I am always looking for ways to add convenience to my life. Since I spend more time cleaning, prepping and cooking paleo meals, I have less time to spend on other things. I use an organic delivery service, a pre-made paleo food service and have found many gadgets that enable efficiency. So, I thought I’d apply this to one of my favorite past times, retail shopping.
I started using Stitch Fix at the end of May 2014 and I’ve been receiving fixes every month since. For anyone not familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that shops for you and sends 5 items of clothing and/ or accessories to your door. You can choose to have them sent automatically every 2-3 weeks, every month or every other month or you can manage them manually. You start by filling out a pretty robust style profile on their website so they get an idea of what you like to wear as well as your sizing. You can update this profile at any time. You are charged a $20 styling fee each fix which gets credited to the cost of anything you keep in your fix. If you keep nothing, you are out $20. If you keep everything, there is an additional 25% discount on the whole order. Whatever you don’t keep, you send back in their prepaid envelope. On average, I’ve been keeping about two to three items per fix.
It took a couple fixes for me to warm up to the service, but now I really look forward to receiving that box! I wouldn’t expect to love everything every time or always expect perfect fits. However, I usually find a few items in each fix that either nail my style or introduce something I normally wouldn’t have chosen. You can write personal notes to your stylist if you’re looking for something specific and refer them to pins on your Pinterest boards for examples. If you find a stylist that you really love, you can request to have them again on future fixes. I have done that for the past few orders and continue to request her. She really gets me 🙂
I’m going to start documenting my fixes on this blog because I’ve found this service to be really fun and I want to share them! I’ll take pictures of everything I receive and let you know what I keep or send back. Since I didn’t capture every item in my fix up until now, I’ll just provide a picture summary of the last 9 months. Let me know what you think! If you decide to try it out for yourself, you can use my referral link. I really appreciate it!
Some items that I have sent back:
Some items that I have kept:
Stay tuned for Fix #10 that just arrived this week (it might be my favorite one thus far!)