I’ve been working so much over the last few months that I have genuinely not had time to grocery shop, clothes shop or do any other kind of shopping. To the point where I actually started wondering if I could hire someone to shop for me. “Can I get an intern to run errands for me?” When I uttered this, a co-worker asked if I’d tried Stitch Fix. I hadn’t heard of it and she explained that it was an online personal shopping service that will select five items of clothes and accessories based on your surveys, price points and Pinterest boards and ship them to your home. You decide what you want to keep and send back what you don’t want.  Should you not like anything, you are charged a $20 “styling fee”. I was so desperate for someone to bail me out of my clothes rut that I was willing to take a chance. I joined the service, filled out the survey and waited for my first box to arrive.

Now, if you’ve met me, you know I’m not the most ordinary looking human and might be a bit of a challenge to style for. But the stylist assigned to my case did a good job for the first box. Of the five items I was sent, there was really only one item I didn’t like and it was the shape and cut of the blouse, not the color which was a bright vibrant, royal blue that was at issue. There was a black and white cardigan that was lovely but too big that also went back but otherwise, my box was a hit! I got two new fit-and-flare dresses that were wash-and-wear — one in grey and white lattice pattern and one in navy with white polka dots. The last item was a white flared skirt with a graphic black pattern on it that I love. I’ve already worn all three items twice and looking forward to my next box.

My girlfriends use another subsciption service that caters to ladies who wear a broader range of sizes called Dia & Co. and they highly recommend it as well. So, if Stitch Fix doesn’t offer your size, you might want to consider Dia & Co.

If by chance you do decide to give Stitch Fix a try, if you use this referral link, I can get a referral credit. I didn’t decide to do this Fashionable Friday in hopes of referral credits, so don’t feel obliged to do so, but it sure would be nice if you did.

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