Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans.
I’m not a fashionista, but after not being the same size two months in a row for five years (thanks, three pregnancies!) I have to admit that I’m enjoying experimenting with fashion while the maternity clothes are stored away for a bit. I was kinda in a fashion rut after Gwen was born, so…enter Stitch Fix into my life. (Also, I kind of super hate shopping for myself and the idea of clothes just showing up on my doorstep makes me do a happy dance.)
From the recent Carrots readers survey, it sounds like about half of you want MORE fashion posts and half of you want LESS fashion posts, so I’m just gonna keep on, keepin’ on and if you’re not a fan of them, feel free to just skip ’em. Deal?
(I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix here, but if you want to know more you can check out my posts about whether Stitch Fix is worth it, how it compares to other styling services like Golden Tote, and a thrifty alternative.) Ok, moving on to my latest fix.
First I had to convince Daniel to take all the photos. He was thrilled at the prospect.
Benjamin helpfully offered to model, too. Shirt and pants c/o his grandmother. Blue sidewalk chalk hands/sword combo c/o being a five-year-old boy
And here we go:
Item #1: Lexis Chevron Print Henley Tank (Papermoon) I love the colors. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d end up wearing a patterned tank very often, but I’ve been surprised at how many times I’ve pulled it out of my closet in the past few weeks. And yes, it’s still occasionally sleeveless weather in Florida. Le sigh.
Daniel’s take: “Is the pattern going to start moving? Like an optical illusion? Or one of those Magic Eye things?”
Note: Not trying to do a ridiculous pose here. Genuinely laughing at shenanigans like this (see below) that were occurring during the picture taking frenzy.
Item #2: Sophia Skinny Jeans (Kensie) I’ve been wearing these jeans NON-STOP since I got them. Super comfortable and they’re not super high-waisted, but they’re high-wasted enough to hold my love handles in. Win.
Daniel’s take: “Um. They’re jeans. I like them?”
Item #3: Beck Crochet Sleeve Hooded Top (En Creme) I love this hoodie. It’s like “hi, I’m the perfect weight for Florida November AND I have Anne of Green Gables sleeves.” Yes.
Daniel’s Take: “It’s like something you’d wear in a fashion gang.”
Me: “I don’t know what that means.”
Item #4: Alden Embroidery Detail Top (En Creme) Perhaps my favorite item in the fix. It’s breezy and pretty without being over-the-top flower child. Here’s the embroidery up close:
Daniel’s Take: “It looks like something a Ukrainian peasant would wear. So I guess that makes it trendy because….current events and all that.”
“I’m ready to peace out.” So are all my readers. Alright, folks, wrapping it up! Laaaaast one:
Item #5: Caspian Scallop Trim Cardigan (Skies Are Blue) Super love the color. And I really like the longer length. Again, I feel like Anne-with-an-E would wear it, and I always feel pretty good about that.
Daniel’s Take: “At first you think, ‘hey, it’s a bathrobe!’ then you realize, ‘no, it’s FASHION.’”
I ended up keeping everything (I was iffy on the first item, but there’s a 25% off incentive if you keep the whole fix). I’ve seen some people complain that over time their fixes got worse and worse, but I think mine are getting better and better. (Could be because I requested the same stylist from one of my best fixes and I think she’s getting to know my style really well.)
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Did your fixes get better or worse over time?
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but links to Stitch Fix are my affiliate links (which means if you try it out, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you). Thanks for supporting Carrots!