My First Stitch Fix Subscription Box
By Ali Smith on January 13, 2015

Even though the subscription box trend began in 2010, I had only first heard of them last year when my husband first told me about one subscription box called Loot Crate. I had no idea that there were so many options and so many different companies that do subscription boxes! My Subscription Addiction has a whole list of every kind of subscription box there is, along with in depth reviews if you are interested. 

My friend Molly introduced me to Stitch Fix and I decided to give it a shot. Here's how it works: 

  1. Fill out your style profile.

    Stitch fix has an in-depth style profile that you fill out that includes your measurements/sizes and your preferences when it comes to clothing/accessories. You will also choose the general price of your items. I chose the "as cheap as possible" choice. Your style profile is then reviewed by one of Stitch Fix's stylists (your personal stylist now). You can also add links to your pinterest page, LinkedIn page, and other social media profiles. The stylist will review your profile and your links (my stylist looked at my pinterest style board as well as my LinkedIn profile) then she will choose 5 items for you. 
  2. Pick the date you'd like to receive your first shipment. 

    You can choose if you'd like your shipment sent as soon as possible (the next month) or later. You can also choose if you would like a fix every month or every three months. You can cancel this at any time. At this time, you only pay the $20 styling fee. 
  3. Try everything on in the comfort of your own home. 

    Once your stylist has put together your box, it is shipped by USPS on priority 3 day shipping (woo!) and arrives on your front door step. I chose January 14th as my date to receive my first fix, but it came 2 days early! 
  4. Purchase what you like and return the rest. 

    Once you try on everything you decide which items you are going to keep and which ones you are sending back. Your items will be listed and priced for you. You automatically get $20 off (the styling fee) whatever you decide to keep. If you decide to keep all 5 items then you also receive a 25% discount. 

My First Fix: 

Look By M Burgandy Spears Cross Stitch Knit Scarf ($38.00) 

Towne & Reese Navy Joya Bauble Pendant Necklace ($34.00)

Renee C Grey Huebert Space Dye Open Cardigan ($58.00) 

Tulle Navy Lylah Gathered Waist Dress ($58.00) 

Market and Spruce Grey Corinna Striped Dolman Top ($48.00) 

Merchandise Total: $236.00

Styling Fee Credit: -$20.00

Buy 5 Discount*: -$54.00

Total: $162.00 


If I decided to purchase all 5 items I would get a 25% discount! In the end, I decided to only keep the lovely warm burgandy scarf. I went online and left feedback for my stylist on all of the items so that she will send me an even better fix next time! Next, I let them know what I was keeping and sending back and then I paid for my scarf ($18). They provided the packaging to send back the items and I just dropped it off at USPS. I am very happy with the scarf and it was fun trying on all the items!

If you are interested in Stitch Fix, try it out here! If you purchase your first fix from my referral link then I will get $25 off my next fix!

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.