First, as promised– the hair. I had to wash it today, and then went through all sorts of round brush/ wet hair/ blow-dryer clutziness trying to make it look like my miracle-working hair salon lady does. I was in despair for awhile. But it ended up looking somewhat similar to her results, and so I gave up for the day. I can only hope that I will eventually master the art of working a round brush and a blow dryer in tandem.
Moving on to clothes. My much-awaited Stitch Fix package came in the mail today– hooray! As usual I am somewhat torn. The grey thermal shirt is the least interesting item in the box and at $48 is insanely overpriced. But it is super comfy, and has sparkles of all things– I love sparkles– and honestly, I’d probably wear it twice as often as the other dressier items, esp in the winter curled up on the couch listening to my girls read to me.
And speaking of my girls, isn’t the little girl next to me adorable? Yesterday she and I watched a documentary on Netflix called ‘Jig’ telling the story of a bunch of kids going to the world Irish step-dancing competition. So now she has decided that she might like to learn to jig. Thus the white dance-style shoes and the bright outfit.
On the left here she is again, modeling another outfit she pulled together. It is the longing of her heart to have real glasses, and so she has several pair with the lenses punched out of them to coordinate with various outfits. And yes, she does indeed really possess the level of sass that exudes from that photo.
Moving on to the other items. The green dolman style top looked very shapeless out of the box– it is nothing that I would even try on in the store– but it looks better on me than I expected. It is super soft jersey and I think looks cute with the black pants, scarf and boots. I am wondering what else it would look nice with? My jean jacket was ok…maybe a vest would be fun?
The black stretchy skinny jeans also came in this fix. They are similar to another black pair I have but are bit less bulky. At $78 they are the spendiest item in this fix, but they are very comfy for skinny jeans, are fairly flattering, and high enough in the waist that I wouldn’t be constantly pulling them up. I’m tempted.
Next is this navy cardigan. I have a black one that I wear a lot, and have been wishing for one of a different color. Lots of my wardrobe blends with navy, so I think I’d wear this lots, and it is a nice lightweight comfy layer.
The final item is the tank that I am wearing underneath the navy cardigan. It is racerback, which means I’d only use it as an under-layer. But it is super cute with a neckline that is not too low. I love the design on the front and the way that the bottom hem is shorter in the front and longer in the back. Fun.
Except a question: is the front of this top too busy for a big neckace? I have a blue-stone three strand necklace that fits in the neckline of the top, but when I had it on, I wondered if it was too busy with the busyness of the medallion on the front of the tank?
Anyway. I really like a lot of this. The one I’d easily pass on is the grey thermal, except if you keep ALL five, there’s 25% discount, which adds up to just a dab more than the cost of the thermal. Basically, if I decide to keep four, I might as well keep the thermal too. But I’m not sure if I can justify the black pants (I have something similar) and I’m a bit on the fence about the green. It’s cute, I think. But is it too shapeless? I’d love your opinion.
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