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Latest Stitch Fix

I haven’t done Stitch Fix lately, but when I saw I had some credit AND they waived the styling fee for one fix, I decided it was time to see what they had for summer. Wow, am I glad! They sent me such fun things!

Since summer is coming, and I’m not feeling especially svelte right now, I requested cool loose summer styles and they did a great job finding things that I like and that feel like thin I would really wear.

Item # 1 is the Janet Bermuda Short by Liverpool.  It is a stretchy pair of denim shorts (shown in all three photos) that I could picture myself wearing tons this summer.The denim has Lycra, and the shorts have a soft wide waistband. Super, super comfy. And of course denim is as versatile and practical as you can get. I am strongly leaning toward keeping these. Actually, I’m wearing them right this second.

Item #2 is the Fun2Fun Clybourn Scoop Neck Top, on the left in the photo collage below.  Loose and comfy, I really liked this top.  The armholes are a little deep.  But Stitch Fix now has a deal where you can exchange clothing for different sizes (when available) and I am considering requesting a smaller size to see if it addresses the armhole problem.  I also wouldn’t mind if it were just a bit less big in the tummy area.




Item #3 is the LeLis Yeaton Cowl Neck Knit Top. It is one of my favorite colors and is I think reasonably flattering. It is also made is a very soft silky knit. The cowl makes the neckline just a little fiddly, and there is also a fairly large vee in the back that I am not super sure about. But I think this top would be nice for summer, and for fall and winter layered under a jacket or cardigan.  It is definitely classy looking enough that you could really dress it up if you wanted to.

Item #4 is the Jella C Lace Bib Top.  It is possibly my favorite top in the batch, as is is feminine and (again) a favorite color for me, and feels more dressed up than a tee while still being very comfy. It does again have some armhole issues, and is NOT available in any other size. But I think I could do 10 minutes of tweaking/tailoring on the sewing machine and make it absolutely perfect.

The fifth item was the Shiraleah Porter Tote, a soft leather bag in taupe. I don’t truly feel like I need another bag, so I am leaning toward returning it. But as usual, there’s a 25% discount if you buy all five items. So if I do decide to keep the other four things it makes zero money sense to return the bag.

What do you think I should keep?  If I kept only two things it would probably be #4 and #1 …but I honestly like #2 and #3 quite well also.

Stitch Fix is a personal shopping service that picks clothing for you based on a questionnaire that you fill out.  You can also share your Pinterest clothing board to give your stylist more ideas of what you like. You can order a fix as often or as infrequently as you like.  Each fix consists of five items for which you pay a styling fee of $20. That $20 styling fee applies toward any item you keep.  Keep what you want, and send whatever you don’t want back in the prepaid envelope that comes right along with your fix. Easy peasy. Click on my referral link to order a ‘fix’ of your own. For extra fun, when you sign up and refer someone else, you’ll get a credit that applies toward your NEXT fix.  What fun!


May Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix came at the perfect time– I had two graduations to attend and hadn’t done a bit of thinking about what to wear.  Here are the things that they sent me.

Blue tank First up is this knit tank top in a fun pattern.  It is nice and loose, with a pretty pattern, and has a lacy inset at the back.  It feels like it will be a wonderful option for a warm summer day. I am a little less than fond of the lace in back where bra straps will show through.  But this top has it only along the top 3 inches or so, so I think it will be OK.

necklaceNext is this necklace.  I think it is really pretty, but it was $28 and it is long and lands low, in an area I don’t really want to accentuate.  So I think I will pass on this one.

Blue topI thought that I liked this blue patterned blouse until I saw it in the picture.  It fits nicely and felt flattering looking in the mirror.  But in this photo and with this skirt I am afraid it looks downright frumpy.  Maybe it would like nicer with a pair of slacks…?  The other issue is that my last Stitch Fix also included a blue patterned blouse, and I don’t think this one is enough different to truly be adding something different to my wardrobe….

Maxi-whiteThen finally here are the biggest winners in the fix– first this maxi skirt.  I am such a sucker for maxis as they are so so comfy and still manage to look nicely dressed up.  Then second was the white top– just a simple t shirt knit, but with a neckline that falls in a flattering way.  And it fills a niche as I don’t really have any white tops.

Of course when I spilled something on the top 30 minutes after putting it on, I remembered why I don’t tend to buy white!  But the spot scrubbed out, and I think the top will be useful with a variety of different outfits.

