For the better part of the last year I have anxiously looked forward to getting my Stitch Fix box, strategically delivered on my husband’s pay day. They started off AMAZING. They turned me on to new styles that I would never pick for myself and made me fall in love with labels that I have never heard of.
Then things took a turn. At a very not great time. I have sang Stitch Fix’s praises from the rooftops (See these posts 1, 2, 3, and 4 and this fancy guest post) and have gotten many friends, family, and readers to sign up (as reflected by the credits in my account!) and this may have bit me in the butt.
Back in August I decided weeks before my Fix came that I was going to buy the whole thing. I had roughly $50 in credits and the Fix was coming the week before my anniversary AND birthday. I had asked for something with sparkle and fun so that I could show it off while I celebrated so I was PUMPED. When the box came it was a big box of FAIL. I had been begging for a handbag for months and I finally got one…but it was not classic or at all like the bags I had been pinning. It was a purply-blue animal print clutch….I had been pinning totes, satchels, and cross bodies…and some that had come in people’s Fixes! In addition to the not right bag there was a studded blouse (I don’t do studs), skinny ponte pants (NO), a super busy print dress (I looked huge), and some silver earrings. I almost kept the earrings but they wouldn’t lay properly. So with great sadness I wasted my credit and sent everything back. I kept my hopes up for September because everyone has an off day.
Insert more sadness here 🙁 I typically keep all of my Fix checkout slips and I can’t even find this one. It was horrible! There were not 1, but 2 dresses that had industrial zippers. Okay, I gave them the feedback that I HATED the studs last month, so they sent these dresses I will never know! There was also a black and white chevron infinity scarf, a burgundy pencil dress that I couldn’t even pull on, and something…the only thing I kept was the scarf. I’d been wanting one and I didn’t want to waste my credits 2 months in a row. This was a good choice because I do wear it all the time and it ended up only costing me $2.
Well, I will stop whining…here is my last Stitch Fix!
This note really had me hopeful…
My box was twice the size as usual (which was kind of exciting) and then I saw there was 2 stacks of clothes! Even more fun!
First up was a super cute chunky cardigan from Collective Concepts. This had the highest probability of staying with me, but the close to $80 price tag was just more than I could swallow.
Next was a Mustard colored sleeveless shell/blouse. While I love this color (like, a lot) I just didn’t need another shell…and it was a bit small. The majority of what I have kept over the past year have been shells.
Third was a tab sleeved top from Pomelo. I LOVE Pomelo. Most of my favorite pieces from Stitch Fix have been their brand, BUT I have hated every tab-sleeved shirt they have sent. This one also was so tight that I had to have my husband help me get it off…and we were scared it was going to rip!
Last was a navy and white polka dot dress by Yumi…that cost over $100….that I couldn’t even try on because there was a pulled thread in the zipper. A blessing in disguise I am sure!
So, back in the bag it all went. This is when I decided it was officially time to say good-bye to Stitch Fix. She treated me well for so long, but then we grew apart. (Actually, between you, me, and the internet I think that the company grew too fast and they struggled to get and properly train their stylists. I mean just READ the feedback…please!) My husband and I decided that I should look into a different type of monthly box. Right now, I am leaning towards a crafty box! I would love for someone to send me a box of craft supplies!
Do you have a monthly subscription box? What is it for, and do you love it!?