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Stitch Fix Review for Tall Girls

I finally decided to give Stitch Fix a try. I’ve been hearing about Stitch Fix for a few years and love the styles that are picked for others that I’ve seen, but the cost has kept me from trying it. I had given PS by JustFab a try last month and you can read my review here, but I wasn’t thoroughly impressed with the quality. I signed up for Stitch Fix after reading a review from a blogger that was tall and they were able to find styles for her.

Like PS by JustFab, you are charged a styling fee for each fix. For Stitch Fix it is $20 and they credit that back for any item that you keep. Shipping is free both ways, but they only give you 3 days to make your decisions and ship back any unwanted items.

Each fix contains 5 items. When you sign up for Stitch Fix, there is a comprehensive style quiz and sizes, colors, styles, likes, and dislikes. You can choose the frequency of your fixes. They have options for every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every 3 months, or on demand. I chose on demand for the flexibility of choosing when I would like to have a fix and maybe be styled for a trip or special occasion. When you schedule, you can write a not to your personal stylist about any requests that you may have.

For my first Stitch Fix I wrote a note to my stylist about my frustration with finding jeans that are long enough, dresses that go past my knees, and my maxi dress obsession for summer and an upcoming cruise vacation in December. I also told her that I loved tops with feminine details. I did find that my fix was a little slow to be scheduled and shipped. I signed up on the 3rd and I didn’t receive it until the 11th. Considering the fact that they ship from Phoenix, a little over an hour away, I think it was a little slow. However, I did think that my first shipment was well thought out and my stylist listened to all my wishes.

I received 5 pieces in a shipping box which contained a return envelope with return label attached, a detailed statement with pricing for each item, cards that show each item and how to style them, and a personal statement from my stylist.

 

The first thing I was excited to see, was a pair of dark denim jeans. I’m a sucker for jeans! I think it comes from my childhood and having to wear mens jeans or Wranglers that I had altered to not be so boot cut. That was the only way I could get jeans with a 36″ or 37″ inseam. Now I go overboard when I find a brand or style long enough.

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Kut From The Kloth – Simmons Bootcut Jean – $88 and 41Hawthorn – Carla Crochet Blouse – $58

These jeans are fabulous! They have the right amount of stretch and the perfect length. Best of all…they make my butt look good! Unfortunately, I couldn’t justify the price for the price of these jeans. I’m losing weight and I was afraid to pay the $88 and not be able to wear them in a few months.

I paired the jeans with the Carla Crochet Detail Blouse by 41Hawthorn. The green color of this shirt is one of my favorite colors. I was very tempted to keep this shirt, but the shirt was $58 and a little too pricey for me.

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Skies are Blue – Zina Split Neck Top – $44

This shirt fit well. The pattern wasn’t my favorite and I prefer a smaller print. This style really seems to be in season and PS by JustFab sent me a dress with a similar pattern.

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41Hawthorn – Lawford Knit Top – $58

This shirt was all wrong. First off, I dislike stripes. Second, I dislike white. Third, it is way too clingy. Not to mention the $58 price tag. The only thing good about this shirt is the neckline that was trimmed in a leather look. It’s definitely going back.

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Q&A – Klera Maxi Dress – $78

The final item was this maxi dress. I’ve seen a lot of dresses with this sort of waistband this year. However, I think this style cuts me all wrong. Once of the drawbacks of being so tall, I guess. The top was cute, but it was still too short for me. A good maxi should touch the tops of your feet, or it should be a midi at the calves. This just looks funny.

If I had kept all of the items in this box, they offer a generous 25% discount. The total would have been $224.50 or roughly $45 each piece. That’s not too bad, but I didn’t love everything enough to pay that. I will definitely try Stitch Fix again some day. I’m happy to see that they offer sizes that would fit my 6’2″ frame. I wound up returning everything and they offered to waive the $20 styling fee for my next fix. If you are going to give Stitch Fix a try, please use my referral link.

On a side note – Please excuse my dog that always seems to be sneaking into my pictures. 🙂 My next posting will have better photographs. I took all these after a long day of work and I will have my very artistic daughter take the next round of photos.

Road ID Slim 2 Review

I have been a Road ID fan since I started my running journey a few years ago.

I already own a Road ID Sport and a Shoe ID. The assurance that it offers is incomparable for those that participate in sports alone. It provides life saving and emergency contact information to emergency personnel or first responders quickly. I provide essential information on my Road ID that tells them that I have Marfan Syndrome and makes them aware of my heart issues.

I ordered the Road ID Slim 2 to have a nicer option to wear everyday. They released a rose gold option with leather and pastel color options. Since my latest hospital stay, I’ve just wanted to have some quickly accessible information always available for emergency services. I often wondered…what if I hadn’t been conscious when I entered the hospital? Would they have known that I was at risk for a dissection? This will just give me some peace of mind that my most important information is immediately available.

The Road ID ordering process is painless. They give you pointers on what information to put on your ID. Road ID offers both an interactive and original version. The interactive allows you to put limited information on the ID and then for a $9.99 annual fee, emergency personnel are given a toll free number to call for more information. I prefer the original version, for the fact that it saves them crucial minutes in care.

The Road ID Slim 2 starts at $24.99 and gives you the flexibility to add additional bands for $2.99. The faceplates come in silver, gold, rose gold, black, and others. There is also 18 different band colors to choose from, including leather.

I’m a sucker for rose gold and that was my choice for everyday wear. I had my order within a week and it was carefully packaged. The mailer made me laugh out loud.

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The band comes in a nice metal box. I ordered the leather and it comes un-assembled to allow you to cut to your desired length.

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I love how slim and unassuming it is and it’s even smaller than my Fitbit Charge 2. Unlike some of the tackier medical alert bracelets, it looks nice for everyday wear. The Slim 2 is well built and looks like it will last me for years to come.

If you would like to order a Road ID, I have a coupon for $5.00 off your order until 5/19. Use this link when ordering, https://www.roadid.com/?TafInvite=4JPHP&CID=TAFGTBVPRTN. I hope you love it as much as I do and the peace of mind that Road ID offers.