Saturday, April 4, 2015

An Easter Stitch Fix

I got another Stitch Fix box!

I actually emailed the company because I had skipped my fix last month, and because March was the absolute worst (four kids, stomach flu and double pink-eye for 3 weeks), I was really needing a pick-me-up. Anyway, I asked them to send me my April fix just a little early. 

They very generously acquiesced, and I got it one week early.

I did get a fix for February, but I didn't document it. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't awesome. I had asked for a flirty dress for Valentine's Day. I got a very heavy black dress with faux leather detailing, and I didn't even try it on. It was very nice and great quality, but not only could I not see myself wearing it in the upcoming spring, but my husband is not a fan of the faux leather trend.... And let's face it, I wanted a dress he would like to see me wear.

I kept one top out of that box, and while I initially didn't think I liked it at all, I ended up loving it! In fact, I wore it yesterday. It's a multi-colored chevron print dolman top by ReneeC (made in the USA):

I honestly would never have tried this on in the store. But once I tried it on, I didn't want to take it off. It's so soft and comfortable, and my husband immediately had positive things to say. It was a keeper.

Ok, on to my April fix! Here's a look at my invoice, style cards, and note from my stylist: 

As you can sort of see here (sorry for the blurry pic), I got a dress, a pair of skinny jeans, and 3 tops.

First, I tired on the dress. It's the Tenessy Maxi Dress by Angie, and I loved it. You guys. So soft. So stretchy. Super flattening. Last time I tried on a dress in this style, with that elastic waist bunching, I was not pleased. I had just had a baby, and it just kind of cut into my tummy pouch, and it was far from amazing. I don't know if it's the dress or me, but I loved this one:

The only problem is that it's a size medium, and I haven't changed my style profile to size small for dresses, and this is just a little too big. Even still, I seriously thought I might keep it. But in the end, if it wasn't exactly right I didn't want to spend the money. But the length is so perfect, isn't it?? I could wear flat sandals with it without stepping on the hem! Sigh. I sent it back.

The next items are the Kut from the Kloth Denna Skinny Jeans in light wash, and the Skies are Blue Keyhole Detail Blouse in Cobalt.

I don't love the bright cobalt color of the top, and the cut reminds me of business wear, but I tried it on. The stylist suggested I wear it with the (shown) Kut from the Kloth skinnies, with some gold accessories for a night out. I actually liked the top a lot better once I put it on. The fit is perfect. The color is beautiful. Still not "me." I can't really explain it. But it is a gorgeous top. Here's another angle, and you can see a close up of the neck detail; and you can see the back of the jeans as well:

So these jeans. They are okay. I don't know what it is about this brand, but the sizing always seems so huge. These are a size 4, and although the they don't look that huge, they are. They definitely feel like a 6 with room. They are very soft, very stretchy, and if only they were smaller and about 6 inches shorter, they would have been perfect. Yes, I rolled them up a lot for these pictures. They were really bunchy at my ankles, and that's not pretty.

Needless to say, I didn't keep either of these items. Now, on to the final two! Spoiler alert, I kept both of these tops:

First, the Papermoon Croatia Lace Bib Top. When I opened this box, I was wearing another top by Papermoon that I'd gotten in a previous Fix. I must really like this brand. And this's perfect. I have been looking for a casual flowy top to wear with distressed jeans, and maybe shorts in the summer, and this one fits my criteria:

My only complaint, is the sheerness of it. But that can be remedied by a cami. It's a nice weight, great drape, and I love the lace detailing. It's also more of an antique white, and I love that.

Ok, the next one is kind of similar in style. The RD Style Embroidery Detail Top is so pretty too. However, initially I didn't think it would work for me, as these types of sleeveless tops can make even the most narrow-shouldered woman look like a line-backer. But it worked for me! And I love the embroidery detailing.

I have a visitor. And I wish I'd tried these tops on with my own jeans; I feel like these jeans are growing bigger with each photo.

She won't leave. I'm ignoring her. Here's a close up of the neckline:

And that's all, folks! The tops were in the $40-50 range, and with the $20 styling fee deduction, and some leftover credit on my account, I only paid about $24 for each top! So thank you to every one who signed up using my affiliate link!

If you haven't signed up yet, or you did sign up but haven't scheduled a fix yet, I really recommend the service. Click here to try it for yourself! 

Obviously, there's no obligation to continue or "commit" after you try it, if you decide it's not for you. Read my last post for more information on the service and why I love it.

Thanks for reading, friends, and Happy Easter weekend!

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