Stitch Fix

I hate shopping for clothes. Well, maybe hate is too strong a word. I usually dislike shopping for clothes, unless I am in a very strange mood. I've also never had much of a "trendy" fashion sense...I'm pretty much a T-shirt and jeans sort of gal whenever I can get away with it. However, events and circumstances inevitably arrive in which something a little nicer is appropriate.

Enter the Stitch Fix on-line personal styling and shopping service. I decided to visit their site and complete the personal profile, which included questions about my style and price preferences, size and clothing types. The site also gives you the option to request a delivery on a regular schedule or "on-demand." I chose the latter.

When my box of five items arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the choices my stylist sent. In order from favorite to least favorite, my box included the following items:

*Loveappella Evie Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt: This sweatshirt is really cozy and warm. I wasn't sure I would like the funnel neck, but it was really comfortable. I can see myself throwing this on often when there's a bit of a chill in the air (which, believe it or not, does happen here in the Los Angeles harbor area.)

*Kut from the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean: Out of all the items in the box, this was the one that concerned me most regarding fit. Lo and behold, I tried them on and they fit perfectly!! I love the cut and style as well (I like a mid-rise in my jeans...high enough that I don't feel as if I need to pull them up all the day long, but low enough that my belly button can breathe. HAHA!!)


*Honey Punch Layla Elbow Patch Detail Cardigan: Again, the perfect type of piece for Southern California...great for layering. This would look good over a wide variety of tops.

*Market & Spruce Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt: I always need a little color punch in my wardrobe, and this works perfectly. It's very light and silky, so again, a great piece for layering.

*Laila Jayde Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top: Out of all the pieces, this is the only one I really didn't like. I don't really care for this type of sleeve (undoubtedly, Dolman means "looks like a flying squirrel when you hold your arms out to the side). However, I kept it because it was more economical to do so instead of returning it (you receive a 25 percent discount if you purchase all five items). Again, I can use it for layering.

I enjoyed using the Stitch Fix service and will probably order another "fix" from them after the first of the year. Each fix incurs a $20 styling fee, which is applied to the cost of any item you decide to purchase. Also, Stitch Fix includes a postage-paid mailer for any items you decide not to keep.