I like things that are fun. Birchbox--that's fun! You get your little package in the mail with your little beauty samples, half of which you'll never use (or is that just me?) and your day is instantly more exciting. I loved my 12-month subscription Kyle got me for Christmas last year :)
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the second I heard about Stitch Fix from a few fellow bloggers and two of my high school besties I signed myself right on up. Clothes hand selected for you by your "personal stylist" that get mailed to you after you fill out your online style profile--done and done!
Sounds amazing, right?
It was amazing...
I was so excited to receive my package in the mail promptly on the day it was scheduled to arrive. The packaging was cute, and it was honestly like Christmas day as I ripped into the package to see what my Shopping Santa had picked out for me!
You open the card neatly sitting on top of your goodies so that you can learn the ropes and know what to do. Try on the clothes. Decide what you like. What you don't want to keep, you ship back within 3 business days. Easy Peasy.
You get all excited as you pull out your items, trying them each on, one by one! You snap photos of the items you love, maybe you don't if one of the items is a clingy striped dress ;)
You fall in love with more than 1 of the items in your box, even though you promised yourself you'd only keep one, two tops.
Then, you look at the receipt.
And, it wasn't amazing.
And, you realize that maybe you, personally, aren't as comfortable with some of the prices, especially if you're someone who's used to buying things when the store is having a sale and you can use a coupon on top.
You question yourself as you remember selecting the option of "cheap as possible" for your items and are concerned that $38 for a bracelet is what they consider "cheap as possible." Am I really that cheap that I don't think $38 for a bracelet is by any means cheap?
Then you might feel torn because you have this $20 that you payed as the styling fee that could go towards an item that you keep, or you lose if you don't keep any of the items.
But the item that you want is $70 and maybe you've never really payed $70 for one item unless it was a REALLY special occasion because you're a teacher (no need to explain!)
So, you're left debating whether or not you should lose the $20 or fork over the $70
And, maybe you're husband is giving you a lecture about how you never should have signed up in the first place.
Which ultimately leads you to sulk as you pack up all of the items and dream about winning the lottery!
So, just to recap...
Stitch Fix Pros
1. Very fun-- I loved filling out my style profile, getting the box, etc
2. The stylists really know their stuff-- I loved all of my items and 4/5 fit me very well
3. Super easy to return items you don't keep
4. If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off and you can put your $20 styling fee towards your purchase
5. Very easy to schedule your shipments
Stitch Fix Con
1. You have to be comfortable not knowing the prices of the items you receive, knowing that you lose the $20 styling fee if you don't keep any of the items
Needless to say, I'd still recommend Stitch Fix because there are lots of pros...I just think it's wise to know what you're getting yourself into!