My Real Life

July 15, 2013

Stitch Fix

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

Pay attention, friends, because this never happens and is likely to never happen again.

Today I’m talking about clothes.

I have never had much of a sense of style, and am definitely not known for my fashion sense.

If anything, friends are usually whispering “You know that doesn’t really go together, right?”

Which, usually, I didn’t know.

I do know a few things, however.

Like, what might be appropriate to wear in public and what would not be.

For example, this weekend, I needed a new dress, so I went shopping.

I hate shopping.

I never find anything I like and it takes forever and I don’t like parting with money.

But, I had driven past this little boutique, in town, and saw something through the window that might match what I was looking for, so after a quick trip to the library, I walked over.

I was right.  It was exactly what I was looking for, it fit, and was the right price.

I knew I had a pair of leggings at home that I would pair it with and I’d be raring to go.

As the 20-something year old behind the counter rang me up, she said, “Ooh, and since it’s summer and you’ve got a bit of a tan, you don’t even need to wear stockings!  You can just slip it on and wear it with bare legs!”


Let me show you the dress:



I should explain that the part directly above the see-through fringe is also see-through with holes in the fabric.


Maybe if I was 3 feet tall and this was a floor length dress!

So, because of the fact that I know nothing about fashion, except for the fact that you really should keep your lady bits covered, and covered well, I’ve always thought that I needed a personal shopper.

But, who has the money for that?

Turns out, I do.

Okay, not the money for a personal shopper, but Kim told me about a website that acts like a personal shopper for you.

It’s called

(Just a note, this is not an ad for stitchfix.  I’m getting nothing out of sharing this info with you…I just thought it was pretty awesome!)

I went to, answered a bunch of questions about my style, my needs, my size, my clothing preferences and then scheduled a “fix.”

On Saturday, a box arrived at my house with five items inside.

A wrap-around dress, a silk tank top, a peasant blouse, a cardigan, and a silver necklace.

I tried them all on, looked at the prices and decided to keep the dress and the peasant blouse.

Everything else was wrapped up and put in the postage-paid return envelope, I went to the website, told them what I was keeping and why and what I was sending back and why and paid my bill.

I don’t know how often I’ll do this, as there is a $20 styling fee (which was waived since this was my first order) but I hate clothes shopping enough that it might be worth it in the future.  I know people who pay $10-$20 to have their groceries ordered and/or delivered because they hate grocery shopping so much.  Seems the same to me.

The things they sent me ranged from moderately priced to pricier than I was willing to spend, but it wasn’t a problem because I didn’t have to keep a thing I didn’t want.  I could have sent the entire order back, no harm, no foul.

So, this worked for me.  A stylist read my answers, figured out what I’d like and what I needed, and I never had to leave the house.

If you, too, would like to try it out, I’d love if you could use my referral link.

It could be worth it if you hate shopping, like I do, or could use a little style help, like I do, or just want to give it a try! 🙂


  1. Sounds like we have a lot in common when it comes to shopping! I hate it, am terrible at it and never find anything good. I might have to check this out!

    Comment by kristina manzo — July 15, 2013 @ 8:33 am | Reply

    • Let me know what you think!

      Comment by Amy — July 17, 2013 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  2. I use stitch fix too. The $20 styling fee is deducted from anything you keep. Like if you decide to keep a shirt that costs $30, they only charge an additional $10 because they have already charged your card $20 when they sent your box. I have gotten a few boxes since l signed up last fall.

    Comment by Amy — July 15, 2013 @ 8:33 am | Reply

    • Ah…that’s the $20! Thanks for correcting this! I wanna get a new box all the time now. I’ll control myself and wait, but it’s exciting!

      Comment by Amy — July 17, 2013 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  3. I might check out Stitchfix. Always liked finding nice stuff that was affordable but it’s getting harder now for many reasons!

    Comment by Kasia — July 15, 2013 @ 8:34 am | Reply

    • Let me know if you like it!!!

      Comment by Amy — July 17, 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  4. Cute dress! (And good call on the leggings. 🙂 )

    Comment by Michelle King — July 15, 2013 @ 9:57 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Michelle!

      Comment by Amy — July 17, 2013 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

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