9.14.2016

Fix #8 {The Birthday Fix}

Fix number eight! I was pretty pumped for this one, as I designated it my Birthday Fix (Friday is the day to bust out the cupcakes and pop some champs). Again I request Raquel (hi!!), as she's been so spot on for the past six fixes.

Since it's still so stinking hot here in Southern California I asked for some cute tops, maybe a couple of dresses for night out to celebrate turning another year older, and perhaps a cute pair of shorts.
Raquel did a stellar job paying attention to my requests, looking at my Pinterest boards, and checking out the blog. I'm a tiny bit bummed the specific item I requested couldn't be tracked down, but I was ready to see what pieces were included this month.

To the goods!

Loveappella || Renshaw Lazer Cut Detail Knit Top
I can't put my finger on it, but this top's texture just felt so weird to me. Kind of spongy, kind of heavy, and I just couldn't get on board with it. I was kind of big on me, and though the shirt had a very subtle waffle pattern it seemed kind of blah. The cutout detail was cute, but nothing to write home about, and didn't sell me on this piece.

Verdict || Returned 

Dear John || Finnegan Printed Cuffed Short
The second I put these on I knew they were going back. The pockets pucker out, and I hate when shorts do that! The stripes were a nice change from my typical shorts, but I'm pretty timid when it comes to pattern mixing, so I know I'd be resigned to plain tops each time I wanted to wear these.
Oddly enough, of all the pieces in this fix, Scott liked these the best. Though he liked them I didn't love them.

Verdict || Returned 

Market & Spruce || Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
This shirt was so cute! I loved that the back was cut lower than the front, and the piece was nice and light. Layering this would be easy and fun. BUT. For $44? I simply could not justify a t-shirt for that price. I'm certain I could find something similar for much less.

Verdict || Returned 

41Hawthorn || Evander Dress
I really wanted to like this dress. I really did. The green color is unlike anything I have in my closet, the little cutout at the neck was a nice detail, but the orange flowers? Nope. Not even a little. Orange ranks as my very least favorite color. I also thought the waist hit at a really odd place. It didn't do much for my figure and I felt kind of frumpy up top.

Verdict || Returned 

THML || Abriana Colorblock Embroidered Dress
I was hoping this would be the piece that would end up in my closet. This I had pinned, only in the tank top form. I loved the navy and embroidered detail. I was even ok with the orange. However, it kind of fit like a flour sack. There was zero shape to the dress, and didn't work in my figure's favor. I tossed around the idea of returning this for a smaller size, but, I was really concerned it would be too short, as I was already a little uncomfortable with the length of this size.

Verdict || Returned 

So this fix was a bust for me, and I'm kind of disappointed. While it would have been fun, and awesome, to have a 5/5 they're just clothes. Plus, it's not like every single trip to the mall (like I ever go there anymore, ha!) produces winning threads each time.

Though this fix wasn't my unicorn we'll try again in a month or two! Maybe then the weather will have settled into more Fall-like temps, and cute layered pieces will make their return.

Not on the Stitch Fix train? Why not?!
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Give it a go! It's honestly one of the most fun things I've done for myself, even with an 0/5, it's still fun to see what someone else has selected for you.
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20 comments:

  1. Bummer!! You were sent some cute items but I can totally understand why you sent them back. The tshirt looked great and comfy but I agree that $44 for it is crazy. Hopefully next time you'll have more success. :)

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  2. Ahhh, that stinks that nothing worked. I actually like the last dress on you.

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  3. I agree with your assessments of the pieces. Too bad about the dresses not working out, they are cute!

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  4. It's always such a disappointment when your SF box is a bust! For the record, I think both dresses look great on you and I love that white top! I agree about the shorts - cute stripes, but I hate when pockets do that!! And that hi-lo top...just got a similar at Target for $15 two weeks ago! Check there!

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  5. You look great in everything! I love the dresses on you! I'm sure you'll be able to find a tee like that for way less!

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  6. I love all the THML dresses I get but they are Always too short! Such a bummer. Happy birthday!

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  7. I actually really love that last dress!! You look like a million bucks!

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  8. Such a bummer you didn't keep anything! I loved that Teal dress with the orange flowers on you!

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  9. Aw darn! I actually really loved the floral dress. But you know me, I'm on a floral kick right now.

    My birthday fix comes next week. Fingers crossed it's a winner!

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  10. I agree with you about a lot of these pieces, but I actually think that green dress looked great on you! That last dress is cute too, but I'm with you on the fit. Bummer that nothing was a keeper. Yay for your birthday week though!

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  11. Agree with you on those pieces; The teal dress was cute on you!!! I just had my first total BUST box from Stitch last month; Although it was a new stylist because "mine was on vacation'... I'm also looking forward to fall-layering pieces; I just wish the North Carolina weather got the memo (It's 92 here today)!!!

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  12. Well boo! I liked the floral dress on you, thought it looked great! And the last dress I immediately thought would be cute for a wedding. Bummer on being 0/5 this time around.

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  13. I loved that floral dress on you! I understand why you sent it back though!

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  14. Gah! I love every single piece you received! I want them all. I think I need to request your stylist next time. That dress with the orange flowers and the white top are both calling my name! And I happen to LOVE those shorts - I think they're the same ones I have in a different color/pattern. Can you just return ship this whole thing to me? But seriously, bummer that nothing worked out for you. I totally understand why you wouldn't want to keep anything. Although, I think you look amazing in every item. CHEERS TO THE UPCOMING BIRTHDAY!!!

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  15. Desiree, you look AMAZING in those dresses! You have great legs my friend! But you know my motto, comfort is key.

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  16. Sad that you didn't keep that floral dress! I loved it!

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  17. I really love the floral dress too... but I also totally understand the orange flower dilemna. I would have felt the exact same way.

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  18. I agree with you; nothing was particularly amazing. And even though it's silly, I totally get irked when Stitch Fix doesn't GET me! Hopefully next time!

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