I decided last month to try a service called Stitch Fix. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's a subscription box for clothing. First you take a clothing profile quiz in which you rank styles, give your clothing sizes, tell your style struggles, etc. A stylist reads what you wrote and puts together a box with five items of clothing in it - usually 3-4 clothes and 1-2 accessories. A week or so after you take the quiz, the box shows up on your porch! You try on everything they send, keep what you want, and send back (in an included prepaid envelope) what you don't want. Then you "checkout" online - tell them what you're sending back and why, and pay for what you kept. There's a styling fee of $20 that's deducted from your total if you keep any items.
I'd been hearing about Stitch Fix all over the place online and was intrigued, but the clothes are from more expensive brands, and that kept me away for a long time. I'm pretty cheap. But lately, every day when I get dressed, I look at my clothes and wonder what in the world I'm going to wear. I've cleaned out my closet several times lately and have been rotating through the few favorites that are left. It literally feels like I wear the same thing every day. So. I knew I needed to go shopping, but I'm just not confident in my ability to shop for myself right now. I can't count the number of times I've thought, "Too bad I'm not friends with Stacey and Clinton..." :) And that's why I decided to finally give Stitch Fix a try. Having a stylist know my frustrations and struggles and desires, and then choose clothing specifically for me, sounded really appealing! I practically counted down the days until my first box.
Here's what I got!
I told SF that I wanted clothing that was comfortable and didn't have to be adjusted all day. I love t-shirts but wanted something a little nicer. She sent this. It fit PERFECTLY. It's a combination of knit and woven, not clingy, super comfortable. And it looked better on me than on the hanger in these pictures. :) I loved everything about it except the color, which is why I actually sent it back.
This blouse was seriously so pretty. I LOVED it. I ended up sending it back, too, though. Since it's sleeveless, I would've needed a cardigan or undershirt with it, so I wouldn't have worn it until the fall. I wanted to use the money I'd saved for summer clothes on summer clothes. I can use fall money during the fall. Does that make sense?
Loved the earrings! but they were $38, and I'm just too cheap for that.
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS MAXI SKIRT. Seriously. I want to wear it every day. I kept this. :)
I also LOVE these jeans! They make me feel my age - young but not a teenager - which is something I've been trying to figure out. I'm shocked that they fit in the leg without being super stretchy or massive in the waist - my usual jeans issue. The shape, length, and rise are perfect. I kept these.
So, there you have it! My first Stitch Fix! Seriously so exciting and fun. I won't use it forever because it is pricy, but because of just this first box, I have a better idea of what to look for when I go shopping by myself. I can't wait for next month's box! If you decide to try it out, please use my referral link! (instead of just going to stitchfix.com :)
I should be able to do something that benefits a few dozen people every week.