Monday, February 10, 2014

My own personal stylist

So I have been hearing about this for probably a year or more and I just never jumped on board.  When I went to Austin back in September with a group- they even gave us a great deal if we wanted to try it out.

And I just kept thinking, "I like to pick out my own clothes".

I like clothes. I know my body shape.  I know how to hide the fact that I'm 40, have 2 kids and like to eat Mexican food.  ha!

But for my birthday, my brother and SIL gave me a gift card to Stitch Fix.  So I decided I would check it out.  Why not?  And I just got my first box this weekend and I thought it would be fun to blog about.

I'm sure most of you know about this or have tried it out.  But for maybe the 10% of you who haven't....... Stitch Fix is like having your own personal stylist and never having to leave your house.

You go online and fill out a survey - like what you mostly wear (business clothes, casual clothes, formal {if you are the Queen of England}{just kidding}.) and you pick out your style and share your sizes. Then they send you a box of 5 items.  They also send you a handy card that gives you ideas on how to wear these items.

So I thought I would try on the clothes they sent.  I have to admit - I was VERY surprised that everything they sent fit and I actually liked.  Most of it were things I would have never picked out in a store but I really liked them all.  I made Scott take pictures of me.  If you want to try and imagine the lack of enthusiasm he had for this and multiply that by 10,000 - you might be close to how stupid he thought this was. ha!

I didn't style any of these outfits - just put them on.  I REALLY liked this dress.  I would probably put a big necklace or belt with it.  This is the one thing I ended up keeping and I actually wore a scarf with it and wore it Saturday.  (See yesterday's post).   

This was a 3 piece outfit : shirt, skirt and sweater.  I liked it but I don't know if I would actually wear this very often.  But you COULD mix and match the pieces.  

This was a cute sleeveless dress.  You could wear it in the summer with sandals.  They showed it with a jean jacket and I didn't have one so I put on a jean shirt.  You could pair a sweater with it.  

So what you do is keep what you want (after you go on-line and check out) and the send back what you don't want.  They provide a big envelope to ship back and you don't have to pay any postage - it's already addressed for you also.  It couldn't have been easier.   You can have it come monthly or cancel anytime.  It's $20 a month but that goes as credit towards what you want to buy.

You can select the price points you want.  You can pick "the cheaper the better" - not sure what the prices will be.  I selected the next option this time and everything was under $60.  But I would love for it to be closer to the $20-$30 range. 

I think this is a fun idea if you don't have time to shop and want to maybe stretch yourself to get things you wouldn't normally buy.   I'm glad my SIL Carrie talked me into trying Stitch Fix

Have you tried it? Did you like it?

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