Wednesday, March 11, 2015

#SOLC15 - StitchFix

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!

For more slices, head on over to our gracious hosts' blog, Two Writing Teachers. Thanks so much to those wonderful ladies for hosting this event each year.


  1. Good mail always makes my day, and I love the connection to feedback in the classroom. Always nervous to sign up for these, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

  2. I love hearing about everyone's experiences with Stitch Fix. I had the same thing happen. My first box was mostly a wash. I gave VERY specific feedback about each piece. The second box was just a bit better (I think I kept 2 things). My THIRD box... that one was golden. I kept all 5! I'm getting another box this month, so we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping for a few spring items to brighten up my wardrobe :)

    I hate shopping, so this service is ideal for me!

  3. This sounds so great! I hate shopping and my mom used to be my own personal shopper, but she can't do that anymore. If I ever have money again, I am definitely going to give this shot!

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with Stitch Fix! There were a couple of months that were way off, but this last one, I kept everything! Specific feedback can change everything! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Haven't heard of Stitch Fix before, I'll have to check it out. I'm always apprehensive about the fit of clothes that I purchase online. Sounds like you, and others, have found a winner.

  6. I keep hearing about this, too, but as of now, they don't deliver to China. Boo! I'll have to live vicariously through others' experiences. Such a neat concept. Glad you are liking more and more of the pieces!

  7. I have heard so much about StitchFix, but have not yet jumped on the bandwagon. Perhaps one day ... what fun to have a personal shopper! I bet "she" picks out items that maybe you would have never thought about ... enjoy!

  8. I keep hearing about StitchFix. May think about it for school next year. Thanks for the tips. :-)

  9. Both of my girls are using Stitch Fix. I think I'm going to have to join in the fun. :)

  10. Sounds like you've had a better experience with StitchFix than I have. I've only kept one full box of clothes. The past two boxes have led me to only keep one item each time. I'm giving them ONE MORE TRY (I swore them off!) since they're now shipping petite sizes. Hopefully having something that's cut for my shorter frame will help. We shall see.

    Enjoy your fix!

  11. Karen,
    What a fun adventure. I can't wait to hear how it goes as you continue. I am going to steer clear as I am not so good at getting things in the mail and am incredibly picky about clothing. I do love the idea of the adventure. I wonder if there is a coffee fix company. I might be game to give that a whirl. Have fun!

  12. This may be the solution to my clothes shopping aversion. You inspire me to give it a try!