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Stitch Fix – You Need It!

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I used to love shopping for clothes. As a teenager, all I ever wanted for Christmas was a gift card to the Limited. When I got my first “real” paycheck, my big treat to myself was a velvet blazer (don’t judge, it was the ’90s!) Then I got older and became a stay-at-home-mom. I didn’t know what to wear anymore or where to buy it. Typically I’d walk into Loft, scoop up a bunch of boring t-shirts, and call it a day. And then go pick my kids up from school and see at least 3 other moms wearing the same t-shirts I just bought.

So last year, in the interest of breaking out of my style rut, I decided to try Stitch Fix. And you guys! I love it! (No, Stitch Fix did not pay me to say this. This is a 100% unsolicited opinion.) If you’re not familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s how it works: They send you five clothing items in your size, budget, and preferred style. You keep as many of the items as you like, or return them at no cost. Shipping both ways is free. There is a $20 fee to send your “fix”, but that $20 is applied to the cost of anything you keep. You can schedule your “fixes” whenever you want (once a month, once a quarter, whatever).

After doing Stitch Fix for over a year now, at this point, almost everything I wear is from Stitch Fix! I’ve kept a lot of things I would not have tried on if I had only seen them on the hangar at the store, so they’ve definitely expanded my horizons. Plus, they’ve sent me unique items I’ve never seen on anybody else in my ‘hood, and I never have to go to the mall anymore. Winning. : )

So anyway, want to take a peek at my September fix? If you’re considering Stitch Fix, this is a great example of what you can expect.

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(Clothes model I ain’t, but my 10-year-old daughter did enjoy being the photographer for this fashion shoot.)

Item #1 – Evella Boatneck Top from Market & Spruce – Keeping it

Item #2 – SeaVees Monterey Lace-Up Sneakers – Keeping them

I love me some horizontal stripes. Probably shouldn’t, but I do. And these sneakers are perfection. I’ve been wanting a pair like these for a while, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So basically, my Stitch Fix stylist read my mind. (The skinny jeans are from a previous Stitch Fix shipment.)

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Item #3 – Aldama Scoop-Neck Blouse by Le Lis – Keeping it

Was skeptical about this top when I pulled it out of the box, but I like the pin-dot pattern and decided it was cute on me. It’s paired with the same skinny jeans as the first photo.

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(Full disclosure: There was dog poop on the ground right next to me in this picture. I’m mostly just trying not to step in it. Makes for a great modeling pose, right?)

Item #4 – Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt by Loveappella – Keeping it

Oh yes, I could see myself living in this one. Paired with a boyfriend jean from a previous Fix.

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Item #5 – Maura Zip Pocket Skirt by Le Lis – Would have returned this, but keeping it for discount

This was the only item in this month’s Fix that I didn’t think I was keeping, simply because I don’t often wear skirts, especially in the winter. But one of the great things about Stitch Fix is that if you keep all five items, you get a 25% discount on all five. Which in this case meant that I actually paid $18 less by keeping this skirt than I would have if I had returned it. Okay then, in my closet you go! Paired with a J. Crew top and Target sandals.

Of course Stitch Fix doesn’t always knock it out of the park – last month I only kept one item. One of the selections I sent back was a pair of purple pumps. Purple pumps, you guys. That’s, uh, not me. I laughed all the way to the mailbox with my return package. But they nail it more often than not. And when you are returning, it literally could not be easier. You throw everything into a giant pre-labeled envelope and put it in a mailbox. That’s it. As someone who frequently doesn’t get around to returning things to the store for months, I appreciate that. : )

Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself? Click here to give it a shot!