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1 Mar 2021   ·   25
Walgreens Photo Print of Crystal and Jesse

FREE 8×10 Walgreens Photo Print (with free in-store pickup!)

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Yay! One of my favorite freebies is back — a free 8×10 photo print from Walgreens!

{Looking for more freebies? Don’t miss our huge list of 50 freebies you can sign up for right now! And be sure to check out all the latest photo deals and free photo prints.}

Walgreens free 8x10 photo

Walgreens Free 8×10 Photo Print

For a limited time, you can get a free 8×10 photo print at Walgreens with free in-store pickup.

Just upload your picture on the Walgreens website or mobile app, go to checkout, use coupon code CHEERS8X10, and choose in-store pickup. Your total should be $0.00!

free 8x10 photo from Walgreens

I love using these freebies to grab fun prints of some of my favorite photos. And then I usually pick out a pretty frame at Dollar Tree to put it in!

Valid for a limited time only.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!

1 Mar 2021   ·   0
Money Saving Mom

CVS: Deals for the week of February 28-March 6, 2021

Looking for all the best weekly CVS deals? Check out this list of the hottest deals you’ll find in-store this week!

Here are the best deals at CVS this week, with a big thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Buy 2 Colgate Toothpaste at $3.49, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 3/6/21 (SS 02/21/21)
Pay $5.98 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$0.48 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 4 Love, Beauty & Planet Hair Care at $9.29, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use B1G1 Love Beauty and Planet Hair Care, Skin Cleansing, Lotion or Deodorant Products, exp. 3/13/21 (Save 02/28/21)
Pay $18.58 out of pocket, Get $13 ECBs ($10 and $3 from health & beauty rewards)
$1.39 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 Maybelline Eye Shadow at $4.19, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Pay $8.38 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$1.69 each after ECBs

Buy 1 Hershey or Brookside Pouches at $3.79, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Pay $3.79 out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs
$1.79 after ECBs

Buy 1 Clear Care or Opti Free Twin Pack at $16.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $6/1 Opti-Free Puremoist, Opti-Free Replenish or Opti-Free Express Solution, exp. 4/10/21 (Save 02/28/21) [Twin Pack]
Pay $10.99 out of pocket, Get $4 ECBs
$6.99 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Charmin Toilet Paper, 8 Mega Roll or Bounty Paper Towels, 6 Single Plus or Doubles at $10.49, Get $5 ECBs
Use $0.25/1 Charmin exp. 3/13/21 (P&G 02/28/21) or $.25/1Bounty exp. 3/13/21 (P&G 02/28/21)
Pay $20.48 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$7.74 each after coupons and ECBs

Spend $20, Get $5 ECBs

*Deal Idea*

Buy 3 Pantene Hair Care – $4
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste – $2.99
Buy 1 Tide Laundry Detergent, 36 oz – $5.94
Use $3/3 Pantene Products, exp. 3/13/21 (P&G 02/28/21)
Use $2/1 Tide Products, exp. 3/13/21 (P&G 02/28/21)
Use $2/1 Crest or Burt’s Bees Toothpaste, exp. 3/13/21 (P&G 02/28/21)
Pay $13.93 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$1.78 each after coupons and ECBs

Spend $15, Get $7 ECBs

*Deal Idea*

Buy 1 Covergirl Mascara – $7.99
Buy 1 Covergirl Foundation – $7.99
Use $3/1 Covergirl Mascara CVS App coupon
Use $3/1 Covergirl Foundation CVS App coupon
Pay $9.98 out of pocket, Get $7 ECBs
$1.48 each after coupons and ECBs

Spend $25, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*

Buy 1 Schick Razors – $13.99
Buy 1 Schick Razor – $11.99
Use (2) $4/1 Schick Hydro Silk Comfort or Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Refill Schick Disposables and Women’s Razor or Refill, exp. 3/20/21 (SS 02/28/21) I am thinking there will be a printable available on Sunday)
Pay $17.98 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$3.99 each after coupons and ECBs

Other Deals In Ad

Arizona Tea, 20 oz – $0.50 each wyb 4

Dawn Dish Soap – $0.99

Coke or Pepsi, 2 L – $1.75 each wyb 2

Coke – $6.29 Buy 2 Get 1 Free
$4.19 each wyb 3

Folgers Coffee, 22 – 30 oz – $5.99
Use $1/1 printable
$4.99 after coupon

Maxwell House Coffee, 30 oz – $4.99

Cadbury Eggs – B2G2

New to shopping at CVS? Be sure to check out my CVS 101 post that gives you the full scoop on how to get the best bargains at CVS. See the full list of deals at CVS here.

