Hello! For a couple of month's now I've been mentioning Stitch Fix in my Fashion Posts with the promise of telling you all about it in a future post. Well, since I just received my new 'Fix', I thought today would be the perfect day to explain what Stitch Fix is all about for those who have never heard of it before.
Stitch Fix is basically an on-line company where you get clothes picked specifically for you by a stylist. You can arrange to have monthly 'fixes' or just schedule a fix whenever you like, which is what I do. When you sign up for Stitch Fix, they ask a lot of questions like what is your bra size, your shape, what size you normally wear in clothing, etc. Then you look through a series of pictures of clothing and you rate those pictures as to whether you love those items, or dislike them: this is to give them a sense of your clothing style. But you can also request to be 'surprised' by a clothing item you would never normally choose for yourself, which is what I did. The price for the fix varies for everyone, you pick what price range you are willing to pay for the clothes. It also costs $20.00 for your fix, which is waived if you keep everything. You can send anything back that you don't like.
Now the question your probably wondering, is why did I choose to try Stitch Fix. Well, most people do Stitch Fix because they struggle with fashion and need a little help. For me, it's a couple of different reasons. First, is time: as much as I LOVE TO SHOP, I'm very busy and I don't have the luxury of having a full day to spend at the mall trying on clothes. So it is nice to have someone do the shopping for me. Secondly, I tend to keep buying the same 'style' of clothes over and over again. Stitch Fix takes me out of my style rut, and forces me to try something I otherwise would never have considered.
When your 'fix' arrives, it comes in a pretty little box like this. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoy opening up this box every time I get one. Being the mom who has everything, I'm always buying presents for other people, but I so rarely receive presents because no one ever knows what to get to me, so they get me nothing. Therefore, I find it is really nice to get a present, that I don't know whats inside, and be 'surprised', even if I'm paying for it! LOL!
And I will eventually show you pictures of me with all of these new fall Stitchfix items in the near future. For today's post I just wanted to talk about what Stitchfix is, how it works, and what a typical package looks like.
In the meantime, pictured below are two blouses I received in my first Stitch Fix when I requested comfortable travel clothes for my New Hampshire vacation. (You can see the other items I received from my first Stitch Fix HERE and HERE.) In the first photo I'm wearing a sleeveless silk blue and white shirt with dark skinnies. Stitch Fix really came through for me when I requested 'comfortable' clothing. All the materials in this fix were so soft, silky, and felt comfortable against my skin, yet, still 'dressy' which I love. I love to be comfortable, but I don't like to look comfortable. Does that make any sense? I would never wear sweat pants, simple T-Shirts, or sweat shirts out in public. Those clothing items are only for exercise or home wear for me!
fashion blogger wearing this very same shirt, so you may get an item someone else received; but that is no different than buying any other piece of clothing from a store, so who cares? I really love this shirt, it's hip because of the colors and chevron is so 'in' right now, and also because the material is a polyester knit, it's very 'comfortable'.....the magic word for me.
Have a great day! Amy