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.
And my stylist has made all the difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Henry & Belle white jeans and a Yumi green tunic
A cobalt 41Hawthorn long sleeve knit
Sassiness not included.
A Lilly maxi dress
And a classic silver Pixley necklace
The Fix even comes with style cards that give tips on how to mix, match, and accessorize.
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.)
- 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?