Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stitch Fix July: My Third Fix

This week has been busy. 
Like crazy busy. 
Like stay awake until 3:30 this morning and still not get it all done kind of busy. 
But, I'm taking a break from busy for a few minutes to share my latest Stitch Fix with you. 
It's what friends do, right? 

Not sure what Stitch Fix is? 
No problem. 
 Stitch Fix is a site that pairs you with  your own personal stylist. 
You schedule a box to come to your door, insert your style likes and dislikes, and wait patiently (or not so patiently if you're like me) for your first five items to arrive at your door. 
There is a $20 styling fee, but if you keep even one item, that $20 is applied to your total.
Don't like anything? No problem. Just send all five items back in the prepaid envelope. 
Love it all? Keep it and take 25% off of your total. 

So far, I've gotten three fixes, kept five pieces, and paid a grand total of $0.00. 
(You can see my first fix here and my second fix here). 
Yes, you read that correctly. 
My precious mama sent some Stitch Fix credit my way. 
I got my first fix, loved it, and blogged it. 
And then, you know what? 
People started signing up through my link. 
And each time someone signs up through my link, I get $25 when their first fix ships. 
The cool part? 
YOU can earn credit too!
Just sign up, schedule your first fix, and start sharing with your friends. 

So, no, Stitch Fix does not ask me to write these posts, 
nor do they pay me (although that would be fun). 
However, I do hope that my Stitch posts help you better understand the concept of a personal stylist in a box on your doorstep. 

For me, style is something I've really struggled with since having children.
I knew who I was in college. 
I had a definite style. 
And then had babies, and the college body I called my own was no more. 

I felt like I was too young to continue shopping in the places I shopped pre-baby, 
but I didn't feel old ENOUGH to shop at other places. 
Also, the size 2-4 body I was accustomed to? 
If you see it let me know because I've been looking for it since Libby was born.
 For the record, she's nine now.
 So yeah, there's that. 

For several years, I felt like I had a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. 
Can anyone relate to that? 
There were just so few things that I felt comfortable and confident in. 
Getting dressed was a challenge, and I don't know about you, but there are so many things I'd rather spend my time doing other than crying because I can't seem to get dressed without some sort of clothing drama. 
While feeling like a five foot tall toddler having a meltdown was fun and all, 
I'm so thankful that I'm FINALLY getting somewhere in the style department. 

And now, at age thirty-four, I am FINALLY finding my style. 
And Stitch Fix is seriously helping.

Let's see what they brought my way this week, shall we? 

Okay, so for this fix I told my stylist that it's hotter than the blazes here in Mississippi, 
so please nothing too hot or heavy. 
I also asked for some pants (always on the hunt for those. It's hard being short sometimes.) 
and another dress. 

And she delivered. 

The personal note in my box is one of my favorite parts of this process. 
I love hearing why my stylist picked what she picked. 

Item #1: UNDER SKIES brand Joya Floral Print Split Neck Tab Sleeve Blouse {$38}

There were several things I loved about this piece. 
Love the way it fits. 
Love the neckline. 
Love how breezy it was. 
Wasn't sure about the print and colors. 
I wanted to keep this one but just couldn't quite get past the pastel tones enough to commit to it and wasn't sure I'd really wear it. Also, I've kept a tab sleeve blouse from both of my previous fixes, and I want to save my credit for something I think I'd get a little more wear out of this Summer and in the early Fall.

Item #2: 41Hawthorn brand Anabelle 3/4 Abstract Chevron Belted Dress {$88}

Ok, so I didn't try this piece on for you...or the next two pieces. 
It was for your own benefit, trust me. 
This dress just wasn't doing anything for covering up all of my parts. 
However, I saw a picture of it on a girl who wasn't quite so....ummmmm.....full up top, and it was adorable on her. 
I like the print on this one, love the sleeve length (elbow length sleeves are my all-time favorite), and green is my favorite color. 
I just think someone at Stitch Fix underestimate the size of my......well, you know. 

Item #3: JUST BLACK brand Dean Ankle Zip Skinny Jeans {$78}

Again, I didn't try these on for you. 
They fit; it's just not pretty. 
I honestly thought these weren't going to go on, and I was even more concerned about getting them off. 
The word 'skinny' in the description-- apparently they are pretty darn serious about that. 
And the ankle zippers? 
Why must we go back there? 
Needless to say, while these were obviously very well made and soft as butter, they were a no-go for me and all of my thighs. 

Item #4: 41HAWTHORN brand Wrenn V-Neck Jersey Top {$48}

Remember that newfound style of mine I was just referring to? 
Well, 'clingy' isn't invited to that party, and neither is this shirt. 
It just did nothing for me and hugged me in all the wrong places. 
It was soft and could be a pretty versatile piece for the right girl. 
I'm just not her. 

 Item #5: COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS brand McKinley Abstract Printed Short Sleeve Blouse {$68}

Spoiler alert: I KEPT THIS TOP. 
In fact, this may be my very favorite top ever in the history of ever. 
It is literally the most comfortable thing I own. 
This top makes me want to find and excuse to get dressed and go somewhere and do something fun. 
So, while the rest of this fix may not have been rocking the free world, this top made me want to schedule my next fix ASAP. 

I'd rather get one piece I absolutely LOVE and can't wait to wear in each fix than get several pieces I like but won't want to wear very often.


While this box may not have been perfect, they were certainly on the right track, and there were definitely things I liked about each of the pieces. 
I was honest and thorough in my feedback (I think that's key), and for my next fix I focused on directing my stylist to what stores and styles I'm loving now rather than requesting certain types of clothing. We'll see if that brings about good results when my next fix arrives at the end of July. 

Wanna join in on the fun? 
I'd love to refer you. 
Simply follow this link to sign up. 
And let me know if you have any questions. 
I'll be watching the comments and will answer any questions there in case others have the same thoughts or concerns. 

And, just for the record, the photos in this post were taken in my backyard by my husband while I tried not to sweat buckets and get carried away by the mosquitoes. They may or may not have been the size of small birds. Yes, I'm serious. I felt like a buffet. The things we do for the sake of fashion. 


  1. I love the top you kept but also think you should reconsider the floral one with the pastels. You can definitely pull that off!

  2. That last top is GORGEOUS. So glad I decided to hit up the Stitch Fix review blog this month and mosey on over here - I'm requesting it in my next fix!

  3. The blue in the last top is gorgeous on you!



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