Staging Your Personal Style with Stitch Fix

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Real Estate Agent with Jefferson Properties 0225213983

As Realtors we hire stagers to style a home so it sells; they bring in trendy items and accessories that accentuate and highlight the great bones of the home.  It got me thinking...who styles the Realtor? Probably nobody unless you're one of the agents on Million Dollar Listing!  Recently I signed up for Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service for $20 a month.  It's like Christmas every month when a box arrives on my doorstep with five items for me to try. I thought everyone knew about Stitch Fix until I posted something about it on my Facebook page tonight and got tons of questions.  So I thought I would share it with you, my fellow Rainers, in case your closet needs some sprucing up.  

If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix it might be because it is a word of mouth business.  When you click this link it takes you through a brief explanation of what Stitch Fix is and how it works. This is where you schedule your fix and indicate your style preferences (more on that later).

Once you’ve clicked the link, a personal stylist gives you a quick written “quiz” where you answer questions about your style.  Do you want casual “mom” outfits, fancy party dresses, or work attire?  If you’re like me and don’t know what words like "Bohemian Chic" mean, there are pictures of different “looks” and you indicate if you like/love/dislike them.  This gives your stylist an idea of your personal style. Another thing I do is provide a link in my “style profile” to my Pinterest board where I pin outfits that I love.  This also gives the person creating my “fix” an idea of things that I like (here is a link to my Pinterest board that my Stitch Fix stylist can access: MY PINTEREST BOARD).

I first signed up in July.  When you initially set up your style profile, you indicate how much money you are willing to spend.  I indicated that I probably wouldn’t spend more than $50 an item; therefore, when my fix arrives there are a variety of items around that price point.  Your fix always contains five items, some of which are accessories (jewelry, tote bags, scarves, purses).  The average item costs around $50, but you can go lower or higher.  You also indicate how often you want a fix.  I schedule one a month, but you can select more/less often. Once the box arrives on your doorstep (insert squealing like it’s Christmas morning each month when it comes), you have three days to decide upon which items you’re going to keep.  

In July, August, and September I kept one item from each fix.  One of the cool things about getting a fix is that they try and challenge your style with at least one item you wouldn’t typically purchase (like the leopard print skirt they sent in September, which I would have NEVER ordered, but wear constantly).  

After you decide which items you are keeping, you go to their website and “check out.”  This is where you leave feedback for your stylist about size, style, fit, etc.   It’s also when you pay. You deduct the $20 styling fee from the price of anything you keep.  If you keep all 5 items in your box there is a 25% discount.  So, your only risk is the $20 styling fee.  They provide a pre-paid envelope for you to return your items that go back, and you simply put it in your mailbox.  Super easy.

You have a different stylist each month, but I loved my entire fix in Octobr -the stylist nailed it - so I requested to have her style my fix again in future months.

This is me in my new shirt by Tart, part of my August fix. If you tweet a pic of yourself in your fix on any given Friday with the hashtag #StitchFixFriday, you can earn a $50 credit.  I’ve only done that once and was defeated by a cute girl on the west coast who got engaged.  She was adorable and I couldn’t stop myself from pinning her cute Stitch Fix outfit onto my Pinterest Board.  

I’m hooked on this service and know you’ll enjoy it too. Good luck with your new adventure into personal styling. And if there are any fellas who’ve actually read this entire post, KUDOS to you and consider a Stitch Fix gift card for the lady in your life.  No, I’m not a paid representative for Stitch Fix, just a junkie who loves her “fix.”  Get YOUR fix here: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3927407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (5)

Patty Mamone
Staging Windy City, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Staging Windy City, Inc We Stage, You Sell, Done.

Jenn,

I am a stager, but unfortunately, my property-presentation skills and design chutzpah does not really extend to my personal style.

If nothing else, this club sounds like a LOT of fun, a forced creativity boost with each shipment, and also a perfect gift for a very fashionable teenage daughter!  Thank you.

Oct 20, 2014 03:24 PM
Jenn Hart
Jefferson Properties - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997

Thanks Patty Mamone .  I bet you have pizzazz!  Your teenager will love it.   Thanks for reading.  

Oct 20, 2014 10:51 PM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I have heard of it and even created my profile, but I have yet to actually order. I worry that 1) they won't send me things that fit as I have a hard enough time getting things to fit my body and 2) that I won't send it back in time, lol! I will likely try it out at some point. 

Oct 20, 2014 11:43 PM
Jenn Hart
Jefferson Properties - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997

Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent ...I forgot to mention in my blog post that they provide a pre-paid envelope for the items you send back. You just put it in your mailbox.  This was a big concern for me too as I'm one of those people who signs up for trial offers and never remembers to cancel it after the trial period. The returning part is easy.  As far as fitting your body type, they have fairly specific measurement questions in your profile, but that is just one of those things you gotta see for yourself.  Thanks for reading this hard news, journalistic post on real estate.  ha ha

Oct 21, 2014 12:04 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I just stopped by to say that I was impressed the information you have in your profile. I am sure your education and teaching experiences  help you in real estate. 

Oct 21, 2014 07:43 AM