The top is a thick knit and it hangs loosely over the stomach. I like that feature, but I've struggled with styling it. I tried it with both shorts and skirts, but because of the bagginess, it seems to only look good with skinny jeans. That really limits how often I'll be able to wear it, because it has to be warm enough to expose my arms and shoulders, yet cool enough to wear jeans. The knit is also very thick, so it won't work well on a hot summer day.
I had to make a decision really fast about what to keep and what to send back in this Fix because I was headed out of town. I also didn't have my husband around to help me decide. Looking back, I probably should have sent this top back for all the reasons I described above. But my love for embroidery outweighed my better judgment.
The stylist card suggested styling the top with white jeans, which you can see in the short video below. There was a hint of burgundy in the embroidery, so I tried it with my burgundy jeggings and grey booties from Blowfish.
Here is a close up of the beautiful embroidery. I chose a simple rose gold necklace from Francescas to wear as it complimented the embroidery without competing with it.
And now for a summary of my 19th box from Stitch Fix.
Liverpool Nik Skinny Jean: Returned
The main reason I returned the white jeans was because I already own a pair of white jeans. You can see the pair I own in the photo below. But I also returned them because they didn't fit well. It had a huge gap in the back waist. They were also very thick and uncomfortable. I only wear white jeans in warm weather, and I prefer a thinner weight.
West Kei Julianne Tie Front Blouse: Kept
Collective Clothing Marenna Cold Shoulder Dress: Kept
Baublebar Pearl Statement Collar Necklace: Returned
Overall, this was a great Fix for me. I really wish they would not have sent me those white jeans because I probably would have kept the entire Fix. You get a 25% discount (which ends up being huge) if you keep the entire Fix. But because of those jeans, I had to send two items back. I would have loved to have kept the necklace if it hadn't cost so much. I've learned from experience it's not economical to send only one item back from your Fix; it cost almost or just as much if you kept the whole Fix and received the 25% off. Always send back two or more items.
So what do you think? Did I keep the right items? I'd love to her your thoughts below. I'd also like some suggestions on how you'd style this off the shoulder top.
Oh, and since a few people have asked me, I decided to join Stitch Fix's referral program. If you've always wanted to try Stitch Fix but have been a little nervous, you can get $25.00 your first Fix through my referral link HERE.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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