We spent this past weekend at my parent's new house and I have wonderful pictures and stories to share, but first, I have important time-sensitive decisions for you to make about what I should keep from my most recent Fix! Because yes, after a year or so off, and in honor of my birthday and the (now temporary) lift of my credit card diet, I signed up for another round of Stitch Fix!
For those who don't know, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service where you fill out a detailed style profile, including sizes, preferences, needs, wants, non-wants, and price range, pay $20, and wait for a magical box to arrive on your doorstep full of clothes picked out just for you! You get a style sheet with outfit ideas and a personalized note. If you keep anything, you can deduct your $20 styling fee from the cost (making the styling free) and if you keep everything you get 25% off the whole order! You get a postage paid return package to send back anything you don't keep, give feedback on your items, and then decide when you want a box to come again. For those who hate shopping or don't have time or just want someone else to mix up their wardrobe, it's great! I enjoyed my Fixes in the past, but took a break when I decided I wasn't getting enough items I loved and I no longer needed to expand my wardrobe. (Note: the links in this post are referral links.)
On to the items!
Item 1: 41Hawthorn Shelley Split Neck Blouse, Coral, XS ($48.00)
I like a geometric pattern and I love coral/orange, but this just isn't killing it for me. But it would be nice and light to wear during the summer. If it cost less, I'd probably keep it, but for $48? Probably no? (After typing this whole post I've realized this is my answer for everything. I have a lot of questions. Questions you'd think only I could answer, but instead am asking you.)
Verdict: Probably send back?
Item 2: Cosmic Blue Love Adrianne Distressed Boyfriend Jean, Light Blue, Size 2 ($88.00)
So I asked for white jeans, but they didn't have any in stock. As it turns out, I really do need other jeans- I currently have one pair that I like and I don't really even like them very much, but I HAAAATE shopping for jeans with the irrational fire of a thousand suns, so this could be very serendipitous. But I'm not 100% sold. Are they too short? They're supposed to be a little short I think? Right?
There's also this gap in the back, but all my jeans gap in the back, so maybe this is the way of the world. If I was keeping all 5 items and could get the 25% off, I'd keep these for sure.
Item 3: Alice Blue Zinnia V Neck Blouse, White Floral, XS ($48.00)
I love a good floral, but I do not love sheer tops because I'm not big on layers or visible bras. It's too hot here for sleeves in the summer, even sheer ones, but if it was cool enough to make me want sleeves, I wouldn't want them to be sheer. Plus I just bought this floral tank from Express for $21 and it fits me perfectly, so I'm going to stick with that. (Right? Should I like the sheer?)
Verdict: Going back.
Item 4: Dear John Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short, Blue, Size 2 ($58.00)
I specifically asked for shorts. I have some old pairs from Express that are really too small/short for a woman of my now-advanced years. I like these. I like the faded blue color and relaxed fit but still fairly short length. Do I love them?
Verdict: Undecided; probably keep?
Item 5: 41Hawthorn Cristen Shirt Dress, White, XS ($78.00)
I assumed this would be a hard no. I look terrible in shirt dresses and anything that ties at the waist, but then I tried it on and I was no longer sure. I like the bright white and blue colors, I like the pattern, I like the neck, and I surprisingly like the fit. What's up is down. I usually have such strong opinions about my clothes, but I don't know anything anymore.
Verdict: Who knows; do you?
I do know that I need a better place to take brighter pictures. I also know that Stitch Fix seems to work better for some of my friends than it always does for me. Two of my favorite shirts in my closet are from Fixes in the past, so it's not that I never have victories, but I also enjoy shopping when I have the time for it and generally find cute things for far cheaper than the average Stitch Fix price point. Plus I'm (probably overly) picky about how clothes look and fit and don't like straying outside my comfort zone. But then I get something like that white/blue dress and think, maybe I should?
I do know that I love this necklace I got for Christmas from Stella and Dot after the cheap initials trio I got on etsy after Cora was born finally broke.
I love this new print from Cabana Life (they're getting more pieces) and I love that Cabana has extended my Lag Liv discount code of LLSPF through the end of the year for anyone who would like 20% off their order. I have found their stuff to be incredibly high quality- I'm not even mad I paid full price for the first five things I bought from them. I also got the girls their rash guard sets for Mexico from Cabana's end-of-summer sale and they were gorgeous and held up so well after endless hours in the pool, sun, and sea. My sets also still look perfect. I can barely even justify buying them something new for this summer, though of course I'll manage. (No referral links there, just a code if you want to use it!)
I'm also loving the Legend series a co-worker recommended and am very annoyed at the person taking so long to read Book 3 so I can't check it out from the online library. I'm not loving that Landon got stuck really high up in a tree today for nearly an hour and scraped his legs and arms all up trying to get down while obstinately refusing any advice and telling an increasingly stressed-out me that he's "always wanted a broken bone anyway." He was eventually able to jump out onto the roof and then climb down a different tree. He's literally grounded to the ground for the next month. Argh.
So tell me what to keep because I/you only have until Friday to put anything I/you don't want back in the mail!
Fugs & Pieces, April 21st 2017
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