Let’s cut to the chase.
I was going to do a whole cutesy little into about how awesome it is that Spring’s around the corner, and how I’m looking for more color in my life, and yada yada yada. But let’s be real. Most of you are here because you’ve Googled the clothes that are going to arrive in your Fix in a few days. You know you’re “peeking.” You’re here to see clothes, not my writing!
And I have to clean for my family’s arrival anyways, so I don’t have time for that frou-frou crap…who knew that I had so many odd spots on my baseboards! And in how many different places did my dog lick a window? (Answer: all the places.)
So, StitchFix –
Stitch Fix, for those who haven’t seen the bazillions of advertisements on Facebook, is a clothing subscription service. I pay $20 for a stylist to style me based off of a style profile I filled out, my Pinterest page, and any notes I deem necessary (like informing them of an upcoming trip, wedding, or formal event). They then send me five items of clothing that I can try on in the comfort of my own home. Within three days, I can choose to purchase the items or send them back in a prepaid bag. If I keep all the items I get a 25% discount, and my $20 styling fee is always applied to my purchase.
I ended up keeping three items this time, even though I thought one was verrrrryyyyyy overpriced.
Item #1! Three Dots Gwendolen V-Back Knit Shirt in navy.
This was the one I felt was a bit spendy – $58. I know, I just died too. I mean, other than the cut it’s not that special. It’s hella comfy though, and I didn’t actually have to spend hours at a crowded mall to find it, so…I kept it.
#2! Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt in “Light Green”
Ummm…I actually didn’t get a picture of this one. I tried it on and hated it that much. The chevron pattern was the ugliest I’ve ever seen, even if the shirt was super comfortable. I wish I liked it more, but I didn’t and couldn’t. It didn’t help that the neckline was lower than I like, too.
#3! Fate Florala Lace Detail Cardigan in white.
I’m not sure whether or not I like wearing white. I could easily be swayed to wear it, but this garment was thoroughly unconvincing. The buttons were covered by the fabric, and I like being able to see buttons on a cardigan. The fit was fine, but what really killed it for me was the fringe around the lace. It’s not for me.
#4! Market & Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee in teal
This is one of my new favorite shirts (along with the 41Hawthorn top from my last fix!), and I can’t wait to wear it when the weather gets warmer. I specifically asked for warm weather tops that could be dressed up or down, and this one really delivered. I’m not usually a fan of hi-lo tops, because they’re either too high in the front or too low in the back. This one is perfect, and it’s great tucked in to a skirt or dressy pants. All my jeans were in the wash, or I’d show you my casual look, too 😉
And finally, #5! 41Hawthorn Dita Sleeveless Ponte Dress in cobalt
I hemmed and hawed over this forever. I even asked my sister what she thought. I felt like it made my arms look big, and I wasn’t sure if it was too long. But, what the heck. I decided to go for it! I love the color, and I think I’ll pair it with a fitted blazer to create the professional look I need. I’ll be presenting a poster at the University of West Florida’s Women’s Studies Conference later this month, and I think I’ll be wearing this dress!
Well, that’s it for the month! I spent $150 on those three items, and I’m feeling good about those purchases. Anyways, I’m off to clean some more…the family will be here in two days! Eek!