Where did the summer go?
My kiddos are starting school on MONDAY! Don’t get me wrong, I am THRILLED to watch my child care payments cut in half, but still it is basically fall. Someone bring me a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Or a Pumpking beer.
Anyway…with that said, I have been a bit behind on my Stitch Fix reviews. My Fourth Fix arrived at the end of what can only be described as the WORST month of the year.
In the month of June I went in for a routine checkup and was prescribed my baseline mammogram. No big deal. I went and got my boobs squished. But then there was the phone call 24 hours later telling me to come in and get more testing. Booooo!
Over the next few weeks I was poked, prodded, and cut open a tiny bit. Thankfully, my results came back in my favor! Not cancer 🙂 There was lots of happiness and dancing and celebratory ice cream!
Then, just as I was trying to rebound for all of the work I had missed (such a great way to use my vacation time, huh?), I found out that my grandfather had passed away. Booooo again! So I packed up the family, rented a car, and made the 12ish hour car ride north. This trip was a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand we were all very upset over losing the patriarch of our family, but we also got to see the rest of our family. My kids got to meet their little cousin who lives 12 hours away. We spent 2 hours in my aunts pool with my cousins and their kids. We got to tease my dad for his excessive pie consumption 😉 And just when we thought that we couldn’t handle any more…we got into an accident IN OUR RENTAL while leaving the cemetery!
Just a little bit of advice…always buy the extra insurance when renting a car. We had minimal damage to our car and were thankfully able to head home that evening as planned.
ANYWAY The point of this post is happy! When we arrived home sitting on my stoop was my pretty little Stitch Fix delivery! I needed that (and a stiff drink!).
Now due to the nature of the timing when this box was delivered my pictures do not meet my usual quality standards but just look at all of those colors and patterns! They gave me a little bit of sunshine!
This style does NOT look good on me! It is very similar (to the point that I think it is the same shirt with a different pattern) as the Heart Tab Sleeve from my Second Fix. It fit me like an art smock, and I’m sorry past 3rd grade that look doesn’t really work. The pattern was super cute!
Item #2 – Liverpool Paola Skinny Jean – $78
After the horrible pant adventure from my last fix I had zero hope for these. I hate to say that. I just never thought of myself as a skinny jean person because I am not skinny! At all. And I’m a mom. It’s just weird.
WRONG! These jeans are amazing! I want to wear them every day. They are stretchy and soft and suck me in at the right spots without looking frumpy. Swoon! And it doesn’t hurt that there is a Beatles quote on the inner pocket. Mind you the price almost gave me a heart attack, but I had not bought jeans in the better part of a year so I justified it.
This dress is WILD! Not something I am usually into, but part of the point of getting a Stitch Fix is for me to try new things. I tried this and was not a fan. The dress fit a bit boxy and just was not terribly flattering…and the slightly off-white nature looked really bad against my not tanned skin.
Item #4 – Pomelo Jillian Crochet Detail Tank – $48
Okay…I am conflicted with this top. It is so pretty and soft and completely my style (tank tops and cardigans for DAYS) and completely too expensive.
I know that I have bought some tops from Stitch Fix that were this price, but this one seemed a bit too casual for me to justify the price, even though I loved it. I may have also kept it if I didn’t know my budget was super tight this round because of our trip up north. I might have to try and find this online now…non buyers remorse! I mean, just look at that crochet detailing on the back! Wahhh!
This dress was HEAVY! The fabric weighed me down from the second I put it on (and struggled to zipper) this dress.
I really liked the color blocking style. I think it is fun and young and I am trying to be fun and young, but it just needed to be a different fabric.
$78 – Liverpool jeans
– 20 – Styling Fee
– 5 – credit
$53 – not too shabby!
On to my latest and greatest Fix!! And also a bit better of pictures!
Item #1 – 41Hawthorne Augusto Dot Print Sleeveless Blouse – $48
LOVE! This navy shell/tank was super cute and paired really nice with my Liverpool jeans (hey!) and some pearls. I have also really taken to belting tops to give them some more definition. Please don’t judge my bad modeling shots!
So they claim that this is “mixed chevron”…I think it looks more tribal. Ick! It was also loose at the top and tightish in the middle and that is not a great combo. This was an easy decision…after some sassy picture taking!
Okay…there were no really good pictures of this top, but I swear it looked good on in “reality.” I wore it to work and one of the girls declared that she wanted it and started Googling to find it lol.
With this Fix I requested something different…an accessory. I was really hoping for a bag or a scarf, but Jasmine (this month’s stylist) gave me a necklace. I loved it. I wanted to keep it. Summer has made me poor because of 3 kids in full time child care. Sadly, it had to go back.
On the other hand, this dress! From the second I touched it I declared that it now lived with us 🙂 It is soft and flow-y and makes me feel cute. Fit and Flare is absolutely my go to dress style and I want to buy all of the things! I am sparing you from the “Anne Marie twirls in a new dress” picture…but trust me there are some 🙂
So my grand total for Stitch Fix #5 –
$68 – Mystree Dress
+ 48 – Skies are Blue Blouse
– 20 Stylist Fee
– 5 – credit
Now I know that this seems expensive for 2 pieces, but keep in mind that a) I have not bought myself any clothes other than Stitch Fix in months and b) I have already worn both of these to work. I really find this service to be worth it. I love that I am not dragging my 3 midgets to the store OR taking a few hours away from my family on our already overly busy weekends. I am overly excited for my next Fix. It is coming the week before our anniversary and my birthday and I asked for something with a little sparkle for the occasion. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for me.
What is your favorite piece from this post? Are there any that you think I was wrong to send back?
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