I’m so spoiled to have been able to order another Stitch Fix. I wasn’t intending to do so, but several of you kind folks signed up to try the service for yourself, which gave me referral credit money to spend. Thank you so much! (Here’s Fix #1, and Fix #2 if you missed them.)
Last week I got a fix that was a total dud–I should have shown you the items, but I just didn’t love anything enough to even make the effort to take pictures. I briefly considered one dress, but my hubby took one look at it and got a look of panic in his eyes (that ‘what the heck do I say now?’ look) and so I knew even that one would not be a keeper. It was kind of a bummer because it ate up $20 of the referral credit just to look at those items, but I still had enough credit that I decided to ask for another box.
Here’s what I got this time–this batch turned out to be much more my style. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them and get a better look.
1. First up is this blue dress. It really is too short as a dress for my taste, but I loved the color against my face and it fit well. So I tweaked it around a bit to see if I could make it work as a tunic. I liked it with black leggings and black boots, except then the sleeveless part felt odd, so I put on a jean jacket, which was cute, but it totally took away the summer vibe.Hm.
Next I tried it with my skinny jeans, and added a brown belt and brown jewelry, which I ended up really liking. I think I MIGHT also try it with a knee length black pencil skirt underneath, to see if that would give more coverage but still have the skirt feel. Or, ya know, lose 20 pounds so I don’t feel self-conscious about my legs. But even then I think the length is maybe too ‘young’ for me worn alone.
2. Next up is this mint cowl neck tee. It fit well, the color was good on me, and I liked the flowy motion of the style. But it had kind of an elegant-business-lady vibe (see my face trying to project that?) and I’m just not sure that’s me. Plus, the color is so pale I’d probably stain it instantly. The white shorts in the photo are already giving me fits, and I don’t really want to be fussy and worried about my clothes.
3. You can probably tell by the expression on my face that this striped top feels like me. (Makes me laugh how much my face gives away whether I like something– also, I’m so awkward in front of the camera– yikes!) Anyway, I’m not sure if in a store I’d have gravitated toward these horizontal stripes –scary! But the fabric is uber-soft, the fit is just right. and the style looks good with jeans or shorts. It just feels like something I’ll pull out of my closet to wear over and over again. Bonus– the fabric feels very sturdy, so I don’t think it will pill up as quickly as some t-shirts do these days.
4. Next up is this adorable brown print dress– I squealed when I saw it because the pattern and the flow of it is totally me! I really, really love it. Do enlarge the photos to see it better. But again, the length on this dress, though longer than the blue, made me uncertain. It came with a completely separate black under-slip, which is nice for coverage, especially because the skirt is very light and flippy. I can totally see myself wearing it out on a date with my hubby, but at church I’m afraid I’d be tugging it down and feeling self-conscious.
So again, I tried it tunic-style with my skinny jeans. I’m not sure if that truly looks OK. Is it too long and too flippy to pretend to be a tunic? And is the crossways pattern on the skirt flattering to my hips? These are the questions I’m asking myself. I really, really love the pattern, and really want to make the dress work, but I’m just not sure. What do you think? I’m seriously thinking about keeping it for my 17yo daughter. The colors would be gorgeous on her, I could still admire the dress , and she’s 5 inches shorter than I am, so the length would be perfect on her.
5. Finally, they sent me this adorable short sleeve white sweater. My 8yo took the picture, and I could see her lowering the camera about to cut off my head– thus my funny knee-bend pose. This type of layer would be useful for a TON of different outfits– I’ve been needing something along these lines for awhile. It fits great, and is a nice sheer layer– so much fun.
So what do you think? Which looks best on me?
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So whaddaya think? What should I keep?Pin It