Happy 2017 lovely ladies of Stitch Fix! We all made it into this fresh, beautiful, brand new year, and I wish you all will have the best time in it. I hope you’ll continue to join me on this space, and on TheBoxQueen social media this year too; we’ll have so much fun as always!
This year also marks the beginning of the 4th year of TheBoxQueen. Balloons and confetti ladies!! (and as it also marks my 4th year of reviewing Stitch Fix, a $50 Stitch Fix Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate with waits for you at the end of this post- make sure to enter :-)) I am so excited for a new year of sharing my love of style, fitness, sub boxes and all around life with you ladies. I am of course excited for all the new Stitch Fix Boxes I’ll be receiving and reviewing too. <3
UPDATE 2: February 2017 Stitch Fix Review + $350 Gift Card Giveaway is Live!
UPDATE: 2nd Stitch Fix January 2017 Review & New Stitch Fix Gift Card Giveaway is Live!
If you are new to TheBoxQueen, I invite you to start from here to read about how Stitch Fix works, and how to get the best Stitch Fix possible for you!! Also below find some of my Stitch Fix highlights.
You can find my Pinterest Stitch Fix board here. I update it regularly with new Stitch Fix pieces available, and my own SF outfits.
STITCH FIX HIGHLIGHTS
- How I choose my Stitch Fix Items
- How to get your Best Fix
- Stitch Fix Remix where I re-style previous keeper items
- Best Stitch Fix Outfits 2016
- Best of Stitch Fix Outfits 2015 – A Recap of My Best SF looks & How to Recreate
- SF Reviews 2016: Stitch Fix January Review 1 – Stitch Fix January Review 2
- February 2016 Stitch Fix Review + March 2016 Stitch Fix Review + First SF Box April + Second April Stitch Fix Review
- May 2016 Stitch Fix Review + First June 2016 Review + First July Box Review + Second July Box , August Stitch Fix Review
- Stitch Fix Septemer 2016, Stitch Fix October 2016, Stitch Fix November, Stitch Fix December 2016
- My Stitch Fix Shoe Styles
- Stitch Fix Men – My Husbands First Box
How Stitch Fix Works and How to Get Your Best Fix
At Stitch Fix Website, you fill out a VERY detailed style profile. They ask everything from your height, weight, to top and bottom sizes. You include details on the types of styles you like such as glamorous, preppy or boho as well as a bunch of info on how you want things to fit.
Theboxqueen’s Tip: Be as honest with yourself here as possible. I remember when I first filled my style profile, I answered the Q’s with more of what I dream my style to be rather than what was actually needed for my current lifestyle. I am a mom of three young kids. I love glam style, and incorporate that into my life here and there. The truth is most glam pieces are not functional for my everyday life. I now ask for more casual styles.
My suggestion is to fill out the style profile even if you are not ready to order just now; it’ll give you an idea on your style and you’ll get a sense on what Stitch Fix is about.
- You pay a $20 styling fee upfront. This is applied to your keepers, so if you keep at least one piece you don’t lose it. Also when you keep your whole box ( like I did a couple times so far) you get 25% off the entire purchase. I always keep at least one piece as I would hate to lose my styling fee.
- Make a Pinterest board that is a good representation of your style. Pin types of Stitch Fix pieces you like as well as your own photos so the stylists can see who they are styling and your fashion choices.
Theboxqueen’s Tip: Here is my personal Stitch Fix Pinterest Board. I pin what I like from Stitch Fix here as well as how I styled previous pieces so the stylists can get a better idea of what I like, my body type etc. I think these all help them find the best pieces for me. Feel free to join me there to see what I am liking from new SF items, and my new SF outfits.
- Leave detailed notes to your stylist when you check out. When it’s time for checking out, they ask you for feedback on your fix. Write why you loved your keeper item(s), and the specific reasons why a piece didn’t work for you.
Theboxqueen’s Tip: I always make sure to include details such as ” The waist was a tad too tight” or ” The color wasn’t flattering on me” or ” The skirt was two inches too short for my taste”. The more specific the better.
- Make requests but know that there are no guarantees. One fun thing about Stitch Fix is the surprise factor, and how it pushes you out of your comfort zone.
- If you don’t want to wait too long for fixes, sign up for automatic shipments. You can determine the frequency. I usually go for once a month nowadays but I may make it more frequent again once the new season rolls in.
- You have three days to decide, and mix and match with your own clothes. When you are done, you send back everything you don’t want to keep; in a prepaid envelope included with your box. Love how quick and easy this system works.
- I love that SF now offers exchanges. Do you love your items but need a smaller or bigger size? Just let them know to make an exchange.
- Stitch Fix now offers petite, and maternity styles and recently started Men’s Styling. YAY!!!!!
I get a lot of e-mails with the question ” What do you ask for in your personal style profile?“.
I ask for pieces that are suitable for a mom of three kids under the age of 12, but who also loves cool, trendy items that can easily be mixed and matched. I think you can definitely be a mom, and stay chic especially with comfy pieces high on style. In addition, I ask for colors, a variety of textures, and prints. I think these bring life to your closet, and also to your existing outfits.
Ready to see what I got in the first Stitch Fix of the year? I thought so! 🙂 I can’t wait to show them all to you. This month I received a patterned tunic, a burgundy cardigan, a pair of glam heels, a crossbody bag, and finally a dress with laser cut details. Let’s begin lovelies.
