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These last couple of months have been somewhat of a blur. I know each year comes and goes with fervor, but there have been some pretty big life moments all happening within a short time and it’s easy to get caught up in all of it. Thankfully, though, it appears as life is beginning to plateau, calm, and come together.
In the mix of it all it’s so easy for me to be swept up and lose myself. However, it’s in those moments that I take time to check in and make myself the priority. Sure, my self-care can look like a quiet moment in the bathtub with a glass of white wine and Downton Abbey or a new haircut that can set me back a few bucks. No matter the cost, in the end I believe each penny is well spent if it means I’m feeling confident and restored. One way I like to carve in a little #treatyoself time is with Stitch Fix, a personal styling service that sends 5 high quality pieces straight to my doorstep.
Let’s see what arrived in this month’s fix!
Market & Spruce Pullover | Keep
I love a good stripe and I equally loved that my stylist included this Aubree Elbow Patch Pullover from Market & Spruce in this month’s fix. M&S is another brand I’ve purchased from in previous fixes and I love, even years later, that they’re still creating pieces I can’t seem to live without.
The elbow patch is a cute detail, but what sold me was the overall quality and fit of the sweater. It’s quite possibly the softest material I’ve ever felt and I like that it doesn’t fit too long or bulky. Although my stylist stuck to my style profile in sending me XL or XXL pieces, it felt good to purchase this pullover, but request it in a smaller size.
A newer feature that Stitch Fix provides is a super easy and convenient way to to exchange for a different size. Simply make your purchases like normal at checkout, but request a different size (if it is in stock). I loved the fit and style of this M&S pullover, but the arms were a little too long, so I purchased it and requested a size down. I throw what I received in my fix, along with the other pieces I’m not buying, and ship it back using their prepaid shipping envelope! Within a few days I’ll receive my order!
Madewell Jeans | Keep
I was both equally excited and nervous to see Madewell in this fix because on one hand I’ve always adored Madewell’s clothes, but the major downside is that anytime I tried them on in-store, they never seemed to fit. So, I’ve maintained the mentality that they weren’t very size inclusive. Well, today my mind was 100% changed!
These jeans have instantly become my favorite pair! Just from their feel I can tell they’re high quality with a little bit of stretch. In wearing them back-to-back for two days they never stretched out or became baggy, which is an amazing feature to have in a pair of jeans! Another great feature is the high rise fit! It’s extremely comfortable and makes me feel all tucked in.
Daniel Rainn Blouse | Keep
As a teacher I am always in need of a lightweight blouse that can easily be worn for work during the week and casually over the weekend. This Quin Keyhole Crochet Top from Daniel Rainn was another keeper in this month’s fix. The crochet detailing in the front and back was a cute addition to the little keyhole around the neckline. Having a larger bust, this top makes me feel comfortable and doesn’t pinch or risk showing off too much. Due to my tattoos, I would pair this top with a cardigan or jacket for work but wear it casually over the weekend. I also love that I can update my white shirts and tops with pieces that are a little more detailed than a plain white tee.
Madewell Cardigan | Return
As I write this I’m actually having a little bit of buyers remorse in that I decided to send this piece back. The more I think about it the more I actually did really love this blush colored Madewell Millie Two-Pocket Cardigan. Originally when I tried it on, I felt the material was a little too itchy. However, when I tried it on again for these photos I realized that it wasn’t as irritable as I originally thought. Nonetheless, the cardigan itself fit a little too large so I would definitely choose to size down by at least 1-2 sizes. I like my open cardigans to be a little more fitted.
Again, Madewell has made me a believer in their size inclusiveness and kudos to Stitch Fix for providing customers with such wonderful and high quality brands! Although I didn’t decide to keep this cardigan, my eye is now out to find it again in a future fix.
Marc New York | Return
When I requested this fix it was intended to be for our upcoming trip to Salem where I knew the weather would be chillier and rainy. My note to my stylist was to include a vest in a navy blue color that would be both stylish and easily layerable. Well, she definitely hit the mark with this Skien Quilted Puffer Vest!
As you can see it’s absolutely perfect and exactly what I asked for. My original thought was moreso in a cargo vest, but when I received this puffer vest I really had to consider whether or not I should keep it. It fit perfectly, was a style of jacket I didn’t already own, and would be ideal for traveling with. However, since I wouldn’t need it full-time living here in Southern California (it doesn’t get that cold here), I decided to send it back.
So, what is so great about Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix first began as a skeptical leap of style faith for me. 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 5 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 and kids line. This just proves to me that Stitch Fix has a finger on the pulse of the latest trends, but also keeps the needs of their customers in mind. I can only imaging how they’ll grow and expand in the future!
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, while giving YOU $25 to cover your own styling fee! Once you create a free 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 enjoy the little things like a new top or pair of jeans, so thank you!