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Using up my Stitch Fix credits | more in the saga!

In case you’re new: I tried out Stitch Fix for a while, using their “the cheaper, the better” option.

Stitch Fix tops

While I did get a few good pieces, Stitch Fix has routinely struggled to send me things that are very sensibly priced and/or that I even like.

Free People dress from Stitch Fix

Such as this “dress” from last time, which I had to model on a pillow instead of on myself!

But I have some credit from people finding old Stitch Fix blog posts via Google, so I am on a mission to use that up before I stop getting boxes.

At this point, these posts have nothing to do with frugality; we are just having fun with fashion here.

(Although, using up credit IS frugal, I suppose.)

Stitch Fix February 2019

Stitch Fix February 2019

Ooh. I had forgotten about this shirt. Yikes.

I got a box in October and never did blog about it. But I did take pictures, so let’s catch up. 

1. Plaid pants

Whoa. Definitely a departure for me.

Kristen's leg in a pair of plaid pants.

I put them on, was pleasantly surprised at how mild the pattern looked on me, but when I tried to zip them up, I felt…compressed.

Extremely compressed.

Kristen wearing plaid pants.

You can’t see it in the photos, but trust me, sitting down in these pants would have felt exceedingly uncomfortable. 

Zoe really likes plaid, though, so I exchanged this pair for a smaller size and now Zoe has pants that she loves.

Zoe in a denim jacket

And I can maintain a wardrobe that allows me to sit down. 😉

Zoe in Stitch Fix plaid pants

2. Long-sleeved white sweater

I don’t hate this one.

white Stitch Fix shirt

But there are two bad things about it:

  • It’s $108 (!!!!)
  • It’s dry-clean only (for a white shirt!!!)

That’s a hard no for me.

Kristen wearing a white v-neck shirt.

3. Light pink dolman sleeve knit top

Dolman sleeves are not something I love.

They look sort of normal as long as you have your arms down, but when you lift them up, it just gets strange.

Kristen in a dolman-sleeve top.

And even with my arms down, I just don’t think this top is doing anything for me.

Kristen wearing a pink dolman-sleeve top.

4. Cowl neck top

Kristen in a striped cowl-neck top.

So, I did actually like this one, but the girls were like, “MOM. You have, like, 13 of these types of tops already.”

They were not wrong.

5. Burgundy skinny jeans

Kristen in red skinny jeans.

These I actually did end up keeping; I currently have no red pants, so they seemed like a fun addition to my wardrobe.

Kristen in red jeans, looking up at the camera.

And that’s the end of this fix. We kept 2/5 items, so we didn’t make much progress on using up my store credit.


I actually got another box since this one, but I haven’t got everything photographed. So you’ll have to wait for another fashion fix.

(I kept everything in that box, but almost all of it went to my girls, not me. So, we’ll have a wide variety of models next time!)

Obviously I already decided what to do with this box, but I’d still love to hear your fashion opinions. So:

What would you have kept and sent back?

P.S. Because I didn’t do the explaining earlier: Stitch Fix sends you a box of five brand new items and they charge a $20 styling fee, which gets applied to anything you keep from a box. Returns are free. So, if you sign up and get the $50 credit, you can use it towards your styling fee and can probably get one item for free or almost free.

That’s a good deal! But in the long run, though, Stitch Fix is not a very affordable way to get your clothes. 

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

I found you by Googling Stitch Fix reviews because, after 3 boxes, I started to wonder what I was missing that everyone else saw in this company. It's a relief to find I'm not the only one who doesn't get good boxes. The prices are crazy (I can get made in China polyester tops for 1/3 of the price at Burlington or Ross) and the styles rarely mine.

Thanks for reassuring me I'm not the only one who is underwhelmed by Stitch Fix.


Sunday 31st of January 2021

Yep, I am right there with you!

Cathy in NJ

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

I loved those plaid pants on you. You may want to get something similar that fits you with comfort. They really rock on Zoe. I love the burgundy pants too. Its a great muted shade that goes well with so many colors. Dry clean only white shirt...not on this planet.

I also really enjoyed when your daughter(s) did a Thredup style selection for you.


Saturday 30th of January 2021

Right? White shirts need to be laundered a lot as it is. Imagine having to dry clean it every time!


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Modelling the dress on the pillow made me laugh. Your daughter is so stylish - love her look. I agree that the burgundy pants looks great and are definite keepers.


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Haha your no. 4 I thought - don't you have a top at looks like that already? & there you go I scroll down & your fam said he same thing :)


Monday 25th of January 2021

Zoe rocked the plaid pants. The red jeans looked great. THEY don’t seem to gets seem to your body’s shape at all. You are too long for every thing they send.

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