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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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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