STITCH FIX: BOX 1

Yay! My first Stitch Fix box is here! Woot! Just a few notes: sorry for the less-than-brilliant photos of my items. I refused to take a picture of myself trying the items on because I’m not that photogenic. And really I’m basically saving everyone from embarrassment. I snapped and brilliantly (sarcasm) toned the pics with my cell phone. Next time around, I might put a little more effort into the pictures — maybe.

I love Stitch Fix. Yes, the prices are a little high, but my personal stylist picked out some amazing tops that I probably wouldn’t consider under normal circumstances. Plus, I love trying on the clothes in the comfort of my home and immediately pairing it with stuff I have. Other than the price tag, I love love love love love love Stitch Fix.

I love Stitch Fix. Yes, the prices are a little high, but my personal stylist picked out some amazing tops that I probably wouldn’t consider under normal circumstances. Plus, I love trying on the clothes in the comfort of my home and immediately pairing it with stuff I have. Other than the price tag, I love love love love love love Stitch Fix.

Overall, I loved the experience and can’t wait for my next box (scheduled for July). Just spotting the box on my doorstep filled me with sheer joy and happiness — even Charlie was interested in what I received. The box contained five items, a list with prices, and prepaid envelope for the unwanted items. The toughest part was deciding which ONE item I wanted to keep.

I love scarves, but I’m not about to spend more than $10 on one. I like the PRETTY PERSUASIONS MINI ANCHOR PRINT SCARF, but my budget and my common sense scream, “No! You can’t buy this!” Besides, I don’t LOVE the scarf, which made it easier to send back.

I love scarves, but I’m not about to spend more than $10 on one. I like the PRETTY PERSUASIONS MINI ANCHOR PRINT SCARF, but my budget and my common sense scream, “No! You can’t buy this!” Besides, I don’t LOVE the scarf, which made it easier to send back.

I like the ROWSON MESH DETAIL STRIPED SWEATER (above), but I don’t like the feel of the seams between the yellow mesh and the striped fabric. The shirt fit perfectly, but if price was a little bit lower and the seams didn’t bother me, I probably would’ve kept the shirt. It’s stylish and a bit different for me, but I wasn’t absolutely in love with it. Besides, I have a tendency to steer clear from horizontal stripes (but somehow these stripes sort of flattered me, I think).

I really wanted the TESS CROCHET LAYER SHEER TOP to work but unfortunately it was a little too small for me. However, the top fit one of my co-workers -- Adele -- perfectly. Also, my co-workers loved most of the items in my box – they just didn’t like the prices (which is why Adele didn’t buy it).

I really wanted the TESS CROCHET LAYER SHEER TOP to work but unfortunately it was a little too small for me. However, the top fit one of my co-workers — Adele — perfectly. Also, my co-workers loved most of the items in my box – they just didn’t like the prices (which is why Adele didn’t buy it).

My co-workers and I love talking about fashion during the day, and they all love the concept of Stitch Fix and also admired the mesh/striped shirt. I think we all have a shoe fetish because we’re constantly admiring and complimenting each other’s shoes or boots. Because of their encouragement, I’m able to tuck my jeans into my knee-high boots — something I thought I couldn’t pull off because of my height. But I was wrong — I look pretty awesome and amazing.

If I had more money to spend, I would’ve kept the CALAFIA JERSEY WRAP DRESS because I loved everything about it. Flattered my big figure. Showed off my assets. Comfortable to wear. Add a few things here and there to make it appropriate for work. *sigh* If I only had more money …

If I had more money to spend, I would’ve kept the CALAFIA JERSEY WRAP DRESS because I loved everything about it. Flattered my big figure. Showed off my assets. Comfortable to wear. Add a few things here and there to make it appropriate for work. *sigh* If I only had more money …

Maybe I need to work more overtime or work a second job to afford more than one item from my box. However, I still can’t justify spending more than $50 on jewelry or $40 on a scarf. I don’t have an issue splurging on certain items that make me look fantastic and will last a few years. I firmly believe every girl needs that special or favorite piece of clothing that makes her feel invincible and gives her confidence. My awesome red boots do that for me.

I absolutely adore and love the ROSE JERSEY CROSSFRONT TOP. I had a hard time deciding between the wrap dress and this amazing top, but I had to choose just ONE item. I feel I will wear the black top more often due to the color, shape, style, and comfort.

I absolutely adore and love the ROSE JERSEY CROSSFRONT TOP. I had a hard time deciding between the wrap dress and this amazing top, but I had to choose just ONE item. I feel I will wear the black top more often due to the color, shape, style, and comfort.

One co-worker, Sally, made me try on the chosen black top (once again, I apologize for the poor quality/tone production of the photo) and couldn’t stop gushing about how great I looked in it (she made me blush). After much discussion, I chose the black top because I think I will have an easier time trying to find a knock-off of the blue wrap dress at a nearby retail store, especially with stores stocking up for spring and summer weather.

I love the helpful fashion tags attached to each item that shows what I can pair and accessorize each top with because I am terrible at accessorizing. I have a minimal amount of jewelry and try to pair it with certain shirts and dresses, but I’m not always successful. So, I like having a cheat sheet.

I love the helpful fashion tags attached to each item that shows what I can pair and accessorize each top with because I am terrible at accessorizing. I have a minimal amount of jewelry and try to pair it with certain shirts and dresses, but I’m not always successful. So, I like having a cheat sheet.

For my next box, I specifically asked for business casual tops for spring and summer since I could always use nice work shirts. Not to mention, my workplace is so stinkin’ hot year-round that I’m unable to wear my pretty sweaters or thick cardigans. In the dead of winter, I’m flouncing around the office in a short sleeve shirt because I would be hot, sweaty, and just plain gross if I had more layers. Squee! July can’t come soon enough for me!

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