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Stitch Fix K-Pop Concert Edition

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Stitch Fix K-Pop Concert Edition

As we established in my last post, Stitch Fix BTS Concert Edition my daughter and I are going on a road trip to Hamilton, Ontario to see the sensation sweeping the nation, K-Pop band, BTS, this week. What does a grown woman wear to such an event?  I have no idea, this is why I turned to my stylist at Stitch Fix for help.

BTS Love Yourself

It’s been awhile since I posted a review of one of my Fixes, mostly because I’ve been busy, but also because I had some dud Fixes and was not really excited to share them.  That all changed when Stephanie came into my life.  She is the stylist assigned to my case after I had two 0 for 5 fixes in a row, and she is amazing.  So when I put out the bat signal for help with what to wear to this concert, I was fairly confident she would know what to do. Like any great super-hero, she came through in a crisis.  Let’s take a look at the outfit she put together.

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BTS Concert Outfit

Let’s start with the jacket because it is amazing.  The front is a butter-soft leather, but what you can’t see is that the back is a light weight stretchy material so it molds to your body and moves with you.  I didn’t think Stitch Fix could send a cuter jacket than the one in Piper’s fix.  I might have been wrong.

Let’s talk about this blouse.  That color, Gorgeous!  I am a total sucker for rich burgundy tones so this one made my heart sing.  The cut is perfect, the cute side-tie keeps it from being too long and looking like a smock. It also allows you to leave it un-tucked, because frankly who wants to deal with a tucked=in shirt at a concert? No-one, that’s who.

The jeans fit perfectly and have a dark rinse color that goes with everything.  They are also a great length, so often skinny jeans are either too short, and your ankles are exposed, or too long and you have a big puddle of fabric around your ankles.  Finally, I am not really a jewelry person, but this necklace adds that little bit of flair that makes this an outfit.  I love it.

The other awesome top she sent for my consideration was this beautiful cobalt blue, crochet detail blouse. I don’t think the neckline of this one goes as well with the jacket as the other top, but otherwise, I really like everything about it.

Stitch Fix Cobalt Blue Blouse

What a great color.  Oddly enough this is not a color I wear a lot, but whenever I do people compliment me on it, which I of course respond awkwardly to because, as we have established, I got no style game.  In fact, I wore this blouse to work yesterday and 3 people commented on the color, so there you go, another win.

What’s Stitch Fix and how can I get some?

Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you clothing based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and 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.  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. Yep, honest to goodness free money.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

After you use that link and set up your profile, click on over to some of these Stitch Fix Reviews to see what you are in store for. Back To School Stitch FixTeen Stitch FixJuly Stitch Fix Review, and May Stitch Fix Review.

Until next time, Tara (aka Dazey)

BTS K-Pop concert

Apparently this is a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Stitch Fix BTS Concert Edition

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Stitch Fix BTS Concert Edition

Ever heard of the band BTS? No? You must be over 21, because apparently everyone under that age has.  I am told they are the most popular band, IN THE WORLD, by my 15 year-old daughter and we are going to see them in concert this week.  She is beyond excited, and requested her Stitch Fix stylist create a look for her to wear.

BTS concert 2018

BTS is a K-Pop band that Piper has been obsessed with for quite a while now. When their North American tour tickets when on sale she sat at the computer furiously pressing refresh trying to get tickets. When the Chicago tickets sold out, she switched her focus to Hamilton, Ontario and scored two tickets.  She has been working off the cost all summer.

With the concert date rapidly approaching she requested a special BTS Fix for the occasion.  Let’s take a look at what she got. Here is look #1.

BTS concert stitch fix

These soft stretchy jeans are the staple of this Fix. They are a dark finish with a frayed hem.  A great basic, that fit well and are actually pretty reasonably priced.

The cold-shoulder shirt is perfect for a concert.  It is loose fitting, slightly low-cut, with 3/4 sleeves that expose the shoulders.  The fabric is soft, stretchy and lightweight. Really Nice.

