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My stylish, big hearted sister kept saying, “You’ve got to check out Stitch Fix!” (SF = www.StitchFix.com: a virtual shopping experience where a personal stylist handpicks items just for you.) Finally, I set up a SF profile (my style preferences, size, etc.) and ordered my first fix.
I’ll share a few of Emily’s style tips + A TOUR OF HER BEAUTIFUL HOME at the end. But first, my Stitch Fix results…
Before the reveal, I threatened my kids – absolutely no interruptions! I had to completely be in this moment. Once behind closed doors, I opened it up…
My first reaction…. hmmmm, I like!
And not “modeled” – see group pic, above: Teal Selena Skinny Leg Jean ($98): Good fit, and while I wasn’t crazy about the color, I realized teal is the color of our NFL football team (Go Jags). I could support my team (in a stylish way:) … so ended up keeping. Plus, if you keep everything you get a 25% discount. Smart incentive.
LOVED! A style card shows various ways to wear my new stuff. While I like to look stylish, I’m not always successful pulling it off! This helps. (Thank you, Kathryn… my SF stylist!)
ALSO LOVED! SF customer service: ALL touch points have been great. Including letter from Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix Founder + CEO: Katrina did a fab job turning a negative (delayed time in receiving fix) to a positive (due to extreme demand – which made me want even more – will take a little longer than usual so customer receives a “truly personalized” fix).
1. Take note of what you love. Pinterest is perfect for this. This process helped me become even more aware of the style I’m going for.
2. Selfies can actually be useful! Even better – have someone else take a full length shot of you. I had (made) my boys take a few head to toe pics and it was quite an eye opener. (For example, when I wore the green & white stripe tank, I looked MUCH better with my hair up in some way. Too much going on otherwise.)
3. When considering your budget (not just with fashion), don’t simply look at the dollar amount. Take into consideration your (valuable!) time and energy. I can’t stress this enough! Delegating things you aren’t best suited for – or simply don’t enjoy doing – can be well worth any bit of extra money spent.
WILL I GET ANOTHER FIX?
This process made me really think about what I love, what looks good – and not so good. I’ll definitely do again, and this time will add my Pinterest style board to my SF profile. If you’d like to try it, check out Stitch Fix here! (BTW, if you’ve tried Stitch Fix, would love to hear about your experience!)
QUICK STYLE TIPS FROM EMILY
This pic was even fuzzier than the one I ended up using (at top) so I wasn’t going to include. But while we were chatting about this framed portrait that hangs in her home, Emily threw out some good tips – too good not to share!
- Photo Shoot: Hired a photographer to come to her home for photo shoot. Love because kids are WAY more comfortable at home (not to mention you don’t have to pack them up!) + quick style changes easy since all of your stuff there.
- Photo Blow Up: Made bigger at Walgreens for $38 (may not be optimum quality but good enough!)
- Frame: Found gold frame at antique store for $25. Spray painted in black gloss.
- Antiquing: Check out antique stores in smaller towns. Great finds that haven’t been found yet. And lots of super deals.
- Great Gift: She had done before the holidays and it made perfect gifts for loved ones (alone would have been just fine – she’s just too generous so this was one of several:)
Wrapping up this post by sharing another blog post which recently featured Emily’s home: Check it out!
This tour of Emily’s Home is courtesy of www.KrystineEdwards.com … Enjoy!