Stitch Fix Review for May 2021 – Fix #93

May is here and that means it’s time for another Stitch Fix review. I’m excited to share what my stylist picked for me to try for this month.

Graphic for Stitch Fix Review for May 2021

May is one of my favorite months of the year because the weather is warm but not hot and so many things are in bloom.

It’s always a pleasure to receive my Stitch Fix box and to try everything on. This month I’m sharing six things rather than the usual five. Why? Stitch Fix now has a shop category on their website. It’s divided into sections and you can buy items individually. My sweet aunt sent me a Stitch Fix gift card and I used it to buy a cute summer top. This top is the extra item that I’m sharing this month.

These pictures were taken on April 20th after my 6th of 17 radiation treatments. I wanted to take the pictures while my hair was still full and on my head. As of today, May 1, I still have hair but it thin. This week’s treatment was rough on my body and by Thursday, my platelets had dropped too low to have a treatment. Friday morning I had more bloodwork and an infusion of fluids and anti-nausea medication. My platelets were even lower on Friday, so again, no treatment. We’ll repeat bloodwork on Monday and if my platelet numbers are high enough, I’ll have a treatment. There are only five left and it will be great to get them behind me. I’m struggling with eating and drinking. Food isn’t appealing and most of it is either tasteless or doesn’t taste at all good to me. I can only handle small sips of fluids right now. Trying to swallow too much chokes me. I’m hanging in there and doing my best to just keep on keeping on.

Stitch Fix Review for May 2021

If you are new to Stitch Fix, these details will help you to understand the service.  If you want to try Stitch Fix, sign up here to get $25 off your first box.

  • Stitch Fix is a personal styling service.  When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you fill out a detailed style profile that helps your stylist know your likes and dislikes. 
  • When a Fix arrives, you have three days to try the clothes on and to decide what to keep and what to send back.  Stitch Fix includes a postage-paid envelope making returns super easy.
  • When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you can choose how often a box is delivered.  You can pick monthly options or schedule a box when you’d like to receive one. I do not like shopping and love receiving clothing from Stitch Fix.  I get clothes that I like without having to do any work other than pinning things that I like to my fashion board on Pinterest.  My stylist checks my Pinterest board for inspiration and also reads my note to her each month to see if I have any special requests.
  • You can find links to all of my Fixes here and also be sure to check out my Stitch Fix Review Board on Pinterest where I pin my favorite looks.
  • Stitch Fix is a personal styling service.  When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you fill out a detailed style profile that helps your stylist know your likes and dislikes. 
  • When a Fix arrives, you have three days to try the clothes on and to decide what to keep and what to send back.  Stitch Fix includes a postage-paid envelope making returns super easy.
  • When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you can choose how often a box is delivered.  You can pick monthly options or schedule a box when you’d like to receive one. I do not like shopping and love receiving clothing from Stitch Fix.  I get clothes that I like without having to do any work other than pinning things that I like to my fashion board on Pinterest.  My stylist checks my Pinterest board for inspiration and also reads my note to her each month to see if I have any special requests.
  • You can find links to all of my Fixes here and also be sure to check out my Stitch Fix Review Board on Pinterest where I pin my favorite looks.

Let’s see what my stylist, Jennifer, picked for me to try this month.

41 Hawthorne Celia Sleeve Detail Dress

The first item to share is my favorite from this month’s box, the 41 Hawthorne Celia Sleeve Detail Dress. I loved the sleeve detail of this dress and how the waist is a drawstring that ties on either side.

I can’t wait to wear this dress out and about for the first time!

Stitch Fix 41 Hawthorn Celia Sleeve Detail Dress

All of my jewelry is from my latest Rocksbox box. I kept this beautiful Kendra Scott Natalie Pendant Necklace in Gold and White Mussel because I loved how it looked with this dress. The bracelets were purchased from past Rocksbox boxes and the earrings are from my current box. I’m not keeping them, but I am enjoying wearing them until I send them back.

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that sends three pieces of jewelry that you can wear for as long as you like each month.  When you send your three pieces back or buy what you like, a new box is sent.  If you’d like a free month of Rocksbox, sign up with this code: PAULABFF54

Stitch Fix 41 Hawthorn Celia Sleeve Detail Dress

This has been the most beautiful spring and the day we took these pictures was spectacular. Sherman agreed to pose with me while I had on this dress but wasn’t as cooperative as the photo shoot continued.

Stitch Fix 41 Hawthorn Celia Sleeve Detail Dress

I loved this dress and knew it was a keeper as soon as I put it on.

