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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stitch Fix Number Eight

A big thank you to everyone who has signed up using my referral link! I so appreciate the credits. If you are interested in learning more, I wrote about my first experience on the blog, and you can do a search on my Stitch Fix posts.

On to Stitch Fix #8

This box arrived about two weeks ago. So, this is the first time I didn't even bother getting pictures of me in any of the clothes. I did try them on, but none of them suited me. Several of them flat out ignored specific requests or instructions I've given previously or in my style profile. Rich actually asked if I was given a different stylist this time, because it was so off the mark. I had high hopes for the dresses, and the dolman top in the slate blue, but there was something wrong with the fit or the fabric or the cut on every single piece.

I am so disappointed. This is a splurge that we only occasionally get for me. I have raised the price points to the highest point on everything to try to ensure that my stylist can more easily honor my requests. That meant that I wouldn't be able to get them as often, and that buying an entire box was going to be a rare experience. That was fine with me. A successful box for me did not have to be full of five perfect items. One item that delighted me and could replace something I didn't wear often or didn't flatter me was my goal. Anything more than that was a bonus. And I didn't mind paying retail if it saved me the time, gas money, and hassle of traveling to shop somewhere. This was supposed to be a treat for me before our 22nd anniversary of our first date. Instead, it made me sad. This is the first time I've sent every single item back. I was out the styling fee, but it was worth it to me, and since I have had referrals before cover quite a bit, I figured it wasn't too bad.

So, not a win this time. I don't know if I am going to try again. I had one disappointment, then the better box that came after it, but this was a bomb, through and through. It seems like the first few boxes were better, both in terms of quality and style, than the later ones have been. I was also rather frustrated that the Stitch Fix response algorithm placed all the blame on my stylist. The automated response was to change my stylist for the next time, but although she certainly shares some of the blame, some of it is what was available to her, and I think the in house brands are just not as good as the other brands they were getting before.

If you are interested in trying it for yourself, my disappointment notwithstanding, go ahead and use my referral link. I may wish to give them another chance in the future.

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