28 Feb 2021   ·   10
Money Saving Mom

A Peek Into the Last Two Weeks + my goals for this week

We were snowed/iced in almost all of last week! Not only did the kids have fun playing in the snow (see below), but we also made lots of yummy food — like this Magical Molten Chocolate Cake.

“If you could go back and tell your younger self a message, what would you say?” An interviewer asked me this question recently as I was recording a podcast for my upcoming book release.

I knew immediately what I would say: If I could go back almost 15 years ago to my 25-year-old self, I’d look her in the eye and tell her gently: “You are loved more wholeheartedly and fully by God than you can imagine. You don’t have to try harder, be more, do more, or achieve more to attain His love. You are enough in Him. You are already — as @jenniferdukeslee says — ‘pre-approved’. When God looks at you, He sees a beautiful creation made in His image.

“You can stop beating yourself up over where you have failed. You can lay down that heavy burden of guilt you’ve been carrying around that you’re not doing enough. And instead, you can rest and receive His love for you.

“Someday, you are going to begin to understand the depths of His love for you. Someday, you are going to start to grasp the glorious grace of the Gospel and how it’s not just for the future but also for the very real real and messy of the present every day. And when you begin to understand this, it’s going to change your life — and give you more freedom and joy than you ever dreamed was possible!”

I didn’t quite say it that eloquently on the interview, but I hope my heart and message shown through: understanding and living as loved has radically changed my life!

If you could go back 15 years, what would you tell your younger self? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Note: If you want to hear more about this journey I’ve been on to live as loved, be sure to pre-order a copy of my new book, Love-Centered Parenting (available from Amazon, ChristianBook.com, & Bookshop.org).

I got a new Rocksbox set in the mail! Have you ordered your free set yet?

Kaitlynn fixed her hair into a ponytail one day! She has the sweetest personality and has really started communicating and it’s just the best!

We made a batch of Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists together.

This batch might not look that pretty, but it sure was yummy!

We could not believe how much snow we ended up getting!

The view outside my office window one day last week!

She was not a fan of sitting in the snow!

But as long as she was held, she enjoyed it!

All the neighbor kids had the best time sledding and building snow men and playing in the snow for hours while we were all snowed in. It was so fun to see kids of all ages come together outdoors and have fun together!

After a long break from figure skating, Kaitlynn decided recently that she wanted to go back to it! It means some early, early mornings at the rink before school, but she’s loving it and is quickly getting her jumps back (she almost landed 4 fully-rotated axels yesterday!)

Kierstyn has been going with Kaitlynn and me on Saturdays to the rink. She loves watching the skaters — especially the young ones!

Silas’ team just wrapped up their final basketball games of the season. They ended up losing most of their games, but they played hard and learned so much character in the process!

In contrast to last week’s snow, it was almost 70 degrees today, so we took Kierstyn out to play out in the grass. I think it was her first time to be sitting with bare feet in the grass and she loved it. I’m excited for warmer temperatures ahead so that she can enjoy lots of time outside in the coming weeks and months!

The biggest event of the past two weeks was Kathrynne’s baptism. Our church held a smaller baptism service on Wednesday night at youth group and each baptismal candidate got their own tank! Kathrynne bravely shared her testimony of putting her faith in Jesus and was baptized in front of a room full of young people. (Watch a short video clip here. And yes, we celebrate baptisms big at our church — including with confetti and cowbells!!)

She asked me to prepare something to share before she was baptized and, with lots of emotion and tears (my heart felt it might burst!), here’s what I shared:

“Over 16 years ago, you came into this world and we gave you the name Kathrynne Elizabeth. Kathrynne means pure and Elizabeth means gift of God.

Our heart’s desire for you since birth was for you to live a life that points others to Jesus — a pure gift of God to the world.

Tonight, you are publicly professing your faith in Jesus and your desire to honor Him with your life. We couldn’t be more proud of you and the young woman of God you are becoming.

