It’s more than a blog. (Or how the MMD community styled my dress, healed my dry skin, and found a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person.)

Modern Mrs Darcy on facebook

You all are good people to know. Stitch Fix sent me a gorgeous dress in my November fix, but I wasn’t quite sure about how to style it for winter festivities. So what’s a girl to do?

Ask the readers over on the MMD facebook page, of course!

Modern Mrs Darcy on facebook

Your suggestions were excellent. (How did I not know I could buy fleece-lined tights? Brilliant!) So I styled it up with cozy grey tights, black riding boots, and this statement necklace.


I’ve only had this dress a few weeks, but it’s already been to church, the ballet, and an office party. I think the next step is to experiment with some wilder colors and patterns for the tights. (Any suggestions?)

While Will was already taking my picture in the cold, he snapped a few photos of other duds Stitch Fix has sent me lately.


41 Hawthorn cashmere sweater, Just Black skinnies (remarkably similar to these, no?), leather tote (shown here)

Daniel Rainn blouse from Stitch Fix | Modern Mrs Darcy

Daniel Rainn heart print blouse, Kensie skinnies, and I’m holding a Tea and Rose cardigan (shown here) that I quite possibly have worn a hundred times since I got it last fall in one of my very first fixes


Ezra mixed knit striped top, Kensie skinnies

Y’all are a wealth of information, and not just about fashion. Recently you’ve helped me figure out what Christmas movies won’t terrify my kids, what remedies to try for Sarah’s horribly dry skin, and what to give a girlfriend for Christmas.

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  1. Hannah says:

    Seriously thinking about doing Stitch Fix myself. Your LBD is great. I’m petite, though, and so often I end up with clothes that are wrong for me in cut.

  2. Mary B. says:

    Love all the outfits. And my goodness, you are so beautiful! A huge inspiration to me, mom to a toddler and pregnant with #2, to spend a little more time on hair/makeup and a little less time in my typical sweats/t-shirt ensemble!

  3. Anne says:

    Super cute styling of the dress! I’m not sure what else you could experiment with….maybe a deep red or maroon with the same black boots. Something black or gray with a really small pattern? The ballet….did you go to The Nutcracker, by chance? πŸ™‚ Who made the fleece tights you like? They sound like they would look really thick, but they just look like normal tights.

    I just type in M in my browser and up pops Modern Mrs. Darcy!

    • Anne says:

      Yes, the Nutcracker! It’s become a family tradition. And I like the maroon idea. πŸ™‚

      I can’t read the label on my tights! I’ll see who made them next time I’m in Nordstrom Rack.

  4. Erica M. says:

    There are fleece-lined tights?? I’ve got to go find a pair! Maybe I won’t have to wear jeans over my tights when I go outside now. XD

    On that note, that dress really is amazing. Maybe one day when I have some extra cash I’ll look into Stitch Fix.

    • Anne says:

      I almost went with purple! If I’d realized how little leg would show between the dress and the boot, I would have felt more confident making a bolder choice. πŸ™‚

      • Oh my gosh – so I put these (meaning fleece tights) on my Christmas wish list, but Peter had already finished his shopping. However, Christmas morning he was laughing all the way to the bank as I received two pairs!!! He is such a good man (and better still – he purchased them – from Amazon – before he ever saw my list. He knows me so well!). I am in LOVE! Wore a pair on Sunday and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.

  5. Ana says:

    Cute dress! Try purple or maroon, or emerald green after the holidays. If you’re feeling more daring, try one of those colors underneath black lace tights.

  6. Stacey says:

    Great dress! I just got an e-mail that my next Fix has been shipped! I joined awhile back thanks to your recommendation and just love it!! I noticed recently that you also wrote about Tog + Porter. I’m thinking I may want to try that too in the new year… If I keep reading I may never have to go to the dreaded mall again!

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