Behind The Butter

A Week with Stitchfix!

75 (1 of 1)Last week I got the chance to drive across town, see some of my best blogging friends and visit the Stitchfix headquarters in San Francisco! It was sort of a dream come true — we all had the best time! And for the first time in months, I had enough energy to actually be a grownup and stay out past 8:30. Yay for the second trimester!!

I’ve blogged about Stitchfix before and I feel like most of you probably have heard about it by now, but here’s the scoop if you’re new. Stitchfix basically acts as your online personal stylist. You go onto their website and fill out a very detailed questionnaire about your personal style so that the stylists get to know the looks you love {and don’t love!}. Then, you get a fun box in the mail with five items — clothes and accessories — based on your personal style.

It costs $20 to get the box but if you choose to keep something out of it, you can just put that money towards an item. If you don’t like what they send, you can just return everything for free {Stitchfix provides you with a prepaid shipping label + bag to send in so you just stick the items you don’t want back in the mail}. It’s just meant to be fun and challenge you to get out of your style comfort zone!

I wish they made maternity clothes 🙂 Someday, maybe!

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I got to meet up with Gina, Raechel, Kacia and Julie and we all had so much fun visiting both the Stitchfix headquarters and {drum roll, please} the 40,000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE where are the clothes are kept!

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Here we all are with some of the guys who work in the warehouse! Everyone was so nice and genuine and seemed to really love their job. They let us take a stab at putting together a “fix”, which was really fun. The stylists, who work at the headquarters, email over all the clothes they want to put together for each fix and then the warehouse folks find the clothes on the rack {which takes a while, I’m sure, considering the warehouse is huge}, package them up and ship them out!

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I took my job of folding up clothes very seriously. I’m excited for whoever gets this fix in the mail! It’s a good one!

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I love behind the scene tours so this was totally fun for me. I was seriously in awe of how many clothes they get every day! There’s something for everyone — even my mom is hooked on Stitchfix.

One of my favorite things to gift people with is a Stitchfix gift card. It really does make the perfect gift. I think my mom {and my neighbor…and my friends…} would all agree 🙂

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The girls all stayed together downtown but since I’m local I slept at home to keep to my 10pm preggers bedtime. It was so fun to see everyone though {I had met all the girls before except for Julie but we bonded instantly!} and visit with the super generous folks at Stitchfix.

As most of you probably know, Stitchfix offers a pretty cool referral program, which is a great way to build your closet for FREE! After you sign up, every time you refer someone who gets a fix, you get $25 in Stitchfix credit. Not too shabby, huh? I’m sharing my personal referral sign-up link here.

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  • Nicole
    November 20, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Stitchfix is such a great idea. It’s like having a personal shopper!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    November 20, 2013 at 4:16 am

    So cool! I wish we had this in Canada!

  • Kristin @ FoodFash
    November 20, 2013 at 4:28 am

    What an awesome day! I wonder if there’s a way you could fill out a different style profile during pregnancy that indicated that you only want loose fitting shirts and dresses or accessories?

    • Sarah
      November 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

      I’m actually 32 weeks pregnant and have continued getting my monthly “Fix.” I have just been updating my profile to let my stylist know how far along I am for each month. She has done a great jog of sending me tunics, loose tops and even a few pairs of pants (with elastic waist bands). Some of my most favorite “maternity” clothes have come from Stitch Fix. 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 20, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Very cool company, and what a fun blogger meet-up event! That looks like an enormous warehouse – I’m bet you felt like you were in fashion heaven! Wish we had it here in Canada too!

  • Lea
    November 20, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I love Stitch Fix. I probably get a fix once or twice a season depending on how my wardrobe is looking. They’ve really got my tastes nailed down.

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife
    November 20, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Ah so cool! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Also, I could use Stitch Fix in my life–time for a wardrobe upgrade, and clearly this team knows how to roll!

  • Shelly @ ohshellsbells
    November 20, 2013 at 6:19 am

    How fun to go behind the scenes! I look forward to my stitch fix everytime! The pieces are so unique and I always get tons of compliments on my stitch fix items when I wear them.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    November 20, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I love this idea! If it was in the budget right now I would 100% do it. I may have to put a stitchfix gift card on my christmas wish list to get started 🙂

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    November 20, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Such a cool opportunity for you girls! I tried Stitchfix once and they sent me almost the exact opposite of what I listed in my profile so I’m hesitant to try it again. I think they save all the cute stuff for the bigger bloggers. Like that striped dress of yours, I loved that piece!