In the days, weeks, months, and years to come, there will be times when you will be tempted to choose things that dishonor the Lord and don’t bring glory to Him.

Our prayer is that you will remember tonight in those moments and remember your desire to publicly identify with Christ. It might not be cool to do so. It might mean that you are the only one who is choosing not to do something that everyone else is. It might mean that people misunderstand you or even make fun of you.

But I can promise you this: you will never, ever regret your decision to honor the Lord and choose to glorify Him with your life.

We love you and we will always be standing on the sidelines and cheering you on your journey of faith!”

This Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Log 8,000 steps/day = 56,000 steps for the week.

2. Finish 3 books: Praying Women, Growing Slow, and Can’t Steal My Joy.

3. Fill out my habit tracker every day.

Home/Family Goals

4. Read 10 pages of A Boy’s War as a family. Read 10 chapters of The BFG aloud to Kirerstyn.

Work/Blog Goals

5. Set up live event for my book launch night. (More details coming!)

Fun Goals

6. Have an At-Home Date with Jesse (we’re going to use one of the Date Night in a Box Kits we got from Happily.)

How are things at your house? Did you get snow? I’d love to hear if there were any highlights (or hard things) in the past two weeks. Tell us in the comments!

27 Feb 2021   ·   13

Young Woodworkers Kit Club Box for just $9.99 + shipping!

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If you have a child interested in woodworking, don’t miss this discount on the brand new Young Woodworkers Kit Club Box! (And if you’re looking for more kids subscription boxes, be sure to check out Annie’s Creative Girls Club, KiwiCo, and more!)

Silas with young woodworkers kit club craft

Have a child interested in woodworking or crafts?

Ever since we posted about the Creative Girls Club Kit, SO many of you have asked if they might come out with a craft kit for boys. Well, great news — Annie’s now has a woodworking kit that boys OR girls can enjoy! Yay!!

If you have a child interested in woodworking or you’re looking for a craft kit that’s not specifically tailored to girls, this kit is for you!

The Young Woodworkers Kit Club is a woodworking craft kit series designed for children from 7-12 years of age.

These kits introduce a wide variety of woodworking skills including learning to use small screws and nails, becoming practiced in using sandpaper to round off edges, handling a hammer, learning the importance of making careful measurements, and so much more! Kids will make a variety of crafts and toys they can enjoy immediately, and have fun learning as they go!

putting together woodworking craft kit

They sent Silas a couple kits to try, and he loved putting together this cool marshmallow launcher! It was SO much fun and totally worth $9.99 + shipping!

Get 50% off your first Young Woodworkers Kit Club Box!

If you want to try this woodworking craft box, you can currently get an exclusive 50% off when you use coupon code SHARE50 at checkout.

With this discount, you’ll pay just $9.99 + shipping for your first craft kit — so $15.94 shipped total.

These woodworking craft boxes are regularly $25.94 shipped, so this is a great opportunity to try a box at a much lower price!

Silas with Marshmallow Launcher Kit

{Note: After your first discounted box, you’ll be charged at the regular monthly price each month after that. But it’s really easy to pause or cancel your membership at any time after receiving your first box. Simply log in to your account and follow the instructions to cancel.}

Go here to use code SHARE50 and get your first woodworking craft kit for $9.99 + shipping!

27 Feb 2021   ·   0
Muk Luks Women's Classic Unlined Leggings

Muk Luks Women’s Classic Unlined Leggings only $9.99!

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These Muk Luks Women’s Classic Unlined Leggings are perfect for spring!

Muk Luks Women's Classic Unlined Leggings

Proozy has these Muk Luks Women’s Classic Unlined Leggings for just $9.99 when you the promo code MSMMUK at checkout (regularly $18)!

There are four colors to choose from.

Shipping is $5.95.

Valid through March 3, 2021, while supplies last.

