…subscription services and memberships.
They are everywhere. Seriously. I feel like you can sign up for some sort of monthly package/service in all sorts of categories.
Need food? There’s Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated, and more.
Need makeup? Ipsy, BirchBox, Glossybox, and the list goes on.
Need pet items? Barkbox, PetBox, PawPack, and many other variations.
You get the idea.
I’ve personally tried Blue Apron and HelloFresh, and really enjoy the convenience of these services. A couple of months ago, I started seeing more and more ads about a fashion subscription service called Stitch Fix. I’m one of those people who has a love/hate relationship with shopping. I love finding cute things, but the process of actually finding clothing that fits me is another story. Most things are way too long on me, and the fit is never right.
So this Stitch Fix service intrigued me. Have someone do the shopping for you? Well that’s appealing. But would they be able to find items that actually flatter my very short stature? I wasn’t convinced. Luckily, a friend of mine decided to try it out and let me in on the process. She has the opposite problem, being taller than the average woman. Her first fix was super cute, and she was happy with the items she received. Seeing her positive experience, I decided to give it a go.
My first Stitch Fix shipment
I’m not going to mask my excitement about receiving this box. As soon as the front office in my apartment complex emailed me to let me know I had a package, I literally ran to the office to retrieve my precious cargo! The box itself was a lot smaller than I anticipated – but honestly, I really don’t know what I was expecting with this being my first one.
I really enjoyed the fact that the stylist that chooses these pieces sends you a personal note explaining what can be done with each piece. Also, they also send out style cards with suggestions for outfits, which is definitely very useful to me.
Out of the 5 pieces I received, I was most excited about the striped dress. The material is super soft and light – perfect for the warm weather that’s about to hit South Carolina. Here are all 5 pieces.
I wasn’t going to buy them all – but the way Stitch Fix works, if you buy all 5, you get a 25% discount. That alone is worth it, not to mention you get to apply the $20 styling fee towards an item as well. So, lo and behold, I purchased all 5 pieces.
Saturday, we decided to venture over to Shem Creek for some lunch with friends. I decided to wear the floral blouse and the jeans that came with my fix. Love the way this blouse feels on. It’s light and flowy…very flattering! I paired the blouse with a green cardigan I already owned (which matched the leaves on the floral print!), and threw on a pair of Sperry’s to complete the look. Comfortable and happy.
I will definitely be using Stitch Fix in the future. You can get it as often as you’d like – the automatic shippings range from 2-3 weeks, to monthly, bimonthly, and every 3 months. OR you can just schedule a fix whenever you would like it without the automatic subscription, which is what I will be doing.
If you’re thinking about signing up, why not go through my referral link?
***This post is in no way sponsored by Stitch Fix. Just my ramblings about the service.***