I had requested chambray top, since I still need a new one and that request wasn't fulfilled in the last fix because they were out. I also requested SAHM (washable) appropriate tops for Spring/Summer. I also said, I frequently wear shorts in the summer, so if she had a pair that she thought I might like that I would be open to trying that too.
In my note from my stylist, Rachel, she noted they still didn't have a chambray top in stock and that she didn't feel any of the shorts fit my style. She used my Pinterest board for inspiration and even checked out my blog.
First item was the THML Mishka Embroidered Top ($58). She selected this top because I had it pinned. She noted that it runs small, so she sent me a size up. When I looked over the items in the note this was the first one I was immediately drawn towards. However, when I tried it on I couldn't really get a firm grasp on if I actually liked it enough. I love the red embroidery, how it pops and the detail it gives. It's definitely a shirt that's my style and perfect for playdates, running errands, or just weekend outings, etc. Effortless. I was/am a bit hung up on the fit. I think it's mostly the neckline. I think I'm so used to v-neck or button up blouses that draw the eye down and create length. I think I would need to wear my hair down. It's cute, nice and lightweight cotton, I'm just not sure about the fit. Need to try on one last time.
Verdict: Sent Back
Honestly, at this point I looked at the rest of the items on the styling card and figured it was a bust. The Sweet Rain Toledo V-Neck Blouse ($38) was the cheapest item in the fix. Again, I wasn't pleased with the length, I felt it hit me a tad too short and I wasn't a fan of the Aztec print. It was 100% polyester and felt close to the same as some of the girls princess dresses. Not to mention, regardless of it being a tank, poly does not breathe in the summer. This is the one item I felt was a big fail. Looking back at my pinterest board, while I would love a tank in this cut (just differently material), the print itself just isn't my style. I gravitate towards florals, cool colors, and preppy patterns. Just was off the mark.
Verdict: Sent Back
Rachel said she included the next item, the Mystree Braden Sweater ($68), because it "reminded her of some of the textures on my pinterest board. The open weave makes it a great springtime look." Yes, I do have quite a bit of textured sweaters pinned. Generally, I love wearing lightweight sweaters with shorts - like that would be my uniform if I lived in an environment that was always 50-70degress. But again, I wasn't impressed with the quality and felt it was a snag risk waiting to happen. And while, I've been a huge fan of the three previous sweaters I've kept from Stitch Fix (as in, wear them all, all. the. time.) I'm just not looking to spend money on another sweater as we enter the humid summer.
Verdict: Sent Back
Now I wasn't sure. I usually like to keep at least one item so I'm not stuck paying the $20 fee. I know it doesn't make sense to spend more than $20 on an item I might not love, but I like to feel I paid for something tangible and losing the $20 instead of spending more and getting something is just worse in my opinion. And I did have a styling credit, so that would help bring down the cost of anything I kept. I started thinking, while I would usually nix the highest priced item, especially if it wasn't something I needed. Then I started thinking. I actually haven't gotten a new jacket in years. All my coats are from when I was working pre-kids. And that it's hood and canvas (yet, not being a heavy coat) would make it the perfect raincoat. I have an old Michael Kors trench that I bought close to ten years ago and hasn't been worn in close to five. The jacket would also be great for Fall.
I'm going to try the top and jacket back on and see which I can see myself wearing more. Of course, now both are growing on me. What are your thoughts?
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