Have you heard about Stitch Fix? It's a personal styling service--your very own Rachel Zoe! You simply fill out some information (your Style Profile) about your body type, your type of style, your budget, favorite colors (the questions get pretty specific as they nail down your style). Then you get a FedEx package with an entire surprise outfit! What's the catch you ask? You do pay a $20 "styling fee" BUT that amount goes toward the purchase of anything you want to buy. Stitch Fix provides you a return FedEx envelope that you use to pop in whatever items you didn't like--postage paid for by them!
I was certain that my stylist wouldn't get it right but I gave it a try anyway. I actually loved every item I was sent! I was sent a pair of pants, a scarf, a short sleeved navy and white striped top, a V-neck sweater, and a coat. Though I loved the color and style of the pants, I think they were more appropriate for someone who has straight hips (aka No hips whatsoever) and zero butt. I returned the short sleeved, striped top as well because my stylist nailed it so well that I have about six of those in various sized stripes.
I did keep this cute scarf:
I love the cute scarf instruction card they included--for scarf-challenged individuals.
Here's a pic of my V-neck sweater. Looks cute with the scarf and coat (not in picture).
And the cute coat:
Here's me with the coat on:
Yup, Stitch Fix is kind of genius. It's one of those ideas that I wish I had thought of. After I returned my items, I filled out a quick survey stating that the skinny jeans were cute and technically fit on my body but certainly weren't flattering to my body type. I also adjusted my budget. The coat was $68, which I think is reasonable. The striped shirt I returned was $88, which isn't reasonable to me considering I could get one like it at Ann Taylor for $25. The scarf was $32, which might seem pricey but when I took into account that the color would go with most everything I own and the fact that it's been below 20 degrees here for weeks, I didn't mind. I wear it all the time. But they'll accommodate all budgets. If you are interested in trying to get your Stitch Fix on, would you click on this link? For every friend that tries my link I get $25 toward my next fix. I'd appreciate it! If you've tried Stitch Fix, what has been your experience?
My favorite part about it was being excited for the package to come and seeing if they'd get it right (it also helps to have a Pinterest page that they scan to get a better sense of you) and receiving items that I probably wouldn't have chosen for myself but discovering they were cute anyhow.