Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day! The rain has been nonstop this weekend and it felt great walking out into the chilly and crisp fall air this morning. I woke up super early this morning so I could walk the pups, have some coffee and tell you all about my trip to San Francisco for the Stitch Fix Tastemakers Event. As you already know, I take so many photos and love sharing everthing with you, so I’m going to write about my experience in two parts.
Before I headed out to San Fransisco to learn all about the Stitch Fix company, the team sent me my first Stitch Fix box so I could get an idea of what they were all about.
What the heck is Stitch Fix? It’s an online personal styling service for men and women. They match up your taste and lifestyle with clothing that fits right in. The stylist use wisdom & data science to build the perfect box for you! I like to call them ”magic genies” rather than stylist.
Here’s the thing. I don’t let people shop for me. I’m picky, I like what I like, and I hardly put the trust in others when it comes to clothing. I never let my mom shop for me as a kid and demanded to come along on all the shopping trips. Talk about diva…
So while I was filling out the personal style profile, giving a stylist the opportunity to pick out clothing for me, I was a little hesitant, but somehow she nailed it.
My box was filled with a couple cozy sweaters that are perfect for the fall and winter, jewelry with gold & stone (as requested), a cute and comfy dress that can be warn all year round, and adorable high wasted jeans that are to die for!
I think it’s amazing how well they match up your size to the products. Everything fit like a glove! They use a lot of analytics and data to create the perfect box, they don’t just guess or assume! Not only is the team at Stitch Fix amazing at fashion, but they are all intelligent and hardworking people. The positivity and determination in the Stitch Fix environment was contagious and an so incredibly inspiring.
The cool thing about Stitch Fix is that you don’t have to keep anything in the box if you don’t like it. You can send it right back and it’s free. If you like everything, you can get it all for 25% off and that is what I did. Stitch Fix is perfect if you don’t have time to shop, don’t know how to shop, or want to change things up in your wardrobe. They have over 3000 stylist out there who are so good at what they do! If you get a box and don’t like anything in it, you can actually change your stylist or request one. I love that.
My first Stitch Fix experience was a success!
It was a long day of traveling. I left Charlotte, NC at noon and arrived in San Francisco at nine! That’s midnight in Charlotte.
I was excited to arrive at the Axiom hotel and relax before the Stitch Fix Tastemakers Event! I felt so honored and happy that they invited me along for the experience.
The team at Stitch Fix put together a thoughtful welcome bag for me. It had a cute purse (in my favorite color) a pencil skirt, a pretty new grey sweater with lace elbow patches, a stone necklace, a selfie stick (YES) and a precious note.
I know it was late at night, but I hadn’t had dinner yet, so I ordered a salad from the hotel’s kitchen. It was delicious! It had grilled chicken, avocado, tomatoes, mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The Axiom Hotel was one of the most adorable and chic places I’ve ever stayed. I loved the sophisticated and modern look. I woke up SUPER early because I was so excited to get ready and meet all the other incredibly talented bloggers attending the Stitch Fix Tastemakers Event. (the links to their blogs are at the bottom of the post, please check them all out)
I had fresh fruit, eggs, and bacon for breakfast. I felt super cool because the hotel’s T.V. new my name and I could order breakfast or anything right off the television…hello fancy. ?
I’ve been craving the hotel’s lattes since I left. They were strong, creamy and just the way I like them! We all met in the hotel’s lobby at 8:45 am so we could walk to the Stitch Fix Head Quarters! They gave us a really cool tour. Imagine having that view everyday?
I especially loved their inspiration boards.
Brittany Busacca-Trend Manager, Jen Benzian-Buying Director, Jena Wang– Exclusive Brands Director Meredith Dunn -VP of Styling & Client Experience
They gave us such a cool opportunity to sit and chat with their merchandising panel. These ladies left me inspired and totally amazed at how much work is put into the Stitch Fix company. It’s not one person that makes it work, it’s the team. They shared so much with us. The talked about how they pull inspiration and how taking risks are encouraged at Stitch Fix. This isn’t a company where toes are stepped on and where ideas are kept to yourself. They work together and consider all ideas brought to the table.
I had to share photos of their snack shelf with you all. SERIOUSLY GOALS.
After a little break, we sat down and chatted with the Social Media Panel…and they are legit.
Lauren Michaels– Pinterest, Darlene Thomas-Facebook & Instagram, Lily Felder– Stitch Fix Social Media
We learned so much about using platforms for marketing and all the tips that help companies grow. They were very informative and shared a ton of helpful tips for our blogs. They answered all of our questions and also had questions for us.
We headed over to lunch with some of the biggest VIPS and seasoned experts who have made Stitch Fix so successful. It’s hard to believe this company started five years ago. We met up with Lisa Bougie, general manager of women’s, Mike Smith, general manager of men’s, and Julie Bornstein, chief opperating officer + more! They set up a beautiful lunch for us at Perbacco.
Pan Seared Flat Iron Steak (marinated beans/cherry tomatoes/salsa verde)
I’m totally going to butcher this one because I didn’t take a photo of the menu. Just trust me when I say the dessert was delicious. I like to have a couple bites of everything and push it away…and it was hard!
It was some kind of delicious cake muffin (cupcake without frosting?) filled with a chocolate ginache, strawberries, toffee crunch and vanilla sorbetto on top of graham cracker crumbles. After lunch, we headed over to Stitch Fix Warehouse…what an experience! This is where they keep racks of clothes, complete orders and handle returns. We split into groups and completed some orders, packaged some boxes and watched how they handle returns. This was seriously so fun! They make sure everything is packaged carefully, they take the time to make it pretty and fun for the customers! As we were talking to some of the friendly employees in the warehouse, they all had positive and nice things to say about the Stitch Fix company. They truly LOVE what they do and discussed their opportunities to move up in the company. They love seeing Stitch Fix grow and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.
We got back to the hotel around five and had a couple hours to relax while getting ready for dinner. Coffee please! It was like a Cinderella story. They left new shoes and a cute little note sitting on the bench for me in my hotel room. Dinnertime & all dolled up in Stitch Fix head to toe! We had dinner at Cala. It was a really neat spot with fun lights and awesome decor. They brought out tons of food to eat throughout the night.
Sopes players with midnight black beans, creme and ricotta salata. Trout tostada with chipotle, avocado and fried leeks. I loved chatting with all the bloggers and the awesome team at Stitch Fix at dinner. Grilled little gems with domingo rojo beans. Sweet potato with bone marrow salsa negra Rockfish a la talla Palanqueta with chocolate ice cream.
That chocolate ice cream tasted like a Hershey’s bar in the ice cream texture. HOLY COW was it incredibly. It felt good just to lay down and reflect on the day for a little while.
Day one at the Stitch Fix Tastemakes Event was such a success and I couldn’t wait for the photo shoot and more learning experiences! I’ll be blogging about it tonight and it’ll be live ASAP! (I also owe you guys a recap post to fill you in on some workouts, eats, and other crazy life news)
All the amazing bloggers I spent the day with:
Rosanna – glamdapper.com Africa – Africamiranda.com Monique – ambitiouskitchen.com April – aprilathena7.com Maria – crazytogether.com Jaime – creatingreallyawesomefunthings
If you haven’t already checked out Stitch Fix please do! It’s so cool and such a neat experience. I already have my friends and family hooked. I’m super excited for my boyfriend to receive his first fix! We will be doing a shoot together 🙂
Questions for you!
- Have you ever used Stitch Fix?
- How would you describe your style in one word?
- What would you like to know about Stitch Fix?
I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own.