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Stitch Fix and Swing Meets Street

  • November 19, 2013
  • By Brittany
Stitch Fix and Swing Meets Street

Hi all! How is your week going? We have some crazy weather going on in NYC. Monday in the 60s and then Tuesday in the 40s! Maybe we could split the baby and just stay in the 50s? The change in weather has forced me to break out some winter clothes and get ready for the long haul until April/May (oh man I almost started to cry when I said that…). I don’t know about you but I’m pretty obsessed with my summer wardrobe. I have so many pretty sundresses in all different colors plus shorts and blouses and colorful jewelry. My fall and winter wardrobe is a little lacking in comparison. The demur colors don’t grab me as much and I think I forgo buying items as a result.

So, realizing I needed a little help, I decided to try out Stitch Fix.* If you are an avid blog reader, you probably have already heard of Stitch Fix. A lot of bloggers have tried it out and raved about. I was excited to give it a try too. For those of you who don’t know, Stitch Fix is a service where a stylist selects clothes for you and sends you items she or he thinks you will enjoy. You have four days to look over and try on the items. If you choose to keep any of them then you pay for them, otherwise you can return the whole kittencaboodle (or parts thereof). The styling fee is $20.

I received my Stitch Fix box last Tuesday and I was pretty excited to see the clothes inside! A lot of stripes (love!) and some cute things I wouldn’t normally choose. But I didn’t end up keeping anything. . . whomp whomp. Nothing fit me correctly. The clothes were all a little bit baggy or not quite right. I’m not sure why but I didn’t want to keep anything just because it didn’t fit. The blazer actually did fit but it was just too long and looked more like a suit blazer than a casual blazer. I also felt a little rushed because I got everything Tuesday night and had to return it on Friday during the day so I didn’t feel like I really had time to consider the items. Oh well, I’m willing to give them a try again and see if the next shipment is better!

Stitch Fix 2

Oh and because clothes have zero to do with the focus of this blog, I’m going to awkwardly transition now to another topic… ZUMBA! Ok, I know you are probably sick of me talking about how much I love Zumba but I have to tell you about this master class I went to over the weekend hosted by Z Club NY. It was AMAZING!

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The class was called Swing Meets Street and featured instructors Nick Logrea and Chris Santamaria (Nick is on the Zumba Core Wii game I told you guys about yesterday). It was 90 minutes of pure heart pumping fitness euphoria! The guys did such an awesome job blending swing style with hip hop/street style. I can’t say I’m an expert at either of these styles but the choreography just blew me away and made me want to learn more!

Zumba MC 1

I love master classes because the energy is always so high, the choreography is always fresh and fun and you really learn more than in a regular class imo. This was not an instructor master class or anything like that, it was completely open to the public and the class was huge (there were some cat fights over where to stand and who gets to line up first, I was a little taken aback by this since we are grown women but I guess I can chaulk it up to the excitement of the day!).

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If you’ve never heard of Z Club NY, it is THE place to do Zumba and they have multiple locations around Manhattan. You may remember that I mentioned them this summer when they teamed up with Skinnygirl Daily to host *free* Zumba in lower Manhattan. Their instructors are fabulous! If you get a chance, I highly recommend you try them out.

zumba mc 4

Readers, have you ever tried Stitch Fix? Would you consider attending a master class either in Zumba or anything else? What do you find more motivating: music or the instructor’s moves?

*The link to stitch fix is a referral link.  If you choose to sign up, I will receive a credit to be applied to my Stitch Fix styling fee. 

By Brittany, November 19, 2013
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  • Kimberly
    November 19, 2013

    I’ve never heard of Stitch Fix… but now I am dying to try! & I would love to try out a master Zumba class. I love dance classes in general. However, I rarely make the time to go. womp.

  • Elise @
    November 19, 2013

    I want to try stitch fix ! So if you ship it back do they pay for shipping and everything ??

  • Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
    November 19, 2013

    We’ve had similar weather here in Utah! It’s been so nice the past week, but is now supposed to turn colder. Boo. 🙁 I’ve heard a lot about StitchFix, but haven’t tried it yet. I love the stripey things you got though…too bad they didn’t fit well. That Zumba class looks like SO MUCH fun! You are so lucky to live in NYC. NYC is one of my favorite places in all the world. I love it so much!

    • FitBritt
      November 19, 2013

      There are some definite advantages to living in NYC! I guess I’ll put up with the cold for the good Zumba classes! 🙂

  • Jen
    November 19, 2013

    I love swing dancing, so that would be such a fun dance workout class. I’ve considered trying Stitch Fix but I just feel like my small waist and wide hips might make for some awkward sizing issues, and I’d hate to pay the $20 fee without keeping anything. Curious how your next shipment goes!

    • FitBritt
      November 19, 2013

      Totally agree. It’s a bummer to spend $20 and not keep anything but I thought I would try it a few times just to see. There is no commitment so I figured it would at least be something fun to do!

  • Christine @ Gotta Eat Green
    November 19, 2013

    I love Zumba!! But is all depends on your instructor.. and if they aren’t great, then it can totally ruin the class. I love the Zumba classes that incorporate good hip hop dance moves and awesome music. The class I went to last week at my gym was awful. Horrible music that no one knew and the instructor was so repetitive. Urgh!

    • FitBritt
      November 19, 2013

      I totally agree! The Zumba instructor can totally make or break the class, more so than other classes imo. I have even walked out of a class before! When I find a good instructor, I stick with them.

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    November 19, 2013

    First I have to find the courage to go to a basic zumba class! Hopefully no cat fights included.

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    November 19, 2013

    I wish I could afford StichFix!! Once things get settled for me, I’m totally planning to do it. 🙂 That class looks like a BLAST!!!! I love dancing classes. 🙂

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    November 19, 2013

    I love love love Master classes. So much fun! I think its hilarious that the front row divas were fighting it out for the top spots. People are so serious about their spots!! I just go to have a good time. I have never heard of StitchFix!

    • FitBritt
      November 19, 2013

      Oh Nellie, it was crazy! People were talking about where they drove from in Westchester and how they got their early! Haha! I was just like uhhh can we dance?

  • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit
    November 19, 2013

    So Zumba isn’t really my thing but I would love to take a class from those guys 😉 The club looks super fun! As for your wardrobe woes I think you should just give yourself a little shopping spree! Get some reds and mustards and it won’t feel like such a depressing grey winter 😀

  • Paige@FitNotFad
    November 19, 2013

    I’ve tried Stitchfix a few times and it’s kind of hit or miss for me. I think I’ve done 5 fixes and kept one thing out of each box except the last one, which was a total failure. I actually just saw a cute dress on their Instagram so I signed up for another one in December to get that dress so we’ll see! This Zumba partay looks awesome!!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    November 19, 2013

    Stitch fix sounds like the perfect company for my sister to work for, lol. She had this type of idea pit couldn’t quite figure out how to style ppl for service at an affordable price. I LOVE shopping and I don’t get a thrill off the idea of someone else doing it for me. It’s part of my me time 🙂

    I love master classes! They are high energy indeed! Those pics are HOT!

  • catherine gacad
    November 20, 2013

    i haven’t tried stitch fix, but did do something similar and more high end. my conclusion is that it’s hard to get the sizing right. try asos. that’s my favorite online clothier. free shipping both ways, free returns. order a multitude of sizes, then just return what you don’t want. so easy.

  • Holly
    November 20, 2013

    If a professional, like from Stitch Fix, thinks it looks good on me then it must–but will I like it? You could be on Wii, I think, in a Zumba event!

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