My theme for SOLC this year is "relationships." Today I focus on my relationship (addiction) to StitchFix.
About a year ago, a good friend was talking about how much she loved Stitch Fix, an online personal shopping site. I filed it away as a something to look into at some point. Then I began to hear about more and more people using, and enjoying, this service. I decided it was time to give it a whirl myself.
In the beginning, Stitch Fix had me fill out an online profile about myself -- clothing sizes, color preferences, styles to which I gravitated. They even posted pictures of apparel items and had me rank my reactions to them. Then based on the profile I created, my online personal stylist gathered 5 items, including a card for different ways to wear each piece, and sent it to me.
I remember the first time the Stitch Fix box showed up on my doorstep - I was so excited. I scooped the box off the porch, tore open the box, and saw five pieces of clothing - 2 sweaters, 2 blouses, and 1 infinity scarf. I immediately tried the items on, and much to my chagrin, based on fit or style, none of the clothing items worked for me. Out of my first Stitch Fix box, I only kept the scarf.
It was hardly an auspicious start, however, when I "checked out" to pay for the items, there was an online form to share which pieces I would be keeping and which I would be returning. For each of the items, there was a text box to give specific feedback about why an item either worked or didn't work.
Those of you know me, are aware I love feedback in the classroom and how it can better shape instruction. So, I was hopeful if I made my feedback about the clothing as specific as possible, my stylist would make better styling decisions for me the next fix.
Score! After the first box, all the other boxes (which arrive monthly), have resulted in me keeping two or three of the items sent from each box. I still haven't kept all five items yet, but I remain hopeful.
My latest box arrived this past Monday. It was sunny out AND I had a Stitch Fix box on my doorstep - what a fantastic day it was shaping up to be!
So my relationship with StitchFix continues. Especially after these two blouses and one infinity scarf stayed with me on Monday. I can't wait to see what surprises are in store for me in April!
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