Just because we homeschool doesn’t mean we must dress homely. The solution for me has been stitch fix! Check out my totally honest stitch fix review, and these stitch fix photos will show the hits and misses I’ve received through stitch fix!
I almost broke up with Stitch Fix
Not really, but that was my initial reaction and I’ll explain why.
I got Fix 16 and it was not at all what I was looking for. I asked for things I could wear when I spoke at Teach Them Diligently. What I got wasn’t good for that. I was sorely disappointed because that meant I had to go shopping (an activity in which I have to drag the boys along, often literally kicking, screaming, and throwing around the equivalent of profanity for angry and irritable 7 and 4 year olds then deal with them hiding in clothes racks, fighting with each other in fitting rooms and generally being disagreeable for the next 48 hours).
What did I get that was so far off the mark? Well . . . I got a black blazer and I already had one that wasn’t from Stitch Fix so Tina had no way of knowing. It wasn’t a bad blazer, I just didn’t need one. All the pins I had pinned were colored blazers and I was kind of hoping for a pop of spring time color.
I got a pink sleeveless top that the Russian Circus moved out of! Seriously, the arm holes were large enough for a body builder and I think it was a little too large to be called an oversized top. It was also a bit orangy for me, more of a salmon color than a true pink. When the size issue happens, it helps to remember that the stylists don’t actually have the pieces in front of them to know how the fit/cut/color is.
There was a satin trimmed navy sleeveless top with a cut out in the back. It’s pretty, though I don’t have a lot to wear it with. I kept it, mainly because I don’t like feeling like I’m losing my styling fee. I think it will be good for dinner out and YouTube videos.
A slinky knit skirt with a brocade design. I love brocade, but it has to be the actual fabric, not a printed design. I love the body of a good brocade skirt and had pinned one a long time ago, so Tina was going off that. Since that pin isn’t on my Stitch Fix Style board anymore, she wouldn’t have been able to read that note. Also, the fact she picked it from remembering a long ago pin? That’s why I love having Tina as my stylist.
A sundress that was too short and cut way too low for this mama. The pattern was cute and I do like blue, it just wasn’t a good cut for me.
So why the dramatic initial reaction? When you are all excited for a fix and looking forward to it, it’s like a gut punch to be so disappointed. This initial reaction is why you will often see the “I’m breaking up with Stitch Fix” posts in the buy/sell/trade groups. But seriously? I don’t think those are always a far review of stich fix.
I knew I had forgotten to adjust my typical budget to account for more business wear than casual. And in the course of 16 fixes, 15 of which have been with Tina, this was the first real “dud”. Why would I throw the baby out with the bathwater? I wouldn’t. I just keep on using my Best Stitch Fix Tips and Tina is still my favorite.
Stitch Fix is phenomenal and their customer service reached out after my feedback on the fix. Which led to Fix #17 that you can see in my stitch fix photos below.
Stitch Fix Review of Box #17
I maintain that just because we homeschool, doesn’t mean we need to dress homely. That’s right, the homeschool mom fashion assumption does not have to be a denim jumper! I also admit that we have a designated pajama day every week. It’s Monday. I usually have on workout gear instead of pajamas, but the general idea is the same. It is the only day of the week we don’t leave the house with very rare Saturday exceptions. The EG Facebook community chimed in on their feelings about pajama days. Do you agree?
On the days we are leaving the house, I wear nice, non-workout clothes like these.
The Kaileigh Lou Knit Maxi Dress. Y’all! This dress is incredibly soft. Easy to wash and very flattering in it’s cut. It’s also my most favoritest (I promise I teach grammar better than I write it when discussing clothing) color, purple. The length is a little much for my 5’5.5″ frame, but I just added a little hem knot and it was fine. The way it gathers at the waist is very grecian. It also lends itself to a wide brimmed floppy hat, which is a summer must-have in Georgia. Verdict: Kept
The Kaileigh Maris Romper and Have-A-Heart Lace-Up Ballet Flat. All Frazier jokes aside, this is a cute romper. The pattern was fun and the material was very light and breathable. I’m not a romper person. At all. To the degree that when I came out trying it on, hubby’s response was “I can’t take you seriously in that. Please go change.” And he rarely has a opinion on anything related to fashion. It was hysterical. Also, as pale as my legs are, that’s with a photo shopped tan. I tend to stick to crops and capris and knee length skirts in the summer so as not to blind people with the Casper color of my legs.
The flats. Can we all agree that they are just too cute? Good. They are also comfy. They do run kind of long and have a good bit of give in them, so if you pin them (and you should!), make a note to your stylist to size down a half size from what you normally wear. My feet are wide at the toes so I opted to stuff the toes rather than chance a smaller size. Verdict: Kept both, but the romper went to the clothing swap and found a home where it could be happily worn. Why you ask? Because the last outfit and the 25% buy 5 discount.
Vigoss Bryleigh Distressed Frayed Hem Crop Skinny Jean, Renee C Felicia Side Ruched Knit Top, and the ballet flats again because they are adorable. The jeans are everything I love in a pair of crops. Distressing (but none in spots that are too high up if you know what I mean), great coloring for summer wear, they can be worn longer (ankle length) or cuffed, stretchy for summer lounging, and pockets because I’m a mom and those are a must. Verdict: kept. Obviously. I’m wearing them as I write this.
The top. Let’s discuss my aversion to tropical florals. I love victorian looking florals and the subdued hues they have. It goes well with my INTJ personality. Tropicals are generally too bright for me but since Tina picked this top, I decided to try the frighteningly bright florals. This might be my “Summer 2017” shirt. You know, the one you wear as soon as it comes out of the wash and then wash it as soon as you can get to mount Washmore again? That shirt. So, while I don’t foresee myself running out to get a bunch of wildly colored flowerdy (yes, that’s a word in the South) tops, I do love this one.
All in all, Fix #17 was awesome and I think I have some great choices to up my homescool mom fashion game. Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? You can do that here.
P.S. Stitch Fix gift cards make great Mother’s Day gifts!
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