Stitch Fix 41 Hawthorne Celia Sleeve Detail Dress

Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress

The next item to try from this month’s box was the Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress. When Mr. SP first saw this dress, his immediate response was, “Don’t you already have that dress?” He was remembering a dress that I bought about ten years ago at Dress Barn and frequently wore to school.

Stitch Fix Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress

This dress is a cute style, was super comfortable, and its made of a material that can be folded and packed in a suitcase and not wrinkle.

Stitch Fix Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress

I paired the dress with another Rockbox necklace, the Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in black and more bracelets from past Rocksbox boxes.

My shoes are Jambu from my teaching days. Even though they are heels, I could stand on concrete all day in them.

Stitch Fix Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress

I liked this dress but not enough to keep it.

Stitch Fix Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress

Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top with Violets & Roses Stella Pull On Wide Leg Pant

I love it when my stylist picks an outfit for me. Next to try was the Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top with Violets & Roses Stella Pull On Wide Leg Pant.

The top is an athletic top designed to wear at the gym or for casual wear. The fabric was buttery soft and the top could not have been more comfortable.

The pants are not a style that I would try on in a store but receiving them is a reason I love Stitch Fix. I lets me try on things that I wouldn’t pick for myself. These pants have a cute wide leg style and an elastic waist with a drawstring. They were super comfortable.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top with Violets & Roses Stella Pull on Wide Leg Pant-

The necklace that I’m wearing here is another recent Rocksbox purchase, the Sophie Harper Interlocking Circles Necklace in Gold. I purchased this from Rockbox in March and then in April when it was Easter, my very fashionable sister-in-law was wearing a similar necklace. Susan keeps up with the trends, so I’m guessing that this necklace is on-trend right now.

My shoes are another pair of Jambus from my teaching days. I don’t wear dress shoes much these days so when it is time for Stitch Fix pictures, I wear what I already have.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top with Violets & Roses Stella Pull on Wide Leg Pant-

Look at this top’s adorable back detail!

Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top with Violets & Roses Stella Pull on Wide Leg Pant-

I liked this top but it was too similar to the Corinne Performance Cross Back Tee from my April Fix to keep.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top

I liked these pants but not enough to keep them. I did enjoy trying them as they were not something that I would pick to try if shopping in a store.

Stitch Fix Violets and Roses Stella Pull On Wide Leg Pant

Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse

This Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse is the bonus item that I’m sharing this month. I purchased it from the shop section on the Stitch Fix website with a gift certificate that my sweet aunt sent to me.

By the way, my aunt and I look so much alike and I even have a lot of her mannerisms even though I didn’t see her frequently growing up. Genetics are an amazing thing.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse

My favorite color is red and I have always been a polka dot fan. I also loved this blouse’s sleeve detail. I paired it with a white Old Navy skirt and Danskos from my teaching days.

For 4th of July, I’ll wear this with blue shorts.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse

I don’t have any white shorts and buying a pair to wear with this blouse is on my “to-do” list. I actually asked for a pair of white shorts for this Fix but Jennifer wasn’t able to find a pair to send to me.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse

Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag

The last item to share is the Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse with Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag

This bag can be enjoyed as a crossbody or you can take the strap off and carry it as a clutch.

Stitch Fix Papermoon Kiera Keyhole Back Blouse with Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag

I wasn’t at all a fan of this bag. First, like I said in my March Stitch Fix Review, I don’t want to carry a suede bag in spring or summer. Second, the bag had no structure and was really floppy which was annoying.

This was an automatic no from the time I pulled it out of the box.

Stitch Fix Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag

In Summary

  • 41 Hawthorne Celia Sleeve Detail Dress – $74 – Keep
  • Magnolia Grace Alhambra Embroidered Trim Knit Dress – $74 – Return
  • Papermoon Ampton Back Detail Knit Top – $34 – Return
  • Violets & Roses Stella Pull On Wide Leg Pant – $58 – Return
  • Shiraleah Jesse Crossbody Bag – $54 – Return

Signing up for Stitch Fix is easy. If you use my referral link, you’ll get $25 off of your first box. This means that your styling fee will be taken care of and you’ll have $5 credit to use to purchase anything that you want to keep.  If you don’t like your items, you’ve lost no money. 

Why not try Stitch Fix risk-free?

64 Comments

    1. Thank you so much for your support and especially your prayers. I appreciate both so much!

    2. Pauka, you look beautiful in every picture. I have to say red is your color. it looks so pretty on you.

      I don’t like floppy handbags either. I need structure to a bag.

