My second StitchFix came today. I was even more excited about this one than the first. Between feedback on the other box and the addition of a link to my Pinterest fashion board, I'd been hoping this box will be a little more tailored to my actual tastes. I do not do tribal or Little House on the Prairie. Just...no.
And still no. When I opened my box, with all my girl coworkers eagerly anticipating the excitement inside...I was wildly disappointed. Not sure where these "stylists" are getting their ideas from, but NOTHING in my box really screamed "me." At this point, I've now filled out an extensive questionnaire AND dedicated a Pinterest board to my fashion ideas and sent them a link to it. You would think they would get a clue.
I guess in retrospect they did, because I did not get any baggy, hippy-dippy grandma dresses, but this wasn't much better. I'm pretty disappointed. I was looking for some new clothes because I'm sick of everything I own. Some of this stuff I like a little, but there's nothing I'm really 100% sold on. AND it's all MUCH more expensive than last time, too. I don't know what, if anything, I will keep. Take a look at the pictures, and give me some feedback. What looks good? What doesn't? What's worth the money and what's not? I really have no idea.
Disclaimer: B is out of town and I left my DLSR (with the self-timer) at my house. There was nothing for it but to drag a chair to the bathroom and take some selfies. At the risk of looking like a teenager, or possibly just sad and ghetto, here you go. Don't judge THIS. I did what I had to do :)
Collective Concepts Josefin Striped Ruffle Detail Blazer
Well, the one thing you can say for this one is that at least it's work appropriate. It's also freaking expensive, at $78. It's kind of cute, but it's really short. I keep feeling the need to tug it down. I have a really long torso and I feel a lot more comfortable if shirts/tops/jackets hit my hips. It actually fits pretty well otherwise - blazers tend to make me look boxy, and also like a kid playing dress-up, but this one has some shape to it. So what is it: keep or return?
THML Aptos Button Detail A-Line Dress
This was actually the only thing I really liked on first glance. Then I tried it on at my coworkers' insistence, changing clothes in the kitchen since my coworker, Megan, who also got a StitchFix today, was in our single-stall women's room. Not as much. Even though it has stripes, and a different-colored skirt, and buttons on the shoulder, it still seemed bizarrely plain, and also a little shapeless. I'm wearing it here with brown tights and my old brown boots (not my good riding boots). It seems like an okay outfit. Maybe it would be better with a cardigan over it? I have a dark brown cardigan. What do you think? Worth a keep or not? It's $68. Does that influence anything?
Black Swan Olive Fit and Flare Ponte Dress
This one also was tried on in the kitchen at work. My coworkers REALLY liked it and said it fit me really well, giving me a defined waist. I didn't love it as much at work, but I actually kind of like it in this picture with the leopard Tory Burches and the long necklace. It's $78, so I would hope I'd like it. It's a bonus because I could wear it to work, or I could wear it out on the weekends. Versatility is important to me. So is it worth the money or not? Cute, or too plain?
Hourglass Lilly Justin Floral Print Cowl Neck Tank
I like the pink and gray of this one. That's a good color combination. It's a little big and baggy, but it works being slouchy with the skinny jeans. It also does pretty well tucked into a pencil skirt. Whatever I wear it with, it needs to be something slim-fit. This is also one of those that I can wear to work and wear for fun. It's also the cheapest of the bunch, but it's $48, which is a lot for a knit shirt. Then again, if it's that versatile, maybe it's worth it. Opinions?
Pink Martini Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater
This was probably my least favorite at first glance. It seems a little shapeless, the color is kind of a blah, washed-out turquoise/gray, and while I admittedly DO need elbow patches to keep from busting holes in my clothes, I wasn't super thrilled about this. That opinion continued once i tried it on. I like the look in GENERAL, of a sweater over a collared shirt with skinny jeans and pearls, but this is just kind of a weird, no-color shirt, and it's a little bit too big for me. It's pretty shapeless. This one I think I have the most certain opinion on: I definitely don't want to keep this one, especially since it's $58. But I'm open to opinions - anyone think it's fabulous and I should keep it?
So that's it - my October box. And the jury is still out. So it's up to you, sweet and faithful readers. Keep or return? Add to my clothing line-up or hold out for better? What's it gonna be, y'all??