Stitch Fix styled the tie waist tunic in a casual jeans look as well as a fancier skirt outfit. Btw I have the fringe crossbody they show on the styling card. I kept it from this review. So pretty!
Dee Elle Abey Tie Waist Tunic ($64)
Style Tip: This tunic (see this similar style I also love, comes in 3 colors) has so many pretty elements to it. The color mix is beautiful, the small V neck is very flattering, and the length is just right. I also like the drawstring detail as it provides definition. I paired the tunic with my favorite ripped jeans ( current similar style) and latest shoe addition, purple pumps. The crossbody bag (I also love this leather version) that also came in January Stitch Fix box was the final touch to my boho chic look with an edge.
Status – Returned
For all of you ladies that are looking for a tunic, pin this beauty as it is really a gorgeous piece, and the design details are universally flattering. I bought this tunic recently in color blue so I had to pass this one up. Loved this Dee Elle piece and it was a bit hard to put it back in the return envelope I’ll openly admit.
Street Level Braylen Structured Saddle Bag ($54)
The Street Level saddle bag was one of the pieces I pinned on my Stitch Fix Pinterest Board. It’s big enough to hold more than your essentials, it comes in a rich red color that is striking in person, and to top it all it has a big tassel attached, very on trend! If you are looking for a vegan leather option this is your bag ladies, and if you need the leather version I LOVE this one.
Status – Returned
I was trying to decide between my eventual keeper piece (which I adore btw) and this bag. In the end I decided to go with the leather version of the bag for my closet. I use crossbody bags so much that I thought I may as well. If you want a seasonal red bag though this one is certainly a beauty. I do have a green vegan leather bag from Stitch Fix that I still use from time to time.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Top: Stitch Fix (Similar Tunic) | Jeans: Old ( Love this Similar Style) | Bag: Stitch Fix ( Love this Option) | Shoes: Vince Camuto (Kept from this Trunk Club Review) Jewelry: Wantable (All Wantable Reviews here)
Stitch Fix styled Brixon Ivy Laser Cut Dress in a classic look as well as an edgier, modern outfit layered with a moto jacket.
Brixon Ivy James Laser Cut Dress ($78)
Style Tip: This dress is in a bold, gorgeous blue, and the scalloped details add a light, girly feel to it. As the dress (also love this lace dark blue dress) is a solid color, and plain otherwise, I wanted to bring in some sparkle with my accessories. I added designer jewelry from this months Rocksbox, including the crystal earrings I got & kept from them. ( If you still have not tried your FREE MONTH of Rocksbox you are seriously missing out. I LOVE having an ever changing high quality jewelry closet from them. – Get your FREE MONTH here with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo )
The red embroidered clutch (see this super cute option) brought in a fun element, and the stunning cage heels (almost identical -same brand) that also came in January Stitch Fix box added a feminine touch that I love.
Status – Returned
If you’ve seen my Best of Stitch Fix 2016, and Best Party Outfits posts recently, I have a few of this type of dresses. In addition, although I did like this dress, it did not completely wow me for some reason. I did like the shape & fit.
Dress: Stitch Fix ( Love this Similar Style, Pretty Option 2) | Shoes: Stitch Fix ( Identical Pair Same Brand) | Clutch: Old – (LOVE this embroidered option) | Jewelry: Rocksbox ( Get your FREE MONTH here with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo )
RECREATE THE LOOK
BCBGeneration Thatcher T-Strap Caged Heel ($110)
How gorgeous are these heels? I love the material, the straps, and the heel.
Status – Returned
I returned this pair because I found this almost identical pair of heels from the same brand on major sale!! I of course grabbed them. At under $45 I thought I could not go wrong.
Stitch Fix showed the versataility of the RD Cocoon Cardigan by pairing it with jeans and a lovely dress.
RD Style Warren Airy Knit Cocoon Cardigan ($58)
This burgundy cocoon cardigan attracted my attention the moment it came out of the Stitch Fix box. This season I am having a burgundy fest with my wardrobe, and I loved the unique dropped arms, the chunky knit along with the long length of the cardi. My choice was between this piece and the bag but I must say the cardigan finished very strong. It has been worn two times already in less than a week.
Style Tip: I paired my keeper piece with ripped boyfriend jeans, a grey long sleeve top, and my teal pumps. Ladies try light pink with burgundy. I think it is an unexpected pairing and looks pretty. I added a pink bag (love this one), and a couple eye catching jewelry pieces including a House of Harlow necklace, and designer earrings.
Status – Kept
I LOVED the cardigan, and kept it. <3
Top: Elizabeth & Clarke – From This Review ( Sign up to get their fab shirts here, 10% OFF with CODE: CBOXQUEEN10 ) | Cardigan: Stitch Fix ( Love this Similar Option) | Jeans: Old ( Like This Option Too) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Jewelry & Bag: Vogue Tote ( Get your first Vogue Tote 50% OFF with CODE: VTBQueen50 )
RECREATE THE LOOK
OVERALL IMPRESSIONS: Once again my stylist sent me a box full of pretties, and gave me a great addition to my closet. Ladies I, after 51!!!! boxes, think you should definitely try Stitch Fix. After so many years with the personal styling service, I can say realistically that it cheers up your wardrobe and adds a fun touch to it. Use all the tips I gave above, write detailed notes to your stylist and tell me all about your first box lovelies. <3
Which outfit is your favorite ladies? Have you received anything special from Stitch Fix lately? I would love to hear it all. <3
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