The end of the month means a new Stitch Fix, and this one has me in a pickle. I kind of like them all! What do I keep? Will you help me choose?
Initially I thought this would be my favorite piece. The poppy and navy are great together, and I love the diagonal chevron stripe. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the sliver-sleeve, which I don't think is a flattering look for anyone's arms, unless they're super toned. But, somehow, this isn't the worst example a hard-to-wear sleeve. Other than that, this top looks like nothing else in my closet and would be great to throw on with jeans for casual afternoon or night out.
This tank is silky soft and hangs nicely. For summertime, this is the perfect top -- airy, light and breezy. My only gripe is the colors. It's not that they're bad, they're just not interesting. If the flowers were poppy like the William Zig-Zag Print Top, it would be more of a statement piece. As it is, I don't know what else I'd wear it with other than jeans, and the colors all blend together instead of contrasting. Head-to-toe navy is not a great look for anyone.
Now this is my kind of color! I love anything coral, and I couldn't wait to try on this blouse with the floral shorts I recently bought at J.Crew. I recently paired them with a Tiffany blue shirt, and I can't decide which look I like better. The hem of the blouse has an extra band of fabric, weighing it down slightly so it hangs perfectly. A similar band around the sleeves that cuts upward near the elbow bothered me at first, but the longer I had it on, the more I liked it because it keeps the sleeve right above your elbow as soon as you bend your arm. I was about ready to keep this one, but then I remembered I have a blouse almost exactly like it from Banana Republic:
What do you think? They look so much alike, but I do like the 41Hawthorn one more for a casual look. The Banana Republic blouse is silk -- not something I'd necessarily want to wear to a picnic or a day out in the city (dry cleaning, ugh) -- and the sleeves fall below my elbow at an odd place. I'm constantly pushing them up. Hmm...very tempting...
I keep going back and forth on this dress. I've never seen a neckline like this one, so that's a selling point. I absolutely love ponte in the summertime because it's stretchy and breathes like cotton, but it doesn't wrinkle and adds structure because of its thickness. I think the waist on the dress uses the best qualities of ponte, and I like the little flair in the skirt. In theory it's adorable, but then I look at the back shot and feel like it makes me look wide.
The moment I saw these jeans I thought, "Are bootcuts coming back?" Then this song popped in my head:
So I guess these aren't exactly bell bottoms, but aren't they somewhat reminiscent of Joey Lauren Adams in Dazed and Confused?
Well anyway, they are super tight and acid washed, so they feel retro to me. I haven't worn boot cut jeans in I don't even remember how long, so I didn't think I'd be into these at all, but they're kind of hot, right? They make me look so slender and tall! I don't really need anymore jeans, but, I dunno y'all...
So? What do you think? Can you help me out? Let me know in the comments below!
UPDATE: Thank you for all your insightful comments! I decided to keep the jeans, or "magic jeans" as one reader on Instagram called them. :)
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Read about my past fixes here:
Stitch Fix No. 1 | Stitch Fix No. 2 | Stitch Fix No. 3 | Stitch Fix No. 4 | Stitch Fix No. 5 | Stitch Fix No. 6
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