Christmas comes once a month for this mommy-teacher-blogger! There aren't many luxuries I afford myself, but for $20 a month, I get to have someone else do my shopping for me. Stitch Fix is my monthly Christmas!
I absolutely LOVE getting my box with the STITCH FIX tape and blue circle on it each month. The anticipation of opening it and seeing what's inside nearly kills me.
For someone who hates shopping and loves having the luxury of someone else shopping for me, this monthly 'fix' is such a gift. I like to make it last as long as possible. After all, I only get this special treat once a month.
Eventually, though, I need to dive in and see just what my stylist has picked out.
Here's my first peek at what was waiting for me inside this month's 'fix.'
First up on my fix list was this striped top. My stylist suggested wearing it with jeans and a low boot but since I had just come from school with jeans and tall boots, I gave it a try together. I really liked the weight of this top. It is warm enough for Michigan's cool spring mornings, but not too heavy.
Next in my box was this sleeveless tie-neck blouse. I absolutely love that this blouse was ivory and not white. As a redhead, ivory is always a better color over white for my skin tone.
My stylist card suggested I try this with black pants, so I gave it a try. I really couldn't see myself wearing this blouse though. In addition to looking like a leopard (yes, I really am that freckly) I could just imagine that tie dragging into a pot of paint as I leaned over a kinder kid. Or worse yet . . . can you see that getting caught in a laminator? That would be the end of that tie! But I wanted to keep an open mind.
My stylist had suggested I try it on with a sweater that was also included in this month's fix as well. So, I took her advice and gave it a try, but still couldn't see myself in it.
I LOVE LOVE LOVED the sweater though. It's great that my stylist sends me colors and things that I would never normally pick for myself. This sweater is one of those things. While I wasn't a fan of it paired with the blouse above . . .
I kinda fell in love with it paired with a simple pair of of jeans and a white fitted t-shirt. The color is fabulous and the weight of the sweater is light enough that I can use it even on a cool summer night or into the fall. The best part . . . it has POCKETS!!!!
My next item in this fix was a simple pair of black trousers. I don't know about you, but I have about 20 pairs of black paints in my closet and with my recent weight loss, none of them fit me correctly. First of all, I'm short . . . 5'2" on a good day. So finding anything that fits my short legs and long torso is a challenge. Then there is the fact that I hate to iron, I like a little stretch and I'm a low maintenance kind of girl.
Well these pants and I are a match made in Stitch Fix heaven. The length was PERFECT. They feel GREAT and the added stretch gives right where it needs to give. Yes, I even gave you a butT shot, because I wanted you to see that they didn't ride too low and that the waist band was very forgiving of the three, fat 9 1/2 pound babies I carried.
If they made these pants in brown, grey and sand . . . I'd buy one of each color. That's how much I love the fit.
The final item in my fix was this 3/4 sleeve, navy embroidered blouse. I'm not a huge fan a navy blue, because it really does nothing for my coloring. Funny, I love love love black, but I always feel like navy just washes me out. But I gave it a try anyway.
While it wasn't my style, it sure did have beautiful detailed embroidery and the material was heavenly.
So all in all a great fix this month. I was so happy to have everything 'fit' me. That has been a moving target during my weight loss, and I think my stylist has done a better job of it than I have for sure. I am also delighted by the new colors that she is introducing to me. I think I learn something new about myself and what looks good (or what doesn't look good) on me with every 'fix.'
And the best part of all of this is that it's FUN. For $20, I can have someone pick out clothes for me, suggest items from my own closet that I can wear with them, and send it to my home for me to try in the privacy of my own bedroom. I only keep what I like, and they even give me a prepaid, self-addressed package to return what I do not want to keep. All you have to do is fill out a personal style profile and wait for your fix. Once your fix arrives, you have 3 days to decide what you would like to keep and what you would like to return. The $20.00 'fix' fee goes towards your purchase, and if you purchase everything in your fix, you get a 25% discount. Use this link to check Stitch Fix for yourself.
I want everyone to have this experience, because it really is that much fun. So I'm having a giveaway for a Stitch Fix Gift Card of $20 which would cover the cost of your first fix.
I am sure you would love move chances to win, so head on over to my pals, Maria and Mary, and enter their Stitch Fix giveaway too. Just click the buttons below:
I am so hoping that my next fix will correspond with my friends here in my home town so we can do a Stitch Fix party. That would be so much fun.
Until then, you can go check out and sign up for a fix of your own by using my referral link. Just click on this link to
and please please please come back and share your Stitch Fix experience with me. I'd love to know if you've had as much fun as I have.
If you would like to see more Stitch Fix fun, you HAVE to head over Maria from Kinder-Craze's recent Stitch Fix post and linky. Go see what she had in her box and check out the other posts that linked up to her.