      Saying prayers for tomorrow and every day

  1. Ok lady, for someone enduring flipping radiation treatments you are beautiful!!!! Paula your experience and the way you are handling it are teaching so many of us a life lesson in acceptance, determination, fortitude, resilience, patience and hope. My prayer has been and is that you come through this with healing and an overwhelming sense of the gift that you are. God bless you Mr. SP for being an incredible support to Paula and Sherman, you for kids will never know the strength you provide! Take care, have a lovely weekend. Colleen

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Collen. I so much appreciate your prayers and support.

  2. Paula, yes, you are beautiful and brave and strong. I love seeing your Stitch Fix reviews. You got me hooked on Stitch Fix. The green dress looks like my style, too. I have that sleeveless dress in blue tones. I like the looks of the purse a lot, but you’re right— floppy purses are annoying. Please give Sherman and Mr. SP hugs from me. Continuing to send prayers and healing thoughts your way.

    1. Thank you so much for your love and support. Hugs given to Mr. SP and Sherman. Both of my boys are taking good care of me!

    1. Thank you! Two days off from radiation plus the weekend have left me feeling much better. My body definitely needed a break!

  3. I’ll be a repeat of what everyone else has already said: You look gorgeous in all of the selections! Paula, you are such a sterling example of grace, courage, and acceptance. Your posts are uplifting and a blessing.. I pray for you and your exceptional family each day and am thankful that you give updates in order for us to pray specifically.
    I pray you will feel better so that you can get the radiation behind you.
    Suzanne

  4. No one would ever know what you are enduring given your appearance, Paula. You are a beautiful force to be reckoned with. I love your Stitch Fix choices this month. I hope you, Mr SP, and Sherman get to enjoy some lake time this month. Happy May!

    1. Thank you so much, Rita! I’m looking forward to wearing my new dress once my bloodwork numbers are back up and I’m able to be around people without worrying about catching an illness. We have been going to the lake each weekend and it is wonderful to be able to relax there and recharge after a week of traveling back and forth to UVA each day. I so much appreciate your support during this crappola time!

  5. Paula-you look beautiful! I agree with a previous person’s post who pointed out how you are teaching us all great life lessons regarding determination, hope and so much more!! Still a teacher. Love seeing Sherman in the pics- so handsome.
    💖
    Sarah

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I so much appreciate your support. Sherman is taking good care of his Mama and giving me lots of cuddles and kisses.

  6. Paula always love to see your stitch fix the dress and blouse are perfect choice. You are always in my thoughts and prayers enjoy this wonderful weekend.

  7. Continued prayers for you and hoping that you can get those last sessions of treatment behind you soon!! I started reading your blog because of Sherman…Ha!! It was his life vest out in the boat that caught my eye that day. I loved the red blouse you picked and when you find those white shorts you’ll be set for the 4th of July!!

    Blessings,

    June

    1. Thank you, June! I am so glad that my sweet Sherman led you to reading my blog. He has been loving on me hard through my treatments. I also hope that I can soon knock out these last five treatments. I need to force myself to go shopping one day to find some white shorts or maybe I’ll wait and hope that my SF stylist sends some in my June box that will arrived in a few weeks.

  8. I am so sorry you are going through this! You are in my prayers! These are all great pieces! You can get a lot of wear out of all of them!

    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! I so much appreciate your support and prayers. I am looking forward to wearing both the blouse and dress now that it is finally warm here in Virginia.

  9. Everything looks beautiful on you! I hope your condition continues to improve and that you can put your treatments behind you!

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren. I hope that this week I can knock out all five treatments but if not, it is ok. I’ll do them when my body is ready to handle them. I so much appreciate your support during this crappy time!

  10. I always look forward to you posts. I especially loved the transformation of the lake house. My favorites are your stitch fix posts though. Thank you for sharing your cancer fight with us. It just makes us love you more. I agree with everyone, you are the model of grace and will power. Things may be rough but you will get through this. Sending my prayers.

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! I so much appreciate this kind comment and your support. We have done a few updates at the lake and once I’m feeling better, I hope to share them on the blog.

  11. Girl!! I love your stuff!! I love your stitch fix box!! I used to get stitch fix, but got lazy and quit. I do love all the things they picked for me, and like you said they often pick stuff you’d never pick for yourself!

    1. I so much enjoy receiving my monthly Stitch Fix box. When I get an email that it is on the way, I love heading to the app to see what my stylist picked. Lots of times when I look at the preview pictures of the five items, I don’t like a few. Then when I try them on, my true changes and I like the item very much. When I’m out and about with friends, they all know that almost every piece in my wardrobe is from Stitch Fix!

