My First Stitch Fix for My Trip to Costa Rica
I got my first Stitch Fix in preparation for my trip to Costa Rica. I was so excited to open that little box, and I wasn’t disappointed!
Before I give you my detailed review, let’s go through the basics of what Stitch Fix is and how to use it. Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.
How Stitch Fix works:
- Sign up for a Stitch Fix account.
- Fill out your style profile. The profile helps your stylist understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes. You are going to try to be very specific details on sizes you wear, styles you like, colors you like, types of clothes you like, and what types of clothing you are specifically looking for.
- Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment. That’s right you get to pick and choose what day you want your fix! They will send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment. If you choose to receive regularly scheduled shipments, they will automatically schedule the delivery date for your next shipment. You can always choose an alternative date that better suits your needs or opt out of regularly scheduled shipments entirely (which is what I did). Stitch Fix does not require a membership fee or a monthly subscription.
- A Stitch Fix stylists will take your style profile, sizes, and preferences and put together a box of clothing based upon what they think you’ll like and what they think will work well for you.
- Your fix arrives in the mail. You’ll have a three days to go through the box, try on the clothes, and then choose to keep any that you liked and ship back any that didn’t work. Simply return the items you don’t want in our pre-paid mailing bag and drop it in any USPS mailbox.
- Check out by logging into your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, they give you 25% off the entire purchase!
- You need to be really specific in what you ask for. For instance, if you are looking for jeans ask for those along with what size you normally take and what wash or look you are going for.
- Create a Pinterest board with images that your stylet can see. You can link this to your Stitch Fix account. At times, you will find Pinterest has older items that the stylist can no longer get, but she can look for something similar. Pin items and then specifically ask for those in your next box.
- If you don’t love your first or second box, don’t give up! Give your stylist honest feedback on the clothes like colors, fit, material, price and it will get better over time. The stylist will take your feedback to heart and do a better job of picking out items that you’ll love.
Now back to the real point of the blog, my first Stitch Fix review.
What I got in my box: two tops, one romper, one pair of pants and a necklace.
Chandler Wide Leg Pants – I would have never in a million years picked these pants because of the print. I don’t buy prints very often, but to say I love them would be an understatement. Kudos to my stylist for picking these babies out. They are just the right length for me, and at 5’2” that’s saying something. I asked for something comfortable to wear on our trip to Costa Rica, and these certainly hit the mark. Additionally, the pants are so cute!
Ralphie Romper – This was cute but didn’t fit right at all. The cut in the front was way too low for me. Additionally, the fit was off in the hip area, which is unfortunate because yet again the fabric was amazing and the print was cool.
Verdict: Sent Back
Garland Keyhole Halter Blouse – I loved this blouse, but the fit was a little strange on me. The neck area seemed uncomfortable. However, the color and the fabric was amazing. It’s too bad that it didn’t fit quite right on me.
Verdict: Sent Back
Necklace – I didn’t like this necklace not pictured above (sorry next fix I will take more pictures). The style was not me and to be quite honest I don’t wear a lot of the jewelry I already own. I have now updated my fix not to include jewelry. Additionally, just a sticking point for me is that the jewelry is all fake, so why spend more on it when I can go to Charming Charlie and get a few things for $20-$30. Plus, I love that store because it’s organized in colors. And yes, I am that OCD person.
Verdict: Sent Back
Lace Detailed Cap Blouse – Wow, this top is amazing! Cut outs and lace are in this season, and this top is not only in style, but it’s great for so many occasions. I can wear it to the office (yes, I do go there at times), I can wear it on date night or out with friends. The fabric is so soft and will be great for the hot Texas summers.
Two out of five is not a bad percentage at all, especially considering I can go to a store, spend 2+ hours there and come out with nothing. I spent the 10 minutes filling out my profile, and maybe another 5 minutes writing my stylist a message about what I was looking for. I had already had a Pinterest board for clothing, so I just linked to that. No muss, no fuss and a fun box delivered to my door. Yes, I think I will keep doing this!
Read what you should pack for your trip to Costa Rica: 8 Essentials to Pack When Going to Costa Rica