Here is the deal ladies…I don’t have time to go shopping anymore.
Seriously. Between work, kids activities, being a taxi driver and coaches wife, I don’t have a chunk of time free to just wander the mall.
When I do shop, I make about 90% of my purchases online. At, like, 5:30am.
On a Saturday.
While lounging around in my sweats while drinking coffee during the only quiet time of my life!
I actually have a lot of basics in my wardrobe but to add a few new pieces each season, I tend to shop online and then get frustrated when things don’t quite fit on me like the model on my computer screen. I needed some help!
If you have read fashion (or lifestyle) blogs for fun, you may have heard of Stitch Fix before. I have seen reviews of this “box service” but didn’t take the plunge myself until I realized what a perfect way this is to shop! I just received my 3rd box from Stitch Fix and am TOTALLY in love with this super fun way to shop…seriously, it is like getting a present in the mail each month!
I, myself, am not only having fun but my sister-in-law, my sister-in-law’s friend, and my neighbor also receive Stitch Fix boxes and we love seeing what each other receives!
Here is how Stitch Fix works:
You fill out an extensive style profile on their website (you tell them your size, likes/dislikes, styles you like, body type, career, etc). For a $20 styling fee, you can schedule a box (with any frequency you would like…you can even just try it once without any other commitment) that has 5 items of clothing (or combination of clothing and accessories as you denote on your profile) that a personal stylist picks out just for YOU. Trust me, your stylist really works hard to find items that you will like. They really study your Pinterest board(s) to understand your personal style.
After you receive your box, you can use the $20 styling fee as credit towards items you keep! If you don’t like anything at all, you pack the items into a postage paid bag and pop it back in the mail and you are out the $20 (trust me, I can think of WAY more frivolous things I have spent $20 on and this is super fun). If you are in love with everything in the box, you get a 25% discount on all items if you keep all 5 things…love it!
SOOO why am I blogging about Stitch Fix? Trust me, I receive NO compensation from the company (although there is a small referral credit available to everyone). I just truly think I have found the most fun way to shop! I have kept at least 1-2 items from each of my boxes and when my stylist (last time) sent me a pair of jeans that fit incredibly…I was sold!
Now, I am NOT a fashion blogger but I did have Molly (who is 9) take a few pictures of me wearing the items I received in this 3rd Stitch Fix box so that I could share my fun experience with all the other fabulous and busy ladies in my life.
(Inside of each box is a personalized note and ideas from the stylist on how to wear what is included in your box)
Item 1 and 2:
Brook Dot Print Tie-Waist Top from Pomelo
Caius Straight Leg Jean from Level 99
Now I received a pair of AMAZING Level 99 straight leg jeans in my last fix that fit wonderfully. My stylist read my comments that I loved those jeans so much and found another pair of the same type of jean in a different color. Unfortunately, though, these were 1 size too small. Yes they fit but just are too tight and too light of color to be that tight (yep, I know you know what I mean). I loved this polka dot shirt (perfect to wear to work) but I love it so much that I actually have a shirt very similar to it already. I did send back both of these items.
Shiloh Tonal Dot Print Sleeveless Blouse from Skies are Blue
This blouse is gorgeous in person. The color…beautiful and the scalloped bottom edge is great. The only problem is that this style of shirt just doesn’t fit my hourglass body type very well. I really need the shirt to come in at the waist otherwise I look much heavier than I actually am (and I can use all the visual tricks out there)! I did send this shirt back also. I am laughing in the picture because Molly was trying very hard to convince me to keep the shirt so she could wear it as a short dress as she loved it a lot!
Addi Racerback Abstract Print Maxi Dress from Pixley
So I loved this dress! I did write in my request for this fix to include a maxi skirt or maxi dress. I have been wearing a lot of maxi skirts (especially on vacation this year) as I have found maxi skirts are like wearing yoga pants but you look so much more dressy. This dress is fabulous and Molly insisted I keep it…so I did!
Linda Cross Front Knit Top by 41 Hawthorn
Ok. I LOVED the color and style of this shirt. Loved it. The only problem is that it was just a little too short and a little too tight. I may have cried a little when I put it in the bag to send back.
So there is my super fun experience with Stitch Fix! My next fix is scheduled for the middle of August and I have requested a few items for fall already. I can’t wait to see what I receive. It seriously is like Christmas or my Birthday when I receive that package in the mail!
(Again, I have no connection with Stitch Fix but I just wanted to share how much fun I am having…let me know if you have any questions!)