My previous StitchFix (read about it here) was a success — I scored an adorable LBD, just in time for holiday parties — so much so that I knew it’d be a hard act to follow.
For my fifth installment I requested some dressy casual blouses and tops for work, along with a brighter color palette to carry me from the gray of Portland winter into spring.
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Let’s check out what came in this month’s box, shall we?
First up was the Braddon Airy Knit V-Neck Sweater from RD Style ($68). Pretty color? Check. Luxurious feel? Check.
I loved how soft and cozy this one was, and the fit was flattering with the slightly longer back, however the loose knit is slightly concerning for someone who is pretty active — a.k.a. prone to getting it caught on something.
Next was the Giorgio Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Thermal Top from Splendid ($84). Again, great color and super-soft fabric. And although you can’t see it well in the picture, it’s got a delicate waffle weave, which makes this top a perfect mix of dressy-casual.
But $84? I’m on a budget and would have to love it to justify that price.
Third was the Quito Open Drape Cardigan from Market & Spruce ($68). It’s not something I’d typically wear, but that’s what I love about StitchFix — the stylists help push you out of your comfort zone.
Becca recommended pairing it with chambray, and I thought it might go well with some of my cowboy boot collection, as well!
After that came the Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse from 41Hawthorn ($58). Becca knows me well enough by now to know that the jewel-toned blouse is my sweet spot. I love pairing it with boyfriend jeans, ballet flats and simple jewelry.
But I’ve got these in pink, blue and a black checkered pattern; do I need one in green, as well?
And, finally, was the Emer Bootcut Pant from Margaret M ($98). She nailed it with the size, and I love a simple, classic pant with a figure-flattering bootcut.
However, I’m not sure if I can shell out $100 for a basic black pant when it’s more of a want than a need at this point.
So what made the cut? I was stumped, so I used three lifelines (my sister, a friend and my husband) to help narrow things down. Look number one got thumbs up from my girlfriend, but a thumbs down from my sister, so that was out. Look number three got a yay from my sister, but a nay from my girlfriend, so that was out.
And when I polled Ben, he just asked if I really needed another piece of clothing right now, so that didn’t help much.
In the end, I went with the green top (look number four). Sure, it’s the “safe” choice, as my sister said — but it’s also the one I’m sure I’ll consistently get the most use out of, which means it’s the best value. The others are great, but I see myself wearing them maybe once or twice, so I’m staying conservative this time and going with the sure thing.
My next fix is scheduled for early May, and I requested some bold, bright colors for summer. I also asked that she throw a fun sundress or skirt in the mix so I have something fresh and fun to wear for my birthday festivities later that month, so I’m excited for shipment number six!
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