Party Planning – Stitch Fix Style
i owe you a couple of STITCH FIX posts – after all, i haven’t even shown you proof the existence of the perfect dress for the september wedding. but that reveal will have to wait – i think it will be more fun to save it for the celebration. just know it’s in my closet and it’s awesome. for now i’ll give you a peek at what i found when i opened up my 6th FIX at the end of last week.
i immediately loved this dress. structure – check! color – gold and cream – different from anything i own. pockets – is there anything better than a dress with pockets? it reminds me a bit of an updated (and less bitchy) version of something BETTY DRAPER would wear. but, as is obvious from the photo above, there are issues. the dress is too small. i’ve been struggling a bit with size in the structured dresses that i have received, and decided to request dresses in a size smaller than before. clearly, in this case. a mistake. also…there is this:
this is my “don’t go looking at my who-ha” face. if i were to sit down wearing this dress, let’s just say, i’d be putting on quite the show. i am sad to see this dress go – as a girl who likes to prepare in advance it just screams ABN’s company holiday party (what, it’s already almost august!). but, back it goes.
next up this little one-shouldered, grecian number. the good: turns out, i can rock a one-shouldered dress (never would have picked this one out). also i love navy…LOVE. the bad: once again too small, not really a fan of all that draping and…navy. in my FIX last time around i was sent the most special navy dress and decided to keep it to wear to the aforementioned wedding in september (see, now you can at least picture the color of the dress currently hanging in my closet). basically the last thing in the entire world that i need is another navy cocktail dress. while i’m a girl who can have an endless amount of slouchy, white, vnecks…i can’t start collecting navy dresses. as much as i might like to.
i love a good granny-sweater, and all you have to do these days is mention the word CROCHET and my ears perk up. but this sweater just doesn’t do it for me. the fit is weird and i think while granny-esque, it wasn’t really granny enough. if i’m going granny i want to go all the way and is stuck somewhere between granny and “i have a cold and have kleenex stuffed inside my sleeve.”
this top should be perfect. i love a flowy, sheer top. but i think it was a bit too flowy and a bit too sheer. also, it had this beautiful detail on the chest but, once i put a camisole underneath to deal with some of the sheer-ness, the detail was lost.
and finally, the accessory – often one of my favorite items and this time is no exception. it’s delicate and really different from anything own. i went back and forth for a really long time (on again, off again, on again, off again). in the end, i decided to send it back. it’s not that i don’t like it – but it isn’t true love, and in an effort to only add pieces that are special and unique to me, i let it go.
so if you’ve followed this post closely you’ll notice i didn’t keep anything. at first i was disappointed but then i realized i was being lame. i did keep 3 pieces from my last FIX and mama doesn’t need that many pretty dresses (read: i work from home and don’t get out all that much). the stylists get me – what is tried and true and in what ways i can use a bit of a style challenge. and i’m already looking forward to the FIX that will show up at my front door next month.
most of all, it’s been such a blast to hear that so many of you are hopping on board! i’ve loved getting texts with updates and even better, seeing the photo evidence. it’s like going shopping with my girlfriends again – oh, those were the days. also, i’m totally jealous of some of the clothes you ladies are getting. i think it’s time to edit my profile again – turns out, i have an evolving style.
for the month of august i’ve decided to host a little stitch fix party on this here blog. be sure to SIGN UP asap (thanks in advance for using my referral code) and tell your friends! as your fixes arrive, snap a few shots and send them a long with a note about what you’re keeping and what you’re sending back (email@example.com). at the end of the month i’ll post a round-up…i can’t wait to see what’s hanging in your closet!