Sometimes, I just really hate shopping–there I said it. I mean, I love picking out new clothes for myself and it can absolutely be fun and a nice treat. But honestly, when a store is crowded or it’s that strange in-between weather and I can’t maintain a comfortable body temperature and people are hovering around me. I just can’t. I think most people can relate to this, but I think I have found the majority of my clothes when I wasn’t really intending to buy anything or was browsing on my lunch break.
I always try to freshen up my closet a little bit here and there, but I sometimes find it difficult to step out of the box and end up buying items that I wear to work and then don’t want to wear on weekends. After seeing various ads and hearing about it in passing, I decided to check out Stitch Fix. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s an online platform that allows you to fill out your own style profile and a stylist will then pick out items for you based on your answers. You can schedule one fix at a time, or you can sign up for a monthly subscription. The survey covers everything from your size, the way your prefer clothes to fit, your favorite (and not-so favorite) colors, what kinds of occasions you need clothing for the most (office, casual, date night), and you even choose different prices ranges in which you would be willing to spend. You can also share your Pinterest board so that your stylist can see what kinds of styles you favor. You can also leave a note for your stylist, where you can explain exactly what you are looking for or what you would like to add to your wardrobe. I told my stylist I was looking for some new pieces that I could wear on weekends and not feel like an extension of my work wardrobe.
For an initial $20 styling fee, you receive five items in your fix on the date of your choosing. That $20 will be applied to the items that you decided to purchase. If you purchase all five items, the $20 comes off as well as a 25% discount. For the items you do not like, the box comes with a prepaid USPS bag for an easy return. The one risk is that you don’t like anything, at that point, you are out the $20 fee.
First of all, there isn’t too much more exciting than coming home on a random weekday to a package in the mail, let alone a package full of brand new clothing that has been picked out just for you. That aspect of Stitch Fix alone is amazing. It’s like Christmas morning on a Wednesday night after schlepping home from a long day. This isn’t something that I can do every month, but it’s nice to have the option of scheduling a fix when you’re ready. The fix also comes with a card showing all of the items and ideas on how to style them. Also. I think its a great little detail that this paper is perforated so you can tear them up into smaller index-sized cards. Nice touch!
The items were wrapped up nicely and I was excited just looking at the colors and soft fabrics. So, here’s what I received for my first fix:
Look by M Alpine Plaid Wrap Scarf $44.00
This scarf, oh my lanta. When I initially tried it on, I loved the material and the pattern, but was concerned about the bulk of it. I never had a scarf that large and wasn’t sure if I would like wearing it. But then I realized how warm and cozy it was and it has not left my body since I took it out of the box. It immediately became a winter staple.
Mavi Freida Skinny Jean $98.00
I wasn’t expecting to receive jeans in my first fix, let alone jeans that I LOVE..OH SO MUCH. Oh. Em. Gee. Jeans are one of those items that I absolutely hate shopping for. They are never quite right. Even when they fit perfectly in the store, I wear them a few times, then realize “eh, maybe not”. I don’t know, I just have a lot of trouble finding jeans, but maybe I just haven’t been looking in the right place. These Mavi jeans are so soft and so comfortable. They fit so well, I just couldn’t not keep them. I normally would not spend that much on one item, but given how well they fit, I felt like they were worth the investment.
Market & Spruce Corinna Dolman Top $48.00
I usually wouldn’t pick something like this up at the store since any dolman shirt I have tried on previously just looked weird and ill-shaped. But this top is so soft and comfortable and it fits really well. It hits at just the right length and the bottom seam is slightly curved, giving it a great shape.
Collective Concepts Rilo Button Up Blouse $68.00
I was hesitant about the pattern and colors on this blouse but was willing to try. However, the sleeves on this top were a bit snug around my shoulders. The rest of it fit very nicely but since the top was tight and I was “meh” on the colors to begin with, I sent it back.
RD Style Iana Twisted Seam Sweater $68.00
This sweater was so soft and I really liked the way it fit. My stylist recommended pairing this with the Mavi jeans. But after wearing it around the house for a little bit, I realized the length was too short for me and I wouldn’t end up wearing it because of that, so therefore not worth the $68. Sent this one back as well.
My favorite outfit I put together from this fix was the dolman top and jeans, with a necklace from Loft. I ended up wearing this outfit, along with the Alpine Plaid Scarf, for Christmas Eve dinner with some black flats. It was 70 degrees and humid here in New York, so it was perfectly comfortable.
Give it try if you want to treat yourself or need to refresh your wardrobe a bit. It’s fun and gives you a chance to try on pieces that might not otherwise pick up in the store. I scheduled another fix and updated my Pinterest board and lowered a couple of the price ranges to see if it makes a difference.
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Thanks for reading and let me know what you think!