It’s been a while since I got a fix! It’s Christmas party season and every year I spend HOURS walking through malls and department stores in a daze, searching for just the right festive outfits and accessories. This year, I decided to let Stitch Fix do the leg work for me.
I asked my stylist for party glam pieces. I was thinking shimmer and bling! I linked her to my Pinterest board with examples of what I’m looking for. I have plenty of pants and jeans, so I asked her to focus on tops, layering pieces, and jewelry. The box fell a little short, and she even admitted it, ending a note to me with, “Sorry we don’t have much that is festive!” Boo. But I do like what she sent, even if they aren’t the party glam items I had hoped for. Here’s what she sent…
The first item is a black 41Hawthorn Alemany Mesh Detail Blouse.
I really like the mesh detail, I think it’s pretty cool and unlike anything I already have. The top is a nice quality material and it’s lined (where there’s not mesh). The length and fit is nice. I could dress it up or down, and I could wear it in winter with a cardigan, or in the summer with a pair of shorts. Christmas party piece? I don’t know, I was hoping for some bling or even a little color. But still, the verdict: KEEP!
The next item is a light grey Brixon Ivy Leora Swiss Dot Blouse.
This is really cute, I love the embroidered dots and the smocking on the shoulders. It’s lined, and has a little brass button on the back. (I love details!) I’m not sure about the length though, I tend to like things a little longer. It’s so cute and very comfortable though! Verdict: UNDECIDED. (What do you think?)
The third piece is a Bobeau Wallce Brushed Cardigan.
This cardigan is not at all what I was looking for. Purple is not a color I would choose for myself, and it’s way too casual for any holiday party I’m attending. However, it’s so buttery soft. And it looks nice with both tops in the box. I could see this easily becoming a staple piece – wear it to the grocery store. The bus stop. Out to lunch with hubby. Verdict: KEEP!
The fourth piece is a Brixon Ivy Mange Mixed Media Crochet Back Knit Top.
It has the feel and fit of a nice crew neck sweater. But it’s so sheer. Sooooo sheer. I held it up to a window so you can see how sheer.
It’s so pretty. I love the crochet. I can’t wear this, though. I tried it with a camisole underneath and it messed up the fit, causing the top to cling to me in all the wrong places. Verdict: SEND BACK.
The last item is this Bay to Baubles Wilford Floral Statement Necklace.
Purple again! Isn’t it so pretty, though? I like the idea of wearing a color besides red or green to a Christmas party. The stylist suggested I pair this mesh top with burgundy skinny jeans and this necklace, black heels, and maybe a cool blazer for layering. I like that idea, but I don’t already have burgundy jeans or a blazer that would coordinate, which means I’ve got to go shopping. I’ll likely rarely wear this necklace in the future, but… if everything else I buy is wearable again, what’s the harm in a statement necklace? Better than a dress I’ll only wear once, right? Verdict: probably will KEEP.
So that’s box #6! Hope you enjoyed, and if you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, will you use my referral link? I’d appreciate it so much! 🙂