Stitch Fix Giveaway ~ The Celebration Continues

I have a surprise! (Don’t you just love surprises?!) We aren’t done celebrating yet. Stitch Fix wanted to help celebrate my blog’s anniversary, too, so they donated a $50 gift certificate to be given away!!! If you’ve been wanting to try Stitch Fix then this is your big chance. If you are already a Stitch Fix customer, you’re eligible, too! Stitch Fix offers styles for Misses, Maternity, Petites, and Plus. They also style for men.

Just in case you missed my other post, I’m celebrating the first anniversary of my blog. You can read the first part here: Mid-Life Blogger’s First Anniversary

This post contains affiliate links. If you use one of my links to make a purchase, I earn a referral fee. If you are a Stitch Fix customer, then you can also earn referral credits by referring your friends.

How Stitch Fix Works

When you first set up your Stitch Fix account, you will set up your Style Profile. There is no charge to do this.  It will ask for information regarding your sizing, preferences, and budget. Your stylist will use this information to choose items for you. (This is also a fun thing to do with a friend.)

When you schedule a Fix, your account is charged a $20 styling fee. Your stylist chooses five items from among clothing and accessories especially for you and sends them on the date you choose. You then have three business days to try on the items and decide what to keep and what to return. Shipping is free – even on exchanges.

You check out online, and your account is charged for the items you keep. If you keep at least one item, the styling fee is applied towards the balance. If you keep all five items then you receive a 25% discount.

A pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope is provided, so when you’re ready, you just slip the returns into it, seal it, and drop it off at the post office. It’s very quick and easy!

There’s an App for That

Stitch Fix has an app that you can download. If you fill out your Style Profile using it, you can include a picture of yourself.

Get The Best Fix Possible

Communicating with your stylist is the key to getting the best Fix possible and Stitch Fix gives you many opportunities to do that.

  • The first opportunity is with your Style Profile. It asks for a variety of information such as your sizes, your budget, and your style preferences. Take your time in answering all of the questions because this is the information that the stylist will rely on most, especially in the beginning.
  • When you schedule your Fix, you have an opportunity to write your stylist a note. You can request certain pieces or tell her about a special event you have coming up. Are you interviewing for a job? Going on a cruise? Attending a wedding? Those are all things to tell her. In the Facebook Stitch Fix groups, I’ve also seen people ask for certain themes such as “all white,” “all dresses,” or a celebrity’s style, e.g. “A Joanna Gaines Fix.”
  • When you check out, you have the opportunity to give feedback on each item. Whether you love it or hate it, give specific reasons why. From this information your stylist can get to know you better with each Fix.
  • Another way of communicating is by setting up a Pinterest board and linking it to your Style Profile. You can pin pictures of clothing and accessories to it that you like. They don’t have to be brands that Stitch Fix carries. Your stylist will still be able to get a feel for the colors and patterns that you like by what you pin. I’ve put a link to my Pinterest board, as well as Stitch Fix’s, at the bottom of the post.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Keep an open mind and try on everything your stylist sends. That’s the whole point of Stitch Fix – having the experience of a personal stylist. Cindy sent me this maxi skirt and blouse. They’re more colorful than I normally wear, but I liked the watercolor floral, the length, and the buttery soft fabric.

Kendra Crochet Detail Blouse by Skies Are Blue, and Deanne Floral Maxi Skirt by Loveappella
Favorite Pieces

I’ve been getting Stitch Fixes for about a year and a half now. I’ve discovered that I love light pink and have kept several items in that color. They’ve all gotten a lot of wear. This light pink Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau has served me well. It goes with a lot and is comfortable almost year ’round. I took it and this Curran Split-neck Blouse by Pixley with me on a trip with my mom and sister last fall. Many items that I’ve purchased from Stitch Fix have become favorites that I reach for most often.

Spontaneity

Before kids, my husband and I were spontaneous, and now that the nest is empty, that spontaneity is re-entering our lives. That means I may not have time to go shopping, so it’s nice to have appropriate clothes on hand. Just this weekend my husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to go to Branson, Missouri, to celebrate my birthday. I was glad that I had something to wear that was stylish and comfortable. This Edmond Henley Knit Top by Pixley got to ride to the top of Branson’s new Ferris wheel.

Fun

I’ve had a lot of fun trying the new things that Cindy, my stylist, has sent me. I enjoy shopping, but for some reason I don’t find the time to go very often, so it’s nice for the shopping to come to me. I also think it’s fun to write about, and it’s fun to goof off with my daughter when she’s taking pictures for me.

Stitch Fix Giveaway ~ The Celebration Continues
Goofing off with my daughter

You can read more about my Fixes by choosing the Stitch Fix category.