27 Feb 2021   ·   0

Brigette’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

Aldi

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.59

1 gallon 1% Milk – $1.47

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.47

6 pkgs frozen Broccoli Florets – $5.10

1 bag frozen Mixed Vegetables – $0.75

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.65

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 carton Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

2 Avocados – $0.66

2 Cauliflower – $4.38

2 pkgs Romaine Hearts – $4.38

1 pkg Zucchini – $2.00

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks ($0.79/lb) – $5.13

1 3-lb bag frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.79

1 box frozen Corn Dogs – $1.99

1 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $2.49

1 pkg Pepperoni – $2.19

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1-lb Sausage – $1.99

1 pkg 8-oz Sliced Cheese – $1.25

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.49

4 single-serving cartons Greek Yogurt – $2.20

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.55

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.55

1 jar Pancake Syrup – $0.99

1 5-lb bag Flour – $1.15

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45

1 bag Powdered Sugar – $1.29

1 tub Vanilla Ice Cream – $1.85

1 box Frosted Shredded Wheat – $1.07

2 boxes Balance Squares – $3.38

1 40-oz jar Creamy Peanut Butter – $2.25

1 bag Nacho Chips – $0.75

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.75

1 box Clubhouse Crackers – $1.79

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.59

2 loaves Sandwich Bread – $1.10

Grocery Total for the Week: $76.85

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt, Fruit, Smoothies

~ Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Bacon (Birthday Breakfast for my 7-yr old)

Lunches

Corn Dogs, Applesauce (Birthday Lunch)

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Apples, Cucumbers x 2

Peanut Butter and Crackers/Rice Cakes, Oranges, Carrots x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Tilapia, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Cake Pops and Ice Cream (Birthday Dinner)

Grilled Venison Burgers, Broccoli

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks, Creamy Milk Rice, Grilled Zucchini

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Broccoli

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad

Build-Your-Own-Taco-Salad/Burrito (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Lettuce, Mexican Rice, Shredded Cheese, Chopped Peppers, Avocado, Nacho Chips, Tortillas, Tomatoes, Salsa)

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

27 Feb 2021   ·   2
How to Open An Etsy Shop eCourse

Free eCourse: How to Start An Etsy Shop!

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Are you curious about how to start an Etsy shop? If so, don’t miss this FREE 7-day Mini eCourse that will walk you through everything you need to know to get started!

Psst! Looking for more ways to make money from home? Check out this huge list of Income Earning Ideas!

How to Open An Etsy Shop eCourse

How to Start an Etsy Shop

Are you interested in opening an Etsy Shop to make some extra money from home, but you’re nervous about everything in entails or not sure how to get started?

If so, be sure to sign up for this FREE eCourse on how to start an Etsy Shop.

In this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Brainstorming and Niching — Narrowing down your products so you aren’t trying to be everything to everyone
  • Naming your Shop — Coming up with something unique and creative to stand out on the platform
  • Writing Policies — Protecting yourself from scammers and transactions gone-wrong
  • Product Photography — Getting high quality pictures that show off your designs (without being a professional photographer!)
  • Listing an Item — All the ins and outs that go into putting up your first listing to get your sales rolling
  • Maximizing Listings — How to fill up your store and look established when you first start an Etsy Shop.

Go here to get your FREE eCourse.

Looking for more in-depth advice on how to make money from home?

Be sure to check out my book Money-Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make A Difference, where I share creative ways to manage money, generate income and–most importantly–live a life of deeper meaning, fulfillment, and generosity than you might have ever imagined possible. This book is packed with hard-won wisdom, real-life stories, and practical tips to help inspire and motivate you!

26 Feb 2021   ·   256

My Completely Honest Stitch Fix Review (Updated After 6+ Years!)

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Looking for honest Stitch Fix reviews? I’ve used Stitch Fix on and off for over six years now and have a lot of experience with the pros and cons of the service! Read on for my completely honest thoughts about my Stitch Fix experience + all my best tips & tricks for making it work for you!

Psst! Looking for more honest reviews like this? Be sure to check out my Gwynnie Bee review, Happily Datebox review, thredUP review, and Rocksbox review.

completely honest Stitch Fix reviews

For those of you who have been following me for a really long time, you’ll probably remember parts of my Stitch Fix journey throughout the years and how I slowly went from hating it to loving it. I figured an updated post was long overdue since I’ve been using it on and off for over SIX years! And I’ve learned a lot in that timeframe as to what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to this service.

For those of you who haven’t been following me for very long or are reading about my Stitch Fix experience for the very first time, you should know that I am always brutally honest with my product reviews. I will never endorse a product that I don’t truly love. I will also never lie about loving a product that I don’t. So if you’re looking for really honest Stitch Fix reviews, this is the one to read!

