Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Summertime Stitch Fix

A couple of months ago, I received an email from Stitch Fix and was delighted to discover a promotion for a FREE Fix. Since it had been quite a while since my last Fix, I scheduled one and asked for casual summertime clothes. Just like my first Fix a few years ago, this one arrived in a nice box with the clothes wrapped in tissue paper, the shoes in a nice cloth bag, and the invoice/note and styling suggestions in an envelope. It's so FUN to get pretty packages in the mail!


I actually liked all five items in this Fix, however I ended up sending four of them back for various reasons. I tried on the first three items together - a Papermoon Birch Lace Detail Blouse, Lila Ryan Dorianna Skinny Jeans, and Seychelles Nifty Woven Flat. I really liked the color of the jeans, but I'm not yet at a size that I feel comfortable in skinny jeans. The silver shoes were really cute, unfortunately they fit too tight across the top of my foot.


I think the Papermoon Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse did not work well with my coloring and definitely didn't work with the Dear John Finnegan Printed Cuffed Shorts.


I liked the fit of the shorts and considered keeping them. I tried them out with a couple of other shirt, but couldn't come up with three outfits that worked for me. (My criteria for keeping an idea is that I can combine it with other pieces already in my wardrobe to create at least three distinctly different outfits that I like and are comfortable!)


So, the only I item I kept was the lace detail blouse, which I paired with capris and sandals for a summer night out. I've also worn this blouse with a blue skirt and heels to church, and think it will look great under a denim jacket when the weather turns cooler later this fall.


The great thing about Stitch Fix is that I don't have to go shopping!! Five items are delivered right to my door, with a prepaid return envelope ready for the items I decide not to keep. The $20 styling fee goes toward any items that I purchase.

I'm scheduling another fix next month! Want to join me?

(If you'd like to give Stitch Fix a try and link from my post, I'll earn a $25 credit as part of their referral service! However, I haven't received any incentive from Stitch Fix for this review.)

9 comments:

viviene said...

Oh wow.. that's interesting! I had never heard of this before. I don't think there's anything like it from where I live =D They all look nice on you =)

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Barbara Eads said...

I've signed up for the plus size coming in the spring. They just don't make very many cute clothes for "chubby" girls. I'm anxious to see what they come up with.

Sian said...

I love reading about Stitch Fix, although we don't have it here. It's always a lot of fun seeing what is a keeper and what isn't. I think you made a great choice.

MonicaB said...

I've been getting Stitch Fix for a few month now and I love it. I hate shopping but was sick of my goto clothing of jeans and t-shirts. They usually have a really great selection of clothing.

Karen said...

There's a similar service that a friend of mine used this summer. She was super pleased with what she received, and kept everything they sent her. I love to shop, so I'm not much interested, but I do love what you decided to keep. Your criteria for purchasing something new is a good one.

Cheri said...

I did try stitch fix in the past, but nothing ever fit me right. Now I'm decidedly too fat for their service. But someday, maybe...

Sandra said...

You made a good choice xx

alexa said...

That's an interesting concept and you look great - nice to see so many photos of you! I don't think we have that here, but many shops do offer an online service now.

Missus Wookie said...

I have some friends who enjoy stitch fix. Glad it works for you