Giveaway

Thank you, again, to Stitch Fix for allowing me to raffle off a $50 gift certificate. Please enter the giveaway below. You will be required to complete a Style Profile as part of your entry. That step is required because the stylist can’t prepare a Fix for you without it. Good luck!

Helpful Links

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix Seasoned and Stylish Facebook Group

Stitch Fix B/S/T and Discussion Facebook Group

Mid-Life Blogger’s Pinterest Board

Stitch Fix Pinterest Board

Coffee and Conversation Blog Hop

Stitch Fix May 2017

My husband gave me a Stitch Fix gift certificate for Mother’s Day! It was such a nice surprise to find the notification in my inbox. When my Fix arrived, my daughter was home and able to help with taking pictures. She’s good at loosening me up and helping me smile. Then mid-way through our “shoot,” my son came out to sit on the porch and he was listening to some interesting music, so that added to the ambience. Oh, and don’t forget the crowing, gobbling, and honking of our birds in the background, too. We were having a rainy day, so it was overcast and gloomy. It was too dark inside the house, so we ventured outside after a rain shower to get the most light possible. There are a lot of Stitch Fix bloggers out there, but I haven’t seen any others with geese in the background.

Stitch Fix May 2017
Goofing off
First Impression

This Fix made a great first impression on me. I loved the colors and patterns when I first saw them and couldn’t wait to unwrap it.

Stylist’s Note

I read the stylist’s note and was excited to see that Cindy was still styling for me. Her note was personable, like from a friend, and she referenced my Pinterest board. Every Fix comes with a Style Card that gives styling suggestions for each piece in the Fix. I liked everything on it – it felt totally “me.” With every Fix she has gotten to know my preferences better and this was the best Fix yet.

I have a limited color palette for my wardrobe. By narrowing down my colors, it helps me keep my wardrobe smaller while at the same time making sure that things coordinate better. I’ve been doing this for a few years now and it is really working well for me.

Not only is May the month of Mother’s Day, but also of my birthday. When I scheduled it, I told Cindy I wanted a birthday Fix. I didn’t ask for specific things, but I spent some time on my Stitch Fix Pinterest board, deleting things I no longer needed/wanted, and pinning some new things. I also went through my Style Profile to make sure all of that information was correct. I made a few small changes and it was good to go. That was time well-spent, and it was enjoyable, too.

This post contains affiliate links, which means that I make a very small commission if you make a purchase through them. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but helps to support my blog.

What was in the Box?

I love this outfit and it’s a keeper. No suspense there! I loved these pants from the moment I pulled them out of the box. They’re a little more than I normally spend, but I have a hard time finding pants that I like, so I decided that if they fit well that I was going to splurge a little. It IS my birthday month afterall!

Levant Tiered Ruffle Top by Market & Spruce; Sylvie Printed Straight Leg Pant by Margaret M
Levant Tiered Ruffle Top by Market & Spruce; Sylvie Printed Straight Leg Pant by Margaret M

These pants are Sylvia Printed Straight Leg Pant by Margaret M and they’re a stretchy pull-on style. The fabric is smooth and feels great and of good quality. Here’s a close-up of the print.

This top that Cindy sent is the Levant Tiered Ruffle Top by Market & Spruce. It’s very light and gauzy. It was a little transparent, so I chose to wear a camisole underneath. It has a keyhole in the back. Here’s a close-up:

 

Outfit #2

This outfit was cute, too, and the colors in the top are in my wardrobe palette. Cindy paired this Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt by Olive & Oak with the Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean from Kut From The Kloth. I tried them on with some turquoise Reef flip flops that I already owned (And love, btw. They’re so comfortable!)

Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt by Olive & Oak with Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean by Kut from the Kloth

Cindy also included this Casidia Cargo Jacket by Coffeeshop and suggested wearing it with either outfit. I loved that it went with both, as well as with a lot of other things I’ve kept from previous Fixes. I liked most things about it, but I wasn’t crazy about the fabric accent, and it was also a little big for me.

Close-up of back detail

For the first time I kept all five pieces to receive the 25% discount, then I sold the jacket in one of the Facebook Stitch Fix groups. I also sold the Mulliken shirt. I liked it pretty well, but didn’t just love it. Those groups are a lot of fun because you get to see what other people receive in their Fixes. If you see something you like, you can pin it to your Stitch Fix Pinterest board to drop a hint to your stylist, or you might have the opportunity to buy it there.

Exchanges

Stitch Fix started offering exchanges awhile back, so I contacted them about possibly trying the Kut From The Kloth jeans in a different size. It wasn’t available, so I’m still debating about keeping them. If I opt not to, then I’ll list them for sale as well.

