I’ve gotten quite a few Stitch Fix boxes since the last time I blogged about it. I was on my fourth when my mom joined me on the blog, and I just got my ninth. I’ve returned more than I kept (which is a good thing, because I don’t need 5 fixes worth of clothes!) I’ve just been playing with it and seeing what they send me.
That’s a lot of clothes that have come through my door in the last two months, and it’s having a major impact not on only how I shop, but on what I decide to keep.
Except for the $8 tank I bought at Target a few weeks ago, I’m not spending any time or money shopping for clothes aside from Stitch Fix. That’s the obvious side effect of having clothes shipped to your door on a regular basis, and it’s a welcome one since I don’t enjoy shopping.
But a less obvious result of all this Stitch Fix-ing is that my husband is providing more input to what’s in my closet than ever before. That’s neither good nor bad; it’s just interesting. And maybe a little weird.
Recent Stitch Fix rejects
Before Stitch Fix, he would only see clothes after I’d paid for them and brought them home from the store. The major exception was when I was doing online shopping–because I’m a big believer in the at-home try-on–but these days I’m doing all my shopping online. He’s seeing everything.
I’m asking him to take a look at what comes in each fix, because he’s around, and I value his opinion and, well, I want him to take photographs for me. So he’s seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and he’s told me what he thinks. I’ve heard everything from “Are you supposed to look like a cowgirl?” to “It looks great! You’ll never wear it” to “That’s a keeper.”
Recent Stitch Fix keepers
He talks me into keeping things more than he talks me out of them. Like recently, I tried on this striped dress. Then I pulled it off and tossed it back in the box. My husband said, “that’s a keeper, right?” and I said, “I don’t think so.” And he told me it was cute and pretty and practical and I should really cut the tags and hang it in my closet and wear it on the first hot day.
So….I kept it.
Here it is:
Will I wear it? Yeah. I love dresses for hot summer days: I can feel decently put together with very little effort. I can stay cool, but still sit down on the floor with my kids without flashing anybody. And I can look pretty good while doing it.
If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix, you can sign up here. For the lowdown on how it works and tips on filling out your style profile, check out this post on how to get a Stitch Fix box you love.
How does your significant other influence your wardrobe choices?