Time is money as the saying goes. As a busy mom and full time blogger, I honestly do not have the time to get myself to the mall to shop. Believe it or not, I do 95% of my shopping online at sites that offer free shipping and returns.
I recently had the opportunity to try out a personal styling service called Stitch Fix. Prior to trying Stitch Fix, I saw many advertisements, Pins, and commercials about it, but I didn’t think it would be beneficial for me since I like picking out my own clothes and I feel that I know my style the best. To be perfectly honest, I was skeptical to use Stitch Fix assuming no one else could pick pieces for me that I would actually like.
Stitch Fix proved me wrong. Big Time. As soon as I started the online questionnaire about my preferences and body type, I knew I would be getting something special and something just for me. I was so excited when I saw the white and teal Stitch Fix box at my front door. I immediately opened the box like a kid on Christmas morning, enthusiastic to see what was in store for me. This “fix” contained five pieces from the latest spring trends (three dresses, a layered choker, and a tote bag). Included in the package were styling tips on how to wear and coordinate each dress. I was impressed with the quality of brands that I received which included Velvet, Bella Dahl, Botkier, and Bay to Baubles.
Styling tips include two different options per look
Brands sent included Velvet and Bella Dahl dresses
Choker necklace by Bay to Baubles
Botkier bag to complete the look
I appreciated having the freedom to try on everything in the comfort of my home. I was able to try these dresses on with different pieces I already own (i.e. jackets, shoes, and jewelry) to ensure that I loved the items and that I could wear them several different ways.
By now you know that my style is minimal and my color palette is pretty netural. I was surprised to see that out of the three dresses I received, I liked the printed dress the most. It was a print that I wouldn’t have picked out for myself, but once I tried it on, I thought it was perfect for an everyday spring dress.
The dress itself super soft and I like that it is loose and comfy, but I felt that it was a little overpowering on my petite frame. I added a belt to give it a more fitted look and also wore it off one shoulder (the back tie is adjustable). Since I like my outfits to have a little more edge, I added my own cropped denim jacket, a bandana, and a pair of nude booties to complete the look.
Stitch Fix is definitely worth a try and there is no obligation to purchase anything unless you love it. But trust me, I am pretty sure you will get sent something you can’t live without with every Fix you receive!
When deciding to purchase a piece, I make sure that I can wear it several ways to get the most bang for my buck (which is why it’s perfect that you get to try it on at home). I could easily see myself wearing this printed dress into summer as a cover up over a swimsuit or even tucked into a pair of cut-off shorts as a top. It can also be transitioned from day (wearing it with sandals or sneakers) to night (adding a pair of strappy heels). From this Fix, I decided to keep the printed dress, the Botkier bag, and the choker necklace.
I ended up returning the other two dresses simply because they were too big for me. I loved that I didn’t have to go to the store to do my returns, but simply put the pieces I was returning into a pouch that was provided and stuck on a prepaid label (also provided) and sent it off. Returns are super easy and again, FREE, and you’re only charged for what you decide to keep. The best thing is if you decide to keep all five items you get a 25% discount off the entire purchase (such a steal)!
Honestly, this is a no brainer and so easy to start.
- Sign up for Stitch Fix
- Complete an online questionnaire (takes only 5 mins)
- Add other helpful tips to keep your stylist informed
- Pins looks you like
- Notes to stylist
- Price points/ budget
- Set up Fix for anytime (on demand, weekly, monthly, etc.)
- Sit back and wait for your Fix to arrive
I had such an amazing experience with Stitch Fix and I’ll be the first to admit that I was impressed with this styling service. It makes shopping brainless and fun without the hassle. I love that I could try everything on at home and style it with different pieces before purchasing. I also appreciate that the items sent to me are specific for MY STYLE and certain brands are exclusive to Stitch Fix so I won’t see everyone else wearing the same look. But my favorite part of having someone curate pieces for me is discovering a style or piece that I may have not thought to purchase for myself (like this printed dress)!
Thank you to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post, and my personal stylist for making my shopping so much easier. I can’t wait to see what is in my next shipment!
