I kept it ALL. This Stitch Fix thing has been such a good thing for my pathetic wardrobe. Seriously, I am so glad I took a chance on it.
If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s an online personal shopping service for people like me who OMG NEED HELP. You get 5 items at a time and have only a few days to decide what to keep and what to return.
Shall we begin reviewing my latest Fix?
1. The Brixon Ivy Pinson Drape Cardigan $54
I was so in love with the Brixon Ivy Potina Floral Lining Drape Cardigan from my last Fix that I begged for more like it. This one is shorter and simpler (kind of a heather oatmeal color). I thought it would be boring and wash me out…then I put it on. LOVE. I wore it the day I got it. Because the lining is a similar color to my skin, I can wear this with pretty much anything. I could not be happier!
2. The Crescent Moon Rita Embroidered Tunic $58
I sighed in disappointment when I saw this: my hippie days (well, dressing like a hippie days) are long gone. But I’m a sport so I put it on and oooooohhhhh yeaaaahhh. It is so comfortable, flattering, and I don’t even think I need to wear a tank/cami under it. I liked it with the jeans from my Fix (see below) as well as with my go-to pair of (Clearance rack) Paige High Rise Bell Canyon dark denim jeans. I already see myself living in this thing come early Fall.
3. The Daniel Rainn Vivienne Split Neck Blouse $68
I usually do not do floral, but this airy, well-fitting top is the perfect balance of casual and easily-dressed-up. At first I almost didn’t take it because of the white spaghetti-strap camisole that comes with it (it kept sliding off my boobs!), but then I tried it on with my own nude scoop-neck tank-style camisole like this one and it made all the difference for me. I loved it with my Calvin Klein wide-leg jersey pants, my Paige dark denim, and could even go more structured with dressier trousers, a slim belt, and jacket. A total win.
4. The La Lis Parsons Knit Top $38
Because I was trying this on while dealing with an 8yo who wanted to “help” with her sticky fingers and constant VERY LOUD TALKING, at first glance I assumed this was navy and wasn’t super interested. I have tried the navy-stripe thing and it just never worked out for me. BUT it’s actually black stripes and (surprise!) a black floral print on the back halter part and trim. This swingy top is ridiculously soft, and went well with my wide-leg pants I mentioned above. Oh–and with a good nude bra, it’s not as sheer as it seems it would be.
5. Kut from the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean $78
Now, I never had a boyfriend who wore his jeans this snug or cropped, but maybe I’m just not experimental enough. I will admit that I do not like light-colored denim, short denim, or tight denim, but I gave these a chance because I have other Kut jeans I have adored for years. These were pretty comfortable despite my assumption they’d feel too restrictive, and they did look good with tunics—the Rita one above and others I own—plus with the Buy 5 Discount it’d be the same total order price whether I kept them or not. I’m still not 100% sold on them as something for me, but I’m trying to work them into my wardrobe (rolling them up a little like I’m apparently supposed to) and be a little less, well, boring. We’ll see how much I love them by the end of summer.
As always, I promise that I’ll photograph myself in Stitch Fix outfits and share on Instagram so you can see them in action. I might even remember to use the styling inspiration cards that came for each piece this time!
Again, this was a really good styling. I didn’t know it’d be such a success when I opened the box—there were some risks in there—but 4 of the items are big wins for me and the jeans just might win me over after I get used to something different. And here’s the cool thing: with the 25% off Buy 5 Discount and my $25 in credit, I only owed $197 for all 5 items in the end. Not too shabby, considering how flexible most of these items are.
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