My oldest daughter, Lucy (10) is an old soul. She is beyond her years when it comes to inuition, carrying on a conversation and her tastes. She has adopted a lot of my opinions when it comes to clothes, yet she has a style of her own. Even as a 6 yr old, she would anxiously await my Stitch Fixes to come in the mail and sit on my bed watching as I tried everything on. She had an eye for what she loved and what wasn’t “me”.
The small Minnesota town we lived in did not have many options for clothes shopping (even our Target closed. It was a whole thing.). Especially after Oscar and Gus were born, going clothes shopping for myself was virtually impossible with all my little people. Stitch Fix was great for getting to try things on in my own home, mixing and matching pieces with what was already in my closet. One of the best parts of ordering “a fix” was that they would send me items I would never pick up and try on in the store, but when I tried them on I really loved them. It pushed me out of my comfort zone a bit.
Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, for you and your family. Fill out your Style Profile and a Personal Stylist will handpick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them right to your door. Each box contains a curated selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. Simply keep the items you love and send back the rest in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are always free—even for exchanges! (Per their website)
When I recently learned that Stitch Fix is carrying kids’ clothes, I knew this would be the perfect thing to order for my fashion loving Lucy. Lucy and I logged in and immediately got to work filling out her “style profile”. This was easy and fun for her because she knows exactly what she likes and doesn’t like. I scheduled the fix to arrive after our Summer road trip right before school starts, as I knew we would not have time to go shopping for clothes for her, just the two of us.
The first thing that was different about Lucy’s fix from mine was that her box came with 10 items instead of 5. This was a welcome surprise!
The second thing I noticed was how seriously affordable the kids clothes are! This girl struggles to find jeans/jeggings in a fit and wash that she likes (and are comfortable), and she instantly fell in love with these. The best part? They are $20! I couldn’t believe that we found quality clothing at Target prices.
Here is what came in Lucy’s fix
The pink tops were okay, but she didn’t love them. The ones with the ruffles on the sleeves were a definite “no” (said with face in picture above). You may have guessed that the babydoll dress with stripes and flowers was too juvenile for my 10 (going on 20) year old. She wouldn’t even humor me by trying them on (insert eye roll).
She did like this purple dress, but I couldn’t get over these weird ties that are made like sleeves…but they’re not sleeves? Mom veto’ed this one.
As you can see, they sent a lot of pinks and purples. Lucy (like her mom) likes pretty much any color that isn’t really a color — like blacks, greys, and anything in the off-white family. What’s nice about Stitch Fix is that we can now log in to her style profile and tell her stylist what she did and didn’t like and why. Over time, the stylists get even better at knowing what you like.
What we ended up keeping
The best part
Lucy said “opening the box” was her favorite part of the experience. She had been anticipating this curated just-for-her box of clothes for over a month — not because it takes that long, but because I scheduled it out that far.
In the end, I would absolutely do a Stitch Fix for any and all of my kids again (maybe I’ll even make Husband do it next…or just order for him…). It was easy, fun and much more affordable than I had anticipated at a grand total of $200 for the 10 items. Even better, if we had kept the whole shipment, they give you a 25% discount, so the whole box would have been only $150. I haven’t ordered one for myself in at least a year, and now I’m ready to give it another go. For a $25 credit, use my link to get started.