My first-time experience with Stitch Fix outfits for Summer 2016, and what you can expect with your first box.
I received a credit to try Stitch Fix as a result of this promotion. By posting this review I am entering a contest sponsored by Stitch Fix and am eligible to win a prize. I was not compensated for my time. This post contains affiliate links.
Weekdays, you ain’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here. I don’t make the rules.
Today’s post is a little different than the usual food-laden posts outta the Sinful Nutrition kitchen, but that’s why it’s called Sinful… so I can do whatever I damn well please.
But not to fret, I’ll still try to stick my sarcasm shtick all up in this post to make you feel right at home!
This month’s Recipe Redux sponsor opportunity was with the one, the only Stitch Fix, aka the mecca of home delivered and personally selected fashionables that most every blogger I know has tried, loved, and raved about as much as almond butter
The girl who will easily drop $50 a week on a stockpile of peanut butter and cart full of lettuce and spaghetti squash, but contemplate spending $12 on a pair of Target flats. Like, do I really NEED them? 9.5 times out of 10, it’s a hard pass.
But still, I was anxious to give this hype a go, and have someone else style me, because lawd knows I won’t be doing it any time soon.
How to get started:
Fill out a style profile.
Since you’ll get your own personal stylist, giving them some direction of what you like/dislike, and are looking for can help make your fix more successful.
I opted for no bottoms since I own a good collection of pants, jeans, and shorts that I love. You can also tell what occasion you’re looking for, such as casual, special occasion, or work-appropriate. I’m all about the casual and affordable bay-bay. 🙂
Schedule your fix.
Whether that’s one time and one time only, or a monthly fashion rendez-vous. This is especially great when the seasons change or you have a special event you want to dress up for.
Get your fix.
On route 66…or like your doorstep. Tracking this baby was like waiting for Santa to arrive.
…if Santa drove a Fed-Ex truck and had a fabulous eye for complementary colors.
You get 5 pieces, which depending on what you stated in your style profile, can be tops, bottoms, dresses, jewelry, and even shoes.
That’s enough rambling now Emily, JUST SHOW US WHAT’S IN THE BOX!
Right after this.
While I may know my way around a spiralizer and immersion blender, I will never…ever….EVAH be a fashion blogger. Thankfully, Katie (that’s my stylist!) put together a guide for me to play off of. I tried my best to emulate the outfits with items I already had.
Now the reveal!
When I first open my box, I wasn’t super excited about any of the tops, but loved the dress. But as soon as I used the style guide to put together an actual outfit, I fell in love with each one.
I took the entire 3 days you’re allowed to decide on what to keep and what to send back. My frugal heart knew I wouldn’t normally spend $30-40 on a top, but also knew that these were better quality and would last me longer than the couple of seasons my thrift store finds do.
Plus, you get a 25% discount if you keep all 5 pieces, which the savvy shopper in me knew was a much better bargain.
Ultimately, I ended up sending all the pieces back, despite my love for them all. Since the summer is half way through (NOOO!), and I have a good amount of summer pieces, the practical side of my decided it would be best to hold off. But I fully intend to be back for more for the fall, since I could definitely use an upgrade for cool weather outfits.
It was as easy as piling err’thang in the prepaid AND addressed envelope, and dropping in the mail. Boosh, done.
The only catch is that you do have to pay a $20 styling fee, which can be applied to any item(s) you keep, but if you send everything back like me, you do have to eat $20 and like it. Which is why the style profile is super dooper important!
Since fashion isn’t exactly my strong point, I will definitely be utilizing Stitch Fix and their style expertise again.
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Make it a great day!
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