I filled out the comprehensive but easy profile (In addition to size information, you rate various outfit and style examples.) and I was contacted a few weeks later to select the date I wanted to receive my box. Cool! When the package arrived (a day earlier than scheduled), I literally ran to open it. I was fascinated to pull out each of the 5 pieces. Two of them I immediately did not care for, but I tried everything on--and a couple of them I tried on multiple times. Ahem.
I know Monica is really curious for more specifics, and thought some of you might also be interested, so what follows is a lot of detail . . .
You pay $20 upfront for the "stylist fee," but you can put that towards purchasing anything in your box. If you elect to buy all 5 items, you get a 25% discount. However, I definitely experienced sticker shock when I saw the receipt--the cheapest item was $38, and the most expensive was $68! That is a lot more than I am used to paying for clothes, and I had no idea things would be so pricey. But I wanted to have fun with it, and as I said, I had money set aside that I was willing to use for this purpose.
I gathered from the site that most boxes contain a piece of jewelry or other accessory, but I specifically asked to not have accessories included. I just don't wear them much. I was a little bummed to receive 5 shirts (and not have a skirt/pants/dress thrown in), but again it was an interesting thing to try.
Here were the contents of my Stitch Fix box (Sorry for the poor lighting and formatting!):
#1 Black v-neck polyester blouse--Had to put on a camisole underneath but I did like the look of the blouse. I did not like AT ALL, though, that the back hemline went past my rear. The sleeves rolled to half-way and button, which is a cool feature. This was one of two shirts I seriously considered.#2 Gray French terry jacket--Immediately not a fan, and the sleeves were tight. I would never wear this.
#5 Seafoam V-neck top--So-so, but not unique enough for $38! Also didn't love the fit or color.
I had three days to decide what to keep (or not) and mail back the prepaid envelope. Each clothing item has a tag attached that gives you two ideas (with photos) of how to wear it with other pieces.
I had a well-timed shopping trip planned during the 3 days of my box and wanted to look for something similar to #1, but with a better pricetag and hemline. Part of the fun of Stitch Fix is getting inspiration! I was surprised to find a nearly identical top on sale for $19. I decided to buy it because I had a gift card, and so I could compare it at home with it's more expensive twin. Upon comparing, the cheaper one was just that--cheap. Definitely not the quality of the first shirt, and it kind of "hung" on me and was static-y, which did not look or feel good. I decided to return both black shirts.
I also found a style similar to the dark purple shirt above as well (couldn't find a link to show you). It has short sleeves, and is a beautiful teal color. Plus, it was on clearance! In the end, I kept both the eggplant and teal shirts. They are cute and comfy, great colors, and a slight departure from what I would normally choose.(You can't tell from the pic that the purple shirt has dolman sleeves, not something I would usually try on.) So I'd consider two new shirts a success!
If you're interested in trying Stitch Fix, you can click here to fill out a profile. (This is a referral link, but NO pressure. I've been honest that it's pricey, and the only way I would consider doing SF again is if I earned some credit.)