So, I decided that I have been going about this online personal stylist thing all wrong, and that I need to change my expectations about what Stitch Fix sends me. Basically, the new me thinks that I don’t need to love everything they send me in my fix. In fact, my wallet (and the hubs) would probably prefer that I don’t! As long as my stylist sends me colors that are bright and fun, and I can apply the styling fee to at least one awesome find in my fix, I am going to feel like a winner.
The new me ordered another fix, and was even more specific in my comments/requests to the stylist. I asked to be sent bright, bold colors and prints that would transition nicely to my fall wardrobe. I also begged, for the love of God, not to have anything black, navy blue, or drab in my box. And, it is kind of amazing how committing to being a bit more relaxed and positive about this process resulted in THE BEST FIX THUS FAR! Oh yea. Everything in this box is a bold, fun print, just like I asked. See? Positive thoughts net positive results. SCORE! Hells yea. (Can you tell I’m excited?!)
Here is what I received in my fix (Don’t know what Stitch Fix is? Scroll to the bottom of this post for more details):
Papermoon Keever Button Back Blouse – Turquoise (XSP) $48.
This shirt fits my petite frame very well. It isn’t too long, and isn’t roomy in the body. It’s a cute print too – the blues and mauve will transition well to the fall, and the buttons in the back are a cute, delicate touch, without being too cutesy. The split back gives it a sexy/edgy feel, which I love. I also think the material is great for the remaining few weeks of summer, and will work in the fall underneath a jacket or fitted blazer. I can definitely see myself wearing this blouse to work and on the weekends.
Margaret M Christiana Skirt – Blue (XSP) $78.
This pencil skirt is the shiznit, and it is my favorite piece in this fix. It’s basically everything I look for in my clothes – stretchy and fitted, without being so tight that you can see how much change I have in my pocket (if I carried change in my pocket, that is)! And even though it is stretchy, is doesn’t ride up when I walk. That’s huge because a lot of fitted skirts leave me spending the entire day tugging at the hem area, and that’s super annoying. The skirt is a very soft material that looks heavier than it is. The length is perfect, right above the knees, and the subtle blue print can be paired with a solid top or with a print top, as well. I think this skirt looks especially cute with a bright solid top, which really makes the subtle blue tone on this skirt just pop. This skirt is a great addition to my work wardrobe and I am going to put it into the rotation immediately. I cannot wait to wear it!
41Hawthorn Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse – Orange (XS).
The print and color on this blouse are gorgeous. Just gorgeous. It’s my second favorite piece in this fix. I probably would never have picked this out for myself, as I normally don’t love orange, but this blouse makes me smile because it reminds me of a beautiful sunset. The brass buttons are such a nice touch – they make the blouse look less romantic (yuck) and more edgy (yay). My only real complaints are that it’s a little roomy in the body and a bit too long. But noting that tucking it in can’t solve. And the print actually looks really good with the Margaret M Christiana Skirt I received in this fix because they are similar prints, so I can tell this is going to be a very versatile top, one that I can wear most of the year, and with skirts, jeans, leggings, and shorts. I am also excited to start wearing this top.
Papermoon Seaport Crew Neck Blouse – Black (XSP) $44.
At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this print with its pastel colors. I tend to stay away from pastels like I stay away from the plague. But, I like that it’s colorful, a mix of different prints, and it’s something that I normally wouldn’t pick out for myself. I think this top will transition nicely to the fall, which is important. I’m dedicated to try and find more pieces that I can wear year-round (or at least, most of the year). The length of this blouse is good, a little bit below the hips, so it doesn’t look silly (or frumpy) untucked. It is a little roomy in the body, so I’d more than likely tuck it in so my waist doesn’t disappear. I can definitely wear this at work and on weekends. KEEPER!
Margaret M Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant – Black (XSP) $79.
I had asked for some bright-colored skinny jeans, but they didn’t have any in my size. Booo. That seems to always happen to me. (Wah, poor little petite girl, I know). Even though they didn’t have want I wanted in terms of pants, I do really, really dig the print on these. But I am not loving the fit. While they are stretchy and fitted, which I normally like, and hit right at the ankle, which is good for us petite gals, as you can see, they bunch up in the knees, even when I am just standing. Not sure if this is because of the type of fabric, or the cut, I don’t know. I see myself wearing these with boots rather than flats, which maybe will keep the pants in place? I don’t love these pants. But…
KEEPER, but only because it would actually cost me more not to keep them. And I am nothing if not good at math!
Total (minus 25% discount and styling fee):$209.50. Not bad for 4 things I really like, and one that I think is okay.
Final thoughts: This fix is freakin fantastic. Seriously fantastic. It was everything I had been looking for in the previous 3 fixes. Thank you, Amanda. I feel like you really heard me!! And you have renewed my faith in Stitch Fix (yay, but boo for my wallet)!
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