Anyone that knows me knows I'm addicted to my Birchbox. $10 a month, and at least 5 samples to try, sometimes more (and sometimes full-size "samples!"). Now my darling coworkers have sucked me into trying something new.
One of them, whom I'll call Wife (because of HER blog, which you can click here to read), mentioned this new subscription thing - for CLOTHES. It's called StitchFix. And y'all, I'm not going to lie - I have been in a serious fashion rut lately. I'm bored with all my work clothes, aside from a few key pieces, and when I get home, I typically wind up in workout clothes to go to yoga, to the gym, or to walk the Labrador and generally get dog hair all over.
How it works is, you pay $20 up front, and they ship you a box with five pieces of clothing and accessories, all tailored to your size and specifications. You choose what you want to keep and mail the rest back for free in a pre-stamped envelope. If you DO choose to keep something, your $20 fee goes toward whatever you purchase.
So basically this is a no-brainer. I don't have TIME to go shopping. I have a wedding to plan, meals to cook, an 85-pound furry monster to walk, a blog to write, and, oh yeah, a full-time job. Not to mention a LIFE (seriously, I need more down time!). I don't WANT to go to the mall and battle through all the hipster-y teenagers huddling in clusters. I do not have the time or patience for that. But this - this will be delivered straight to my office. I can take everything home and try it on with my existing clothes. If I don't like it or it doesn't fit, or even if I like it but think it's too expensive, I can return it FOR FREE (which certainly beats some online retailers...RueLaLa, I'm looking at you!). And if it does fit and the price is right, I keep it - win!
My first box is scheduled to arrive September 12th. Stay tuned for reviews...
***Also - if you feel so inclined to sign up yourself, please use this link to do it so I can get credit. Thanks!