Like I mentioned on Monday, this Saturday is the memorial BBQ for my sis-n-law who died last year. I told my Stitch Fix stylist that and said that Jaime was a fun loving fashionista, so I’d love fun items that were outdoor BBQ appropriate but with style. Capris, shorts, tanks, shirts, accessories. Whatever she thought was best! I asked for pinks & oranges if she could, otherwise cyan/yellow/etc. Bright for summer, you know? She totally delivered!
As a recap for those of you who are new to the game, Stitch Fix is a personal stylist service that sends you 5 items (clothing and/or accessories) at whatever time interval you choose. It’s as often as every 2-3 weeks or on demand only. You pay a $20 stylist fee for each box, and if you keep anything in the box, that fee goes towards the cost of what you keep. You also can choose the ballpark area of the cost of your items (from as cheap as possible – usually around $45 – and up to the hundreds). If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off the entire box! If you sign up through me, I get a $25 referral credit on my account (THANK YOU!!) which helps immensely for me to fund my new habit. 😉 Anything you don’t want you return in the included postage paid envelope. SUPER simple, and it removes the hassle of trying to shop with kids clamoring at your feet. Also, if you’re woefully uninspired when it comes to fashion sense (like me), it an help you get outside of your comfort zone so you quit wearing your clothes from the 90s… seriously. To read about my previous fixes, click here. At any rate, back to this fix!
Sweet Rain (Montezuma Split Neck Blouse; Medium – $44)
The first item in the box to catch my eye was this blouse. I love the color for summer, and I think the cut isn’t bad on me. It’s slim enough that it doesn’t feel like a huge box, but it still hides my poochy belly pretty well. What do you guys think? I put a white tank on underneath because it’s very sheer. She suggested pairing it with white pants/shorts, but I don’t own any so I just put on some khaki shorts. I think it’d be cute with dark denim jeans too, right? It looks kind of like polka dots in this picture, but they’re actually mini hearts, which I’m sure Stella will adore. 🙂
Level 99 (Ellouise Mixed Print Short; Size 30 – $88)
Um, hell no. First off, I will spend money on a great pair of jeans, but shorts? I don’t know, that seems crazy. Also, I wanted to try something outside the box for me (you know, other than jean shorts), but these just felt like blouse-y pajama shorts. No thanks. These are the only big miss for me in the box. RETURNED.
Skies are Blue (Harley Lace Detail Top; Medium – $48)
I want to love this shirt. I really, really do. I adore the color, and the lace detail on the top (front & back) is awesome. The cut though it just “meh” for me. Very boxy, and I feel it just makes me look even larger than I am through the torso, right? Or am I just being too hard on myself?
I normally request no dresses anymore, and she did send me 2. However, I specifically asked for special items for the BBQ party, so I’m guessing that’s why she sent them. At least they were more in my price range (as opposed to the $100+ options before). Thoughts?
Pixley (Tammi Floral Dress; Medium – $68)
This was nice and lightweight, but it just had no shape at all, and I don’t like that it’s hard to pair with a bra and the arm holes were oddly baggy and oversized. Just too conservative and blah for me, I think.
Brixon Ivy (Lex Textured Floral Knit Fit & Flare Dress; Medium – $74)
This was a bitch to zip up on my own (definitely better to try on with a helping hand around – ha!), but once I got it on I actually really liked it. It’s a heavier material though, which I don’t love for summer, and I’m not sure it’s a “love it” enough item to actually buy for the price.