Gee, I could have posted this one from work… because I took no photos.
But first, more on the boot saga. Bags, dresses… I’m always hunting for the perfect something. It *IS* already hunting season here in the woods though, so just call me a retail bargain hunter. Anyway, something inspired me to go
hug and kiss visit my beloved boots. Oops. I am a really rotten fan. Turns out they’re Durangos, and they’re a half size smaller than what I thought, which makes them a full size smaller than most of my boots… I think. Ugh.
They look a lot like this, only with tone-on-tone embossed stitching, and mine are really more awesome, because they’re old and have molded to my foot and… they’re just mine.
But back to Stitch Fix. Have you heard of it? A local friend had tried it, so when Barbara suggested it, I figured… why not? I filled out the profile in as much detail as I could stand and requested tops for business casual for the new job.
My stylist nailed it. The box included an ombre chambray shirt that I might have kept if I didn’t already have 3 chambray shirts AND I’m pretty sure ombre stuff is going to be a flash in the fashion pan. It also included a great, raspberry (my color word… I think they labeled it magenta) short-sleeved blouse, but $68 and dry clean only polyester isn’t going to live in my house, or work in my more causal than business casual new job. The last shirt was a great, navy and maybe slightly off-white polka dotted elbow-length blouse… that I got on and then my wide shoulders swelled up or something and I thought I’d never get it off without ruining it. (Don’t laugh. NOW I understand how dogs and toddlers get their heads caught in deck railings.)
The pants were too long, with faux rear pockets (?!) navy legging-like ponte knit things. I might have been tempted to keep them if I hadn’t just gotten the best leggings in the whole world, the Land’s End Starfish Cotton Spandex Legging. Order a size down, and if you are small through the waist/upper hips, consider ordering TWO sizes down. They’re seriously so awesome I might order them in every color.
And to round out the 5-item Stitch Fix box, there was the dark, hunter green ponte knit skirt with zippered, front pockets… cry. Like the awesome dotted blouse, it was too small. Oh, because it was S-M-L sized, the next size up would be too big, and in another life, I would have Spanxed myself into it, but honestly, my turn the page new life isn’t going to require more skirts and dresses.
I did note that their sizing seemed more Junior than Misses to me, so I hope that’s not how their brands tend to run…
I did forfeit my $20 styling fee, but I will do it again… after I’m settled at the new place and have a real grip on what I’m going to want to wear. With the holidays looming (Stitch Fix schedules about a month out), I don’t know that I’ll get another shipment scheduled before the New Year, but if you’re tempted to give it a whirl, would you consider telling them I sent you? All you have to do is click on this link… and next time, I might try my goodies on when I’m not rushing out to a meeting or something, and maybe you’ll get photos.
Have you tried anything new lately?