If you like any of these items, you can pin these photos to your Pinterest Stitch Fix board:

Gift Certificates

I have a confession to make. I’ve gotten a few Fixes that I haven’t blogged about. I just had too much going on to write about them. In one of them I used a gift certificate that my sister gave me for Christmas. I happened to take a selfie to show her what I was keeping as her gift, so I can share that with you. This is the Jadey Tulip Hem Knit Top by En Elly. It’s very comfortable and easy care. I have quite a bit of this color now, but I still like it, and it goes with a lot in my closet.

Jadey Tulip Hem Knit Top by En Elly

Stitch Fix carries misses, maternity, plus, and petite for women. They also style for men now, too. When you order a gift certificate, you can choose to have it mailed, delivered by email, or to print it out to deliver it yourself. My sister had it mailed to me, so I saw for the first time how nice their gift certificates look.


Your Turn

I hope you had fun seeing what I got, but it’s much more fun to receive your own Fix. If you would like to find a Stitch Fix blogger with a similar style and body shape as yourself, drop me a line telling me what you’re looking for and I’ll try to hook you up with one.

Here are some tips to to get the best Fix possible:

  • Set up, or update, your Stitch Fix Pinterest board and link it to your Stitch Fix account so that your stylist can easily access it. To find things to pin, try searching “Stitch Fix.” You can pin any clothing and accessories that you like, to give your stylist an idea of your style.
  • Double-check your Style Profile to make sure that everything is accurate.
  • Keep an open mind. Part of the fun of Stitch Fix is seeing what your personal stylist chooses for you. Be prepared to try everything on. I’ve found that looking at pictures of myself wearing the items helps me to see how they look and make my decisions.


If you’re ready to try Stitch Fix for yourself, then click on any link or banner and it will take you to Stitch Fix. It doesn’t cost anything to learn more about it. You can even set up your Profile and see all of the questions they ask to learn your preferences. You aren’t charged anything until you schedule a Fix. At that time, you’re charged a $20 styling fee. When you check out, that $20 is applied towards your balance and you are charged the remainder. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me.

Stitch Fix May 2017

Stitch Fix News ~ December 2016

Since December is the month for giving, rather than receiving, I just couldn’t schedule a Stitch Fix for myself. Instead, I purchased one of their gift certificates for someone special on my list. (Shh! It’s a secret!)

This post contains affiliate links, which means that I earn a commission if you use them to make a purchase. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but it helps to support my blog. 

Their gift certificates are so easy. You can order and pay online, and then choose how and when you want it delivered. Perfect for last-minute shopping, too – you could even order it Christmas morning and still get it there in time!

Instead of just giving a gift, you can give an experience.


Shipping has gotten so expensive that I’d rather add that amount onto the gift certificate. It saves me time, gas, and guessing, and I know that my special person will love it! (You could even forward this to someone as a hint.) They get two surprises. The first is when they receive the gift certificate, and the second is when their personalized Stitch Fix arrives.

If you are unfamiliar with how Stitch Fix works, you can read about it here.

Stitch Fix News
    • This past Fall, Stitch Fix introduced Stitch Fix Men, so now your boyfriend, husband, or son, can have the benefit of a personal stylist, too.
    • Stitch Fix now offers styling for Petites, Misses, Men, and Maternity.
    • They just recently added exchanges, so if you receive something you love, but the fit isn’t quite right, you may be able to exchange it.


A Few of My Favorite (Stitch Fix) Things

I’m affiliated with Stitch Fix and have been using their service since January, although I didn’t start blogging until late May. You can see what they’ve sent me since then by choosing “Stitch Fix” from the categories in the sidebar. I will also post a few links at the bottom. I’ve been happy with both the quality of the clothing, and their customer service.

This Fall, I went on a quick trip with my mother and sister. I wanted to travel with only a carry-on, so I planned a “capsule wardrobe.” Included were several items I’d purchased from Stitch Fix, including this pink cardigan.

Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau
Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau

I wore it the entire weekend! It’s hard to explain, but it kept me both warm and cool at the same time – this cardigan kept me comfortable. I also took this polka dot top.

Curran Split Neck Blouse by Pixley
Curran Split Neck Blouse by Pixley

This shirt and vest combination that I got in my September Fix have also gotten a lot of wear. I’ve been happy with both.

Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top, Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest, Molly Ankle Zip Detail Legging, and Petite Ballet Flats
Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top, Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest, Molly Ankle Zip Detail Legging, and Petite Ballet Flats

 

Who do you know that would love to experience a personal stylist? I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Helpful Links

Stitch Fix July 2016

Stitch Fix August 2016

Stitch Fix September 2016

Stitch Fix September 2016

Yea! My Fall Stitch Fix is here! I think fall is my favorite season to buy clothes for because I like the cozy fabrics and layering, and with the cooler weather that’s possible again.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you use one of them to make a purchase, I earn a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but helps to support my blog.

