Stitch Fix Addiction
Do you ever look at your closet and realize you are in a serious rut? Always buying pieces that always end up looking exactly the same? Need a refresh?
I am so guilty. When not wearing my jammies or my sweats – yes, a relatively rare occurrence – chances are you’re going to find me in my uniform consists of a pair of jeans paired with a basic sweater. If I’m feeling particularly wild and crazy I might branch out to tan or egads even pink!
I needed to get myself beyond my comfortable shades of grey. Then I started seeing Stitch Fix popping up all over blogs and I starting thinking, “hmmm.” I figured what did I have to lose and gave it a go. In case you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix yet here’s their official blurb:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell us your style, size, and budget preferences, and we send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix™ is unique and hand-picked just for you.
And this is what a Stitch Fix looks like:
I love when something you order comes all dolled up like a present. It makes me love what’s inside just that much more.
Before I go any further let me say that we bitches are not affiliated with Stitch Fix and have not been paid to review their site. I love what Stitch Fix does and wanted to share a good find with our readers.
The first step to joining Stitch Fix is signing up (there’s a referral code below) and waiting to be invited to join. It may take a while but you won’t mind once you get started! Next you’ll fill out a style preference sheet to help your stylist select the clothes and accessories for you. The sheet is fairly detailed to better narrow down your style. If you’re like me filling it out has the added bonus of giving you get a better definition of what you’re drawn to.
Once you’re accepted you schedule your fix. You can set one up monthly or on whatever time frame you’d like to see that pretty box of goodies show up on your door step. You pay a $20 styling fee each Fix. I admit – that threw me at first. But the fee is applied as a credit toward anything you keep from that fix. I like to think of it it as only needing to pay if I don’t buy anything. Something that has never happened for me.
I get giddy when I see that box sitting on my front porch; it’s like my own private surprise party every month!
Each fix comes with a sheet of these little perforated cards with two suggestions for each item.
You get three days to decide what to keep. Keep it all and you get a 25% discount (I love a good sale!). I may have taken advantage of that discount more than once or twice. Whatever doesn’t work you send back in the pre-paid envelope.
Here’s what arrived in my last fix.
I would never in a million years have picked these out for myself. In fact when I took them out of the box I was not psyched. Then I tried them on and worked them into my wardrobe. Now I can’t imagine that I ever thought of sending them back.
**** And now folks a couple more disclaimers. 1) I never aspired to be a model & it wasn’t just because of the unfortunate Irish peasant thighs. I think models need more than one pose in their repertoire and that’s all I got (see below). 2) My early evening, no natural light photos are sub-par. Long story but bad photos. At least they’re good enough to give you an idea of what a Fix can be like.
I love, love both pieces with a chambray shirt and olive jacket – two items previously languishing in my closet.
Once I threw it on with jeans, a big black belt and wedge booties I knew it was a keeper.
This next sweater was instant love. The bold aztec pattern drew me in.
Again, a jeans, belt and a tee and I am all over this like white on rice.
It’s looks even better when it’s not in a blurry picture!
Living in a town without a ton of shopping (a downfall of our bit o’ suburbia) and three kids to tow along when I do go, Stitch Fix has been become a brilliant way for me to shop without so much as lifting a finger. If you want to give it a try here’s a referral/invitation code. Let me know what you think!
Happy Monday everyone!
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