So it’s been a while since I talked about my Stitch Fix subscription. For those of you new to the Untamed Melodies, check out my first two posts on the topic: My Experience Getting Started on Stitch Fix and I Spent $200 on My First Fix from Stitch Fix .
To summarize, I created a Stitch Fix account because my friend Felicia convinced me to do so, if for no other reason than to have blog content. Really though, she just had a good experience with it and wanted to spread the love. Well, she spread the love alright. I spent $200 on all five items that were hand-selected just for me based on my style profile.
The premise of Stitch Fix, and any similar subscription box, is really fun to me. Perhaps that’s because I actually like surprises and it’s so fun to get a confirmation e-mail that your Fix has been delivered and is waiting for you when you get home. And it’s different than when you buy clothes online for yourself. You know what to expect in your package. You know the risk you took on sizing down. You know the risk you took in trying the latest fashion trend that you know is not going to look good on you [insert that time I desperately wanted to pull off a crop-top]. So, if you’re anything like me when online shopping, you’ve already prepared yourself for that hike to the mall to return the pair of pants that you inevitably will not be able to pull up over your ass and hips.
With Stitch Fix, I’m excited on so many different levels. I don’t know what items or accessories I’m getting. I don’t know their color or cut or style. Needless to say, it’s brings out the young child on Christmas morning, running out to the living room dying to discover what Santa brought you.
Now, with such heightened enthusiasm, especially coming off the heels of the wildly successful first Fix when I gladly spent $200, you can imagine my disappointment when the second Fix was a total bust.
I was sent a Marc Jacobs faux leather jacket in a gorgeous deep wine color (so me from brand to style to color). It was way out of my price range, so thank God it didn’t fit. #ThankYouBroadShoulders
My stylist also sent a distressed legging, which was edgy enough for my taste… but too bad their was a giant hole on the right butt-cheek. I knew I’d be able to exchange it, but after trying them on twice, despite the hole, I realized I didn’t love them enough for how much they cost.
One item was a pseudo crop-top. I tried it on for shits and giggles. It was way too preppy looking [for me] with a light blue and white pinstripe design. To be frank, I had already nixed it before I put it on.
The last article of clothing was a heinous sweater that looked like someone had let a preschooler go ham on with a pair of scissors. I think she was trying to appeal to my edgy style, but… the sweater was so poorly executed that I’d never pay $48 for it, even if I had an expendable income, which I don’t.
The last piece was a dainty three-tier necklace. I liked it.
As I sat back, I realized there was only one item I “liked.” Because I had already been charged the $20 styling fee which gets credited toward any item you buy, I figured it was worth it to pay an additional $18 for the necklace. Admittedly, though, I’ve only worn it a handful of times.
I didn’t give lousy feedback on this Fix. I was just honest about how I felt about the items, how they didn’t fit, were a bit too pricey, etc. But you guys, Mariah got FIRED as my stylist!!!!! I realized this when my next Fix came and it was now Gaby writing me a cute note about what items she had selected for me.
There was no explanation about where Mariah went, but damn… seems like a cutthroat work environment. Like, had I had a say in the matter, I wouldn’t have said I wanted a new stylist. That being said, Gaby does seem like a better fit for me. She has been doing an amazing job capturing my style and finding items that fit me perfectly. Check out some of the great spring items she sent me. Honestly, she was the only reason I had cute outfits for the cruise.
I want to point out that Gaby had sent me a different maxi dress in a prior Fix and when I sent it back, I gave her feedback that I prefer sleeveless maxi dresses and that I didn’t like the large floral print. In the very next Fix, my girl delivered with that divine French Grey halter maxi with an understated floral print. It is honestly my favorite item I’ve received so far. The deep purple color is even more rich in person. The cut is beyond flattering. And it’s so soft. And of course, I love that I don’t have to wear a bra with it — itty bitty titties for the win! 😉 But on a serious note, I love that she really takes my feedback and uses it!
All of that being said, ever since I started Stitch Fix in January, my bank account has been rocking nervously in some dark corner of my house. As you can see,
some all of these items have hefty price tags. But I swear, when they fit the way they do… it’s hard to say no. They’re also great quality items.
Thus, I’ve come to a decision to keep my Stitch Fix subscription, but adjust the frequency of my Fixes to once every three months. I think that’s a fair compromise. I can still enjoy the experience without breaking the bank every month.
If you’d like to give Stitch Fix a try, use my referral code! You’ll get your first styling fee ($20) waived, so you’re really trying the service risk free… other than risking falling in love with it and not being able to stop using it.
I’m just looking out for you and trying to spread the love like Felicia did for me. But also, by using my code, you’re looking out for me by getting me a $25 credit. 😉 So thanks for supporting a broke sista who loves clothes… but is too lazy to shop… and sucks at finding shit that fits her… so instead she has to resort to a stranger named
Mariah Gaby to build a trendy wardrobe.