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7 things I’ve learned about Stitch Fix from the buy/sell/trade group on Facebook

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4 StitchFix pieces I kept this month {and what I did with the 5th!}

These are my “I’m not a fashion model or a style blogger” poses. Oy!

I was a reluctant Stitch Fix convert for many months, mostly because of the prices. There’s no way around the fact that these pieces cost much more than those of us who shop Target and Old Navy are used to spending.

But ultimately, I decided that having fewer clothes I love was worth the increased price, and the jeans I got in my first fix—shown in pictures 2 and 3 above—have confirmed that every single time I put them on. {And I’ve loved something from almost every fix I’ve received since then.}

This month I kept my whole fix, taking advantage of the 25% discount to keep the blue scarf (on the left) for FREE. I wouldn’t have kept it otherwise, but it’s so warm and cozy, so I’m glad I did.

My husband didn’t like the pattern of one of the shirts in my fix, so I joined the buy/sell/trade group on Facebook, which is over 30,000 members but is not officially associated with Stitch Fix. I sold that shirt at cost (to justify keeping the scarf!), and I’ve learned a ton about Stitch Fix from the other women in the group in the meantime.

Here are the top 7 tips I’m looking forward to putting into practice with future fixes…

1. Be specific. No, REALLY specific.

I thought “be specific” meant, “I’d like some shirts.” It really means, though, “I’d like some three-quarter length v-neck shirts in neutral colors. No bright patterns.”

Now, part of the fun for me is getting out of my comfort zone and trying on clothes I wouldn’t have otherwise, so I don’t want to get too specific. Still, I told my stylist that I never want to see a high-collar sleeveless shirt again and that I’d really like a nicer racerback tank under my cardigans. I also realized I needed some more casual mom clothes around the house, so I asked for those in my next fix.

2. It’s much easier to sell your extras than you might think.

It took me literally 2 minutes to list the shirt I wanted to sell to the group. I answered a few questions for people, and right before I was going to pull the listing down to send the shirt back, someone messaged me that they wanted to buy it. She sent me money via Paypal, and Sean stuck it in the mail the next day. Easy as pie!

Now I just need to pull out my maternity pieces and get those listed as gently used Stitch Fix pieces!

3. You can ask for actual Stitch Fix pieces {but you might not get them}.

I was really surprised to realize that if you see someone else wearing something you’re dying to add to your own collection, you can ask for that piece by name. Now, your stylist won’t always send it because they have limited stock, but they might, or they might send something similar that you love just as much!

4. Stitch Fix cares about its customers.

It has been amazing to me to see how Stitch Fix cares for its customers. Several people have mentioned that they received little gifts based on their notes about losing a baby suddenly during pregnancy, needing comfy clothes for chemo, being in the hospital with a sick child, etc. This isn’t part of the system that you want to work, but it’s so much fun to see the thoughtful gifts (like a soft blanket for a sick child or a Kindle for a woman battling breast cancer) that they send, along with a handwritten note. Well done, Stitch Fix!

5. Your trash is my treasure {and vice versa}.

I recently read a whole thread about how much people hate dolmans, but they’re my favorite! It doesn’t seem to matter what someone posts—or how much they hate it—someone else loves it. This makes the buy/sell/trade group work beautifully because someone almost always wants what you don’t!

6. You can specify pricing {to some degree}.

Similar to making specific requests, I thought the priciness of Stitch Fix was a given I just had to accept. But someone recently posted that they ask their stylist to stay under $200 for the whole fix. That’s still a lot of money, but it significantly lowers the individual pieces’ prices, so I added the same request to my next fix!

7. Stitch Fix is a community.

One of my favorite threads so far was one where women shared their stories of spotting other women wearing Stitch Fix pieces and how they’ve shouted across the parking lot, “Stitch Fix?” and had a good laugh with a complete stranger or opened up a whole conversation with someone they wouldn’t have chatted with otherwise.

Beyond that, the Facebook group is so friendly and encouraging…thousands of women offering feedback on different items, outfits, etc. I have yet to see a mean-spirited comment, and I’m learning a lot about putting outfits together by reading through their posts.

If you use Stitch Fix, you definitely want to join!


4 StitchFix pieces I kept this month {and what I did with the 5th!}

Now, back to my fix…

I got two nursing-friendly tops in this box, a cardigan, a pair of black leggings, and a blue scarf.

From left to right:

Look by M Prescott Fringe Edge Scarf (blue), $32

Honestly, I’m still unsure how to style this scarf, but it’s so warm and cozy, so I often wear it around the house!

Rune Porter Legging (black), $38

I really wanted a nicer pair of leggings that wouldn’t pick up dog hair or pill in the wash, and while there’s nothing particularly special about these, they fit the bill.

41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan (jewel tone purple), $48

love how this cardigan hangs, and it’s lightweight enough that I’m not as likely to overheat in it as I am with some of my thicker sweaters. It’s definitely become one of my favorites.

Market & Spruce Avah Knit Top (blue), $58

Funny enough, when I opened my fix, this was the one top I was sure I wouldn’t like…and it’s the item I’ve worn the most. I love the way it fits and that I can pull the neck down for nursing (which makes it my favorite top to nurse in when I have the Boba wrap on), and even the pattern has grown on me. I think it pretty much sums up what I love about Stitch Fix because I wouldn’t have ever bought or even tried this one on.


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