9.11.2013

Fix Mix: An Experiment


**This post is in no way sponsored but just a fun experiment that I got to test out. While I of course would love to be compensated for this post, I am not. This means I will now be more broke by the end of these paragraphs than when I began. Continue on now.**

It’s no secret around here that I am an avid user of Stitch Fix considering I’m on fix number ten thousand, I mean 14,  or something like that. When the fine ladies over at Stitch Fix asked if I would be up for “experimenting” a new concept that they are trying out I knew I had to say yes.  Experiments and I typically don’t get along all that well (ie: in the kitchen) but this one I figured I could handle. Some of you may be aware of how the typical process works with Stitch Fix—you fill out your style profile, a stylist will work their tail off to find items suitable to your tastes/sizes/etc, and then you receive your own personal “fix” with 5 items in which you choose what you want to keep or send back. This is all great and fun but when Stitch Fix came up with the idea to take this same concept but add in a few bottles of wine, food, decoration, gift bags, and about 15 girlfriends..well it gets a lot more great and fun. So that’s what I did. I invited some of my lady friends over for an evening full of fashion. Each one of the girls who came filled out their style profiles in advance and a day prior to the party I received all (16) fixes. Imagine the joy that ran through my body when my eyes were introduced to this sight.


You know what it feels like on Christmas Day when you get to distribute everybody’s presents and you all eagerly wait in anticipation to find out what’s inside? Take that feeling and times it by about infinity. That’s how it felt minus the awkward “oh my gosh I love this…..not” type of fake outs that occur at most gift opening events. Not only did we all get to open our boxes and decide what we wanted to keep or send back—we got to go through each other’s boxes and “shop” their items. If you do the math we had approximately (okay exactly) 80 pieces of clothing/jewelry to rummage through. Throw in a few glasses of wine and you can imagine the amount of “Oh my gossssssssssh that is SO cute on you”s that were said. I think I held the record with saying it about 218 times. I can’t help it, cute things excite me.


Overall it was such a fun evening and I’m already scheming a way to be able to do this again. As a side note note, Stitch Fix hasn’t decided whether or not they are going to go launch this “Fix Mix” idea as it is strictly in experimental mode but stay tuned to either their site or blog for if/when it becomes available. You want to do this with your friends, believe me. Hashtag best time ever. Believe it. Huge thank you to Stitch Fix for this fun opportunity to come together with a lovely bunch of friends and drop loads of cash. Our husbands hate you. We love you.

PS.  Stitch Fix did send me the d├ęcor and gift bags to use. Lord knows there is no way in H I would have ever been smart enough to hang balls from the ceiling. Balls. Hanging from a ceiling. Who knew? I should also mention that hanging those few items was probably one of the more stressful moments of my life and almost made me say words I hear in rap songs. I guess I’m just mentioning all of this to say props to those of you who don’t find tying some fishing line through a hook  to be the most mentally exhausting task on the face of the planet.


 PPS. As far as the food that I prepared—the recipes are all found here: Sweet Sausage Rolls // Macaroni and Cheese Muffins // Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies // Fruit Cups // Summertime Sangria. Shawn kept informing me that I was going “way overboard” and I kept reminding him “no hunny..there are about 20 girls that will be here. It will ALL get eaten.” Turns out girls don’t eat when they are trying on clothes. If anybody needs about 200 meatballs, five bags of chips and salsa, a pound of macaroni and cheese, and a few bottles of wine—hit me up. I think I know where you can find some.


PPPS. The party was held in our basement because well yeah—our main level. Still not finished. Hence the vast array of sports // motorcycle // drum set paraphernalia that my husband has so graciously adorned the walls with down there. Nothing screams feminine like a few “PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY” posters screaming at your face.

PPPS. These are the items that I kept from last night’s Fix Mix party. Thoughts?


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45 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome time and I love all of the tops that you kept from your fix. Way to go lady!

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  2. Wow what a fun party idea!! Everything looks great. I have not tried stitch fix yet. But I need to get on that ASAP!

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  3. Wow what a fun party idea!! Everything looks great. I have not tried stitch fix yet. But I need to get on that ASAP!

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  4. This looks amazing. I wanna do it! Great recap.

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  5. How fun! Love the stripped top!

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  6. I LOVE the party idea! On their website it says the items are generally $65 each- is that correct? I would love to shop through them, but am afraid that I would want everything!

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  7. This looks like so much fun! Send some of that mac n' cheese my way!!