GirlsFinally, just for fun, here’s a shot of my cute girls.  Can you believe how tall Em is?  Of course she’s got heels on which add to the appearance of height, but she’s a good 5-7 by now, at not even 14.  It will be interesting to see if she gets taller.  Don’t you love the way she combined the polka dot shoes with the hounds-tooth patterned skirt?  Incidentally, that skirt was a Stitch Fix several years ago– she’s gotten more use out of it than I ever did.  🙂

Stitch Fix is a personal shopping service that picks clothing for you based on a questionnaire that you fill out.  You can also share your Pinterest clothing board to give your stylist more ideas of what you like. You can order a fix as often or as infrequently as you like.  Each fix consists of five items for which you pay a styling fee of $20. That $20 styling fee applies toward any item you keep.  Keep what you want, and send whatever you don’t want back in the prepaid envelope that comes right along with your fix. Easy peasy. Click on my referral link to order a ‘fix’ of your own. For extra fun, when you sign up and refer someone else, you’ll get a credit that applies toward your NEXT fix.  What fun!




My latest Stitch Fix

This time around the lovely folks at Stitch Fix sent me quite a few fun contenders!  I’d love to hear what you think I should keep.

First was a pair of black leggings that I didn’t get a picture of.   They would be great with a long tunic-type top.  They’d also be a nice warm layer under a long skirt– something I was actually wishing for just the other day. I may keep them, or I might not.  Still deciding…

Next up is this zigzag patterned top, which I like quite well.  One of my daughters thought it looked fancier than I usually wear, and it is a silky dressy-feeling material.  But I think it would be nice for a lot of occasions and I like that it looks fine with jeans.

blue zigzag

Next comes this floppy navy sweater.  It is heavenly-soft and very nice and warm.  I am not 100% sure about the style but I think it is more flattering than the last sweater in a similar style  that they sent me.  And did I mention?  So soft and warm.  I feel like I am cozying up in a snuggly bathrobe when I am wearing it.  The question is– does it look ok?  Or tent-like?   And if it is tent-like, do I even care… because, hello, cozy!


floppy sweater

Next up is this adorable boho-style top in turquoise and black.  My daughter Emily laughed when she saw this one, and said, ‘Wow, do they ever know what you like!”  It is soft and silky, but just a little less fitted than the blouse higher on the page.  Love, love, love it.
Boho top

To make the turquoise top even more fun, they also sent me a turquoise necklace as my fifth item.  Such fun!

turquoise necklace

So what do you think?  Which items should I keep?

Never even heard of Stitch Fix?  Sitch Fix is a personal shopping service that picks clothing for you based on a questionnaire that you fill out.  You can also share your Pinterest clothing board to give your stylist more ideas of what you like. (Here’s my pinterest clothing board if you’re curious.)
Once you’ve sent them your info, you can order a fix as often or as infrequently as you like.  Each fix consists of five items for which you pay a styling fee of $20. That $20 styling fee applies toward any item you keep.  Items cost on average between $30-$70.  Keep what you want, and send whatever you don’t want back in the prepaid envelope that comes right along with your fix. Easy peasy.
Click on my referral link to order a ‘fix’ of your own. For extra fun, when you sign up and refer someone else, you’ll get a credit that applies toward your NEXT fix.  What fun!

My latest Stitch Fix

Last week I got rather a cute batch of Stitch FixBlue items that I thought you might like to see.  This first item is a silky blue blouse that was quite pretty, but looked a little boxy on me and just didn’t quite feel like my style.  It kinda felt to me like it should be paired up with heels and a business suit which is just not me.


StripesNext up is a black and white striped elbow length top that is actually quite similar to several others that I have.  But the cozy t-shirt fabric and the flattering style won my heart once again.  I know it is something I will wear regularly.


BagThis luscious green bag was another item that was love at first sight for me.  As you can see in the photo, it is actually two bags, with the smaller bag snapping into the larger bag, depending on the size of bag that you feel like carrying around on any given day.  The leather feels beautiful in your hands, and the bag is big enough for travel.


SkirtCardiganThese final two photos actually show two items. First is a maxi skirt in a fun pattern.  I am such a sucker for maxi skirts, as they are some of the comfiest items of clothing that I own and can be dressed up or down, depending on my mood.  I think I have about hit my limit on maxi’s though, and will probably ask them not to send me more after this fix.

