Styling With Stitch Fix | February + Gift

Styling With Stitch Fix | February | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Referral links are used within this post, but all opinions are 100% my own.

This month was a fun fix because my amazing stylist, Whitney, was able to find a number of pieces that I have had my eye on for a while. Due to the weather beginning to feel a lot like spring during the day I am in need of new knitwear both in the form of dresses and tops. My capsule wardrobe already has jeans accounted for, so finding new tops that fit well and are lightweight is the name of my game. I told Whitney that I wanted to begin to look ahead to spring with this fix and she found me the cutest pieces.

Let’s take a peek!

Oh! But before we do Stitch Fix has a gift for you!

Stitch Fix is providing all of my friends (guys and gals!) who use my special link here to $25 off their first fix. This means your first fix is on them! So, if you were ever looking for a time to try it out FREE of cost to you, take advantage of this opportunity today! Just sign up and schedule your fix before 2/21/17 to receive your $25 off!

 

Loveappella – Madras Embroidery Detail Knit Top | ??

Loveappella - Madras Embroidery Detail Knit Top | theprimarilyinspired.com |

I was very excited to see this item in this months fix considering I had pinned a top very similar! It’s sleeveless, which I love because it makes layering easy without a fear of getting too hot. The material is super soft, another quality I really enjoy. My wardrobe palette tends to stay pretty neutral so I like the prospect of adding something with a pop of color. The embroidery detailing adds a fun touch to the top and makes it unlike anything else I own. I do wish the top was a bit more flowy or lightweight since it’s slightly more snug than I was expecting. Nonetheless I enjoyed the top – just not sure whether or not I want to keep it. What do you think?

Loveappella - Madras Embroidery Detail Knit Top | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Loveappella - Madras Embroidery Detail Knit Top | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Paired my top with items from previous fixes for the complete SF outfit! This Pixley open cardigan was from one of my maternity fixes (and received it in burgundy in November), these jeans from my very first fix, and the shoes were included in this month’s fix!

Staccato – Alun Woven Hem Knit Top | KEEP

This is by far my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E top because it takes the peplum and opens it up just a bit, which makes me feel 100% comfortable and confident when wearing it. The shirt overall is billowy but fitted in the arms and bust, which is a perfect fit for me since I’m looking for pieces to hide my trouble areas, but are still cute for spring. I also love this top because it covers my tattoos, so it would be a fun top to wear when heading back to work in the future.

Staccato - Alun Woven Hem Knit Top | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Staccato - Alun Woven Hem Knit Top | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Apologies for the wrinkles as it’s straight from the box!

The back is just as flowy and the lightweight material makes it the perfect top for this transitional spring weather we’re having.

Le Lis – Kano Textured Knit Dress | KEEP

Whitney did a fantastic job finding me this textured knit dress as it was one of my favorite pins from my style board. I’m loving the deep blue color and the fit is exactly what I requested. I paired this dress with my favorite knit cardigan from my December fix. The length is modest, the fabric is comfortable and the fit is flattering. What more could you really ask for in a dress? I like that this dress can also be worn more casually or dressed up for more special occasions!

Le Lis - Kano Textured Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Le Lis - Kano Textured Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Le Lis - Kano Textured Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Le Lis - Kano Textured Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Market & Spruce – Nic Knit Dress | RETURN

When I pulled this dress out of the box in this months fix I was excited about the pattern, but noticed the fabric (although very soft and comfortable) appeared to be more fitted than a fit and flare. I asked for fit and flare knit dresses because I needed a lightweight fabric that hugged me in all the right places and hid my tummy without looking drabby. Unfortunately when I tried it on it wasn’t a flattering fit at all. I’m still carrying a bit of baby weight and self-conscious about my midsection and this dress, although cute, didn’t work for me. However, I still wanted to share a few photos to show you all how cute it is!

Market & Spruce - Nic Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

The criss-cross of the horizontal lines is flattering, but perhaps on a slimmer frame. I also wished the dress itself was cut more modestly to fall about knee length. When it comes to dresses, especially ones I’d like to wear when going back to work as a teacher, I need them to be longer and not as fitted. However, if you have legs for days and have a smaller frame this dress may be perfect for you!

Market & Spruce - Nic Knit Dress | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Franco Sarto – Alora Strappy Sandal | KEEP

Yes! I was patiently waiting for my stylist to include a shoe in my fix and these Alora strappy sandals were exactly what I wanted to add to my closet. I’m in desperate need for new sandals and Whitney found me a perfect pair. I wore them out the first night of having them and I swear they’re the first pair of new shoes that I didn’t feel like I had to break in or risk blisters all over! A huge plus!

Franco Sarto - Alora Strappy Sandal | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Franco Sarto - Alora Strappy Sandal | theprimarilyinspired.com |

And apologies for the much needed pedicure! #momproblems

Franco Sarto - Alora Strappy Sandal | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Pinspiration!

One of the ways I love communicating my style needs with my stylist is through my Stitch Fix Pinterest board. It gives her a chance to see what styles or particular pieces I’m looking for and writing a quick note tells her what exactly about the photo I love and would like to see in a future fix. Here are a few of the pins I’ve added before scheduling my February fix: embroidered loose tops, knit peplum tops, fit and flare knit dresses, and strappy sandals. As you’ve seen, my stylist picked up exactly what I wanted and came through with some fun pieces to try on!

So if you’re questioning how much your stylist uses Pinterest or whether or not it’s worth having a board dedicated to your style inspirations, question no more!

