Let’s face it, I LOVE shopping. The only thing I love more than shopping (and my family, of course) is cruise travel. So, shopping FOR a cruise qualifies as one of my favorite pastimes. BUT, we all get stuck in fashion ruts, right? You know the feeling. That “fashion comfort zone” where we tend to buy the same types of jeans or jewelry from the same stores.
About 3 months ago, my co-workers started talking about this thing called “Stitch Fix”, where a personalized stylist sends you 5 clothing items to try on in the comfort of your own home. “Sounds expensive”, I thought. “Yah, right, good luck fitting my 5 foot 0 inch-weirdly-proportioned body”. But then, I heard they make petite sizes, and I decided to give it a shot. I dutifully created a Pinterest “stitch fix” board and pinned stuff I liked. Then, I logged on to the website and filled out my style profile: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/6359667, chose when I wanted my box to arrive, and waited for what seemed like an eternity (it couldn’t have been 10 days) to see that email that my fix had shipped. It was like Christmas- a handpicked box of clothes curated just for ME? Whaaat? Well, my box finally arrived and I tried everything on in the comfort of my home. Unfortunately, it was an epic fail, or what we call in the Stitch Fix world a “0/5”, meaning, I didn’t like any of the 5 items enough to even keep ONE to recuperate my $20 styling fee. How did this happen? What did I do wrong? Why was I born short and HIPPY? My co workers looked so great! Not FAIR!
Despite the disappointment (like getting coal for Christmas), I decided to try again. I set another date for my next fix, and provided honest feedback when I checked out and sent my items back and told my stylist MORE about me and what I like- no horizontal stripes, no baggy tops, etc…Skeptical, but hopeful, I was a little less excited during the wait this time. My 2nd box arrived with another lovely note from my stylist saying she was sorry the last items weren’t a fit, but that she’d scoped out my Pinterest board and put some new thought into it and VOILA, I loved EVERY item she sent to me. And that my friends, is where my love affair with Stitch Fix began. It’s important to note though, that in Stitch Fix-land, liking 1-2 items from your fix is a total win. Most of my subsequent fixes have been 1-2 item keeper boxes, and I’ve truly loved the item(s) I’ve kept. Sometimes I request items for work, with a corporate dress code in mind, other times I request resort wear, and sometimes I update my Pinterest board and let my stylist surprise me.
Here’s a look at my most recent fix, #5, complete with photos of the style card, note from my stylist and photos of me wearing the clothes (except the pants that didn’t fit). After you’ve peeked at my fix, scroll back up and take a short poll to tell me what you think I should keep:
Here’s the note from my new stylist, and the card with tips on how to style the items:
And, the price summary, where you’ll see the discount if you keep all 5 items:
And now, for the fashion show…you’ll notice the cropped pant is not featured- way too small!
Here’s the Hajar off the shoulder top, which I paired with my distressed jeans from my first fix:
And the Papermoon Fatima dress, which I think is too long on me, and as seen in 4th pic arm holes are too big for me:
And my favorite item, the Marelena Knit dress- love the softness and pockets:
And the Kensie Blazer, which I paired with jeans today, just for a change:
If you’re interested in giving Stitch Fix a try, please use the link below. Yes, if you sign up and order a fix, I do receive a small credit toward my next fix, and so can you (check out the referral section of the website):
Here’s a more detailed look at how this works, directly from the StitchFix website:
- Fill out your Style Profile
Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps us understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes. https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/6359667
- Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment
We’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.
- Try everything on in the comfort of your home
We encourage you to try on everything our personal stylists have picked for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.
- Buy what you like and return the rest
- Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell us what you’re keeping and returning.
- Check out by logging in to your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, we’ll give you 25% off the entire purchase!
- Simply return the items you don’t want in our pre-paid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using our service!
- Tell us what you think!
Don’t forget to give us specific feedback on each of the items you receive. Our personal stylists are able to send you better selections when we know what did and didn’t work for you, and why. Our blog offers a number of tips on the best ways to communicate with your personal stylist.
If you choose to receive regularly scheduled shipments, we will automatically schedule the delivery date for your next shipment. You can always choose an alternative date that better suits your needs or opt out of regularly scheduled shipments entirely. Stitch Fix does not require a membership fee or a monthly subscription.