This is the first post of my March Stitch Fix box #15. My February Fix (see the summary HERE if you missed it) was a great one; I kept 3 out of 5 items. But this one, wasn't as great: I sent everything back. I liked everything I received, but nothing hit it out of the ballpark for me. Like I did last month, I will review one piece at a time, concluding with a summary at the end of the month.
The first item I am reviewing from my March Fix, Fix #15 is this Calvin Klein Performance Wear Top.
I mentioned in my critique to my stylist of my last Fix that I lead a casual lifestyle, so I think that's why she sent me this Calvin Klein Performance Wear top in my Fix. She also knew I liked the color lavender.
The color of the top is very pretty and I love the soft feel to the knit, but that's where my love ends. The top is described on the style card as "boxy". I don't think boxy looks good on anyone, and it's especially not good on my already top-heavy frame. I need something with more structure. And even though I lead a casual lifestyle, I don't want to wear performance wear out of the house. I only get out twice a week on average, so I want to look nice and wear "real" clothes.
Since I sent the top back, I styled it for the purpose of a photo shoot only. Since it's "performance wear" I paired it with skinny jeans from Charlotte Russe, a white hoodie, sneakers, and a back pack bag (all old except the jeans).
I found this cute white back pack bag on-line from JCPenney last year. The shoes are by Dr. Scholls and I have had them forever.
The top is super comfy. The cost was $58.00 which is ridiculously high for me. Why would I ever pay that for something to exercise in or just wear around the house? I don't know about you, but when I'm home I am always cooking, cleaning, gardening, or doing something messy. I would never wear something "new" or "expensive" because I know I'd just end up ruining it.
Every now and then I come across articles that say women should dress nice around the house to feel better about themselves. I just couldn't disagree more. Unless that woman has a maid and/or does not engage in physical labour, I just see it as a dumb way to wreck nice clothes. 😆 What are your thoughts about that?
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