I am a stay at home mother of four. I don’t have a need for a fancy wardrobe.
Except I sure would like to have a fancy wardrobe.
But I don’t need one.
There are way more important things to spend money on when you are raising a family.
So my wardrobe pretty much consists of jeans and t-shirts. American staples. You cannot go wrong. You cannot screw that up.
Besides I hate shopping. Well, I do like looking at all the pretty clothes. But then I start getting dizzy and confused. Because I never know what goes with skinny jeans or which shirt would go best with that skirt.
So I wind up taking that t-shirt over there. I’ll take one in black and one in grey.
Could be why I have so many black and grey shirts in my closet.
Every now and again a stay at home mother has to dress up for a special occasion. It is much easier now though than it used to be.
In my twenties, I would spend hours trying on fancy ensembles, looking for the perfect one to fit the occasion.
These days I really only have a couple of choices. I usually pick the one that I actually remembered to send to the dry cleaners after the last wearing.
Easy. But not very fun.
Then a friend told me about a website. And this website pretty much, single-handedly changed this stay at home mother’s life.
The website is called Stitch Fix. And it is as fun as it’s name would suggest.
Stitch Fix is a fashion retailer that blends expert styling with unique products, personalized just for YOU. And they deliver the looks right to YOUR door.
The process is easy. On the website you are asked to answer key questions such as your style preferences, how much you usually spend on pieces of clothing and detailed sizing information.
Then you schedule a” fix.” Which means YOU pick the day that you want your order to arrive at you door.
That is it!
Then a personal shopper goes to work for you. Based on all of the information that you provide, five fashion pieces are selected.
In your questionnaire you let the personal shopper know if you prefer pants or dresses, dressy or casual, necklaces or bracelets. You are in charge.
When the package is shipped, your credit card is billed twenty dollars. This money will go toward the purchase of items in your fix.
Best case, you love all five pieces and you keep them all and therefore receive a 25% discount on the entire order.
Let’s say you only love some of the pieces. In that case you slip the undesired items into the provided pre-postaged envelope and simply drop it in the mail back to Stitch Fix.
Worst case, you don’t care from any of the pieces, you return them all, and you are only out twenty bucks.
But let me warn you, you will absolutely love your fix.
My first fix was delivered yesterday. And this is what I received.
A fabulous fit and flare dress. I would have never picked this little number. But I love it! It is extremely flattering on a curvy figure.
And this cute little contrast blazer. If I want to dressy up the dress.
And check out this necklace. Because in my questionnaire I noted that I love statement pieces.
Because I said I am normally a casual mom on the go, this versatile denim shirt.
And for piece number five, a sexy, black skinny jean, that will go with absolutely anything.
That was my first fix. My first five pieces. And I didn’t have to go to the mall and stress over anything.
Looks like I will be keeping all five pieces. Score!
Now I have the power to have clothes delivered right to my door. Clothes that are picked just for me, based on my style and my delicious curves.
Much like everything else that I get on this blog and go on and on about, I am not getting paid to promote this service. I wish I were so lucky.
I just felt that the word must get out to the masses.
To the other moms out there. The working moms who need some stylish new duds for the job. The women who have a special event coming up and need some help turning it up a few notches.
And especially for the stay at home mothers. The ones who get caught up in the routine of shuffling kids around. The ones who forget what it is like to feel excited about something new to wear.
Some days, sure we want to rock our yoga pants to the market. But other days, it is nice to reach in the closet and pull out that cream and black striped little number, throw on some boots and sass it up a bit.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Stitch Fix experience. I cannot wait to do it again in a few weeks. Maybe a new delivery for spring.
If you are lost in the humdrum of everyday life yet get overwhelmed in the bright lights of department stores, this could be the answer for you, as well.
Maybe just one fix. What could it hurt?