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!
Danielle S. says
You’re an adorable daughter and your mom did a great job raising you! Your mom is GORGEOUS! I loved that striped dress on her too and I personally think she looks 20 years younger! Actually all pieces look wonderful on her! She’s a beautiful woman and her happiness shows.
LouAnn Campbell says
You look beautiful. If I saw you on the street I would never guess you were 70. If 70 looks that good none of us have anything to worry about. Happy Birthday!!!
You and your family are adorable! Your mom sounds like she’s just as sweet and caring as she is ageless! Lucky for you to have such a wonderful role model! oh, and my mom does stitch fix with me too 😉
Beverly Christensen says
Wow! Your mom looks terrific! What a wonderful daughter you are.
Your mom looks fantastic! I think that every outfit looked sensational on her! And yes, the striped dress with the boots…super cute! She rocked it!
Jody Deal says
Wow! Great fix overall and 70! I would have never guessed. I can only hope to look that young and beautiful at 70.
Dana R. says
That is so awesome! I wish I could do the same for my mom, but Stitch Fix doesn’t carry her size. I’ll just have to find another way to do it! Kudos to your mom also for the fashion show. She looked beautiful!
Your mom doesn’t look a day over 50! She looked really cute in all the clothes but she has to feel comfy in them no matter how hard daughters try to change their opinion 🙂 Wish her a very happy birthday!
All the items looked amazing on her! Your mom does not look at all like she is 70. I agree with the other poster… 50’s. Hope you get a size exchange on the pants and hope she tries the service again. She will look amazing in whatever she receives. Absolutely beautiful!
You mom looks fantastic in all of it! I hope to look as good when I am 70!
Your mom looks amazing and nowhere near 70! You are a wonderful daughter to do this for her. I love all of the outfits and hope they can get the pants in the right size. If not, can you have them hemmed because they fit her perfectly everywhere else. Happy Birthday to your mother!!
Your mom looks amazing for 70! The first outfit is amazing. I wish she had kept the dress. It is so flattering. This is an awesome gift!
I LOVE the Dolman on her…. she looks sassy in it and the blue looks great on her! Tell her she has to keep it!! 🙂 Also the dress is adorable. What a great box that she got. Seeing the clothes on her, it totally looks like a 5/5 box to me! Great gift!!
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Shanti Landon says
Thanks, Kerri!! <3
Bonnie Sorenson says
Everything looked good on her!! If I had her legs I’d wear that dress!! I have a dolman and I wear a tank underneath and it works great!! Such a sweet thing to do for your young mom!!
The sweater and skirt look fantastic on Mom!! 🙂 The dress, too…. but if she wasn’t comfortable, best to send back!! Belated Happy Birthday!! 🙂
I,too loved the dress on her – maybe if she had had tights on she would have been more comfortable. What a lovely idea for a gift for a beautiful woman.