Monthly Archives: June 2018

STITCH FIX-Teen Edition Take 2

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STITCH FIX-Teen Edition Take 2

Since the inaugural mother-daughter Stitch Fix experiment went so swimmingly, we decided to try it again.  For the second time, Piper’s stylist did a great job.  It was one of those fixes where you start rationalizing keeping it all as soon as you open the box.  But, with a budget of $100 decisions will have to be made.

What’s this Stitch Fix thing you keep rambling on about?

If you have no idea what I am talking about,  Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can  get a $25 credit if you use a referral link when you set up your profile.  If you are interested, just follow the link below and fill out your profile.  When you are ready to order your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit waiting for you on your account.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

Let’s take a look at what she got this month.  First, out of the box was this adorable outfit. The Ishya Halter Blouse by Collective Concepts and the Cathleen Crochet Short by La Class. This top is fully lined and the neckline is adjustable with a tie in the back. The shorts have a flat, elastic waistband, stretchy fabric and the scallop hem that is so popular this year.

stitch fix teen halter top

Here’s a close up of the shorts, since the previous pic does not do their cuteness justice.

stitch fix teen lace shorts

Next, was this Liverpool Denim Cross Front Frayed Hem Shirt.  Good news, bad news situation here.  Good news, it’s Liverpool so the quality and style are amazing.  Bad news, the price will make you weep.  Piper loved this shirt from the moment she laid eyes on it, so this will make the final decision tough.

stitch fix liverpool denim shirt

Then there was this Paloma Emboidered Trim Skirt by 41 Hawthorn.  Piper told her stylist she wanted to upgrade her clothes to look a little more put together, this skirt certainly fits that bill.  The fabric is amazing, you would not believe how stretchy and wrinkle resistant it is.  While the skirt is fantastic, it’s not really something she has much cause to wear; and it’s pricey so I’m pretty sure it’s not staying.

stitch fix teen skirt

Finally, these little gems.  The Gorjana Power Gemstone Studs.  So cute, but probably are not in the budget so let’s not get attached to them either.

stitch fix teen blue agate earrings

So what’s the damage? Let’s find out.

stitch fix invoiceI gave her a budget of $100, anything over that she is going to have to earn and/or pay for herself.  She loved the denim shirt, lace shorts and printed top.  She liked the skirt and earrings, but choices have to be made.

Without the discount the three items she wanted were $166. With the discount, $124.  Then deduct the styling fee and you are at either $146 or $104.  With the “buy it all” discount she was really close to budget. Time to make a deal with Mom.

Here’s what happened. First, we listed the skirt and earrings on Facebook trying to sell it on the Stitch Fix forum, no luck.  In the meantime, I tried on the skirt and realized it would work in my wardrobe really well.  Ultimately I bought the skirt, and she agreed to work off the $28 for the earrings, everyone was happy and peace was restored to the kingdom.

So, Teen Fix #2 = success.  If you have a teenage daughter (or son, they do have Fixes for guys) I highly recommend giving Stitch Fix a try, it would make a great back to school gift and possibly spare you the agony of standing outside a dressing room for hours on end at your local Target.

Want to try Stitch Fix?  Here’s how to get a $25 credit on your first Fix, seriously $25, no joke.

If you want to try Stitch Fix, PLEASE use a referral code when you set up your profile. (don’t be a chump like me)  You’ll get a $25 credit towards your first Fix.  You don’t have to use my link, but please use someone’s.  However, if you would like to use mine, I would be thrilled.

Here’s the link Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

You don’t have to order your first Fix right away. You can set up your profile and let them know your preferences and budget.  When you are ready, you’ll schedule your first Fix.  You will also be given your own referral code that you can give to your friends and get a $25 on your account, so please share the love.

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The Stitch Fix Adventure Continues- June’s Fix Conclusion

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So sorry to leave my June Fix unresolved, I know everyone hates a cliffhanger, but thanks for coming back to find out what happened.  If you have no idea what’s going on in this post, you may want to go back and read part one which you can find here Stitch Fix Review- June2018.

We we last met I was trying to decide what to keep from my June Stitch Fix.  To recap, there was a really unique, cute blouse, basic but awesome, overpriced shorts, a great quality, simple sweater, a perfect, except for the straps, black dress; and, Kolten the Liverpool white denim jacket that cost as much as a trip to the grocery store.

stitchfixdenimjacketI had heard rumor of a secret Facebook group where people who bought too much, or conversely couldn’t get enough (or, have a problem) Stitch Fix clothing could buy, sell or trade said items.  So I decided to check it out.  Turns out it’s true, and it’s such a thing that there are actually two groups dedicated to this subject.  I joined both and stalked their pages to get the lay of the land before I jumped in.

