I don't claim to be a fashion expert.
I'm the kind of girl who finds formulas, and follows them. You know what I mean?
A few years ago, I discovered that the pants (short, of course) at The Limited fit me. So, every time they have a pair of black pants in my size on the clearance rack, I buy them. Now I have like four pairs in three different sizes, and I think that's awesome.
Pretty much all Winter, I wear something + those black pants.
I like to wear colors, so I wear colorful tops, or throw a chunky colorful necklace in. That's what works for me.
In the Summer, I like to wear dresses.
And, I used to love shoes but my back pain issue killed that love, so now I keep it really simple with shoes.
My favorite places to shop are generally Target, Loft, The Limited and TJ Maxx. I rarely branch out. I love clearance sales, and when I was single I shopped nearly every weekend but now shopping for clothes is not a regular part of my lifestyle. Shopping for groceries and toilet paper and dog food is, that is so glamorous.
I have discovered something GENIUS.
I saw a blogging friend talking about it on Facebook, so I figured I'd give it a try.
It's called Stitch Fix, and here's how it works:
You go online, put in your sizes, body type and fill out a style profile. Basically, they show you pictures of different looks, and you say whether or not you like those looks.
You pay a $20 sytling fee, and pick a date that you want your Stitch Fix to arrive.
Then, on that day, a box of clothes arrives on your doorstep! It's like Christmas!
You open it, try the stuff on, decide what you want to keep, then go online and check out. They'll charge whatever you decide to keep to your credit card. Whatever you don't want, you just send back to them in the already-provided pre-paid envelope.
Told you, it's genius.
These people are smart and stylish, and they think of everything for you, so you end up looking fabulous without even trying.
A couple of notes:
-What you get in your box is up to you. You can tell them you want them to focus on tops, pants, dressy stuff, accessories, you name it.
-You pick your price point. I will tell you, as someone who pretty much shops on the clearance racks, it is more expensive than clearance racks. BUT, remember what you're getting - expert styling advice, and they are doing the shopping for you! So, I consider it totally worth it.
-If you don't want to keep anything in your box, you are out the $20 styling fee. But, if you buy anything, that $20 goes toward your purchase. Also - if you buy the entire box, you get a discount.
I've had three fixes, and twice I've kept every single thing in the box.
I love that I get things I never would have tried on in a store, but they actually fit me and look good!
I also love that each piece comes with a tag with two ideas of how to wear it. Help for people who need help or they fall in a rut, like me.
So - if you're like me, you need help in the fashion department and you don't have time to shop, I suggest you give Stitch Fix a try.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me!
Note: I was not paid for this post, however, the links to Stitch Fix are my affiliate links, so if you buy something using that link, I get a discount on my next Fix, and I will love you forever, because I do need some new clothes. :)