About a month ago I signed up for something called Stitch Fix.
I decided to try it out because
- I have never really liked shopping for clothes. I have to be in the right mood and I have to know exactly what I'm looking for. Add Owen to the mix and you can pretty much forget about it.
- A lot of my staples have worn out. I had to throw out a pair of jeans at the beginning of spring because they had a hole in them. Unfortunately, the same fate has been true of a lot of items. At least I know that I wear what I have! I wear it until it's worn out.
- I wanted to explore a bit by branching out from my normal stores (Old navy, Banana Republic, Loft, Target)
I went online, filled out my personal style profile, and selected my "fix" date. I was so excited when my fix arrived.
I told the stylist that I'm planning on going to the beach so I asked her to keep that in mind for this fix. Lillian (my stylist) included a little not for me. I thought the note was a fun personal touch.
So the first item I tried on was the shorts with the tank top. I will apologize now for not having pictures of myself in the clothes. Patrick was in Belize and I haven't trained Owen or Hurley to take pictures yet;)
I immediately knew that my stylist nailed my style and I was keeping the tank top. The jury was still out on the shorts. Then I threw on the open cardigan to get a feel for it.
These pictures are totally awful and I'm sorry. However, I loved the cardigan. Like I didn't know it was possible to love a cardigan this much. It is so soft. At first I thought it would be silly to spend so much money on a cardigan when I can buy basic items like cardigans at old navy or target. I took it off and decided I'd think about it.
At this point in the process of trying everything on, I nixed the shorts. I have a ton of shorts and I wasn't crazy about the color/pattern.
From there I moved on to the dress which was really cute when I put it on.
However, I decided that I have several dresses that I haven't even worn yet and this one was fitting a little snug through the chest. This is when I decided I'd probably keep the cardigan. Why not?
The last item in my fix was a tote that my stylist thought I'd like for the beach.
I should have taken a picture of the actual bag. It was solid navy and just not cute enough for me to want to carry to the beach. It also seemed a little pricey considering that it would end up with sunscreen, sand, water, and crushed cheerios/snacks all in the bottom of it.
Overall, I'm happy with my first fix. I walked away with two new items that I really love. I had a lot of fun waiting on the fix and trying on the items. It was nice to try things on in the privacy of my own home. The process is convenient. The items were shipped to my door, I had three days to decide what I was keeping, and then I just had to drop the returned items in the mail in the prepaid package that is already provided. Friends, I'm doing this again.
I should also mention that if you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount. Anything you don't wish to keep gets placed into the bag with prepaid shipping that's provided in the box. After that, you go online and "check out." During the checkout process you have the ability to provide feedback on items you didn't keep so that your stylist can better understand what you like.
Interested in trying it out for yourself? Click here and I'll get referral credit added to my account.