So this box was adventuresome. Amanda tried to avoid boring clothes, which made me smile.
As soon as I saw this top, I knew it would be a favorite. It's casual, but can be dressed up. The color is lovely. The fabric is so soft and drapes beautifully to hide all the things that need hiding. I feel really pretty in this top.
|Loveappella Jokina Dolman Knit Top|
|Mystree Lola Colorblock Skirt|
Now for more color blocking: this top, again, photographs beautifully. I don't mind the way it looks on me. It has an interesting cut on the side, which I appreciate, but it resulted in an unflattering flap at my hip. On the other hand, it did hide my postpartum belly very effectively. But I think this also qualifies as neon pink, which sort of assaults my eyeballs again. It also has an external metal zipper as a detail. In a few months, that is going to be crazy hot. I am outside as much as possible when the weather is nice, and I didn't relish the idea of having my neck baked by a metal zipper. I like the general idea of this including the fabric selection, but I just didn't like this enough to keep it.
|41Hawthorn Teresa Colorblocked Sleeveless Blouse|
Speaking of fabric. This top is so pretty. I love the lace detail. It's very versatile. It would be perfect if it weren't so thin. I am wearing not one but TWO lycra layers underneath this to keep my belly a secret. If I'm going to wear a sleeveless top, I really want to be able to just wear it without fancy underpinnings underneath. I'd show you what it looked like without the camisoles, but this is the internet, ya'll. I don't need that floating around.
|Fate Gabby Mesh Detail Blouse|
Now speaking of pretty, the other piece I kept from this fix is this lovely dress. It has a vintage cut with universally flattering flat pleats. The color is so nice and spring-y, even though the pattern is much larger than I would normally go for. As Amanda suggested, I really love it with a jean jacket. It fits nicely and is perfect for a summer wedding or other "nice" outing. I am super disappointed that it isn't nursing friendly, so I can't wear it for Easter Sunday without some serious wardrobe changes.
|Pink Martini Colette Rose Print Dress|
So there you have it, kids...my fourth fix review. This is the first time I have returned some of the items. I don't mind that this time, because part of the experience is trying new things and seeing what works. I have some sartorial quirks to overcome and I don't mind this experience. It is still such a treat to have the clothes in my own home, not sweating my way in and out of a dressing room with baby and gear with me. I'm not a trendy person at all, which is probably why I have always relied on vintage clothes and home decor. I don't like to feel like I'm in a competition of who is keeping up with trends the best. I just want to look like a person who takes care of herself and others.
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