Finally, this flannel cardigan is just cool.  It is duster length, has a frayed edge and a cute, lace-up detail on the back.

The box also included this blue chambray shirt.  It fit well, but didn’t really bring much to the party in terms of excitement.

Finally, the best (and most expensive) piece was this plum-colored denim moto jacket by Liverpool.  Oh my goodness, is it gorgeous.  This jacket is definitely the superstar of the box.

Stitch Fix Liverpool Moto jacketBTS concert outfit

So which outfit is she going to wear?  Well, she is determined to wear her BTS Love Yourself T-shirt, so it looks like the jeans and the denim jacket are the winner, although that flannel duster is pretty sweet.

Since she only has a $100 budget, we negotiated a deal for shared custody of the denim jacket.  I paid half of the jacket cost, she had a credit on her account which allowed her to purchase the jeans and the flannel.   The two shirts went back.

I also requested a BTS Fix and my new stylist, Stephanie, knocked it out of the park.  I will post on that later, but let’s just say if Stephanie lived close to me we would be best friends and I would be broke. Stylish AF, but also broke.

What’s Stitch Fix and how can I get some?

Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you clothing based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and 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.  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. Yep, honest to goodness free money.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

After you have used the link above to set up your Stitch Fix profile, check back to see the amazing outfit Stephanie put together for my BTS Concert Stitch Fix.

Ciao for now,

Tara (aka Dazey)

 

 

 

Teen Stitch Fix Review- Back to School

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Teen Stitch Fix Review- Back to School

It’s August and almost time for back to school. Remember when back to school meant buying sweaters, corduroys and Trapper Keepers? No?  Possibly I am dating myself.  Well now the kids head back to school in the Summer rather than the Fall and dressing for the occasion can be a little tricky.  This is where Teen Stitch Fix comes to the rescue.

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If you are new to the Mayhem (first of all, welcome) here are some links to my earlier posts about Stitch Fix  July Stitch Fix Review and June Fix Review .  This post is about my daughter’s latest Fix, you can read about her experience here Stitch Fix Teen Edition

What’s the deal with this Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is a subscription styling service, that, for a reasonable fee, sends you clothing based on a profile you create.  Purchase an item and 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.  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. Yep, honest to goodness free money.

Stitch Fix Referral Link for $25 credit

Let’s get to Piper’s back to school Fix because it was stellar.  Her stylist this time was, Wendy and she really set her up with some nice stuff.  First out of the box was this super cute, soft and lightweight plaid shirt and snappy shorts.

 

She paired these two items with a white tank top for a very stylish, potential first day of school look.  The shorts were also part of the this Fix they are navy blue, have an elastic waist and lace trim at the leg.  The fabric is a poly blend and nice enough to dress up or down depending on the circumstance. It’s a very all-American look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fun, silver tassel necklace completed the look

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Next out of the box was this cute, black knit dress.  Since dress code at Piper’s school requires shoulders to be covered, this dress will work as a nice layering piece either under the flannel shirt in this fix or the jean jacket from her denim jacket from her May Teen Stitch Fix.

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Finally, this sweater is the perfect layering piece to go from Summer to Fall.

Honey Punch sweater stitch fix

stitch fix sweaterSo cute.  This lightweight dove gray duster, has white stripes.  It is a great anchor piece that she can wear with over jeans, leggings or a dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be clear, this furball did not come with the Stitch Fix, he just wanted to be part of the photo shoot.  This is Percy, Piper’s cat. He showed up unannounced on our porch one day and is now one of the feline members of our family.

This was definitely a 5 for 5 Fix, but what was the financial damage?  Actually, not bad.  As those of you who have read these posts know, I give her a budget of $100, anything over that she has to pay for herself.  The total cost of this Fix was $196, with the 25% discount for buying all 5 items, and the styling fee credit of $20, the final cost was $127.  This meant she only had to work a few hours at my office and she had 3 new cute outfits to head back to school in.

