Have you heard of Stitch Fix?
I’ve been seeing it pop up various places online and decided to give it a try. It was so fun! If you’re anything like me (we probably have something in common if you’re here on the blog), I think you might like it too!
Here’s how it works and why I’m liking it so far.
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a fairly new company, based in San Francisco (my hometown!). Based on the information you fill out on their site (things like your size, your style preferences, what you don’t mind “flaunting,” preferred price range, even material preferences), they give you a “personal stylist” who picks out some items for you.
When you tell them you want a Fix, you are charged $20. They send one out and you get a box of surprise clothes! How fun! You keep what you like; the $20 is deducted from the total of whatever you decide to keep. Toss your unwanted items in a very convenient pre-paid mailing bag they provide, and that’s it! So cool!!
Why You’ve Got to Try It
- No shopping malls. The mall drains me, big time, and there other things I’d much rather be doing in my free time without the kids! (Is that just me?)
- Try new things. Stitch Fix will send items that I may never have picked from the rack but end up really liking. It’s great for getting out of a rut.
- One-stop-shop. The Stitch Fix team will send you not only different clothes from different sources, but also shoes and accessories too!
- Get inspired. Each item your Stitch Fix stylist sends comes with a tag illustrating a couple different ways to wear the piece.
- SAVE TIME. Coordinated, fresh looks delivered in a package right to my door? Sign me up!!
- Utter convenience. I hate the whole changing in dressing rooms trying to decide if something looks good by myself under glaring fluorescent lights in front of a mirror that’s tilted strangely and way too close. (I usually save shopping trips for when my sister visits ;)). With Stitch Fix, I can try everything on in my own bedroom! And Dear gets to watch a little fashion show and give his opinion.
- It’s so fun. I love getting a box of surprise clothes!! It’s like giving myself a present — without knowing what it is beforehand. It really is a “fix,” hahahaha. (When Elora saw the box, she said, “Here’s your fish sticks, Mommy.” Side note: I’m trying to remember not to ever underestimate what the kids pick up on! I was shocked she knew what the box was.)
Below are the items I got in my first Stitch Fix box:
Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top: KEPT. I loooooved this top. And so did Dear. The fabric was so soft and drapey, it’s modest but not shapeless, hides exactly what I’d want it to, and it’s fun and different. Definitely more expensive than things I’d usually buy but really liked it. (Side note: The Native American flavor of the embroidery and the fact that it’s called “Tristan” reminds me faintly of Legends of the Fall and therefore faintly of my adolescence….)
Paradiso Cowl Neck Short Sleeve Top: KEPT. Really pretty, nice fabric, great color. And it’s really more like a modest tank top than a short-sleeved top — very useful here in Florida.
Ruthie Cross-Front Side-Ruched Top: WENT BACK. This was a very nice simple, versatile black top that still had a bit of interest. But it was too form-fitting and I have one very similar so back it went.
Marigold Chambray Skirt: KEPT. Not too short, good shape for me, needed a new skirt.
Nolyn Chambray Button Up Tank: WENT BACK. I can hardly stand collared shirts after having to wear them all through high school and all through Bible school! I was willing to try, but it really just looked awful on me.
What do you think? Any questions? Are you excited? Give it a whirl!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, but if you place your first order through the links I’ve included in this post, I will get a small credit toward my next Fix. So thank you and, as always, hope what I share is helpful!