So my Stitch Fix experience went up a notch with this shipment, if that’s possible. If you haven’t heard about Stitch Fix, here’s a simple explanation.
Description on their website:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. We get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.
So you are basically paying a stylist a $20 fee (which is applied to your purchase, if you purchase anything) to choose 5 items for your wardrobe. You fill out a profile with as much detail as you can. The more you share, the better they’ll understand your style…and if you don’t know what you like, they provide some visuals to help you see, rather than have to articulate your taste.
In my opinion, the worst case scenario would be to pay $20 and not keep anything. I haven’t really heard of anyone not liking a single thing, but it could happen. Here’s the thing that came as a little surprise to me: it’s really fun. I love anticipating the box and seeing what they send.
This time, the thing that made the experience even more fun, is that my friend Suzy Wess signed up and we received our boxes a day apart. Plus, even though we are built differently, we wear the same size! So we got together and looked over our pieces and after determining what we definitely wanted for ourselves, we tried each other’s items on. SO fun! We laughed like a couple of school girls!
Warning-Not so great photos. Keeping it real with the iPhone simplicity.
Here are all ten of our pieces together. The thing I loved with both of our boxes this time is the colors and the patterns. I don’t wear red, but this poppy/coral red, I like.
Suzy hates to shop. When she travels for business, she abhors shopping for appropriate business casual or dressier outfits. She is much more comfortable in her steel toe boots driving a pickup to oversee her concrete culvert creations. She’s a single mom to five kids and doesn’t enjoy taking away from her time with them to shop. She’s obviously not fussy, but she always looks sharp. I think Stitch Fix is perfect for her. We laughed about how nervous her stylist must have been about finding the right pieces for Suzy! Her stylist wrote a nice paragraph note to her which was very sweet…my stylist hasn’t ever written me a note! Anyway, we both LOVED this blazer. It’s so perfect for Suzy, fitted to show off her waist, with perfect colors to suit her not so flamboyant style. I love the fabric…everything about this blazer is perfect for Suzy! It’s a keeper for sure! Oh and it was only $58!
I think this is great on her…but she is skeptical. I think she’ll end up keeping it. If it was a vivid color, she wouldn’t have liked it, but with the classic black and white it’s most likely a keeper.
This adorable sheer polkie top was in my box and I loved the way it looked, but not on me. It works for Suzy!
This cute tank was in Suzy’s box and although I like it, I already got a similar tank in my first Stitch Fix box, so I couldn’t justify it.
Much like the polkie top, I loved this tank when I saw it in the box, but the cinching hit me at a weird spot, so it’s not for me. When my assistant Bailey saw it, she liked it, so she took it home to try it on and think about.
When I saw this in the box, I told Suzy I didn’t think it was for me…then I tried it on and loved it! It’s super flattering in person with the drawstring and tailored fit. It was pricey, but I think it’s a good investment.
The minute I saw the necklace in my box, I knew I would keep it. It was really affordable, so that was a total bonus! I was iffy on the dress at first. When Tom first saw me in it, he said it reminded him of a robe. In fairness to him, I tried it on over a t-shirt and the wrong undergarments. So the next morning, I gave it a try with the right underthings and I really liked it. So, even though I am only keeping 3 pieces, I kept the whole box, with Suzy keeping the polkie top and Bailey taking the coral tank.
My stylist is Catherine if you’re curious. I like to hear who people have as a stylist, so I thought you might like to know mine : )
If you would like to give Stitch Fix a try, I would highly recommend it. The beauty of it is, you control how often you want to receive your boxes AND you can cancel any time. I haven’t heard of any other service like this. If you do decide to sign up, I’d love to have you sign up under my referral link:
Let me know if you sign up! It’s fun to share experiences and if you’re local and wear a size close to Suzy and I, you can join our SF try-on parties!
Have a great day and God bless!
I’ll be getting a tetanus shot this afternoon, so feel free to pray that I’m not too much of a wimp!