Calling all opinions! After last month’s Stitch Fix post, I realized I should have asked y’all for input before sending items back, so this month I’m asking for feedback first and deciding what to keep second. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think about the items on me! I definitely struggle with feeling like things aren’t flattering on my torso, but then I realize that this IS my shape & size right now (and basically has been for the past 4 years of pregnancy & postpartum times), so I need to realign my ideas of what shirts are going to look like on me right now until I get the balls to really make a change in my life that will be reflected in my physique. My belly is squishier and my hips and butt are bigger and yeah… I need to find clothing that flatters that while I work on getting fit again. Blerg. More about that in another post. Today I want to talk about clothing and outfits and fashion and all of these things that I’m suddenly feeling interested in again for the first time in a long time!
I had told my stylist (Gina) that I was planning on going to Denver for a girls’ weekend in March, so she sent me some items to wear for a weekend away. Skinny jeans, three tops and a scarf were the items in my box.
The first clothing item I put on from this box were the Adorra Skinny Jeans (Just Black – $88). I’ve long wanted a really dark pair of jeans, but I haven’t found the right pair yet, usually because of (1) the muffin top look, or (2) the length (almost always too short). These are a little tight on my belly, but I’m working on that, and the length is actually pretty good, so I’m on the fence about these. You’ll see them in the pics below…
First I pulled on the Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt (Olive & Oak – $48) with them. Good lord this shirt FEELS good on my body. Something about the fabric is awesome – silky smooth rayon I guess? I tried it with the dark skinny jeans (item above!) and my lighter wash bootcut jeans, and I actually liked it both ways. I’ve always avoided horizontal stripes in the past, but lately I’ve been digging on them. Smart or no? My one negative about this shirt is it’s hand wash / line dry. Why does everything I like lately have to be special care items? Wait, I’m growing up and not wearing all 100% cotton? Oh ya, got it. 😉
Next I grabbed the Oakley Lace Trim Sweater (Le Lis – $44). The color is okay, I liked it better with the scarf added, but I feel like the lace hits me a little low and just accentuates my thighs at their widest point. Is that right or is it just me not used to wearing that length? Thoughts? I also tried this on with my black dress pants and liked it better than with jeans; I just forgot to put that photo in this group. Oops.
By the suggestion of the stylist, I also put on the Henry Birds on Branch Infinity Scarf (Octavia – $28) with the sweater above. Just like the Octavai scarf from my first fix, I totally loved it. It’s a nice mid-weight scarf, I love the color (I’m a pink freak, and since I own a ton of solid dark colored tops, it’s be nice to give them a pop of color with this). I’m debating how many scarves I really need in my life, but I really like this one, so…?
The final shirt I grabbed from my box was the Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse (Pixley – $48). I wanted to like this, I really did (Stella LOVED the hearts!), but… I just don’t know. She suggested pairing this shirt with skinny jeans and tall boots, but I didn’t like the fit of it enough to even go pull out my boots. Gah. I just feel like it’s a silky tent on me. Is there something I’m not seeing? This is pretty firmly a “no” for me.
What I’m still loving about this monthly box:
- The styling suggestion card – it is SO helpful for me to see different ways to wear each item.
- The cost: I was afraid of the $20 fee at first, but really that’s not so much and since it goes towards the price of your purchase if you make one, I feel like it’s very reasonable in reality to pay $20 to have someone pick out the items and send them to your door for you to try on!
- The price point of items is adjustable. Right now I have it (roughly) set so my shirts are in the $40s, jeans in the $80s, and accessories in the $20s. Totally doable and worth it for quality items.
- A few of you have signed up through my link, and that gave me $25 credits which was SO much appreciated! Thank you!
So there ya go… feedback welcome ladies. Are the jeans worth it or not? Do I need another scarf? Should I keep any of the tops? Help! Money & clutter is a concern as always, so I don’t want to buy something that’s not worth it, and I have to “check out” by Thursday, so there’s a deadline on this. I’ll definitely update y’all with what I do! Thanks so much for the help!