Clothing

I used to love clothes. I used to go to NYC and try on a million outfits and find a thousand I loved. But then I moved to the middle of Missouri. As my trips east diminished so did my wardrobe.

Then for the last year I’ve only bought maternity clothes, which are super comfortable, but not so awesome when you’re not growing a baby anymore.

So I thought I would try the usual places for casual, yet work appropriate clothes: Old Navy, Macy’s, New York and Company, Express, Limited and Target. That excusrion is when I realized: I actually hate shopping for clothes.

Like really hate. Since I’m under 5’5″ most of the clothes available to me in my small midwestern town are what I like to call Old Lady petite or Juniors. I’m way too old for bedazzled butt jeans and crop tops and way to young for pastel jogging suits. Blech.

Enter what I hope to be a solution: StitchFix.com.

After filling out a style profile:

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5412038
https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5412038
https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5412038
https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5412038

Then creating a Pinterst board and providing feedback such as: My workplace is casual and we can wear jeans every day. I love bold solid colors! I avoid prints, button up blouses, crew necks and scoop necks. I look best in jewel tones. I already have a lot of blue in my wardrobe. My first box is being curated right now. 

I promise to post reviews (and what I keep!) from my first box!

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7 thoughts on “Clothing

  1. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while and didn’t know you were in Columbia! I work at Mizzou. Couldn’t agree more with your assessment of the clothing situation in Mid-Mo for petites. I am 5’3″ and recently discovered StitchFix as well.

    1. Hello, Lisa! I’m so thrilled to find another Mizzou friend and #CoMO-er! I am also 5’3″ which really just means everything needs hemmed and taken in in places or I look like I’m drowning in fabric! Have you gotten your first box yet?

  2. Yes! I kept 3 items and returned 2, which seems to be the norm. Things I kept I loved and would never thought of buying. Good luck!

      1. I did, and it seemed disappointing. I wonder if they are getting overwhelmed by the amount of customers who have signed up. I’m due for a fix next week. I’ll let you know how it goes.

      2. I was surprised my note from the stylist indicated she at least looked at the recommended Pinterest board, but that she didn’t read the comments at all. I think you might be right about the stylists being overwhelmed. I am eager to hear how your next fix works out! Fingers crossed!

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