Lately, I’ve been meaning to clean out the old junk from my closet. I still have shirts in there from highschool….it’s a bit uncalled for! I’m all about using things till they are worn out, but the majority of my closet is getting a bit thread bare, worn out, and just plain out of style. Maybe it’s because I’m now totally done with school, but I just suddenly feel the overwhelming desire to declutter my life and proceed with being an adult. Not that blowing your budget on clothes has much to do with being an adult I guess, but you have to start somewhere.
In an effort to jump start the closet revamp project, I decided to order myself a Stitch Fix box. It just seemed like something fun and new to try. Stitch Fix has been around quite awhile, and I know people who have used it so it didn’t seem totally hoaxy. I will say that the online quiz they have you take was maybe slightly less than ideal. They ask you to rate groupings of multiple outfits, but my problem was I would like parts of each group, but then there would be other pieces in the group that were just horrible. After the quiz you can link a Pinterest board so that they can look through and see the sorta things you’re into. My board is mostly hair and makeup, but there are some clothes on there I guess. You can make requests for what you’d like them to send, so I said I needed some cute tops for wearing on dates and to vacation and some jewelry. I have such mixed feelings about jewelry…..like I like it, but I never buy it, and if I buy it I never wear it. I have the best intentions of wearing it always, I just forget or I don’t ever feel like I style them right. Honestly, if it isn’t something I can put on and leave on for the long term, probably it’s mostly just going to hang out in the closet.
My first box arrived on Friday and I didn’t even open it. I threw it in the car with the Pupster, and we headed down to the Main Squeeze’s for the weekend. Saturday afternoon we finally got around to opening the box. I got a pair of shorts, two tank tops, a romper, and a necklace. I tried everything on and Main Squeeze helped decided what to keep and what to send back.
The total price of all the items shipped to me was $254. If I were to keep all the items I would get a 25% discount as well as a $20 credit. That makes the total for the 5 items $170.50, which honestly doesn’t seem that bad for what I received. However, since I’m just keeping that romper that’s $64, but I think the $20 credit is also applied to that. If you don’t keep any item from you fix they still charge you the $20 styling fee. The box also comes with styling idea cards and a letter from the stylist about why they chose the items for you that they did.
All in all, I would say that this isn’t a bad idea at all. Obviously, you probably couldn’t build your whole wardrobe this way, but it seems like a fun way to add a few new pieces into the mix everyone in awhile. I will probably order another box sometime in the future, but I’m not sure that I would have them send boxes on auto ship. I also picked up two new dresses and a tank top from TJMaxx that I had Main Squeeze look at, but I think those are all going back also.
Sadly, it hasn’t been the best weekend at Main Squeeze’s. The neighbor lady across the street backed into my car and smashed the back end pretty good and broke the tail light. Then, Scout and Jeter were playing in the yard this morning, Scout jumped off the deck stairs and hurt her knee. So now I have a crumpled car and a very limpy, tripod puppy. Hopefully her knee will start to feel better soon. I’m hoping she just twisted it and that she didn’t do any damage. She tore the tendon in her other knee a few years ago and I bought her a knee brace for it. Unfortunately, the braces are quite expensive, although it does really seem to have helped her. Sadly, the knee she hurt this morning was her good knee. 😦 The braces don’t really seem interchangeable, although I did try that this morning. I’ll give her a few days of rest and hopefully it will come around and be better. If not I guess I will be calling the vet to get another brace made.