    1. It’s wonderful that you received a 5/5 box! Getting that discount always means that one item is free and I love the word free.

    1. I also loved the green dress and I’m looking forward to wearing it for a dinner out to celebrate the end of my radiation treatments. I so much appreciate your prayers and support.

  12. What a wonderful post! First of all, prayers for you while undergoing treatment. You have a beautiful attitude and spirit, a beautiful force to be reckoned with as Rita said. I love your Stitch Fix choices for this month, the dress and the red top are so cute and so wearable. I hope you have a wonderful month ahead, filled with strong, feeling good days!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m tolerating treatment pretty well and doing my best to enjoy every minute of every day even if I’m not feeling 100%. If all goes well, I’ll be finished with treatment tomorrow, 5/11.

  13. I’m sure it is so much fun to see what someone else has picked for your! I can imagine that is hit or miss. It is nice to see all of the outfits so thanks so much for sharing.

    I continue to send good positive and healing thoughts your way;)

    1. Thank you, Maria! If is fun to see what my stylist picks for me. There are definitely misses but also a lot of hits. Since I’m no longer teaching, I don’t keep as much as I used to. Usually I keep at least one thing per month which is a slow and steady way to add new things to my wardrobe. Thank you so much for your support!

    1. Thank you, Leslie! You should check out Rocksbox. It is so much fun to receive three pieces of jewelry to wear as much as you want. You can then buy it or send it back and within a few days you get three more pieces. I often buy gifts for my friends through Rocksbox. I’ll favorite items that I know friends will like and then request them. It’s an easy way to shop for a gift.

  14. You always look so good in everything you get from your Stitch Fix Paula but I especially love that green dress on you. Keeping you in my prayers.

    1. Thank you so much, KIm! I am hanging in there and feeling pretty good. If all goes well, I’ll be finished with treatment tomorrow, 5/11.

  15. Paula, you looked great in all of the outfits! I really like the red top and I like the green dress on you! Your shoes are so cute too! Continued prayers for your health and healing!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary Anne! I wore the red top yesterday for the first time for Mother’s Day. When I finish my treatments, I’m wearing the green dress for an out to dinner celebration. If all goes well, I’ll be finished tomorrow, 5/11. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

  16. Hi Paula,
    You look fabulous in this photo shoot and I love the blouse you bought and the cute green dress. Hang in there and continued prayers for you.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I wore the red top yesterday for Mother’s Day and plan to wear the green dress for a celebratory dinner when I’m finished with radiation which should be tomorrow, 5/11. I so much appreciate your prayers and support.

    1. Thank you so much, Marie! I’m grateful to be feeling pretty good throughout my treatment. If all goes well, I’ll be finished tomorrow, 5/11.

    1. Thank you, Libby! Jambus are so comofortable. I have to force myself not to look at them on Zappos because I’m always tempted to buy more. Maybe I should treat myself to a new pair when I finish my radiation treatments!

    1. Thank you, Jayne! If I was still teaching, I would have kept the Alhambra dress. I’m pretty selective now when I purchase because I don’t need very much clothing at this time in my life. I do love getting my Stitch Fix box each month and trying everything on!

  17. I loved that you received a gift card to spend! What a great gift idea. I especially liked the dresses on you. However, you always look so pretty in everything! Continued prayers for you, Paula!

    1. A Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect present for me. My family often gives them to me for Christmas and my birthday which I love. Thank you so much for your support and prayers!

  18. Such a great try-on session. Beautiful pieces and they all look so good on you. I can only imagine how relieved you will be to get these last tough treatements behind you. I am sending you many prayers for your strength during your last 5 treatments and your full recovery!

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! If all goes well, I’ll be finished with treatment tomorrow, 5/11. I so much appreciate your support and prayers.

  19. I posted this under your april post but I wanted it here to in case.I work as a social worker in Radiation Oncology in my town so I know exactly what your going through! one tip is if you think anything is wrong please bring it to their attention! they are here to help! I am so sorry you have to go through this, but you seem to have a lot of support and will get through this. if you haven’t already get established with the American cancer society, 1-800-227-2345 they are a great resource!

    1. Thank you so much for this valuable advice, Ashley! I so much appreciate it. Please know that cancer patients like me so much appreciate the social work support that we receive through out treatment. You have certainly helped and impacted many, many lives throughout your career.

    1. I am glad to hear that youmother is getting back to her old self after her treatments. I so much appreciate your support!

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