Today I am finishing my review of my last Stitch Fix Box, Fix #17. I've already reviewed four of the items, scroll to the bottom of this post to see those pieces. This stunning maxi dress is the last item I have to review from that Fix. It is by Calvin Klein and is called "Desmona Ruffle Detail Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress".
This dress is absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I loved how romantic it was with the white fabric, beautiful floral print, cold shoulder, and the ruffle overlay over the bust line. I felt like a princess wearing this dress. But, I had to send it back. It was very expensive, $138.00, and I honestly had no idea where I'd ever where it. It is very dressy to me, too dressy to wear to church. I do have a wedding coming up at the end of summer, but I really don't like wearing white or black to weddings so I didn't think it would work for that either. Plus, I already bought a dress for the wedding.
The back is very sexy because of the low dip and cold shoulder: another reason I could never wear this dress to church. 🤣
I really liked the ruffle over lay over the bust. I've always stayed clear of ruffles around my chest because I thought it would make my large bust look even bigger, but this seemed to do the opposite. I'm going to keep an eye in the stores for more tops with ruffle overlays and try some on!
For jewelry I chose dramatic pink tassel earrings (Charming Charlies).
On my wrist I wore a rose gold bracelet (Francesca's) and carried a pink clutch.
I chose these white wedges (old, JCPenney) for footwear.
I know you're all going comment what willpower I have to send this dress back, cause you always do! It is gorgeous, but impractical. And this time my husband and I were in complete agreement. He knew I'd never get enough wear out of it to justify the price. But I enjoyed trying it on and feeling like a princess if only for a few minutes!
I would have loved to have done a photo shoot wearing this dress in my beautiful garden, but I didn't dare for fear I would get it dirty and then not be able to send it back! So we did the photo shoot in my guest room instead.
And now for a review of the entire Fix: Stitch Fix Box #17!
Towne and Reese Lavi Leaf Pendant: KEPT!
In summary, this was my best Fix yet since I started receiving monthly Fixes. I kept 3 out of 5 items. I actually LOVED everything, the maxi dress was returned simply because it was impractical and too expensive. I also loved the green dress I returned, but the fit was just not right for my body type. I do hope my stylist sends me another dress in that beautiful green color because it's definitely my color.
So what do you think? Did I keep and send back the right items? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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I think you did wonderfully well with this style box, Amy! I agree the dress will be difficult to wear often enough to justify the price, but it is gorgeous! xoReplyDelete
I love that maxi dress! It is so summer and beautiful!ReplyDelete
It is gorgeous, isn't it? Wish I led a life where I could wear this type of dress more. Thanks so much!Delete
I am thinking I need to play the lottery then send for another Stitch Fix. I have only had two and really liked most of what I was sent but the things in your boxes just blow me away. It has been about two years since I last stitched. Thinking they've upped their game!ReplyDelete
Always amazed by your willpower and your common sense. That dress looks as if it was made for you. Such pretty, feminine details and what a great fit. Love your accessories, too. But I do understand that it isn't something you would get a lot of wear out of. I now have the two dresses I wore to Brennyn's wedding celebration that I may never wear again.
So glad you took lots of pics to share with us. It is such a treat to dress up like a princess and you do it so very well.
I have gotten a few boxes I wasn't thrilled with too. And I always think other people get better boxes than me as well. I really get mad when I specifically request something, they say they don't have it, and then I see it in another bloggers box. Sometime's I think the bigger bloggers get better stuff...but it's all a conspiracy theory of mine. I have no proof. :) As for my willpower and common sense, I have no choice. Stitch Fix is expensive so I have to be practical and not keep what really won't work for my lifestyle or wallet. If I had an unlimited budget, I'd probably keep everything!Delete
Yes, of course you made the right choices, Amy. I did think the same when I saw that pretty dress, when would I wear it?ReplyDelete
Those skinny jeans are so perfect. Yes, Love the maxi but I get why you returned, you did look stunning in it though!!ReplyDelete
The dress is gorgeous. I only spend that kind of money if it's a dress that can be worn through different seasons and that would last years! I would have to send it back too.ReplyDelete
Yes, me too! Thanks so much!Delete
absolutely LOVE the cold shoulder maxi dress!ReplyDelete
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
I adore this outfit on you <3. Such chic and feminine look. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you style it .ReplyDelete
your picture shows the beauty of it even more and I love that.
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Thanks so much!Delete
That maxi is gorgeous on you but I understand why you had to return it! Loving the red skinny jeans and how you styled them!ReplyDelete
Doused in Pink
Beautiful colors on your dress dear, love the breezy and carefree style too. So perfect for summer!ReplyDelete
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Amy, you look stunning in that dress!! That would be worth inventing an occasion every once in awhile to wear it! I understand the practicality of not keeping it, though.ReplyDelete
The dress is reallly pretty and you look lovely in it. I do understand why you decided to return it though - I wish I could be that sensible when it comes to clothes! Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
I never wear a maxi either because off the same reasons! But it is a beauty!ReplyDelete
Maxi's do seem dressier than a regular dress, don't they?Delete