My previous StitchFix (read about it here) netted me one new top. I ended up playing it safe with something I knew I’d wear consistently, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating a spring shipment in order to brighten up the ‘ole wardrobe.
For my sixth installment I requested some seasonal colors and a maxi dress for warmer weather. I also asked my stylist if she could track down one of my all-time favorite StitchFix tops: the 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse, which I love pairing with boyfriend jeans and ballet flats.
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Let’s check out what came in this month’s box, shall we?
First up was the Gilli Sebastian Maxi Dress ($74). While I usually try to steer clear of horizontal stripes, the nautical colors are one of my favorite combos for summer.
Initially, I wasn’t so sure about the waist, though; it hits somewhere between bust and waistline (neither an empire nor a true waist). But it was actually quite flattering when I tried it on, so into the ‘maybe’ pile it went.
Plus, the fabric’s super soft and comfy. Jersey FTW!
Next was the 41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top ($48). Uh oh.
Any time I see the word “Dolman” (i.e. loose, baggy top with tight sleeves) I run for the hills because the style’s never worked for me. The color, however, is one of my favorites, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
Out of the box? Meh. But once on? Loved it! Not only was the jersey soft and stretchy, but the cut also worked better than I expected. Into the ‘maybe’ pile went this one, as well.
Third was the 41Hawthorn Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse ($58). It’s the same style as a previous StitchFix top I bought, just with a different pattern and color scheme, so I knew it’d fit nicely.
The only questionable part was the sheerness fabric; I wasn’t sure if I’d love the look of the camisole peeking through, but then again it could be a light and breezy option for the warm summer months.
Liz (my stylist) also mentioned that I could wear it two ways — with jeans for a casual look or with white pants if I wanted to dress it up. I like having options, and I love those options to be no-brainers, so this one also went into the ‘maybe’ pile for later, too.
Finally came the pieces I’d been waiting for: the 41 Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse ($48) in two colors (aqua and purple). As I mentioned above, I’d gotten one of these in deep pink in a previous Fix and loved it.
Why mess with a good thing? I was thrilled when Liz included not one, but two, of these in vibrant, gem-tone colors.
Dress ’em up or dress ’em down, these tops are versatile, chic and make for an effortless outfit. Less spandex, more real clothing — that’s my mantra for the season — and my two new blouses should help.
So what made the cut? Drum roll…everything!
I’ve already worn the dress to a family dinner, the Dolman top to a weekend brunch and one of the blouses to drinks with girlfriends. Liz nailed it, and with all of these colorful basics to mix and match for summer, plus a 25 percent discount for ordering everything in the box, it was an easy decision this time around.
My next fix is scheduled for early August, and I requested some transitional pieces for late summer and early fall. Can’t wait to see what comes next, but in the meantime I’m looking forward to some consistently-warm weather, so I can pull the shorts and while pants out of storage to pair with my fun, new tops!
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