I posted my Liverpool jacket on both boards early one morning and waited to see what would happen, the answer, absolutely nothing.  I kept checking the posting and not a thing, no offers or comments, heck I couldn’t even find my listing in the feed.  Disappointed, but undeterred I decided to delete the listing and try again.

So the next morning I did just that.  Within in 2 minutes, I got a message saying SOLD along with an email.  I sent her an invoice through PayPal and she paid almost as quickly. So Kolten has a lovely new home, with an appreciative realtor in Wisconsin who had been requesting a white denim jacket from her stylist to no avail.  And, I got to keep all four of the remaining items.stitch fix liverpool denim jacket

 

 

The final cost tally on this fix was around $135 or about $34 per item which I find to be completely acceptable.  I love the idea of this new resource, plus the people on the boards seem to be very nice and supportive of each other.  I have actually learned a lot of tricks which I will share here in the future.

If you want to check out these Facebook groups here are links to each one. The first is, Stitch Fix B/T/S and Discussion Group and the second is  Stitch Fix Brand B/S/T Discussion

Want to give Stitch Fix a try?  Here’s how to get a $25 credit on your first Fix, seriously $25, no joke.

As always if you want to try Stitch Fix for yourself, please use a referral code when you set up your profile.  You will get a $25 credit towards your first Fix.  You don’t have to use mine, but please use someone’s.  However, if you would like to use mine, I would be thrilled.  Here’s the link Stitch Fix Referral Link

You do not have to order your first Fix right away. You will set up your profile and let them know what you like and your budget.  When you are ready, you can schedule your first Fix.  You will also be given your own referral code that you can give to your friends and share the love.

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Stitch Fix Review- June 2018

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Stitch Fix Review- June 2018

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Before I get to my Stitch Fix review for this month, I want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has liked, commented or emailed me kind words about these reviews.  I view this website as my digital scrapbook, and the idea that other people enjoy reading it brings me enormous joy.  Alright, enough with the mushiness of emotion, let’s talk about my obsession with Stitch Fix.

For those of you have just stumbled onto my site and have no idea what I am talking about,  Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  If you choose to purchase an item, the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can also get a $25 credit if you use a referral link when you set up your profile.  If you are interested in trying this, just follow the link below and fill out your profile.  When you are ready to order your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit waiting for you on your account.

Stitch Fix Referral Link

So let’s get to it, June’s Fix has some great stuff to share.  This month I had the same stylist, Taylor, and she seems to get that I like classic, versatile pieces. I asked her to be on the lookout for shorts, summer sweaters or jackets, a dress or skirt and NO ROMPERS! For the love of all that is good and holy, NO ROMPERS!!! Let’s take a look at what I got.

First up, is this eye-catching blouse and about the most versatile pair of chino shorts one can imagine.  I love both of these pieces, they are exactly what I ask for, however what I did not like were the prices.

stitch fix shorts blouse

Fidella Contrast Trim Blouse and Finnegan Roll Cuff Shorts

The Fidella Contrast Trim Blouse by CeCe Sportswear was $73, and the Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short by Dear John was $58.00. YIKES!!! Unfortunately, I fell in love with the blouse when I took it out of the box, immediately decided it was new best friend and was already imagining all of the adventures we would have before I saw the price.

Having never paid more than $30 for a pair of shorts I was curious as to what $50 shorts felt like.  Well let me tell you, it was enlightening.  First, it has 2 big hook and eye closures and an internal button, fancy, And, the waist band has this stretchy quality I cannot identify, but lays flat and is very comfortable.  Finally, they don’t ride up your backside every time you sit down, so you have to discreetly remove them as you stand.  I’m not sure what kind of witchcraft this is, but I’m smitten.

Next, was a soft as a whisper, light gray sweater called the Rockland Essential Pullover.  It’s basic, a bit boring and absolutely what I love to wear and at $38.00 it was reasonably priced as well.

Stitch Fix Rockland Sweater

Rockland Essential Pullover Sweater by Mix 41 Hawthorn

Then there’s this guy, the Kolten Denim Jacket by Liverpool.  I had never heard of Liverpool until Stitch Fix, and I have to say their quality is fantastic.  However, their prices will make you wince.  This jacket was a whopping $98.  YIKES squared!

