when we pulled into our driveway (from the car ride that must not be spoken of) after vacation last week, i spied, with my eagle eyes, a very happy parcel on my front doorstep. it took every ounce of self-control that i had stored up over 30 years (equivalent = 1.4 fluid oz) not to go and tear right into my latest stitch fix box before unburdening the car of its ninety hectares worth of laundry, toys, crumbs and other vacationary detritus, but somehow i resisted.
yes, youre right, i AM amazing. oh, a medal? don't mind if i do!
but, lesson learned, it was an even bigger treat to open this box o' goodness with dirty laundry already humming away in the washer and beach chairs stowed in the garage rather than still lurking in the van waiting to destroy sanity. maturity: i has some.
my firsty glimpse:
stripes, florals, knits and emerald = promising! though i am enraged by the stupid flesh toned item in the center. hate it already (stay tuned).
let's pull those sweet babies out.
loving the colors and stripes and cool split hem length, but am pissed about the mega sheer which is my age-old battle with stitch fix.
love the saturated kelly green and the fact that the brand shares a name with a certain favorite fuzzy-headed friend of mine
mmmm. i am torn. i like the cut and details but hate that it's sheer and am nervy about the floral. dont wanna wear grammy's sofa! (more on that in a moment)
a mint cardigan. so soft. i love it so much that i already own practically the exact piece. way to go stitch fix! (i love when they send something that i already had bought outside of their service because it means we are mad jiving on the same wavelength)
pretty pretty necklace! i am loving this hard because they put it in my fix after seeing me request it in the comments of their instagram photo of this item. mad customer service! (though i dont if they can guarantee that kind of turnaround on every insta-request).
so those were my five items. did you notice anything funny?!?!
the nude wonder from the first glimpse was missing!!! turns out i had received a SIXTH ITEM!
it wasnt on my invoice, therefore i assume FREE. and it kind of made me melt. it is a one-size-fits-most nude, spaghetti strap under-cami and it solves all of my sheer-avoidance issues.
let me just say this is BRILLIANT of stitch fix and my stylst, ishara. i had habitually had a problem with a lot of my items due to the sheer factor. i will not wear see-through shirts without an undershirt because of duh, and none of my (mostly white with lace detail) cami's looked right under sheer things.
i'm choosing to take the inclusion of this useful freebie staple as a, "here, beloved customer, let us care for you" rather than what was more likely a, "OMG this chick is a moron. someone just go BUY HER A PLAIN NUDE CAMI so she'll shut up about the sheer thing which for some reason is an unsolvable brain-puzzler for her."
either way, though, right?
it's perfect and as stretchy as Elastigirl, and it makes me look all nude and smooth under my sexy sheer stylish clothes (spoiler: i'm not).
so, with my bonus cami locked (aka tucked) and loaded (with abdo-fluff!), a whole new sector of clothes have opened up to me. let's rock this mother:
love the length love the cut, love the sheerness without the risk of navel-sightings. thinking keepsies.
behind the scenes extra:
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of course, what top model doesnt have o deal with this very thing while showcasing the season's latest trend? but my motto is: when layla hands you banana peels; make earrings.
i clearly have no idea what to do with the floral print so i just leaned into it and styled it as if i was on my way to coachella (i think?). side braid, beaded sandals, jorts and a sassy "maybe i'll make out with a sweaty vagabond/joaquin phoenix while i'm here" look on my face.
i had actually just removed "floral" from my DO NOT SEND list of prints in my style profile. this little fella was the first to squeak through under the new regime. it's another thing i would have NEVER tried on myself in a store but gave it a shot since the pros sent it to me. i like it way more than expected.
i love the color of this but the front seam that makes the draping action happen is a little weird to me. like i had open heart surgery while wearing this top.
FILLER: i didnt try on the mint cardi since i already have an utterly similar item in my wardrobe.
mi necklace! i think i'm digging it (atop my secret blouse of hilarity)
ok so what did i keep?!?! hint: it was more than one thing and less than the whole box!
what were your faves from this fix?
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