Stitch Fix

December Stitch Fix Review

I am so excited to be a part of the Stitch Fix family again! I started with Stitch Fix a few years ago. As a matter of fact, I think they were pretty new at that point. I took a short break, but decided to sign back up and received my first stash of Stitch Fix goods a few days ago!

How it Works

If you have never heard of Stitch Fix, or aren’t sure what they do, here is the down and dirty…

Having Stitch Fix is like having a personal stylist. Once your account is created, you fill out a profile so your stylist knows your sizes and what you like. You can also add links to your social profiles and Pinterest to give your stylist even more insight. Sign up for reoccurring deliveries (I have them delivered once a month) or request one when you are ready. Your stylist will hand pick items for you, based on your profile, and mail them to you. Keep what you want and return what you don’t want. You also receive a 25% discount if you keep all items!

That’s it! 

Stitch Fix Perks

One of the many things that I love about Stitch Fix is that they send you items that you may not have chosen for yourself. Some times this works out fabulously! Other times, it may be a little too far out of your comfort zone. It’s a good thing that you only keep and pay for the items you like!

Because your stylist not only knows your sizes, but your height, weight and other measurements, they can hand pick items that are certain to fit. When you receive your Fix, it also comes with a note from your stylist, with ideas on how to put the pieces together. It also comes with ‘note cards’ with samples on how to style the items with other pieces you may already have in your closet.

If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix, they have a special offer just for my readers! You can receive your first Fix FREE because they are waiving the $20 styling fee through January! Click here to try Stitch Fix for FREE! 

Now for the fun part! Check out my December Fix below:

Puffer Vest

Marc New York – Pierce Puffer Vest

stitch fix vest

This is an ideal pick for me! I have a few other puffer vests, but only in neutral colors.  I never would have picked a pink one for myself, but it goes with so many things that I already have in my closet! This one goes into the KEEP pile.

Vigoss – Erika Distressed Skinny Jean

Stitch Fix Jeans

Who doesn’t love distressed skinny jeans?? I already have a few pairs of these in my closet, but I could always use more! These fit so perfectly too, I can’t pass them up.  This one goes into the KEEP pile.

American Able – Vivianna Cut Out Knit Top

Stitch Fix Sweater

This 3/4 sleeve shirt is so cute and comfortable. It has a stylish cut out around the neckline, that is hard to see in the photo. I appreciate that my stylist read my profile because I indicated that I don’t like short-sleeve shirts, due to my body type, but love 3/4 sleeves! This one also goes into the KEEP pile.

Nakamol – Avalon Multi-Strand Beaded Choker

Stitch Fix Necklace

This is the first time that I received jewelry from Stitch Fix and I am so impressed. I have recently decided that I need to incorporate more jewelry into my style, so I am so excited for this piece. This one goes into the KEEP pile.

Kimono

Alice Blue – Hallie Burnout Velvet Kimono

Stitch Fix Kimono

This is definitely not something that I would not have picked for myself. It’s cute, but something that I feel would look better on someone else. I have put it on a few times, and checked my note cards to see how to wear it, but I am still not sure. However, since one of the reasons that I joined Stitch Fix is to get out of my comfort zone, I appreciate this pick. In addition to that, with the 25% off I receive for keeping all items, it’s actually cheaper for me to keep in that return it! It also goes into the KEEP pile.

What you are your thoughts on my Fix? Would you have kept all the items or returned some?

Looking for a last minute gift? Give the gift of fashion with a Stitch Fix Gift Card!

 

Dinner Delivery

Dinner Delivery Service; Helpful? Maybe.

There are so many prepared dinner delivery options these days; Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Plated, Gobble, and Home Chef to name a few.   I was intrigued by the way they worked and if they would actually be good, so I tried a few!  If you are considering enrolling in one of these programs, you may benefit from this article!