Stitch Fix News

Before we dig into the box, there is news to share with you – Stitch Fix now offers styling for men.  They are also accommodating exchanges. To learn more, you can visit Stitch Fix by clicking on any of the links or banners in my post.



First Impressions
Opened Stitch Fix Box
Just-opened Stitch Fix Box

When I first opened the box, I saw the “duster bag” and knew there must be some shoes in there, so I opened it and pulled them out.

Petite Ballet Flats by BC Footwear
Petite Ballet Flats by BC Footwear

They were a beautiful burgundy and my first thought was that I liked them, but I didn’t think I had anything that color in my wardrobe. Still, I tried to keep an open mind. Turning the wrapped bundle on it’s side, I saw a lot of dark colors, which was okay, but the lack of contrast made it a little harder to distinguish the different items. They were all colors I would wear, though, so that was a good sign.

Stylist’s Note

I pulled out the Style Card and read Cindy’s note. She referenced items I bought previously and I really liked that, because I was hoping that over time she would help me build a wardrobe of things that worked well together. She also referred to my Pinterest board, showing that she had paid attention to what I’d pinned there.

Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest, Corinna Brushed Dolman nit Top, and Molly Ankle Zip Detail Legging
Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest, Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top, and Molly Ankle Zip Detail Legging

(I wouldn’t normally wear these shoes with this outfit, but I didn’t like the tennis shoes I tried on with it. I’ve ordered new ones but they weren’t here yet.)

Corinna Brushed Dolman Knit Top by Market & Spruce ($54)

When I first touched this top I was struck by its softness and looked forward to trying it on. It’s a nice length, and colors I would wear. I like that it has 3/4 sleeves, and also how they directed the stripes on them. This top is one that I could wear a lot so I decided to keep it.

Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest by Tart ($88)
Back Detail of Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest
Back Detail of Lazarus Quilted Puffer Vest

This black quilted vest has a lot of gold-tone hardware on it. It’s something that could be dressed up or down and seems good quality. After sleeping on it (figuratively), I tried it on again and really liked it. I also noticed that the zipper on the back of the collar concealed a hoodie. I tried that on and it’s nice and roomy, unlike some. I think this vest is something I could use a lot, and I like how it goes with the top. Kept.

Molly Ankle Zip Detail Legging by Kut From the Kloth ($78)

In my note to the stylist when I scheduled this Fix, I suggested that maybe I could try some things that fit the new athleisure trend. My husband and I have talked about trying to have dates that included walking, so I thought it might be nice to have something for that. These leggings are very nice. They could be dressed up or down, and the fabric feels like good quality. They have zippers at the ankles, and a permanent sown pleat down the front of the legs, but that may be hard to see. I tried these on again the next morning, and decided not to keep them. They don’t ride high enough in back to feel comfortable to me, so I’m going to return them.

Freida Skinny Jean and Petite Ballet Flats

Freida Skinny Jean and Petite Ballet Flats (top and cardigan from previous Fix)
Freida Skinny Jean by Mavi ($98)

These were super skinny jeans. I know that they’re in, but I’m just not sure about them. They really weren’t all that comfortable to me because they hit too low in the back. For that price they would have to be perfect and make me feel great. They fall short of that so they’ll be returned.

Petite Ballet Flats by BC Footwear ($60)

When I first pulled these shoes out I didn’t think I had anything to wear with them, but in her note, my stylist, Cindy, suggested trying them with the pink cardigan and polka dot blouse that I bought in the August Fix. They do look nice together. They’re a pretty shade of burgundy and feel like suede. They’re very comfortable. After debating about these, I think I’ll keep them. I really don’t have any colored shoes in my wardrobe, and I think that since they are flats that I’ll be able to wear them for many years. I have several pink things that I could wear them with, and it’d be fun to ask for something in my next Fix to wear with them, too. I also wanted to mention that I’ve enjoyed the duster bags that Stitch Fix shoes come in. They’ve come in real handy when traveling.

How Stitch Fix Works

In case you are new to Stitch Fix, I want to give you a quick run-down on how it works. You can get an even fuller understanding from reading my previous posts about Stitch Fix, as well as see other things I have received from them.