I hope you enjoyed this Stitch Fix Review, if you would like to give it a try for yourself, click through the referral link above and set up your profile.  When you are ready to schedule your first Fix, you will have a $25 credit on your account.

 

 

Stitch Fix Review-July 2018

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Stitch Fix Review-July 2018

It’s a great feeling to come home and see your new Stitch Fix box sitting on the porch.  Especially when you forgot it was coming.  Bonus!! This is my fourth installment of five wardrobe items, specifically  chosen just for me and delivered to my door.  Let’s see what I got.

stitch fix box front porch

If you are new to the Mayhem (first of all, welcome) here are some links to my earlier posts about Stitch Fix June Fix Review  and May Fix Review .  My daughter also loves this service, you can read about her experience here Stitch Fix Teen Edition

What’s the deal with 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

Since my Fixes have been so on point, I requested more of the same.  Unfortunately, I don’t think I was truly in the mood for “the same” when I opened this box.  On first glance, I saw a sweater, some tops and a dress.  My immediate impression was that I  loved the dress, disliked the sweater and was unmoved by the tops.

The first piece was this really comfy knit top. It fit really well, often these kinds of cross-front tops need to be pinned, but this was perfect.  The fabric was light and stretchy, and it was super comfortable.  The price was a little high for what it was, but it’s a great piece.

Stitch Fix Review knit top

Stitch Fix Review aussiedoodle

Not a great photo of the top, but isn’t Odin the cutest?

Next was this striped skirt. Even though I have fairly narrow hips, the white vertical stripe managed to find it’s way to the widest part of my body.  It’s a nice skirt, light weight, fully lined; but, it is the rare body type that can pull off bold horizontal stripes. I know that vertical side stripe is designed to minimize the width, but it is not fooling anyone.

Stitch Fix blue white stripe skirt

Stitch Fix navy blue white skirt

I love sweaters, even in the summer.  The day I opened this box it was 95 degrees out with 10,000% humidity, probably not the best day to judge a sweater.  So this sweater started out in a hole, the color did not help it at all, and it totally gave off a dowdy vibe. Strike Three.

Stitch Fix gray cardigan

Stitch Fix Cardigan and Corgi

The cardigan is not awesome, but Winston the Corgi has awesome on lock down!

The one piece in the box I was sure I would not like turned out to be the one piece I actually loved.  This top looked gigantic when I held it up, but when I put it on I was pleasantly surprised.  The only issue I had with it was the length in the back, it gave it an art smock feel that I did not think would work well in the office.

Stitch Fix white blouse

Stitch Fix white blouse

I saved the dress for last because just coming out of the box this thing made my heart sing.  It’s a gorgeous navy blue, stretchy fabric, v-neckline (my personal fave) and be still my heart, POCKETS!  I was smitten.

Stitch Fix Navy Dress

Stitch Fix Review Navy Blue Dress

Unfortunately that style came at the cost of breathing.  You see this dress hit me in the widest part of my rib cage, and even though it was stretchy, there was not enough give to make comfortable breathing possible.  Also, because it has a full skirt and is high-waisted, if you could see me from the side it has a tenting effect that makes me look like I am trying to hide a pregnancy.  Heartbreaking.

So the big question, how much, right? It’s actually the lowest price Fix yet.  With the buy it all discount, and my Style Pass (more about that in a future post, it is tres exciting) my total would be $122.00

Stitch Fix Review invoice

The Final Verdict….

But alas, I just really wasn’t into any of these items.  I went back and forth trying to convince myself to keep the white blouse and the navy top, but in the end I realized I have a lot of white tops, and this one was not really office appropriate.  The blue top was lovely, but it would have had to get in line because I have several navy blue tops as well.

This is my first time striking out completely, but I’m pretty sure it happens to everyone.  I am actually proud of myself that I resisted the urge to hang on to items I probably wouldn’t have worn much.  Can’t wait to get my Fix on next month.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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