this lil' cardboard nugget of wonder plopped down on my doorstep last week. my first fix of 2013.
my first fix under the minty fresh new logo. may what is inside be as pretty. amen.
if you have no idea what i am talking about, here's the lowdown on the quickety quick from Stitchfix themselves.
so when i opened my box for the ever-so-exciting first glimpse, here is what i spied:
my little eye spies color, stripes, geometrics, knits and a little black label TART staring accusingly up at me ( i am offended by being so labelled, but then i realize it's just a brand name). a promising melange!
let's pull out the bounty:
it's a scarf. i cant decide if i love or hate the colors. but it's a finite scarf (aka not an infinity) and i am certifiably dumb at tying/wrapping scarves we'll see how this goes.
pardon my blur. a knit-sweatshirty jacket. digging how stitchfix has styled it in the pics.
a little razzle dazzle in the cardigan department. this is way beyond my cache of solids. dare i? is it on trend or dr. heathcliff huxtable?!?! only time will tell
i love a stripe and a washed-out red color. this one shows upside though i doubt my ability to rock a slouchy neckline without constantly playing with it. BOING!
a tunic top/dress. this more than satisfies the stringent boundaries yall placed on tights as pants. and it's an oh so soft knit material that is pure comfort but may cling in some tricky places. the pattern is a stripe that i'm not 100% sure that i love yet.
ok so let's get me in these puppies. you should know that i washed, dried AND flat-ironed my hair just for this business. i hadnt used my blow dryer in over a month (except to dry some paint on a ninja turtle because we had a spare donatello that needed to be a michaelangelo STAT). trying on outfit after outfit and coming up with cute ways to accessorize them with my existing closet is HARD for me. my brain doesnt work well that way (and about 80% of our wardrobe is dirty right now). add to this fun combo the fact that having a picture taken of just me would be a great way to break me if i was a captured spy because it makes me CRAY in the BRAI.
i typically try on clothes and judge them in two seconds flat; proclaiming them either, "ew, disgusting, get OFF me!" or, "huh, thats not too bad." but since my fixes are styled by someone else with me in mind, i try to really go the distance and give them a fair shot, no matter how outside my comfort zone it is with the hair/makeup/styling/acting normal.
i'm liking it way more in the pic than i thought i did in real life. it wasnt doing tons to define a shape and its interesting cut kind of accentuated my hips...which are a no no zone for me. but i love the yummy textured gray and the comfy material.
i love the pinkish stripe but the white/cream one is almost identical to my skintone. it was also a bit shorter than i like. i had to add an extra long H&M tank under there for modesty (aka the roll protection program) since it was sheer too. bonus points for the sprinkler sticking out of my knee that didnt even sideline me!
obvi, if i'm rocking a geometric cardi, i need to play up the nerd vibe with my new glasses. i dig this one WAY more than i thought i would and enjoyed the swap-a-roo of the cardigan as the statement over a neutral top. i also dig that i havent spotted anything analogous to this any online or brick & mortar shop. that is one of my favorite things about stitchfix: finding really unique pieces that arent in every other clothing line.
first off...no i am not pregnant. that's just fluff. any pregnancies theories will make me ugly cry. so just dont.
i do really love this style of tunic since it's so comfy and casual feeling but can pull off dressy too. the colors along with the knit fabric and shape are sort of reminding me of a nightgown, though i do love the overall look, this specific one might not be my prince charming but has definitely given me a new idea/direction.
and finally, i was so sweaty and tired of clothes trying-ons at this point that i just gave up and nabbed a selfie. at my current stress level the scarf became a torus of strangulation and despair. i had a hard time arranging it since i am so dependent on the infinity these days, and i couldnt decided if the colors were spring chic or middle-aged drama teacher's prop closet.
there she is! my latest fix.
so what do yall think? should i keep anything? definite NO's? be thou my stylist!
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