Sean really surprised me with my Christmas gift this year! I received a gift certificate to Stitch Fix, which was the last thing I was expecting to get. He totally spoils me when he can, and he knew I had really been wanting to try this.
If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a really neat service for women! You sign up on the website and fill out a special profile, letting them know your size and what kind of clothes interest you. Here is one of the style cards I picked out (obviously knowing I would modify things to be modest, or want them longer!).
A stylist picks out 5 different items, and you receive a special box in the mail. You have a few days to try the clothes on, decide if you like any of them, and you can return the clothes you don’t want in the bag that is included.
It’s a super nice way to try new clothes on without getting out to shop, plus knowing that a stylist hand picked out these clothes for you makes it extra special!
You can set your stitch to be delivered every month, or you can just choose when you would like to receive one.
A few reasons why I love this service:
I don’t have a lot of time to get out and shop! It’s an easy way to receive some brand new clothing in the colors and styles I like.
The clothing is high quality, so hopefully it will last for quite awhile.
It feels like a huge mommy treat, and it’s so much fun to look forward to the box coming and trying the clothes on!
Once I fill out the profile, I don’t have to think about colors and styles. I can request certain things to come each month, or I can be surprised with what my stylist picks out!
Even though there is a $20 styling fee for each box, that is credited towards whatever item(s) of clothing you pick out. If something arrives that you love for $50, you only end up paying $30 because the styling fee is credited toward it.
I also love the easy referral program that anyone and everyone can use to share the fun clothes they receive with their friends and earn credit to use on their next stitch!
I’ve received my first box, and I’m excited to show you what came!
When I filled out my profile, I said I wouldn’t mind receiving a pair of jeans to try along with a tunic shirt to wear with it. I don’t normally show jeans on the blog, but I wanted to share with you all exactly what I got, so here goes.
If I wore jeans all the time, I would have seriously considered keeping these jeans. They were SO comfortable! They fit perfectly, and the fabric was amazing. However, I just don’t wear jeans that often right now, and the price was $98 for these. They were the first thing I put in the bag to go back.
The sweater also came from Stitch Fix, and I LOVED it! I’ve never worn a sweater so soft, and it felt like a cuddly blanket. I was very undecided on this one. Keep it…or send it back? I planned on wearing this one with a skirt, and I just wasn’t as thrilled with how it looked with my Rainbow Denim Skirt on, so sadly I sent it back. Now I kind of regret it.
Ok this one didn’t work out! I said I would like a feminine top, and the stylist sent this one along to see what I thought. It obviously doesn’t fit right though! Back in the bag it went.
You might be wondering if I kept anything at all. Here it is!
I fell in love with this navy blue cardigan. It’s a basic but very versatile wardrobe piece. I knew I could wear it with maxi dresses and skirts, and it’s one of those soft cardigans that make you snuggle up in it!
So what are my opinions after my first box?
I definitely plan on doing more boxes. I didn’t leave a terribly good review of this box (one item not shown totally didn’t fit at all), and they wrote me back right away saying they would be picking me out a new stylist for the next box. I’ve heard that it sometimes takes a few tries before you get the perfect stylist. The prices are higher than just going to JCPenny and looking on the clearance rack, but I like the idea of getting a few quality pieces of clothing every few months.
I’d love to hear if you have tried Stitch Fix! I’ll let you know when my next box comes, and what I get!