Have you heard of Stitch Fix? It’s a personal shopping website. Here’s how it works:
1. You fill out a survey about your style, body shape, likes and dislikes (complete with lots of visuals to choose from)
2. You choose a delivery date. You can have them pre-set (as in, the first of every month) or you can just log-in and request a “fix” whenever you want.
3. You pay $20 for each “fix”.
4. The Stitch Fix personal shoppers choose 5 items including jewelry, dresses, tops, and pants and mail them to you on your “fix” date.
5. You get a few days to try them all on with your own stuff in the comfort of your own home. Anything you keep your $20 goes towards the price of that item. Anything you don’t want you return in the provided postage paid envelope. You don’t get your $20 back, though, if you decide not to keep anything.
I signed up and just got my first “fix” this week.
Items #1 & #2 – Blouse and Necklace
Pros – Both the blouse and necklace looked much cuter once it was on than they did in the box
Cons – The dolman sleeves on the top looked a little ridiculous and I felt like I was swimming in the top. The necklace was a little long and heavy for what I usually wear.
Item #3 - Sleeveless Blouse
Pros – Love the cut of this top!
Cons – The colors weren’t my favorite. Also, it has a huge keyhole style back.
I’d have to wear something over it to wear it to work and that would take away from the cuteness of the shape. Or I suppose I could wear a cami under it but I’d rather just be able to wear it on its own.
Item #4 – Tank top
Pros – Versatile! Looks just as good casual as it does dressed up. Made of bamboo and cotton so it’s eco-friendly.
Cons – Not sure how bamboo wears over the long term. A little more than I would normally spend on a top.
Item #5 – Strapless dress
Pros – Cute pattern! The skirt part fit well.
Cons – Strapless. Where would I wear this? Also, the top was pretty tight.
So, in the end, what did I decide to keep?
The tank top!
My first “fix” was fun! I definitely would not have picked any of those items off the rack at the store. When I first pulled them out of the box I wrinkled my nose at all of them. But I took their advice when they said “Try on all of your goodies (even the ones you think are so not you. You might be surprised!).”
So far I would highly recommend Stitch Fix to anyone who likes shopping, hates shopping, feels stuck in a rut, or just wants to try something different. And if you don’t like anything? You’re out $20.