Buying Time

Buying Time

I am one tired mom right now. Anyone else in full-on mom mode right now waiting for Fall Break? Whew! High school football is some serious stuff. Plus, I have another one running cross country in middle school. I seriously convinced myself I would somehow find the time to train for a full marathon through all of this. #temporaryinsanity

Oh, it always starts off great. At the beginning of the season, I run when they practice. I think, “I got this!” Then games and meets start up and it’s driving to away games, hanging around at meets waiting for your runner to emerge from the woods, coordinating how you are going to make it to the same number of events per child. Then suddenly, you ask yourself, “When was the last time I ran?” We even moved closer to the school this year to buy more time. It certainly made a huge difference, but doesn’t change the fact that I’m tired and ready for a break.

We are just over one week away from Fall Break, and all I can think about is crawling up in my bed. But hold on….

Football players don’t get to take a break….

And you still have a full time job and kids to feed….

Well at least we may be able to slow down a little bit? Which leads me to my next thought, did I say Fall Break? That sure snuck up on me. I have to admit I’m a summer girl through and through. I dread winter and shorter days and dreary cold.

I don’t really like cold weather clothing. When I’m not at work, it’s running shorts or capris and a tank top most of the time.

Because I’m so busy, I don’t have much time to shop, nor do I even want to when I do get some free time. I decided to give Stitch Fix a try at the recommendation of a friend. If you haven’t already heard of it (you probably have since I’m usually late to the game), it’s a subscription service that selects clothing specifically tailored to your size, body shape, and style.

It’s like Christmas opening my first Fix!

I was hesitant since I am a lifelong bargain shopper. I knew I would have to adjust to higher prices than I would normally pay. With my first “Fix”, I was pleasantly surprised that everything fit so well. How can someone that has never even met me pick out the right size the first time when I can’t even do that for myself in the store? Like I said, the price is a little higher than I would like, but for the convenience of trying on clothes in the comfort of my home, it’s totally worth spending a little extra. I kept two items and returned the rest.

The process is incredibly easy! Just tell them which items you would like to keep, pop the rest in the pre-labeled envelope and put it in your USPS mail to pick up. Easy peasy!

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

My second Fix was even better. I spent a little extra time on my Pinterest style board that my stylist used. She could tell that I like a pretty basic, neutral wardrobe, and then add just a pop of color. This makes it super quick and easy to throw together an outfit with little effort in the mornings. I also gave detailed feedback on what I liked and didn’t like from my first Fix.

Hello Fall colors!

I kept 3 items from my second Fix and can’t wait to see what I get next month! I love trying on my clothes at home where I can see how the styles work with the rest of my wardrobe. I’m charged a $20 styling fee when the order is shipped which gets deducted from the price of my final order. So at most, I’ve risked $20. Based on my first two orders, I’m convinced I will always want at least one item. If I keep all 5 items, I get a 25% discount. That hasn’t happened for me yet, but I’m convinced it will.

If you decide to give it a try, I would really appreciate if you would use my referral link below. I am not a paid affiliate, but as a customer, I can get a $25 credit if you give it a try. If you decide to give it a go, or have any questions about my experience, drop me a line below…

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Maybe being a lifelong bargain shopper isn’t just about saving dollars. I think I’m starting to see value in saving precious time!

10 Replies to “Buying Time”

  1. I Hace been meaning to try stich fix for a while. Everyone that I know that uses it is so happy with their items. I’m going to get on it next week – and I’ll use your link

  2. With 2 kids myself, I’m always busy running too, not to mention, I live about 50 minutes from the nearest mall. I might just have to give Stitch Fix a try.

    1. Just getting to the mall and back can be exhausting enough! If you decide to try it out, let me know how it goes for you. 🙂

  3. I’ve heard of this service before and might give it a try, but I can so sympathize with you regarding being a busy mom. My youngest is in Karate, Flag Football, and the school musical. That last one alone is very time consuming! My oldest plays the drums and he has practice as well. The great thing is that they’re getting to the age of driving so that will relieve some of my time. 🙂

  4. I had never heard of them before reading this informative post. I thought I’d check them out and sadly they are not running in the UK, maybe one day! I’m glad you’re enjoying!

    1. There are other services. Maybe you can find something there. Best wishes, and thank you for reading!