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Stitch Fix #5

2014 July 1
by Jill

I need your help with this one, you guys. I got my fifth Stitch Fix box last night and I’m stumped.

I have $40 in gift cards to spend from my birthday, and I don’t want to lose my stylist credit of $20, but I honestly didn’t love anything they sent me this time.

Here are some (poor quality) photos of what I got:

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I like this dress, but again, it’s 100% polyester, and not the most flattering fit. It’s probably the thing that I’ll end up keeping though? It’s $78.

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This dress has some cute beading on the top and a keyhole back, but it’s very sheer and flimsy, almost like something you’d get at Forever21. Not something I would keep, especially for $68.

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I really like this shirt. It has a scoop-neck back, which I love (I tried to get a photo of it, but it was ridiculous), but it’s a little long and I don’t tend to wear t-shirts too often. The major problem, though, is that it’s $74. I would never pay that much for a cotton top in a regular store!

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And here’s a red-orange top with blue piping that would be cute for the 4th of July, but is too plain and boring to really keep. I think it’s $64. Also, I specifically said I didn’t like the color orange in my last review, so I’m unsure why they chose this one for me.

The last thing I got was a sheer white sleeveless blouse. The note from the stylist said they knew I didn’t like sheer things (because I’d said as much from my previous box) so they included a white camisole to wear underneath, which was nice, but…they didn’t have anything that wasn’t see-through? I didn’t even take a picture because the shirt didn’t fit right either–it was way too short.

I’d asked for a printed skirt, a midi-skirt, or a fun yellow dress in my request–they said none of those items were available. Really? No printed skirts? At all? I don’t know, this box was frustrating, especially because they sent me two things I specifically didn’t like from my previous fix–an orange top and something completely see-through.

So I’m left with a choice between the $78 shirt dress, which I think would be a nice choice for the office and would transition well to the winter with tights, or the $74 t-shirt with the cute scoop back. With my gift cards, neither one will break my budget, but after this one, I think I’m going to take a long break from Stitch Fix. The quality just isn’t good enough to justify the price, in my opinion.

Has anyone else had this experience with Stitch Fix? Did you keep trying?

Also, which one should I keep??


14 Responses Post a comment
  1. Raquel permalink
    July 1, 2014

    I love love love the top. Dress it up, dress it down. Things with cool backs are a weakness for me. I say go for that, especially since you seem drawn to it, have gift cards, and don’t seem wild about the dress.

    It’s a shame that second dress is cheap quality, because it’s actually quite cute! HARUMPH to Stitch Fix.

  2. July 1, 2014

    I think the dress is pretty and from your description, it sounds like the piece you’d get the most use out of. Maybe you’d like it better with a belt to define the waist more? I’ve put all of my Stitch Fix categories (except outerwear/jackets) to “as low as possible” for pricing and I’ve gotten some pieces that were more reasonably priced. Good luck! :-)

    • Jill permalink
      July 1, 2014

      Oh, good to know that you’re still getting quality items even with the “low as possible” price point!

  3. Mike permalink
    July 1, 2014

    I really like the first one. My second favorite is the last one.

  4. Wendy permalink
    July 2, 2014

    I like the shirt a lot, but if you don’t like ’em long, my second choice is the shirt dress. But who doesn’t like ’em long?

  5. Nancy permalink
    July 2, 2014

    I like the dress and the top. I’m voting for the top, though, because it seems more unique from your description and I find it’s pretty hard to find a nice but casual shirt with short sleeves. It is too expensive, but that’s what gifts are for: to expensive, unique treats. Let me know what you choose!

  6. Lori permalink
    July 2, 2014

    Go with the shirt. It looks great on you, you like it & that’s what gifts are for… Something you may never do.

  7. July 2, 2014

    I vote for the first dress. You’ll get three seasons out of it, no question. And I like the color. I DO love the top you’re considering but think, just as you said, it’s overpriced.

  8. Nicole permalink
    July 2, 2014

    I like the first shirt dress a lot. It has a DVF feel. I’d be tempted to send it back and get real DVF though, lol! Hence, why I’m broke. Always.

  9. Melissa permalink
    July 2, 2014

    I vote for the shirt. I think its the most flattering on you, and you deserve a treat! I do like the first dress, too though, just not as much.

  10. July 2, 2014

    Honestly, if you don’t like any of them, I’d say don’t keep them. Perhaps you could contact Stitch Fix and point out that several of the items went against your specific feedback and that you don’t think you should have to pay the styling fee. If you say “I don’t like orange” and they send you something orange, that’s a bit against their entire purpose, no? And I think if you specifically ask for three different items, two of which are actually quite vague and fairly easy to find, then they haven’t earned their styling fee. But that’s just me being a cranky old lady. (I like the patterned top, but fuck me $78?!)

  11. Lindsay permalink
    July 2, 2014

    The long sleeved dress is my favorite! I’m finding I need more pieces like this, since the office is freezing in the summer (you can only own so many fun cardigans) and the color is great for autumn festivities.

    <3 hope all is well, Jill!

  12. Amy permalink
    July 2, 2014

    I would definitely go with the shirt dress. I think it looks cute on you, and it will be perfect for fall/winter. Do not keep a $74 t-shirt. :)

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