I love sharing a few “favorite things” on my blog every so often. Sometimes these are photography related, sometimes not. Today’s favorite thing isn’t necessarily photography related unless you factor that to be taken as a serious professional wedding photographer, you have to dress the part. (Who wants their wedding photographer to show up to a wedding in a tee-shirt and jeans? No one.)
I am the type of person that gets a little bit overwhelmed in stores like Forever 21 and H&M. Waiting in line to try on 5 items, seeing that they don’t fit so well, having to get dresses again, going to get new sizes, picking up something else, waiting another 15 minutes for a dressing room, changing all over again… After 2 stores, I am usually done. I don’t have time for this.
So it shouldn’t be a big surprise now that I am not a big shopper. I will go look for a new shirt if I have something coming up, but have clothes in my closet that have been there for years and years. The yellow cardigan that I love…. yup, I have been wearing it for 7 years. SEVEN YEARS! I don’t think a knit cardigan was meant to be worn for almost a decade. Probably one of the reasons my husband wants me to toss it out and get something newer. (Really ask him about the Mustard Yellow Cardigan, we have talked about this several times.)
So Stitch Fix is a wonderful, god-sent solution for me.
So what is Stitch Fix? What do they do?
Stitch Fix an online company of personal stylists that will put together a box of 5 items that they think you might like. They will ship it to you (free shipping). You try on the items. Keep what you want and send everything else back in a prepaid return bag. All from the comforts of home.
How does your stylist know what you might want?
They simply ask you. When you go online to StitchFix.com, you will be asked to log in and create a style profile. They don’t just ask what your sizing measurements are to help get a good fit. They ask about your life. What you do on a day to day base. They ask what you do for work and if you are a mom/pregnant. If you have Pinterest, you can link the URL to your “My ideal Wardrobe” board so they can see what are drawn to, even if you do not know how to describe it yourself.
They even include images of different style types and ask you to rate how well you like each selection.
You order a box and choose a day for it to be sent. I feel like Christmas when it shows up on my doorstep.
I had a bride this month ask my husband what I liked so she could send me a ‘thank you’ gift card after her wedding. (Kaela, you are the sweetest girl in the world. I adore you and Kai!) So I ordered a box this August just in time for “back to school”. Even though I am not a student anymore, I still love getting new clothes, freshly sharpened pencils and new organization materials at the brink of Fall with the rest of the school age kids.
So this is what my August Stitch Fix had in it just for me.
Oh thank you stylist, I hope they look great on me too! Each stylist even write a little note why they think you will like each item. I think it shows something special when you get a personal and unique note directed just to you.
They don’t just leave you after you get your clothes. If you get a shirt, you need to know what to wear it with. So your stylist puts together a few fashion cards to show at least 2 ways to wear each item in your box. In this last box I made a note that I wanted to try some new patterns that I don’t usually go for to try something new. So this box was filled with graphic stripes, color blocking and houndstooth.
I was racing the sunlight to take these pictures, and so yes, this dress is a little on the wrinkled side. It just came out of a box after all.
I am sure my neighbors think I am strange for standing on my porch, modeling clothes as my husband snapped these pictures.
So now I have until Saturday to choose what I want and what I want to send back. I would love to hear which item(s) do you think I should keep. Comment below and I will let you all know which ones stay and which ones go. If you want your own stylist and Stitch Fix box sent to you, you can use this referral to Stitch Fix!
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AUSTIN & HOUSTON TEXAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER