The holidays mean, among other things, holiday cards, holiday parties, holiday company dinners etc. etc.
I don’ t know about you, but I stress a little more than “normal” about having the a special, perfect outfit to rock on these special occasions. Maybe it’s because most of the year, most of the days, I’m in a good pair of yoga pants and an oversized tshirt or sweater. It’s so fun to have an excuse to dress up and look my best.
This year, I’m a lot pregnant (yea for baby #5!), so I was struggling finding the style and outfit I loved most for my changing body. Then I remembered my wonderful experience with a personal stylist at Stitch Fix.
You can read all about my experience HERE.
I knew they could help me find some great options for our family photos to go in Christmas cards as well as some items to transition into the cold weather.
First the most quick run down on WHAT Stitch Fix is and how it works in case you missed it.
Basically, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that is done all from your computer in your home. Clothes are shipped to your DOOR which means you don’t have to endure those crazy holiday shoppers or take time away from your family.
1. You fill out a personal style profile online. I was SUPER specific (and glad I was!). In mine, I told them I had 4 young kids (soon to be 5!). I worked from home. I preferred clothes that were modest. I told them I had a concern with my post twin belly and hated clingy fabrics. I preferred less expensive items (I wish I had been MORE specific with that). Ladies, I even told them my (true) weight! GASP. I loved that they asked me for my Pinterest “clothing” board. Your Pinterest board can REALLY help them NAIL your style.
2. You pay them $20. This $20 is for their time to put together the clothes for you. This $20 is applied as CREDIT for the actual items. So, the $48 designer jeans I fell in LOVE with? I already paid $20, so I only pay $28 more. Clear?
3. They pick out 5 items, based on your style profile and send it to you on the date you request. You get this delicious box of AMAZINGNESS delivered to your door and do a happy dance when you see it. Or, at least, I did…..
4. You try on the clothes at HOME. This is probably my favorite part. No more dressing rooms where I’m trying to nurse the baby with one arm and corral two 3 year olds from crawling under the doors to wave at the half naked lady in the room next to me (you know it’s happened to you). I tried everything on in my bedroom. My husband offered his opinion. Stress relief!
5. You pick what you want, and send back what you don’t. They provide a prepaid envelope. What you don’t like, send back. Then you just log in to your account and pay for what you want to keep – if any. (Oh, and if you get a WiLd hair and want to keep it all, you get a 25% discount)
Stitch Fix also offers Gift cards which would be a wonderful gift for someone like me, who already loves it!
Stitch Fix is a great option for family photos!
(Maroon shirt and jeans were both picks by my stylist and PERFECT for casual pictures at our house.)
I know a lot of you take those family photos this time of year (or end up taking impromptu ones when Grandma gets her hand on that camera!), and want to look Gooooood in ’em. Don’t we all? Yet, if you’re like me, I pick outfits for my kids and then SCRAMBLE to put together something decent for myself!
(Be sure to read our post on getting MOM ready for family photos HERE)
I specified to my Stitch Fix stylist that I wanted a casual shirt to go in a family picture. I really liked the one she sent and the jeans that were like wearing my yoga pants, and love that I can make it work for after pregnancy too.
Now, I have a photo I love for Christmas cards and I feel like the jeans and shirt from Stitch fix were comfortable and perfect for me
There are lots of great options for Holiday cards, but the winner this year for me was Minted. I love them and their designs which are made by independent artists and totally unique. Plus their prices are on budget!
Go check them out HERE!
I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own.