Fashion Friday has arrived (my favorite day of the week)!
Now I am not totally sure why I am so late to the Stitch Fix party, but I have honestly been on the fence for such a long time about whether or not to sign up for this personal styling service. I am an admitted shopaholic who was definitely skeptical about whether or not someone else could shop for me. I had so many questions running through my mind which caused me to carry on conversations with myself concerning Stitch Fix like:
Would I like what the stylist picked?
Would they get the sizing right?
Would the stylist understand just how much I love prints and mixing them up?
Would the stylist be able to locate a scarf that I already didn’t own? (cause this girl is a scarfaholic)
The last few weeks have been noticeably more busy and hectic for our family so I thought what better time than now to try out this so-called effortless shopping site.
So I bit the shopping bullet, grabbed my purse, sat down at the computer while in my pajamas and created my very own Stitch Fix account online (yay).
The first thing that I noticed about the site was that it was very user-friendly, and there is even a Stitch Fix app (iOS only for now). I recommend that when completing your online style profile that you be as honest and specific as possible in order for your stylist to try to get as much of a sense as possible as to what your overall style is, or what you are looking to change your style into. Another tip that I discovered is if you have a fashion Pinterest board, then include your Pinterest name in your style profile so that your stylist can check it out and see what kinds of fashions you have been pinning and may be interested in. After you complete your style profile it is time for you to schedule your fix!
Scheduling your fix is very simple. There is a calendar right on the site where you get to pick the day that you would like to receive your fix on. So far this sounds like the easiest shopping trip ever right? After your fix is scheduled you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything that you choose to keep from your shipment.
Once your fix has arrived you get to be surprised and styled by trying on your new clothes and accessories in the comfort of your home. You will then have 3 days to decide what items you want to keep and what you want to send back. Head on over to your Stitch Fix account and give feedback on the items that were in your fix and whether or not you will be keeping or returning them. You are only charged for what you keep (there is a list of the prices for each item in your fix included with your Stitch Fix box). After you make your selections, you simply place the items that you don’t want in the included pre-paid and labeled mailing bag. See, easy!
Now that I have broken down for you just how Stitch Fix works, I am ready to talk to you about Fashion Friday Week 2: First Stitch Fix Unboxing. I took a video of me unboxing my very first Stitch Fix, so that I could show you exactly what the box looks like and the styles that I was surprised with inside!
Inside Fashion Friday Week 2: First Stitch Fix Unboxing:
A beautiful hi/low hem lightweight gray and white sweater with a faux fly away back. I absolutely loved this sweater, but I have a few other similar shirts like this so I was very sad to have to send this sweater on back.
I was shocked to find a scarf in my first Stitch Fix that I actually don’t already own, and that I adore. It is a black light weight infinity scarf with small white birds all over it. I fell in love immediately as I love to layer my look most days, so this was a definite keep!
There was a grape colored sleeveless knee length dress that was very soft, but it had a wide band in the middle and lots of rouching. It was a cute dress, but definitely not my style, so that was a no for me.
I loved the burgundy faux leather bomber type of jacket with the silver detailing, but I actually already own a very similar jacket in a camel color, so I had to turn this jacket down.
The last item in my Stitch Fix was a pair of dark wash jeans, which I sent back. Now the label said that they were straight leg jeans, but when I put them on they were definitely more of a boot cut style. I was slightly annoyed at this because in my profile I made sure to state skinny jeans (not straight or boot cut). I will admit that I tried them on just for the heck of it and they actually started to grow on me a tiny bit.
So even though I sent back 4 out of the 5 items in my first Stitch Fix, I liked the direction of style that my stylist went, as I actually already owned some similar pieces and I will definitely be scheduling another fix shortly, as I really love the shopping surprise aspect of Stitch Fix. I also love that I get to feel a bit relaxed and pampered by having my own personal stylist ship fashions right to my doorstep!
Please leave a comment and let me know if you have you tried Stitch Fix yet?
Did your stylist get it right or was it a miss in the fashion department for you?
Do you have any tips to offer to try to get the best Fix possible?