The last time I was regularly blogging, Stitch Fix was all the rage. I remember Tina talking it up over at Carrots N Cake, and I was super disappointed that—at the time—they didn’t carry plus sizes.
Imagine how stoked I was when I visited Stitch Fix’s website again several months (or years?) later and—ta-da—they now DID offer plus sizes.
I signed up immediately and last week I got my 10th Fix. I subscribe to the quarterly boxes—five items per box four times a year. There’s also a monthly option, which I can’t afford … especially now that I’m underemployed. (You pay a $20 styling fee for each box, which you can use toward anything you keep from the Fix.)
My stylist hit it out of the park! I loved every single item and ended up keeping all five of them, netting myself a very nice discount. When it’s cheaper to keep all five than to keep a couple and send the rest back, you know you’re getting a steal.
As I was trying on the items in my latest Fix, I had a realization: trying on clothes is FUN again.
Things look pretty good on this 50-pounds-lighter body, and the jeans fit comfortably right out of the box.
I’d call that a major NSV.
I remember, while I was dating my ex (The Boyfriend) and gaining a lot of weight, going into a Ross Dress for Less and walking out in tears because nothing looked good and I hated having to try on bigger and bigger sizes.
That, my friends, is no longer a problem.
Not only does Stitch Fix come right to your door (at least it would if my apartment complex were accepting packages. Thanks to COVID, I have to drive to the post office package facility to pick up my box when I get word the package has arrived.), but the stylists really listen to your preferences and send great picks.
I’ve noticed they tend to send you new items that work with other items already in your closet, too.
Stitch Fix has even pushed me out of my clothing comfort zone. I got the jumpsuit below last fall.
My first thought as I pulled it out of the box was that it was a(nother) cute floral dress. (I get those frequently.) Then I unfolded it and—to my horror—found legs.
Now, I’ve been a rather vocal critic of jumpsuits since they’ve been making a comeback in stores. The last time I owned one, it was cotton-candy pink and I was a freshman in high school. It had capri-ish legs and pleats at the hips and …
Shoving aside that awful memory, I made myself try this one on anyway … and much to my surprise, it looked halfway decent. I decided to keep it and wore it to the YBBBS grand gala. Having pockets as I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, corralling auction items like it was my job (because it was), was extremely useful.
From time to time, I’ll order something featured in the “SHOP” section of the Stitch Fix app. It puts together looks that it thinks I’ll like—the suggestions change daily, several times a day … the better to hook me.
And it works!
Anyway, I just wanted to share my love for Stitch Fix. If you sign up using my link, we both get $25 when you check out for the first time.
So feel free to click below so you, too, can have fun with Stitch Fix.