Stitch Fix #14 arrived recently. In the note to my stylist, I explained that despite our cold temperatures, I was ready for spring and hoped to receive some spring-like items. I had pinned quite a few on my Pinterest board and let my stylist know that it would be a good place to start. As soon as I received the shipping notification, I decided to peek and see what was headed my way. And here’s where I sound like a spoiled brat… Initially, I was really disappointed and thought there was no way my usual stylist, Kate, had styled this Fix. I was so sure this had to have come from a different stylist. Then I came to my senses and told myself I was being ridiculous and maybe Kate thought I should consider stepping out of my comfort zone and try different items for a change.
It turns out that my intuition was correct and Kate was not my stylist this time around. Although the items I received weren’t from my Pinterest board, they were spring-like and narrowly missed the mark. When I examined them in person, I understood why the new stylist had chosen them.
First up, the Sana Floral Print Infinity Scarf. Did I need another scarf? Nope? Was this one gorgeous? Heck, yes. I have to say that I think scarves in general look terrible on me. They make my hair stick out and I look like I have no neck. Does this happen to anyone else? Instead of my hair looking full and like it has a lot of body, it looks more like a triangle. Anyway. I think everyone else looks great in them, but I can’t seem to pull them off. I thought this particular scarf, however, was beautiful. It was thin enough so I didn’t feel like it was swallowing me up or making me uncomfortably hot. And even if it looks like I have no neck and my hair sticks out, I think the pretty floral pattern detracts from that. Ha. KEEP
Next, the jeans. Apologies because I tossed the style card before writing down the name of these. Through a search, I think they may be the Level 99 Giovanni Ankle Jean, but I’m not certain. Another trend that looks good on seemingly everyone else, but not me. I cannot do colored denim. I think it just accentuates my bottom half and does nothing for me. I also have trouble figuring out what tops to wear (besides black) with colorful jeans. This mauve color seemed especially bad for me. Colorful denim is really in for spring and I can understand why my stylist sent these, but they’re just not for me. I’m a dark denim all the way kinda girl. RETURN
Next, the Lailya Jade Bowie Dolman Sleeve top. I believe the style card suggested this was a light gray, but it looked white on me? A’s take on this was, “it’s not bad”. I don’t want to look ‘not bad’; I want to look fabulous! I didn’t like the fit of this top in my mid-section. Notice how you can see the lines of my jeans through the top. No thank you. And I was even wearing a cami under this. Also, this top was a bit boring for me. I think it could look really cute with a spring jacket and scarf, but it wasn’t right for me. RETURN
I tried on the Daniel Rainn Narcissa Crochet Detail Blouse next. Daniel Rainn tops are almost always an automatic keeper for me and this was no exception. I love the loose fit of his tops and the pretty floral patterns. I added a bright pink cardigan to bring out the pink in the flowers, but I think this would also look great with a neutral gray cardigan and white jeans. Perfect for work and totally my style! KEEP
Finally, the Gilli Tahj Maxi Dress. I had requested a specific maxi dress from my Pinterest board, but mentioned that I always have trouble with maxi dresses being too long. The dress I requested had a teal top and floral skirt – I thought it was gorgeous. I didn’t love the pattern on the skirt of this particular dress – I’m more of a stripes and florals girl and this was a bit much for me. My stylist sent me a petite since I was worried about the length, but I felt like the fit was off for me. The top didn’t seem to hit at the right place and the skirt could have been just a bit longer (though I’m sure the regular size would have been way too long). I will say that this dress was incredible soft and comfortable, but it missed the mark on fit/style. RETURN
2/5 this time. Not bad. And I'm already looking forward to my next Stitch Fix!