In this post I’ll cover how Stitch Fix works, how much it costs, the pros & cons of the service, my honest experience with Stitch Fix, and how to best make Stitch Fix work for you.

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix has been around long enough now that you’ve most likely at least heard about it in passing. But just in case you’re not familiar with it, I want to first briefly cover what Stitch Fix is and how it works.

Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.

Originally, it was only for women, but they recently opened up a line for men and a line for kids. They carry women’s sizes 0-24W and Xs-3X, maternity and petite options, men’s sizes XS-XXL, and kids’ sizes 2T-14.

When you sign up, you’ll receive a box of clothing (called a “Fix”) on your doorstep at the frequency you choose (no subscription required). Each box is custom picked just for you by a Stitch Fix stylist based on your size and style preferences!

Crystal looking at Stitch Fix Box

How Does Stitch Fix Work?

If you’re interested in getting started with Stitch Fix, here’s how it works…

1. Sign up for a Stitch Fix account.

2. Fill out your style profile. You’ll give very specific details on sizes you wear, styles you like, colors you like, types of clothes you like, and what types of clothing you are specifically looking for (more casual, all business, a mix of both, etc.) You can be very detailed in your descriptions and even share a Pinterest board with them to give Stitch Fix some ideas of your tastes in clothing.

3. Go to checkout and pay a $20 styling fee. This is reimbursed if you choose to keep any of the clothes.

4. A Stitch Fix stylist will look at your style profile and put together a box of clothing just for you. It will be based upon what they think you’ll like, according to all your size, color, and style preferences.

5. They’ll send you this box in the mail. You’ll have a few days to go through the box, try on the clothes, and then choose to keep any that you liked and ship back any that didn’t work (they provide a postage-paid envelope for you to use).

They also recently added a feature where you can shop for one-off items based on your past kept items from boxes! It’s really convenient!

How Much Does Stitch Fix Cost?

You only pay a $20 styling fee out of pocket to have the box shipped to you.

If you choose to keep any of the clothing in your box, that $20 will be put towards your order as a discount. If you choose not to keep any clothing at all, you’ll lose the $20 you paid for the styling.

When you sign up, you get the opportunity to specify your budget range. There is a really nice variety of different brands at different costs for all budgets.

If you decide to keep all the items in your box, you’ll receive an additional 25% off your entire order!

very first Stitch Fix box

My Very First Stitch Fix Experience

Back when Stitch Fix first launched, a few of my friends signed up for it and loved it. Based upon their recommendation and my husband’s encouragement, I decided to finally try it out.

I wasn’t thrilled with what I got in my first box. In fact, I sent half of it back, and I wish I wouldn’t have kept two of the items I did. As much as I thought I could convince myself to love them, I just couldn’t.

I did get a pair of earrings in the box that I love and have worn countless times since then. So that was the one redeeming part of my very first Stitch Fix experience.

But I kind of just decided that Stitch Fix probably wasn’t for me and was happy to leave it at that.

totally honest Stitch Fix reviews

My Second (Disappointing) Stitch Fix Box

However, a year later, a friend here invited me to go with her to a Stitch Fix Influencer’s Dinner here in Nashville. I decided to go — mostly because I was honored to be asked and I was hopeful that I’d meet some other local bloggers at the event.

While at the Stitch Fix event, I had a long talk with the Stitch Fix folks. I was quite cynical about things, and they patiently answered all my questions and encouraged me to give Stitch Fix another try. They gave me some pointers on how to get a box that better matches your style. They told me to be really, really specific in what I asked for and also encouraged me to set up a Pinterest board with wardrobe ideas.

And then, they gave me a $20 Stitch Fix credit coupon so I could try the service without having to pay the $20 stylist fee. I debated whether or not I was brave enough to try again. I finally decided that it was worth a shot since it was so risk-free. Even if I sent everything back, I wouldn’t be out any money out of pocket.

So I really put some time and effort into making sure my profile had very specific directives on it and I set up a Pinterest board with some outfit ideas. I was SO excited to get my box in the mail.

…But I sent every single item back due to the pieces either being not my style or not the right fit. I really wanted to love Stitch Fix (maybe because I really dislike actual in-person shopping and this seemed like such an amazing option to just have clothing arrive at my doorstep that was picked out for me?!).

