Stitch Fix #11

I’m so excited to share my latest Stitch Fix with you. This is my eleventh box and I’m just as pleased with this one as I have been with all my others.

Being an Influencer for Stitch Fix has been a lot of fun. I’ve had the opportunity to share my experience with you and any promotions that the company has to offer. In addition to spreading the news I’ve been given an affiliate status which means when you use links on my page to sign up for Stitch Fix I can receive some compensation for that. (So click away!)

I’m excited to share with you the latest in Stitch Fix news: Stitch Fix now carries Plus Sizes!!

When Stitch Fix started they limited themselves to serving only sizes 0-14. The company has expanded since its birth to now offer petite, men’s, and now plus sizes as well. If sizing has been an issue or held you back from joining in the past now is the time to give it a shot. I’ve seen some of the plus size collection, Ladies, and the clothes are gorgeous. From dresses to tunics to leggings the pieces are made to compliment ALL body types.

If you have questions about the Plus Sizes now offered or how the program works I am more than happy to answer you. Comment below or drop me an email.

As for my Stitch Fix #11…

1. Shan Color Block Hem Knit Top by Olive & Oak

This is my first piece from Olive & Oak and I really love it. It’s a soft tunic that covers my bottom and front so it pairs well with leggings. I bought this top with no hesitation because I loved the fit and I love the plum color.

2. Celestia Wrapped Circle Pendant by Romolo

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This necklace is gorgeous. It’s been awhile since I’ve kept any jewelry so I decided to add this piece to my collection. Plus, it looks perfect with the tunic I decided to keep as well.

3. Kali Printed Legging by Rune

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I loved these leggings. From their fleece inner layer to their sleek athletic outer appearance they were perfect. They were so perfect in fact that months ago I bought another pair which were almost identical. So although I loved these leggings they didn’t make the cut. If they had been another color then I would have probably kept them.

4. Jamiya Aline Skirt by Renee C

5. Ivette Crochet Detail Top by Crescent

These last two pieces did not make the cut either. Although the print of the skirt was cute the fit was not flattering on me. It was a little too long and the waistband was too loose. I tend to either wear maxi skirts or ones cut just above the knee since I’m fairly short. My height is in my torso so anything in between distorts my height and my legs. If the print of the skirt would have been on a maxi or shorter skirt I most definitely would have kept it.

As far as the shirt, again it was really cute, but I decided against the purchase.

One thing I like about Stitch Fix is that you get the opportunity to shop within your budget. I always like to give myself a limit before I open the box. It can be hard to stay within that budget when I love so much of what they send me, but in the end decisions have to be made. There is no cost to return items, and you have three days to make a decision before the package is due at the post office.

There is a styling fee attached to each fix ($20) which can be applied to any items that you choose to purchase. Also, when you sign up for Stitch Fix you have an opportunity to share your budget and style preferences with the personal stylists working for you.

If you are interested in Stitch Fix or have questions I am happy to help you out. As an Influencer I receive promotional information and FAQs to help you decide if Stitch Fix is right for you. As an affiliate I may receive compensation for your sign up with the company, but honesty is more important to me than a pay check so please ask if you have any hesitations. I love spreading the word about Stitch Fix and I look forward to my next one!

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

Let Stitch Fix Be Your Last Minute Gift

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Valentines Day will be here tomorrow and many of us are scrambling in search of a gift for that special someone. It isn’t too late to order a Stitch Fix gift card. Your gift card can be emailed to your valentine shortly after purchase and it allows your other half to pick out the styles that fit them best.

During the bustle of the Christmas holiday I had several friends who ordered Stitch Fix gift cards that either contributed to existing accounts or allowed people to start the Stitch Fix experience for the very first time. I received a gift card myself and was able to purchase this Brookline Mix Material Sweater by Market and Spruce with it:

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The best part about Stitch Fix is the personal stylist.

Being able to request specific pieces and the opportunity to collaborate with the stylist makes the $20 style fee worth it. Each style fee can be applied to the items you purchase from your box. It’s a win-win.

Stitch Fix also carries petite, maternity, and men’s clothing. Gift cards are not just for the ladies in your life.

