Styling With Stitch Fix | November

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: See how Stitch Fix helped me find new styles to add to my capsule wardrobe! More on the blog |theprimarilyinspired.com|

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

One of my favorite pastimes is eagerly waiting for my Stitch Fix box to arrive! I seriously check the tracking from my app daily and even take a little peek into what I can expect in my fix. I was happy to see that my stylist selected a number of items that I specifically asked for or that were a top pin on my Stitch Fix board.

Last month I made the bold choice to develop a capsule wardrobe as a means of living minimally. These are interchangeable pieces that can easily make multiple outfits by only using the same few items. I narrowed down my closet to three pairs of jeans, a pair of khakis, and about 9-12 different tops that consist of shirts, cardigans, and outerwear. I also divided my wardrobe into lounge, sleep, and workout wear which is kept separate from my closet. Creating this capsule wardrobe has really helped me focus my personal style and keep the pieces that lend themselves to multiple outfits – without thought! I plan to donate, sell, or trash all the clothes I removed and it felt so good to do!

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: See how Stitch Fix helped me find new styles to add to my capsule wardrobe! More on the blog |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Since having Greyson my body isn’t back to where I’d like it to be just yet, but I’m working hard with staying active through running. That being said, this month I requested that my stylist focus on pants that are high-waisted so I feel comfortable and it slims my tummy. I also asked for loose fitting blouses and tops, with one being a specific request. In addition, I requested for a personal favorite cardigan but in a beautiful deep burgundy (which I got!).

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: See how Stitch Fix helped me find new styles to add to my capsule wardrobe! More on the blog |theprimarilyinspired.com|

It’s been quite some time since I scheduled my last fix and it appears that Elizabeth is my new stylist. Since it’s been a few months (I was even pregnant the last time) I wanted to be extremely detailed in my note as well as the pictures I pinned to my Stitch Fix board. I am in the process of creating a capsule wardrobe and Stitch Fix is the perfect solution to finding quality pieces that can be worn with what I already have in my closet.

Pixely – Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan $48 KEEP

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: Pixley Martina Slub Knit Cardigan |theprimarilyinspired.com|

I remember when I first got this same cardigan, but in black, in one of my maternity fixes. It quickly became my favorite go-to cardigan because of how soft and effortless it was. I styled it for work, casually, and even around the house.

So when I lost said cardigan my heart broke. Luckily the people at Stitch Fix are amazing and when I tweeted about losing it they quickly emailed me and allowed me to repurchase the cardigan straight from their warehouse! OMG customer service, right?! I couldn’t be more happy to have my black cardigan again, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with the same cardigan but in this burgundy color. I first saw it on Life In Pearls & Sports Bras and knew I had to pin it and request it specifically in my note. It just looked so gorgeous on her! Thankfully it appeared in this fix and I can’t wait to wear it with everything!

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: Pixley Martina Slub Knit Cardigan |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Market & Spruce – Evella Boatneck Top $64 RETURNED

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Market & Spruce - Evella Boatneck Top |theprimarilyinspired.com|

I was super excited to see that this boatneck top was in my fix! It’s designed to appear as having a layered look but it’s actually all one piece. Love! Although I was interested in the chambray color, receiving this burgundy hue was fun to try on. It’s such a cute piece, but unfortunately I found the overall fit to be a bit snug (even for a size large). I actually like that it isn’t stretchy, but it just means I have a little bit more weight to lose before I feel completely comfortable in it.

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Market & Spruce - Evella Boatneck Top |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Liverpool – Anita Skinny Pant $78 KEEP

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Liverpool - Anita Skinny Pant |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Liverpool - Anita Skinny Pant |theprimarilyinspired.com|

These pants are beyond the most comfortable pair of pants I think I’ve ever tried on. Ever. They’re high-waisted like I requested and are made from a soft stretchy material. My stylist described them to be a step above leggings and even though I was highly skeptical (I personally hate stretchy pants if they’re not leggings) I found myself not being able to take them off. These pants are the perfect addition to my capsule wardrobe because they can be worn professionally, casually, or leisurely! Win, win, win!

Tip: These pants, although perfect, are longer in the leg than I’d personally like. I won’t pass up these pants for that reason alone so I’ll get them hemmed from our tailor to make them ankle length!

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Liverpool - Anita Skinny Pant |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Cardigan: this fix | Shirt: Target (similar) | Pants: this fix | Shoes: Nike

Crescent – Amerie Button Down Blouse $54 RETURNED

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Crescent - Amerie Button Down Blouse |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Crescent - Amerie Button Down Blouse |theprimarilyinspired.com|

I wanted to love this blouse so badly! I loved that it was lightweight, a key detail in my note and my style profile, and was flowy. Being in this transitional place with my postpartum body has me wanting tops that are fitted but flow in the right areas (ahem, my tummy). The color was also beautiful, and was a little darker than the photos show, as well as the tiny detailing. However, when I put it on it just didn’t feel right; almost too elderly in its overall fit. I’d love to see similar blouses like it in future fixes but perhaps a more streamlined button down.

Liverpool – Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean $78 RETURNED

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Liverpool - Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Guys, these jeans reminded me of what I loved so much about my maternity pants – no zipper! Although they were high-waisted, I didn’t like that they were almost 100% stretchy. I like a good stretch but when looking for jeans I need a denim feel to them too. The dark denim color looked great with everything, but I couldn’t keep ‘em because I already had a dark denim jean (from my very first fix!) in my closet. Living minimally, and now with my clothing, in good conscience I couldn’t purchase a similar jean that I wasn’t in love with.

