Stitch Fix: clothes to wrangle children or Storm Troopers.
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But as for me, I’m just overÂ one year in to my Stitch Fix subscription and I’m excited to share the results. I keep about 1.23 out of a possible 5 items each shipment.
Now that I have 13Â fix boxes under my belt, I have a revised opinion of the service and optimizing my usage of it. I’m a geek, not a shopper, and optimizing is myÂ ultimate goal.
Yes, I just love having the pretty little box come to me once a month. For a person such as myself who has a dang hard time scheduling “me time,” receiving a surprise present on my doorstep is really nice. And if thatÂ person also livesÂ with four guys, receiving a nicely wrapped assortment of pretty dresses and feminine clothing pretty much kicks ass.
No hurt feelings.
Unlike when my wonderful mother goes out of her way to choose stylish duds as an upgrade to my jeans and hoodie lifestyle, nobody at Stitch Fix cries when I send it all back with “helpful” feedbackÂ like “Gag. I think I wore this in the 80s and it was ugly then” or “My skintone looks like a zombie in this color.”
One is enough.
Speaking of wanting to optimize, I have done whatever I can to steer these fixes in the right direction short of actually wanting to choose my own darn clothes. I have shared a pinterest board and given super helpful comments with each piece so in the hopes of reachingÂ five perfect pieces in a single fix box. If that were to happen, it would be magic, and I’d get a bonus discount to buy everything. But after this many months, I’ve ratcheted down my expectations and have found myself much happier each month (isn’t that true of everything? ahem). Now, I hope for one or two adorableÂ new finds that are an improvement of my taste and wardrobe within my price range. So far so good.
Oh how I wish I had some of the items to mix and match as depicted in the aspirational leaflet that accompanies each of the fix boxes. Usually, I can pull together a pair of jeans or even a tasteful skirt, but gosh my shoes are all from the School of Comfort-Over-Pain, and I own zero of these pointy numbers that are supposed to bring out the best of every clothing combination. Let me know when the Netflix of Shoes launches, and sign me up!
If you are like me in three or more of these ways, you should totally try it and see if you like it:
- Hates shopping
- No time for shopping
- Would like surprise packages in the mail of cute and weird stuff
Here areÂ someÂ my greatest hits over the stitch fix boxes I’ve received, excluding Storm Troopers.
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