SkirtCardigan2Finally there’s this black t-shirt knit cardigan.  It has a fun folded-over neckline that swoops down to form pockets at the  front edges, similar to the turquoise sweater in this fix.  The fabric is stretchy and soft and being black will of course go with lots of different outfits.

I really loved this fix, and ended up keeping everything except for the blue top.  Fun, fun!  Have you tried Stitch Fix? Click here if you’d like to see the other ‘fixes’ I’ve been sent over that past couple years.  And if you’d like to give this service a try, just click on my referral link.

My latest Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix arrived this weekend, and tho I’m not modeling any of this for you, I snapped a quick picture so you could see what I got.

The tank top in the center, though fitting on top ended up being a little small in the hips– very sad since I LOVE the style.  However it looked perfect on my 13 year old daughter Emily, so I think we’ll keep it for her. The striped shirt on the far right was nice and I could imagine wearing it a lot.  But is very similar to a couple other tops I hav, so back it went.

June Stitch Fix

The chevron dress is hands down my favorite piece. Even though I am not at my trimmest these days, it is very flattering and my hubby really loves it. The only down side is that the underneath lining ends just above the knees, which I don’t expecially adore.

The ankle-length boyfriend jeans fit nicely and feel good– I was very surprised to get such a nice fit in jeans, since jeans tend to be so hard!

The coral/navy maxi skirt is lots of fun– it is definitely going to Ethiopia with me, along with several other maxi skirts. Awhile ago a friend (when complimented on how nice she looked in a maxi skirt) said, ‘They’re like sweats without a crotch– they’re so comfy!” I laughed at her description, but it is so true. Maxi skirts look AND feel awesome and they tend to be wrinkle free. Love them. And I think they’ll be especially nice in Ethiopia where we’ll be traveling constantly, AND modesty standards are a little higher than in the US.

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Stitch Fix time again

I have another batch of Stitch Fix goodies to show you today! This batch was really fun. Since people sometimes ask me the exact name of the items I’ve gotten, I thought I’d begin with a shot of the cards that come with each item.

Stitch Fix


It’s kind of neat because each card shows two ways to style each piece that they send.  (I laid the cards over top of each other, so you can’t see all the looks here).  When I decide to keep a piece, I tape the card inside a cupboard door in my bathroom.  That way I can look for ideas for accessories/outfits when I pull something out of my closet to wear.

Then here’s a shot of the note that comes with each fix.  My stylist visited both my blog and my Pinterest style board, and this time she selected items to coordinate with my latest thrift store find (shown here).  How fun is that?  Not every note is QUITE that personalized, but I love that she was thinking of what might work with things I already own.



So here’s the first item– the grey hi-lo t-shirt.  You’ll have to see the bottom edge on the card as my daughter didn’t quite get the whole shirt in this photo.  I wish it was a tad more flowy and loose.  And it is pretty plain without some jazzing up.  But still, I could see myself wearing it often as it is super comfy and very versatile.  However, at $44, I am tempted to look for a similar style elsewhere.


Sam Hi-Lo Tee

Sam Hi-Lo Tee



Next up is the Mark Lace Detail Blouse.  The shoulders are actually a lace insert, which is very pretty, and it doesn’t go so low as to feel bare.   Not completely sure about the style — I like it but wish it was just a little longer.  Another down side is that this top came with a tiny tear down near the hem.  They are offering a replacement to be sent to me, or a 15% off the cost if I keep this one. It’s $34 and I think I could easily fix it.  But like I said, I’m not 100% sure how flattering the style is on me.


Mark Lace Detail Blouse

Mark Lace Detail Blouse

Next up is this navy Kahlo knit top.  It has the same lace detail as a tank top that I got last summer.  I love the turquoise, and the length of the top.  It feels flattering and comfy.  But I am not sure how I feel about it when I see it in the photo. And I am puzzling as to what would be best on the bottom. My daughter said the olive skinnies in the picture are fine with it, but I feel like the bright clear turquoise makes the olive green look boring and muddy.  Blue jeans would be boring with all the blue in the top.  Not sure about black and blue together either. Turquoise skinnies would probably be adorable, but I’m not sure how versatile pants like that would be as a wardrobe piece.  What do you think would be good with the top?