Styling With Stitch Fix: November | Liverpool - Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean |theprimarilyinspired.com|

So, what is so great about Stitch Fix?

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: See how Stitch Fix helped me find new styles to add to my capsule wardrobe! More on the blog |theprimarilyinspired.com|

I’m glad you asked.

I know you’ve probably seen numerous bloggers share their fixes and I’m sure a number of pins on your own style boards consist of those bloggers’ review photos. I know mine are! But, in regards to why I, too, share Stitch Fix with all of you is because they’re a company that has people like you and me in mind. And when I find a company like that, that I personally love too, I am eager to share it with anyone and everyone.

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 do you do with what you don’t keep?

Styling With Stitch Fix: November: See how Stitch Fix helped me find new styles to add to my capsule wardrobe! More on the blog |theprimarilyinspired.com|

One of my favorite aspects about Stitch Fix is that they provide a prepaid shipping envelope just for the items you’re sending back. That blouse or pants don’t fit perfectly? No problem! Just place those pieces in the provided envelope and drop off at your post office. You have three days to decide which pieces you’d like to keep so no there’s no rush. I love the convenience of this because it makes the whole process that much simpler.

Your stylist doesn’t expect you to keep everything. It’s all about finding a piece here and there that will expand your closet to include items that perhaps are newly discovered or expose you to different brands. However, if you love everything (and it’s happened to me before!) and got that perfect fix then they give you their buy five discount (25% off)Oh, and that $20 styling fee you paid in the beginning? It actually works as a credit towards anything you do purchase.

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 like feeling good in that pair of jeans. So, thank you.

Styling With Stitch Fix | November |theprimarilyinspired.com|

If you have any questions about Stitch Fix or how it works, feel free to connect with me!

Linking up with Maria.

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Styling Fall’s Favorite Accessory

Pin To Present: The Yellow Scarf: See how I styled my causal day out in Santa Barbara using items I already owned! |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Although I wouldn’t consider myself someone with a particular sense of ‘style’ I do, however, love trying new outfits and adding different pieces to my closet thanks large in part to Stitch Fix and pieces I’ve had tucked away for a few years now. I am by no means a fashion blogger either – you can find all my old style posts back when I first began blogging. Rather I am always looking for inspiration especially since becoming a mom and realizing my body isn’t what it used to be. My waistline has shifted, I still have some baby weight to lose, and finding clothes that fit me just right helps me get out of my yoga pants and nursing tops. I don’t want to feel as though being a new mom has shoved me into a style corner where I feel trapped. Rather, I am excited to find outfit inspiration that lends itself to being nursing friendly, makes me feel confident by hiding those unforgiving areas, and allows me to still feel like me.

Today I’m sharing how I pulled together a quick outfit for a getaway to Santa Barbara. Here in central California it’s all about how you layer and the material of clothing you’re working with. The temperatures fluctuate, even here by the ocean, and I am constantly going between snuggling up or shedding layers throughout the week. This outfit is perfect for those kinds of days where the morning chill allows for a little extra layer and the possibility of taking those layers off in the afternoon to place them back once the sun starts to set. Let’s take a closer look!

Pin To Present: The Yellow Scarf: See how I styled my causal day out in Santa Barbara using items I already owned! |theprimarilyinspired.com|

The pin is originally from another blog called Pop of Style and Missy actually used the post to discuss how to style her camouflage flats. Instead, I opted to wear my leopard print flats I bought from Banana Republic a number of years ago. I always love styling those flats because the print allows me to feel a touch edgy even though edgy is far from what I would describe my overall style.

Oh, and if you haven’t realized already from Instagram and how I’ve imposed it onto my son, I love stripes; so any excuse to wear them is a good day in my book. The top I’m wearing is from J.Crew Factory and I just love the hidden buttons. The material is lightweight and I love a good sleeveless top considering I always run hot and makes layering a breeze (no bunching with the cardigan). The cardigan is an oldie from Banana Republic Factory, but this black cardigan from one of my Stitch Fix boxes (maternity no less!) would also pair nicely with this outfit too. My jeans are a skinny jean from Gap and I love them because they’re actual denim – meaning no stretch. Stretch is pretty fantastic, but I want my jeans to feel like jeans. Does that make sense? And finally the staple piece that brings it all together is one of my favorite accessories ever: the yellow scarf; of which I picked up from a Marshall’s from ages ago.

Pin To Present: The Yellow Scarf: See how I styled my causal day out in Santa Barbara using items I already owned! |theprimarilyinspired.com|

Scarves are pretty great because they’re easy to style, I can get edgy with various prints, colors, or patterns, and they can be easily taken on and off throughout the day depending on the temps outside. Scarves also come in all kinds of textures and varying degrees of heaviness so I can enjoy them year-round. I’m actually really looking forward to when the temperature around here will begin to drop so that I can dust off my scarf drawer!

What I love about personal style is that you don’t need on-trend items or even expensive pieces to have style. It’s all about how you see colors and patterns and find ways to work them together. This outfit was hella adorable and I was able to create it with things I already had in my closet and of which were purchases from years ago. However, recognizing that my body has definitely changed since giving birth, I’m excited to be fitted once again by my Stitch Fix stylist in hopes that I can walk away with a few new pieces to add. Yay for new clothes! I’ve scheduled it for November so be on the lookout for that post next month.

OMG it’s November next month?!

Linking up with…Tucker Up

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