Monday, March 31, 2014

Marvelous Monday: Stitch Fix Review (Finally)

Howdy Hon,

*Sorry this took so long, but it was a booger bear to get everything working correctly!*

I am sooooo excited about this review!  Anyone who knows me knows I hate, LOATH clothes shopping.  I am probably the only women in the world whose darling husband has to practically make her go shopping.  Yeah, I know unheard of right?  But it's true, I avoid shopping for clothes at all cost.  It's a frustrating and annoying experience and sometimes depressing.  Quite frankly, I just don't need the aggravation in my life!!  And usually when we go, I find things for him and nothing for me.  I am so very picky when it comes to spending good money (which is any amount I spend, lol) on clothes.  I have to have certain fits, NO mini's, NO arms out, I've also had a c-section so I have that bump from having two beautifully little babies.  And modesty in dress today is almost a joke at some of these places.  One day i'll tell you the tales of trying to find a modest wedding dress!!  That's one of the reasons I have fallen in love with sewing my own clothes so much, I can make them to fit and still look great!!

Recently I was checking out one of Crafty Gemini's YouTube video (she has some really great craft ideas, she's a quilter, farmer, she sews, and has very easy tutorials, check out her blog here) and it was a review on this strange thing called Stitch Fix.  This is a personal stylist service, that you do on line.  Very interesting... ummmm.

I checked out Crafty's video and was very interested in checking out this service since I truly LOATH shopping!!  We'll I used the link she gave us, went to the Stitch Fix site and checked it out.

This is what they say on their website:
 "Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell us your style, size, and budget preferences, and we send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix is unique and hand-picked just for you."
The way it all works is that you go to the site and create your style profile by answering a styling questionnaire.  They ask you every possible question they can think of so that a stylist can get a feel for what your style is and what you may like but haven't tried yet.  You then pay a $20 stylist fee (which will be deducted from your total price if you decide to keep your box).  The stylist will then review all the information, including any of your blogs, pinterest boards or such sites that you choose to give them which will help determine your style.  I gave them one of my pinterest boards to review with a statement attached that she did not have to follow the board to a "T", as I couldn't remember the last time I had posted on that board, lol.  She will them send you 5 items (including jewelry, which you have the option to receive or not) in this nice little box.

You have 3, let me repeat 3 days (business days), to review your package and either keep the whole box at which time you will get your $20 stylist fee deducted as well as an additional 25% discount on the total price OR you can select the items you would like to keep and return the others in the nice big postage paid grey bag they include in the box.  They also send you a card not only giving you tips on how to style your new pieces but pictures to help illustrate.  You also receive a personal letter from your stylist.  Then you go back to the site to pay for the items you decided to keep.  You will also have the opportunity to rate your box/stylist on the pieces you received and it they were spot on with your style (or future style), how did each piece fit, was the price acceptable (i'll talk about the in the video review!)

I had a lot of pictures, but had some issues, lol.  So I will tell you all about my box in the YouTube video review below.  I will also show you in the video what my decision was on my box and review my experience with this service, and the biggest question of all, 'will I ever use this service again?'.

Thank you for being so patient with me while I worked out the kinks with scheduling problems and this post.  I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you feel like you will give this service a try.  If you do please also use this link, it will give me a small credit for anyone who clicks using my link (and you will get your own special link too for trying out the service, it's a referral link, cha-ching, you share it with all you friend/family/facebookers/etc.).  Don't forget to check out the YouTube video here or click on the video below!!

I'd love to know how your first box from Stitch Fix worked out for you!!

Love and Shimmies,

*I finally broke down and bought software and still had issues getting this video loaded.  Sorry it took so long to get this loaded!!!*

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, going to go watch your YouTube vid now :-)