Stitch Fix Review #3

This fix I asked for some long sleeve things, and a tan jacket to go with a pair of chocolate brown Ralph Lauren riding boots I have sitting in my closet just waiting to be broken out this fall. Since I recently purged my closet (read about it here), I am down to 30 tops total, both work and casual. Even though I got it down to the bare minimum, I still find myself not wanting to wear what is left in there as I’ve seen it so much. So I’m hoping to find replacement pieces, and get rid of a few more things.

For those of you who don’t know about the magic of Stitch Fix, here is the basic run down. For those who know the drill, skip down to the good stuff!
If you’re interested in trying Stitch Fix, use my referral code and get your $20 style fee waived!

How it works:

1.    Create a FREE style profile at
This is the fun part! It’s simple and doesn’t cost a thing. Just give them an idea of your body type and what you like to wear. Upload links for your Pinterest page to give your stylist some inspiration!
2.    When you are ready, schedule your first fix.
After you complete the profile, you can set up a time to have your fix shipped out. Your personal stylist will hand-pick out 5 items just for you based on what you said in your style profile. There’s a $20 styling fee, which is applied toward whatever you keep from your fix! There’s no monthly subscription fee, and shipping is free both ways!

3.    Try on your hand-picked clothes.
The best part! You can try on your fix clothes with what you already have in your closet and see how things work together. You have 4 business days to try them on and decide what to keep. You can even extend that if you need more time!
4.    Check out online.
You can check out on your computer, or through the handy app. You leave feedback for each item for your stylist and let her know your thoughts so the next fix can be even better. You’ll see the $20 styling fee applied to your items here. If you keep all 5, you get a 25% discount on top of that!
5.    Return what you didn’t love.
Didn’t love all of it? Place any unwanted items into the pre-addressed envelope that came with your fix, and drop it in the mail. It’s that easy (and free)!
6.    Schedule your next fix!

You can schedule you next fix any time. You’re not obligated to have one every month. You can request items for special events like a wedding or vacation, get new things every season, or get them as often as every 2-3 weeks! I personally like to receive mine every 3 weeks, just because it’s something fun to look forward to.

I peeked at this fix before I got it, and at first glance I was disappointed. I thought the jacket Lauren sent me was black, and I thought, “why would she send me a black jacket when I asked for tan?” The closest things I thought I would like were the jeans and the plaid top. But when I got the box, I was more surprised when I put things on than I thought! Shows you really can’t just a book by its cover!

XS Emory Park Cherise Whipstitch Detail Pullover – $46  RETURN

This sweater was so super soft and stretchy, but it was too small for me! Too short in the belly and arms. I’m on the taller end (5’8’’) so sometimes that can be an issue. This was the first XS top that was too short for me. It was also slightly itchy, and I was not a fan of the stitch detail. I did try it on to be a good sport because of how soft it was, but I knew before putting it on it was a no-go.

XS Bagatelle Raychel Faux Leather Moto Jacket – $88  RETURN

Much to my surprise, this jacket was dark green, not black! And I was SOOOO close to keeping it. I put it on and was shocked; I loved it! I even hung it up in my closet and everything. But the more I looked through my closet, the more I thought it would be hard to put with other things. Even though it was pretty neutral, I would still prefer to spend that money on a tan jacket like I wanted. Jake told me I looked like a biker, to which I said “you don’t understand women’s fashion.” But I would also like a jacket that zips down the middle instead of off to the side like this one. It was wonderful quality and fit me like a glove, but after much debating, it had to go back.

Size 2 Level 99 Lilah Distressed Skinny Jeans – $98  KEEP

I think my biggest win with Stitch Fix so far is the pants they’ve sent me. They’re all amazing. I’ve been a big fan of the Liverpool jeans so far, and these Level 99 jeans were no exception. They are so comfortable and fit like they were made for me. I asked for distressed and was glad that these were not over the top distressed. It was the perfect amount for me. I didn’t think I was going to keep them when I peeked because they were so expensive, but once I put them on, I knew I was going to keep them. These are what I consider an investment piece. Nice jeans that will last a long time and are great quality.

XS Laju Omaha Two Pocket Top – $58  RETURN

I has mentioned in my Style Note a couple fixes back that I wanted to try out the plaid trend, but that I’d prefer it was mostly white as I feel too Christmasy with too much red or green. I did really like this top. It had a kind of silky feel, as opposed to traditional fleecy flannel, and was kind of shiny. It fit like a glove and I love the high-low fit. I just didn’t absolutely love it on myself. And if I didn’t love it, I couldn’t justify spending $60 on it. Since I purged my closet of everything I didn’t absolutely LOVE, that’s my new rule of adding anything to it. Do I LOVE this piece? Could I live without it, or would I regret not getting it? This piece, as well as it fit me and I liked the style, did not pass the LOVE test.