Styling With Stitch Fix | See how using Pinterest helps my stylist find the perfect pieces each month! | theprimarilyinspired.com |

So, what is so great about Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix first began as a skeptical leap of style faith. I wasn’t quite sure that some stylist over the internet could really find 5 pieces that would not only fit me, but be looks I’d actually want to wear. For a $20 styling fee I received my first fix and was initially so impressed with how my stylist heard exactly what I was looking for and delivered on it. I still wear a number of those first purchases today (and that was over 2 years ago) and enjoy adding new and fun pieces along the way.

I’ve journeyed with Stitch Fix through the ups and downs of my weight and even through my pregnancy with their maternity styles. Since it’s been a couple of months since my last fix, I was so excited to see that they offer shoes now in addition to a new mens line. This just proves to me that Stitch Fix has a finger on the latest trends, but also keeps the needs of their customers in mind. I can only imaging how they’ll grow and expand into the future!

What about those referral links?

Because I created a free style profile I now have the ability to share my love of Stitch Fix with others. A referral simply allows me to earn a credit of $25, which essentially covers my styling fee for the next time I schedule a fix. Once you create a style profile you are given a special referral link and begin earning your own credits. Why not get a credit for something you use anyways? I am so appreciative to those who use my link because it helps me as a SAHM enjoy the little things. So, thank you.

Don’t forget to you grab your first fix for free during this special promotion!

Greyson James: 11 Month Update

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Somehow this year with Greyson is seemingly flying by. Just next month this kid is turning one and when everyone says time flies by…they’re right. I can easily remember just yesterday going into labor, being admitted to the hospital amidst contractions, and delivering this sweet baby boy after 15hrs. I remember bringing him home for the first time and not being able to sleep because all I wanted to do is stand over him and watch him. To smell his breath and see him smile while dreaming, oh those are the simple memories that I will cherish forever. I have one more month to really take in all infancy has to offer before this boy of mine is off.

Date: February 10, 2017
Weight: 24.2 lbs

Celebrated: me walking now! I first began pulling myself up onto the couch or table then made my first few steps walking to Mommy while Daddy videotaped. After a week or so of practicing I’ve gotten really good at standing, balancing, and walking almost 100% of the time on my own – although I do like holding onto Mommy’s finger.

I also watched the Super Bowl for the first time and loved Lady Gaga’s halftime show! Last year I was in Mommy’s tummy so it was exciting to see and hear everyone clapping and shouting at the TV.

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

 

Enjoys: walking, reading my picture books (my favorite being Pout Pout Fish!), walking outside, rides in the car or stroller, and playing hide-and-go-seek. I also love going to My Gym now where I get to play with babies my age and learn new skills and strengthen the ones I know. I have also learned to clap my hands and find any reason to show others – especially when you tell me I’m doing a good job at something! I also love to dance – put any music on and I’m hopping away to the beat! Oh, and tunnels are my favorite thing to play with. I love crawling through small spaces like under tables and the recliner.

Food: I love food! At mealtimes Mommy and Daddy eat (relatively) the same thing as me now that I am eating more table foods. Whenever it’s mealtime they also feed me what they’re eating since I’m most interested in that anyways. I love trying new things and there’s yet to be a food that I’ve had that I don’t like.

*He’s been funny about carrots lately, but I haven’t given up and I feel as though that’s half the battle for parents. I never wanted to give up on a food, especially a vegetable, just because he didn’t want to eat it. All I do is mash them and mix them into foods he does like like applesauce or another vegetable. He eats them with no problems these days! Eventually we’ll work back to eating them by themselves.

Dislikes: changing my diaper, having something I want taken away, or being put in my crib when I don’t want to be. I also love talking on FaceTime with my grandparents, but I don’t like it when Mommy won’t let me hold the phone while doing so. Sometimes when I’m seated at the table (or even out in public) if I don’t get something, typically a snack, right away I have a tendency to scream really loud. Mommy and Daddy are trying to teach me to use a small voice when inside or in public – good luck!

Milestones: I am beginning to mimic the sounds I hear most often and there are so many words and phrases now I have come to know and understand. I love to knock things over, make loud sounds by hitting tabletops or pots and pans, and I love flipping through my favorite books. I can begin to bend over to pick something up while standing or even recover myself if I get too much of a head start when walking.

Learning: to be more independent. I still have a bit of separation anxiety, but slowly I’m working towards being without Mommy and Daddy (perhaps a weekly babysitter is in order). I’m also learning new boundaries now that I am walking and move much faster than ever before!

This is also going to be a time of transition for Greyson who is going to have to be parting ways with his Wubbanub pretty soon. I’ve begun to limit daytime use so that it doesn’t interfere with his speech or language development. He uses it most when he has it at nap time and bedtime so the next phase will be to limit it during those times and I know it won’t be terribly fun for him to be without it. If anyone has any tips or tricks to weaning him off of his pacifier I’m all ears!

Next month is a busy one for us in the Daniel household. We’re gearing up for a trip back to my hometown with everyone in tow, which is going to be fun considering the six hour flight time (sense sarcasm here?). Traveling, any distance, can be tiring but my hope is that Greyson is just as much a great flier as he was when we went to Texas. Because of that experience I have come to the realization that his sleep schedule is going to be off, the time difference may mess with him, but to just roll with the punches the best I can. At the end of the day he’ll get time with his grandparents and the many aunties and uncles, which is all worth it!

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

Greyson James: 11 Month Update | theprimarilyinspired.com |

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