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Stitch Fix and a Fashion Show!

10 Comments 26 March 2014

Stitch Fix and a Fashion Show!

I rarely write non-food related posts, but I wouldn’t share this if I didn’t think this might be of some interest to you. In fact, I’m hoping you’ll love this as much as I do.

Let me tell you a little secret about myself. I hate shopping, especially clothes shopping. I’m terrible at it. And while most girls shop for fun, for me it’s drudgery. I’m usually unsuccessful at finding the perfect outfit unless I have a patient friend with me. And it usually leaves me feeling exhausted and so badly about myself that I swear I’m going to wear sweatpants for the rest of my life.

Then I met Stitch Fix.

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And my stylist has made all the difference.

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Yes, I now have a stylist. It’s not because I’m wildly rich or famous. It’s just because I signed up with Stitch Fix to receive shipments of wardrobe items that my stylist thinks would work for me. Back in December, I answered an online Stitch Fix questionnaire so my stylist would know a little bit about my style, preferences, body type, and personality. I signed up for a date that my first Fix would arrive, and it showed up right on time to spruce up my Winter wardrobe. I loved almost everything that they sent, and every time I got a compliment about an outfit I was wearing, I realized that I was wearing a Stitch Fix item.

So I signed up for a Spring Fix, and it arrived today!

Opening the box feels like Christmas morning. Or my birthday. And since my birthday is this week, I was hoping I would find something fun to keep.

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Each box is packed with 5 items that I have the choice of keeping. I try everything on, experiment by mixing and matching the items with clothes and accessories that I already own, and then decide what I want to keep.

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I thought I might do a little fashion show for you with the self timer on my camera. Then I realized that without a tripod you were going to see all of the special things about my apartment. Like the pot of water on the radiator as a make-shift humidifier. And the gobs of cords wiggling their way to my technology.

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So I enlisted the Husband to take a few shots.

Here were the items in this fix. (This is Heather in the raw, post-school day, too excited about her Fix to even stop for a smudge of lipstick.)

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Henry & Belle white jeans and a Yumi green tunic

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A cobalt 41Hawthorn long sleeve knit

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Sassiness not included.

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A Lilly maxi dress

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And a classic silver Pixley necklace

The Fix even comes with style cards that give tips on how to mix, match, and accessorize.

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Why do I like Stitch Fix?

  • My stylist chooses items that I’d never try on if I saw them on the rack. And most of the time I love her choices.
  • If I don’t like something, I let her know by giving feedback online so the next Fix is more successful.
  • There’s really no need to try on multiple sizes, because Stitch Fix has my measurements.
  • The clothing is reasonably priced.
  • The box of goodies comes right to my door.
  • Everything I’ve purchased so far can be worn in a variety of ways.
  • Anything I don’t want is placed in a self-addressed, postage paid package and dropped in a mailbox.
  • I can order a fix any time I want. (Note, since Stitch Fix is becoming so popular, some dates are unavailable.)

If you decided to give Stitch Fix a try, I’d love it if you’d use this referral link. I get $25 off my next fix for every friend who gets her first Fix! You will too!

Readers, dish!

  • Which items should I keep? I have 3 days to decide.
  • Have you tried Stitch Fix? What was your experience?
  • What’s your least favorite thing about clothes shopping?
  • Where do you find the best fashion luck?

Your Comments

10 Comments so far

  1. Anne-Marie van Benthum says:

    I don’t know you and for which occasion you bought these clothes, so I can’t decide for you :-) . I don’t like shopping myself so I advice you to buy all three of them… :-) , you will be ready for every occasion for a long time! I don’t know this company because I live in the Netherlands… I like the clothes, yes and they suit you very well … I don’t like it when people in shops push me to buy something or say that it suits me and I see that’s the opposite is more true. Most of my clothes I buy in Germany (that’s here just around the corner ;-) ) or online. Hope you will enjoy your new clothes. I look forward to see your marvellous recipes. Greetz, Anne-Marie

  2. Betsy says:

    I love that idea and you look great!!

  3. Christine says:

    That dress looks amazing on you! It’s a keeper!

  4. Heather Peters says:

    I love them all, but I especially love the striped dress!!! It’s just wonderful for the upcoming warm temps and looks so good on you!!! I may have to give this Stitch Fix a try through your link…I NEVER find anything shopping!!

  5. That stripped long dress looks really good on you :-)
    I had heard about Stitch-Fix and actually even created my style profile, but have not ordered my first fix yet…

  6. oops.. I meant striped .. one letter can change the context completely ;-)

  7. The maxi dress and necklace look great! :-) I’ve never been a shopper either. Happy you now have a workable solution! And Happy Birthday!

    xo,
    Shirley

  8. Love the Yumi Green Tunic – it’s a great color for you and I love the flowy yet polished look on ya. ;)

    This is a great idea! I always wished for a stylist because I like to look good (who doesn’t!) but hate spending time shopping.

  9. Ha – I’m with you, I hate shopping too. I cannot believe such a service exists out there. How cool is that?

    The white jeans, green tunic & maxi dress are my favs. Yowza! =)

  10. Debi says:

    All of those look so great on you! Good to know there are more of these services out there for those times when I just don’t feel like shopping anymore. :D


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