Why I Love Stitchfix

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What’s that? You like my outfit? That’s because something I’m wearing came from Stitchfix (or Modcloth, but that’s a different post for a different day or you’ll lose me quickly). I am the worst shopper in the world, and hate to go near a clothing store. Stitchfix is my personal sanity fix because someone chooses the clothes for you, tells you how to wear them, and ships them to your doorstep. On the chance you haven’t heard, this is how Stitchfix works:

  • Sign up (preferably with my referral link, but no pressure https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3035456) and fill out your profile. Somehow after having me rate what I thought of pictures, asking about my style (which I don’t really have), and taking my sizes, they are magically able to send me stuff that fits and that I like. I have no idea how. I cannot find things in stores that are the right size, and I know myself. They don’t. I think they have magical elves there. You also have the option to create a dedicated board on Pinterest, which I like. That way they see clothes you want, and you can even put pictures of yourself so they know what you look like.
  • Pick a date to get a box sent to you (sometimes they have a waiting list). You can sign up for just one time or recurring at an interval you choose. You have to give a credit card number and will be charged $20 as a styling fee when the box ships. If you keep anything, this $20 is taken off the price of that item. If you don’t, you lose the styling fee. Since shipping is free both ways, it seems to me this would just pay for shipping if you didn’t like anything (which has not happened to me yet in four shipments).
  • Wait to be amazed!

When your “fix” arrives, it will have five items in it. Typically one piece is jewelry and the other four are clothing, but I requested no jewelry. You can request anything you want. You can even change it every time, like if you need a dress ask for all dresses, etc. You try everything on, mix and match with what you have, and try suggestions from the cards they send. Then you fill out a form online, giving feedback on each item so they can know your taste better for next time. If you keep everything you get 25% off. If not, you just pay for what you like. Whatever you don’t want has to be sent back in the envelope they provide within three days. You just drop it in a regular mailbox, no special trip to UPS.

The part where blog stalking comes in is that many things Stitchfix has are exclusive to Stitchfix, or hard to find. When your package ships you can view a list of what’s in it, but there are no pictures. What?! I have to know. I have to know now! Surprises are coming! I have to ruin it and know now! That’s when I Google the name of what I’m getting and search for bloggers that received what I did and put up pictures. This also gives me more ideas on how to wear it.

The full picture of what I got today is above, but here are the details.

Octavia- Tina Checkered Infinity ScarfOctavia- Tina Checkered Infinity Scarf $34

This is the only thing I kept. I know, it’s a $34 scarf. But I didn’t like anything else, so at this point it’s a $14 scarf since I already paid the styling fee. I guess this is how they suck you in. However, it was really soft, and I have totally been wanting an infinity scarf (worn with a striped shirt from Levis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

41Hawthorn- Maxx Sleeveless Illusion Sheath Dress41Hawthorn- Maxx Sleeveless Illusion Sheath Dress $78

This didn’t zip. I think it’s a very cute dress. If you have a body you don’t mind showing off, it would be adorable. I do not. The forest green is pretty and the black detail are a little unique, which is what I like about Stitchfix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 99- Patrick Denim TrouserLevel 99- Patrick Denim Trouser $128

I was probably never going to like these pants. They are $128, and they just look like regular denim trousers to me. However, I have tried on things before from Stitchfix that I thought I would hate and loved, so I gave them a try. They were also too small. Everything has fit before, so I’m starting to worry that I’m gaining more weight than I thought. I am posting a picture of the back pockets, in case anyone is getting them and wonders what the back looks like.

 

 

 

 

41Hawthorn- Benson 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer41Hawthorn- Benson 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer $78

You know, this price isn’t bad for a blazer. It’s navy, which is kind of cool. The sleeves are not full length, but close enough that they need to be either pushed up to ruche up on the arms or rolled to show the stripes. The fabric was a little casual for me for a blazer, and I already have a pink blazer with stripes where the sleeves roll up, so I decided to pass.

 

 

 

 

 

Tart- Milla Crew Neck Knit TopTart- Milla Crew Neck Knit Top $58

This is exactly what it looks like. It’s very soft t-shirt material, but thicker. It was thick enough to do a decent job covering my muffin top without being hot (too graphic?). I actually would have kept this, even though the price is crazy for essentially a tee shirt, but I have a very similar shirt.

 

 

 
 

If I had bought everything, it would have been $287 including the styling fee. Part of the profile is a section where you list how much you want to pay. I chose the least possible for every category, I believe. Stitchfix is more expensive than a lot of stuff I buy, but it saves me so much pain and torment. When I try to go shop for clothes in a physical store, I end up sad and wanting to cry in the dressing room. It’s worth it 🙂

I will post later about what I got in my first three shipments!

Comments

  1. Omg! I LOVE that scarf! I NEED that in my life, price be damned! Your style is fabulous, with mixing checkers with stripes you inspire me to be bold!

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    • howtobejillian says:

      You need to sign up for Stitchfix and request it! I will also keep my eye out for something similar and post if I find it. Thanks for the compliment- I have trouble being brave with clothes.

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  2. I didn’t know about the existence of this site 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hey, I dropped by to say hey, but you were too busy telling everyone about the neat stuff you got from stichfix, so I hung around awhile. I’m not a clothes person, but I have to wear them as I am ugly enough even dressed. I shop at thrift stores, sorry. I like that you put your affiliate tag on the link. Smart. Thanks for stopping by my place, and also for letting me check out yours. I will be coming back, so don’t shoot the ugly guy in the corner.

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