When is the last time you bought new clothes for teaching? I went at least 5 years without setting foot in a clothing store. Then, I discovered Stitch Fix, and my teaching wardrobe is finally updated.
Being a teacher and a mom has always been my dream. In second grade, I remember talking to my best friend about my ideal life – two kids and teaching elementary school. Both of those dreams became a reality, and I’m so grateful. However, I never realized how much time both of those jobs would take.
Teaching before kids was time-consuming, but I still managed to go shopping a few times a year for new clothes. I loved walking down the hallway at school and getting compliments on my new outfits.
Then, my son was born, and there was no longer time for me to go shopping whenever I wanted. A trip to the grocery store by myself was a treat.
After my daughter was born, there was even less time for clothing shopping. When she was 2, I ventured into New York and Company with her, hoping to buy a new outfit or two. I quickly realized it’s very hard to try on clothing with a 2-year old hanging onto your leg. I left the store frustrated and empty handed.
Then, one night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. One of my friends posted a picture of herself in a new outfit. She said it was picked out for her by a stylist and delivered to her door. The service was called Stitch Fix.
I immediately googled Stitch Fix and ordered my first fix. I haven’t looked back since.
Why I Love Stitch Fix
I don’t have to leave the house to get new clothes.
Stitch Fix has personal stylists who choose outfits just for you and deliver them to your door. No more 2-year olds hanging on my leg in the dressing room!
The outfits are selected based on your own personal style survey.
When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you will answer questions about the types of clothing you like. You will also provide all of your sizes, so your personal stylist can select the perfect clothing for you. You can even create a Pinterest board showing the styles you love.
Fix day is the best!
I’ve never looked forward to new clothing more! When I receive the email that my fix has shipped, I get so excited. I love seeing what my stylist has selected for me.
I can try on the clothes in the comfort of my own home.
I’ve always hated dressing rooms. With Stitch Fix, I can wait until the kids are in bed and try the clothes on in my bedroom. Plus, I’m able to try the clothes on with other items in my closet. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stood in a store debating whether or not a shirt matched a pair of pants I had at home. That’s no longer an issue.
Stitch Fix gives suggestions for how to style the clothes.
I’ve always loved it when a store has an outfit styled on a mannequin, because I’ve never been good at finding pieces that look good together. Stitch Fix sends a styling card for each piece of clothing. It gives two different suggestions for how to wear it. Plus, you’ll receive a note from your stylist explaining why she chose the clothes for you.
Returns are so easy!
One of the things I’ve always hated about online shopping is the return process. I’ve actually kept a few items I didn’t love just so I didn’t have to take the time to return them. Stitch Fix makes it so easy to return clothes you don’t want. Just put them in the enclose postage-paid bag, and drop it in the mailbox or take it to the post office. You have three days to try everything on and return what you don’t want.
If you keep everything from your fix, you get 25% off.
I love saving money! If you receive a fix that you absolutely love and you decide to keep everything, you get 25% off. I kept everything from my February fix and got one item completely free.
How to Sign Up for Stitch Fix
*The links below are referral links. If you click on one to sign up for Stitch Fix, you will receive $25 toward your first Fix, and I’ll be compensated, too. I hope you love Stitch Fix as much as I do!
Step 1: Go to the Stitch Fix website. Scroll down to where it says “Let’s Get Started”. Fill in your information, and click “Take Your Style Quiz”.
Step 2: Answer the questions about the types of clothes you like and your sizes.
Step 3: Schedule your fix. You get to choose how often you would like to receive a fix. I get mine every other month, but you can get them more or less often. It’s also really easy to skip a fix. I did that last Christmas when I didn’t have any extra money to spend.
Step 4: Wait anxiously for your fix to arrive.
Step 5: Try on all 5 pieces your stylist chose just for you. Take up to 3 days to decide what you want to keep and what you want to return.
Step 6: Put any returns in the postage-paid envelope and put it in the mailbox or take it to the post office.
Step 7: Check out online. Go back to the Stitch Fix website. Leave feedback on each piece of clothing and tell if you’re keeping it or returning it. Your feedback helps your stylist choose even better clothing for your next fix.
There is a $20 styling fee for your fix, but it is applied to whatever you keep.
An Updated Wardrobe
Finally, after 5 years, I have some new clothes to wear to school. I cleaned out my old clothes and made room for my new Stitch Fix wardrobe. Each time I wear a new piece to work, I get lots of compliments.
Watch me open one of my fixes in this YouTube video.
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What Do You Think?
Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? Where do you get most of your clothes for teaching?
Let me know in the comments below.
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