  • Jenny
    November 20, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I could not be trusted in a warehouse full of clothes that big. Not good 😉

  • Katie
    November 20, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I can’t even imagine how much referral credit you have probably earned at this point! That is a generous offer! Free clothes forever–not so bad! 🙂

  • Vicki @ WITK
    November 20, 2013 at 7:28 am

    So cool that you got to visit Stitch Fix! I’m a big fan of the company too and love getting my monthly box of goodies!

  • deva
    November 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I’ve been curious about StitchFix but have budget worries about it! All of the clothes look super cute and comfy though 🙂

  • Heather @ French Press
    November 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I look forward to my box every single month! what a great behind the scenes tour 🙂

  • Adriel
    November 20, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Stitch fix isn’t free – you pay $20 even if you keep nothing. I liked one thing from the first shipment I got but it went way downhill quickly after that – nothing fit, they sent me long sleeved shirts in the middle of summer (I live in the SOUTH!), and quality was horrible. Not worth it at all!

    • jenna
      November 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

      That’s such a bummer! Sorry you had that experience!

  • Janelle
    November 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

    So fun!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I still haven’t jumped on the StitchFix bandwagon but I love seeing everyone blog about it and how COOL that you were behind the scenes. I love posts and trips like these. I always feel like I’m learning something top secret…LOL 🙂

  • Caroline L.
    November 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Let’s talk about how much fun it’d be to work there! Seems like an awesome company!

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)
    November 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I just got a fix and specially asked for it to accommodate a growing belly. Hannah nailed it! I now have some cute clothes to wear at 16 weeks pregnant that will get me through another month or two! 🙂

  • Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
    November 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    That looks insanely fun! Yes, too bad they don’t make maternity clothes. It’s such a small world too, I actually went to the same church as Kacia in high school and lived down the street from her parents for a few years!

  • Holly G.
    November 20, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Someday when my finances are more stable, I will definitely be trying StitchFix. I can’t wait!

  • Mimi
    November 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    How FUN that you got to put together a fix and get a tour of the warehouse. Sounds like a blast =)

  • Samantha
    November 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Jenna, what grey coat are you wearing in the picture above? I love the look of it!

    • jenna
      November 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      thanks! that coat is actually from stitchfix. it’s part sweatshirt, part trench coat. I love it!

  • Kelly Mitchem
    November 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I would love to use Stichfix, hopefully soon!

  • elle | nutritionella
    November 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Love the behind-the-scenes! Great shots, looks like a cool company and a super fun week!

  • Jenna
    November 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I want to buy some gift cards for Christmas gifts but I’m wondering what is a good amount so that they can get the first fix but also a piece of clothing?

  • Melissa
    November 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I’m kind of relieved to see other people posting that they had bad experiences with Stichfix too. Everyone else seems to love it so much, and I was so incredibly disappointed with it. I plan to try it again at some point in the future, as it seems like they just keep growing, so maybe it will get better? It’s a great concept anyways!

  • Gloria
    November 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Hey Jenna, I like the idea of this and I’m thinking about trying it out. I’m wondering though about the price of the clothes if you decide to buy them? And what about the quality of the clothes? Thanks for any input!

    • jenna
      November 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      You can put in the price you’d like to spend and then you receive clothes in that pricepoint. Overall, I have been impressed by the quality. There’s been a few items where I’m like “meh..send back” but other than that, I’ve always been impressed!

  • Yasmine
    November 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    A belated congratulations on your pregnancy, Jenna, from a fellow Bay Area-er. So happy the second trimester is treating you well! =)

    I’m expecting my latest “fix” from StitchFix any day now, so I wonder if you ended up packaging mine! How rocking would that be!? 😉 I LOVE StitchFix, and being able to try on their clothes at home with my own clothes and accessories. I’ve kept a few items from the fixes they’ve sent over, and am overall really happy with the experience of ordering from them.

  • Caitlin
    November 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I tried Stitchfix once and was not at all pleased with what I got in the mail :-/ I ended up sending it all back and won’t be trying it again. However just trying it once was kinda fun and so I definitely think the gift cards are a good idea. I didn’t know they made them!

  • Aaryn @ Insert{Life}Here
    November 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Girlfriend, I received my Stitchfix yesterday, and inside there was a recipe card from you! Totally freaked! Can’t wait to make the muffins 🙂

    PS, my “stylist” was so spot on with this fix. I’ve literally yet to take off the coziest navy and cream knit infinite scarf that was in there. Love is an understatement.

  • Tara
    November 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I was excited to try it out, however, I guess I won’t be seeing anything until next year because the first available delivery was January 8th. That was a bummer. I will also be about 8 mos. pregnant by then. I did see in the comments above that they can accommodate for that so I’ll have to log in and try to note that. Am I the only one experiencing the long wait? Not sure if I did something wrong.