with Lynne and Leslie

What to Wear: A Stitch Fix Update or I actually bought some clothes!

by SweetMidlife

striped dress

This is Leslie, and this is me, Spanxless, in a fitting dress. And I only slightly look like the anaconda that ate Jon Voight.

This striped dress came in my second Stitch Fix box yesterday, and I admit to being dubious, especially since only liking one necklace last time and having such great luck actually picking things out last week at Runway Consignment. But the gamble remains the same – last week I had more luck with stuff that was chosen for me, and even though the Stitch folks don’t know me, I was willing to give them a try again.

stitch paper

This box was actually more successful – I’m not sure if the stylists are checking my Pinterest boards, one of which I set up to give them hints of what I like, as was suggested (Cross-promotion is magic!), but it was pretty close.

I liked the necklace you see above but not enough for $28. The pants were great, but I just didn’t feel like spending $78 on them. Great pants are hard to come by so I sort of regret that, but I am convinced that now that I’m familiar with this brand, Liverpool, I can find them cheaper elsewhere. I may be wrong.

There was a devastatingly soft heather zippy cardigan in the box, and I am always drawn to slouchy heather. But I live in Florida, it’s heavy and I don’t need a statement piece of fleece here. If it’s too nice to wear to the gym, I can’t wear it all the time – very seasonal for a season we don’t get. And the slouchy neck top was cute but not special.

However, the dress up top was special. I knew it from the moment I opened the box, and I couldn’t wait to try it on. I was working at the time at home and made myself wait until I finished to play in the box. When I did it was the first thing I threw on, and while it wasn’t great without Spanx, those elastic wonders made it look perfect. The above photo is this morning, au natural, because I wanted to see what it would look like. Not bad. But I’m packing the Spanx in the gym bag. #nocommando

So that’s me for this week. I think I’m gonna keep this for a while and see what happens. What are YOU wearing?


5 Responses to “What to Wear: A Stitch Fix Update or I actually bought some clothes!”

  1. walsh.bekah@gmail.com' Bekah says:

    I want to try them but I’m still nervous. It seems like many of the pieces they send are more than I’m usually willing to spend.

  2. mbamster0720@gmail.com' Melissa A says:

    Looks nice. What exactly is Stitch Fix anyway?

    • SweetMidlife says:

      Hi there!! Stitch Fix is this really cool online subscription service where you fill out a profile about your tastes and such, and a personal shopper picks clothes and accessories for you and sends them to you. You send back what you don’t like, and you buy the things that you do. Leslie is doing it and is liking it! Isn’t she cute?- Lynne

  3. eah479@gmail.com' Elizabeth says:

    I just got my latest Fix yesterday. I love that dress on you!

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