Friday, March 4, 2016

Stitch Fix #10 : Fashion Risks Reap Rewards

We recently moved from Texas to Florida. Before leaving I cleaned out my closet with the idea that I was going to be a capsule wardrobe girl. I would have a uniform and wear it every day and save myself hours of fretting and agony because I would no longer have to worry about what I was going to wear.

I must have sold/donated 100 articles of clothing.  I was feeling great, productive and ready to take on the world.

Only I had nothing cool to wear.  And my closet was empty and sad looking.

So I scheduled another Stitch Fix and basically just said to surprise me, that I wanted interesting statement pieces.

So much for the capsule wardrobe idea.  I'll figure out another way to save time and be productive.

Fix #10, Hayley was once again my stylist. She's a total keeper.

Presenting item #1, Folks...

I've never been a fan of the cold shoulder top.  No particular reason, I just never thought of them as my style.  I guess they seemed young.  Maybe our babysitter wore one once and that's where I got the young impression.  I don't know.  Anyway...

I love it.  It's so comfortable, delicate and feminine. Completely something I would never have chosen for myself, way outside my comfort zone, but I'm so glad that Hayley had the vision to see me wearing this.  I don't own anything like it so it'll be a fantastic addition to my suddenly empty closet. I first had it paired with wide leg jeans, gold flats and a cross body bag but I wanted to try to punch it up just a bit for photos so I threw on some skinny jeans, chunky heeled booties from ModCloth and accessories from Redbird Vintage Box.

On to item #2...

and item #3...

When I peeked at my Fix (What? Everyone does it. I hate surprises.) I was nervous about the midi skirt being tighter than anything I owned and the shoes were a bit of a sticker shock ($170).  I kept my mind open, though.  

It wasn't bad.  The skirt is actually really comfortable but not very forgiving.  Spanx were incredibly helpful while creating this look.  If I was still working in recruiting this outfit would be perfect, but I know that for my current day to day life I wouldn't reach for this skirt.  Maybe once I tone up a bit I'll request it :) I added on a gaudy rhinestone necklace from Redbird Vintage because I like to glam things up a bit.

The shoes were really fun and easy to walk in but I'm just not in the market to spend $170 on booties.  I may have gone a little insane on the boot trend back in December and bought 6 pairs ranging in normal brown/black all the way to maroon fringe.  These shoes are obviously high quality (I've seen others raving about the Dolce Vita name) and are trendy without being over the top, which I love.  If I hadn't already filled up my bootie quota I would definitely be tempted.

Lovely item #4...

I had fallen in love with this dress a few months back and Haley was kind enough to get it for me. I wasn't disappointed.

The color is undeniably gorgeous. Superb detail. It has an elegant, vintage vibe that I'm all over.  The mesh top and exposed zipper give it a modern twist. The length is perfect--sexy without being too showy.  But...

I'm on the fence about keeping this dress for 2 reasons. First, the material is different than I had originally thought.  The dress LOOKS kind of body con but the material is more of a soft cotton with a lot of stretch.  Spanx were again a dear friend with this outfit. Second, I have a dress just like this in black that I recently got.  Do I need 2 form fitting lace dresses in a world where I rarely have a need to wear lace dresses?

I think I might. I obviously have a problem. It's so pretty!

I paired the dress with my favorite cheetah print heels and accessories from Redbird Vintage Box.

...last item #5

I sent a friend photos of what was coming in my Fix and the first thing she said was, "Jumpsuit?  Would you ever wear a jumpsuit?" I was all, "I don't know, I think so, maybe, I did years ago before kids..."

I actually think Hayley and I may be psychically connected because I recently bought a vintage jumpsuit JUST LIKE THIS ONE (only it has sleeves and I'm altering it to be capri style).  I'm a fan of this, it is really fun, love the the neckline and the color is my favorite.  If you're nervous about the jumpsuit trend, I don't blame you. BUT they really are some of the easiest things to wear ever. Paired with heels, a black bow belt (White House Black Market) and a mountain of bangles from Redbird Vintage Box.

4 items in this Fix I wouldn't have ever picked out for myself, but I ended up loving (although not keeping) everything. Stitch Fix likes you to take risks and, really, isn't that what fashion is all about? They understand that what you like for yourself may not always be the best (or most fun) way to go. I love having Hayley pick out pieces that she can envision me wearing, because sometimes I just really need that extra help and motivation to get me out of sweats and my husband's Star Wars t-shirt.

Get your own Fix!

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  1. Awesome fix!! Everything looks great on you! I really like the Pixley skirt on you, but completely agree with the sticker shock. I just received the Kut from the Kloth Leland dress in my last Fix too, and absolutely LOVE it! I like how you styled it with the leopard shoes. I've "liked" your Facebook page; I look forward to seeing your future Fixes!

  2. Thank you! I love that dress, the color kills me. I have a hard time saying no to anything that is that wine red color :/

  3. You looked so good in everything! I thought they were just ok pieces until I saw you in them. That lace top is a keeper and that jumpsuit is totally awesome too.