Do any of these statements describe you?
- You are busy and find it challenging to find time to shop for yourself;
- You feel like your body type makes it difficult to find clothes; and/or
- You don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes, but consequently, your clothes wear out faster.
If you answered yes to any of those questions – I answered yes to ALL of them – then you are going to love this newish service I just started using called Stitch Fix. (This post is NOT sponsored, though I do include my affiliate link.)
Here's how Stitch Fix describes itself: “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.”
A personal stylist? Mail order clothes? When I first read these things, I thought, sounds nice but seems too much for my budget. Anyone nodding their head in agreement?
And y'all, after two fixes I'm hooked.
But, it didn't start out that way. When I opened my first fix, I thought I would love everything. I had been super specific in my style profile, emphasizing that I wanted tops to accommodate my large bust. I also said that I had a classic style and loved jewel tones. Here are 4 of the 5 things that were included.
Not awful, but here were my issues. The burgundy top just made my chest area look bigger, which is not what I was going for. The dress didn't zip up the back because it was so tight around my bust. The green cardigan was a beautiful color, but again, was too tight. Moreover, both the burgundy top and the cardigan were not the high quality I expected for the price point ($38 each). I also received a flowy blue skirt that overwhelmed my frame (not pictured).
I did keep the cream top. It was a fabric I don't have much of and I liked the unique neck. Perfect for work.
Because the first fix wasn't a home run, I considered not trying Stitch Fix again. But multiple friends urged me to leave detailed feedback about my fix and give it another shot. So I left detailed feedback, scheduled my next fix and said a little prayer.
Two weeks ago I received my second fix from a new stylist named Jackie, and she hit it out of the park. I'm so glad I tried again. I loved almost everything in my box, which included 3 tops, a cardigan and a dress.
Let's start with the only thing I didn't love – this grey top.
It didn’t work for me for a couple reasons – I didn’t like the loose weave (I knew I would snag it), and I find that scoop necks usually just accentuate my bust in an unflattering way. It also just wasn't a flattering shape.
But, that's okay that I didn't love the grey top, because everything else rocked. I kept the two other tops in the box, as well as the cardigan.
The Henley is the perfect fall casual shirt. I paired it with a fun statement necklace from Zulily and skinny jeans for the pumpkin farm the day after receiving it. It was super comfortable and not too heavy.
I have coveted that tulip shirt for many months after seeing it on several other friends and was so excited it was included in my fix. I love the soft material and versatile style. Last week, while at a conference for work, I belted the top with a a nice pair of slacks and heels.
And the black and white cardigan – be still my heart. I love it so much. The stretchy, quality fabric. The classic style. The length. A perfect 10. I wore it when Matthew and I went out for our anniversary and wore it again to one of the conferences I attended last week.
I also received a cute dress, but it was way too tight (hence why there’s no photo – that wasn’t getting out on the internet!). Had it fit, I would have likely kept it.
Fix #2 for the win! 🙂
I hope this post encourages you to try Stitch Fix. You do have to pay a $20 styling fee for your box from Stitch Fix, but if you keep anything you receive, that $20 gets applied to the cost of what you keep. You also don’t pay for the shipping either way. And if you keep everything in your box, you get 25% off. I have a feeling though, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Plus, with the holidays around the corner, it’s always nice to have something new to wear!