Feb 9, 2013
Stitch Fix v.2.0
Box number two arrived yesterday!
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To be honest, when I opened this box, I was a little underwhelmed. All the clothes were so dark and moody. Like Twilight. And Twilight, well, it was so 2012.
I tried a few things on and showed them off to Brandon. Aftwards, I was still a bit disappointed and put them back in the box, thinking I had wasted my $20 styling fee. Today, I decided to read the styling cards carefully and use their suggestions on how to wear the items. I liked a lot of the items much better after this. Lesson: use your styling cards!
1 ) PRESS STACIE PLEAT DETAIL TIE WAIST DRESS - $88
Blog readers, meet my pasty white legs. Hot.
You can't tell, but this dress has an inner layer cami-like slip. It's clingy and comfy. It also has a pleated top, which I loved and a flattering tie waist. That's where the love stopped. The slip kept riding up (maybe it was too small?) and it was really awkward wearing a dress with two layers, meaning it was hard to get on and off. Also, I have a few little black dresses in my closet, so this was a no go. If it had been about $50 cheaper, I may have gone for it, but I didn't think it was worth $88.
2 ) SUGAR LIPS PURDUE SLEEVELESS SCALLOPED BLOUSE - $48
To be honest, when I pulled this out, I kind of hated it. I didn't like the texture or the scalloping. So I looked at the style card to give me ideas and it said to tuck it into a skirt. I grabbed my mustard skirt and did just that. I liked it a bit more after that and thought it was a great idea...
Since I already embarrassed myself enough with the blinding legs, I'll present to you my incredibly wrinkled skirt.
Results: Eh. Not a huge fan. Of either the shirt or the skirt (yes, I own it). Someone please come and iron these pleats. I've tried, believe me.
3 ) COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS POPLAR PINTUCK BISHOP BLOUSE - $65
I really wanted to love this shirt. It's so different than what I normally buy as I stick to well fitted cardigans and tees. I love the 3/4 sleeve length and it was oh so comfy. But, let's face it, it's doing nothing for my pear-shaped body. I tried the tuck-into-skirt trick I learned two minute before and that was a bust as well. What do you think? I can I pull off the loose top look? Maybe add heels?
4 ) FREE PEOPLE RUSTY STRIPED 3/4 SLEEVE TOP - $68
When I tried this one on first the night before, I thought it might be the winner. I love stripes and 3/4th sleeves and it the fabric is incredibly soft. It's like a pajama top. But, a few things are holding me back. One: the scoop neck is something I'd constantly be conscious of as it's very close to showing more than I'd like to show. Two: the length is long and I don't believe it's too flattering on me. Comfy, yes. Flattering, not quite. Brandon liked this one, but said that from the back it looks like I'm wearing a dress with jeans.
Verdict: no. Sads.
5 ) CHRIS AND CAROL ADDISON STRIPED KNIT CARDIGAN - $48
Mmm, this cardigan. Like wrapping up in a blanket. It's an army green and black striped cardigan with 3/4th length sleeves (again, love those) and it's just so comfy cozy. I paired with a black tee and just kept my mint pants on because I was tired at this point. I think it might go better with jeans. We'll see. This was Brandon's pick as well as he said it's very different than my Mr. Rogers cardigan collection. He's right. Darn him.
Ding-ding, we have a winner!
I paired the cardigan with my boyfriend jeans, black tee and some wedges and liked it even more. Any other ideas how to wear this?
THOUGHTS ON STITCH FIX
I thought this might be my last Stitch Fix because honestly, the price of these clothes are a bit more than what I normally spend. I'm an outlet shopping kind of girl. But, my closet is a what you might expect from this GAP fiend - plain, boring and uninteresting clothing. I need help and variety. So, I do want to see if the third time is the charm. I'm not a quitter.
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Be honest, which one is your favorite?
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