February Fix
By Ali Smith on February 9, 2015

Receiving a beautifully designed box full of adorable clothing at your door step every month is simply delightful; however, it is also expensive, especially if you decide to keep several items. If you read my blog post about my first Stitch Fix you know how Stitch Fix subscription boxes work. 

You are given a "personal stylist" and your stylist, in addition to choosing your five items of clothing every month, sends you a personal note with your fix, which made me feel SUPER special the first month. When I told my mom about Stitch Fix she said, "You just like it because you can tell people you have a personal stylist, don't you?" That may be part of it....but the first month my "personal stylist" was Lora and this month it's Katherine. I don't feel like that's very personal anymore, do you? Who will next month be, Janelle? How does Katherine know what I told Lora and vice versa? Sadly, I don't feel as special anymore. 

UPDATE: You can request a specific stylist every month in your note. I did not realize this until now!

Even though I don't feel as special, it was still fun trying on the items. Last month I was sent one blouse, one dress, one cardigan, one necklace, and one scarf. This month I was sent the following items: 

Pixley Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse

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This blouse is actually really cute and I liked the heart print. It could be dressed up or down. The tab sleeves really bothered me though. They kept hanging down past the sleeves and I kept having to tuck them in. I knew that would bother me forever so I had to decide to send this one back. 

Papermoon Talulah Plaid Print Henley Top

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I honestly didn't like anything about this top. First of all it was completely see through and those kind of shirts always make me paranoid. It was also very short and came up easily, another one of my pet peeves. To top it all off, the sleeves were incredible tight. I felt like the rolled up cuffs were going to cut off my circulation if I wore it longer than the time it took to take this photo (is my smile deceiving?). I sent this one back. 

Mavi Heidi Jean

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The Mavi jeans are skinny and black and they fit well almost everywhere. I might have kept them if they 1. weren't so long (they went halfway down my feet) and 2. weren't so expensive. I don't think I've ever bought a pair of jeans that were $98 before. Even so, to buy a pair that are THAT expensive, you have to really LOVE them. Which, I didn't, so I sent this back as well. 

41Hawthorn Shara Herringbone Vest

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I knew they were going to send me a vest because of my Pinterest board, but why did they have to send me one that felt like it was made out of pot holders? Seriously, that is what it felt like. When I put my hands in the pockets, I felt like I should be taking something out of the oven. It also looks like I'm wearing a square. It gave me no shape. I don't own any vests and I never have, is this why? Are all vests like this? I'm going to have to do some shopping research to try some more on and see if they just really aren't for me. 

Brixon Ivy Bixby Clover Print Blouse 

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This blouse is SO cute! It is so flowy and the material is soft and feels like it will last a long time. The sleeves also have pearl buttons for detail and I just love it. Because I am graduating soon, it's time to make my style a little more grown up and I think this blouse is a step toward that. I can also wear it in a more casual way as seen in the picture of the Mavi Jeans. I decided to keep this one. 

UPDATE: This clover print blouse is even better than I originally thought! Even though the blouse is white, you can literally wear ANY color bra (even hot pink) and no one will see it! I don't know what kind of material it is made of, but it must be magic. All blouses should be made like this!

I have to say my first fix was more fun to try on than this one. This fix had two items that I absolutely hated and would have never worn. In my first fix I actually liked almost all of the items. I decided when I started this subscription that I wouldn't keep anything unless I loved it, so I'm trying to stick to that and also get the best use out of my $20 styling fee. I want to add that you can send your stylist(s) a note every month telling them if you want something specific, if you are going on a trip somewhere soon, or have an event coming up that you'd like to dress up for. Then they can style your box toward what is coming up next in your life. This is a nice touch, especially if you are about to go on vacation or have a special event in the near future. 

Here is a breakdown of the cost for each item in my fix (Note: I still have my cost set to "as cheap as possible"):

Pixley Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse: $48.00

Mavi Heidi Jean: $98.00

41Hawthorn Shara Herringbone Vest: $78.00

BRIXON IVY Bixby Clover Print Blouse: $64.00

Papermoon Talulah Plaid Print Henley Top: $44.00

Merchandise Total: $332.00

Styling Fee Credit: - $20.00

Buy 5 Discount (25% off if you buy all five items): - $78.00

Total if I had bought all five items: $234.00

Because I only bought the Bixby Clover Print Blouse, my total was $64.00 - $20.00 styling fee = $44.00 total 

Although my first two fixes were fun, I am reconsidering continuing this subscription. I am going to change my frequency to less often. After my next box I might cancel altogether or just subscribe when I have an event or vacation coming up. I might wait until graduation for my next fix. What do you think of the stitch fix subscription box? Have questions? Comment below. Want to give it a try? Order your first fix here

About The Author

Ali Smith

Ali is a student, wife, typewriter collector, board game player, and lover of travel. She writes about her DIY projects, typewriter collecting, subscription boxes, personal stories and social issues.