Kolten Denim Jacket by Liverpool

So here’s the thing about me and white denim anything, we are not good partners.  You see, I’m a spiller by nature, I also bump into and sit in things without realizing it. White denim is persnickety, and does not cotton to such behavior. It will punish you harshly and expose you to public ridicule for such transgressions. Therefore, Kolten the jacket and I are not destined to be soulmates. But, if I were ever able to love a white denim jacket, he would be the one.

Finally, this little beauty.  The Alena Knit Dress by Kaileigh ($48.00).  Generally, I do not like narrow straps on anything, I have really broad shoulders and I think they make me look like a 1980’s East German weightlifter.  But, somehow I don’t feel that way about this dress, the fabric is so soft, and the length is so perfect I am willing to work with the straps.

Alena Knit Dress by Kaileigh

So what’s the damage, I’m afraid to look.

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Hmmmmm… So what I’m hearing is if I buy them all I will get $80 off? Interesting. That’s basically getting the dress and the sweater for free.  Let the rationalizing begin.

I have heard tell of a Facebook group where you can buy, sell and trade Stitch Fix clothing so I may check that out.  In a perfect world, I would be able to sell the jacket and then keep all the other items and the discount.  I believe a little research is in order, I still have a couple days to decide, I will keep you posted on what I end up doing.

If after reading this post, you think you might like to have your own Stitch Fix adventure, please be sure to use a referral code, even if it isn’t mine.  Don’t be a fool like me and get so excited you go right to the site and sign up. That $25 credit comes in really handy when you are trying to decide what you can afford to keep.  You can click through the link below and set up your profile, but you don’t have to schedule a fix until you are ready.  Have Fun!

Stitch Fix Referral Link

 

 

Stitch Fix Review- May 2018

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Stitch Fix Review- May 2018

I have been told that like fine wine, your Stitch Fix experience is enhanced by age.  I can confirm this to be true.  This was my third Fix and this time, I actually paid attention to the email they send while they are putting together your Fix soliciting input, and gave the stylist some suggestions as to what I would like to see.  I told her no pants, only skirts or dresses, light weight sweaters or tops, please.  Here is what I got.

Before I get ahead of myself if you don’t know, Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you items based on a profile you create.  If you choose to purchase an item, the styling fee ($20) is credited towards your balance. You can also get a $25 credit if you use someone’s referral link when you first set up your account.  Here is my link if you have any interest in trying this for your daughter or yourself. https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/12153084?sod=w&som=c

To recap, in my first Fix, I kept one of five items, on round two I kept two.  Given the trend, you would think I was on pace to get three new pieces, but alas you would be wrong.  Let’s take a look.

First, the Rampart Lightweight Pullover (Absolutely $38.00).  Loved it, kept it. Versatile color, soft, quality finish.   This guy will get a lot of action.

Next up the Clareese Scallop Detail Knit Skirt (41 Hawthorn $64.00).  This skirt is crazy comfortable, the fabric has lots of give, but it is lined and heavy enough that doesn’t get all wrinkly when you sit.  The best feature, in a word, Pockets!!! The price is a little high, but this is easily a year round piece so it too joined my closet.

Third is this Shula Textured Cardigan (Pink Clover $44.00).  I cannot put into words how soft this sweater is, it feels like I am wrapped in a fluffy cloud.  Lightweight but warm, this became my newest weapon in my ongoing war with the air conditioning in my office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, the Callum Tulip Sleeve Blouse (Fun2Fun $38.00). Love the pin dot print, can be worn tucked or un-tucked, looks great alone or under jackets and cardigans.  Winner.  Could we go 5 for 5????

Last, is this guy, the Skylee Knit Dress (Nine Britton $34.00).  I love everything about this dress, color, feel, style, sleeves, my only issue is that it is really short on me.  So short in fact that it makes me a bit self-conscious, but since my discount for purchasing all 5 is $54.50, it would actually cost me $20 if I don’t keep it, so I did.

I think I am going to check out the Facebook group where you can buy, sell and trade Stitch Fix items and see if I can sell or trade this dress for something a little less showy, if you know what I mean 🙂

So here’s the damage. The total bill was $218, but with the buy it all discount and credits for my styling fee and a referral, it ended up being $138.50, or about $27.00 per item.  Not too bad at all.