Sadly, I never fell into that category.
Shopping (for clothes) was never high on my list of things that I adored, and once their were little guys asking “are we done yet” it got downright grueling to try to find anything for myself.
Add to that all the weight gain and loss I’ve had and you’ve got a recipe for completely losing my sense of style.
In the last two months, I feel like I’m getting a little bit of that back.
Today I’m going to share with you the first reason: Stitch Fix.
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it service where you fill out a survey regarding your style, likes and dislikes and then you are teamed up with a stylist who sends you items based on what she thinks will work for you.
You give them detailed measurements, as well as let them know how much you generally like to spend on different types of clothes. I really liked that I could let them know that I worked from home and am casual so I didn’t have to worry about getting clothes that I would wear twice a year.
You pay a $20 styling fee which covers shipping (including returns) and is deducted from your order total if you decided to buy anything.. After three days you just log in and let them know what you will be keeping and what you are returning. You get a 25% discount if you purchase everything. They make it easy to send things back with prepaid return envelopes.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but honestly, they really impressed me.
I can tell that someone took the time to actually look at my measurements, because clothes never fit me and everything I got fit perfectly.
Let’s take a look at what I got:
Love this! This is so my style because it combines comfort with cute. When shopping for myself I usually end up just going for comfort and pick out boring polo shirts that haven’t been stylish since the 80’s. This shirt is so soft, fits great and is adorable with both shorts and jeans. Kept it.
This is a fun take for summer and with the cardigan (below) it will take me well into fall. (Since I am in a warm climate.) This was a great addition of color to my closet. Kept it.
I adore this lightweight summer sweater. My husband gives me a hard time because I am always wearing a sweater but this one is stylish enough that even he approved. You can’t really tell in the picture, but the front is longer than the back. Love it and kept it!
Ok, not the best photo but these capri’s are insanely cute. I feel great in them and honestly can’t believe that my stylist sent me jeans that fit. (I typically have to try on 10 to 15 pairs to find one.) Having one great pair that actually fits right was worth the cost of the entire fix. Love them, kept them, and living in them.
Octavia Henry Birds on Branch Infinity Scarf, $28
This is the only thing that I’m not crazy about. It’s cute, it is just that I haven’t worn a scarf in, well….have I ever worn a scarf? I don’t recall. I’m not sure if anyone thought through sending a scarf in the summer to a place where the lows at night are in the high 70’s and it is over 100 every day.
I kept it because you get a 25% discount if you buy everything and it was going to cost more to send it back than keep it. (The discount was $59.) I was able to request no more scarfs which made me happy.
I kept the tag on and figure I will either get adventurous this fall or this will be gifted to someone who wears scarfs.
I was incredibly happy with this service and can’t wait to share my next one with you!
If you’d like to let Stitch Fix help kick your style up, you can sign up here.
(Referral link. If you schedule a fix through that link I will be compensated but your cost will remain the same.)