I have heard the word StitchFix (<- affiliate link) thrown around all over the place recently. I first heard the phrase a time or two back in Orlando, but definitely became familiar with it over the summer while hanging with fellow FitBloggin’ friends.
I have been meaning to sign up for the service for a while now and finally scheduled my first shipment to arrive last month, thanks to Julie twisting my arm. Okay, fine… she didn’t even have to try that hard. I have only heard wonderful things about this company and was excited to give it a try!
Here’s how it works:
• Sign up and complete a style questionnaire asking your size, weight, height, and style preferences. (It was actually pretty fun to fill out!) This includes the option to be specific about items you are looking for (blouses, purses, bracelets, etc.) and also lets you set an ideal budget.
• Schedule a date to receive your fix and include notes to your stylist. (Example: I am in desperate need of dress clothes this month!)
• Using your information sheet as a guide, a StitchFix stylist hand picks five items they think you will like.
• Review your items, try everything on, then decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back!
I received my first fix last month right before our trip to Paris. I thought my stylist did a great job of nailing down my style and wanted to keep four out of the five items.
The only thing in my box I wasn’t really fond of was this dress, mostly for the $98 price tag attached to it.
The item I thought to be priced spot on was this beautiful Colorblock Double Strand Circle Necklace at $40.
The service charge is $20 a month, but that fee is automatically applied towards one of the items you wish to keep. You can return the items you aren’t sold on free of charge, using an included pre-paid envelope. All they ask is that you send the items back within three business days and check out online telling why you did or didn’t like the items in your fix.
This ensures your fixes stay on track and that you are getting exactly what you are hoping for!
(I took that photo mid-decision and finally gave in to all three items. Aren’t they cute?)
I also really appreciate the style guide they include that shows you how to dress up each item in your box.
The Stitch Fix styling service is a huge win for me for a couple of reasons. One is that it pushes me out of my normal fashion comfort zone, and another is convenience. Don’t get me wrong, I love to go shopping… but doing all of it in person can get overwhelming, time consuming and expensive when you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for.
I’m sure I am not alone in the go in for a dress, come out with five full outfits concept, right? It happens to the best of us.
I ended up keeping three out of the five items in my first fix. As much as I adored this Destin Studded Chevron Stripe Shirt, I had to say goodbye when I saw the $80 price tag.
Overall, I am very happy with my first fix and am anxious to see what my second one looks like!
It arrived today and now that I have finally shared this with you I am now officially allowed to open it. I’ll be sure to check in again with this month’s fashion finds soon!
Note: Although I included an affiliate link at the top, this post was not sponsored in any way. I pay for my service and the clothing on my own, and wanted to share the company with you to help spread the word because, well… it pretty much rocks.