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 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.

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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.


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