Shhh…I know it is very last minute. I promise not to tell if you wait until the eleventh hour to buy your Stitch Fix gift card.

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The Ameri Brit Mom

Dressing and Educating: Day 100!!

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For the past 100 days of my school year I have shared with you outfit ideas for the classroom within a teacher’s budget. In celebration of 100 days down I want to revisit my top 5 outfits so far this year.

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5- Gusta Two Pocket Top by Skies are Blue (Stitch Fix #8)

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4- Elisa Dress by Collective Concepts (Stitch Fix #9)

 

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3-Jahana Cargo Vest by Market & Spruce (Stitch Fix #7)

 

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2- Ilaria Crochet Trim Tunic by Alice Blue (Stitch Fix #8)

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1-Pedrine Keyhole Back Shirt by Renee C (Stitch Fix #6) and Red Toms (Stitch Fix #5)

 

Each of these five outfits was put together with the help of my personal stylists at Stitch Fix.  I started my journey as a Stitch Fix Influencer this fall and I’ve enjoyed the opportunities to spread love for their clothes and company with all of you who read my blog and stop by from time to time. Stitch Fix has updated my wardrobe and helped me to develop my personal style. Because of Stitch Fix, I am both comfortable and professional as I teach my high school English and Honors World History classes.

I’m looking forward to 80 more days of outfit inspiration with the help of Stitch Fix.

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

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Keep It Simple This Valentine’s Day

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In three weeks couples all over the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the holiday. Call me cynical, but in my opinion, couples with a healthy relationship should be honoring their bond daily. February 14th is no magical day. It should be a day like any other where gratitude is expressed and moments are cherished.

I also realize that for some, Valentine’s Day can be painful. It’s a reminder that another year has gone by without finding a spouse. It’s a reminder that you thought you’d spend forever with someone and it didn’t work out. It’s a reminder that the person you love was taken too soon. It’s a day that so many try to forget despite social media and marketing tactics thrusting reminders in their faces.

If you are in a committed relationship–make it a good day. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top, but remind your partner that you love them (as you should every day.) Maybe do something different or exchange a small gift. Cherish every day together, not just February 14ths.

If you are one of those people who wish you could skip work and all human interactions on this day I hear you. Gather some of your other single friends and celebrate where you are on your journeys. Lift each other up with words of encouragement, laughter, and a glass of wine. Know that there is nothing wrong with being alone on Valentine’s Day. It’s a day like all the others and don’t let anything make you feel like you are “less than” because you are single.

If you are looking for something for a friend or spouse that is truly unique to them consider purchasing a gift card to Stitch Fix. It’s a simple gift that keeps on giving. With this gift card the recipient can be introduced to Stitch Fix for the very first time. If they are already part of the program then they can choose to use their gift card on pieces they select that fit their bodies and style well. Give the gift of a personal stylist this season for all of the people in your life whom you love. Stitch Fix now provides clothing for women (regular, maternity, petite) and men.

All throughout the year (every day to be exact) my husband and I give each other constant reminders of our love. We will go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day and maybe even spend a little bit on a gift, but it’s important to remember these things should be regular parts of our interactions. It isn’t about assorted chocolates, giant teddy bears, fancy dinners, or jewelry.

Love is about going into the trenches of this life ready to defend one another to the death. It’s about fighting side-by-side for what is good and lovely. It’s about choosing each other every day, not just on February 14th.

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

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Stitch Fix #10

It’s hard to believe that this is my tenth Stitch Fix since Fall of 2015. I have my fixes arrive every other month. Ten boxes in and I still get excited when the mail man drops off my box.

One thing I love about Stitch Fix is that I get the opportunity to communicate with my stylist prior to my fix being sent out. I can communicate with her either directly through my Stitch Fix account or through my style board on Pinterest.

This time around she sensed my desire for sweaters and scarves as I had spent some time scouring Pinterest for new sweater styles. I must say my stylist nailed it this time! Every piece was adorable. Luckily, some of my family members had purchased Stitch Fix gift cards for me so I could manage to splurge a bit this time around.

