Today I had an entirely different post planned. I was going to share with you a reveal and review of Relish Clothing Box, a personal styling box (similar to Stitch Fix) that I ordered back in December and just received. (Yes, the long wait was the first sign of trouble.) And while I did receive my box, there are a lot of other women out there who are currently in limbo because two nights ago Relish Clothing announced they were dismantling… on their now defunct Facebook Group.
This isn’t a post to gossip about what may have happened to the business. To be frank, I don’t really care. The point of this post is to warn you that not everything may be as it seems. Up until very recently, Relish was still sending out boxes to fellow bloggers for free to review and provide giveaways to the readers. I was not one of those bloggers, I purchased the box myself during a holiday promotion with the intent of sharing my honest experience in comparison to Stitch Fix, just like I did with my Wantable Style Edit in January.
In light of what has happened, I want to share some tips for how I keep myself protected when I shop with new businesses online, and what to look out for when a to-good-to-be-true offer comes along. You know I’ve been fooled once with a fake Naked Palette on LivingSocial (but luckily received my money back), and I don’t want anyone to be fooled or taken advantage of by a subscription service or another form of online shopping fraud.
7 Tips for Protecting Yourself From Online Shopping Fraud
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Another year, another Stitch Fix?! Wow, that feels weird to say, I can’t believe it’s can you 2016! (Yeah, yeah I know, every year I think I’ve said that…) Of course, there’s nothing like kicking off the new year with a new piece (or several, if you count a few of the gems I picked up at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale!) of clothing for your closet.
You may remember that my last Stitch Fix shipment didn’t go so well. Neither did the one before it. However, I received an email from the Stitch Fix Customer Service team offering to match me with a new stylist who may be better suited to my needs and asked me several detailed questions about what I was looking for. My new stylist definitely delivered!
For this Fix, I asked for a couple of party-appropriate dresses – one glitzy, and one that could be dressed up or down. I also had pinned a few pieces that I had seen on Stitch Fix’s blog and Pinterest boards and mentioned wanting a cozy turtleneck sweater. Curious what I ended up with? Read on!
Stitch Fix January 2016: Review & Styling
Another month, another Stitch Fix. And the last one of 2015! Pretty wild that we’re already into December. If you’re not familiar, Stitch Fix is essentially a personal styling service for those on a budget or with time constraints for shopping. Sign up, fill out a style profile, pay a $20 styling fee (that you can put towards your Fix), and wait for your box of 5 clothing items (maybe with an accessory or shoes, too!). You then can try each item on in the comfort of your home, select what you want to keep, and send the rest back in the prepaid mailing envelope.
I started my Stitch Fixes back up earlier this year and it seems to have hit a weird patch. My beloved stylist, Kimberly has vanished. Last month I had a new stylist, and again this month, a new one. Perhaps I’m a difficult customer? Who knows.
And that brings me to my bad news. I had another bust of a Stitch Fix. The good news for you? I’m starting Christmas early this year with a giveaway. Even if Stitch Fix isn’t always 100% on point for me, I thought it would be fun for someone to be able to try their own Stitch Fix risk-free by offering a $20 gift card to cover your styling fee. Even if the box isn’t 100% perfect, the experience and surprise still are! More on that below, but first, let’s take a peek at my December Stitch Fix!
Stitch Fix December 2015 Review & Styling
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Happy November! Of course I kicked off the month with another Stitch Fix. I’m always surprised at when these show up on my door step because it signifies another close to another month. Kind of bittersweet, but with November comes Thanksgiving, and we’re another month closer to Christmas, my favorite holiday of course!
I won’t lie: this month’s Stitch Fix isn’t my favorite. My old stylist, Kim, seems to be MIA and I’m now being styled by Kate. While I think she did a good job of sticking to my style profile and following things I’ve pinned recently, I just am not blown away by any one piece. You’ll have to give me your feedback in the comments below, as I still have one more day to consider keeping any of the items! Without further ado, onto this month’s Stitch Fix!
Stitch Fix November 2015 Review & Styling
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Another month, another Stitch Fix. I know some may wonder why a style blogger would be interested in Stitch Fix, after all, isn’t the fun part of style the shopping part? While I’d totally say yes, the thing that I like is that it allows me to add pieces (for me, it’s just one piece per fix) that I wouldn’t normally find. The longer with Stitch Fix, the more I’ve noticed that I’m not able to find these exact items anywhere else. Additionally, I often receive items that I’ve wanted to add to my closet since I’ve pinned similar items.
Stitch Fix October 2015 Styling & Review
Plus lately, I haven’t had as much time to shop… so it allows me the opportunity to freshen up my closet without leaving the house. It doesn’t always work out for me, like last month when I tried to avoid dress shopping by requesting wedding-appropriate dresses. For something like that, I’ll probably go with Rent the Runway, as I used for Bellevue Fashion Week. Anyways, onto this month’s review!