Earlier this year, I was at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo waiting for a concert to start when I saw a girl a few rows in front of me wearing a plaid flannel shirt with sequins. I’m similar to a moth- I am attracted to anything shiny. I decided I had to have a sparkly shirt like hers, so when I got home I started Googling and was dismayed when I couldn’t find one for under $50.
Months ago, I sat down and filled out a Stitch Fix style profile. Then I walked away. My coworkers got their fixes and raved about the pieces they received, so I went back to the site and filled out the billing information, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. I love shopping. I also love subscription based shopping because I LOVE surprises. Seriously, any kind of grab bag type deal, I’m all in. Even though I know stores throw all the crap they can’t sell into a bag, mark it down and call it a grab bag, I cannot resist. But I digress.
I’ve had a Birchbox subscription since the time when you had to know someone who had it and get a referral code to join. Then you had to wait a few months until they could accommodate another customer. So after repeatedly complimenting a coworker’s clothes and being told they were Stitch Fix, I bit the bullet and ordered my first fix.
Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to model in Athleta’s Next f(IT) Girl Fashion Show & Charity Event featuring the new design collaboration between Athleta and Derek Lam 10 C. Fashion shows for the line have been popping up all over the country, and the Houston show went a step further and doubled as a benefit for Girls on the Run – Greater Houston.