April Stitch Fix

This Fix wasn’t the best Fix I’ve ever had.

Summer is here in Florida, (okay, maybe down here they call 70+ degree weather “Spring” because the worst is yet to come), and I’ve been looking for some of the dreaded and ever elusive shorts for short people. I hate this time of year only because I hate trying to find shorts that I’ll look good in. Short shorts aren’t for me, unless they’re very high waisted. I can pull off those longer shorts for sure, but my legs are almost too short for standard capris and DEFINITELY too short for cropped pants.

And this is where my Fix failed me.

I was hoping with the arrival of the petite clothing I’d receive some shorts to wear in this warm weather. I was let down though, and very let down when I received another pair of pants that don’t fit. What makes it even worse is that I loved the color and the fabric! These were, hands down, the softest and lightest pants I’ve ever worn.

1) Level 99 Patrick Cropped Chino Pants -$108

Not quite short enough for "cropped," and not long enough for regular pants.

Not quite short enough for “cropped,” and not long enough for regular pants.

And I feel like Huckleberry Finn rolling these things up, looking like I'm about to wade in the Mississippi River.

And I feel like Huckleberry Finn rolling these things up, looking like I’m about to wade in the Mississippi River.

In case you can’t tell, these aren’t quite cropped on me. Nor are they long enough to be considered straight up “pants.” Again, they’re the softest damn pants I’ve ever worn and the light pink color is gorgeous, but nah brah. They’d have to be a 10/10 for that price.

Also, weird buttoned functionless lady pockets. Enough said.

Oh, look! Pointless sideways pockets that I can't use! Yay!

Oh, look! Pointless sideways pockets that I can’t use! Yay!

2) Renee C Virginia V-Neck Top – $28

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I saw this peaking out of the box and squealed with delight! Polka dots! What a gorgeous shirt! I slipped it on. Well, slipped isn’t the right word. More like squeezed it over my shoulders. And guess what? If I flexed I would have busted out of the thing. Even more, I couldn’t actually take the shirt off. I almost had to wait until my husband came home so that he could help. Thankfully, I managed to remove my shoulders and upper arms from the shirt’s suddenly vice-like grip. Strike two.

3) Skies are Blue Edna V-Neck Top – $44

Not much of a "V" either.

Not much of a “V” either.

The shirt wasn’t too bad, it was just a bit too baggy for my tastes and I wasn’t a fan of the design or the colors. At least not $44 dollars worth of a fan. Strike three.

4) Rosette Halla Tie Back Tank – $38

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Liked the colors, liked the fit, but the tie in the back felt awkwardly heavy. This one I could have kept just to spend my styling fee on something, but I am convinced that I can find something similar and cheaper at, like, Old Navy that I won’t have to hand wash (and I know I can – I just looked!). Almost every shirt I get from Stitch Fix is hand wash only. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Strike four.

5) Market & Spruce Barrymore Solid Pleat Detail Tank – $48

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Really baggy on the sides…felt like a maternity shirt.

Sorry for the boob shot.

Sorry for the boob shot.

The material felt a little…cheap. I know it’s not since Market & Spruce make some quality clothes, but I wasn’t a fan of the pleated details or the need to be hand washed. I loved the color though! Sigh. Strike five.

And it’s one! two! three! four! five strikes you’re out in the Stitch Fix gaaaaaame! I kept nothing, I returned everything. Oh well. I do think I’m going to take a Stitch Fix break, though. I feel a little more comfortable with my ability to choose clothing in styles and colors that will suit me, even if I don’t ever want to ever go to a mall again ever in my life. Ever. I just think we need to spend some time apart. Maybe I’ll ask for a fix in the fall? Or maybe I’ll realize how much I loved receiving clothes in the mail and sign up again. Who knows 🙂

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