So, my mom turned 70 this year. (Well, it was like 6 months ago, but hey, life happens, and I’m just now getting around to her birthday gift.)
My mom is an amazing woman.
She was married to my dad for 30 years, but it was no normal marriage. He was schizophrenic and incapable of working, so my mom was the one who worked to financially support me and my three siblings growing up. She never got to splurge on herself. In fact, she rarely bought herself anything. She always kept the rest of the family as her priority, and never once complained. She had some lemons dealt to her, but she chose to make lemonade the best she could. You know, as a kid, you never really appreciate the sacrifices your parents make. But once you’re grown, you sure have a different perspective!
Ok, and not only that, but she just got her black belt in Tae Kwon Do! Yup, don’t mess with her in a back alley!
Being that this birthday was a “big” one (did I mention 70?!), I really wanted to get her something special, and since Christmas is coming up too, I thought the perfect gift would be to do a Stitch Fix birthday makeover on her! If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your mom for Christmas, how about a Stitch Fix gift card? She’ll have a blast getting a box of fun clothes styled just for her!
Stitch Fix Birthday Makeover
Ok, so first of all. Let’s address the elephant in the room: she’s SEVENTY YEARS OLD! I don’t know about you, but to me, 70 always meant that you were officially old. Well, I think my mom is pretty much kicking that myth’s booty. Oh, and did I mention that she’s never dyed her hair?! I’m not really sure how it is that I’m already getting grey hairs at 37 years old, but I’m praying I have my mom’s gorgeous genes, cuz I wanna look just like her when I’m 70!
Here’s my mom’s “before” picture, and even with no makeup, she looks like a spring chicken to me:
So, a few weeks ago, I went online, with my mom on the phone, and filled out her style profile for her Stitch Fix birthday makeover. It took us about 10 minutes, and we were as specific as we could be about her style and tastes. Then, we waited. And a couple days ago, it came!
Next, the fun part came! I got to do her hair and makeup and she got to try on all her new clothes. Up first was a Market & Spruce Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater and a Papermoon Kasidy Swing Skirt:
My mom loved both of these pieces. The skirt was flowy, stretchy and swingy; so fun! And the top was soft and comfortable, with unique elbow patches to make it more than just a plain sweater. She decided she wanted to keep both of these. I don’t blame her–she looks adorbs, right?!
Next she tried on the Pixley Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress:
Ok, does anyone else think this is crazy cute?! I think she looks 10 years younger. Alas, she felt it was a little too short for her liking, and decided to send it back. I was kinda sad about that since I think it’s so cute, flattering, and modern. But I didn’t want her to keep it if she didn’t love it.
Lastly, she tried on the Liverpool Denise Bootcut Jean and Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top:
I didn’t take a picture of how long these jeans really were, but we tucked up about four inches of excess pant leg for the photo. She loved the fit of these everywhere else except for the length, so we’ve requested a size exchange, and are still waiting to hear whether they have her correct size or not.
She loved the comfort of the Dolman, but also felt like she was constantly tucking in her straps underneath the shirt, so decided to send this shirt back.
So, that’s my mom’s Stitch Fix birthday makeover! What do you think? Did you love the striped dress as much as I did? Are you as shocked that this woman is 70 years old as I am??
So are you as excited as I am?? Get your own mom a Stitch Fix box or gift card and surprise her this Christmas!