I read about Stitch Fix on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s blog a few months ago, and liked the idea. You answer a series of questions about yourself and your fashion preferences and then, as often as you schedule it, the company sends you a “fix” of 5 items (clothing and accessories) selected for you. You keep what you want and return the rest in an enclosed mailer.
I tend to find shopping frustrating. I’m more adventurous in my mind than I am in the store, and I wind up getting much of the same old stuff. Stitch Fix promised to add an element of informed serendipity to the shopping process.
I signed up when I read the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog post, and got off the waiting list in December (in case you need evidence that I received no compensation whatsoever to blog about this topic; I couldn’t even get them to take my money for two months). I scheduled my first “fix” for this week, and my clothes showed up today.
I’m a bit intrigued by the selections. One, a Kole Designs holed square necklace, is a nice long silver necklace consisting of a chain and (naturally) squares with holes. It’s longer than most I would have selected, so that’s a fun way to branch out.
Then there were two blouses I could have seen myself picking out — a navy one and a black tank. They’re both dressy and useful, so they’re probably a go.
Then I was a bit startled to see this very bright red-orange blouse in the box. It’s not something I would have normally picked up, except I had tried on a very similar shirt in Banana Republic a few months ago with a beige cardigan. I wound up not buying the blouse but bought the beige cardigan (see the “more adventurous in my mind than in the store” description above). Perhaps this was a sign that I should have bought it the first time. The pictures are attached. What do you think?
The item I’m most iffy about is also the most expensive: a Dyanna Long Sleeve Wrap Dress. I love the fit (and love wrap dresses in general) but the black and white color isn’t something I would have necessarily picked out. I’m also not sure they’re the most flattering colors on me. My 3-year-old saw me try it on and said “mommy, you look like a soccer ball!” Hmm. What’s your verdict?
Speaking of children, my choice of photographers around here was pretty limited tonight, so my 5-year-old did the honors with my iPhone (hence the headless shot). Although I don’t let him play with my iPhone, he seemed to intuit how to use it. Or else someone else has let him use their iPhone on the bus. I’m not sure what to think of that. Or the black-and-white dress.