i left for work later than usual one morning last week, and as i pulled out i saw a familiarly-sized box had been delivered to my doorstep!
my 4th fix from stitchfix!
hooray for early mail delivery, and you'd better believe i was taking this bad boy to work and doing a fashion show in the conference room on my break.
as always: a very pregnant moment.
my free gift. it's hard to follow the awesome lip balm from fix #3. i support you, tiny orange branded candy.
i took my ceremonial first peek of the side of my bog o' goods:
it's a mixed bag. literally.
my instant feelings are quite varied. the mint and navy stripes have me over the moon! the red and tan stripes have me under the grave. and then the red could go either way!
i asked for only statement pieces and boy did they deliver. this is a rope and metal necklace in teal and royal blue with gold.
i love it. even though the $55 is a little steependous. (but really it's only $35 after the $20 i pay just to send me a new box of potential)
i took these test pics in my bathroom with my phone because it was hotter than sauron's armpit outside.
i told her to "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," but she's got a wild streak.
so i really like this necklace! and i really like this crazy baby:
if only every accessory was as big a win as the paci
then the whole family converged on me:
jesse was thrilled that he actually got in the picture
at $28 it was my cheapest item to date!
but thats where the fun ended on this fartnuker.
i knew i didnt like the color straight away. they did try to give me my ask-for stripes, but i HATE this flesh toned color.
a collared sleevless shirt confuses me, but i'm willing to take risks.
so i tried it on and was so pissed to see that it was totally sheer! something i had specifically asked NOT to include. i was so distraught at stitchfix dropping the ball since they really are amazing at listening to their customers, so i emailed them asking what happened and got a very kind and apologetic email in response and some help with wording my profile so that my NO WAY'S are more clear.
just for yall:
please lord, make it stop.
quickly moving on. (*note, i have seen this shirt on a friend and it's adorable. just not for my skin tone, body type and sheer-aversion).
fun fun fun!
this skirt was a spot on hit for me and my style. bright colors, bold stripes, pockets, A-line. love love the look of this piece from the moment i take it out of the box.
but what about ON me?
i had a hard time styling this (since i didnt have many of the suggested pieces from the styling tag), and really wanted a plainer white top to go with it, so dont get overwhelmed by the ruffle.
i LOVE that the pocket lining has the stripes running vertically. i love the length and the thick waist band.
but i'm not sure if i love it on me. i have a hard time wearing skirts like this one, and something about the fit of this just felt off.
my 4th piece:
a black elbow-patch cardigan for $60
this was also a part of my sad email to customer service: i had asked for no black/brown pieces after last time's neutral-palooza and blammo, a black sweater with camel patches. (they apologized for this one too and said it was put in since i requested versatile fall pieces. and again, we reworded my profile).
honestly, i love the style of this. i love the soft fabric and the cut of the neckline. and i even like this neutral more than most. but for $60 it's too much since i can probably find a black cardi for $10 at old navy and sew on my own patches for free.
hey, you know what? its really hard to casually show your elbows in a mirror pic. so i just leaned into it and went for the bond secret shooting pose.
yup. that s a black cardigan.
what about my 5th item? well i forgot to take a photo of it flat on the ground and of the style tag, so i will give you a double dose of trying-on fun.
this is a red trench-style wrap dress.
this dress made me feel va-va-va-voom. a low neckline that would need a cami secret for work and a short hem (which is essentially like a bathrobe and i would be sure to accidentally flash the world in) made this wow piece.
and the wrap function really showed off my narrowest point. i think it works well for either season and dressed up or down.
so that was my 4th fix. it was such a fun experience, as always and gave me a few more tools for my little style tool-kit as far as what i like and what works on my body. if you want get yourself styled, you can sign up here to get your first fix sent to your happy doorstep.
what i loved about this fix: in had 2 tops and 2 bottoms and and accessory. a nice variety of pieces since i wasnt looking for one specific thing (aka "send me a cocktail dress!).
there were stripes and preppy items which was something i requested and the prices were falling more into my range. ish.
since this was my first fix where more than one item was a potential keeper, it was really hard! only $20 goes towards buying anything so the total can climb fast if you buy more than one piece. i will tell you after lots of deliberation i settled on just one thing from this fix that i knew i would and could love longterm, and i will tell you which one it was later.
but first, i'd love your style input! what do you think i should have kept from this fix (if anything?)
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