Last month, we did the normal end of year closet clean out and donation and I’ve found myself with very few things that I like to wear. When it comes to shopping, I have a few issues/requirements. First, I don’t like to spend a ton of money on clothes. I don’t wear high end designers and I’m happy to buy stuff anywhere from Target to Banana Republic. Second, I don’t like to wear things that everyone else is wearing. Luckily, I have recently found a few local boutique shops that sell cool looking clothing at relatively low prices, and they only sell a few pieces of each item. Next, I work remotely and from home, so while I am not getting dressed up every day (or ever) to go into an office, I am starting to get tired of my many variations of yoga pants and a t-shirt. Lastly, between work and kids and home, I don’t have time to go from store to store and shop (who does, right?). These things, in combination, result in a very sad looking wardrobe that consists mainly of, that’s right – yoga pants and t-shirts. At last check, I had 17 variations of black tank tops!
About a month ago, I was online and found out about Stitch Fix, a fashion subscription service. When you join, you’re asked to fill out a style profile – what you like, what you don’t like, size, style. They show you a number of different outfits and ask when you think of the style. They also ask questions to get a feel for your lifestyle, such as what your occupation is, if you’re a mom and if there are any articles of clothing that they should avoid sending you. Importantly, they also ask you to note price points for each category of item, ranging from $50 to $200+.
Once you are a member, you are able to schedule when you want to receive your “fix” – you can schedule a specific time period or just go on line and request one when you want it. Each fix you receive will include 5 fashions selected specifically for you by a personal stylist. You buy what you like, send back what you don’t. So super easy.
I signed up a month ago and was put on a waiting list. About 2 weeks ago, I received my e-mail that I was accepted as a member and could schedule my first fix. I’ve been watching my mailbox for it to arrive and was totally psyched when it showed up at my door today!!
Even the box was adorable! The Stitch Fix logo is on the outside and the inside is printed to match, complete with instructions printed on the inside of the box. Everything was inside and carefully wrapped in tissue paper – like I got a present!
I will be putting together a post this week of all of the things I received in my first fix, price points, how I liked them – so stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you want a fix of your own, sign up at Stitch Fix!
Disclaimer: I signed up for Stitch fix on my own and thought it was so awesome that I wanted to write about them. No product or compensation was received in exchange for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own. If you think it’s cool too and you sign up, I’ll get a small referral credit on my Stitch Fix account, so that would be really awesome!