Stitch Fix Petite Review – May 2015

I thought I had sworn off Stitch Fix for good. After my first Stitch Fix review, I had a few more lackluster boxes come my way. I kept a few things, but for the most part everything was pretty off.

Stitch Fix plaid shirt and skinny jeans
I kept this plaid shirt and these skinny jeans from one of my fall boxes (only to realize afterwards that my plaid shirt had a big hole in the sleeve)
Stitch Fix striped pencil skirt
In a winter box I kept this striped, stretchy pencil skirt

I tried in vain to better my fixes by adjusting my style profile, perfecting my Pinterest board, and leaving incredibly detailed feedback. I kept requesting tighter fitting clothing, but every time they ignored my wishes and sent me billowing shirts — which is not flattering for my body shape. Frustrated, I cancelled my Stitch Fix subscription.

When I heard Stitch Fix introduced petite sizing, I thought I’d give it a try since the clothes should fit me a ton better. To increase my chances of getting a great fix, I reinvented both my style profile and Pinterest board once again — this time pinning almost entirely floral print and stripes, my go-to patterns.

“There’s no way they don’t understand my style now!” I proclaimed victoriously to myself.

So, did it work? Let’s find out!

Without further ado, here are the items from my Stitch Fix May 2015 box:

1. THML Abriana Geo Print Short – $58

Stitch Fix THML Abriana Geo Print Short

Stitch Fix THML Abriana Geo Print Short pattern
Pattern closeup!

Stitch Fix THML Abriana Geo Print Short

These shorts, one of this month’s petite picks, are pretty cute for the right person. However, they were way too small on me! I know you can ask for a different size, but I didn’t love them enough for the price to go through all that trouble. They were also more patterned than I typically choose for shorts. Oh well, they’ll make another Stitch Fixer happy one day!

2. Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse – $48

Stitch Fix Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse

Stitch Fix Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse
Pattern closeup!
Stitch Fix Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse
The look of uncomfortable uncertainty

It would be a stylish top on someone… but when I put it on I felt like I was wearing a houndstooth choir robe. The cut of the shirt itself was incredibly uninteresting and unflattering. The sleeve length is very awkward on me, and the neckline was not much better. It was a lot of pattern for a lot of shirt. Again, maybe on the right person it would be a great piece for work. However, I am not that person.

3. Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress – $68

Stitch Fix Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress

Stitch Fix Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress
Pattern closeup!

Stitch Fix Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress

This dress was really cute. I loved the pattern and enjoyed the fact that I could dress it up for work or dress it down for day-to-day. Unfortunately, again, the cut just wasn’t the most flattering on me. It had bat wings!!!

Stitch Fix Smash Rikki Bird Print Dress
Yikes!

This wasn’t one of the petite picks, so maybe that’s why there something funky about the fit. I bet I could find a similar dress elsewhere that fits better.

4. 19 Cooper Simba Tie Waist Top – $58

19 Cooper Simba Tie Waist Top

19 Cooper Simba Tie Waist Top
Pattern closeup!

19 Cooper Simba Tie Waist Top

Siiiiiimbbaaaaa. Although I love The Lion King, this shirt — one of the petite picks for this box — really wasn’t my favorite. I couldn’t get on board with the look of the pocket, or the price for what the shirt was. I do love a good tie shirt though!

5. Just Black Kristy Skinny Jean – $78

Stitch Fix Just Black Kristy Skinny Jean

To see the jeans on, take a look at the Simba shirt photo!

My fix wasn’t a total bust. Even though I wasn’t a fan of the price, these petite jeans fit really well (which is a big deal considering my stature-to-bootay ratio). There was no gaping at the waist, nor did I feel like I needed a belt. Also, they were super soft and not paper thin! So, my wallet is sucking it up and buying them.

I figured that it would be a celebratory last Stitch Fix purchase.

Yup — I’m cancelling again. I think Stitch Fix is a great service, but not for me. Apparently I’m really picky about what I want to buy and wear, so I’ll save some money (and frustration — did they even read my feedback, requests, and preferences during my time with them?) by buying things myself.

Oh well, I better get shopping!

Share your experiences with Stitch Fix in the comments! I’d love to compare notes.

8 thoughts on “Stitch Fix Petite Review – May 2015

  1. You’re so pretty and I love your facial expressions, haha. Too bad the service isn’t , working for you, but I understand. I’m 5 ft tall and have had good luck with them.

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    1. Aw thank you, that’s so nice of you to say! I’m glad you’ve had luck! I think it’s a great service – – they just don’t have the types of clothes I personally was looking for I suppose. I’d still recommend it to people though 🙂

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  2. I got those same shorts in my last fix. I felt like I should’ve got my $20 back just on that decision alone. It was a new stylist, I sent a note & said “ummm, I’m 40 & like size 12, short shorts, never a good look.”

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    1. Haha, oh goodness. I think the shorts were cute and would look great on plenty of Stitch Fixers, but I wasn’t in love with them or anything. I totally understand about wanting your $20 back – – it was frustrating to receive that much geo print when I made it clear I wanted stripes and florals but ended up getting none. Helloooo, anybody listening?

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  3. I am having the same issues, and trying one more time (my box should be here Wednesday). Complain and they will credit your $20 to another box!

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    1. Yes, they did reach out to me after I left my feedback. It was good customer service to wave the styling fee for sure. However, I didn’t take advantage of it because I knew I would still have the same problems. I guess my wish list is too particular, but I’m glad others can get good use out of Stitch Fix! Thanks so much for reading, Liz!

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  4. Agreed! I sincerely wanted to love Stitch Fix and was even thinking of trying it again after canceling. But most of the fixes had ill fitting clothing or something just a little old ladyish. I kept a skirt I loved only to had the seam disintegrate after washing. The prices were very high for the quality. There were a couple of pieces I kept that were great but I know I overpaid for them. thanks for reminding me of all the frustrations. You saved me from a terrible choice.

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    1. Pamela, you hit it right on the nose! I wish it weren’t true, but that has been my exact experience. Some of the seams didn’t even make it to the wash before disintegrating. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I actually renewed my subscription for two months recently (my mom started Stitch Fix and received some spot-on garments, so I thought perhaps improvements have been made). Needless to say that I promptly cancelled after running into all of the same problems — they just don’t listen to feedback! Haha, I’m so glad that I was able to help you out! I’m also glad that a lot of people have found success with Stitch Fix. I did get a few good pieces I wear a lot. But for now I’ll just be my own stylist 😉

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