Thoughts on Using Stitch Fix for an Event

After trying Stitch Fix earlier this year, I decided to order my second fix and see if my stylist could help me find something pageant interview appropriate.

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

How Stitch Fix Works

  1.  Fill out a style profile and share your likes and dislikes with your stylist. I recommend putting together a Pinterest board.
  2. Schedule your box. They can be sent to you automatically or you can schedule a box one at a time.
  3. Pay $20 when your box is styled.
  4. Get excited while you wait for your box.
  5. Open your box and try on everything your stylist sends you.
  6. Decide what to keep and what to send back. (You have 3 days to do this.)
  7. Share your thoughts at check out so your stylist has a better idea of what to send you next time.
  8. Send back any pieces you don’t want. (Shipping is free!)

Unboxing My Second Stitch Fix and First Impressions!

The Subscription: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 a box styling fee (The fee is deducted from the items you purchase.)
The Products: Clothes, Shoes, Accessories
Ships to: US

Inside Fix #2

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

Dress #1 – Pixley Millie Textured Kit Dress -$68

I’m not wild about gray, and the style isn’t flattering to my figure, so this is a pass for me. Verdict: Sent back. 

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

Dress #2 – Pixley Meena Knit Dress – $78

I really like the style of this dress. The price is right, and the dress looks pageant interview appropriate; however, the sizing is awkward. The bodice feels two sizes too big while the hips feel a size too small. Sadly, this is a pass. Verdict: Sent back.

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

Dress #3 – Donna Morgan Cam Gathered Waist Dress – $118

The print is really pretty, and I like the gathered waist, but the price is more than what I want to spend. The style is a little bit too conservative for what I’m looking for, but the fit is perfect. I’d keep it if the dress was cheaper. Verdict: Sent back.

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

Top #1 – Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse – $64

This top is cute, but since I’m looking for dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits, I didn’t even consider keeping it. Verdict: Sent back.

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces. Here's why I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates.

Top #2 – 41Hawthorn Lyone Crew Neck Blouse – $58

This top is my favorite of the two, but since it’s not what I’m looking for, it’s a pass. Verdict: Sent back.

Thoughts

For my second Stitch Fix, I asked my stylist for pageant interview appropriate pieces, specifically shift dresses and jumpsuits. I wish a jumpsuit or romper had been included in the mix or at least all dresses. Since I didn’t ask for tops, I’m confused why I was sent two unless it’s because in my first fix I had asked for all tops.

This is only my second fix, and from all the reviews I’ve read, it takes some trial and error in order to get consistently good fixes. I, also, had a different stylist this time around, although I don’t know how much that matters unless you’ve been with the same stylist for several fixes.

This box has taught me that shopping for such a specific look is probably not the best use of this styling service. I think Stitch Fix is better for general wardrobe updates, like if you are looking to update your wardrobe for the new season or are looking for vacation clothes.

Happily, I had a special offer for this fix and didn’t have to pay the styling fee. While the $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase, you lose the fee if you don’t keep anything from your box. The retail cost of this box is $386.00, but had I kept all five pieces I would have received a 25% discount bringing the cost of the box down to $289.50.

If you want to try Stitch Fix, I’d love it if you used my referral link! When you refer a friend, you receive a $25 credit, so it definitely pays to share the love.

Do you use Stitch Fix?

P.S. You can see what I got in my first fix here. This top has become a favorite!

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38 comments

  1. Oh this sounds like an interesting service, I guess it depends on the type of shopper you are, looks like you did get some cute looks out it. But I can see how it would have some pit falls. I am such a good bargain hunter I think I could handle this all on my own.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

  2. I’ve come to the conclusion that Stitch Fix is really best for people who want to look good but don’t have time for, or don’t like to shop. Even for general wardrobe updates, if you are looking for specific pieces, it seems hard. Though, I do wonder if the pageant interview style is maybe just hard to hit the right note with, since you specifically said you don’t want too conservative and by default for most interviews I’d go more conservative.

    You look cute in these, but I hope you are able to find stuff that really works for what you want! This was very helpful to see how they did styling for a specific event or need.

  3. I really like dress #3! Grated it is on the pricey side. I see what you mean about the special event thing, I’d get so stressed waiting for the box to arrive and missing out on valuable shopping time! Plus I’d never be organised enough to order it far enough in advance, so if there was nothing good in the box I’d be out panic shopping the night before….

  4. I’ve read mixed reviews on Stitch Fix and from what i gather it definitely sounds like it’s better for everyday wardrobe items than occasion specific looks. It’s a good thing you didn’t have to pay the styling fee since you didn’t choose to keep any of the items.

  5. I pretty much agree with you. I kind of like the first dress, but I like gray pieces in general. The other ones are so-so. Next time they really need to send you some rompers and jumpsuits!

  6. I’ve never tried it! It’s a shame that the Pixley Meena Knit Dress didn’t have better proportions because you could really rock it. And all of them! I’m sad about the verdicts, but what can you do!

  7. Bummer that they didn’t get it quite right on the dresses. That one dress is lovely, but the price is a little high. I would have sent it back too.

  8. So sorry there wasn’t antpything you loved like last month’s top!! I love that first dress on you but your rationale for sending these pieces back makes sense!! Maybe 3rd time will be the charm. 😉

  9. Despite you wanting all tops for your first box, they should look at your new requirements only so that’s odd they didn’t stick to all dresses or add a romper or something else you asked for. Not the best service there. I can see how this would be better if you’re looking for all types of new clothes, like you said.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

  10. I do use Stitch Fix and I do like it. It is a little bit pricey, but they pick items that I do not have time to look for and they are usually things I would like. These dresses look so cute on you!

  11. Too bad about the fit on that second dress, coz I like the style of that one as well. Thanks for the great review on this:) Not in Canada, but still…:D

  12. Too bad none of the options were what you were looking for, but I could see how this option would be great for someone that is short on time and needs a few more wardrobe pieces.

  13. I really like the style/pattern of the first dress the most. I think it is a bummer they didn’t send you all dresses! I asked for lace up sandals once and got a pair of lace up sneakers from them! Lol! There is def. some miscommunication at times!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  14. I’ve never used Stitch Fix, but I always love seeing others. That is probably a wise take away about using it for a very specific item. I think all the pieces look great on you, but it is hard when you know what you have in mind.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. Thank you for the honest, engaging review. I actually rather liked the first dress on you and think that style of scooped neckline is very becoming. Of course though, you have to love it though, and if you don’t, that’s what counts.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  16. I get frustrated when I ask for specific items in my styling subscription boxes, only to get something totally irrelevant. I don’t know if it’s because the stylists want to introduce you to something new or what. Using a styling service for a specific occasion is tricky because you know what’s appropriate and have something specific in mind. You just want the stylist to send you items that meet that criteria. But I suppose the stylist’s job is to style you, not just send you what you want. Hence my frustration with styling services. lol

    My husband is using Trunk Club and just got his second box. He’s had the same stylist both times, and she really nailed the second box. There’s a lot of communication before the box is sent out, so maybe Trunk Club is worth trying out? I know the price point is higher, but you don’t have to pay a styling fee. You only pay for what you keep. He loves it!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

  17. The idea for this business sounds good in the abstract but doesn’t seem to work out in real-life. Our fashion-choices are so individual and reflect our unique personality; it’s rare a stranger can accurately guess them. BTW, I’d love to see you in some rompers and jumpsuits. I’m very into those items right now and seeing what you’d do with them would be instructive.

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