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.
|This Michael Stars leather panel T-shirt dress |
was LOVE at first sight! I wore it that very night
to a rooftop cocktail party and comedy show.
|The blouse is racier than I'd usually go, but I said I wanted|
to amp up my look. I can do this for a Friday night, right?
I think Liam will like it.
|Fun ruffle, but not the most flattering fit|
around the middle. I don't think a different size
would improve things.
I decided to keep the dress, black pants and red blouse, but I wasn't sure about grey ruffle sweater (too long/clingy around midsection) or the statement necklace. However, you get a 25% discount for buying all five pieces, so in this case it's actually cheaper to keep all five items than keep three and return two.
I tried tucking in the grey sweater and blousing it out a bit, and it definitely looks better that way. My daughter Emma likes it, so it may find its way into her closet when she comes home for Thanksgiving. I'll give the necklace a try - it's not really my thing but it might be nice to have a little extra sparkle for the holidays.
I went online to officially place my order (you are charged a $20 styling fee when you request a "Fix" which they credit back to any purchase) and gave very specific feedback about each item so Sarah gets to know me better. Still, I think she did a great job right out of the box and I had a lot of fun with the process. I could see doing this a few times a year for sure. I was pleasantly surprised!
Have you tried Stitch Fix or a service like it? Tell me about it in the comments, please. I'd love to hear.