Monday, March 2, 2015

stitch fix : mexico fix!

So I really gave my stylist free reign over this Fix. I told her that I was headed to Mexico for a resort vacation, and I wanted fun and beachy pieces that would work at a resort - and into the summer season.  But first of all -
What is Stitch Fix?  Only a really fun online personal styling service that you can schedule whenever you want.  You tell them everything you want to about your style, measurements, etc -- even link up your Pinterest fashion board to inspire them -- and a stylist will pick out five items specifically for you!  It is really exciting to see what they pick, try everything on with your own accessories and other clothing, and then decide what you want to keep or send back (free and easy returning, of course!)  Click HERE for more details and to get started!
Anyway, I gave a couple suggestions and linked up my Pinterest style board, such as:  a peasant-style embroidered blouse, bright maxi dress or skirt, oh, and perhaps some flared denim if she had any that worked well with petite clients.

I had literally no specific expectations from this Fix - which made me even more excited than normal!  I had no idea what would be picked by the stylist.  Here is what I got...

#1 Rena Ikat Print Shirt Dress (Collective Concepts)
I really liked this dress!  The material was so silky and comfortable, and it had that flowy vibe I was looking for.  I also am a huge fan of tab sleeves, and the purple and orange colors made it different than any other dress I own; however, Hubby wasn't a fan of the loose and somewhat boxy fit.  So, since this Fix was for our romantic getaway I kind of wanted him to like whatever I kept. (Riiiiight???  You know what I mean, ladies.) 
So, it was a RETURN.

#2 Mena Cutout Detail Top (Skys are Blue)
This was a cute print shirt that Hubby actually did like!  It had silky material and eye-catching pattern, like the Ikat dress, and a unique cut-out detail in the back.  BUT - I wasn't feeling it for Mexico.  It felt more like a shirt I'd wear to a work happy hour (ya know...if I had an actual place of business) and not a casual beach vacay.
Therefore - RETURN.

#3 Ruxin Distressed Boyfriend Jean (Mavi Gold)
I usually state "no pants" in my requests...but this time I asked for flared jeans.  Flares are coming back, I swear!  However, my stylist told me there were not any flares for petites in she sent me these dark wash boyfriend jeans.  Hmmm.  I like the dark indigo hue, and the distressing a lot.  The fit was good everywhere but the waist -- grrrr!  Too loose.  I don't care to bend down, which I do a lot with two toddlers, and have my panties show.  I could wear a belt, but they bunched a bit doing that.  RETURN.

#4 Lauree V-Neck Drape Dress (Gilli)
 This dress was so bright and comfy!  The deep fuchsia color was lovely, and the wrap style at the top was very flattering.  LOVED the top.  Initially I thought it was more 'wintery' than 'warm weather' but after trying it on with strappy sandals and my fedora I could see where my stylist was headed with this one.   And Hubby loved it!   However, again I didn't feel like it was the style I was going for...especially for our Mexico trip.  Too safe and plain.  Oh, and I feared pit stains in the heat with those 3/4 length sleeves! So...RETURN.

#5 Kino Embroidered Top (Moon Collection)
This beautiful top had me at 'hello.'  As soon as I took it out of the box I knew it was a keeper.   The material again was very silky, which clearly I like, and the stitched detail was perfect.  Exactly the style I was looking for for our trip - and just a chill, summer style that suits me.  The ombre-effect of the dyed dark indigo color at the bottom was unexpected -- and I like that!  Pretty much makes it go perfectly with my white linen pants.  This shirt is my style - not too tight, but still sexy - and very beachy.  It is my only KEEP from this Fix, but completely worth it.  I know it will be a summer staple in my wardrobe!

Want to add some fun and excitement to your life, er, style?  
Want to add pieces to your wardrobe that you normally wouldn't try? 
I highly recommend trying Stitch Fix!
If this post inspired you to try it, please me as your referral by clicking HERE!

Have fun!!!