Hello all! As most of you know, I am a bit of a shopaholic. That self-proclamation aside, I do hate that term, and I don’t like its implication that I’m a woman who doesn’t know how to spend wisely–I definitely do. I just know that I like seeing my money where I can see it–my closet (not my original quote, obvi).
I’ve written at length about my love of local Asheville boutiques, finding great gems at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, and how much fashion and clothing inspires me. I have never been the type of person to roll up anywhere in sweats–I’m chronically overdressed, and damn proud of it. I am super excited to talk about my newest clothing related obsession–Stitch Fix.
I’m sure you’ve gotten the notifications on your Facebook feed before–vague images of boxes and the promise of a personal stylist. Being intrigued by the minimalism and the idea of someone picking out all my clothes for me, I’ve checked out Stitch Fix a few times in the past couple years, but never really committed. It wasn’t until my fabulous co-worker, Nina, told me about her experience–she loved the convenience, idea, and what they sent her. I gave in and signed up.
When you first sign-up for Stitch Fix, you fill out a questionnaire about your sizes, taste, and day-to-day wear. It’s lengthy, but for good reason–Stitch Fix is determined to send you 5 articles of clothing that best fits your taste. When your first box arrives at your door step, you get to try on everything in the comfort of your own (properly lit) dressing room, and avoid the terribleness that is most dressing room mirrors and lighting. You only pay for what you want to keep–and if you keep everything, there’s a steep discount of 25% off it all. I got my first box about a month ago and kept a gorgeous cobalt blue top and a new gold statement necklace. I had originally planned to receive a box once a month, but after such a great first experience, I upped the frequency to every 2-3 weeks.
What I’ve discovered is that it curbs my impulse shopping–I am less tempted to make a quick run to the mall or Marshall’s. I’m less intrigued by browsing online for hours. I’ve also found that stylist, Alexis, is super observant and knows my style pretty well through my questionnaire (she also follows my Pinterest board, which I love). I am so excited about this service that I want to share my second fix with you!
First item of discussion: this floral top by Daniel Rainn. As soon as I pulled it out of the box, Craig said “I love that!”. It is the first item Stitch Fix has sent to me in petite size, which is amazing. Petite sizes are a new launch for them which makes my life so much easier. It fit really well with a nice flow. Knew I was gonna keep it as soon as it met my body. 😉
These zipper leggings by Rune were also a must-have. I put them on first to try on the tops, and it was love. I would wear them with everything if I could, and they’re going to be a great Spring transitional piece. I love the zipper detailing that makes them different, and the material is thicker so I won’t feel pantsless.
My stylist, Alexis, sent me this top because I had recently pinned an open-back shirt on my fashion Pinterest board. This top by Coulourworks is the softest, greatest shirt! I love the material, and the back design makes it nice enough to wear to work or out. I opened the back part out more in the picture to show the detailing, so it won’t be that wide in real life, but the peek of the split is awesome. Keepin’ it!
I struggled with this dress by Rune. It fit a little largely, which didn’t come across super flattering. I loved the material of the dress, however, and the pockets made it a tough one to turn down. Ultimately, I found the color to be a little drab and the cut to be not for me, so I passed. Not a terrible dress, just not a dress for me.
These bracelets from Bancroft were also a tough combo to pass up, but I couldn’t justify their cost with the commonness of their design. I feel like I’ve seen both of these bracelets at other places, and they just didn’t look nice enough to commit to the purchase.
Ultimately, I ended up with 3 really great pieces that made me excited for my next fix. Since it’s only my second box, my stylist is still getting to know me, but so far she has done an amazing job taking note of my taste, lifestyle, and overall excitement for the service. One of the craziest things to me about Stitch Fix is since they have my measurements, everything fits so well. I have never had to return something because it didn’t fit–it simply is based on if I like it or not. These folks really know their garments and how it fits on women’s bodies, and that is so awesome to me.
I would love to have more friends try Stitch Fix! If this is something you want to give a whirl, please use my referral code! You can access it , or just go to: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4802321 . I would love to hear about your experience, and also just make your life easier in general. I have talked to folks who use Stitch Fix because they hate to shop, and I have talked to folks who have used it because they love to shop , and everyone has enjoyed it. Let me know if you give it a whirl!
I would love to have more friends try Stitch Fix! If this is something you want to give a whirl, please use my referral code! You can access it here, or just go to: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4802321 . I would love to hear about your experience, and also just make your life easier in general. I have talked to folks who use Stitch Fix because they hate to shop, and I have talked to folks who have used it because they love to shop too much, and everyone has enjoyed it. Let me know if you give it a whirl!