Blue Apron

The first program we enrolled in was Blue Apron.  Blue Apron was the cheapest of the 5 mentioned previously, at $35 a dinner for 4 people.  I love the premise of the program, in that all of the ingredients come pre-measured; you only receive the amount of meat, vegetables and spices that you need for the meal, so you aren’t buying too much and freezing it or trying to figure how to work the rest into another meal.  With Blue Apron, however, it took over an hour to prepare each meal.  Some people might find that fun; I am not one of those.  I was getting frustrated with how long I was in the kitchen.

 

In addition, while there were 4 meals to choose from that you wanted delivered during a particular week, it was difficult to find something that my kids would eat.  Either they liked the meat and not the side dish, or vice versa.  At each meal, at least one of them ended up eating cereal. Sometimes it was both of them!

Dinner Delivery

I will state that my husband and I really like the meals!  My husband would usually take the kids portions that they didn’t eat to work the next day, which worked out well for him!  Also, the dishes typically did look like the pictures.  Below you can see the comparison of the Blackened Cajun Catfish that we prepared.  It’s always nice to know that you are getting a true representation of the meal.

Dinner Delivery         Dinner Delivery

Hello Fresh

After a few months of being in the kitchen much too long with Blue Apron, we switched to Hello Fresh.  These meals were quicker to make with fewer ingredients, which I liked a lot.  There were more options to choose from with Hello Fresh, with 6 dinners each week, but again, they weren’t always meals that my kids were eating, and they were back to eating cereal for dinner on a regular basis.

Dinner Delivery

In addition, Hello Fresh does not offer an option for 2 meals a week, so we signed up for 3.  It was also more expensive than Blue Apron, at around $40 a meal.

Plated, Gobble and Home Chef

I, personally, did not try the options below yet.  I did, however, do a price and dinner option comparison based on my family’s needs.  There are additional options with each of these as well.

Plated offers 2 meals for 4 people with 11 meals to choose from.  This is the largest selection of all the services that I looked into.  It was, however, one of the more expensive ones at $48 a dinner.

Gobble offers 3 meals for 4 people with 8 meals to choose from.  These are 3-step recipes at around $48 a dinner.

Home Chef offers 2 meals for 4 people.  I am not sure how many meals you have to choose from because I had to enter shipping information to see that, and I didn’t want to go that far.  They also advertise that they are 30-minute meals. The price point is around $40 a dinner.

For the record, we do not receive any dinner delivery service at this time.  We ‘took a break’, however, I do foresee that we will sign up again.

Hopefully, my experience and research has been helpful.  I am curious to know if any readers have tried dinner delivery services and what your opinions are.  Leave comments below!

My crazy life and why I started this Mom Blog!

How is that 2 children need to be to 10 different activities in 1 week? And rest on the weekend? Forget it! There are at least 3 activities over the weekend!

And that just where the kids need to be; that does not take into account what my husband or I need to do! Some days I feel like Super Woman and get it all done with grace, and still have time to make dinner (MOM WIN!).  Other days I feel like the chaos is going to swallow me whole, which would actually be a relief! But the bottom line is, I wouldn’t change a thing!

As new parents, my husband and I wanted our kids to be involved in sports and activities at a young age for a few reasons:

  • Build social skills
  • Learn responsibility
  • Learn how to be a team player
  • Keep them off the TV and electronics

Eventually, we figured that as they got older, their commitment to being successful in sports and activities would discourage them from participating in activities that would negatively impact their lives.

Instilling this thought process at a young age has guided my children into wanting to be active.  While they certainly enjoy their down time, they thrive on the stimulation that their sports and activities provide.  Their Sports/Activities include: Karate year round (2 times a week), 2 soccer teams that play year round (6 or more times a week), dance year round (2 times a week), church youth group, and that doesn’t include any additional activities like math competitions, seasonal school sports, or just hanging out with friends!

What activities are your kids into?  How often are you ‘The Mommy on the Move’?  I’d love to hear from you!