My First Stitch Fix
So yesterday we established that I’m a fashion disaster and that Tiff and Sharon dress me which is a problem because they live in Texas and I live in Maine. I also hate shopping. Nothing ever fits and I have exactly zero patience.
Enter Stitch Fix.
Because of course the internet invented personal stylists that you can access anytime.
Here’s how it works. You sign up and give them all kinds of information about yourself – your size and shape, what you dress for, what style you like, and how much you spend on clothes. As a reference, and I’m not even kidding, I wrote that I want to feel like I’m wearing my PJs but not look like I am, and the cheaper the better. Clearly I would not be an easy case.
Here’s what happens. Your very own stylist on the other side of your computer hand picks 5 items of clothing to send you. You have three days to choose what to keep and you simply return the rest in the prepaid envelope. There is a $20 fee for this but that money can be put toward whatever you buy. Really, it couldn’t be easier. And you only get a Fix when you sign up for one. There’s no commitment.
I got my first batch of clothes last week and I wasn’t sure I’d find success because they weren’t my people like Tiff and Sharon. My own rules were that I had to immediately be able to use whatever they sent as part of an outfit that I would wear again and again. No shirts that don’t match anything or skirts that I will only wear once.
I did a little fashion show for my boys and got mostly positive feedback. At one point Garreth was wishy washy and I tried to coax more specific information out of him. Liam, oh my gosh I love him, my witty and wonderful teenager said to Garreth, “What she wants to know dad is… would you hit that?” Equal parts proud and horrified.
So here it is. A dress that looked great on me but was a little short considering the weird contortions I get in when taking care of Aidan. This got sent back.
(Spencer Striped Jersey Dress by Market+Spruce)
So did a shirt that looked AMAZING but was more than I wanted to spend and with it a sweater that was meh.
These were the big winners.
I wear jeans basically everyday and the only ones I have now are boot cut. These are boyfriend cut though I have no idea what that means. Maybe Patrick Dempsey finally wants to be my boyfriend? They’re also stretchy and soft because my fabulous stylist, who may be my people after all, heard me when I said I wanted to feel like I was wearing PJs.
And the fabric on the sweater is super soft. I’ve already worn this outfit several times. All in all I was impressed with their choices and I’m hooked.
Also, it’s too weird to model clothes so I decided to jump around instead. If you want to see a grown up acting like a grown up, check out Mary Evelyn modelling her Stitch Fixes.
I’m good for summer so I’ll probably wait until Fall for another Fix. This will not become a fashion blog, because, well, it would be hilarious but it would also make Tiff and Sharon cry. If you link to Stitch Fix from my blog I get a little credit per their referral program which is available to anyone. (Becca, you totally need to sign up.)
It’s nice to get something pampering and fun in the mail for a change. You deserve it!