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  8. jealous, so jealous. love that 2nd top. macaroni and cheese muffins, why I never....

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  9. How fun!!! I would so do this! I've had 2 boxes from Stitch Fix but couldn't stomach the amount of money per piece. I know those stylists work hard, but if they could only come up with a more budget friendly box, I'd be all over it!
    And only you would think to get macaroni and cheese into the food line up. ;) Love it!!! xo

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  10. I saw that PLACT sign REAL fast. Go Irish!

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  11. Oh em gee I TOTALLY want to host one!!!! So insanely fun!!!!!
    Jules

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  12. Oh my gosh!!! I love Stitchfix and that looks like so much fun!!

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  13. want that striped top so much.

    great party! totally want to do this.

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  14. I want to have a party like this! A very good "girl time" idea!

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  15. I've been thinking Stitch Fix would be really fun to do with a few friends...but I never imagined 15!! FUN.

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  16. What a brilliant idea!! I would host a Fix Mix in a second... or even host an experiment! I really do love trying clothes on at home and even better when you have great opinions to help you pick!
    x

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  17. I love this! Does Fix Mix post to Australia (hopefully not I would waste too much money if they did) I love the adorable hanging balls, who doesn't like hanging balls?? ha ha
    Love the tops that you choose Erin.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Love Gi
    xx

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  18. This looks super fun!!
    Can you send Mac & Cheese bites in the mail ... I'll take those ;-)

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  19. This is truly awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    http://thriftarchives.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is such an amazing idea! Might have to try this soon!

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  21. What an awesome idea, such great fun and shopping too!! Your outfits are all so YOU x

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  22. What a fabulous idea!!! Looks like you all had a great time and I love your picks! Susan

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  23. This sounds like such a fun way to shop! Also--wow. You have hot friends.
    jenn, muchtomydelight.com

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  24. What a fun and unique idea! This looks like it would be such a blast!

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  25. Ooo it sounds like you had a lot of fun! Love the red and navy blue strip shirt!

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  26. Love the black and the black and red.

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  27. Erin, you have a true gift. Event maven! I love it. This is such a great idea. And what a great way for the ladies to mix and match their hauls! Awesome - love the house, the treats and the decorations girl!

    I will need you to model the new items to make a full choice and evaluation ;) But I love the tank w/ the red/orange and white squares!

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  28. Erin my love? Are those...mac and cheese muffins???? Is there a recipe somewhere for this heaven? This looks like such a fun time!

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  29. This is AWESOME. PS that huge projector? Totally a man thing. My man would be super jealous if he saw that. Looks great! PS - I've calmed down ofter my "OMG THERE ARE NO MEDIUM LOVE YELLOWS LEFT WTH!!!" meltdown, sorry about that, LOL. Love you and your blog as always. But I know I'll be sad again when I see that scarf next month ;)

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  30. Oh my goodness - best home shopping party idea ever!!! That red black and white shirt - LOVE!! Looks like so much fun!!

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  31. I love this idea! I'm always wondering what new styles I could try to suit my figure. I wish there was something similar in the UK!

    By the way, I've recently started following your blog and I'm really enjoying it! I love your style :)

    Fee x
    http://greenlovinggirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. And you must have friends with great self control for there to be that much food left. Skinny jeans or not, there is very little that can separate me from mac and cheese.

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  33. Can we be friends? I'm pretty sure there wouldn't have been any wine left if I was there. Multi-task ladies! Come on.

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  34. Um, your basement is ridiculous. You should probably just rent it out to me. K, thanks.

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  35. Cute choices!!! And what a FUN idea!! Booze...and the clothes.. I would be in total giddy mode.

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  36. This looks AMAZING! I am so jealous!

    Also, consider this my invite to myself to come over and help you eat all of that food and drink that wine. YUM!

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  37. Oh wow that looks fun!! ♡

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  38. I've used them a couple times before and they always have stuff in them I would never pick up in a store. Looks like fun!

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  39. I would kill to go to a party like this! I absolutely love it!

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  40. I love the idea of this party! So much better than candle parties!!

    I MUST find that red and black striped shirt. Can you give us any more information about it??

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  41. What a fantastic idea!! I just got my first Stitch Fix a few days ago, and I would LOVE to do this. The clothes you kept are adorable - I love that striped shirt!

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  42. i would have shopped AND eaten the mac & cheese...chips....chocolate...alcohol....

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