The more and more I see Stitch Fix advertised, the more and more I want to try it! It just looks so convenient and gives you the chance to try styles you may not have otherwise. I am in love with the way you executed this look. It is definitely a look I would wear 100 times over 🙂
Totally Candace! The best is that you can try on everything at home and return what you don’t want. It is so easy and totally worth a try!
I might have to give this a try! I have been hearing about it but did not know if it was something I would like, you have now convinced me. Hehe. Thank you for sharing! I’m not a mom, but working full time really leaves no time for mall shopping, so this is very convenient.
I was skeptical too Kate, but now that I’ve tried it, it’s amazing. I even got my second Fix a few days ago and kept another piece that you will be seeing soon!
This is beautifully style Christine! I like how you take a simple dress and make it so stylish! I love how stitch fix sends you outfits and shows you how to style it. Thx for sharing!
Thank you Marie! Even though I didn’t think I would pick this dress, I ended up loving it and making it my own. Stitch Fix is great for keeping me on trend and saving me time from going to the mall to shop.
I am so excited about trying Stitch Fix. I do not have time to shop other than on line right now since I am finishing up school. I love the dress – so cute. Sounds like the perfect way for a busy person to shop and you can return it if you do not like it – perfect! Thanks for sharing.
It is so easy Gracie! Returns are so easy and I love that they send you multiple options so you have a lot to choose from. It is definitely great for busy people who don’t have time to shop but also bloggers who can get stuff sent to them and actually pick stuff they want to wear and return the rest. =)
Stitch Fix sounds amazing! One thing I have noticed for myself is that I always ended buying the same type of clothes in the same colours! I have about 30 pairs of denim shorts and about 50 maxi dresses at home. I really need some external advices on stylish! Definitely gonna try out Stitch Fix!
This is totally my issue too – black, denim, and more black and sometimes white. So I loved receiving different options and ended up picking a printed dress that I wouldn’t have picked for myself. And I love it!
I’ve always wanted to try StichFix, but wasn’t sure about the styling. Seeing these pieces on you makes me feel a lot better about giving the service a try! Honestly you look amazing in anything, but this outfit is totally up your style profile! Would have never guessed you didn’t pick out the pieces yourself (well, in a way I guess you do!). Looking beautiful as always – I know how busy you are and have so much respect for you and everything you do!
Thank you so much Amy! You get to write notes to your stylist on what you want (especially if you have an occasion coming up like a wedding and only want dresses) and if you go on their Pinterest page you can pin the styles you like so that your stylist has a better idea of what you’re looking for. It’s a great service and no hassle and no pressure!
I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about Stitch Fix and I’m so glad you had such a great experience! It sounds like a really cool program, allowing you to essentially have a stylist pick out pieces that suit your style and your body shape. How genius and how perfect for busy ladies who don’t have much time to get out and shop!
Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com
I’m surprised you’ve heard mixed reviews because I have had such a great experience. I just got my second Fix and I kept another dress that I am going to style and show off soon. It is great for busy ladies and even those that want to change up their wardrobe and see what someone else would pick for you.
I’m the same as you and only ever do in store shopping when I’m travelling! I never have time to go browsing in malls anymore. This service sounds amazing and I would love to see what others pick out for me too because I have such a mix of styles. The returns policy is crucial for online shopping these days and theirs sounds so easy!
It’s totally easy and I love their easy return policy. I love having the option to try everything on at home and just return everything else.
This sounds like an amazing service for busy people and those who hate going shopping! It’s awesome that you’re able to try the things in the comfort of your own home and then return what you don’t like xx
It really is a great service. I actually like shopping but just don’t have the time and luxury to browse every store I would want to so I like shopping online and this is even better than taking time to shop online – they pick it, ship it, and return it all for you! It’s so brainless and easy.
you look amazing!!
The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog
Thanks babe! I love this easy to style dress and it’s so perfect for summer!
Stitch Fix sounds so promising ~ I wanted to give it a shot but realised that it is only available to those residing in US only 🙁 What a pity! I wish they can launch this in Singapore as we have limited variety of fashion apparels here and I always look up to you for my fashion inspo!
