It’s Stitch Fix Time
wanna know what came in my STITCH FIX box this month? it was full of wonderful goodies. i’m going to be upfront with y’all and let you know i only kept one thing – that’s showing major restraint.
let’s get to it – we can start with the bad:
okay stitch fix, i give you some credit on this one because – it looks like something that i should like (which is not the point of my shipments, i’m supposed to be venturing beyond tshirts and oversized cardigans) but it was just all wrong. first of all it was tight throughout the body, loose and drapey in the neck/back and the pockets (yes, those are pockets in the bottom front) were soooo not flattering. if it had worked, it would have been hard for me to pass up a comfy black tank top (something i really don’t need) so i’ve gotta be honest when i say i wasn’t disappointed when i immediately sent this one back.
moving on….here’s what i loved (but also didn’t keep):
from the moment i opened my stitch fix box and saw this gorgeous blue peeking out at me, i was smitten. it’s cute, flattering, light and the color really is perfect for me. the issue is that once again, i’m not really sure where i would wear it. i am on the look out for the perfect casual dress for a late summer wedding, and this could have been it, except i worried that the fabric would show any signs of sweat (i’m known to be a bit of dancing machine) or champagne spillage and that’s just not a risk i’m willing to take…at this point, when i still have a couple of months to hunt. it would be a great summer dress if i still lived somewhere warm or was getting dressed to go somewhere on a regular basis. but at $100 it was a bit pricey to just buy because i liked the color. it was a really good reminder that blue looks good on a red-head and i don’t wear enough of it.
i know, it looks like a giant white tshirt (so of course i loved it!) but in reality it is so much more! from my banana republic days i think we’d refer to this as a knit. it’s a light sweater-weight material and while boxy, it has slits along the sides, big arm openings and covered buttons up the back. i loved it and was sure i would be keeping it and saving it for a casual date night. but when i tried it on for ABN he was not into it…at all. i was very disappointed and tried to sway him (trying it on, again, with skinny jeans rather than my XXL pilling gray sweatpants) but it was a no go. of course, i could have bought it anyway but since i had envisioned wearing it for date night it sorta seemed against the point.
again, a top that should have worked (with skinny jeans or black pants) but just didn’t. i come with my own pattern (freckles) so while i loved the cut and the neckline it was just A LOT going on for me. it was also sorta big.
and finally the one thing i did keep – an accessory!:
crazy, i know. but i fell in love with this very delicate necklace. it’s simple and layered and just something pretty that i wouldn’t seek out myself.
i love getting my stitch fix box in the mail. it’s such a fun surprise and, since i’m working on keeping to a pretty strict (for me) budget, i’m really not disappointed when i decide to send stuff back – way easier than making returns to a store! if you’re a new reader you can check out my more detailed description of stitch fix HERE. and if you are interested in checking it out for yourself – help your friend LBN out by using THIS referral code.
i’ve requested an extra box this month (i usually do a box a month but you can do it as frequently as you like) and asked for dresses that might work for a casual, country wedding. stay tuned…