Stitch Fix Unboxing and Try On - April 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 Sam Pug 0 Comments

Queue immature barfing sounds. This was bad.

The Unboxing:



The Details:

Pixley Banu Mesh Neckline Knit Top, Size L

Le Lis Teylyn Textured Knit Dress, Size L

Renee C Lillie Knit Top, Size L

Edyson Maisha Ponte and Faux Leather Jacket, Size L

Pizley Alison T-Shirt Swing Dress in Navy, Size L

The Verdict: 

I'm really disappointed. Those dresses were so bleghhhhh. They looked like something the preppy girls were wearing back when I was in high school. And there's nothing wrong with that - if you like that style and you're in high school...in the 2000's.  Too sweet, too cutesy, too young, not me in the slightest. The worst part? I got dresses because I asked for an edgy dress to wear out to dinner with my husband for my birthday. My stylist made two choices - that's two attempts at what I asked for and both dresses were super casual, super not my style, and super booooring.

I've been waffling on Stitch Fix for awhile. I thought I was good to go - the last box was a 5/5 keep. But this is my 10th fix and it was so off-style. I'm all for stepping out of my comfort zone - I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to fashion but this wasn't adventurous or boundary breaking. It was just nothing. I feel like after 10 boxes with this company, they should be getting it right or close to right every time with the exception of "try this and break out of your comfort zone" pieces. I've even been using the same stylist for the past handful of boxes.

I think it's time to take a break from Stitch Fix, at least for me. I think it's a wonderful service. They have some of the best customer service I've ever come across. If you're into a more vintage, boho, classic, or corporate style, you will love it. But, after 10 boxes, I think they're running out of edgy pieces to send me. I'm getting a lot of the same silhouettes, patterns, and colors (I get it, yes, black = edgy to most of the world but it's more than that) over and over.

My message to Stitch Fix is this: edgy is in. Flannels, graphics, hardware, mesh, asymmetry, strappy necklines, cutouts, open backs, distressing, tie-dye, acid wash, fringe - this stuff is on-trend and you have customers who want it. It's not just me. I see a ton of people asking for this same stuff in the Stitch Fix Facebook groups. People who are getting these classic, preppy styles who are continuously asking for "edgier please" and inevitably quitting your service when you aren't able to deliver. These sweet silhouettes are not for everyone. You're alienating a section of your audience. Find buyers that understand edgier trends. Find stylists that understand edgier styles. I want to be paired with someone who still cries over My Chemical Romance's break-up and wore Tripp NYC pants in the 9th grade. Where are those stylists? If the answer is "nowhere" - find them. Or just hire me!

If you're wanting to try Stitch Fix (I know I make it sound so appealing, but I do think this service can work for some people depending on your needs) and this blog post helped your make that decision, I'd be grateful if you signed up using my referral link. I'll get a credit towards a future box!

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