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 (which is really the only reason you’re reading this, right?), 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.)
Doesn’t that face just say, “I cannot WAIT to get to work on some FASHION PHOTOS for Haley!” ? Right?!
Ready to see this fix? I warn you that my hair seriously needs trimming and color in these photos. I’ve seen gotten a trim, but my summer dream is to dye it lilac. WE SHALL SEE. Anyhow, let’s do this.
Item #1: Solares Embroidered Panel top by Skies Are Blue. I like this top, but didn’t love it. And I probably should specify to my stylist that I don’t want white shirts because a 3-year-old lives at my house and uses me as a napkin. White does not survive. But cute cut. I really like it. And these shoes I have been wearing almost every single day! They look like Saltwater knock-offs and so second-hand from ThredUp they cost basically nothing. Win.
Daniel’s Take: “Didn’t they already send you this shirt? I know I’ve seen this before.”
Items #2: Indy Cropped Skinny Cargo Jean by Liverpool. I specifically asked my stylist for jeans like this and these are PERFECT. I can’t stop wearing them.
LOVE. Keeping. Of course, of course, of course.
Daniel’s Take: “They’re like fashionable work pants. How come I don’t have fashionable work pants?”
Item #3: Rorik Strappy Back Top by Skies Are Blue. This isn’t a color I would typically pick out, but I ended up really liking it.
And I love the back. I’m a big fan of backs that are breezy and cute but don’t require any special kind of bra because I just. can’t. deal. with. that.
But I decided that although I liked it, it wasn’t something I couldn’t live without. So, mailed back with a smidge of regret.
Daniel:”Ooo it’s like you’re a papaya.”
Item #4: Gracelyn Pencil Skirt from Kut from the Kloth. I really REALLY needed some skirts in my wardrobe for warm weather. Before this fix I had a very fancy black skirt that was too snug to wear and a jean skirt in my closet. So I asked my stylist in desperation to send me ALL THE SKIRTS. I really liked this one.
And I think it would be versatile, but I decided our budget could only handle ONE skirt purchase. So I took the question to Instagram and there was an almost unanimous vote against this skirt in favor of the other one. Item #5 comin’ right up.
Daniel’s take: “Meh. This seems like the kind of skirt you just owned for years and aren’t really sure where it came from.”
Item #5: Morgen Printed Skirt by Gilli. A keeper! I have worn this one several times already and just love it. It’s perfect for Mass with a dressy top or for a casual date night and a t-shirt.
I’m not usually a fan of paisley prints but I really like this one. That’s one of the reasons I love SF. Stuff I never would have been able to pick out for myself!
Daniel’s Take: “This makes me think of abstract fishes.”
So paisley skirt and cropped jeans were what I kept this time. The rest went back! I really love my new stylist and I feel like she keeps hitting home runs and if money were no object I would be keeping EVERYTHING all the time.
Until next time, and Happy Friday, friends!
Need some summery updates in your wardrobe? Def check out Stitch Fix! They even have maternity and petite sizes and they just added shoes!
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