I am very picky these days about what I let into my closet. There was a long time of my life that I was not that way and I wasted a lot of money on clothing I never wore. My closet rules are as follows:
1. I LOVE IT
2. IT FILLS A VOID
These two rules are so important to me because for a long time my only rule was “IS CHEAP” and I ended up buying a lot of cheap crap that I didn’t love or need. I wasted money buying a shirt with a weird fit that I never wore, pants that were too lose/too tight, and dresses that I could only wear certain ways. When you look at your closet, finding an outfit should be easy. It should only have clothes that you feel confident in and those clothes should make outfits. It is simple really but also weirdly hard to do.
That is where Stitch Fix
comes in. My personal stylist reads my notes (which is where I talk about the things in my closet that I am missing that would help me complete outfits) and then they send me a box! If this is your first (or more but you still are confused) time hearing about Stitch Fix, you need you read this post on all the gooey details
! It is really one of my favorite services and I am sure I will continue using it forever because it is just that amazing. I just want to dispel a quick myth, Stitch Fix can be monthly but does not need to be. I do not get monthly boxes, so no need to fret about an excess of clothes entering your closet!
When I open my box, I try on everything, keep what I LOVE (read: I have no gripes about it and it fits me perfectly.), and I send the rest back for free! With this last box, I had a list of some things that my closet is missing with a huge emphasis on work appropriate but functional pieces! This top was interesting but I put it on and couldn’t take it off – seriously. I wore it on our date the very next day. Just what I needed – totally work-y and real life-y!
Best news, when you get your box it not only comes with new clothes, but also ways to wear them! I love and collect the cards that Stitch Fix
sends each month! It helps you see how you can mix and match and plan outfits! It will also show you what type of item you might be missing (like if every card includes a pencil skirt or skinny jeans)
Oh, and there is my sexy date man! He is the man behind the camera of all my “photo shoot” posts and his name is Bruce. Like the shark in Finding Nemo.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHOPPING RULES?