  • When you set up your account, you will fill out your “Style Profile.” It doesn’t cost anything to do this, so I encourage you to check it out. The Style Profile is how your stylist gets to know you, everything from your sizing to your style preferences. Tip: You are able to include a link to a Pinterest board where you can pin pictures of clothing and accessories, whether from Stitch Fix, or not, for your stylist to study in preparing your Fix. Take advantage of this for the best Fix possible! You are welcome to pin photos from my blog if there is something you’d like to try.
  • When you schedule a Fix, you are charged a $20 Styling Fee. Your stylist will choose five items from among clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry. If there are any categories that you don’t want things from, you can specify that in your Profile. If you keep at least one item, the Styling Fee is deducted from your total.
  • Once you receive your Fix, you have three business days to try everything on and make your decisions. Even if your first impression of something isn’t good, go ahead and try it on. That’s part of the fun, to let your stylist help you get a little out of your comfort zone and choose things you wouldn’t choose for yourself. I would further advise you to have someone take pictures of you. It has really helped me make decisions and I’ve changed my mind several times because of them. You also have time to “sleep on it,” and make sure of your decisions.
  • Stitch Fix sends a pre-addressed and pre-paid return envelope, so all you have to do is put the unwanted items into it, seal it, and drop it in a mailbox. Extremely fast and easy!!
  • Go on line to your Stitch Fix account to check out. Here each item will be listed and you specify whether you are keeping or returning. There is also a box for you to type notes to your stylist about what you did or didn’t like about it. Please take advantage of this opportunity to give them feedback. It helps you get the best Fixes possible.
  • If you choose to keep all five items, you receive a 25% discount. Sometimes ladies buy all five pieces for the discount and then sell the ones they don’t want in Facebook Stitch Fix groups, so there’s another option.

I hope you’ve had fun peeking at my Fix. If you’re ready to try it for yourself, I would really appreciate it if you would use one of my affiliate links by clicking on one of the Stitch Fix banners or links in my post.


Related Reading

Stitch Fix July 2016

Stitch Fix August 2016

September Stitch Fix Unboxing and Tryon by Dee Nash

Stitch Fix September 2016

Stitch Fix August 2016

The end of the summer is nearing already! We’ll be taking our daughter off to college in about a week. I’m really excited for her and all the new experiences she’s going to have, but I’m sad, too, because our little girl has turned into a young woman. It’s a busy, busy, month, and I wanted to squeeze in one last summer Fix. I didn’t specify very much this time, I thought I’d have the fun of surprise.

Although this post contains affiliate links, these are my honest-to-goodness opinions. Stitch Fix offers a $25 Referral Credit if a new account is opened and a Fix ordered. You can earn referral credits, too!

Shaylin Ponte Dress by Adrianna Papell ($98)
Shaylin Ponte Dress by Adrianna Papell
Shaylin Ponte Dress by Adrianna Papell

One thing I did mention was that I could use a new “little black dress” that would be suitable for a variety of occasions. My stylist, Cindy, sent this Shaylin Ponte Dress by Adrianna Papell. We had a hard time getting a good picture of it. I usually like to take my pictures in front of the fireplace, but the black didn’t stand out against it. Our den has lots of windows and natural light, but today was overcast and stormy, so I tried standing in front of this solid door (I dislike our old wallpaper). This dress is a good quality, thick knit. If I were younger I might have kept it, but the knit was too clingy in certain places and I didn’t feel good in it. There is a short slit in the back that was basted closed, so it didn’t show up in the photos. It has nice details, so I think a lot of ladies would like it, but it wasn’t the right style for me, so it will be returned.

Curran Split Neck Blouse by Pixley ($44)
Curran Split Neck Blouse by Pixley
Curran Split Neck Blouse by Pixley

This blouse seemed meant to be since we share the name “Curran,” although mine is spelled with an “e.” In her note, Cindy said that she had noticed lots of polka dots on my Pinterest board and thought that I would like it. She was right! I love the classic color (navy) and pattern. I tried it on with some jeans, since that’s what I wear most often, but it would go well with other things, too. The earrings I happened to be wearing went well with it, too. It’s a keeper!

Sharipova Lace Back Top by Market & Spruce ($58)
Sharipova Lace Back Top by Market & Spruce
Sharipova Lace Back Top by Market & Spruce

When I first pulled this top out, I thought it was really cute and unique. It’s a pretty light pink, and I would describe the front fabric as poplin. Then the back has a really pretty lace that I bet would be good for air-circulation on hot summer days. I think it runs a little small. I tried to get a good picture of the back of it, but it “pulled.” Although I thought it was really cute, I decided it didn’t fit well enough. It will be returned.

