Happy Birthday to me! I opened the door to check the mail and, to my wonderful surprise, I had a package from Stitch Fix! It has been so long and I had forgotten to even request anything for my next one… I also forgot to put them on hold… since I’ve been losing weight I meant to wait to get anymore clothes for a few months; instead I got a nice little birthday surprise.
About 8 months ago I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Okay…. I listened to it on Audible, I don’t have time (or something (too lazy?)) to actually read. Regardless, I listened to it and it was so inspiring and I got to work de-cluttering my life.
I started in my closet, which was jam packed full off stuff I did not wear or want to wear. Most of my wardrobe consisted of hand-me-downs, clothes from thrift stores, and clothes from high school. I’m not saying any of that is bad, but those clothes were WORN OUT! Plus… I had birthed two beautiful babes and most of it didn’t even fit. I’m sure I saved a ton of money by barely shopping for 8 years, but it was time for a change.
When I was done, I had 2 pairs of jeans (which I only kept because they actually fit), and maybe 5 shirts… that might be pushing it. I had purged my closet and it felt AMAZING! But, now I needed clothes. Clothes that fit. Clothes that I felt good in and that fit my personal style. I had absolutely no clue where to get started and the thought of taking my boys clothes shopping with me was giving me anxiety. Seriously. Even if my husband comes to take care of the boys (the nearest decent shopping is 45 minutes out, so we make it a family outing), it is still super stressful and I feel pressured to make it snappy, so I buy things I don’t actually love or nothing at all. I hate shopping.
What’s a girl to do?
Then I remembered my sister-in-law telling me about this thing called Stitch Fix and how she was thinking about trying it out. I decided to look into it.
What is Stitch Fix?
The jist of it is you sign up (commitment free), fill out a style survey all about you, your size, and style, pay a $20 styling fee whenever you get a fix (which will go towards any clothes you decide to purchase, unless you don’t keep anything, then you lose your $20), they send you a box full of 5 items (shirts, pants, dresses, jewelry, scarves, purses, shoes… you decide), keep and pay for what you love, and send back (in the prepaid envelope) what you don’t. You can choose how often you want to get a fix and give them a link to a Pinterest board with styles you like so they can get an even better idea of what you like.
Best decision ever. I LOVE opening my door and seeing my Stitch Fix box on my front porch, filled with clothes picked just for me. I don’t have to go anywhere. I don’t have to try to entertain bored toddlers while I try to try on clothes. They aren’t opening the dressing room door, while I’m one leg into jeans that are way too small, for the world to see, or crawling into someone else’s stall. I try on everything they send me in my own room, in front of my own mirror, and with my own clothes, while my kids are sleeping or entertained elsewhere. It’s a beautiful thing.
I’ll be honest, my first few boxes were rough and I didn’t keep much. It was especially discouraging because I really needed clothes. I also started to feel like they weren’t listening to me. And that is what I told them, and my fixes got SO much better! I actually had 3 in a row where I kept everything and had to stop getting them so often. I finally had found a stylist who got me and I loved it, so I request her every time.
What does it cost?
As far as price goes… let’s just say it’s definitely more than my free hand-me-downs and thrift store finds, and more than my occasional T.J.Maxx splurges. Yes, it is more than what I am used to spending, but I have stuff that I love to wear and feel good in and when I felt I had a sufficient amount of clothes I stopped getting fixes regularly and just get one occasionally, whenever I feel like my closet needs a pick-me-up. For me, it is the ultimate lazy-mom-hates-shopping fix. Bonus: you get 25% off when you keep everything! AND… when someone signs up for their very own Stitch Fix through your referral code, you get $25 towards your next fix when their first fix ships!
I haven’t gotten one in a little while because I keep losing inches (one of the downsides to losing weight is that your clothes stop fitting) and I really want to be at a consistent weight before I get a bunch more clothes only to need a smaller size in a couple months. I was pretty stoked to receive this fix though, especially on my birthday, talk about perfect timing! 90% of my wardrobe is from Stitch Fix and I LOVE it. I only have a hard time picking something out because there is so much I want to wear, not because I feel like I have nothing to wear… and I have A LOT less clothes. It’s awesome!
Signing up was super easy and I’m never going back! Unless it’s a social outing with family or friends. They even have maternity clothes! I’m super excited about that. The only thing I have had to shop for recently was a bra, but I needed to be fitted, so it was a necessary evil 😉
So sign up and start to love shopping in a whole new way!
My #7 Stitch Fix
What did I get? It was another home run… almost perfect. I have been asking for knee length bermuda shorts for forever and FINALLY got not one, but TWO pair that I am in LOVE with! So I’m super happy about that. The rest was just icing on the birthday cake. Thank you Staci, you rock my world! Total = $276 – $20 styling fee – 25% ($69) discount for keeping all 5 items = $187
Allysen Mixed Print Kint Top (Le Lis) – $48 & Kristine Bermuda Short (Kut From The Kloth) – $68
Morgin Lace Back Knit Top (Skies are Blue) – $54 & Susie Bermuda Short (Liverpool) – $48
Alapay 3/4 Sleeve Printed Back Knit Top (Le Lis) – $58 & Kyleigh Straight Leg Jean (Dear John) – $78 (from a previous fix)