Here is a look at my pieces:

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1. Brookline Mix Material Sweater (Market and Spruce)

The color, the fit, and the style of this sweater made it an instant “YES!” for purchase. I love the plum color and the satin under layer in the back. This sweater will go well with several accessories I already own like the blanket scarf in the background. I love this sweater and am sure that it will be a new staple in my winter wardrobe.

2. Jessika Cowl Neck Poncho (RD Style)

I’ve been hoping for an over-sized, cowl neck since my last fix. I love the length and color of this top and I know it will pair well with so many things. I like it as is, but can also see myself adding a long sleeve shirt underneath for extra warmth. It is very comfortable and seems well put together. I’ve scored another new favorite for the season.

 

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3. Trissen Ribbed Knit Top (En Creme)

As cute as this top was I decided to return it. It’s a piece I could see myself wearing, but with financial limitations I had to say no. I always have a number in mind before I open a box and I try not to spend over that limit. Having said “yes” to sweaters means that I reached that limit a little sooner than if I had passed on one or both of them. So although I really liked the color and fit of this top I forced myself to pass.

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4. Alpine Plaid Wrap Scarf (Look by M)

This scarf went perfectly with the knit top. The color schemes were similar and the fabrics were perfect compliments. The reason I returned this scarf, however, is because over Christmas I got a brand new blanket scarf in similar colors (navy and orange-Look). As a perk for being a Stitch Fix Influencer I received a blanket scarf from the company. It was an unexpected Christmas present that I have already gotten a lot of wear out of.

5. Joel Popover Knit Dress (Hailey 23)

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This layered dress is actually one-piece. It was unique and comfortable, but sacrifices have to be made sometimes. If I already owned a pair of navy leggings I may have been able to justify this purchase, but in order to make it work in a winter wardrobe it would require leggings.

Being a part of the Stitch Fix Influencer program has been such a positive experience. I have met so many new people and had the opportunity to answer questions and point people toward a company that I have loved myself.

If you are interested in giving Stitch Fix a try please let me know. I will personally help you get set up and started or you can use my affiliate link to set up an account. Stitch Fix offers its customers a personal stylist who sends five pieces per fix to your home. The cost of a box is applied toward any pieces you purchase and there are discounts applicable if you choose to buy all five pieces in your box.

I would love to help you get set up and answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me introduce you to an awesome company.

The Ameri Brit Mom

Stitch Fix #9

For the first time ever my Stitch Fix actually snuck up on me and I was completely surprised when I found my box on my porch after school. I had been so caught up in my life, new diet, sick child, and school work to remember that it was about time for my next Stitch Fix to arrive.

Around the holiday season I have to tighten the budget a bit so I want you to know upfront that since it had slipped my mind I wasn’t prepared to drop a bunch of money on this Stitch Fix. In the end I only ended up purchasing one piece, but that doesn’t mean I totally hated my items. I was still rather pleased with what I received, but in November I tend to focus more on buying for others than for myself.

Here’s a look into my box.

1. Elisa Dress (Collective Concepts)/Sutro Open Knit Infinity Scarf (Octavia)

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The wrap style dress is so beautiful and elegant. I love the fall hues and the fit of this piece. It’s a dress that can so easily go from professional to casual with the right accents. It pairs perfectly with the color of the scarf. I only ended up buying the dress, but if I had more of a budget to work with the scarf would have been my second choice. The color is very hot right now and it could be worn so many ways.

2. Rufus Crew Neck Blouse (41 Hawthorn)

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I wasn’t a huge fan of the fit of this top. My torso is a bit long so the panel for the shirt hit in an awkward place. The black panel at the bottom was see through and I just felt like the whole top was unflattering to my body shape/figure. I loved the color scheme. Black and white tops are so easy to accessorize  and dress up, but I just felt like the fit of this top made it one not worth purchasing.

3. Locklyn Cowl Neck Pullover (RD Style)

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This was another top that didn’t fit quite right. The shirt was too short for my torso, so much so that if I were to lift my hands my stomach would show. It was an instant “no” for me for that very reason. If it was longer, I would have liked the concept. It was cute and warm.

