Surprise! Here’s a bonus blog post this week for my lovely readers! I wanted to take a second to introduce you all to a company called Stitch Fix. I’ve had an account with them for a while now, but after my fellow blogger Tara at Penniless Socialite blogged about her first Fix, I was inspired to finally order one for myself!
Here’s how it works: Stitch Fix picks out five pieces to send to you to try on, and you can schedule your fix to arrive on any date you’d like. They charge a $20 styling credit, which will go towards whatever items you decide to keep. When you get the items, you try everything on and send back what you don’t want. Your fix comes with a pre-paid return envelope, so returning is super simple – you just drop the bag off in your local USPS mailbox.
So, how does Stitch Fix know what you like? The first thing you do when you sign up is create a style profile, so they can get a better sense of what you like to wear. You can also send them a link to your blog, a Pinterest board, etc. Additionally, they ask you to specify your preferred price range (I set mine to under $100 per item), so they won’t send you something that doesn’t fit in your budget. You can also tell them what you don’t want, so if you don’t want anything plaid, you won’t get it!
So here’s what I got in my first Fix:
This Peter Pan collar eyelet top, which fit me perfectly and would work great for either work or play. The cost was $58, which is a tad pricey in my opinion, but the quality was so great that I decided to keep it anyway :)
I really loved this shirt when I pulled it out of the box, but unfortunately it just didn’t fit me right. It fit too tight in the chest and the top two buttons were gaping. Such a bummer. Why do my boobs cause so many problems?
I am not sure how Stitch Fix knew that I had been searching for a striped dress…but they sent me the most perfect one at an excellent price of $48! It fit me great and it’s a true knee length, which is exactly how I like my dresses to fit. I kind of can’t believe how perfect this dress is, so of course I kept it!
So I ended up keeping just the striped dress and the eyelet top, which brought my total to $106. You also get a $10 credit when you schedule your first Fix, so that brought the total down to $96. That is about half of my monthly budget for only two pieces, but I loved them both so much and I plan on wearing them enough that I will get my money’s worth.
Let me know if anyone plans on trying them out! I think they totally nailed my style, don’t you?
PS – This is not a sponsored post! I just loved my first experience with Stitch Fix so much that I wanted to spread the word about their company with my readers. However, if you sign up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, I will get a $25 credit.