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If you know me, you know that I LOVE to shop. I love fashion and deals. I also love convenience. One of the greatest things about being a nurse (or so I thought,) is wearing scrubs. Day in and day out….scrubs. Every. Dang. Day. Blah. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like scrubs. I never had to think about what I was going to wear, what jewelry goes with this, what shoes look the best, etc. I honestly was too tired on most of my off days to worry about what I was going to wear. After completing my Masters and landing a nursing instructor position, I realized that I needed clothes! Like, actual clothes! As much as I like to shop for myself, I was curious about the idea behind Stitch Fix and the additions to my closet that I may have passed over while shopping for myself.
Stitch Fix allows you to try before you buy. The first thing you do is fill out a style profile. This gives your stylist (oh yeah, did I mention you get your own professional stylist? Fancy, huh?) an idea about what you like, don’t like, or what you might like to add to your closet. They provide items to dress you from head to toe! One of the things I like most about this service is the attention to detail. For example: if I currently don’t want to receive any accessories in my Fix (handbags, jewelry, etc.,) I can simply make sure these items are not checked on my style profile. My stylist won’t send those items. If there is something that I really need or would like to try, I just include that in my note to my stylist!
Now, I know the next question everyone has! A.G., how much does something like that cost? Another awesome thing about Stitch Fix is they allow you to set YOUR price points. In your style profile, you can set your price points for each type of item, based on what you would like to spend. So, if you’ve got a big clothing budget, you can set your price points higher. I have almost all of my price points set to the lowest (cheapest) points. Now, cheapest doesn’t mean cheap or low-quality. I LOVE shopping at Dillards. Most of the pieces I receive put me in the mind of items I would buy there (even sales rack.) You are charged a $20 fee for being styled, but this fee will be used toward any item you decide to keep. If you keep all 5 items, you will receive a 25% discount off the total price! If you do not like any item, you send those items back in the provided bag. Shipping is covered by Stitch Fix both ways!
I only keep what I love and could use in my wardrobe. I have never had a 5/5 experience, nor do I expect to. If I can receive 1 or 2 pieces a month that I love, I am happy! That happens every time! I really enjoy this experience because I get quality clothes that I love without ever having to leave my house!
Listed below are the steps to take to get started with Stitch Fix and receive your best Fix!
- Head on over to Stitch Fix and set up your account.
- Fill out your Style Profile. Be specific and honest. No worries, if your tastes change, you can always update any section in the future.
- Select a date for your first Fix and set up your recurring Fixes. I get a monthly Fix. If you only want one every other month, one every 2 weeks, or one only on demand, you can do that as well.
- Leave a note for your stylist. Be specific about what you DO want. I find it doesn’t work well if you mention what you do not want. Ex: If you want a dress with sleeves, say you would like to try a dress with sleeves (mention what kind of sleeves, if you want very specific.) Do not put “please don’t send sleeveless dresses.” The system the stylists use may misconstrue that to mean you DO want sleeveless dresses. My best Fixes are when I allow Lauren (my magical queen/goddess/rock star stylist) to have free reign. Just send me a Fix! She rocks it! Every. Dang. Time. Now, you may go through a few stylists before you find one that just gets you. Once you find a stylist you really like, address your note directly to her/him. Ex: Hi Lauren, blah blah blah…..I find this helps you keep your stylist you love!
- When you receive your Fix, try EVERYTHING on. I am the world’s worst! I look at an item and already know I don’t like it. There really is magic in trying on the clothes. I have tried on multiple things that I just knew I would send back. Put it on and it goes directly into my closet! I have also had the opposite happen. Things I love in the box, I don’t love on me. You do not know how the item really looks until you put it on. So try on everything! Take your time to decide what you want to keep (you have a few business days to think about it,) then check out online and return anything you don’t love.
- When you check out, review each item. This lets your stylist not only know what you liked and didn’t like, but WHY. Be specific!
- Rock your Fix items and REPEAT!
I really hope someone finds this post useful and gets some great items in return! Don’t hesitate to email me or respond to this post if you have other questions! Don’t forget to click the banner or any links to get started!
To being well dressed,