Have you heard of Stitch Fix? I feel like every blogger has tried it at least once and if not they are thinking about it. I learned about Stitch Fix a year ago. Then when I went to Influence Conference the founders did a presentation on how they started their business. I was pregnant at the time but told myself I would give it a shot after I gave birth.
If you haven’t heard of it Stitch Fix is a service where you pay a $20 styling fee, fill out a questionnaire about your style and someone will pick five pieces of clothing/accessories to send right to where you live. That’s right. No awkward and/or sad moments in a fitting room at the mall. Sold yet? I was.
So they send you the clothes and you decide if you want to keep it or send it back. They give you the prepaid bag to make returns easy. Then you go online and tell them what you thought of each piece and pay for what you keep. The $20 fee goes toward your purchase and if you end up keeping all five pieces you get 25% off!
There are three things you need to know about me when it comes to buying clothes:
1. I’m fairly cheap. It is very rare that I spend more than $50 on a piece of clothing. Forever 21 and Target are my staples even though I’m so far removed from age 21 it’s laughable (I’m 35. SO WHAT).
2. I like all different styles of fashion. Seriously, I can’t make up my mind.
3. Before I had kids I used to shop for myself all the time. Now I shop for my kids. I know, how cliché am I?
So obviously the whole Stitch Fix concept was hard for me to grasp. I had heard that their pieces are kinda expensive and that it might take a few tries for the stylist to get it right. But I told myself that I would focus on self-care after baby #3 came. I mean, I feel like I deserve a treat every now and then. I used to be fashionable. I really did. And I want to get back there. So I knew it was time to go out of my comfort zone.
I signed up and filled out the style questionnaire and then waited for the box to arrive on my doorstep. When it did I think I squealed. I was so excited to find out what someone had picked for little old me! Here’s my first report.
1. Alessandra Striped & Colorblocked Blouse
I think this shirt is amazing! I love everything about it. The stripes, the colors, the length. When I filled out the questions I told them I just had a baby and the tummy pooch is still there. Tight-fitting clothes are pretty much out right now while I tone up (or eat a batch of cookies, whatever). I also told them that I am nursing. This shirt is super easy to lift up so I can nurse or pump. Naaman even complimented me on it! I knew I would keep this one before even trying it on!
2. Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan
I love a good cardigan. I really do. I loved the length on this but I have a gazillion cardigans already and really couldn’t justify keeping this one due to the price. If it was something extra special – like aztec print, for instance, which I am loving right now – I would totally think about keeping it. But I sent the cardigan back.
3. Sandrine Tiered Sleeveless Blouse
Stitch Fix did an excellent job picking this shirt out for me because I already own one just like it. I wear it all the time! I feel like this color looks great with my fair skin and blonde hair. Because I have one nearly identical to it I still sent it back. But kudos to the stylist for picking something that I already had in my closet!
4. Tiffany Lightweight Tribal Print Infinity Scarf
I am picking up steam with the scarf trend. I recently bought a few new ones. I liked this scarf but the price was what sealed its fate. I sent it back because I just can’t spend nearly $40 on a scarf. No way, no how. I think I might spend $15 tops on a scarf. So the pretty scarf had to go back to where it came. Still really enjoyed this piece though.
5. Stefano Medallion Print Shift Dress
There’s no photo for this one because I thought it was bad. Really bad. It was way too big and the print looked like an old wallpaper pattern. Maybe it’s my fault because as you’ll see above, I’m not great at styling yet. I have a crapload of clothing and shoes in my closet but I don’t know how to put things together and make them cuter than they are. Stitch Fix does send some ideas. I wish I had had time to mix and match and make it work. But I sent the dress back because nope!
So what do you think? Pretty cool service, huh? I am definitely going to try again in a couple months. You can sign up for monthly fixes if you want. I really can’t wait to try again!
Did I talk you into it? Feel free to use my Stitch Fix referral link to sign up and please comment to let me know you did. In fact, try it and post your fixes like me. It’s super fun to pretend like you’re a model for twenty minutes.
p.s. I tried really hard not to look lame snapping these photos. But I’m so not a fashion blogger. I felt like Will Ferrell in The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. “I don’t know what to do with my hands.” I wonder if Heidi Klum ever feels that way. Probably not.
p.p.s. My hair looks amazing right now. It’s the prenatal vitamins.