Look Good| Feel Confident: How Stitch Fix Helped Me Get Conference Ready

Thank you to  Stitch Fix  for gifting me these items to wear to Blogging While Brown. 
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This past weekend I attended the Blogging While Brown conference in Washington DC. If you’re connected with me on Facebook and Instagram, you know that I also celebrated my 5th blogging anniversary on Saturday. Last year I attended Blogging While Brown as an attendee/Black Weblog Award Winner, and this year I was excited to return as a speaker. The fact that it coincided with my ‘blogaversary” made it even more special.

veepeejay-speaker-blogging-while-brown-dc-2016This isn’t my first speaking engagement, but it was actually my first one out of the state of Texas. Whenever I speak (or play an active role at an event), I usually play the “what am I going to wear” game. You know the one where you stare into your closet and then realize you have “nothing to wear”? 🙂
My goal is always to represent my brand well by looking great , but I also like being comfortable. There is nothing worse than having to constantly fidget, pull or tug at your clothes, especially when you’re in the spotlight.


Enter Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix  was actually a sponsor of this year’s conference, but I previously met two of their team members Brittany and Hege during an influencer event here in Dallas a few weeks ago. When Brittany presented the opportunity to receive a “fix” for Blogging While Brown, I immediately said yes.
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Stitch Fix is a personal, online styling service for women which allows you to get a “fix” of clothing and accessories based on their personal style, budget and preferences. To schedule a fix, you complete a very detailed styling profile. Based on your profile your stylist selects items and ship them directly to you. Once they arrive, you keep what you like and return what you don’t like. It’s that easy.

To be honest, I was slightly nervous about my fix. I’m bigger on the bottom than the top so I tend to like to try on items and purchasing online is sometimes hit or miss. I also only had about 2 days before I left for the conference so I was praying the items would fit and that I would like the selections.

I told my stylist that I loved bright, vibrant color, and she certainly delivered. When I received my box, I did a quick unboxing on Snapchat but I forgot save it (*womp*) as I was in a hurry to get ready to leave for DC.
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I received 5 items in my box,  2 skirts, 2 blouses and 1 dress. I love the fact that Stitch Fix stylists include styling cards with suggestions on how to wear pair your items. Out of the 5 items, I kept 2, including this Crochet Pencil Skirt that I wore for my session at Blogging While Brown. It fit perfectly, was super comfortable, and was the perfect compliment to this blue blazer I already owned.
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I wore a Stitch Fix necklace that was also gifted to me at the conference, to complete the look. I looked great, felt great (and comfortable) and got a ton of compliments on my look. 🙂
stitch-fix-blogging-while-brown-veepeejayOverall I’m really pleased with my first Stitch Fix experience. All the items in the box were definitely my style. I decided not to keep three of the items because in 2 cases, I had items in my closet that were very similar in style and color.

Stitch Fix was the perfect option for me for this conference. I didn’t have to figure out what to wear which saved me from packing 2-3 different options like I normally would. I had my outfit planned and it was perfect. When you’re speaking or in the spotlight, what you wear (and how you feel about what you wear) makes a huge difference. Stitch Fix helped me feel confident and ready to deliver my presentation.

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If you’re not a fan of shopping and would prefer to have someone else style you, Stitch Fix will be perfect. It was also announced at the conference that Stitch Fix will soon be launching Stitch Fix Plus.

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With Gina – Founder of Blogging While Brown

Sounds like something you would like? Learn more about Stitch Fix and schedule your first fix HERE.

YOUR TURN: Have you ever tried Stitch Fix or an online styling service? 

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Thank you for my blogger friend TokesTakeOnStyle for being my photog 🙂

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  • Katherine Gilbert

    Oh my goodness! You look fabulous! I love your outfit! I need to look into Stitch Fix cause my style could definitely use some help.

  • Love the color of your blazer! I’ve been trying to get my professional attire ready before I start my internship next month.

    All the Best,
    Allison

  • Holly

    Very cute outfit. I really like the blazer too.

  • I love a pencil skirt, you an’t ever go wrong with one. The colors and pattern are what really set it off. Happy Blog-versary.

  • Great look! Wow, I’ll definitely check out Stitch Fix. And congrats on BWB and your anniversary.

  • You look great and congrats on your speaking at BWB! I still haven’t tried stitch fix but the more I see it, the more I want to.