Stitch Fix Review – Why I didn’t like it.

stitch-fix-review-02There’s a million glowing reviews for Stitch Fix… and I can see why.  It’s convenient, exciting, & much like ordering a present for yourself – but without knowing exactly what’s in the box.

However, all of my excitement came to a screeching halt when I opened my box to find absolutely nothing to my taste, size or fabric liking.  I was so sad.

In their detailed questionnaire, I gave them this to describe me:

“I am a homeschooling, mom w/ kids who lives in Maui. Getting dressed up here is like wearing a scarlet letter & out of place. I literally live in Yoga Pants or Running Shorts with a tank top, & flip flops. I am skinny (36/27/36), wear no jewelry, cook 5+ hours in the kitchen & garden outside. My style is Yoga chick meets Surfer chick (think Athleta). Can you help me? LOL!”

I also emphasized in the questions that: I am tiny, I am a mom, I don’t wear jewelry, I don’t need dressy, I like things casual, and I asked only for practical pieces that I could wear everyday.  I even gave them a Pinterest board with examples of what I wanted & liked – but I feel like it was totally ignored.

Here’s what I got:

4 Dressy Tank Tops & 1 Dressy Pleated Skirt – All in Hot, Sweaty, Polyester – and the shirts were HUGE on me.  All of the items were way too dressy for me – I don’t even get dressed up like this for church!  My stylist said ‘I could wear these tops, even with Yoga Pants!’… Um, I don’t thinks so.  But worst of all, was the one shirt that had cats with bows all over it – Ugh… it’s horrible! And, don’t they know, I’m a dog person. LOL!

Just to give you a size perspective, here’s one of my old shirts hanging over one they sent me:

Stitch Fix - Too Large

It was so big on me, you could see my boobs (or lack thereof) through the arm holes! Hahahaha!

Although some of the styles & colors are pretty, they were just too big to even try on – plus, I would never wear anything polyester in Hawaii.  The styles were also totally impractical for me – I prefer washable, cotton, fitted tanks or shirts.

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I’d read all kinds of reviews about the prices, and so I prepared myself for everything to be very expensive.  I specifically requested the cheapest items possible.  Although it’s a lot more than I usually spend, the prices weren’t as bad as I expected.  If I had kept everything, all 5 pieces would have been $120… that’s only $24 per piece.

Stitch Fix Costs

I really wish they had gotten my style & needs right.  Needless to say, everything got packaged up and sent right back… and I won’t be trying the service again.

I think I’ll stick to my ThredUp.com, Garage Sales & Black Friday Sales at Old Navy.

*** If you want to try ThredUp instead of Stitch Fix, here’s a link for $15 off your first order (good until 2/28 – after that, the coupon drops to$10 off)!  With that coupon, you can probably get something for free! =)  I just ordered 3 things from them and it only came to $8!  If you want to know more about ThredUp, click here for my review. **

Comments

  1. Kelly K says

    Thank you so much for telling me about Thred Up! I’ve been using Stitch Fix with mixed results. I was so excited for find three tanks on Thred Up last night and getting them for $8 after coupon! Can’t wait to check out the site for kids’ clothes!

    • says

      Hi Kelly!

      You’re welcome! =) I’ve never been disappointed with ThredUp – I hope you will like them as much as we do!

      God Bless!
      ~Erika

  2. Kate says

    The tone of my comment here is intended to be in “gentle kindness” – please don’t mis-interpret the written word).
    Did you miss the point of Stitch Fix? Their goal is to open our eyes to new styles and ideas..for us to have a little more fun and try new ideas. So many of us get stuck in a style rut and need some help trying new things! Their goal is not to give us what is already in our closet. I look for Stitch Fix to help me change up whats in my closet… give me fresh ideas to have a few new looks… kinda like a “makeover in a box”. All of the blouses they sent you were Adorable which is alot (coming from me … I am a cotton/comfy kind of gal !) I think they were just trying to open your eyes to new styles and looks. I’m sure you look great in your yoga clothing.. but, if you didn’t want to change-up your style what was it you were looking to get from the Stitch Fix gals? …. “just wondering”

    • says

      Aloha Kate!

      This is such a good question. If I didn’t convey it well enough, I was indeed looking for help in the style area and even ended my description to them with “Can you help me?”… because clearly I can use it! LOL! =)

      However, my disappointment was with a few key things I felt they clearly overlooked – especially when you’re paying for a ‘personal stylist’ to help. They sent me all Medium clothing – I weigh 100 pounds and am tiny; They sent me 100% Polyester clothing – not a good match for a hot & humid climate; and The style they picked for me, doesn’t fit my lifestyle or the location of where I live – I have no occasion to wear such dressy clothing. If you peeked at my Pinterest Style Board, I was hoping they could find a good balance between my frumpy Yoga Pants & a ‘chic’ active mom. LOL!

      If I lived on the mainland, or in an area where these styles were acceptable, the service might better suit me. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe they’ve just gotten busy enough that they can’t give the same personalized attention they once did… Either way, what I’ve learned is that this just isn’t for me.

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

  3. says

    Erika, you are the consummate diplomat. I appreciate how clear and direct you were in your review.

    I can be a bit opinionated and like when I read something critical, backed up by fact and not emotion.

    I live on Kauai and found your site on youtube.

    You’ve gained my trust and I will be a regular visitor.

    A warm aloha,

    pam

    • says

      Aloha Pam!

      Thanks for the sweet comment. I wish all reviews could be great, but it doesn’t always turn out that way… So, I always try to be fair, honest & kind. I look forward to having you around. =)

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

  4. Kate says

    Thanks Erika, It makes more sense to me now! It sounds like they missed it completely.

    Have a great day!
    -Kate

  5. Alison says

    I’m just surprised they sent you all mediums since size is something you pick in your style profile.

    Stitch Fix is awesome for a lot of people but it can’t be perfect for everyone.

    • says

      Hi Alison!

      I was surprised as well. One of my readers suggested that maybe they got my order mixed up with someone else’s. StitchFix keeps asking me to give them another shot… Maybe I will. I’ll keep you posted if I do. =)

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

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