I had heard that it takes a few times of really honest feedback before your stylist really learns your style well and starting sending the right kind of clothing for you, but I was starting to feel frustrated…

mom and daughter holding Stitch Fix box

The Box That Completely Changed My Mind

Truthfully, if I hadn’t had a little bit of referral credit built up in my account, I probably would have walked away at this point. But I decided to give it one more try, since I basically had free money in my account and I hated for it to go to waste!

So I tried another box. This time, when I sent the previous box back, I was super forthright in my feedback of the items they sent to me in hopes that my critique would help them do a better job of nailing my style in this third box.

All of the items were much more my style than the first two boxes. Yay! In fact, I really liked every piece. I did send 4 out of the 5 pieces back simply because of fit and price.

Stitch Fix Jeans

But when I pulled out these Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jeans, everything changed for me.

I LOVED these jeans!!! It’s so hard to find jeans that fit my short frame well. These were PERFECT and I was SO excited that they fit me so well! Honestly, I wanted to buy multiple pairs of these exact same jeans because they were exactly everything I’d ever wanted in a pair of jeans.

The jeans were $88, and I know that’s A LOT to pay for a pair of jeans. In fact, it’s quite a bit more than I’d ever paid for jeans prior to this. However, I realized that I would probably wear these jeans hundreds of times over the next few years (and I definitely did!). In that case, I decided it was worth it for me — especially to get a style and fit I love.

And over the years, Stitch Fix jeans have continued to be my absolute favorite jeans. They always fit me perfectly and are such high quality. In fact, four out of the eight pairs of jeans in my closet right now are from Stitch Fix!

Stitch Fix Reviews: My favorite jeans

{Another favorite pair of jeans from Stitch Fix!}

The Secret to Making Stitch Fix Work for You

After lots of trial and error with receiving many boxes and being patient, I’ve learned that it’s all about getting a stylist that learns your tastes and preferences well. It might take a few boxes for this to happen, but for me it has been well worth it.

Here are my best tips to make Stitch Fix work for you…

Make Sure You Fill Out Your Style Profile Carefully — Be really, really honest in your style profile. Make sure all your sizing and preferences are absolutely accurate and that you are very specific about colors, patterns, and styles you don’t want.

Request a Stylist — If you know someone who has gotten fixes that you especially love, you can ask them who their stylist is and you can request that they assign the same stylist to you. No guarantees, but I’ve heard of this working for people. You can also request to have the same stylist you had last time (if you liked them) or a different stylist (if you didn’t like what they chose).

Leave a Note For Your Stylist — Please do this. Tell your stylist exactly what you are looking for and what you aren’t looking for. They do read these notes and try to honor them. You can even ask for very specific items for an upcoming special event — like a dress to wear to a wedding or special event!

Give Incredibly Honest Feedback — Seriously, don’t shy away here. I’m brutally honest and I’ve seen that it makes a huge difference when I leave 100% honest feedback. Don’t hold back! It might seem mean-spirited, but it’s not. They really want you to be honest so that they can get it right for you next time. (By the way, a number of times, if I left feedback about how I really didn’t like what they sent, they either refunded me the stylist fee or gave me a free $20 stylist credit to use the next time.)

Stick With it For a Few Fixes — It took several fixes for my stylist to really learn what I liked. I’m very picky on the clothes I keep. Since I have more of a simple wardrobe, I have to really love a piece of clothing to keep it. As the stylists learn your fashion tastes and what you don’t like, they will do a better job choosing for you. After I had done several fixes with them, they started sending me fixes much more in line with my style.

Request Multiples of An Item You Liked — If you liked a specific dress, shirt, or pair of shorts, you can ask if they have it in any other colors. I’m the kind of person who loves to get multiples of the same style (it simplifies things!), so this has worked well for me! (For instance, I got multiples of this dress and these pair of shorts — just in different colors.) And now you can even buy one-off items based on your past kept items. Just log in and look under the “buy it again” tab under “shop.”

Stitch Fix Shorts in flat lay

{The shorts that were one of my all-time favorite Stitch Fix pieces. I also requested them in khaki because I loved them so much!}

Pros & Cons

Are you the kind of person who needs a simple pros & cons list?

