Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beer and A Birthday Fix

My birthday was Friday this week, and so I scheduled my Stitch Fix to come that day. It so happened my box arrived on Thursday, and it made me happy. As you can see below, I was even wearing my "Happy" shirt. And after school pick-up, I delved into my box, as well as a Sam Adams. This beer is called "Got to Gose" and it's probably my favorite ever. Close second to Hell or High Watermelon on tap. Pretty sure it's seasonal, so go get some. You got to gose. Get it? This is where my husband would roll his eyes because I think I'm super funny. Because I am.

So here's the contents of my box. This month I got a dress, 3 tops, and a pair of jeans. No shoes; I actually removed them from my profile... I tend to be really picky about shoes and have weird feet so I'm not sure I like having "surprise" shoes in my fixes. We'll see. I may change my mind later.

This fix was okay. It didn't blow my mind, but I did get some really pretty pieces to try, and I always try everything on, just in case. The first thing I got was this Pixley Jesa Shirt Dress $78. I didn't love it, especially right out of the box. I think it's the pattern, it looked like an abstract animal print, and I don't think it's really my style. Typically, I do enjoy a good shift, and maybe a t-shirt dress, but something about this just wasn't quite right.

My amazing stylist, Crystal, suggested I could pair this with Birks for a casual look, and dress it up with a belt and wedges for a night out. Although I can totally see where she was going with this look, it didn't quite make the mark for me.

Next I tried on the See U Soon Kegan Lace Detail Top $48 and the Mavi Angie Skinny Jean $88

First, the top, was adorable. I love how light it was, without being sheer; love the straps and the lace detail on the front. I just wasn't in love with how it fit my body, or the navy color. 

Closer view of the top detailing. 

The Mavi jeans were nice. I just wasn't needing another light wash, distressed pair of jeans. I would have loved shorts, or jeans that were a darker or medium wash, since that's the hole I need to fill in my wardrobe right now. Like the holes in my jeans. Holes in my wardrobe. See the parallels? 

This next top was so pretty. It's the Collective Concepts Amis Lace Detail Top $58 and if I didn't have four kids and a wedding ring that snags all my nice clothes, I would have seriously considered this. It's white, with a really soft stretchy lace fabric for the sleeves and yoke. The body of the top is a lightweight and VERY sheer fabric. I had anxiety just trying this on. I was sure I would either get makeup on it, or I would put a hole in it without even trying. $58 is just too much to pay for a panic attack.

So nice, but I had to layer another top underneath, and I dislike doing that, especially in the summer. Also, below, you can see how it's kind of a boxy fit, and not very flattering to the figure...

Ok, last but not least, the Alice Blue Jolanda Embroidered Tunic $58 was my absolute favorite out of this box. And surprise, I kept this one. I felt like it wanted to be paired with shorts, so I broke out my summer wear and I think this motivates me to embrace the hot weather that I typically dread. 

This top is lightweight, without being sheer, it billows comfortably without being unflattering, and the sleeves are super fun. They bell out like this, but there's a panel of fabric that goes up the side under the arm, so that there's not a bra-peek-a-boo situation. And I ADORE the embroidery. Sold. 

And that's all, folks. I have another fix coming in May in about 3 weeks, just in time for an anniversary trip with my hubby, and I'm hoping for some fun new things in that one. Until then, if you'd like to give this service a try, you can click the icon below to sign up, and I will get a little credit when your first box ships!