I took a breather from Stitch Fix for a while. In fact, I didn't blog about my last one, mostly because I was a little lazy, but also because I didn't end up keeping anything. You can check out the photos here though if you are interested.
But, I've been having those mornings. You know what I'm talking about. The ones where you insist that you have nothing to wear when you obviously do. The ones where you end up throwing something on and spending the rest of the day regretting your choice. Why did I buy those polka dot jeans?
It was time to utilize Stitch Fix again.
So I did. I have a work event coming up and I had $5 credit and little to lose.
Velvet Heart Miena Mixed Stiped Button Up Tank - $78
The style card suggested I pair this shirt with a mint colored skirt. I don't own one of those (and I'm not sure many people do), but I do have mint pants. Except this was all wrong. Verdict: No. Just no.
Also, I'm rethinking those pants. Not flattering on me at all.
Collective Concepts Aneesa Sail Boat Print Tab Sleeve Top - $68
I adore this shirt and it could have easily been the winner, but I remembered the two other funky print tops I have from Stitch Fix and how little I wear them. While I love tops like these, I don't think they are really me. Also, this top was sheer and required a tank or cami to wear underneath...not ideal for a hot summer. Verdict: almost, but no. Looking at this photo, I kind of wish I kept it though. See how indecisive I can be. Margaret (my stylist) has her work cut out.
Max and Cleo Williams Geo Faux Wrap Dress - $128
I asked for some dresses for my work event and I thought this one was a good try. It's way different than something I'd ever choose and I've always wanted to pull off a wrap dress. Except, it's a little too different. I wasn't crazy about the print and even though the dress was incredibly comfy, it was also really hot. Verdict: nope.
C. Luce Luella Fit and Flare Belted Dress - $88
Oooh, almost a keeper here. My husband liked this one the best on me, but I wasn't completely sold. I do like the cut of the dress and found it to be flattering. The print was cute, but I wasn't over the moon for it. Close but no cigar? Verdict: sadly no.
The necklace I'm wearing, 41Hawthorn Enamel Multi Disk Necklace - $28, wasn't a keeper either. The color was orange and gold and I couldn't think of a single thing in my closet it would go with.
Another Stitch Fix bust. Whomp. I don't fault the stylist (Margaret is still awesome and really takes feedback well), but I fault myself for filling out my style card incorrectly and asking for the wrong things. It's really important to figure out what style works for you and to be honest about this on your style card. That being said, finding my own personal style is the challenge and I'm working on it.
Here's what I think I figured out:
- Trendy items are cute (think colored and polka dot jeans), but I don't feel comfortable in them and they aren't long term pieces.
- I prefer neutral colors (black, tan, navy blue, emerald green, gray and white) over all the neon colors my eyes are drawn to and are trendy right now.
- I'm picky about prints. Sure, I loved my bird shirt and striped sheer tee from Stitch Fix #3, but the fact that I rarely wear them shows that they aren't for me.
- I like clothes that are easy to wear. I hate sheer shirts because I have to layer them and I will rarely choose a strapless dress or a top with a weird cut that requires me to wear a strapless bra. Too much effort and not comfy. Also, strapless bras have wires. This 34A girl just says no to wires.
- I'm boring. There, I said it. I have a boring, classic style. I am not the girl who everyone points at in the grocery store and says, "Wow, look how stylish she is.". That's not me. I'd rather they say, "Oh, she looks so put together".
I'm not going to be someone I'm not.
So what I am wearing to our event at work this week:
This navy blue dress from Loft with nude pumps (Banana Republic) and a string of pearls. Easy, simple and 100% me. Also, this is an old bridesmaid dress that was on sale for $35!
As for Stitch Fix, I'm kind of addicted, so I'm going for round 6 in a couple weeks. I adjusted my style profile, gave lots of feedback and made specific requests. I know Margaret will do wonders!
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Are you still finding your personal style? If so, what have you learned?