I’ve spent the last 18-ish months dressed in many of the same pieces- staples that were perfect for travel, varied temps, hiking, dressing up or down. And I’m pretty sick of most of them now, to be honest and I want a wardrobe refresh.
Re-work My Wardrobe
So as we wrap up RV life, and I move forward with #40WeeksForMe in mind, I’m pumped to re-work my wardrobe and add pieces that will continue to see me through life with 4 super active kids, and hopefully lots more travel still to come. But also, I’m looking to add pieces that celebrate who I am right now, what I’m trying to accomplish, and this strong and always evolving body.
StichFix has been a favorite of mine for years, and we’ve worked together quite a bit. They are sponsoring this post and also offering a $25 credit for any of you who decide to sign up for your first fix using this link.
Now that we’re not moving every few days/weeks, it’s been a lot easier to schedule fixes, and last month I asked for an all tops box. Did you know you can do that? Say you really need to refresh your jeans, or your work pants, or your cardigans, etc- you can request they send you a box of 5 of that particular item! This was the first time I’ve done that, and I’m so happy I did.
For my wardrobe refresh, I specifically asked for 5 short sleeve tops that are machine washable, and cool enough for Texas summers. I asked my stylist to please NOT include anything spaghetti strap or strapless because the bra situation with tops like that always frustrates me. She came through with 5 pieces that fit seamlessly into my closet as it is now, and I see them all becoming long-term favorites.
In case you want to request these tops, brands clockwise from bottom left corner- Cosmic Blue Love, Threads 4 Thought, Splendid, Laila Jayde, Threads 4 Thought
Since I still live in an RV, my full-length mirror options are limited, and all but one of these pics were taken in Starbucks bathrooms, FYI, LOL.
I also recently got a fix of flirty, summery dressy pieces, and in happy shocking news, two of the dresses were TOO BIG. What??? That hasn’t happened in a long time! They were pretty, and I may send them back for the size smaller, but luckily this combo fit me just right.
Top by Rails , Skirt by Market & Spruce
I was worried the tie-front top would be too short, but the high waist on the skirt perfectly conceals my least fav part of me at the moment- my midsection. Working on that self love, but I do tend to love it a lot more when it’s not hanging out. This is also the 2nd button-front blouse that actually fits and doesn’t gape open, and I’m shook. I have trained my brain to hate all button-front tops!
Just goes to show that even if you get a piece you think you’re gonna hate, you MUST try it on before making your final judgement.
One other item in that dressy fix that I gleefully pulled the tags off was this kimono. One of my summer uniforms is a kimono (I have 4 now), a tank top, and cutoffs or jeans.
Another Starbucks bathroom selfie! Kimono by Emory Park
Be Specific With your Stylist
When I schedule fixes, I am always VERY specific with my stylist about what I want and what I absolutely do not want. That last part is key. But also, don’t put so many restrictions on your stylist that they can’t surprise you with something you never knew you’d love. As you keep working with a stylist, and keep getting more fixes, your stylist and the Stitch Fix algorithms get to know you better and better.
For me, a big part of #40WeeksForMe is focusing on quality over quantity- from time spent to clothes purchased. I love that I can ship anything I don’t love or doesn’t fit back to Stitch Fix in the postage-paid return bag they include in each box. It’s also easy to use this to return for a different size if available.
Is there a certain piece (like a kimono) that you love and know you would wear more of? Request a whole box of them! Could you use some help finding a dress for an upcoming event? Maybe you simply deserve to get some pieces that fit and flatter you. Get some clothes that you feel great in and that celebrate your body!
Use this link to get a $25 credit toward your first Stitch Fix. Thanks so much to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post.