Back detail of Sharipova Lace Back Top
Back detail of Sharipova Lace Back Top
Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau ($58)
Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau
Winston Open Cardigan by Bobeau

Cindy recommended trying this cardigan on with the Sharipova Lace Back Top, so that is what is under it. The colors do work well together. I have a few other pink pieces that I bought in previous Fixes that I can wear under it. I really liked this cardigan. It was soft and comfy, and would be great for transitioning in the fall and spring. I tried it on with these cute shoes I got in my June Fix – Mazzota Cut-Out Flats by Nine West in Rose Gold. They go great together! (Don’t mind my goofy tan)

Nine West Mazzota Cut-Out Flats
Nine West Mazzota Cut-Out Flats in Rose Gold

The cardigan is a little wrinkled from its trip in the box, but a quick ironing or steaming would Fix that. I’ve got plans for this little cardigan to take a trip to my closet. (Keeping!)

Bano Lace Knit Top by Loveappella ($54)
Bano Lace Knit Top by Loveappella
Bano Lace Knit Top by Loveappella

In choosing this top, Cindy noted all the feminine pieces and lace I had on my Pinterest board, so I know she’s paying attention to my preferences and styling especially for me. I do like the pretty, bright pink color and lace, and the fabric is soft. However, the fabric is a little too thin and clingy for me to feel my best, so I’m sending it back.

How Stitch Fix Works

In case you are new to Stitch Fix, I want to give you a quick run-down on how it works. You can get an even fuller understanding from reading my previous posts about Stitch Fix, as well as see other things I have received from them.

  • When you set up your account, you will fill out your “Style Profile.” It doesn’t cost anything to do this, so I encourage you to check it out. The Style Profile is how your stylist gets to know you, everything from your sizing to your style preferences. Tip: You are able to include a link to a Pinterest board where you can pin pictures of clothing and accessories, whether from Stitch Fix, or not, for your stylist to study in preparing your Fix. Take advantage of this for the best Fix possible. You are welcome to pin photos from my blog if there is something you’d like to try.
  • When you schedule a Fix, you are charged a $20 Styling Fee. Your stylist will choose five items from among clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry. If there are any categories that you don’t want things from, you can specify that in your Profile. If you keep at least one item, the Styling Fee is deducted from your total.
  • Once you receive your Fix, you have three business days to try everything on and make your decisions. Even if your first impression of something isn’t good, go ahead and try it on. That’s part of the fun, to let your stylist help you get a little out of your comfort zone, and choose things you wouldn’t choose for yourself. I would further advise you to have someone take pictures of you. It has really helped me make decisions and I’ve changed my mind several times because of them. You also have time to “sleep on it,” and make sure of your decisions.
  • Stitch Fix sends a pre-addressed and pre-paid return envelope, so all you have to do is put the unwanted items into it, seal it, and drop it in a mailbox. Extremely fast and easy!!
  • Go on line to your Stitch Fix account to check out. Here each item will be listed and you specify whether you are keeping or returning. There is also a box for you to type notes to your stylist about what you did or didn’t like about it. Please take advantage of this opportunity to give them feedback. It helps you get the best Fixes possible.
  • If you choose to keep all five items, you receive a 25% discount. Sometimes ladies buy all five pieces for the discount and then sell the ones they don’t want in Facebook Stitch Fix groups, so there’s another option.

I hope you’ve had fun peeking at my Stitch Fix! If you’re ready to try it for yourself, I would really appreciate it if you would use one of my affiliate links by clicking on one of the links or banners in this post.

Stitch Fix August



Stitch Fix July 2016

This was a fun Fix! I had a hard time deciding what to keep and changed my mind a few times. Each time you schedule a Stitch Fix you are given the opportunity to write a note to your stylist to tell her what you need, or about any special events you may have coming up. This time I didn’t want to be too specific. Part of the fun is seeing what my stylist would choose for me, so I simply requested cool, easy-care items for summer.

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you schedule a fix through one of them I receive a referral credit. You can, too, just by referring your friends once you’ve established your account.


Benefits of a Personal Stylist

A benefit of having a stylist choose clothing for you is that they will send things that you might not have tried otherwise. In my previous Stitch Fix posts, here and here, you can see that my stylist sent me light pink items. I didn’t have anything that color in my closet because I didn’t think it would look good on me. I’m glad I decided to try blogging about Stitch Fix because by asking my husband or daughter to take pictures of me, I’ve been able to see how the clothes look and that has helped me decide what to keep.  Those photos helped me to see that the light pink worked well with my skin tone. I’ve worn those items a lot and am really enjoying them.

My July Fix

I was thrilled that I had the same stylist, Cindy, and in her note to me she referred to both my blog (she read my blog!) and my Pinterest board. I really appreciated the time she took in preparing my Fix and she did a great job. A “Style Card” accompanies each Fix and gives suggestions for styling each of the pieces.

