For this Fix, I requested red pants, straw or crochet handbags, round handbags, handbags with circular handles, gauchos, or paper bag pants. The only item my stylist sent me out of all the things I requested was the red pants. But the pants did not look red in real life at all. They looked more burnt orange. Even my husband thought they looked orange. I know in these pictures they look red, but trust me, they were orange. Plus, they were capris. I really don't like capris on me. I don't think they suit my leg shape so I prefer at least an ankle length. So, I sent the pants back.
The other item I received in this Fix was this Daniel Rainn Nadima Cutout Detail Knit Top. Out of everything in this Fix, this one was love at first sight. And if you watched any of my Stitch Fix videos on Instagram you would hear me squealing with delight when I saw it and tried it on. I loved how soft and loose the fabric was, and I adored all the details in this top. My stylist suggested styling the top and pants together since the "reds" went so well, so I did for the photo shoot. When my husband saw me in this outfit he was not pleased. He thought it was too "old" looking. Well, I only dress for two people in this world: me and my husband. If he really didn't like it, what was the point of keeping it? So back it went.
When I look at these photos, I do see his point. It's really hard to pick out clothes when your in your fifties. I don't believe in "age appropriate" dressing..don't even get me started on how much I despise that phrase being used for mature adult fashion. BUT, I don't want to dress like a teenager nor do I want to dress like I'm old. It really is all about balance for me, but it can be difficult finding the right balance. And every woman is different. There's so many over-fifty women that can rock any look, and then there's the rest of us. I feel just like some trends can be too "young" for me, other items could make me look "older". I'm always trying to find the right balance with every outfit I create everyday. I didn't have these issues when I was younger; I could wear anything then!
This top was so comfortable to wear. It was a soft jersey knit and had these really cute bell sleeves. It also had other interesting details as well like cut outs in the hem and neckline, and also a tassel tie back.
For the photo shoot I styled the pants and top with navy flats and a boho crossbody bag.
So the "old lady" outfit went back in the box. Out of my last three Fixes, the item I was drawn to the most when opening the box, was not the item I ended up keeping. AND, my husband was spot on in his thoughts of what I should keep and what I should send back. Most of the items he wanted me to keep, were items that YOU wanted me to keep; like the Floral Fit and Flare dress or the Floral Gingham top. Sadly, I didn't trust my husbands opinions then and I sent them back. Now I wish I would have!
I did keep one item in this Fix (I would have kept two but one of them was too expensive) and it was a item my husband loved. And it's really funny because if you saw my Instagram stories, it was an item I said for sure was going back. I'm going to trust his opinion a lot more now!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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