I'm constantly thinking of ideas that I would love to turn into a business, and while some of them seem plausible, there hasn't been one yet that I've been ready to put forth the kind of effort necessary to succeed. I used to sell Stella & Dot, and I enjoyed the experience but wanted to really be able to work for myself fully. I'm still coming up with something, and I'm sure one day I'll be able to say that I have a side business of my own.
In the mean time, there are so many people and companies coming up with the best concepts that I'm always wishing I'd thought of. Don't you hate looking at something and wondering why you weren't the one to put the wheels in motion? Things like Groupon, BaubleBar, ShoeMint/JewelMint, BirchBox. Why didn't I come up with this idea of a deal site or a monthly subscription service.
The one I've just hear about more recently that I just couldn't wait to share with you is a company called StitchFix. The basic concept is that you sign up to receive a delivery of 5 pieces of clothing or accessories, and you from that can then keep what you like and send back what you don't. It's not monthly in the sense that you have to remember to cancel it; you can simply schedule it to occur when you want to receive a new "fix" as they call it.
You fill in all the information about your size, your style preferences, color favorites, and more. Then, when you want, they'll charge you $20 and ship you a box of goodies. I've signed up to receive my first one and can't wait! I found out about it from Hayley while I was perusing her blog, and I instantly signed up. I'm constantly wishing I had new things in my closet, but I always look at the same old same old when I go shopping and looking online.
This seems like exactly what I need to mix things up a bit. If you keep something, the $20 is credited to the item(s) that you keep.
Go to Style Fix's website to sign up. They're in beta right now so will add you to a wait list, but it took me about a day to get off of it. They're not sponsoring this post, but if you sign up through my link I think it might get you off the waiting list faster (along with getting me referral credit).