Oh wow. My first blog post in six months. Clearly I don’t have much (any) free time these days. As the kids get older I am hopeful to find more time for my crafty passions. Until then, I wanted to share with you a discovery that is absolutely worth taking the time to discuss.
Recently, I complimented my friend, Kate, on her sense of style. She’s one of those girls who always seems so put together. I am quite the opposite. I have no time to shop. None. I feel like I have a handful of outfits that I recycle each week; none of which I’m really crazy about. So when she told me that she had a personal stylist, and that I could too, I was all ears.
Enter the world of Stitch Fix. It’s free to sign up and create your style profile. This is how your stylist gets to know you; your sizes, likes, dislikes, lifestyle, favorite colors, patterns you’d prefer to stay away from, etc. You can even create a specific board on Pinterest and link it to your style profile. Then as you spend time on Pinterest, just pin things to your Stitch Fix board and your stylist will better know what to send to you. (Finally, all that pinning has a purpose!)
Here’s how it works:
A “fix” consists of five items shipped to your door. You can sign up for just a single fix – to see what all the fuss is about – or you can sign up for regularly scheduled fixes. You can customize each fix so your stylist knows what you need, and what you don’t. For example, I requested no accessories, short dresses or coats. I asked her to send jeans, tops and sweaters.
There is a $20 fee for each fix. If you decide not to keep any of the pieces, Stitch Fix keeps your $20. If you decide to keep any of the items, the $20 is applied to the purchase. If you decide to keep all five items, you get 25% off of everything.
And the best part is you can identify your budget, so your stylist knows not to send items out of your preferred price range. How great is that?? No more falling in love with something on the rack only to be in sticker shock when you look at the pricetag.
So, all that being said…I got my first fix last night!
Let me just say that my stylist NAILED it. She sent me two pairs of jeans that I absolutely LOVE and three really cute tops.
She also included style cards that show several ways to wear each piece and how to pull them together to make different outfits.
Y’all, I didn’t have to go shopping. I didn’t have to fight traffic or deal with parking or tote around one (or both) kids. The shopping experience came to me and all I had to do was open a box. Amazing. Needless to say, I am completely thrilled with the experience. I’ve signed up for monthly fixes and I’m really excited to see what she sends me next month!
If you’re like me and need the shopping experience to come to you, you’ve got to check out Stitch Fix.
Okay, disclaimer: If you use my referral link I’ll get a credit toward future fixes. So, click here to make us both very happy!