Monday, March 24, 2014

In Need of a Stylist

I'm hopeless when it comes to fashion.

Don't get me wrong, I like fashion, but I'm not good at it. I don't know the right colors for my skin-tone or the right styles for my body type and all that. Thankfully I have a few friends who do, but otherwise I'm left to my own devices and will probably end up in jeans and a sweatshirt with a ponytail.

Then my friend, Jackie--one of my more stylish friends--told me about a personal stylist service through the internet. It's called:

Stitch Fix

She said that you fill out a questionnaire on their site. They ask about your sizes, your body type, your price range, your style and more. Then they send you five pieces of clothing each month.

You try them on, keep the ones you like, and send back the ones you don't.

I wasn't sure what I thought of this, but Jackie was so excited about her new finds that I thought I'd give it a try.

And I totally get the excitement now.

It's amazing.

I filled out the questionnaire and at the end, there's the option to link to your social media sites including pinterest and/or ask you personal stylist for something specific. I linked to twitter and the blog and pinterest and said I was just interested to see what they had.

Then I waited.

I came home from work a few days ago to find the box.

It really is as easy as 1-2-3.

So I checked out what I got.

In my box was
  • a pair of earrings
  • a striped dress
  • a purple shirt
  • a pair of skinny jeans
  • a zip up hoodie

Also in the box are cards showing what you could wear with each of these items. 

I decided almost immediately that the earrings weren't quite for me. They're cute, but I'm not exactly in need of earrings and they just didn't really do much for me.

Then I tried on the dress. 

It was cute and I liked the fit and style, but I wasn't a fan of the horizontal stripes.

Bummed about that, I tried on everything else.

The jeans were perfect

The top was perfect.

The soft and super comfortable hoodie? Also perfect.

So perfect that I modeled them for the dogs.

 I decided to keep all three.

Now, for the cost--because that's always what internet boxes come down to for me.

I was charged a $20 styling fee when my box shipped.

That $20 is applied to any items you decide to keep. So for me, it was applied to the total of the hoodie, jeans, and shirt.

Of the three items, the jeans were the most expensive (of course), but nothing was priced more than what I would have spent if I'd gone shopping myself. 

So I'm a fan of Stitch Fix, and I'm already looking forward to my next book which should arrive April 7th!


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