I skipped Stitch Fix last month in an attempt to save money, but then I got a referral credit so I decided to use it. The good news is I have, indeed, been saving money and, in the process, changing my mindset about spending, which has also curtailed how much I go out to eat. The bad news is, when you're not spending as much money going out, you run the risk of sitting on your couch eating a lot of ice cream. And when you're not taking full-body pictures of yourself every month, you forget what you look like in clothes. Can you guess where I'm going with this?
Okay. So this is a ridiculous first world problem. But I'm really disappointed in myself for putting back on half the weight I lost last year, y'all. But man was that Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra amazing. And have you tried Front Porch? Ohmygosh TRY FRONT PORCH. Their slogan is "Southern Goodness". I mean. Come on. And then do lots and lots of squats. Lots of 'em.
And now, it is with great displeasure that I and my behonkis model clothes for you. I'm not crazy about any of the pieces in this month's box, but I love to hear what y'all think! Let me know your thoughts before I have to send back what I don't want on Friday.
This dress is...umm...sweet. I can't deny that the embroidery on the hemline is lovely. And the color is one of my faves for sure. It's just, um, a little too something I would have worn in high school, I think? I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's just not the best. I could definitely do without the tie on the front. I think if it were a simple keyhole without the tie, and if it had a little more structure, this would be much better. Also...err...it doesn't do amazing things for my bootay.
This was my favorite piece upon opening the box. The fabric is heavier than other blouses, making it feel more on the luxe side. The leopard print isn't overwhelming, and I lurv the hot pink piping around the sleeves. I first tried this with the black skinny jeans I got back in January for my 4th Stitch Fix, when I was 15 pounds less. Oh help me. FIF. TEEN. POUNDS. On the one hand, this is a testament to the jeans that they would even still button. But after stuffing my junk into them, this blouse, which happens to be billowy in the bad way I was referring to earlier, was just not working. So I tried it tucked in with a skirt.
I didn't realize I didn't have any peach tops until I tried this on, and now I'm kind of obsessed. This is one of those tops I would never try on in a store, and that's one of my favorite things about Stitch Fix! Not only is it a great color, it's loaded with subtle details that make it one of my favorite tops I've ever gotten in a box. An Aztec print runs along the neckline; a pleat on the front breaks up the billowy-ness of the blouse; and a keyhole on the back encourages you to wear a side ponytail, which you haven't done in years, and it turns out it's a great look and perfect for summer in the city when the back a yo neck is gettin' dirty and gritty.
Of all the pieces, I'm most torn about this one. The color is mauve-ier than it looks in the photos, and a little silver ball is at the top of the neckline (look close and you'll see it). The mauve looks kinda outdated, and the silver ball looks cheap. But then there's the lattice and the pleating, and add the dots and you've got some really lovely textures going on. Plus, it fits me like it's custom made. But $74? I don't know...
Now it's your turn to weigh in! And no need to tell me I don't look like I've gained any weight. The two skirts I ripped the back seams out of are proof that it's time for me to break up with Ben, Jerry and Hagen.
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