Friday, November 8, 2013

Stitch Fix #5 Review: Want to See What I Got?

Stitch Fix #5 arrived last week. I had a new stylist this time. Want to see what I got?

Item #1 - Corinna Striped Dolman Top by 41 Hawthorne (pictured above)
Perfect example of what's right about Stitch Fix. I would've never picked this top. I would not have picked the color. I would not have picked the style (dolman sleeves). I would not have picked horizontal stripes. But when my stylist, Jackie, picked it for me, I found a new favorite shirt. Status: Kept.

Item #2 - Ina Boyfriend Jean by Kut from the Kloth (also pictured above)
In my first 4 Fixes, I marked pants as an item I didn't want to receive. I'm 51, and all those stylists over at Stitch Fix look like they're about 12, and I just figured there was no way they'd pick pants that would work for me. No matter how many times I emphasized that I sort of have a "mommy middle," I just didn't think it would compute. However, I don't really need another maxi skirt or dress, so I figured, "Why not give them the option of sending pants?" 

To my shock and amazement, Jackie sent the perfect pair of jeans

Still learning how to cuff these. I love them with my comfy Toms.
Now here's where I kind of hop on the crazy train. I actually considered sending these back because they were a little pricey and. . . here it comes. . . "What if I lose weight?" I momentarily lost my mind. Then I remembered, "I buy for the body I have today." Seriously, if I drop twenty pounds, I'll throw a party, and Mike can buy me a new pair of jeans to celebrate! Status: Kept and worn about 4 times already.

Here's a photo of my new jeans and shirt in action. You know, Stitch Fix in real life. Now remember, my kids are homeschooled. Translation: I have them with me 24/7. If this was how you had to do your grocery shopping, wouldn't you want to at least have a cute casual outfit to wear? I thought so. (Dont' forget, there's one more. He's taking the photo with my phone.)

A fellow shopper walked by and asked, "Is school out today or something?" 

"They're homeschooled."

The raised eyebrows said it all.

Stitch Fix is so much easier than trying to go clothes shopping my unruly mob.

Item #3: Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan by Mak (pictured above) 
I was so tickled to see this in my box. I'm pretty sure that Jackie looked at my Pinterest board because I made it awfully clear that I wanted a mustard cardigan. This one was a smidge too tight, and since I'm "buying for the body I have today". . . Status: Sent Back.

Very cool necklace passed down to me from my sweet mother in law
Item #4 - Annika Drape-Front Layered Knit Shirt by Colorworks (pictured above).
I mentioned on Pinterest that I love winter white. Status: Kept.

Item #5 - Anastasia Confetti Lines Wrap Scarf by 41 Hawthorne (no photo).
Too big, too bulky, too itchy, already pilling a little. Status: Sent Back

I was really pleased with this Fix. Except for the scarf, I loved every piece. And I was secretly grateful that only 3 of the 5 pieces worked. I was able to buy the three things I loved with my referral credit and change. 

If Stitch Fix sounds good to you, head on over, sign up, and fill out your style profile. There's no obligation to buy, no contract, no monthly shipments (unless you request them). You'll be put on a waiting list where you'll wait for an invitation to schedule your first Fix. Then, you might have to wait a little longer, because the next available date for a Fix might be a month or two away. Signing up and filling out your style profile today gets the ball rolling.

Any Toms fans out there? Here's a tip. Toms' youth sizes fit many adults. I wear a women's 7 1/2 in Toms or a youth 5. The youth sizes are less expensive and have a more substantial sole. I've bought Toms in both women's and youth sizes and I like my youth Toms better.  Here's a link to that will give you $20 off your first purchase.

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I was not paid for this review. I purchase clothes from Stitch Fix with my own money and with referral credit earned when readers join Stitch Fix through links in this post. When you buy your first Fix, Stitch Fix will give you a referral link to share with your friends. The Toms link gets me a little referral love as well. Thanks!


  1. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! I agree, Stitch Fix is so much fun, especially for a Stay at Home Mom like me. It's such a fun little pick me up. =) They have offered to send me a replacement box next week, a whole 3 weeks earlier than I should have received it! Great customer service.

    By the way, I love your first outfit with the Toms. It makes me want to buy a pair!

    I've been enjoying reading some of your other blog entries. I recently read one that really made me think (about Christian parenting)....and I'm surprised you get weird looks about homeschooling. I thought it was becoming so much more common.

    1. Thank YOU for hopping over here to respond to my comment. I hope your replacement box is amazing. In my experience, if you let them know that a box was a total DUD, they try really hard to make it right! Can't wait to see photos!

  2. Checking this out!! Thanks for the tip!!

    Blessings, Ashley

  3. I'm sorry.. did you say 51? As in years? As in 51 years old? Because I think I need to see some id. Wow. Woman, if I look as good at 51 as you do, I will be a happy happy lady. Cute stuff! I just got my first fix on Nov 1 and I'm a bit obsessed, which is how I found your blog. I love the stuff you chose! How fun!

    1. Sweet, sweet comment. Glad to meet someone else obsessed with Stitch Fix. It's incredibly fun!

  4. Dana you are not 51. If I had to guess your age I'd guess 35. What's your secret?


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