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.

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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 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.

This post contains affiliate links. If you use one of my links to purchase your first Stitch Fix or a gift certificate then I’ll receive a referral credit. Once you become a Stitch Fix customer you can earn them, too!

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