Not too long ago, Emily over at Newly Wife posted a blog about a new service called Stitch Fix*. It is a personal shopping service that delivers your selected clothing online.
Let's be real, it sounded right up my alley! I am very addicted to online shopping and while the Boyfriend's reaction when he sees a box at the door is a bit of a deterrent, it's not enough for me to keep items out of my shopping cart, or my debit card in my wallet.
The service satisfies my urges to stay in fashion, get surprise packages and have access to brands that have probably never even been SEEN in Small Town.
When you sign up you answer an extensive questionnaire about all kinds of fun things like what brands you love, what outfits you like best (including pictures!), your budget and the kinds of trends you'd love to try (or know you would never wear).
Then a week or so later, they ship your Fix! You receive five items ranging from accessories to dresses. The service itself does charge a $20 styling fee, but if you choose even one item they send you, the $20 is applied to your order. If you keep all five items you get a pretty awesome discount. If I got a Stitch Fix back when I worked in Big City I would have been tempted to do just that!
You have until Monday to decide what you want, and ship back the rest. I chose the wrong week to get my Fix because I was going out of town that weekend. Therefore, you don't get to see my face in any of these pictures. #bloggerhonestymoment, I had zero makeup on and wet hair I hadn't brushed yet when I really should have been finishing packing for a trip to AZ to see a law school BFF. I literally needed to make the three hour drive to the airport about 10 minutes after I finished taking these pictures.
I was sent a pair of earrings which were $20 so I could have broken even right there. However, I had a pair kind of similar (they really listen to your likes/dislikes!) and so I decided to give it all a shot, and show you guys in the process. I said I LOVED dresses and they sent me three different styles. The black I could have worn to work during the day, and happy hour right after. The floral dress was absolutely gorgeous and satisfied one of my "risk taking choices" of an open back. However, once I tried it on it was just too much for me. I would have had to go bra-less, and that's just not me. The polka dot dress looks exactly like something I would have worn at 5 years old. I had a huge polka dot love back then and if the colors were reversed, I may have kept it. The yellow against my skin looked unfortunately awful, so that was out.
Then I tried on the scalloped edged jacket. Oh My God. It's gorgeous! I had to have it. So I packed up the dresses and the earrings, simply dropped them into a post office box on Monday morning during a break at work, and filled out a survey about my Fix online.
The Fix was TOTALLY worth it and I can't wait to have the budget (and permission from the Boyfriend, ha!) to order another one. Plus, that jacket is simply fantastic. I wore it last week over a sparkly tank on a friday at work and couldn't get enough of it.
Do you love fashion and shopping online? You should sign up for Stitch Fix! If you've already tried the service, let me know what you thought in the comments.