We are only three days away from the first official day of spring. (Yayyy!!) I did not even notice how fast the first weeks of March have gone by because our home renovations are still not completed, and they are taking up so much of my time. We are getting our hardwood floors worked on, we are putting new tile in the kitchen, and our upstair carpets are changing this coming week. I have a long weekend ahead of me of boxing toys, clothes, and knick knacks and hopefully some purging of stuff will happen as well. Oh la la!
In the midst of this all, my perfectly styled, season appropriate Stitch Fix box has been such a welcome surprise, and a great reason to take a breather to try on some fab pieces. My stylist sent me some items that she knows I would love, but also included a couple that she thought it would be nice for me to try. I am glad she did encourage me to take a chance as this box’s keeper item is one I would not normally gravitate towards. (and one I am pretty much in love with right now)
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 2017: First January 2017 Stitch Fix Review , February 2017 Stitch Fix Review
- 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.
STITCH FIX PRICE MATCH UPDATE: I’ve heard that Stitch Fix matched prices if you can find the exact same piece in a lower price point elsewhere but over the many years I’ve been receiving the service, I’ve never experienced this myself. Until last month that is in this January Review. I fell in love with these BCBGeneration heels the moment I saw them. As its a well known, and widely available brand, I did a research and found them for less. I am happy to report that Stitch Fix Customer Service was SUPER helpful and they matched the online price for the heels. I LOVE Stitch Fix even more. (like that was possible 🙂
My March Stitch Fix Box managed to make me giddy like usual. Ready to take a tour inside to see the contents with me? Let’s begin.
As a little reminder, you’ll find my style tips, thought process in how I decide to keep or send back each piece, and all outfit details under the photos. I also show you ladies, in all my reviews, how you can recreate each of my looks with visuals. They are clickable; just go to the lower corner, and the click would take you to the item you would like to learn more about.
I like that Stitch Fix Styling Cards now has Outfit Suggestion 1, and 2 written on them. Obviously we knew before too that they were different, suggested looks but I like the extra text anyways. 🙂
Stitch Fix styled the pearl embellished jeans casually in the first look, and went glam with heels, and a clutch in the second.
Lila Ryan Liza Pearl Skinny Jean ($98)
It took me a minute to warm up to these jeans. I guess I was not expecting them to come out of my box for some reason, and at first I wasn’t entirely sure whether they were cute or fussy. After I put the pair on though my mind changed completely. This pair has such a natural feeling fit, and the pearls really elevate which ever top you pair the pants with.
My dear Stitch Fix stylist, I love you for making me think out of the box once in a while. I find myself warming up to things that I would not pick up myself, and sometimes magic happens and I even keep those said things. (I’ll come to this later in the review, wink, wink 🙂
Style Tip: The white pearls on the jeans reminded me of this darling new top with lace trim, shirred fabric, and off the shoulder style. I wanted to bring spring to my outfit and added floral pumps. (similar style I LOVE) When accessorizing I chose one of my favorite statement necklaces for a glam feel, and also used my crossbody Rebecca Minkoff printed bag as a clutch by taking off the shoulder strap.
Top: Shirred Off The Shoulder Top | Jeans: Stitch Fix ( Similar Style, Same Fit Not Embellished) | Shoes: Boutique/Old ( Floral Pumps ) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff sold out (Same brand same style) | Necklace: Old (LOVE this Statement Piece) | Earrings: Rocksbox (Get your FREE MONTH here, try my fave jewelry service commitment free)
RECREATE THE LOOK
STATUS – RETURNED
As much as I ended up loving this pair of jeans, I recently purchased two skinnies (which you’ll see very soon) , albeit without embellishments but skinnies nevertheless, and thought another would be overdoing it for spring. If you are looking for an embellished pair, I say request Liza Pearl ladies, there is a big possibility you may like them too.
Stitch Fix styled the lace bib top in a casual chic outfit in the first look, and full on feminine style in the second. Btw, I’ve received the peep toe booties in the second outfit in this review, and remember them to be quite stunning.
JELLA C Fourie Lace Bib Blouse ($38)
Stitch Fix does the sleeveless top with interesting details so well. I have so many pieces similar to this one from previous boxes. I love the mint green tone of the Jella C Fourie Lace Bib Blouse.
Style Tip: As the sleeveless top is in a solid color that can combine with many others beautifully, I decided to pair it with this bell sleeve jacket that not only has a lovely print but also unexpectedly mixed beautiful color palette. I think the mint brought out the mustards in the piece and made the colors pop. I wanted to ground the busy-ness of the top part of the outfit with these navy cargo pants, and once again introduced color with the mauve heels (see its in other colors) that I kept from this Stitch Fix Review.
STATUS – RETURNED
This is such a pretty top, however I’ve had my eye on a couple similar pieces I linked to below, and as I mentioned I’ve so far kept so many of similar items from Stitch Fix.
