I was so thrilled to get my second Stitch Fix today and couldn’t wait to start trying on items. At the same time, I was a little worried right before opening the box. Because it’s basically summer and some people get crazy ideas about summer.
You know what I’m talking about. SHORTS. And…things without sleeves.
I’m not asking much, I don’t think, to want to live in a world of cardigans and scarves forever and ever.
Anyway, so I opened this box and immediately turned my face away. There were bright colors. Bright colors in patterns. Smelling salts would have been nice right at that moment. I looked at each item and did not have a lot of hope going into it, but decided I needed to try it all on and take photos.
I was so excited about it I didn’t even bother to break out the big camera or change out of my yoga pants. You’re in for a real treat.
First item — Pomelo – Adella Abstract Print Ribbon Trim Tank
Hate it. Didn’t even bother to get a clearer photo. The print is not something I’d ever pick out and there’s a strange strip of fabric down each side (see below) that is just weird. The cut isn’t flattering and it’s tight across the bust.
Second item — Papermoon – Norris Abstract Houndstooth Sleeveless Blouse
I didn’t like the look of this straight out of the box. It has a sort of lime green outline around some of the black that doesn’t show up in this photo and that put me off to begin with. But when I tried it on I didn’t hate it. It’s a hi-lo top (see below for the back), something I’ve never had an interest in wearing, but like I said, I don’t hate it.
Third item — Pomelo – Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse
This was one of the few items that I liked at first sight, mostly because of the color. I do love pink. My phone sort of hides the neckline, but it doesn’t button all the way to the top. It’s nice and open and I think it looks good on. Maybe a little bit baggy? Definitely like it more than anything else so far.
Verdict: PROBABLY KEEPING
Fourth item — Market and Spruce – Spensur Striped Jersey Dress
I wasn’t sure how this would fit when I pulled it out of the box, but I was pleasantly surprised! And the stripes create a slimming optical illusion, so that’s fun. It’s comfortable and light and perfect for summer.
I was excited earlier and couldn’t keep it to myself.
Fifth item — Subtle Luxury – Meredith Illustrated Paisley Scarf
The scarf is nice, but I’m not sure I want to pay $48 (correction — my receipt lists the price as $48. online it’s listed as $38) for it when I can find something similar for much less in a color I’m more likely to wear.
Not as thrilled about this selection as I was my first. I plan to leave some detailed reasons why when I let them know what I think about these pieces, but I would love to know your thoughts on the ones I’m unsure about. I’m not always the best at knowing what looks good on me.
What I’m keeping: If you’re familiar with Stitch Fix, you know about the $20 styling credit that’s put toward anything in the box. You also know about the percentage off if you buy anything. And you’ve probably figured out that you’ve got to do a little math to make the most of a box that you aren’t pleased with 100%. I waffled between keeping 2 or 3 pieces — the dress was a definite keeper, the pink blouse a close second, and the hi-lo top was beginning to tempt me. But together they were just a few dollars less than if I purchased the entire box (oh, that pesky discount). And I refuse to give that first blouse refuge in my closet. So, back goes everything except the dress.