Thursday, April 2, 2015

My First Stitch Fix

Hello All!

It's been a long time since I last posted to this blog but I figured I would revive it to tell everyone about my first Stitch Fix experience.  If you don't know what Stitch Fix is, here is the cliff notes version:

What is it?
Stitch Fix is a company teamed with personal stylists that will pick out 5 items based on your preferences and ship directly to you.  Keep what you want and send what you don't want back. You also choose the frequency at which you want to get these shipments - every 2 to 3 weeks, once a month, every other month, or every three months.  You can change the frequency whenever you want to.


  • The cost of each box is $20 (a styling fee).  
  • If you choose to keep items from the shipment, that initial $20 goes towards your purchases.  If you purchase all 5 items, you get 25% off the entire order.
  • If you don't like anything, you are out the $20.  

  • Process?
    You will fill out your style profile such as your size, budget, how you prefer to wear your clothes, etc.  Then they will give you examples of outfits and you rate how much you like them.  At the end you can write a note to your stylist giving them more info on your style preferences or anything specific you'd like.  

    When they send out your shipment, you will get notification.

    My Experience
    Filling out the profile was fun and took me about 10-15 minutes.  Once I got notice of my shipment, I cheated and looked ahead of time on what I was getting (look for how under Tips).  If you are wondering if I was that child who tried to find their Christmas presents before are correct.  I must say after my online research, my initial impression at all the pieces was pretty disappointing.  I really didn't like anything and was pretty sure everything was getting shipped back.  However, when I saw everything in person, it was a completely different story.  I actually ended up really liking everything!  So this is what I got:

    1.  Kaitland Spade Charm Long Necklace 
    I don't have many long necklaces and I loved the color and style.  KEEP!

    2.  Brixon Ivy Fallon Mixed Print Sleeveless Blouse
    Love the pattern and it's totally my style.  KEEP!

    3.  Elaine 3/4 Sleeve Pleat Waist Dress
    I loved the color (especially with Spring coming).  The material was nice and soft plus it had pockets!  Unfortunately, the fit of the dress was odd.  It was too tight in the chest area which is an amazing feat considering I don't have one!  So sadly, I had to ship back.  RETURNED.

    4.  Skies are Blue Elsa Split Neck Top
    I liked it but not enough to keep it.  Also, it was a very similar style to #2.  RETURNED.

    5.  Just Black Banks Skinny Jean
    I'm super short and the length of the jeans was perfect!  That's why I was sad when they didn't fit:(  They were too tight in the stomach and a little too high waisted for my taste.  RETURNED.

    The shipment came with a prepaid postage bag that I threw the 3 items I didn't want and USPS picked it up at my office.  Super easy!

    Also, included in the shipment was a personalized note from my stylist letting me know why she picked the items she did for me and when and how I might wear them.  It was attached to individual cards that gives you ideas on how to wear as well.

    I must admit I was super skeptical when I signed up because I am very picky about my clothes.  I told myself I would give it a few tries before completely writing off.  All in all I was very pleasantly surprised with my first Stitch Fix experience! .  I have my next box coming in 2-3 weeks!

    1.  See what's in your shipment before you receive it.
    Once you get a shipment notification, go into your account and "Check Out".  There it will list out what they sent you.  Do a google search and hopefully someone has posted a picture of it.  **Keep in mind that you may be receiving a different color or slightly different style.  Also, some of the things may look better in person!**

    2.  Set reasonable expectations.
    If I like 1-2 items out of a shipment, then I consider it a success.  If you have expect to love everything you might be disappointed.

    3.  Use Pinterest!
    Set up a style board on Pinterest and pin anything and everything you like.  The more you pin, the more examples your stylist will have and get to know your style.  In your style profile, you can include a link to your board.  Who's not on Pinterest?!  If you can believe it, I know quite a few people who aren't.  (You know who you are...)

    4.  Be specific!
    When you send notes to the stylist, be very specific in what you are looking for.  My first note to the stylist is that I didn't want anything too form fitting because I've had two kids and avoid showing off my muffin top!  I also let her know I was headed to Vegas in May and going to a friend's wedding reception in April. 

    For Stitch Fix #2, I specifically asked for boyfriend jeans and a blazer.  I also said that I could never have too much navy blue and if they were going to send any prints, to send a print that was only in two colors.  We'll see what they come up with!

