Friday, June 22, 2018

It's Not Easy Being Green...In A Too Small Dress From Stitch Fix: Fix #17


In my 17th Box from Stitch Fix I kept three out of five items:  a Calvin Klein Blouse, Red Jeans from Kut from and the Kloth, and the Lavi Leaf Pendant Necklace in this post.  This green dress was one of the two items I returned.  The main reason?  It didn't fit!  That rarely happens to me with Stitch Fix.  Most of their items fit me like a glove.  But something was off in the sizing of this dress.  It said Medium on the tag, but it fit more like a Small Petite.  It made me wonder if the wrong label was sewn in!


The dress is by 41 Hawthorn and is called "Bogota Dress".  I received another 41 Hawthorn size Medium dress in a previous Fix (shown here), and it fit me perfectly.  So I don't think the sizing error is a result of the brand.  



The dress had some redeeming values:  I loved the pretty Emerald Green color, the length, and the crochet neckline.


The second item I received in this Fix was a Towne and Reese "Lava Leaf Pendant" necklace.  I LOVED this necklace.  The intricate pattern on the leaf was so pretty and I loved the added little stone.


I paired the necklace with a silver and emerald green bracelet (old).


I wanted to bring a second color into this outfit so I didn't look like the Jolly Green Giant so I wore these red wedges from Macy's (No longer available, similar HERE and HERE).


For a handbag, I chose this brown cross body saddle bag to coordinate with the brown strap in the shoes.


The reason I thought this dress was mis-marked and was probably a petite size was because the elastic band came right under my bust instead of my natural waistline.  My husband thought maybe that was just the style, but I'm not so sure.  It was also snug in the bust and difficult to get on and off.  I was lucky I was able to squeeze into it at all for the photo shoot.


So what do you think?  Was I right to send the dress back and keep the necklace?  I'd love to hear from you!



Have a Great Day!  Amy

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25 comments:

  1. Love your whole outfit, green is such a vibrant color. I hve a leaf pendant too that I got handmade from etsy seller.
    https://www.modlotus.com/peach-floral-cold-shoulder-dress/

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    1. Thank you! I do love the color of this dress.

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  2. It's a cute dress but I agree, the necklace was much better on you. Sometimes sizing can be so off, even with the same brand! The green colour is nice on you even if it's not the best fit.

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! It's really cold here and one of the boys is unwell so it will be another quiet one for us!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica, I do wish the fit was better as I love the color of this dress.

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  3. I love the color of that dress on you Amy. But, yes. It's just not quite right in the fit. It would be totally interesting to see it in a L or another M (if it was mismarked). Was it a reasonable price??
    I love the necklace too---it will go with everything!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm not sure if a Large would have helped because the dress just seemed off in general in the proportions. It really fit like a petite not a misses. The elastic band was 4 inches above my natural waist. A large might have helped with the bust, but not shortness of the garment.

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  4. Can you exchange it for another size? a nice green is hard to find.

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    1. Yes, you can ask if they have the item in another size. I did not consider that because I was already keeping three items in the Fix, and also it wasn't just too tight, it seemed too short in the waist line like it was designed for a petite. The elastic band was 4 inches above my natural waistline.

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  5. Such a shame, the lovely colour was YOU. But you made the right choice and I like the necklace and the way you accessorised.
    Hugs, x

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    1. I did love the color of this dress. Hopefully they'll send me another dress this color that actually fits right.

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  6. What a shame - I suspect it would have been so lovely on you if it was the right size. The colour is lovely! xx

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    1. I know, right? It is such a pretty color!

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  7. I love the color but agree it's not a good fit. I don't like cuts that come right under the bustline on me.

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    1. I know, I love the color too. I wish I could re-design the dress in this color.

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  8. Great color of the dress, perfect for summer, it looks very comfortable yet chic at the same time!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  9. I am 100% confident you made the right choice! If I am not comfortable in a piece there is no way I will be confident while wearing it.

    Thanks for linking with The Blended Blog Amy!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

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  10. That is a great color on you! Too bad it didn't fit right. Love your necklace. I have one similar with out the stone.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I really hope I can find another dress in this color.

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  11. Regardless of the size, Amy, green looks so good on you!

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    1. Yes, I love the color. I will definitely keep a look out for a dress in this color.

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  12. I love this color of green but yes it definitely looks too small. Too bad because it really is a pretty color on you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  13. What a cute green dress dear! I absolutely love the details on the neckline. Also, the red shoes adds a perfect contrast of color to the outfit!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. I love the colour of the dress, such a shame it didn't fit right. I guess there must have been a sizing error. The leaf necklace is beautiful though, that's a keeper for sure! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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