Stitch Fix :: Clothes Delivered to Your Door Step

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Stitch Fix

As a busy full time working mom, I don’t have much time to myself to be able to go to the mall to shop for clothes. If I ever have a free second to go clothes shopping, I usually end up at Old Navy with the intention of shopping for myself but then I get distracted by the cute girl clothes for my nieces or some new shorts for my son. On the off chance that I’m at Target browsing the clothes section, I usually barely have enough time to grab that cute shirt off the rack and throw in my cart as my preschooler is screaming for more snacks. I mean, the struggle is real. So when one my my blogger friends mentioned Stitch Fix to me, I was all ears. You mean, I can have clothes picked out for me by a personal stylist AND have them delivered to my door step AND be able to try them on in the comfort of my own home (while my kid is taking a nap)? SIGN ME UP.

And that’s just what I did! I signed myself up. And one after noon back in September, after I got some Stitch Fix birthday money, my very first shipment arrived. And I haven’t looked back since!

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If you’ve never heard of Stitch Fix before, you can find out more information here. But basically the gist is that you pay a $20 styling fee to have a personal stylist “style you” and send you five items. What that means is that the $20 is a fee that you pay each time you request to have a fix sent to you. The fee is called a “styling fee” and it basically pays for your personal stylist to style your fix (choose what clothes to send to you based on your style profile). When you first sign up, you fill out a style profile letting your personal stylist know things about you like sizes, likes and dislikes on fabrics, patterns, types of clothes, if you’d like to receive shoes or jewelry as well as what you think your style is. You rate different sets of outfits and let your stylist know if you like those types of clothes or not (for things like professional attire, casual outfits, boho, edgy, etc). You can also choose the price range that you’d like each piece to be in (I chose the cheaper the better).

For your first fix, this is all the information that your stylist has about you. And I’ll be honest, I didn’t keep anything from my first fix. BUT that’s ok! I learned more about what I liked, I changed some things in my style profile, and I gave detailed feedback on what I liked and didn’t like about what my stylist sent me. I requested to keep her because she wasn’t too far off the mark on what I would like (you can include a note when you schedule your fix on if you would like to keep the same stylist or try a new one – so far, I’ve requested to keep the same one that I’ve had since fix #1).

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Stitch Fix #6

The great thing about Stitch Fix’s styling fee is that any item that you keep, the styling fee goes towards. So, for example, you pay the $20 styling fee to have a box shipped to you. Then you decide to keep one item in your box that is $50. Stitch Fix will only charge you an additional $30 since you’ve already paid $20. So, assuming you keep at least one thing, you’re not out any money! Almost every single box, I’ve kept at least one item. My very first fix, I didn’t keep anything and I was out the $20 styling fee as well as one of my more recent fixes. In addition to the styling fee getting applied to anything you purchase, Stitch Fix also offers a 25% discount on your whole box should you keep the whole thing. So, if it’s a 5/5, you get 25% off your total!

I also started a Pinterest board and pinned various Stitch Fix items that I found on Pinterest that I either liked the style or that I would love to get. I made sure to start the description of the pin as “Dear Stitch Fix Stylist” so my stylist knew I didn’t just copy/pin to my board and that the description was actually directed at her. I’d say things like “I love this style but would prefer it in a different pattern/color” or “I love the cowl neck on this sweater!”. Making a Pinterest board is just another way to communicate to your stylist your likes and dislikes. I highly suggest doing this because it’s a quick and easy way for your stylist to take a quick peek at some of the different clothing styles and colors that you like. You don’t have much communication with your stylist except for in your feedback of your fixes so I love to try to give as much detail on the Pinterest pictures as I can so she gets a more accurate representation of what I like. However, I don’t suggest pinning anything that you don’t like. Pinterest is very visual and I’d be willing to bet that more often than not, especially if you have a lot of pins on the board, your stylist will just look at the pictures and not read the comments. I recommend strictly sticking to styles that you do like.

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Stitch Fix #7

Getting Stitch Fix’s is one of most favorite indulgences! I try not to get them too often because if I ended up wanting to keep everything, that could get pretty expensive very quickly, but I do like to try to get one every other month or so, especially when a new season is starting so I can get some weather and season appropriate clothes. Stitch Fix has helped me branch out of my comfort zone and try things that I’d never try before myself. I’ve been shocked to see SO MUCH PATTERN when I opened the box and thought to myself that I was going to hate everything and then completely change my mind when I put it on. Stitch Fix has introduced me to my very favorite pair of jean shorts. Before I received these in my fix (as seen in Stitch Fix #7 above), I HATED shorts – refused to wear shorts even when it was 100+ degrees outside. And now? Now I voluntarily wear them even when it’s only 75. THAT is how much Stitch Fix has helped me branch out. So, not only does Stitch Fix deliver clothes to my door step for me to try on in the comfort of my own home, but they also helped me branch out of my comfort zone. Who knew that a box of clothes arriving on my door step could make me completely change the way I look at certain pieces of clothes? I seriously cannot say enough good things about Stitch Fix. If you haven’t ever heard of it, I highly suggest you check Stitch Fix out!

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Born and raised in Northern California, Elizabeth moved down to Southern California after she graduated college in 2006. Not knowing where life would take her, she took a job as a manager at Barnes and Noble and met the man that would eventually become her husband. She started dating her employee (oops!), Seth, in 2008. They were engaged in 2009 and married in 2010. They welcomed their amazing son, Mason, in July of 2012 and the rest is history! Elizabeth is a full time working mom who loves Target, Starbucks, sunshine, chocolate, sangria, and spending time with her friends and family. She has her own personal family blog and is excited to be a member of the Anaheim Moms Blog team!

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