Gina: my first StitchFix

When Jenna first blogged about StitchFix about a month ago, I knew it was something I would love. 

It’s kind of funny because I used to spend a lot more time in workout clothes and pajamas, but now when I leave the house with Liv, it’s kind of fun to wear “real” clothes since she’s not wearing her jammies. After Liv was born, I was pretty shocked by the lack of real clothes in my closet. I always wear workout outfits, had been living in the few maternity clothes I owned, along with lots of the Pilot’s T-shirts. Things fit me differently than they used to and I donated a lot of clothes when I first got pregnant. 

When Liv and I are out and about, she’s pretty easygoing and fun to take anywhere, but clothes shopping is a nightmare. I can grab things and buy them, but when it comes to trying on, she’s not down with waiting for me. Last time we went to the mall with a mission to get a cute casual outfit, I ended up singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” probably 4 times while quickly trying on the top and pants, waiting for the time bomb in the stroller to sound the alarm that she was ready to keep moving.

Also, since my brain has officially turned to mush, I can’t for the life of me remember what I still own, that actually fits, that might match things I see on the random shopping occasion.

StitchFIx to the rescue for all of the above.

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Before I get into the review, I just wanted to let you guys know that this post wasn’t sponsored in any way. I’m pretty such the StitchFix peeps don’t even know I have a blog, haha. I paid for everything with my own money,  loved it, and wanted to help spread the word.

Here’s how it works:

-You fill out an extensive style questionnaire with your height, weight, style preferences, the types of clothes you’re looking for, colors and patterns you love/hate and rate certain outfits. It’s very thorough and fun to fill out.

-You schedule your “fix” for the week you’d like it to arrive.

-The fix is delivered (there is a $20 styling fee which is used as a credit to any pieces you’d like to purchase) and contains a mix of different tops, dresses, pants, accessories, anything you requested, hand-picked by a stylist just for you.

-You try on the pieces with things you already own at home, keep and pay for whatever you love and send back the rest.

The shipping bag that’s included is extremely easy to use. It’s pre-labeled and accepted by USPS, so mine just went out in the regular ol’ mailbox. Pretty brilliant.

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It was like Christmas when the first one arrived! 

I didn’t have to drive anywhere (or entertain a little one in a stroller) and could actually take the time to try on everything.

In my package was a gorgeous red blouse, black jegging-type pants (super soft), a sweater dress, sweater and black scarf.

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One of my favorite little touches: the tags offer mix-and-match strategies for outfits.

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EVERYTHING fit. Let the angels sing.

I adored the blouse, but recently got one at Gap that’s the exact same color-  ended up keeping the black pants (they fit perfectly and are going to be so comfy with boots or flats this winter) and this unique sweater:

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Love.

So there ya go! If you’ve been wanting to sign up, here’s the link with an invitation!

xoxo

Gina

 

 

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33 Comments

  1. Jennifer@knackfornutrition on November 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    What a great idea! I have to check this out!

  2. Coby on November 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Can you give a range of how much the items in the package cost?

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      The ones in mine ranged 30 to 100. You can specify price ranges too

  3. Sana on November 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Love that idea!

  4. Holli on November 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    This is so cool, Gina! I will definitely check it out.
    Thanks 🙂

  5. Simply Life on November 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    ooh, I love that sweater!

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

      thank you!

  6. Kara on November 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Wow, this is great! I loveeee that sweater, definitely unique!

  7. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on November 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    How fun is that! I’m not a huge fan of shopping and can usually never find something I like so this would be perfect for me! I absolutely love that sweater.

  8. M.E. on November 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Love that sweater on you!

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

      thanks!:)

  9. Marta on November 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What brand is that sweater?!

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

      mystree

  10. lisa on November 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! How long did it take for your invitation/first order?

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:43 am

      a couple of weeks- less time than i thought it would

  11. Kathleen on November 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Whoever came up with this is a genius!! This would be perfect for me because I’m terrible at picking clothes out. How long did it take you to until you got to join?

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

      it took a couple of weeks- not too bad 🙂

  12. Alexandra on November 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Gina I love this. I’m going to sign up for it. By ay chance, did that sweater have a brand name or do you happen to know if I can find it anywhere else?

    • Fitnessista on November 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

      the brand is mystree. when i tried it on and loved it, i googled around trying to see if i could find it online to check reviews and compare prices. i couldn’t find it- hopefully you can!

  13. Lorna on November 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I signed up for stitchfix when I saw it on Jenna’s site, too! I really enjoyed the outfits/accessories they sent. I think my only complaint is that some of the clothing was super expensive (for me), eg $65 for a shirt.

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      i found a couple of the pieces in mine to be overpriced, too. the scarf was $30, and while i loved it, i felt like i could find it somewhere else for less $

  14. Irene on November 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The idea is so fun, but I know I’d feel pressured to buy something every month even if I didn’t love anything so as not to lose the $20! Keep posting your fixes, and maybe I’ll decide it is worth it. But I love shopping, so maybe not until I have my own little screamer:)

  15. Elizabeth M. on November 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    This is amazing. I love that sweater!

  16. Ush on November 26, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    This is a great idea! I’m definitely going to check it out!

  17. britt on November 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

    i have been wanting to do this but i’m worried about the pieces being super expensive. was everything in a price range you were comfortable with?

    also, LOVE the itsy bitsy spider story. i have so been there. my son has always been great going out shopping until he turned two. now, i have to promise him a sticker at the end of our trip 🙂

  18. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on November 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

    This is SO neat! I’m definitely going to try it out, thanks for the info 🙂

  19. Becca on November 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Hey Gina! Where is your watch from? (The one you’re wearing in the last picture.) I love the colors!

  20. Katie@PopCultureCuisine on November 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I read about this on Jenna’s blog and I LOVE the idea. With a 14 month old, I agree shopping just doesn’t go as easy as it used to, so I love that the shopping part is done for you and all I have to do is try it on. Your shopping trips sound about like ours, last time we went I thought I could get away with trying a couple of things on and while she played in the dressing room…haha, she kept crawling out the bottom and I’m pretty sure the whole store thought I was nuts when this little girl kept getting dragged back in by her heels.

  21. Julie on November 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Seeing your post and Jenna’s makes me really consider this especially since you can specify the prices. I don’t want to order it and then end up spending an arm and a leg! But this seems very doable and fun. Thanks for posting about it!

  22. mary on November 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I signed up for the ‘as cheap as possible’ option, which looks like it’s under $50 based on the next option being $50-$100. I’ll comment back on how I like it in a couple weeks (week of 12/15). I hope you got a $25 credit for it!

    I love that sweater.

  23. Amy on November 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Gina – thanks for the review! I love this idea. I used to use department store personal shopping services , but now with a baby (1 mo older than Liv) I can barely get to a store. Thank you so much!

  24. Katie on November 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    this sounds AMAZING! i’m a little confused by one thing, though: can you do a one-time stitchfix, or is it a montly membership fee type thing that you have to join, and pay every month?

    • Fitnessista on November 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      you can schedule it as often as you like. i’m doing once a month

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