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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!
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!).
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
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!
Market & Spruce – Evella Boatneck Top $64 RETURNED
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.
Liverpool – Anita Skinny Pant $78 KEEP
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!
Cardigan: this fix | Shirt: Target (similar) | Pants: this fix | Shoes: Nike
Crescent – Amerie Button Down Blouse $54 RETURNED
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
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.
So, what is so great about Stitch Fix?
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?
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.
If you have any questions about Stitch Fix or how it works, feel free to connect with me!
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