I got my February Stitch Fix a few days early (I got my January one on the 5th), and it made for a fun Friday night. Because in my life, a fun Friday night involves a six-pack or a bottle of wine, takeout or leftovers, and Netflix. This Friday was made even more exciting by the arrival of my Stitch Fix and my first adult coloring book.
I was a little worried when I read my stylist’s (Heidi this month) note that said:
In looking at your pieces I did send you some pieces that are above price point but you will have these pieces in your closet for many seasons.
Heidi likes the word “pieces.” Anyway, I am really happy with this Fix. I didn’t feel like taking pictures until Sunday afternoon, at which time I was tired, unshowered, and overall just a mess. But guess what? I don’t care what I look like in these photos because that’s how I roll when I’m lounging around the apartment on weekends 🙂
Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse
This was the first thing I saw and I think I fell in love with it immediately. The sleeves are adorable and feel almost padded but delicate. I have a silky black sleeveless top I love, but it is unfortunately too tight in the chest now to be worn without a cardigan. So this is definitely a keeper.
Starla Printed Pencil Skirt
I tried the skirt on with the blouse. Normally I hate purple and I hate pencil skirts. I think I have a FUPA (Google it – I’m not explaining further) and pencil skirts can accentuate that. But since this is pattered, it distracts from my belly. It has an elastic waistband so it’s really comfy. And for some reason, I’m OK with the purple. I don’t know what other color tops would work with this – the styling card shows a black blouse or a powder blue/stonewash denim button down. I have both, so I will try both! My stylist also gave me the petite size, so its not ridiculously long on me like most skirts are.
Mariella Open Cardigan
My stylists somehow already know me. I had a cardigan just like this but a little more cream colored, and I think it might still be at my BFF Juls’s parents’ house from the night of her wedding reception. Anyway, I’ll be honest – I would not keep this cardigan for this price. However <spoiler alert>, it ends up being $30.40 if I keep all 5 items. The whole look is just way too librarian for me, so I won’t ever combine these 3 items again.
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever paid more than $100 for a piece of clothing other than a coat, a bridesmaid dress, or my LL Bean Boots. But I. Love. This. Dress. I’ll admit it’s not really my style. I guess I should say it’s not something I would pick off a rack. But it works. It’s slimming and doesn’t accentuate my love handles like most dresses with fitted waists do. Like the skirt, it’s a petite site so it isn’t that awkward/terrible/hideous”tea length” on me.
Queensland Dolman Jersey Top
(I wore this top for errands all day Saturday so by Sunday when I took these photos, it was looking a little “not fresh.” Kind of like the rest of me in these photos.) This top confuses me. It’s very loose and flowy on top, wicked tight on the waist, and long enough to be an actual dress on me. But if you want it to be shorter, you just don’t pull the bottom hem down as much. The styling card shows a casual look with jeans and a nicer look with a skirt and blazer – and I assume it’s meant to be tucked in with the latter. And actually, tucking this in with a skirt or pants would actually work since it’s so fitted around the waist. At $48, I wouldn’t normally keep this but with the discounts, it ends up being $22.40.
I’m only keeping the cardigan and the jersey top because it’ll cost me $194 to keep the dress, blouse, and skirt, or $220 to keep everything ($300 if I had bought each piece individually). It’s a no-brainer.
Overall, I’m really happy with this Fix! I look forward to next month’s. I told my stylist that I would like to see some lower priced items simply because I spent so much this month. But I’ve seen other Fix reviews from people who got things like a 3-pack of camisoles, which I consider undergarments, so I’d be really disappointed if I got something like that. Hopefully there’s a happy medium to be found.