Jun 8, 2015

Stitch Fix #13 - Knoxville, TN. - June 2015

My Note to My Stylist
Hi Catie! I've updated my Pinterest board to help you. The lace Maxi dress that's my cover image really is my anniversary trip "inspiration picture". As we prepare for this trip, it's okay to get a little more "date night", and highlight my back and shoulders a little more than normal. Keep in mind I LOVE the clean and free spirit look of that lace maxi and The Hub's fav "date night" color is red.

My Stylist's Note To Me
Hi Lili, I'm so excited to be styling you today! I'm sorry, your stylist, Catie is taking vacation, therefore I hope you enjoy your Fix #13!  The Kut From The Kloth jeans have a great stretch and will look amazing with your 41 Hawthorn coral top.  Another cute option is your Market & Spruce teal green wrap dress that is comfortable yet super flattering.  Enjoy this beautiful Papermoom navy maxi dress.  You can dress it up with your Zad necklace and you are ready for your day!  Have fun trying on your pieces.  I can't wait to read your feedback! Martina.

My Five Pieces
ZAD Melodie Layered Teardrop Stone Necklace - $36.00
This Necklace was perfect! The stones weren't too big and I really love the color!  It isn't one I traditionally gravitate toward.  I also love the layering look! it really will be a great way to add a little something special to any neutral outfit.

41 HAWTHORN Trinidad Geo Print Henley Top -$48.00
Initially, I was on the fence with this top.  I don't really care for the little flair in the sleeve but I LOVE the softness of the fabric and I think it's flattering and would be a good "staple" piece. 

I think I tried it on a million times before making my decision.
With Skinny jeans, adorable wedge sandals...
nd that amazing Zad necklace!
After having it on and switching up the look, I decided that the sleeves weren't a deal breaker. looking forward, another thing I considered was that because of the length of the sleeve, this top really will fill a space in my closet in the fall.

KUT FROM THE KLOTH Cai Bootcut Jean - $88.00
These jeans were a really similar wash to the Level 99 jeans in Fix #1.
(level 99 jeans from Fix #1)
As my stylist suggested I paired them with the 41 Hawthorn top. But the true test for all my jeans is will they work for a laid back game day?!
 The fit in the legs and rump were good but over all they were just okay.
I may kick myself later for sending these back but really want to LOVE my clothes and to be more specific, my jeans.  The one disappointing thing about these jeans was the serious "gaping" at the back.  I've heard the J Brand jeans don't gap.  but if anyone else has suggestions for real "non-gapping" jeans.  Please let me know!
As with most jeans, they were a little too long and the waste was a little too high. And although the price was fantastic, the reason I decided to send these back is I just purchased a pair of jeans from Old Navy and I honestly think these jeans don't look any better than those jeans and I didn't have to have them altered.

MARKET & SPRUCE Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress - $68.00
This dress was like a faux wrap dress i got in Fix #9, just a different...
less flattering, horizontal print.
(sorry for the fuzzy image)

My other issue is the top was stretched out, sort of like it had been tried on or worn by a big chested girl. It just didn't feel new? This was the first time I've gotten something from Stitch Fix that felt USED!  it's a MAJOR quality concern!

PAPERMOON Waters Paisley Maxi Dress - $68.00
One thing I love about this dress is how soft and comfortable the fabric is.  However, I'm returning this dress because the print is UGLY!!! 
I know this is BLUNT, but to be truly honest, when I saw the Ruby Maxi Dress on the Stitch Fix Facebook page... 
and noticed it's similarities between it and the "inspiration dress" I mentioned in my note to my stylist...
I really thought it was coming my way! This dress doesn't even compare! This is sort of an across the boart frustration with Stitch Fix.  I see all the cute Stitch Fix dresses on blogs and Pinterest; Ruby, Theodore, Alycia, Lyra, and Beatrix just to name a few beautiful ladies on my Pinterest Style board) and not receive any of them. 
This fix was kind of disappointing. I know she wasn't my "normal stylist", but I'm not sure if she even read my "requests". There was nothing even remotely "date night"ish  in this fix.  These dresses were more for church or work. AND there wasn't a single stitch of red!

Down To Business

SO after much deliberation, 2 items included in my 13th Fix earned spots in my closet.

ZAD Melodie Layered Teardrop Stone Necklace - $36.00 - KEEP
41HAWTHORN Trinidad Geo Print Henley Top -$48.00 - KEEP
KUT FROM THE KLOTH Cai Bootcut Jean - $88.00 - SENT BACK
MARKET & SPRUCE Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress - $68.00 - SENT BACK
PAPERMOON Waters Paisley Maxi Dress - $68.00 - SENT BACK

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Bon Voyage!

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