that. First, I don’t have the time or patience. Second, I feel like I shouldn’t have to go an extra step to get what I want. If I’m going to make the effort of a Pinterest board, I’ll just make the effort to buy my own clothes. Third, I don’t care.
Stitch Fix wasn’t worth it to me. I know plenty of people who love it, and good for them! But me? I find clothes I like that are comfortable and are amazing prices elsewhere. I tried. It didn’t work.