Last month, I opened the front door to find a large package with a return address from Stitch Fix, but I hadn’t scheduled a new order. I opened the box to discover all kinds of skin care supplies for Brenna and a couple of small, wrapped gifts for both Connor and Brenna.
“Your stylist shared with us what your family has been going through with Brenna’s recent hospitalization, and we wanted to send you a few things to let you know that we were thinking of you,” the hand-written card said. The amazing people of Stitch Fix – who I have never spoken with before – actually took the time to go to my blog and see what items we use for Brenna’s skin on a regular basis, and then purchased some of those items and had them sent to us. Not only that, but they picked out a Lego set for Connor and a cuddly green blanket for Brenna.
We have had incredible outpouring from so many people, but I am still completely blown away when people and companies go above and beyond like this. BLOWN AWAY. How amazingly thoughtful is that???
I’ve become a huge, huge fan of Stitch Fix since starting last year, but I am a forever grateful customer now. I was so moved by their gesture. Stitch Fix: you ROCK.
So then, of course I had to order a new Fix 😉 I didn’t keep everything this time around like I did last time, but I am loving what I got!
The Market & Spruce Margerie Stripe & Dot Open Cardigan is casual, looks really nice, is super comfortable and is Aquaphor-friendly! Keeper for sure!
Next, the Papermoon Minton Crew Neck Blouse. LOVE THIS. Maybe my favorite top I’ve received! I already wore it to the Storyline Conference I attended a few weeks ago. Donald Miller liked it. (Well, he didn’t say he did, but I could tell.)
On to the Papermoon Kasi Swing Knit Top. Really cute and comfortable, but I was disappointed when I saw the front. The solid gray would be absolutely terrible with Brenna’s Aquaphor. Gray is just the worst. And for such a casual top that I’d want to wear around all day, I don’t want to have to worry about stains constantly. I’ll be returning this top.
Next, the Pixley Millie Textured Dress. I asked for a winter dress, and I think this is really cute, but I have some hang-ups. I don’t like that it’s sleeveless because I get cold and would have to wear something over it. I probably need a dress with sleeves. And second hang-up: the color scheme of navy and forest green immediately reminded me of my elementary school uniform. I know. I can’t get past that. Sending this one back too.
Lastly, the Pixley Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan. I requested a long open cardigan in black and am absolutely thrilled with this piece. It’s SO comfortable and will be perfect to throw over just about anything this season. I love that it’s a knit and not a sweater, and it feels really high quality. I’ve worn this 7 million times already.
So, moral of the story is: Thank you, Stitch Fix, for thinking of my family during the rough month of August, and thank you for continuing to help improve my wardrobe. Or, probably more accurate, for ensuring that I have something at all to wear. I’m grateful for both of those things!
If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, you can sign up at stitchfix.com (this is my referral code!) You order a “fix” and get sent 5 items, and you have 3 days to decide what you want to keep or send back. This service has saved me SO much time and stress of shopping. And you can also get a Stitch Fix Gift Card now – what a perfect holiday present!
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