Do you ever struggle with what to wear on date night or lunch with the girl friends? When your wardrobe consists of 80% workout wear, the struggle is real.

Personal Stylist on a Budgetand Stitch Fix Review


A couple weeks ago, I talked about how I am rebuilding my wardrobe after losing 40 pounds. When it comes time to go on a date with my husband, I find myself frustrated that I have nothing to wear. Does this happen to you, too?

First of all – I love shopping, I love to dress up, but with 2 kids, neither of those happen often. If it does, it is stressful, hurried and not a pleasant experience, which is why most of my purchases happen online.

I find myself needing something for a particular event, which is usually special occasion – a wedding a bridal shower, so my closet ends up full of special occasion and party wear. However, I find myself struggling when it comes to wearing something to go to the grocery store or for family movie night, at the theatre.  I still want to look mommy chic and not wear yoga pants everywhere I go.

Well, in December I decided to subscribe to a service called stitch fix and I wanted to tell you about my experience.

I work from home, so many times you will catch me in yoga pants, a sports bra and tank top but there are occasions I still like to dress up. I don’t exactly have a wardrobe that I am proud of.

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I wish I had a wardrobe like I did in my 20’s – a sea of tops in various colors and styles, enough black pants for every day of the week and dresses I can dress up or down, no matter the occasion.

When I learned about stitch fix, it sounded a little too good to be true. How wonderful is it that I can have my own personal shopper!

After signing up, a personal stylist is assigned to you and after a series of questions they determine what is needed in your wardrobe and what your particular style is. In the subscription service, they send you 5 pieces of clothes that is personally picked for you and you can decide if you want to keep them or if you want to send them back. Then, after your shipment, you provide feedback to your stylist so he/she can better serve you.

With my first month, I wasn’t expecting all glitter and rainbows. As a mom, pants don’t exactly fit my body the same way they did 10 years ago. I was just hoping a couple of the pieces would appeal to me.

All I can say is OMG! My first month, I was blown away.

On December 24, the hustle and bustle of Christmas had come and I forgot that I didn’t have anything to wear for a Christmas party. As usual, I hurried off to JCPenney’s, bought a dress without trying to it on. Amateur mistake – I know.

Once I got it home, I found out the sweater dress I had bought, was way too hot. Ohio, in December, was usually bitter cold but was actually quite warm, this year. We hadn’t even have snow yet, so the dress I had purchased was just too hot for what I was going to be doing, that night.

Luckily, my first fix had came that day. I went to the store without even opening it. I decided to open it and see what was in it to see if I could piece an outfit together for the night.

In it was a couple tops, a dark pair of pants, a blazer and a necklace and I can honestly say I loved every single piece.



  1. Gray Stripe Shirt
  2. Navy Print Top
  3. Skinny Jeans
  4. Blazer
  5. Necklace

The tops were cute and flattering on my body.

The pants fit like a glove, and match a lot of things already in my wardrobe. They have become my go-to pants.

In my original survey, I mentioned I loved the look of a blazer; however, I’ve had a hard time finding a good blazer. One that is flattering on me because I do have a petite frame, I’m 5’3 and  I find that a lot of the sleeves are too long or the blazer, itself, is really boxy and overpowers my small frame.

The blazer is amazing! I love it – it’s very easy to dress up or dress down.

The necklace is rose gold necklace and in a particular style I would never have purchased.  I just would not have been drawn to it  – however, I really love it. I wore it that night on Christmas Eve and have worn it a couple times, since.

In conclusion, I highly recommend a service, like stich fix, because it saves time shopping and you may end up with pieces you wouldn’t necessarily pick out for yourself.

What is your biggest struggle with your current wardrobe? Tell us in the comments.