I Got My Fix
i’ve been holding out on you – not on purpose. remember how i requested an extra STITCH FIX in hopes of finding the prefect dress for a casual, lakeside wedding in september? well it arrived – a week and a half ago. i know you’ve been waiting with bated breath but, we went away and then i needed to try everything on and i had to
crochet work and things just got busy and these posts take time. i’m back in action (after some nice mama-time on sunday afternoon while ABN and EBN went to a swim lesson) and ready to share my latest round of goodies.
this was an AWESOME shipment. i’m only keeping one item but that’s mostly due to size/fit and me being extraordinarily picky as i have an idea of what i want for this wedding and not much of a need for other party dresses.
here’s what i got:
when i opened my box, this mustard-green top was on top and i was immediately excited. then i remembered, i’m a pale, freckled, red-head and not a tan, beachy-blonde. damn. if it had been a different color i would have kept it. i was sad to see this one go – but back it went.
next up, this spaghetti-strap peacock dress. love the color palate. love the structure at the top of the dress. it could be perfect. it should be perfect. but in a TRULY perfect world (and really, why strive for anything else ) i would be able to wear a REAL bra with whatever dress i wear to this wedding. and i’m still envisioning myself in cowboy boots. for the right dress i’m sure i could be swayed on both points, but this wasn’t the right dress – and at the end of the day, that was enough for me to send it back. okay, full disclosure – when i was pregnant i wore a dress with a VERY similar cut and and color scheme to a wedding and i think this dress was just a little too close for comfort. even though there was nothing frumpy about this dress, it reminded me of a particularly frumpy period in my life…and yes, i’m fully aware that i’m bat-shit crazy.
this one was so close – SO CLOSE. loved the colors (purple and peach and grey – something i would never choose), loved the fit (while it has a wrap bodice, there is an extra snap to hold in the girls – WIN), really, really, really loved the back (criss-cross straps so while i wouldn’t be able to wear a traditional bra, the detail would be worth the sacrifice). i didn’t love tulip hem line. and – it just didn’t feel like the right dress for the occasion. too fancy? maybe. this went in and out of the keep pile for a couple of days. i ended up sending it back in favor of continuing the search. i’m not sure i made the right decision. at this rate – i’ll be at this wedding naked – save for the bra and cowboy boots. oy.
okay now for some good news:
are you shocked? i was…still am! the colors are great – and totally out of my comfort zone. when i tried it on i was i couldn’t believe that a straight, fitted dress (with HORIZONTAL STRIPES!) worked for me and my curvy figure. i love the simple neckline and how it dips a bit lower in the back. but here’s what sold me – ABN liked it! he’s not really one to weigh in on my purchases. sure, he tells me i look nice but the clothes themselves, on the hanger, don’t get much response. i held up the dress to try to make a decision and much to my surprise, he weighed in. enough said – it was a keeper for sure.
but, it’s not a dress for the september wedding. i plan to be a dancing fool (i don’t get out very often) and the dress simply won’t do. it does allow for a bra and boots though, and i was super excited to break it out for an impromptu sunday date night.
i didn’t keep the accessory – although i am on the search for a short and chunky necklace. the stones didn’t seem heavy enough for it to lie flat, it was a bit pricey for what it was and…i don’t think i do ribbon. just saying…
i updated my stitch fix profile, requested more dresses (this time adding my strap wants and needs) and will be back by my mailbox anxiously awaiting my next fix at the beginning of july. i promise to keep you posted.
for a mama like myself, stitch fix has become my way to keep up. while there is nothing better than beach walks and music class with EBN i miss the days of wandering from boutique to boutique, combing the overstuffed racks for something special and unique. stitch fix allows me shop for things that are completely me, at a price point that i feel comfortable with, and when my toddler screams for attention the only shopper there to roll her eyes….is me.
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