I recently heard the hubbub about www.stitchfix.com, a site where you create a style profile and every month they'll send you a package of stylist-selected clothing and accessory items right to your door. I hate clothes shopping, trying on clothes, but also always stay with the same style of clothing, I need help branching out. I knew this would be a perfect thing to try, no obligations, I'd be out $20 for the entire experience if it didn't go well. (To read more about what Stitch Fix is, read their FAQ site)
I filled out my style profile and worried a bit, would things fit? Am I being too optimistic or pessimistic on my sizing? Within a week, I had my first style fix in hand! (Please excuse blurry iPhone photos ahead)
This cute box arrived at my doorstop and when I opened it, there were instructions in easy-to-follow steps of what to do. Every month a stylist sends you 5 items based on your profile. You can put specific notes for your stylist (i.e. "I'm going to a casual wedding this month and need a dress") for them to work on. In my profile I had put a note that I was looking for a classic white button down shirt and a denim shirt for fall. The cost for this service is $20 a month, or "per fix" if you want to skip a month or go more frequently. If you choose to keep any of your fix, that $20 will be deducted from the charge of clothing. If you send it all back, that $20 is non-refundable. So above the instructions are telling me to try on my things and decide within 72 hours if I want to return anything, and if I do, use the included pre-paid envelope.
Included in the package was the stylist who hand-picked these items, as well as the receipt and instructions for what to do next. Once you've assessed your goodies, you can go online immediately and rate how well they picked, giving explicit feedback to help your stylist for future pickings. As well you can state what you're returning and get the payment out of the way even before you ship the items back.
My pick was great and essentially I liked most of the items. Those red jeans there? FABULOUS. And totally a brand I would have never tried on. The only glitch? Style Fix's $88 price tag, when I found them on Amazon for $40. Not a problem, I returned the pants and bought them off of Amazon instead! What did I keep from above? The white button down shirt with a denim/polka-dot cuff.
They did send a high-low denim shirt, and I loved the fabric of it, but the "low" part in back clung a bit too much to the booty. The brown knit top above was just ok. The fabric was great and generally a good cut, but I didn't think the color/fit flattered so much. They also sent a great gold necklace, but I had a similar item already in my personal stash. All of this feedback I'm telling you here, I filled out online so my stylist would know for next time. The $20 stylist fee was deducted from the price of the white button down shirt that I kept, and my next "fix" is scheduled in 2 weeks, can't wait!
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