To start with, if you don't know what Stitch Fix is, welcome to your new obsession. Read my first Stitch Fix post here, which describes pretty thoroughly how it works. My second post is here. Be warned, the Fix did not Fit. The pictures are yucky and possibly even offensive in a "my-eyes-hurt-to-see-ill-fitting-clothes" kind of way.
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My Fix arrived two days early. When it came, I was (and still am) recovering from being sick. I couldn't breathe, feel my face or hear anything. I was feeling miserable. So seeing the pretty little box at my door made my day.
|As I asked the Interwebs yesterday, can Stitch Fix cure a cold? I wish.|
As always, I'll start with what I was wearing when the package arrived. Lucky for you (and me), not only did I shower yesterday, but I also changed out of my pajamas. I was wearing a very typical outfit for a very average day -- jeans, long sleeved striped t-shirt, black cardigan and a really awesome new infinity scarf... my mama crocheted it for my birthday! (Thanks Mom!)
|I command you to ignore any items in the background that resemble laundry, |
baskets of laundry or dirty laundry waiting to be washed.
First up, Aria striped sweater. It felt great, I liked the colors. But. Yes, there's a but... can't you tell looking at me? It's not only CROPPED but it's longer in back. I think this is just some popular style that I don't get. Whatev, my brain is too clogged to try to figure it out. If this sweater was 12" longer I'd keep it. It really was comfy, just waaaaay too short.
|Bye bye. No belly shirts for this mama.|
There is one problem. The neckline is VeeeeeeRY wide. As in, if I hold still you won't see my bra straps, but if I move an inch in any direction, I'll be Strappy McStrapperson. This was really disappointing to me.
|Hold it right there... now don't move... ever.|
Apparently, somewhere on my Style board on Pinterest, I pinned this exact shirt in green. And now it's in my hands! Trying it on was a moment of truth. You know when you see someone else - or many someone elses - wearing something that you would totally buy? And then you try it on.... to find out that it should only be worn by a size 2 stick with no boobs? I was worried about that. And guess what? It actually worked for me! Not a size 2! Hooray!!! This is the Calibri blouse - it has 3/4 sleeves and a loose, nicely hanging body. I really really love this shirt. As soon as I put it on it was perfect. I could literally wear this ALL YEAR LONG. Watch this....
|The neckline is fantastic. It lays nicely. It's feminine but not too delicate.|
Aha! Remember the outfit I was wearing "before"? Swap out the striped t-shirt and it's a totally different look. Fan-freaking-tastic! I'm in love. Send me the green one, too!
|I think this is going to be my birthday outfit this weekend. Tadah!|
|Help! The scarf is swallowing me whole!|
Finally. The coat. Stitch Fix sent me a coat. It's a Coffeehouse Zahara polka dotted coat. It was absolutely glorious. You can tell it was well made. The material was soft but warm and thick. And the neck.... it's like a backwards cowl neck. I adore it. The catch, of course there has to be a catch, is that it's too small. I need one size bigger. There should really be a separate entry on your Stitch Fix Survey for coat size. The way it fits now, I'd need to not only lose weight in order for the buttons to not pop off (slight exaggeration), but also, I couldn't wear anything thicker than t-shirt material underneath the coat.
I've put a request in to Stitch Fix to exchange for a bigger size. I don't know if they can do it. But if the Stitchers need any more convincing...
.... THIS is where I'll be hiding all winter. Please send me this coat! xoxo
UPDATE: It's a no-go on the coat. Boo hoo. Well, at least they were quick with a response.
So.... what do you think? Did I make the right choices? Comment below and tell me what you think.