A little story about me, some fun, and some new clothes.
When I was a little girl, I loved playing dress up. We had a box of dress up clothes and old Halloween costumes that I loved to put on and wear around the house! But when you’re little, you look cute in just about anything!
Then you grow up and you just don’t look quite as cute in everything anymore, and it’s up to you to pick your own clothes. I cringe when I think of how I presented myself in middle school. I didn’t care. At. All. I wore boys carpenter pants (Complete with the loop for a hammer!) and T-shirts just about everyday. And the only shorts I had went down to my knees and were from the boys section. I loved cargo shorts!( SO MANY POCKETS!) My hair was always in a ponytail, I had a huge gap between my two front teeth, and Harry Potter had cuter glasses than me. But I didn’t care.
And I’m glad I didn’t… It was nice not having that one thing to worry about. But, looking back at the photos…I wish I cared just a tiny bit more. Just a smidgen.
If you google my name and look for my picture from the California State Science Fair in 2004 you might see what I mean… I really wish USC would take that photo down… pretty please?!
In high school, I started to care a little bit. But I had no idea where to start and I had no clue when it came to fashion. I would go along with friends to the mall and everyone would try on clothes, and reluctantly I would try on a few things too. But it was overwhelming… I had no idea where to start, what would look good on me. In college I finally bought a pair of shorts that didn’t go all the way to my knees–not capris, actual shorts! And I found a few things that I liked…
But still, I didn’t have a closet I was proud of. And fast forward to the present…my closet didn’t look much different. But my outlook is. I have a vision for the style I want to have and a whole Pinterest board full of inspiration. I’ve started to donate a lot of the clothes in my closet that I don’t like to wear anymore and put away those T-shirts that I’ve kept just because they have memories that go along with them. And my closet has gotten pretty bare. And so the fun begins…
I’ve done a bit of shopping on my own, thinking about what kind of clothes I needed. Less casual, more dresses and nice blouses to wear out. And clothes that I’d be able to mix and match. I’ve also started thinking about clothes (and other things) in a different way. I’m more willing to spend money on those things that look nice, last longer, and made responsibly, rather than looking for the lowest possible price.
And then I heard about Stitch Fix and thought, why not try it?
What is Stitch Fix?
“[A] personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget, and lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best everyday.”
You fill out a profile on their website, tell them your clothing sizes, styles you like, how much you’re willing to spend on different clothing items, and give them a link to a style board on Pinterest (if you have one). They ask a lot of questions to help their stylist pick out clothes that they think will look good on you and fit!
So it’s basically like having a personal stylist do your shopping for you. They choose 5 items and ship them to you to try on. It costs $20 to style you, but that money is put towards any items you keep. And if you keep all 5, you get 25% off everything.
You schedule a day to receive your “Fix” and wait impatiently for it to arrive. I waited 10 days for mine to arrive, and it actually came a day early!
It came like this… They also include a mailer to return any items you decide not to keep. Free shipping!
I got 4 pieces of clothing and a necklace!
Let’s try them on!
Here’s a casual top they sent me.
Perfect for Southern Cali’s warm days and chilly nights!
They also sent this cardigan. I don’t think it goes best with the V-Neck top, but it should be great with other outfits.
And this dress! This was my favorite of the Fix! I was surprised on how well it fit me! It was long enough and the waist hit me in just the right spot!
I wore it on Valentines Day with the Cardigan (when it got chilly). I felt so feminine and pretty in it. Funny thing is that I probably wouldn’t have picked it out on my own, if I saw it in the store. Funny how things look so different on the shelf than they do when you try them on.
This blouse. I thought it was very nice, but my husband didn’t like it quite as much as I did…
…but it was cheaper to keep her (with the discount). 🙂
And this necklace! It’s so simple and sweet! Don’t you think?
Along with the clothes and accessories, they send a letter from the stylist and style cards, showing you other ways to wear the them. It just felt so personal!
I had a fun time with Stitch Fix and I think I will try it again someday! I was amazed how everything they sent fit me so perfectly! That never happens when I’m picking things out for myself! Each item is a little more expensive than I would probably pay in the store, but with the discount from keeping all of the items, it was a little closer to what I would actually pay. Although I might wait a while before my next fix–for my wallet’s sake… I liked all of the items they sent me and it was so much more fun trying them on in the comfort of my own home! Click here to try it out yourself!
So here’s to finally having a closet full of clothes I love and feel good in! Let the journey continue!
Thanks for reading!
I was not paid by Stitch Fix, just thought this would be fun to share with you. Though, if you do sign up with my referral link, I’ll get a $25 credit towards my next fix! And then you can share with your friends and get free clothes too! Win win!
All photos were taken by me…except the ones of little me, to those, I owe credit to my mother <3
Anyone have any tips on how to focus your camera when your taking photos of yourself with a tripod? I needed a stand in… haha