July 2016 Style Card on Mid-Life Blogger
July 2016 Style Card
First Impressions

We all know how important first impressions are. Stitch Fix does, too, and they take a lot of care in the presentation of their service. When I first opened the box and looked at the edge of the carefully wrapped items (photo at top) my first impression was really good.  All the colors and patterns were “me.” Here is more detail about each of the items Cindy chose for me:

Kate Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Kloth ($88)
Kate Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Kloth on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Kate Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Kloth

I was really excited to try these jeans because the ladies have been raving about them in the Stitch Fix Facebook groups. Although I was in them, this pair was a size 4 and I really need a size 6. I also prefer a higher rise, where these were a little too low for my taste. Otherwise, they fit well and seemed like good quality so I would love to try this brand again sometime. These will be returned in that handy little pre-paid envelope they enclose with every Fix. Verdict: Return

Edmond Henley Knit Top by Pixley ($54)
Edmond Henley Knit Top by Pixley on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Edmond Henley Knit Top by Pixley

I liked most things about this top. I loved the colors and pattern. I loved the soft, buttery feel. The neckline was a little low for my taste but that could be remedied by wearing a camisole underneath. The only reason I may not keep it is that it’s a little too clingy around my mid-section and I’m self-conscious about that area. Verdict: After seeing the photos, the pattern seemed to help conceal my problem area, and that’s my kind of camo! I changed my mind and decided to Keep.

Athenia Button Down Top by Aratta ($37)
Athenia Button Down Top by Aratta on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Athenia Button Down Top by Aratta

My first impression of this top was good. I like plaid and I liked the muted colors. I liked that it could feel quite casual or be dressed up. But when I put it on, the fabric was too thin, and the arm holes were too big. I appreciated the button detail, but they came unbuttoned too easily and gaped a little. I’m disappointed to say it has to go back. Verdict: Return

Rosetta V-Neck Top by 19 Cooper ($58)
Stitch Fix July 2016 on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Rosetta V-Neck Top by 19 Cooper

This was a beautiful bright red top. It’s made of silky smooth rayon. The sleeves have a little elastic to make them 3/4, and there were tiny pleats on the front. Although it felt nice on, it was a little too blousy and I didn’t just love it. Verdict: Return

Tiny Pleat Detail on Mid-Life Blogger
Tiny Pleat Detail
Aribau Twist Neck Halter Blouse by 41Hawthorn ($54)
Aribau Twist Neck Halter Blouse on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Aribau Twist Neck Halter Blouse by 41Hawthorn

I fell in love with this top, although it’s not real practical for me. It feels really nice on and makes me feel about twenty years younger. That’s worth buying right there, even if it just hangs in the closet! I like the classic yet updated black & white pattern and the unique halter-tied neckline. If I keep it I think we’re going to have to book a cruise or a resort vacation, and I’m pretty sure that my hubby will be okay with that. It would be good for date nights closer to home, too, so I’m thinking…Verdict: Keep

Stitch Fix July 2016 Back Detail on Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Back Detail of Aribau Blouse
Checking Out

Now that I’ve made my decisions, all there is to do is go online to my account to “check out,” then I’ll put the returns into the pre-addressed and postage-paid envelope that they provide and drop it into a mailbox.

Your Turn

If you want to get in on the fun, visit Stitch Fix by clicking on one of the banners or links in this post to open your account and fill out your “style profile.” You won’t be charged anything until you schedule a Fix so go ahead and explore.

Stitch Fix currently offers Petite and Maternity, but they are also working to expand their services. Stitch Fix Men will debut Fall 2016.

Stitch Fix July 2016

Stitch Fix June 2016

This is my first Stitch Fix since I started my blog so I get to share it with you right from the beginning. As soon as you schedule your Fix, the anticipation begins, wondering what your stylist is going to send. When the box arrives and you open it, the first thing you see is that your five items are beautifully wrapped.

Beautifully packaged Stitch Fix
Beautifully packaged Stitch Fix

Their presentation makes you feel like you’re getting something really special, and it is, because each item was chosen especially for you. I like the way they are folded and arranged, so that you get an instant preview and can see how everything works together. When I first glanced at the folded items, I was excited.  It looked like my stylist did a good job of paying attention to my preferences as well as the note I’d written when scheduling my Fix.  I’d requested some things that I could wear to church such as dresses, skirts, and dress pants. She sent me one of each, plus a pair of shoes.

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Style Card

Below is the “style card” that they enclose with every Stitch Fix. It shows the pieces included and gives suggestions for how to style them, along with a personal note from your stylist.

Stitch Fix Style Card by Mid-Life Blogger
Stitch Fix Style Card

My Fix arrived a day early, and that was great because my photographer (daughter) wasn’t working and could take some pictures for me.