    Hopefully, this post gave you a quick overview on how Stitch Fix works and my first experience with it!  It's definitely lots of fun:)  If you want to sign up, use my referral link @


    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    It's Almost Time To Go. But First, Let's Remember What We Did Today!

    It's been a loooong time since my last post. What can I say? I've been lazy!

    Last month, PJ stayed home one Monday to watch BAR & BKB. He sent the cutest email about their day that I wanted to share. Obviously, those two kiddos are two of my most favorite things:) His email is below:

    We watched the trash truck pick up all the trash...

    We played drums...

    We watched the trippy parts of Yo Gabba Gabba...

    We walked the dog...

    We played with sidewalk chalk...

    We both sat on the potty (pictures are not suitable for work (or this blog), and Brooks took everything off)...

    And we ended the day with a nice kiss by the water...

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Sleeping Beauty

    Now that I'm a mom, I've realized that importance of sleep. Even though baby boy is sleeping through the night, he still likes to get up early. For some reason, babies don't seem to know when it's the weekend...what's up with that? For those moments when I am able to nap during the day when he does, I snuggle up with my best friend, my silk satin sleeping mask from Mary Green (sorry, Peej). It is a lifesaver and a little peice of heaven!

    Friday, April 8, 2011


    Clearly, I love South Moon Under and jewelry. On the same trip I purchased my mug (see yesterday's post), I also bought this cute bauble necklace. What's even better is that it was inexpensive - my favorite kind of jewelry! (Well, when I'm buying. If PJ's buying, it better be expensive!). I bought the periwinkle since it matches moer of my wardrobe but the turquoise and orange is perfect for spring/summer. Now all we need is for the weather to warm up!

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Mug Shots

    It's been a while since I've posted anything but I have been pretty busy with the usual day-to-day. So busy, in fact, that I haven't even really had time to do my favorite! Yesterday I was meeting some friends for dinner and decided to pop into one of my favorite stores, South Moon Under. They have great clothes, awesome jewelry & accessories, and fun gifts. I got a little nostalgic when I saw these:

    Naturally, I had to get Little Miss Chatterbox. Just ask PJ how I am when I get on the phone with one of my girlfriends I haven't talked to in forever!

    As we all know, the royal wedding is coming up. U.S. coverage will begin sometime around 5:30am. What better way to celebrate by drinking your morning coffee out of this very appropriate mug: If you're looking for something a little more personalized, South Moon Under also has initial mugs. On my first day at a new job, my friend got me an "H"mug as a "Congrats on your new job" present. I love it and everytime I use it, I think of her:) This is a great gift for a friend or yourself! Why drink out of a boring mug when you can drink out of a fun one? :)

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Initially Speaking...

    I know it's been a while since my last post. Between the holidays and planning Brooks' birthday party, I have been a busy bee. I must have been a very good girl last year because Santa (aka Peej) got me everything on my Christmas list...but really, when does he not? One of my favorite presents is the "little letters necklace" from Alex Woo. Naturally, I got the letter "b" for my boys, Brooks and Bailey. I love my necklace so much and I've gotten so many compliments on it. It's simple enough for me to wear every day and it bears great meaning. Ok, so sometimes I put it on backwards and it ends up becoming a "d" instead, but hey, it just shows the versatility of the necklace;)

    I love all the other designs in her collection of jewelry. They are absolutely adorable. Not only does she have letters and numbers, she also has animals and symbols too. You can buy several pieces and mix & match them together to personalize it just for you. For any guys reading this (which I doubt), it would make a great Valentine's Day or Anniversary present!

    Sporting a "b" for my boy, Brooks!

    Some of my other favorite designs...

    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    Keeping You Warm...Faux Real

    One thing I dont' like about the bitter winter is how cold my ears get. I typically don't wear ear muffs because they usually aren't that cute...until now! I went to find a gift at South Moon Under for a friend and happen to come across these wonderfully stylish (and faux) ear muffs from Laundry by Shelli Segal. They aren't over bulky, the fur doesn't feel too cheap, and it feels like I'm wearing a headband. The best part is that they look more expensive than they actually are. When I looked at the price tag, I was pleasantly surprised to see they were way less than I was expecting. I snatched these up right away and almost wore them out the store!