Kahlo knit top


Finally we get to what I feel like are the clear winners– the  Callie Denim Jacket and the Denna Skinny jeans.  The jeans actually are the ones I wore in the last photo too, but I’m happier with the way they look with the grey tee and the denim jacket.  And as for the denim jacket– I do already have one, but this one is very light– almost shirt-weight denim, and has nice trim sleeves that I think is more flattering and better for warmer weather than my old denim jacket.  You can also see in this photo that the grey hi-lo is a good underneath piece.

Callie Denim/ Denna Colored Skinny

Callie Denim Jacket/ Denna Colored Skinnies

In the end, I’m definitely keeping the jacket and the skinny jeans, but I am waffling about all three of the other tops.  Help a girl out– what do you think?



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November Stitch Fix


Chevron skirt and black blouse

I thought I’d share my latest Stitch Fix goodies with you this morning. First up is this black chevron skirt and black short-sleeve blouse. The skirt is pretty, but it was a little short for a maxi on me– it almost felt like petite sizing– and is similar to another skirt that I already own.  The blouse is a nice light-weight under-layer.  As I was putting it on, I was thinking of all sorts of ways it could be useful in my wardrobe, and my daughters thought it was a nice flattering fit.


Dotty blouse

The dotty blouse is one that I would not have looked at twice on a rack.  But I ended up liking it a lot more than I expected.  Looking at the photo, I wish I had not paired it with that scarf.  What kind of jewelry would be good with it instead, do you think?  I have a hard time with accessorizing.



The ‘tablecloth’

 The plaid sweater is absolutely gargantuan.  It made me feel so wide putting it on, and I kept trying to arrange the big floppy collar in a way that didn’t show the inside of the knit.  But it really wouldn’t behave.  My son took one look at it and declared it to be a tablecloth. On the bright side, the bigness of the sweater makes my legs look skinny.

TurquoiseThis turquoise cardigan was one I knew I’d keep the second I pulled it out of the box.  I love the way the collar drapes down and creates pockets at the bottom of the sweater. Besides the turquoise cardigan, I also ended up keeping the black blouse since it was such a nice layering piece, and the dotty blouse because it was different from anything I already have. All in all, it was an interesting batch of clothes.

Stitch FixHere’s my affiliate link if you’d like to try Stitch Fix. It’s a lot of fun to see what the stylists pick for you, and if you give them more info (I shared my pinterest style board) the better your fixes can be. They also have gift cards that would make it a fun Christmas gift.  And if you refer other people to Stitch Fix, you can earn credit to apply toward your fix, which makes it a lot more affordable.

Fall Stitch Fix


Fall Stitch Fix

Just a quick post about my Stitch Fix for this fall. I got two tops, a skirt, a dress and a necklace.  Overall I was kinda disappointed with this fix. Both the skirt and the dress were short and form-fitting– not the best look for me. I think I need to tell them in a note that short skirts are not really my thing.  I also felt like both were very business professional, while I tend to be more casual, flowy and less tailored in my style choices.

Stitch Fix

The pretty porcupine necklace

The necklace was pretty, but every time I moved, the beads seem to want to disarrange themselves and stick out all over like porcupine quills. I could just imagine constantly having to fuss and fix it. Not the best look, and maybe even a bit prickly for unsuspecting babies.  🙂

As for the pretty silky blouse that goes with the skirt and necklace, hubby said it looked nice on me and ALMOST convinced me to keep it. But in the end I passed for the sake of our budget.


This one’s the keeper

The one top that I did end up keeping is tie-dye— something I wouldn’t look twice at in the store. But it is definitely in my color palette, and it is soo comfy. The sleeves look nice either pushed up to the elbow or pulled down to the wrist, which makes it a nice versatile fall piece. And it looks good with a long skirt or a pair of jeans. This is something I’ll wear often this fall, I’m quite sure.

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Stitch Fix #10


I got my latest Stitch Fix in the mail yesterday and I was so thrilled with these items as I pulled them out of the box. There were so many pretty details and colors I love.  Just look at the details on these tops.  So much fun.




I approached this stitch fix with a bit of trepidation, however.  In the juggling act that is my life, I’ve dropped the ball lately in the fitness department. I have only been exercising 1-2 days a week for several months and am not at my trimmest– bah.  I just last week got back to counting calories and exercising more–and hope to be back to a better weight by winter.  I know all that I’ve been doing lately, and am trying to extend myself grace.  But still I’m not loving the way I look, even in these adorable clothes.

