I hadn’t planned on liking stitch fix. I really hadn’t. I’m not even sure that I wanted to, but I tried it out because I am curious why all of these companies keep trying to create boxes catered to you. So I did.
You probably have no idea what I’m talking about.
It’s like you walked into the meeting mid way through and we’re already on a roll.
Let me back up.
Stitch Fix is a fun, new (read: beta version) website that customizes a clothing box for you based on a survey that you fill out about your style, shape, weight, likes / dislikes, etc.
I’m not going to lie, I think I’m fairly hip in the clothing department. I stay up on my wardrobe fairly well. I stayed on top of my professional wardrobe very well (until I became miserable and didn’t care, but I digress), but didn’t spend a ton of money on casual clothes because I didn’t wear them.
Enter stitch fix.
I was reading a blog the other day and she talked about it, so I thought I’d give it a try in an effort to a) prove her wrong (I don’t even know her, I’m just competitive) and b) see if someone could out style my already perceived cool-for-me style.
Turns out, I can be surprised.
Here’s how it worked.
If you do, please use this referral link because that means that I selfishly get credit towards future purchases (btw, don’t worry, I used the other bloggers link — I believe in pay it forward, people).
Anyway, I registered (aka, “requested an invite”).
It takes a bit to get a response back (I think it took a couple of hours), but then you fill out your profile.
I was horribly (embarrassingly?) honest about the size of my rear and chest, but they said it’s private, so I went for it.
Anyway, after filling out the questionnaire profile thing, you pay $20 and schedule your “fix”. For $20 they style the fix based on your fairly detailed profile and if you keep any of the items, you get $20 off.
If anything, you waste $20. Free shipping, free returns.
You also select your price point before they style you. So if you normally spend $50 on tops, they’ll try to stay in that range. If you tend to spend $200+ on dresses, the same. However, if you tend to spend closer to $25 on tops and bottoms, they’ll style you accordingly.
Seriously, I was apprehensive because I am picky and don’t like cheaply made clothes (<– sorry, that’s snarky but true), but I was pleasantly surprised today with the box.
I got 5 items:
- 2 shirts
- 1 dress
- 1 sweater
- 1 earrings
I liked EVERYTHING, but I am not keeping everything because I don’t need it. (BTW, if you keep everything you get 25% off the total).
I am keeping 1 top and the sweater. Wanna see my horrible photos of said tops?
This is a cowl neck sweater that I would have never picked up because it’s short. BUT I LOVE IT.
Umm seriously? Could this be more perfect? It’s got a cute pleat in the back, it’s not skimpy… I’m smitten.
Honestly, I probably would have walked by all of the items in the store (including what I am keeping) – actually I know that I would have. I’m kind of excited that this encouraged me to stretch my thinking a bit, especially in the casual chic department.
Want to see something else cool?
They add a tag with “suggested ways to wear it”. So if you’re one of my friends who says that they don’t know how to “style”, this takes the guesswork out of it for you.
I’m clearly a little bit of a fan.
I don’t need anything. At all. However, ordering a box once in awhile is fun and exciting.
I seriously thought about keeping everything, but one of the shirts was a bit dressy, one of the dresses was too summery (hi Chicago) and the earrings were amazing but I don’t get out much, so I wouldn’t have worn them.
But still, so very fun.
And everything fit, which SHOCKED me.
And did I mention the return process is SUPER easy. Pre-paid envelope hand over to your favorite postal worker or large blue mailbox easy.
So for those of you that are a little adventurous (or hate malls and adventure and just want someone else to tell you what to wear), I totally recommend Stitch Fix.
Also, I’d love to know if you try it out.
I plan to do it again in a month or so – I’ll let you know about box #2 when it arrives.