Four times a year I like to receive a order from Stitch Fix; one Fix for every season. I do this not because I hate shopping, but I like to try on clothes that I might not normally pick for myself. For this Fix, I asked my stylist to send me clothes for an upcoming vacation at Myrtle Beach. I asked for comfortable vacation clothes and I mentioned that I would spend a lot of long hours in the car. This is what she sent me.
My first thought upon opening the box was that there were an awful lot of dark colors in there for a beach vacation. Maybe I'm wrong, but when I think of a beach vacation I think of pretty summer tropical colors. But I kept an open mind, and continued to examine the contents of the box.
I received in my Fix, one dress, two tops, one tote, and a pair of jeans. Here is the first top:
The top has a nice yoke with a lace up feature and a bit of lace on top of the bust line.
The cost of the top is $58.00 and for size reference I'm wearing a Medium.
The style card showed the top with blue jeans, but I wanted to see what it looked like with white jeans. I really did like the top. It just wasn't something I was looking for.
The lace up detail with the tassel's and the extra lace above the bust is really cute!
I also liked the distribution of the flower print on the top. More flowers in the yoke and the bottom, and just a scattering of flowers every where else.
The bag I'm holding in all the pictures also came in this Fix. I was tempted to keep the bag because it went with all my outfits and I loved the little mini bag that goes inside too. But I decided to send it back because it cost $58.00 and to be honest, I thought it was a little flimsy and cheap looking for that price.
The bag is reversible. It is a mint green on one side and a vanilla on the other. I loved the little tassel's on both bags too.
This is the vanilla side.
The next item I received I knew would be going back before I even tried it on when I saw the bow tie. I HATE, HATE, HATE bow ties on blouses. They do nothing for my already huge bust not to mention that I either feel like a pregnant woman or a school girl when I have one on. Yuck! This is one trend that is just not for me!
The cost of the top is $54.00.
Well because I'm brave and real, here's what I look like with the top on. I'm wearing a size Medium. I'm also wearing the jeans that came in the Fix and carrying the tote.
The jeans I almost kept. They fit super well and were so comfy. But then again, I have never received a pair of jeans from Stitch Fix that I didn't like. They have THE BEST JEANS on the planet. But I just didn't need them. I asked my stylist for ankle pants and she sent me jeans. Maybe she thinks jeans are pants, but if I wanted ankle jeans, I would have asked for ankle jeans not ankle pants. Oh well. I still almost kept the jeans cause I liked them so much. But at a cost of $78.00 for something I didn't really need, it made no sense.
Both my husband and I liked the way the jeans looked from the front, but hubby thought they flattened out my butt. So back they went.
The jeans also didn't taper in at the ankle, but kind of flared out a bit. I wasn't sure I liked that.
If you're interested in these jeans, I'm wearing a size 28.
The jeans are faded on the seat and the thigh.
The last item in my Fix was this dress. I must admit, I was on the fence with this one. I normally like shift dresses on me, but this one reminded me of a potato sack. But when my husband saw it on me, it was love at first sight. My daughter liked it as well and thought it was very different.
It has a very unique neckline that I've never seen in a shift dress style before. I also liked the print on the hem.
But this Fix wasn't just for me, it was for my hubby as well. I will be spending a romantic week with him in a hotel right on the beach and when I walked down the stairs wearing this dress he was like "VA-VA-VOOM!" So it was sold! What can I say, Love is blind.
The cost of the dress is $58.00 and I'm wearing a size Medium.
I styled my dress with new Steve Madden Wedges, but I love how the stylist card shows it worn with sneakers too. I might have to do that if I wear the dress on a day when we are walking a lot.
Even though the dress has that potato sack look, I think it will be super comfy on hot days. My daughter suggested belting it, but I don't have a waist so that made it look worse.
I did try the dress on with a denim jacket and two cardigans because I was concerned about wearing the dress to places where I might be uncomfortable showing so much skin. It looked really great with a jacket or a cardigan. You'll have to wait to see that look in a future fashion post!
So out of the five items I received, the only item I kept was the dress. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in this Fix and felt my stylist really didn't listen to me. I've had the same stylist for all the years I've subscribed to Stitch Fix, but because I checked the box "My Stylist Didn't Listen To Me" at check out, they are giving me a new stylist for June. I feel kinda bad about that. I didn't ask for a new stylist. I think she got it right on most of my Fixes, but the past two or three Fixes she missed the mark.
What about you? Have you subscribed to Stitch Fix? Have you been happy with all your Fixes? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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