Got my third fix from Stitchfix this week and thought I'd share a few more thoughts. I shared my last blog post and pictures with my stylist, pinned many examples on the board she sees on Pinterest and gave detailed feedback on my checkout page. I think all of these things really helped to get a fix that was really great this time around.
I specifically asked for a white tunic blouse, a black skirt and an neutral cardigan:
|Margaret M Christiana Skirt - Black|
R D Style Vivianna Open-Draped Knit Cardigan
Daniel Rainn Minal V-neck 3/4 sleeve Solid Blouse
Thank you, Amanda. You rocked this.
Also in my fix, this cotton voile blouse in navy blue:
|Fun2Fun Aurora Tab-Sleeve Blouse|
Mavi Ruxin Boyfriend Jean
This shirt, shown paired with jeans from my first fix, is going to be a favorite. When I first saw it, I thought it would be too small and would just make me feel bad, but it fits beautifully and I like everything about it. It is slimming and cool and a little bit tough. It's perfect for me. I feel like myself in it.
|Loveappella Tori V-neck Knit Top|
|Rune Porter Legging|
This was almost a complete win, but sadly, this shirt does me no favors. I kind of bitterly hate it in a way that really makes no sense. I mean, it's an article of clothing, not a terrorist, but sometimes clothes are weird that way. However, if you buy all the items, you get such a big discount, it was worth it to keep it. I am shamelessly going to wear it as pajamas. Or, you know...the outfit I roll out of the house in to drop kids off at school and go back home to waste time on the internet. It's that kind of shirt. To be a bit more specific: the fabric is very thin and the design is seems neither purposely on the bias, or straight, so it looks wonky to me. I hate the color. I feel like a party favor. I think I need clothes with a little structure right now, and this is too free-form. It would look good on a girl who is very thin, but it feels schlumpy on me. That's right, schlumpy. Technical terminology, there. Also, I am coming to the conclusion that I like clothes that are either very sweet or edgy so I can pare them together and get a good mix, like kettle corn..or salted caramel... I digress. Please save me from clothes that are the clothing equivalent of kale and oat bran.
This fix was the one that tied everything together for me. I can now put together dozens of outfits for any occasion. I had some fun for the first time in a long time just mixing things together to see what would work. It might seem shallow in the face of all the things that are happening in the world,
but a little self-care so that I can take good care of others is a healthy thing. So far, this service continues to be worth it for me. That was especially obvious to me as I have now gotten rid of nearly everything I bought for myself to wear post-baby because it didn't fit right, looked bad on me, or has fallen apart. Confirmation that a little quality over quantity is a good practice.
So, once again, if you decide you would like to try Stitchfix, consider using my referral code.