Monday, June 1, 2015

Get My Wardrobe Fixed

Thanks so much for all the great feed back on my entry way and powder room that I recently finished for the One Room Challenge. Promise to have tutorials for the rug runner, the art made from maps, and the powder room's fabric wall coverings up soon. I am already eyeing which room I am going to be doing for the next ORC in October. The rate I am going with decision making, it will take me that long to pick what design style I am going with.

In the meantime, I need a new I decided to focus on myself for a change.  Looking at my wardrobe, I realized that I really keep wearing the same thing over and over again. Frankly, I am starting to look a little boring. The problem is I am not good at shopping. I chalk this up to the fact that I have worn some sort of uniform for most of my life. I don't really have the time anymore to just wonder from store to store looking for just the right thing, so I have to limit myself to just one or two places to shop in a tight timeframe. Then I get frustrated if the right thing doesn't jump out at me from the clothing racks, and I feel like I just wasted my time.

Enter Stitch Fix. I had heard about it from a few people. Honestly, I was a little nervous that a personal stylish randomly assigned to me could pick out five items of clothing that would be something I would like and would fit right. But I heard such good things that I thought why not just give it a try. I knew I would only be out the $20 styling fee if I didn't like anything since I could send it all back if I didn't want them. And if I did like something, the styling fee is applied to the purchase price. It was worth that just to see what everyone was talking about. I filled out my profile through the Stich Fix website (will share my tips later on how to accurately represent your fashion tastes) and waited to see what the personal stylish would send me.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got my box in the mail. My stylist totally got my fashion sense.

The first order of business was trying everything on. This was probably the best part since I was in my own home. I could try the items on a few times at my leisure if I was undecided on something, I had my closet right there to see if something that I already owned would go with something that was in my fix, and I didn't have to deal with the weird dressing room lighting at most stores.

And I loved that I was also sent a card, featuring each shirt or pants in my fix, with two different ways to style it. I am not the most fashion forward person, and it was great to now have ideas for how to wear something that I wouldn't have even thought of.

So here where the clothes I received in my fix:

I ended up keeping the navy and green shirt and the blue and coral striped shirt. They looked great on me, and was so glad to add them to my wardrobe rotation. I would have kept the pants, but they were a little more than I wanted to spend right now, and with going into summer I knew I wouldn't be able to wear them for a while. Also, the dress I loved when I pulled it out of the box, but it didn't fit right, unlike everything else which was the perfect size. The one kind of miss was the chevron top. It was just too flowy and thin for me. But I appreciated that it was something out of my comfort zone, that I never would have tried on if I saw it in a store and I might of liked it...maybe.

I did go ahead and sign up for my next Stitch Fix, and can't wait until it gets here. (I decided to request one when I want it, although you can sign up for one to arrive on a set schedule.) I asked for some summer outfits that are causal but still a step up from jeans and a T-shirt. I will let you all know how it goes.  

Have you ever tried a service like this? Am I the only girl who feels they are not good at shopping?

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  1. I should try Stichfix or Queenieb but am not sure if I am willing to haha. I love your choices and the items your received. I am glad you found some new additions though. It would be fun to see how you style these now.
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  2. What a great service! I love that they offer styling ideas, instead of just sending you the items :)

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