Like any woman, I have struggled with periods of insecurity regarding my body. But I have come to a point in my life where I can accept myself and not think of my body as something to fix or hide or shame.
Gasp, I even think I am beautiful.
But that doesn't mean that dressing my uber petite, size 12 body doesn't frustrate me.
It really, really does.
Especially in Taiwan, where nearly every single woman is a size 0 and clothing simply does not exist for women who look like me, except for at Big Girl stores, which I refuse to frequent as I find them ostracizing and demeaning.
So for the last three years, I have had to buy every single stitch of clothing online and have it shipped to Taiwan.
We can all understand the perils of that: how am I supposed to know what will fit + look good?
Some stuff works great, but a lot (too much, actually) of the stuff I buy sits in my closet because it's too tight, too loose, too short, too long, etc.
Then, a friend mentioned Stitch Fix and I had an ah-ha moment.
Stitch Fix is an online shopping service for women.
Customers fill out a detailed style survey and order a fix, or shipment. Within that shipment are five items personally chosen for you by a stylist according to your fashion survey, body type, and any other additional information you provide your stylist with such as a Pinterest fashion board.
What I love about this is that the responsibility to get things right is on someone else.
I gave my stylist my size in measurements, so chances are my skirts + dresses + shirts will fit a lot better than when I order a size 12 and hope all size 12s are magically the same.
I told my stylist that I hate baggy, shapeless tops, so chances are I won't get one by accident because I had no idea the top was pinned on the model in the picture.
I told my stylist that I have a short torso and really rounded hips, so chances are she'll think twice about what does and does not make it into my box.
Truth: I want clothes that look awesome on my body.
And since I cannot go to a mall in order to make that happen, I am excited that I now have a possible option for getting the most possible out of my extreme online shopping (the last thing I want to do is ship something from Taiwan back to the US).
I cannot wait to tell you if Stitch Fix is a hit or not, but I am crossing my fingers that is it! My first fix should arrive sometime in December and I will definitely keep you posted!
If interested, check out Stitch Fix for yourself!
This post is part of the Sunday Traveler link up!