April Stitch Fix Review

I am not your typical girl. I hate to go shopping.

There. I said it.

I love clothes, I adore shoes, and I pine after cute jewelry. Really, I do! But ever since my first child was born, oh, 12 years ago…I have a very difficult time shopping for my own clothes. It got much worse after my second child was born. Going in and out of dressing rooms with armfuls of clothes and leaving stores without buying a thing is just depressing!

The problem: I’m a weird size. There’s no other way to put it. I’m barely 5’1. I’m “skinny” to most people, but after having two kids, I’m hippy and busty with a bit of mommy tummy. Pre-kids, I was pretty much a 90 lb. stick figure. I’m so not kidding!

And…I’m not terribly adventurous with my clothes anymore. I see things that I like, but then I think, “There’s no way that would look good on me.” And I end up with my usual jeans and Old Navy T-shirts. And I’m sadly becoming aware of the colors black and grey overtaking my closet as of late.

Enter Stitch Fix.

When you sign up, you are given the chance to fill out a detailed personal style profile, including your sizes and preferences. There’s a bit of a waiting list, but honestly I don’t think I had to wait even a full week before I could request my first Fix!  Your stylist chooses 5 items based off your style profile, and sends the first box to you. You pay $20 to cover the styling and shipping fees, but that also goes toward whatever you choose to keep and buy! You get three full days to try on everything they send you, mix it with items you already own, and decided what you want to keep. If you don’t like it, send it back! They also send you idea cards to show you how to pair the items up with other things…quite helpful for a fashion dunce like myself.

And without further ado, I present to you cheesy iPhone pictures of my first Stitch Fix box! (Next time, I’ll do better.)

#1. Everly Dellora 3/4 sleeve Zig-Zag blouse, $58

Everly Dellora 3/4 sleeve zig zagEverly Dellora 3/4 sleeve zig zag


This was the first thing I pulled out of the box. While I like the style of the shirt, and I love the pattern…I think it’s just too big and bold for me. Plus…it’s supposed to be a 3/4 sleeve, yet it looks like a baggy long sleeve on my short arms. Not a keeper.

Also pictured here: #2: Kensie Sophia Skinny Jeans, $88

I have never paid that much money for a pair of jeans in my entire life, for starters. I did like the style of the jeans, but I probably could have used a smaller size. In another picture, you will see just how long these were on me too (if you can’t already tell.)

#3: Colourworks Rose Jersey Crossfront Top, $58

Colourworks Rose Jersey Crossfront TopColourworks Rose Jersey Crossfront Top

This was the second thing I pulled out of the box. I immediately adored the color, but I was also confused about the amount of fabric. I held it up and automatically knew this shirt was not going to be a keeper. I don’t care much for tops with ruffles, cowl necks, or extra fabric in the front, because they tend to make me look HUGE. I paired this up with my skinniest skirt, and the front view doesn’t look so bad. But the side view? I look quite pregnant, and I assure you, I most definitely am not.

#4: Chris and Carol Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, $48

Chris and Carol Abrianna Longsleeve Knit CardiganChris and Carol Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan

These two pictures ended up a little blurry…sorry ‘bout that! I loved this cardigan from the moment I saw it. It is my favorite color, purple, and really, I just love it.

Also pictured here is  #5: 41Hawthorn Triple Layer Bubble Necklace, $38. Also something that I loved! It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it is a gold chained necklace, and the stones are sort of a peachy color.

The jeans are pictured again. I rolled one leg up to show how long they are on me…like 3-4 inches!

So there you have it. What do you think? At this moment, I’m definitely keeping the bubble necklace, and I might ask for the cardigan in a smaller size, but I may even keep it as is.

Forgot to mention that as you check out, you can give detailed comments as to what worked and what didn’t work in your Stitch Fix box; and as they learn more about you and your style, your shipments will get better and better! I have also updated my style profile, changing up some sizing info…so hopefully next time I will get some things that aren’t too long for me ;)

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What are you waiting for? Go give it a try!

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  1. Ugh, shopping. I’ve been wondering if I should try Stitch Fix too. I’m so hard to fit though and I assume nothing would fit me right! Hmmm, maybe something I need to try at some point. I do love clothes but end up buying the same old thing too. My husband was actually surprised one day when I told him that I do love clothes and fashion, I just can’t ever find anything that looks good on me that I can afford. He just thought I had boring taste! Kinda sad.

  2. Yes! I’m so weirdly sized since having kids. I hate it. You should definitely try Stitch Fix sometime, I can’t wait to get my next one!

  3. Hi, Stacey!

    I was searching for reviews of the Kensie Sophia Skinny Jeans (from Stitch Fix!), and I found your blog. Yay. It sounds like you sent the jeans back. Sorry they were too long….did you like the fit besides the length?

    I have to say, I also kept that cardigan! Pretty sure it was in my first box (today was my 3rd). The color is so pretty. Also, that purple top is really pretty on you. Looks like a nice date night top! The black and white pattern looked nice on you, but I can see how you would benefit from it being a bit more fitted. You can tell you have such a cute figure….billowy stuff hides it a bit, huh?

    Thanks for sharing your Fix! Sorry I don’t have a blog. Just wanted to comment since we had two items in common. :)

  4. Hi Anne :) I did send the jeans back…I loved everything about them except the length. I’m so short! I wore my cardigan the other night, got several compliments on it! I’m expecting my second box next week, can’t wait to see what’s in it :)

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  1. […] Stitch Fix did not pay me for this post…however, if you sign up for their service under my referral link, I do get a credit when you receive your first Fix. You can see my previous Stitch Fix posts here: #4, #2, and #1. […]

  2. […] in love with the color, and this zig zag print wasn’t as big and bold as the one I got in my first Stitch Fix. Unfortunately, the neck opening was just a bit too big for […]

  3. […] have some trips coming up soon that I really didn’t want to wear the same old thing to! From my very first Stitch Fix box, I kept an adorable bubble necklace and a pretty purple […]

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