RECREATE THE LOOK
Jacket: Free People Bell Sleeve | Top: Stitch Fix (Similar Top I Love, This is Another Pretty Option) | Pants: Cargo Willow & Clay | Bag: Stella & Dot c/o | Shoes: BCBGeneration kept via Stitch Fix ( kept from this review) | Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox + Bracelet: Nakamol Wrap via Rocksbox ( Get Your FREE MONTH of Rocksbox here) | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs kept via Trunk Club
I wish listed this wrap bracelet on Rocksbox, it feels very spring like with the beads, and I love the cool layered design. Find all my Rocksbox Reviews here. Get your own FREE MONTH with this link, and try the jewelry service commitment free. <3
RECREATE THE LOOK
I love how Stitch Fix styled the neck tie dress in both of the outfit suggestions. I wear a lot of moto jacket, heels, dress combos, and I am especially partial to the leopard pumps in the second look.
FRENCH GREY Rosanna Neck Tie Detail Dress ($54)
How gorgeous is the bright red tone of this dress? I love how cheerful it is! I’ve always thought Stitch Fix carries amazing dresses, and I’ve kept countless styles from my previous boxes. This dress is not an exception, and is as cute, and the neck tie detail is a nice touch. Although I could not find the exact dress, I found this very similar, and a bit longer version on sale.
Style Tip: As this dress is self accessorized with the neck tie, all I did was bring in sparkle with accessories. I kept everything else neutral with this bag, and platform sandals. (similar neutral I love) Since I kept this Loren Hope bracelet from Rocksbox (the link will give you a Free Month) I’ve literally worn it close to a thousand times I think, and featured it on the blog in so many posts as well. It’s such a great piece.
STATUS – RETURNED
I thought this dress was pretty, and very summer like in terms of the bright color. I would have liked it maybe an inch longer but this is not a problem as I always wear slip shorts (in various lengths) inside short dresses which makes length a non issue.
I ended up sending the dress back as for my taste the neck area felt too restricted, and not exactly smt I felt like I would get a lot of use out of. For me versatility is super important as I love to get creative with clothes I own, and did feel like this dress would not offer that as I can’t layer it with necklaces or scarves etc.
Dress: Stitch Fix (Love this Similar Style On Sale for Under $20) | Shoes: Old (Similar Style) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Jewelry: Wantable (Order Style Edit to receive jewelry – new update)
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Another Stitch Fix Style card that made me go I would wear every piece featured was the above one which showed the Alice Blue cardigan. Love both the casual, and girly versions.
ALICE BLUE Kiki Embroidery Detail Cardigan ($58)
The Alice Blue cardigan is a very lightweight, easy to wear piece. It has the sweetest flower embroidery, and pockets too. I must say I loved every bit of this cardigan and if you can get your hands on it, and if you need a cardi, can’t recommend it enough.
STATUS – RETURNED
I know after all the above praise you thought I would say I kept the cardigan and I admit I had a very hard time putting it in the return envelope. Its just the piece that is so my style, in fact you could see me in a similar outfit a couple times a week. I surprised myself by sending it back however I am moving away from cardigans a bit for a little while ( can’t do that for too long haha) My cardi collection is getting a bit ridiculous.
BC FOOTWEAR Have-A-Heart Lace-Up Ballet Flat ($65)
I’ll tell you exactly what I wrote for these lace-up ballet shoes while checking out on my Stitch Fix account. I said I am usually not a fan of flats (but have some pairs that are exception) but these ones made me a believer in cute ones existing. I would have never thought of choosing this one to receive from Stitch Fix, I would probably send myself one of their stunning heels like the BCBGeneration pink ones I shared in the second outfit here.
I am so happy my stylist takes the initiative to send me pieces out of my norm. I can’t be more in love with these gold flats with the most adorable lace-ups. They are so very comfy too. <3
Cardigan: Stitch Fix (similar style) | Tee: V Neck Blush Madewell | Jeans: Skinny Crop Pair Lace-Up Flats: BC Footwear via Stitch Fix | Layered Necklace: Rocksbox (Get your Free Month Here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
STATUS – KEPT
LOVE them, KEPT them, and will frequently WEAR them! 🙂
RECREATE THE LOOK
OVERALL IMPRESSIONS: Once again, my Stitch Fix stylist delivered a cheerful, happy box of gorgeous spring pieces. I could have kept any piece, I loved everything so much but ultimately decided on the super cute lace-up ballet flats. I am impressed that Stitch Fix persuaded me to get flats as I am usually a heels girl. I know I’ll wear this pair all through spring. I can wholeheartedly recommend you the service after years of being a paying customer myself. You can sign up here if you would like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, and thanks so much if you decide to use my link. <3
$350 Stitch Fix Giveaway: We are holding another fab Stitch Fix giveaway with a few blogger friends; make sure to stop by this post and enter lovelies.
Which of my pieces are your favorites ladies? Tell me lovelies, did you get a great piece from Stitch Fix recently? Which piece from Stitch Fix made you think out of the box, and changed your mind? I would love to chat Stitch Fix with you as always!!
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