4. Hampton Corduroy Skinny Jean (Edyson)

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I will spare you the image of myself wearing these pants. They did not quite fit. I’m not sure if it is due to the fact that they are skinny jeans, but they were tight in all the wrong places.

It was kind of disappointing that only two pieces actually fit in this Stitch Fix, but it’s probably better for my bank account that it worked out that way. I really didn’t have the cash to buy my whole box this go around so I was happy with the outcome. I did not leave a note for my stylist this time around (like I said, it slipped my mind.) It is important to communicate your wishes with your stylist so I blame myself for the fact that I didn’t end up loving more of my pieces.

**It is also important to note that if I had wanted to there is now an option to exchange pieces on the Stitch Fix site when you go to check out. If there is a piece you love, but it is in the wrong size you can select to exchange it free of charge.

If you are thinking about giving Stitch Fix a try or know someone who is unsure about it, and you want to give them a chance to try it risk-free there are two links below for you.

First, if you want to give it a try use this link to sign up. By using my link you give me credit for referring you to Stitch Fix. I am currently a Stitch Fix Influencer which means I may be compensated for this blog post and/or your signing up if you use my link.

Secondly, if you know someone who already has Stitch Fix or is thinking about giving it a try you can give the gift of Stitch Fix for Christmas. Use this link to purchase a gift card. Once on the website, click on the Gift Cards tab.I will receive 15% commission if you use this link so I would appreciate if you used it when making a gift card purchase.

Stitch Fix has been a rewarding experience for me. I almost always love the entire box that I receive and I’ve been featured on some of their social media for my posts and experiences with the company. Let me know if you have any Stitch Fix questions.

Happy Holidays!

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The Ameri Brit Mom

 

Stitch Fix #8

A year ago I embarked on a rewarding journey with Stitch Fix. I heard some friends talking about this online service that sends clothes to your front door with no pressure to purchase. I went home and did some research and by the end of the day I was signed up as a Stitch Fix customer. My experience with Stitch Fix has been nothing but positive. I’ve loved nearly every piece shipped to my home. My stylist and I have begun an open dialogue about pieces I’d like to see in my fixes. To top it all off, I became a Stitch Fix Influencer in August.

This is a company that I have loved more with each fix. Every box feels tailored to my style and body type. I’m so excited to share with you my fix #8. This is the first fix where I have purchased EVERY item.

1. Mark Twisted Lead Hinge Bracelet (Romolo)

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I’m always on the lookout for gold jewelery. I love the way this hinge bracelet lays and the fact that it pairs well with my Alex and Ani collection.

2. Adorra Skinny Jean (Just Black)


One of the first pairs of skinny jeans to really fit my body well would be these. I’ve always wanted to wear skinny jeans, but because of the proportions of my body they’ve just not fit well. I’ve settled for leggings or jeggings in the past, but this pair of true skinny jeans has me feeling all sorts of good vibes about the size of my hips and thighs.

3. Annaway Cable Knit Sweater (RD Style)


A cute, basic sweater is hard to come by so I knew better than to pass up an opportunity to own this adorable knit sweater. I think the colors make it easy to accessorize. It is fairly versatile as well. I’m so stoked about this piece.

4. Gusta Two Pocket Top (Skies Are Blue)


Plaid is all the rage this season. You can never have too much plaid in the fall so this quality two-pocket, plaid top will get plenty of wear. I can’t wait to pair this top with my new skinny jeans!

5. Ilaria Crochet Trim Tunic (Alice Blue)


I specifically asked my stylist to send me a tunic that I could wear as the seasons transition. This tunic is absolute perfection. With its flowing sleeves and crochet details this top will pair easily with just about any bottoms or accessories one can fathom. I’m looking forward to trying this top out with some patterned leggings, my skinny jeans, and a pair of jeggings.

Which pieces did you love?

Also, don’t forget to use my Stitch Fix Influencer link should you choose to give Stitch Fix a try for yourself. That link gives me credit for sharing the love of all things SF. You can also click on my banners in the margin 🙂

The Ameri Brit Mom

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