Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Good Buys: Stitch Fix

Last year, a friend turned me on to Stitch Fix. As someone who hates shopping of any form - from clothing to gifts to household necessities to food - this sounded like a god send to me. I can pay a stylist to pick out trendy clothes and send them to me and all I have to do is try them on and decide whether or not to keep them? Sign me up! Unfortunately, I had to wait until it was financially feasible for us, but once it was, I was on their website in a hot minute.

I know people who love Stitch Fix and I know people who tried it with poor results. I fall in the former category. I think two things are key to having a good experience: 1. Being very clear on your profile, and in the feedback that you give the stylist after you get your boxes, what you do/don't like and why and 2. Being open to trying new things. Also, I never expect to like/keep everything I get in each box.

One negative thing I will say is that I think it's a little expensive. But I recognize that I've never been the type to spend a lot on clothes. I get the majority of my clothing at places like Target, from their clearance rack. Part of doing Stitch Fix, for me, was learning to spend more money on clothing that's a little better quality. However, since I don't want to spend a lot, I opted to get a box every other month, rather than every month.

My first box came in October. I chose to keep a shirt (which I get compliments on all the time) and a dress (which I haven't worn yet due to the weather):

My second box came this week. I'm keeping the shirt below, which looks much cuter on that it does in the picture. I took a back view of it as well so you can get the full effect:

And I'm probably keeping this shirt, which my husband loved the second I put it on:

If you've got the disposable income, I definitely recommend you try Stitch Fix out at least once. I'm enjoying it immensely!


Patricia said...

I love that black and white striped shirt, because I'm a sucker for stripes and it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I liked how the other things weren't necessarily things I'd pull off the rack (except for that dress, which is awesome) but that probably look awesome on.

It seems that plus sizes won't be coming until spring of this year, so I will have to hold off on seeing what it's all about. But I'm intrigued. I've got money to spend on clothing.

balyien said...

Yes, I thought the striped one had a very 1950s French/Audrey Hepburn-esque feel as soon as I unwrapped it.

It's definitely more than I'm used to spending on clothes, but I'm hoping that it translates into better quality. Our current washer/dryer tears holes in everything (a shirt I bought in November, for example, already has a hole in it) so hopefully my Stitch Fix stuff is sturdier and will withstand until we don't have to use these machines anymore.