Working With Style {Stitch Fix and Big Hair Edition}

I feel like the older I get the more into wanting to have style I’ve become. As a teenager, you’d find me wearing jeans and thrifted t-shirts. In college, I added some sweaters to the mix and skirts, but nothing fancy. But now, I want to look good, and I think part of it has to do with my new lifestyle change and losing weight and all that jazz.

Several people I knew got on the Stitch Fix bandwagon and I was reluctant. I worried that it would be too pricey and worried about them fitting my short curvy body. But finally I bit the bullet and went for it, and I couldn’t be happier!

How it works is that you ask to get on board with them as they are in beta phases and about a week or 2 later you get invited to join. You fill out an extensive questionnaire and rate outfits they’ve put together and they get a sense of your style. You also provide measurements as well. This whole process took about 10 minutes. You also let them know what price points you want to stay in. Then you schedule a fix, which costs a $20 styling fee. The cool thing about it is that the $20 goes towards any pieces you keep from the box they send you.

With each piece you get, they attach a card to it with looks on the front and a description of how you can style it on the back.  It’s like you are getting your own personal stylist.

stitch fix

I’m showing you this specific front and back card because I kept this top from my first fix. And I totally took their advice and wore it with my skinny jeans. Unfortunately I don’t have a full pix of me in this outfit because I wore it on a crazy busy day this week where after work we raced home for dinner then went back to preschool for Abby’s first recital. (Yes, there were tears!) I was in jammies before I remembered I needed a full on shot.  But I did manage to snag a selfie pix of this shirt matched up with my other Stitch Fix keeper which was a Pretty Persuasions Space Dye Infinity Scarf.

stitch fix scarf

I’m obsessed with this infinity scarf and am on a search to find more tops to partner it with!  But really, this picture brings me to the second part of this post which is my big hair. I wanted a hair change and I finally bit the bullet and chopped it all off. I’m always so afraid to do it because of the curl and the thickness factor, but I finally found someone who understands my hair and gets how to make it be short and not look like Roseanne Rosanadana. Seriously, a legit fear I’ve had my entire life.  With this cut, though, my hair sometimes gets even bigger as the day goes on. But I don’t mind. Everyone keeps complimenting me on it, and I feel like I’m looking more my age with a new style.

Overall, I’m so happy with my style as the new year as begun. And as I keep losing weight, I’m not in a rush to update my style because I don’t want to spend a ton of money on clothes to not be able to wear it for too long, so I scheduled my next “fix”  two months out from my first, and I’m focusing on picking items from the fix that are versatile and can work as I lose weight. (NOTE: You can schedule fixes every month or save them up for special occasions.) Like that shirt up there, I can belt it or tuck it into a skirt and it will still work.  I highly recommend giving Stitch Fix a shot. I don’t know about you, but I loathe going shopping and love that I can get a stylist to pick out clothes just for me and I can try them on in the comforts of my own home and not feel rushed to make any decisions.

What about you? Any new changes this year as it comes to style? I know for me, Jenn’s guest Working With Style post last week has me thinking I need more dresses in my future, which I feel can be versatile as well!

We can’t wait to see how you are Working With Style. Link up your posts below. The link-up will be available for the whole week.


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