It’s Stitch Fix time! One of my favorite times of the month. 🙂 This month my regular stylist must’ve been out of town or perhaps has left or something, because I had someone new. When I initially pulled things out of the box, I was kind of like, “Oh no…no. Not a fan.” But as many boxes will do, I ended up loving so much of what I got once I had a chance to dress things up. I didn’t necessarily keep everything, but it was fun to try out some new things.
So what is Stitch Fix?
Well, basically it’s like having your own personal stylist. But better.
More specifically, it’s a monthly subscription (although you can set it to every other month too or just pick your dates as you go). When you sign up, you fill out a profile where you specify all kinds of things like sizes, ideal price range, shapes and styles you prefer, colors and patterns you prefer. You can make a pinterest board and link to that so that your stylist can get a feel for what you like. You basically want to provide as much detail as you can so that they can pick stuff to match your style.
Then you pick a date to have your box arrive. You’ll get 5 pieces. It can be clothing and accessories. You pay $20 a month to receive the box and if you decide to keep stuff, the $20 goes towards the purchase of your items. If you keep everything, you get 25% off – score! I’ve done that several times. Plus, if there’s a month that’s not so good and you don’t want a box, you can turn it off for a month – no penalty. And now they officially do exchanges, which is new and totally awesome! If you get something you love but need a different size, you can do it!
Once you get your box, you have 3 days to try everything on and decide what to keep. This part is my favorite, obviously. They even give you an awesome card that has suggestions on what to pair the items with. And they send you a pre-paid envelope to put everything in to mail it back. Just pop in it the mailbox! You can give them feedback online about what you liked and didn’t like to help them send even better stuff in the next box. You can even request something specific.
Plus, they even have petite and maternity clothes and just recently added men to the mix. Rock on!
So lets look at what they sent me this month.
Cielia Textured Knit Dress by Crescent – $68
Upon pulling this dress out of the box, I immediately though I’d dislike it. Everything about it seemed wrong – the color, the flare, even the polka dots I wasn’t sure about in a dress. But once I put in on with a jacket and tried to dress it up a bit, I fell in love with it! Seriously, I was SO TORN over this dress! I absolutely loved it. BUT – I get so cold in the winter and the material was clearly a fall/winter dress. I just wasn’t sure I’d actually wear it. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve purchased over my life thinking and hoping I’d wear it and then didn’t. Sadly, I was afraid this would fall into that category and I sent it back. But it was SO CUTE!