Toree Maxi Dress by OneMarket on Mid-Life Blogger
Toree Maxi Dress by OneMarket

First, I put on the Toree Maxi Dress by One Market ($88). I really liked the unique print as well as the style and fabric. It was flowy and feminine and would be nice to wear for a variety of occasions. Unfortunately, it’s a medium and too long for me.  I tried it on with some heels and it was still too long.  I’ve read that stylists can sometimes exchange for a  different size, so I may contact her and see if she can get a small, otherwise it will be a return. (Update: Stitch Fix has since started offering exchanges.)

Cindy included some Mazzota Cut-Out Flats by Nine West ($79).

Mazzota Cut-Out Flats on Mid-Life Blogger
Mazzota Cut-Out Flats by Nine West

The color is called Rose Gold. It has a slight metallic shine to it but still seems neutral and wearable with many things.  I think they look especially nice with the light pink tops I’ve gotten from previous Fixes. I’m thinking about keeping them. I thought they were fun.

Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top and Kayla Printed Flare Skirt from Stitch Fix On Mid-Life Blogger
Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top and Kayla Printed Flare Skirt from Stitch Fix

Here I’m trying on the Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top by Laila Jade ($58) with the Kayla Printed Flare Skirt by Margaret M ($64).  My first thought about the top was that I loved the turquoise color. The fabric was lightweight and would work well for three out of four seasons.  I loved wearing it and thought sure I’d keep it, but then when I was looking at the pictures of me wearing it I wasn’t so sure.  The fabric seemed a little too clingy in some shots, and okay in others, so I’m undecided.  I really liked the skirt.  It’s the type of fabric that would travel well and I really liked the geometric print and all the colors in it.

Kayla Printed Flare Skirt on Mid-Life Blogger
Kayla Printed Flare Skirt from Stitch Fix

I also tried the skirt with a chambray top from my closet and I liked that combination pretty well, too.  I’m thinking it’s a keeper.

Then I tried the Dolman Sleeve top with some jeans, and a necklace my husband gave me.  I think I like the top better with jeans, but it’s nice that it matches the skirt, too.

Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top on Mid-Life Blogger
Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top

The Francesca Skinny Pant by Eden Society ($68) (below) just wasn’t for me.  The only thing I really liked about them was the color – navy.  Although they fit pretty well, I didn’t like the fabric or its ribbed texture. I also didn’t like the length and just didn’t feel like they were flattering.  They’re going back.  I tried them on with a top I bought from a previous Stitch Fix and I’m trying to give you a peek at the zippered pocket detail.

Francesca Skinny Pant on Mid-Life Blogger
Francesca Skinny Pant
Verdicts

I think I’ve decided to keep the skirt, top, and shoes. The returns will go into the postage-paid and pre-addressed envelope and it’s ready to drop in the mail. Then I log into my SF account to “check out.”  It’s that easy!

Return Envelope by Mid-Life Blogger
Addressed and Pre-Paid Stitch Fix Return Envelope
Personal Attention

Overall, I think Cindy did a great job. In her note to me she mentioned that she thought the pants would go well with a top I had previously purchased from Stitch Fix. She also mentioned not being able to get a particular dress that I had pinned to my Pinterest board.  Those things tell me that she really put some time and effort into styling for me and I appreciate that.

Your Turn

Wasn’t that fun?  Now it’s your turn. Do you have a special occasion coming up that you would like a new outfit for?  Maybe a vacation, or a wedding.  Maybe you’re getting ready to go off to school or start interviewing for a new job. A Stitch Fix stylist can help you put your best foot forward by selecting some pieces that are appropriate and fashionable.

Gift Certificates

If you need a gift for someone, why not give the gift of a Stitch Fix gift certificate? It’s quick and easy for you, and a fun experience for them. It arrives by e-mail, so you know it’ll arrive in time. In fact, my sister gave me a gift certificate for my birthday last month and I’ll be applying it towards my keepers.


It doesn’t cost anything to visit Stitch Fix to learn more and fill our your profile. When you schedule your first Fix you are charged a $20 styling fee. If you keep at least one item then the styling fee is applied towards the balance.  If you keep all five items then you receive a 25% discount.

Get Your Best Fix

If you’re an existing Stitch Fix customer, then be sure to update your profile periodically to make sure all of your information is current.  At the same time, check your Pinterest board that is linked to your Stitch Fix account and update it as well.  Add some items for the upcoming season or special events you have coming up. Delete items that you no longer need, or make you wonder, “What was I thinking?!”  These tips will ensure the best Fix possible.

If you use one of my links to schedule a Fix by clicking on one of the Stitch Fix links or banners in this post then I’ll earn a $25 referral credit.  Once you join, you can earn it, too, by referring your friends to Stitch Fix.


Stitch Fix June 2016