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….or leave your couch.
So here’s the drill. I share a new box of Stitch Fix items, tell ya my thoughts, get my husband Daniel’s take, and share what I kept and what I sent back.
(I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix in this post, 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. Here’s the basics: five items chosen just for you by your stylist arrive in a box to your doorstep. You try ‘em on and send back what you don’t want.)
This is my trusty photographer. But this is an old photo. I wasn’t allowed to use the photo I snapped from when he took the outfit photos because his “beard looks bad” in that picture. So there you have it. Ok, Item #1 here we go:
Dress: Stitch Fix, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: chloe + isabel
Item #1: Galen Printed Dress: Collective Concepts. I had to start with this one because I LOVE it. And also because we started trying to take the photos for this post and then it started raining. And then I got my hair cut before we could take the rest. So…pre hair cut/color:
I just really can’t express how much I love this dress. It is so breezy and the print is gorgeous and it’s like my hippy dress dream come true.
In fact, I love this dress so much that I ventured into the dreadful world of strapless bras in order to make it happen. (Per your recommendation on Instagram, I went with Victoria’s Secret and it’s better than anything I had before I swore off strapless bras a decade ago because they’re generally awful. So yay!) Keepin’ this one for sure.
Daniel’s Take: “You should wear this when we go to New MEXICO!”
Dress: Stitch Fix, Sandals: Target
Item #2: Montel Dress: Loveappella. Now I love this dress in theory and from the front it is great. I love the feel of the material and the color. But I just couldn’t figure out how to make the cute lace on the back work with ANY bra. Strapless or not.
I tried a few different bras, but I don’t think you CAN wear a bra wight his one and have the back still look cute. I mean, I guess I could have worn some kind of tank underneath in a different color to pop against the white crochet? But it didn’t seem worth it.
Daniel’s Take: “Party in the front. Sad in the back.”
Item #3: Jardine Tie Neck Top: Skies are Blue. This one is a near miss for me.
I mean, I don’t hate it. But I’m not in love with the pattern which kinda seems like a grandma pattern?
It’s comfortable but I just feel generally meh about it. And it’s really hard to see in photos because of the pattern but it has this weird criss-crossy pirate-y thing going on up the front.
Daniel’s Take: “The pattern reminds me of a pitcher. You look like a pitcher.”
Item #4: Kysa Cross Back Top: Fun2Fun. I love this one a lot. Just check out the back.
See?! So cute!
I may or may not have worn it almost every day since it arrived.
Daniel’s Take: “Yeah. I like it.”
Romper: Stitch Fix, Shoes: Target
Item #5: Frida Romper: Pixley. Um. ???????
Super confused about this flappy things on the pants-y part. And just super confused about rompers for grown-ups in general. I know it’s a real trend but. I. just. can’t.
I guess I’m just at a loss about who WOULD look good in this. Super tall super skinny ladies? Maybe?
In addition to problematic bra strap situations, this number made me want to do my Victorian bathing costume dance. Which is….a thing.
Daniel’s Take: “Maybe you could save it for the fall and dress as a toddler for Halloween.”
Needless to say….I didn’t keep the romper.
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