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OK. I know it’s May 3rd. SUE ME. The box arrived last week, I just had no time to write. It’s concert season! That’s going to happen. I’ll write more on the great concerts I’ve been attending soon. Meanwhile, I need something to wear to them, so here we go!
I am drawn to new clothes like babies are to brightly colored toys. GIMME THAT. One day I came across an ad for Stitch Fix, where a personal stylist sends 5 items of clothing &/or accessories straight to your door, and I was intrigued. Here’s how it works:
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a personalized shopping experience right to your front door. You fill out a profile, and a personal stylist hand picks pieces that fit your taste, budget, and requests. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. You have three days to decide what to keep, and whatever you don’t love, just send back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns, and exchanges are free!
How does it work?
1. Fill out your Style Profile, which is a detailed questionnaire about sizing, likes & dislikes (colors, preferences, that sort of thing), budget, etc. Link to your Pinterest board! My stylist Crystal is great about crawling my board when she designs my fix!
2. Set a date for your fix! You will be charged a $20 styling fee, which is credited towards anything you purchase in your fix! It’s like having a stylist FOR FREE, people! I’ve never had a 0/5 fix, so I’ve always had my $20 credited towards purchase.
3. Try everything on in the comfort of your home, and decide what you’d like to keep and what, if anything, you want to send back in the postage-paid envelope. If you decide to keep it all, there’s a 25% discount in addition to the $20 styling fee credit! Pretty cool, huh? Lots of times I keep things I would NEVER try on in the store. Then you give them feedback on each item for next time. That’s the beauty of this service – which leads me to:
This is not a subscription service!
You get to decide when you want delivery. Every 3 weeks? Fine! Every 6 months? No problem! It’s on YOUR terms!
The company does NOT pay me to review their clothes or accessories – my opinions are solely my own. However, if you do decide to try Stitch Fix, and use this link I will get a small referral fee. Thanks!
On to the fun stuff!
I was SO excited to see my that little square box filled with happiness sitting on my front porch when I got home from work the other night! It was dreary out, and the colors inside were poppin!
The first thing that caught my eye is the Daniel Rainn Vivenne Floral Print Sleeveless Blouse. The gorgeous colors and happy flowers (flowers make me happy, ah HEM, Mr. Chapter54, I’m talkin’ to YOU lol) jumped out of the stack at me. It didn’t grab or pull anywhere, just kind of flowed over the problem areas.
The emerald green of the Skies Are Blue Kendruh Layered Hem Knit Top caught my eye next. I thought the hemline was really cute, and the fabric pretty perfect – not too heavy, not tissue-light – for those iffy spring days when you aren’t quite sure WHAT to wear:
The cobalt blue of this Papermoon Bastilla Lasercut Tulip Sleeve Blouse is the only thing I liked about it once it was on….I just can’t pull off something like this – definitely made for a different body type:
The Renee C Linscott Crew Neck Top is a shirt I have been jonesing for – I LOVE this top! JUST NOT ON ME. 🙁 The material had no stretch to it and the shape was too boxy. Big disappointment, I SO wanted to love this one!
The Milo Bootcut Pants from Kut from the Kloth fit so badly I am not posting pics. Shocking, because that brand in the size I was sent ALWAYS fits – and to test it, I went to my closet and tried a few pair on. Yep, still fit. So it was the cut and definitely the material of these particular pants that didn’t work for me. They were tighter in the waist, looser in the leg, and WAY too long. For me! I’m 5’8″. NOTHING is WAY too long for me! Just a really strange fit.
So this fix was a 2/5. I don’t consider it a loss, because my stylist Crystal has been watching my Pinterest board and sending me things I am looking for. I think maybe next time I’m going to let HER decide what to send, now that she can actually see photos of me in the clothing, she may have some ideas to shave off 100 lbs. or so 😉
Have you tried or considered trying a subscription clothing service?