So, my curiosity was aroused when Natalie Parker mentioned Stitch Fix on a recent episode of Paperclipping Roundtable. Stitch Fix is an online service that will send you five items of clothing & accessories, straight to your home, for you to try out & either purchase or send back! Oh yeah, no shopping necessary!! I immediately signed up for an account at Stitch Fix and filled out a detailed style profile with my personal preferences, then scheduled my first Stitch Fix shipment, which arrived yesterday. There is a $20 styling fee to order a Stitch Fix, however that $20 goes toward any purchase you make from the box and there's a prepaid envelope to ship everything else back at no additional charge. I figured I might as well give it a try - worst case scenario was that I wouldn't like anything and I would be out $20 for trying something new.
My first box arrived yesterday, so I thought I'd share the results with y'all today! First up are the three items I did not keep:
I had decided ahead of time that I would only keep items that I could combine with other pieces already in my wardrobe to create at least three distinctly different outfits. The following two items met that criteria, and I'm thrilled to have these new items!
All -in-all I am very pleased with the Stitch Fix experience and will be scheduling another box in the near future. There were lots of positives with this approach (besides the obvious fact that I didn't have to set foot in a store!):
* While you cannot request specific items, there is a box to list items you might be interested in for an upcoming shipment. When I scheduled my Stitch Fix, I requested jeans and tops for this first shipment, and the box arrived with one pair of jeans and four different tops to choose from - perfect!
* All the items in the box fit me perfectly.
* All the items were in the price range I chose ($50 - $100), ranging from $48 to $98. (There were several price points to choose from, including "the cheaper the better.")
* It was so easy to checkout online & to slip the other items in the return envelope to be dropped off at the post office.
* I was able to try each item on and see how it looked with other items in my closet, so there was no worry about getting home & realizing nothing looked good with it!
I'd love your thoughts and opinions on the outfits I put together. Which is your favorite?
(If you'd like to give Stitch Fix a try and link from my post, I'll earn a $25 credit as part of their referral service! However, I haven't received any incentive from Stitch Fix for this review and just wanted to share in case there are other anti-shoppers out there.)