Stitch Fix Friday: Fix #1

Let me tell you a little about my shopping and fashion skills: if it can’t be purchased at Target, Ross or TJ Maxx, I’m probably never going to wear it. I just don’t have the patience to sift through the shops at the mall when I know most of the clothes won’t fit or flatter my thick body.

Enter Stitch Fix. It’s a service that sends you 5 new pieces of clothing/accessories to try every shipment, and the styling fee is only $20 (which is then credited to your purchase). You simply return the items you don’t want, and you’re only charged for the pieces you keep. You get to pick the frequency of your shipments, and you can cancel/reschedule if needed as well. The whole thing is customizable, and from what I understand, the shipments get better and better as the stylists learn more about your unique style and fit preferences.

My good friend Erica has been using Stitch Fix for months, and the images from her shipments (check her out on Instagram) finally convinced me to try it out for myself. And of course I’m gonna blog about it and share my experience!

I received my first shipment yesterday, and within it was a personal note & styling sheet from my stylist with accessorizing ideas for each item. So handy! I tried my best to follow the advice, but I didn’t own some of the pieces she recommended (which is why I’m using the service). So I just did what I could.

Here is what I received in Fix #1!

Piece #1: Liverpool Paley Lace Printed Denim Short $44 (shirt & shoes & Fitbit are mine)

These shorts were crazy comfortable because they’re stretchy, but they felt a tad big. I might contact them to see if I can get a size smaller, but according to their FAQs, that isn’t always possible. Worth a try!

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Piece #2: Zad Marianna Layered Beaded Necklace $34

This necklace is adorable, but I had a hard time figuring out how it should lay on me. I fixed it about 6 times, and you can see how it ended up. But it felt like a solid piece, and I liked that part a lot. I also loved the color.

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Piece #3: Skies are Blue Haxby V-Neck Top $44 (jeans are mine)

This shirt was really comfortable, but I’m not sure un-fitted or flowy tops like this are super flattering on me. I want to love them so much though! I do really like the v-neck part. It always helps my boobs look like they aren’t falling down to my knees.

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Piece #4: Collective Concepts Leeds Crochet Detail Top $64

I think this top could be cute on someone else, but me? No.

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Piece #5: Gilli Darby Maxi Dress $78

I was supposed to try on the necklace with this dress, but I didn’t. Oops. I’m not asking my poor husband to go out and take more photos! Anyway, this dress. It’s so beautiful, and it’s not too long for my 5’1″ body! Double win. But it does not sit well on my torso at all. I tried pulling it up some, and that didn’t help. Dang.

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And that was my shipment! I wouldn’t say I fell in love with any of it, which is making a purchase difficult because I have a pretty strong shopping policy: If I don’t LOVE it, I don’t buy it. But #1-3 weren’t bad at all. And I am absolutely digging the little style sheet that was included. I just don’t have natural accessorizing skills, and those details help me a lot.

So while I probably won’t keep any of these pieces, I’m excited to give my stylist feedback and see what happens with my second fix next month! If you are interested in trying out Stitch Fix, click here. Make sure you let me know how it goes! (Tag me on IG or Twitter: @nicolehnit).

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Stitch Fix serves women sizes 0-14 (XS – XL). Another similar option is Gwynnie Bee which is a clothing rental subscription service catering to women sizes 10–32. A close friend is using that and she’s looking fabulous!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Stitch Fix and they are not compensating me for this post. However, if you sign up using my link, I will receive a referral credit. Thank you for your support!

Comments

  1. says

    My sister has been using stitch fix and loving it. She has a pretty classic minimal style and she has loved the help with new pieces out of her comfort zone. I loved those shorts on you.
    I’ve been using gwynnie bee to transition through sizes. Great idea. :-)

    • Nicole says

      Danielle, thank you! I’m excited to try things I wouldn’t normally pick out at the store. Using GB to transition is SO smart! I wish I would have done that instead of spending so much damn money at Kohl’s LOL.

  2. Shannon says

    Hi Nicole-
    I love the shorts and agree they are a tad big-especially because items with stretch grow as they are worn. I have to disagree w/ you on one item- the hot pink shirt looks awesome on you. I think it is lively and fun. Looks nice with shorts but could be dressed up w/ black pants or capris.
    I also use Gwennie Bee when in between sizes. It is fun!

  3. says

    I am addicted to Stitch Fix! Just wanted to let you know that I found those Liverpool shorts on Amazon so if SF doesn’t have the smaller size, you might be able to get them there.

  4. says

    Hi Nicole,
    I just started Stitch Fix about a month ago, and have been scouring the internet looking for StitchFixers with a similar body type to mine, whereupon I came across your blog. I am somewhere between 5’1″ and 5’2″ have a large chest, thick waist and weigh currently 142-145lbs, although a year ago I was 166lbs. Like you, I live a fit lifestyle. It is refreshing to see someone with the same fit issues (boobs, petite) as me, and I also think the information about yourself you share in your blog is interesting and inspiring.
    I am curious to see if you continue with stitch fix, and if your fixes improve (especially since you blog about them, and I don’t). I am on my fourth fix, and after my 3rd fix of boxy blousey shapeless tops, I was about to call it quits when I got an email from them offering me a credit, and really honing in on my style. So my fourth fix was markedly improved. I’ll be checking back to see if you’ve had much luck and how you style each garment.

    Take care,
    Jessica

    • Nicole says

      Hey Jessica! Thanks for your comment! I am definitely planning to continue with Stitch Fix, but I’m only doing it monthly. I’m glad to hear they improved – even if it took four tries! Definitely check back and keep me updated your upcoming fixes!