When the box arrived yesterday, the first reaction from the Mr. was “Oh my goodness. How many of these boxes do you possibly need? And when is the next one?” Not really the reaction I was anticipating. But, when I opened up the box, and read the letter, I knew Lizzy had done me well. I’m telling you, this Stitchfix service really has become a lifesaver. Yes, this box I only ended up purchasing one thing, but at least I’m now realizing the styling cards are quite helpful. (That, or I’m now really paying attention to how to really play around with things in my closet.)
I know, I didn’t really take pictures of the items when I was trying them on. I was too busy deciding what was really going to work in my closet. But we can discuss the items and why I only kept the sweater…
Okay, Lizzy knew ahead of time, I probably won’t have kept all the items. But kudos to her- I did request “If I were to buy the whole box, let’s keep it to that $200 range.” Good girl. She was dead on for sure.
I used to send the styling cards for the items I didn’t keep back to Stitchfix. But since this fix was very similar to other items in my closet (which is what I requested!) I decided I should probably keep them for future outfit building ideas. And, besides, I have a feeling that the cardigan will need some color mixing every now and again. Let’s just recap real quick- yes, the top left styling card was cut off…sorry. But those were navy skinny jeans. Lizzy recommended to put the blouse, sweater, jeans together with the necklace. I tried it. Didn’t work for me…
See, the jeans and the dress. The sweater is on the side. I had to get a shot of all the pieces together, turns out, my photography skills aren’t the best, but you get what I mean… I loved the skinny jean concept, but my legs did not. I guess some girls aren’t meant for skinny jeans, right? Oh well. We tried. And now Lizzy and I know.
Let’s discuss the dress. Yes, it looked great on. When standing. Unfortunately when I sat down, the dress must have been a little large in the chest area, cause it created a gap on the tops of my shoulders, and it looked like the girls were about to fall out. But when I stood, adjusted and pulled down, it looked great. But the gap when sitting, probably not something I want to be constantly worrying about… right?
And the blouse? Fantastic. But I am muscular. The hem of the sleeve was a little too tight. And when FaceTiming with my mom, she thought “Hey, it’s decent, but can you take it off correctly?” (we have this test, if I cannot easily take the shirt off, or need some assistance taking it off, then no, it’s not a shirt that belongs in my closet.- we’ve shopped many a time together…One time the associate at Macy’s asked if everything was okay in the dressing room….) And when I showed the shirt to the Mr., he said “That’s like a shirt you can get anywhere. Want me to google it for you?” (That’s his way of shopping.)
Sorry blouse, you are getting shipped back. Struck out 3 for 5. The necklace? I don’t know why I keep trying to make necklaces work for me. I fidget too much. I break them… Struck out 4 for 5. But let’s move onto the best part.
This open cardigan. Oh, how fantastically perfect. I am in love. I knew I was going to be in love the second I took it out of the box. Even the Mr. said “Dang, for someone who is getting tired of stripes, I actually kind of like that sweater. How does it work?” (since all sweaters are a mystery) I tried it on the way Lizzy suggested. It looked decent, had I been in normal Clare jeans. And the second I put the normal Clare jeans on, BAM! Sold. We both knew that this was the only keeper. Love. At. First. Wear.
All in all, this fix was a success. I know, I only kept the one thing, but at least I was able to expand my perspective on my current closet. I did tell Lizzy she was fantastic. She really knows me all too well. Can you believe it? A complete stranger, and yet she knows exactly what I am looking for. I’m telling you, Stitchfix is a service you must try.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay tuned to Instagram for updates on my 14th anniversary of going to Dave Matthews Band concerts. Sick, I know. I’ve been attending his summer concerts for 14 years. That’s a little embarrassing, I must admit. But then again, if the shoe fits….
And don’t forget to check out some friends this weekend!