These are my overall positive and negative thoughts about Stitch Fix, after having used it for over six years now…

Pros

  • Filling out your style profile is fun! It kind of helps you figure out your true style and discover what you actually love and don’t love when it comes to fashion. Since I’m not a fashionista, this isn’t something I’ve spent much time considering. So I thought that was a very valuable exercise.
  • I love the anticipation of getting a box in the mail. It adds to the excitement that you don’t know what will be in it. It’s fairly rare that I get to open and go through a mystery box. Looking forward to the box makes the experience more fun!
  • It’s SO much easier than shopping! Since I don’t enjoy shopping in-store, I find it so much easier and more fun to receive a Stitch Fix box on my doorstep! Plus, it’s nice to be able to try clothing on in the privacy of your own home and compare/match them to items already in your closet. It makes it really easy to decide whether or not to keep an item.
  • It challenges you to try new things. It’s fun to try new and different styles that you normally wouldn’t pick off the rack in a store. It helps you further define your style and experiment some!
  • You get to set your budget for what they send. Although the prices at Stitch Fix are going to be much more than what you’d find at thrift stores or on the clearance rack at Target, I love that they give you the option to set your price preferences for certain clothing items and they also offer you the option to set a budget for the entire cost of your box.

Styling Card

  • I love the styling cards that come with each box. It gives you great ideas on how to style and accessorize an item of. clothing. These are great especially for someone like me who had no idea how to put outfits together when I first started with Stitch Fix.
  • The stylists are very helpful and try really hard to listen to your honest feedback and notes
  • You don’t end up buying things you don’t love. I find that I am more apt to only buy what I really love when I get to try things on at home and have a few days to decide versus having to decide when I’m in the dressing room at a store. Plus, it’s easier to tell if a clothing item fits into your wardrobe well and matches other pieces.
  • You can change your profile at any time. Update your profile if your spending preferences, sizing, or likes change. You can do this whenever and however many times you want.
  • Returns are incredibly easy and free. You just send whatever you don’t want to keep back in a pre-paid envelope. So simple!
  • No subscription is required. You can get a box any time you want. Either on-demand or regularly — every few weeks, once a month, or every season.
  • There are discounts! If you keep your whole box, you get 25% off your entire order. Plus, your $20 styling fee always goes back towards your order if you decide to keep even one item.

Stitch Fix Jean Jacket

{Jean Jacket from Stitch Fix!}

Cons

  • You might need to be patient. Like I mentioned previously, it will probably take a few times for your stylist to get it right.
  • Prices are higher. If you’re used to shopping at thrift stores or from sales racks, the prices you’ll find at Stitch Fix are definitely higher. Stitch Fix curates their collection from high quality name brands, and that comes with a bit of a price hike compared to what you might be used to normally.
  • You never know what you’re going to get. While it’s fun to not know what you’ll get, it can sometimes be a bit disappointing. A few times, I’ve loved almost every piece in my fix. Other times, I’ve loathed most of what I received. It’s a risk you’re taking — and you’re out $20 if none of the items work for you.
  • Sometimes, it seems like they don’t look at your style profile carefully. This usually doesn’t happen, but I have had a few times where I wondered if the stylist even so much as glanced at my profile because what she sent was so far off from my style profile and preferences. Like I said, this isn’t super common, but I did think it was worth mentioning. If you’re on a tight budget, it might not be worth the risk of the $20 styling fee.

Stitch Fix Silky Top next to friend

{Shirt from Stitch Fix. I love some of their dressier shirts!}

Honestly, Stitch Fix has kind of been a dream come true for someone like me who really dislikes shopping and finds it exhausting and time-consuming to go to a store, search endlessly through racks and racks of clothing, and then try things on, only to discover that most of the items don’t fix or won’t work!

Overall, I think I’ve come to realize that I really do love Stitch Fix after all these years!! In fact, some of my very favorite items in my closet are from Stitch Fix!

Though it can be a bit pricey, their clothing is really high quality and lasts a long time. This is especially true of their jeans and shorts. And it’s really nice that you can set your budget when you sign up.

If you like wearing quality pieces, you don’t enjoy shopping, and you’re not on an extremely tight budget, this styling service can be a lifesaver for busy women — and it can be a fun way to branch out and try new styles!

Stitch Fix Reviews: I love this entire outfit!

{Sweater and Jeans from Stitch Fix!}

I’d love to hear all of your Stitch Fix reviews! Let me know about your experience in the comments!

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