OK, I’m going to go ahead and be real here and admit that most days I try to see if I can get away without having to wear real clothes.
And by that I mean that if I could I would wear yoga pants or leggings pretty much every day of my life. I consider wearing jeans “dressing up”.
But alas, I’m supposed to like coach and inspire women, etc right? So I’ve really been working on trying to “dress my age” but when you’re a mom of 4, the last thing you want to do is drag everyone to the mall to try on things that may or may not fit or look right. (Ahem, especially when you may not quite be at your ideal weight)
I have better things to do with my time than shop. Like work, care for my family, write, do ministry, etc. This is probably true for many women, moms or not. We’re busy and shopping for clothes is not always fun or convenient.
In fact when it comes to shopping, I try to buy everything I can online. Um, you can find almost anything on Amazon these days. Though when it comes to clothes shopping that can get a little tricky.
Well, I recently came across this new site/service that may change my life (and maybe yours too). It’s called Stitch Fix and it’s actually a local company right here in the Bay Area.
The way it works is that you go in the web site and create and account. You enter all kinds of information about your personal style, sizes, body shape, etc. You can even add links to Pinterest Boards that show your style.
It costs $20 for the styling fee which gets applied to any items you purchase. Then you schedule your fix. Which means that you get a “personal stylist” to put together five items that they think you will love based on your preferences. Then the mail the box to your house (so no having to go out and drag the kiddos to the mall) and you can try on the five items and keep what you like and return (for free) what you don’t.
Now I will honest, some of the pieces are more than what I would normally pay for clothes. However, that’s sort of my problem is that I would normally buy shirts from Target and call it a day. Really the pieces you get in the mail are good, quality clothing and the prices are reasonable in my opinion. You can also specify what your price range is while you set up your account.
OK, so here’s what I got in my box that came last week:
And they all came with these cute little style cards that give you ideas for potential ways to put outfits together.
Now, I really liked all the pieces except the asymmetrical jacket didn’t quite look right on me. But I only kept one thing, which ironically enough I didn’t get a picture of but I’ll snap one next time I’m wearing the shirt.
I really liked the dress but it was a bit too small, not their fault though, I just stated I was a size small though I’m really a few inches/pounds over a “small”.
The skinny jeans were super cute but the price was a bit too high for jeans I wouldn’t wear all that often. And the other top was cute but a little too short on me.
Overall, I had so much fun trying on different styles and thinking about what I like and didn’t like and why.
The other great thing about Stitch Fix is that if you love and keep all five items you get a 25% discount. And they make it super easy to just return what you don’t want within 3 days.
I’ve already signed up for my next box; I’ll let you know how that goes.
And if you refer friends, you can earn credit toward your own future fixes. So if you’d like to give it a try click on my referral link here and then come back and let me know what you get.