1. Kaleidoscope pattern top

This top is cotton and comfy, with a back edge that goes longer than the front, a feature I like.  It felt really nice on, and I thought it was a sure keeper, but looking at the photo I’m not sure.  Does it look old-lady-ish?  Or cute?  The style card suggested that you could wear it with a jeans jacket, which means it could wear it into fall, something that appeals to me.



2. Maxi dress

I LOVED the style of this straight out of the box, including the way it is made to be a little blousy under the bust.  It actually has an inner bodice layer that is shorter than the outer bodice so that the looseness stays.  I wasn’t sure how it would look on me, but I ended up liking it on me way better than I thought I would. My husband absolutely loved it and called it a keeper.  I could picture wearing it out on a date as-is, especially since he likes it so much.  But most of the time I’d probably feel more comfy wearing it with something over top, maybe a v-neck tee so that some of the dress’s stripes show still, or maybe even with a lacy t? A shrug?



3. Stripe tank

This top is one I am absolutely going to keep. It flows nicely, fits great, is bright and cheery, and is very cool for summer.  A sure winner.



4. Beige Cardigan

This soft knit cardigan appealed to me very least of all the items.  But at least one of my teen daughters loved it, so of course that made me doubt my instincts.  It is soft and comfy, but I’m not sure if the looseness is flattering, or just makes me look wider.   It feels like overall in need of a color boost– maybe a turquoise tank top underneath would be better than the peach one I chose to model it with.


Here I experimented with tying the front of it in a knot, to make it feel less wide and boxy.  Again, I’m not sure.


5. White Top

I love, love, love the details  and length of this sweet white top. My husband was less certain and said it made him think of a dutch girl.  It is soft and feminine and I think would be nice and cool to wear in the heat.  Plus the accents are turquoise, my favorite color in the universe.  But it is a little fluffy.  Maybe too young for me?


Overall, I think my Stitch Fix stylist did a great job choosing styles I love.  If I choose to keep all of the pieces, I will get a 25% discount, which basically breaks down to the same as choosing only 4 of the 5 items.  So if I like 4 of them enough to keep, I might as well just buy them all.  And I do have some Stitch Fix credits, which makes it doable.  But I’m still on the fence about 2 (3? 4?) of these items.  I’d love to get your feedback.

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Stitch Fix time again– help?

Thanks to those of you who have been trying Stitch Fix along with me, once again I built up some credits to spend. Yay-thank you!  🙂

My latest fix had some things I adored, and some that seem almost right but have me still guessing.  This bracelet set is absolutely lovely, but at $36 for the set, I just can’t pull the trigger.  I am much more likely to hunt for jewelry at thrift stores, honestly.

Next up is the item is this chevron print maxi skirt.  I adored it the second I saw it. I have two maxi skirts already– one in navy, and one in a tiny brown pinstripe.  Both are so comfy and versatile that I’ve really been wanting another.  And this one is just fabulous.  The pattern is flattering, I think, and I have lots of brown and turquoise in my wardrobe already with which to pair it.  For sure I am keeping this.


The next item is this delicately patterned white sweater.  It is very lightweight and has a pretty nubby feel to it.


I like the way it looks from the front, but the back has some ups and downs and some flaring that I’m not really sure about.  I am pretty sure it makes me look wide in back– what gal wants that?  My husband said something about a peacock’s tail when he saw it.  I already have a similar sweater in cream, but it is slightly heavier weight and won’t be wearable in warmer weather, whereas this one is so light that it could easily be worn longer into warm weather. But, the back?  So not sure.


This next top is in a color that is very flattering to me, and  most of the top is a nice stretchy fabric.  But the panel in front is a woven and tugs across the chest in a less-than-great way.  I want to love it, but because of that odd panel, it’s not the best fit. Also, it’s super see-through.


This last top is nice considering it is a tank top.  It has good coverage in back, and with another tank worn underneath, I think it is fairly modest.  I like the looseness and length, and can picture wearing this at home tons in the summer.  My teen daughters and I both liked the top ‘in person’, but seeing the photo of myself in it, I’m wondering if the large crosswise stripes are widening?  Tempted because I think if I kept it I’d probably wear it often, but not quite sure.  Also, it is $48 which seems insanely spendy for a tank, even if I am buying it with credits.


I’m thinking that I will keep only one thing besides the maxi.

1. Is the tank cute enough to be the second ‘keeper’ despite the price?

2. Should I consider the lightweight white sweater instead?

3. Should I keep only the maxi?

Those are the three options I’m weighing.  Help?