Yes, they should expand to international or have something like this in Singapore. =)
Yess girl! You look absolutely gorgeous in this look! Love the service that you shared… its such an amazing idea! Thanks so much for sharing babe 🙂
Hi Jessi! Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with your gorgeous mama!
I actually never heard of this service, I will check them out, I love how you styled this pieces, it looks super edgy and chic. I am always so obsessed with your style! I also prefer clothes delivered to the house, instead of going to the store, find it very stressful
Stitch Fix is actually a big company with quality brands and great service. I definitely think you should check them out and will find that they will send you a lot of what you like and other items that you wouldn’t pick for yourself but will end up keeping and loving!
Love love love your outfit from this post! It’s hard to think that a fashionista like yourself would need a stylist to curate clothing for you! I guess it’s always good to have someone help you take you out of your “comfort zone” even when it comes to what you wear! Thank you for reviewing Stich Fix!
I think that was it – my hesitation was like I could pick my own clothes, but I love that the service is so easy and the stylist also picks things for me that I wouldn’t have purchased myself. I actually just got my second Fix and kept another dress that I will show off soon!
Stitch Fix sounds like a great service. I like that you can get professional styling tips!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
It really is a great service and so convenient Jessica!
Not only did they do an AMAZING job picking out things, but you’re rocking this whole look!! So put together from head to toe and I bet no one could tell you’re a busy mom!
Thank you Jordan that means a lot! I love that they know and understand your style preferences but also give you options that you may not have put together yourself.
When I saw the default photos, I was immediately drawn to the dress and bag! How cool they curate these items in a package – I’d love to try this service myself 🙂
Yay glad you approve of what I picked! It would be great to try out but I think they are only in the US for now. But when you’re here for a few months at a time, maybe you can try it out for yourself. =)
I do most of my shopping online too so I’m definitely interested in checking out Stitch Fix. You got such cute stuff and it sounds so easy to use! I love that Botkier bag!
You totally should Jo! It really is so easy to use and they have great brands to choose from. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.
love the entire look you created here especially that white bag! it’s just the perfect addition to any spring/summer look. i’ve heard wonderful things about stitchfix but haven’t had the opportunity to try them out for myself yet. hopefully soon because you definitely scored some amazing finds! xo, sharon
Hi Sharon! You would love Stitch Fix because I feel like you will really connect with the styles they have. You should definitely give it a try because I know you are one busy boss babe and may not have all the time in the world to shop!
So much in love with this look, especially the boots, I’m liking it too much! You did great in styling the outfit!
xx, Cinthy Kwok
Thank you Cinthy. The boots definitely add a little edge to this boho printed dress!
I love this idea. I have to say I am with you being sceptical at first because I like to pick my clothes and accessories but seing what I am seing – love the selection and you rock it girl!
Trust me I was skeptical too, but I loved seeing what else was out there and having someone send me stuff that fit my style. Give it a try, it’s totally worth it and so easy!
What I think I love the most about Stich Fix and their business idea is that they do take your style into consideration, but also want to push you out of your comfort zone a bit and that’s just what happened here. The piece you most certainly wouldn’t have picked up yourself ended up being your favorite piece and judging by the pictures I can totally see why! 🙂
You totally get it Thomas. It really is a wonderful service and one that I will keep using.
Ohhh I know exactly what you mean. I love the concept of Style Fix but I thought it was not for me…. But now that you are so enthusiastic about it, I would love to try their services! Thanks for sharing babe!! You look amazing! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
I think we all assume we know our style the best, which is true for the most part. But it is nice that Stitch Fix takes that into consideration with all the questions you fill out and even your Pinterest account and notes to the stylist, but also provides you with other options. You get to pick what you like and send back the rest which is awesome. Definitely look into it and give it a try!
I also do most of my shopping online, probably because I am lazy, or maybe shopping out on the street has a higher chance to buy similar items as everyone else. It’s really important to find the perfect fit oneself!