XS Fraiche by J Benie Criss-Cross Knit Top – $54  RETURN

I didn’t think I would like this top, but I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. The back of it was very cute. The only reason I didn’t keep it is because I didn’t like the black color block at the top. The material was very soft and comfortable. I could wear it to work or out on a weekend. I love the versatility of it. But the black at the top just killed it for me. I didn’t like how the color stopped at the end of the sleeves, and it just wasn’t my personal style. It was long sleeve and neutral like I asked for, though. Each stitch gets close and closer to my personal style and what I like, which is the best part!
Even though the only keeper from this box was the Level 99 jeans, I think it’s a big win. Writing this post, I’ve had the jeans for 2 weeks now and have already worn them at least 5 times, so that says how much I love them! They were definitely worth the money because they fit like a dream and really look and feel amazing. I hope to get more like them in my next fix. I’ve requested more jeans, perhaps colored ones, and blazers for my next fix. I just got a new job and the style for this office is business casual, with a seeming emphasis on the casual. I’ve only ever seen everyone in jeans, nice shirts, and blazers or sweaters. That’s actually one of my favorite styles, so I’m very excited to experiment and see what kind of outfits I can put together!
What would you have kept?? Let me know below! 
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  • Enjoying a wonderful long weekend trip to Wisconsin visiting Jake’s older brother and enjoying allll the cheese curds 🧀
I’m working on limiting my social media activity and only taking one picture to capture a moment instead of 30 trying to get them perfect. It’s been a nice side effect of minimalism and it’s helping me learn to not be so concerned with what others think, stop playing the comparison game, and live in the moment. I’m much more relaxed and happy without all the unnecessary drama and stress of the world. Definitely recommend trying it out if you struggle with anxiety like I do ❤️
  • I’m not a big selfie person so here’s one with my little ham to make it better while I show you my new hair🤳🏻
. 💇🏻‍♀️ I’ve cut off 8+ inches of my hair since my wedding. This last cut over the weekend was the big finale, an additional 4 inches off. Doing it slowly made it less of a shock and helped me confirm it was really what I wanted. This is the shortest my hair has been since I was 5!! My mom used to cut it and gave me a mullet once sooo I’ve kept it long ever since 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ My sister @juliestanbridge loooves to tell that story to anyone that’ll listen. I was definitely ready for a change and I’m thrilled with this length. .

I’m really enjoying the simplicity of less makeup and less hair care lately 😌 it takes me 15 minutes to wake up and get ready every morning, including making coffee and my lunch! I feel more beautiful in my own skin which has been a life long struggle, laugh lines and all. This simple life is more than I ever expected in so many ways and keeps getting better as I go. How could your life be better with less?
  • Today is a happy excuse to share some wedding photos ❤️ .

I’d be so lost without my mom and sister. I’m so blessed to have such a close relationship with them both. It wasn’t always this way but I’m glad that as I grew up, I realized how much I needed them both. They’re my rocks. .

I’m thankful for my mother-in-law because she’s accepted me wholeheartedly into the family and she raised my amazing husband and taught him how to treat me. Not everyone is so lucky to actually love their in-laws so I really appreciate this and don’t take it for granted!

I’m thankful for my Godmother, Kim, my best friend Courtney’s momma who is literally like a second mom to me and I love her whole family dearly ❤️ they’re a constant blessing. .

And Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there like me who hold their babies in their hearts instead of their arms 👼🏻 You are celebrated today, too! #happymothersday
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I always thought I was disorganized, but the truth is I just had too much stuff. Because let’s be real, if organizing your stuff actually worked, wouldn’t you be done by now?
  • Happy Saturday ❤️ I’ve been super inspired to write lately so I’m working on multiple blog posts. It feels so good to write again.

When I started talking about minimalism instead of fashion, my engagement dropped dramatically. Like, 70% probably. It was pretty upsetting in the beginning, not gonna lie. .

But likes and comments and followers aren’t what matter. The people that followed me before followed me for something I’m not talking about anymore, so that change is really ok with me. I’m appealing to a new audience now and I love that. I want to provide value to you guys, it’s the only thing that motivates me. I don’t post just to post anymore. I just had to realize that the people that are left still want to hear what I have to say, so I keep going for you! Thank you for being here ❤️
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I put up a new blog post today about why I decided to give up on my shopping ban and instead focus on a LOW buy year and not a NO buy year. The main reason is it makes more sense for my life because things have come up and I don’t want to guilt myself into not buying something if it will make my life a bit easier. Minimalism is not about deprivation, it’s about intentionality. You can see the post at via the link in my bio ❤️

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