One nice thing about following blogs is discovering new things and one of my most recent discoveries is Stitch Fix. This is an on-line personal stylist service for women and it’s very simple.
First I completed my “Style Profile.” This provides my Stitch Fix stylist the information needed to provide me a good selection of clothing items that fit my lifestyle.
I complete all the information on-line and then I wait for the box to arrive in the mail.
In the comfort of my own home, I am able to try on each item sent to determine if it’s something I would like to add to my wardrobe. No driving to the mall, going from store to store, sifting through clothing racks trying to find something I might like. No stripping down in the department store fitting room trying on clothes. No waiting in line to pay. If I like something sent to me and it fits, it’s mine to keep. Anything I don’t like or doesn’t fit, I send it back in the postage paid shipping envelope.
I received my first box in the mail and of the 5 items received – a pair of jeans, 2 flannel shirts, a really nice black and gray sweatshirt, and a pull-over sweater. All the clothes were good quality and I was quite surprised to see just how well the stylist did at selecting things I would wear. In the end, I kept 2 items – the black and gray sweatshirt and one of the flannel shirts that I could easily see me wearing on my homestead one day. The other items I chose to return for various reasons.
Also in the box was a packet of information, including a pamphlet that showed all the ways my Stitch Fix selections for the month could be mixed and matched. I don’t have the best vision when it comes to mixing and matching several pieces of clothing, thus the reason I tend to wear the same things over and over again. I can’t remember the last time I walked out of a clothing store with that information in hand. Oh yeah, never!
My last step in the process was going on-line to finalize my purchase. I checked boxes letting Stitch Fix know what I was keeping and completed my order. Then I put the items being returned in the shipping envelope and mailed it off. Really very, very simple.
The same time each month I’ll receive a box from Stitch Fix with the choices my stylist has chosen for me. At any time I can reschedule my Stitch Fix delivery or cancel it altogether.
I’m not very good at doing things for myself, like buying myself clothes. I love picking out and purchasing clothing for my kids and my husband. But when it comes to clothing for me, I have a hard time making those purchases. To look in my closet, one would think I love shopping for myself. Sadly though, my closet if full of clothes that are several years old, out-of-style and in desperate need of a permanent vacation from my home.
Now I’m letting Stitch Fix do the shopping for me. Just a few items sent to me each month and I can slowly build my wardrobe with up-to-date styles. It’s my gift to me in 2014.
If you would like to have your own personal on-line stylist, jump on over to Stitch Fix and check it out.