I have to say, I find getting the Stitch Fix box a lot of fun. It is like opening a present, even though I'm ultimately the one who pays for the present. So sort of like opening a gift from my husband, except it is clothes instead of some practical gadget. I guess I just like the element of surprise.
When I opened this box, I thought I was going to end up keeping all of the items. They all looked "right" for me. Sadly, when I tried them on, I realized it was not to be- one of the items just didn't fit. It was a dress in a wonderful shade of brown and I was genuinely disappointed when it didn't work. But it was so tight across my chest/back that I was worried I'd rip it taking it off. And once I knew I'd be sending one item back (and therefore forfeiting the discount), I looked at everything a little more critically.
So I ended up sending back this white draped top, which seemed like it should look great on me... until I tried it on. I ended up thinking it just had too much volume for me, making me look top heavy.
|This top looks better in the picture than it did in real life
The first winner was a sleeveless sweater/vest. I first tried it on as a sleeveless sweater, and was unconvinced:
But then I looked at the style card and decided to try the other style it suggested, and then I loved the sweater:
And so did my kids. You can't see it from the above pictures, but the sweater has metallic threads woven into it.
My girls looked at it, pronounced it "sparkly" and said it was the best thing in the box. I am inclined to agree with them.
I also decided to keep the oversize but lightweight teal cardigan:
I couldn't find an outfit using this cardigan that I really loved, but I did love the color and so I decided to keep it and assume that eventually I'll find the right combination.
Finally, there was a pretty silver necklace, which I also kept without any specific ideas of how I would wear it.
All in all, I thought this was a successful Fix. I am definitely enjoying having things in my closet that I actually really like without having had to actually shop for those things, so I will sign up for another one at some point. The thing I most need right now, though, are pants, and as Laura Vanderkam has already mentioned, Stitch Fix doesn't have many pants in their collection, so I will take a break from getting the Stitch Fix boxes and maybe look into trying out a personal shopper. It is one of the items on my 2013 Personal Fun List, after all.