Well, these photos aren't the greatest, late evening light never is and I have no one home to take them for me anywhere else tonight. But when Stitch Fix offered a free styling fee a couple weeks ago I thought I'd give them another try. And wow, I have to say I'm really impressed with my stylist this time, Marissa did her best!
I was pretty specific in my comments and she said she read this blog, probably helpful if you're a stylist! So let's get to it.
Sweater #1, would have been really cool in a different color. I'm sure they have some limits to their options, but when you can't even tell that there are holes on the bodice where my skin shows through... yeah, probably not the greatest match. Too close to skin tone.
I did specifically ask for mostly jewel tones, this one wasn't, but the rest of them were!
Shirt #2 was sooo soft that I really want to keep it, but the neckline is just a bit too high and after wearing it a few minutes it felt like it was trying to choke me. It really rode up higher than these photos. The hubby didn't love the shoulder patches and it's pretty obvious I could lose some weight while wearing this.
I also didn't love the price. Sometimes I have really noticed that you get what you pay for, my kids clothes from Old Navy show wash wear after one wash while Tea and Hanna look brand new after multiple washes. But with Stitch Fix it's kind of hit and miss on the quality. So for the price on this one, not joining my closet.
I really wanted to love this jacket just because it seems super in style while not being so out there that it would be out of style in 2 months. However, once again the hubby really didn't love the lines of it. And unfortunately I think the snap may have been placed too high because I could never get the underneath side of the collar to lay flat when it was snapped. Bummer.
Sweater #4 I adore the color on and the fit was okay, but being 100% cotton it was too short. One wash and this one would be showing my (fat) belly even when I wasn't lifting my arms. Maybe short is in style now, but when you have a borderline long torso that doesn't work on me. The arms were also very snug so again with the 100% cotton content it probably wouldn't fit long.
And finally dress #5, the keeper! When your husband tells you it's the best dress he's ever seen on you... well, I guess you have to keep it! There will definitely be some tacking going on because me and cross over front tops, well, we like to flash the world.
I have actually wanted a fun geo print dress for years, but never found one that I could stand the way it looked on me. This one is lined and stretchy and I love it! It's a bit on the short side for what I'm used to, but I don't think it's too short for once! Now to find those knee high boots... it really stinks to have wide feet in size 11 and wide calves.
Once again I would have to say that I was super impressed by their choices this time. I asked for no woven fabrics because they just don't give with my body and they listened! And while the dress was probably a risk since I asked for winter tops, it was the clear winner! Other than some minor issues with each piece (and the fact that this year has been a really heavy year for me) I might have to give this Fix option a few more tries.
What do you think of their choices this time around? Here were my third and fourth fixes.