I completely agree. Since I do shop online a lot, I figured this is a great service to get things that are personalized for your style and taste and not necessarily what everyone else is wearing too.
I’ve been wanting to try Stitch Fix for such a long time but have never pulled the trigger. I think I’ll have to try it now! Thanks for showing so much detail about what you got and how you ended up styling it!
I think you would really like it June. It is so easy to use and great for busy moms like yourself.
You totally made this dress your own with your personal pieces that you added and that fierce attitude. Love that returns are so easy too! I love Botkier – they have some great bags, and I have one that I wear all the time and I’ve had it for a few years.
Thanks Yasmin! Botkier does make some great, edgy bags and I actually got another Botkier backpack in my next Fix a week ago!
I’ve never heard of that brand but looks like they have some great clothes! definitely, will check it out
It is actually not a brand but a styling service. They carry many different brands and send you products based on a questionnaire you complete to help you style and pick out some looks. You should check it out!
Amazing outfit babe and those boots omg!
Thank you Mathilde! I hope you are having a great week so far!
In love with your outfit! ^^
Hugs from London | Raquel
Thanks Raquel. I know I will be wearing this dress all summer long!
I’m glad you had a great experience with them! I’ve heard of them but now may need to try them because of you!! 🙂 BTW you look fabulous as always Christine!!!
Yes you will love them Nina! Give it a try because you have nothing to lose but finding great clothes!
This look is amazing, so stylish and pretty 🙂 great post, thanks for sharing!
Awww you are so sweet Camille, thank you. Hopefully Stitch Fix will expand internationally and you can give it a try!
This is super neat. I’ve heard of the company before but wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it or not. I will definitely check them out!
– Jasmine K
Yes, you’ve heard of them probably because everyone is talking about them right now. It is a timesaver and such a great service to have fabulous clothes sent to you where you don’t have to shop for yourself. You need to check them out!
Totally understand you, as a Mum and a Full time Blogger, Online shopping sounds much easier and Comfortable.
Myself I do like to try out Everything first but Sometimes I do orders as well. Except shoes:)
I heard already about Stitch Fix, I think the System is Amazing and Loved the Bag and The Dress soooo much:) Looks son Beautiful on you:)
The Boots is something Amazing, Love so much:)
Love Open Kloset By Karina
You know I’ve been really skeptical about trying stitch fix too. I’m like what if I don’t like the stuff or its hit or miss? But you got some really great brands and pieces in your box. Especially loving that dress on you. I’ll have to reconsider. I’ve been on an online shopping kick too.
You look amazing as per usual! I’ve seen their commercials too but haven’t tried them out. I’ve used other services like this in the past and have had more than disappointing experiences, like the clothes being torn or extremely smelly upon arrival not to mention horrible customer service. I always think how it stinks because like you, this type of service is really beneficial and refreshing for me as a style blogger. You’ve given me hope in Stitch fix! I love that they include the style cards too! Is there monthly fee?
Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com
Oh wow, that is a terrible experience you’ve had with other companies. Everything I have received from Stitch Fix has been new and nothing has been damaged at all. The cards are super helpful for sure. There is a $20 stylist fee but if you purchase something from them, it is credited towards your purchase.
Never heard about Stich Fix but it all sounds amazing. I don’t think I have heard someone that offers this service and for sure will love to try it. Thanks for introducing this to me.
The entire look from head to toe looks so perfect on you. As always so inlove of your chic style.
I’ve never heard of a personal styling company like Stitch Fix! The concept sounds super cool. I love that they cater it to you based on a questionnaire. Plus you can never go wrong with free shipping and returns! It’s pretty cool that it’s a try on at home service before you decide to commit to anything!! Definitely going to try!
With love, Jenn
What good clothes they sent you. Incredible the convenience of the company. Like mom too I understand you well 🙂 Your looks are always at the avantguard. Even though you are simple, you know how to streamline everything. I love your style inspires me so much
So many goodies girl. I love this look, you look beautiful as always.
I absolutely adore how you styled these pieces! You look so stunning in the dress 🙂
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