Friday, October 27, 2017

Stitch Fix - They Got Me

I'm always looking for ways to dress better with less effort, because left to my own devices I'm kind of lazy and don't know what I'm doing. I think that's why I address style frequently on this blog - I'm trying to figure out a magic formula that helps me dress for my day feeling comfortable, confident, pulled together and current. But I've got some constraints - I've got to be able to walk a mile or two in whatever I'm wearing and I'm over 50, short, curvy and like a good deal. I'll invest in a classic piece or two, but I prefer moderately priced clothes or designer stuff on sale.

Anyway, I've been seeing a lot of ads online for Stitch Fix, the service where a stylist sends you five pieces and you keep what you want and send back what you don't. It seems like a low risk way to get some professional style advice, so I decided to give it a try. I filled out a lengthy survey about my size, shape, lifestyle, budget, preferences and where I need help. After about a week, my first Stitch Fix box arrived. Here's what they sent me and how the clothes look. (Note: I am not sponsored or compensated in any way for this post, just wanted to give the service a try!)

I was excited to open the package and see 
what my stylist, Sarah, had chosen for me. 
Impressed! Everything was fitted, comfy and fashionable. The items were things
I'd never seen or wouldn't have thought to try. Also, loved the color palette for fall.
Nice mix of items - dress, blouse, pants, sweater and necklace - in a price range
that was totally in line with what I'd said was acceptable.

Keep reading to see how everything looks on me: