Stitch Fix is not a quilting website. It’s a fashion site where a stylist picks clothes for you. For a $20 styling fee, the stylist picks 5 items of clothing and/or accessories and Stitch Fix ships them to you. Before that, you answer some questions and give them your sizes. You also give them your budget range for each type of clothing. You then schedule your fix. When it arrives, keep what you want and send back what you don’t in the postage-paid envelope via U.S. Postal Service. If you keep at least one item, you deduct the $20 styling fee from the total. If you keep all 5 pieces, you get a 25% discount.
When my first fix arrived, I was so excited to see what the stylist had picked for me. I got 5 shirts/sweaters, and I liked them all. I sent 2 of them back because they didn’t fit.
The fix comes with 5 styling cards like this one:
What does this have to do with Project 333?
During this experience, I saw this site, featured on Freshly Pressed: The ExtraOrdinary Simple Life, about simple living which referred to The Project 333. The crux is that you create a clothes capsule of 33 items (clothes, shoes and accessories) and wear that capsule for 3 months. I gave that a try, and I couldn’t do it. After letting go of many things, I had about 45 items not including shoes, accessories and jewelry. The Project 333 does not include workout clothes, underwear, socks or pajamas in the total, but I still couldn’t do it.
I went back to the Stitch Fix cards and counted the items they used to make 10 different outfits.
There were 55 items in all. I could create a STITCH FIX 55 SPRING WARDROBE and feel minimalist. 33 or 55 –they were both arbitrary.
MY SPRING WARDROBE:
Earrings: 4 pairs
MY BOUTIQUE LOOKING CLOSET:
I scheduled a second fix and this is what I kept:
I sent back the Callafia Short-Sleeve Wrap Dress. I didn’t like how it fit me — too much fabric and low cut:
I also sent back the Harper 3/4 Sleeve Jacket. It was not that fabulous and one of the buttons came off before I even tried it on:
I also sent back this bracelet. I thought it looked cheap for the price of $88:
Even though I sent back 3 out of 5 items, I’m excited about incorporating the dress and the tie-neck blouse into my 55-piece wardrobe (now that it is hot here I won’t be wearing those sweaters, and maybe I don’t need 8 necklaces).
I also created a board on Pinterest for my stylist to view when picking items for me:
If you use my link and place an order, I get a $25 store credit, and if someone uses your link, you get the idea.
Here is mine: StitchFix.com My link.
It’s worth a try.