The air is cooling, the leaves are falling, the lattes are pumpkin-spicing… and I can’t remember how to dress myself.
Every time the seasons change, something in my brain short circuits and I cannot for the life of me remember how I did this last year. Like, are you supposed to wear a tank top under a sweater? Will it be itchy if you don’t? Is it too early for sweaters? How do leggings work again? Does this scarf look weird? Should I be wearing tights? WHY ARE THESE TIGHTS SQUEEZING MY WAISTLINE LIKE A FUZZY NYLON BOA CONSTRICTOR??
It takes me for-freaking-ever to get dressed these days. I would blame fall but the same thing happens in the spring and it’s even worse at the start of summer (when the idea of going outdoors without sleeves gives me a wicked case of the vapors because that’s basically like being NAKED and what if I get arrested or something? #indecent). Give me a few weeks and I’ll settle in, but for now I need some fall fashion assistance.
Enter my latest Stitch Fix. Woot.
Can I just say that this was my favorite fix yet (yes I can because I’m the boss of this place)!? I asked my stylist for casual/comfy pieces to help transition my wardrobe into fall. I specifically wanted to try some new denim, a motorcycle jacket, and anything plaid. So, without further gabbing, check out these duds (and that darling little accessory in the yellow bow!).
(Kudos to anyone who can guess how many rocks/seeds/leaves I dug out of my daughter’s mouth following this photo shoot)
(Blossom Flare Jean by Level 99)) In case you haven’t heard, flare jeans are back– at least that’s what a cool person I know on Facebook said. I requested a pair to try but was on the fence about them until I got them on. At first, I looked in the mirror and was like, “Gah! Me circa 2001! Make it stop!” but after I recovered from the initial shock, they started feeling less dated and quite comfy. This denim isn’t too heavy and is super soft. I love the lighter wash (most of my jeans are dark so it was a nice change!) and the length was perfect since it works with a low heal. Leaning towards keeping these because they make me feel retro…
(Bessie Crew Neck Sweater by Sweet Romeo)) This is the same sweater you see in the first photo but I untucked it so you can see the length. It’s navy. It’s soft. It’s light and airy. It covers my bum. After much consideration, I’ve decided to leave my husband and run away with this sweater. I think we’ll be very happy together. KEEPING IT. (aaaand my daughter is eating rocks in that picture on the right… #motheroftheyear #eatyourrockswhileitakepicturesofmyself)
(Fabienne Faux Leather Jacket by Mo-Ka)) I really wanted to like this jacket. I love that neckline and the length but… I think it’s a little too big. I requested a motorcycle jacket that I could wear over fall tops but would also go nicely with a dress or a skirt. I’m worried this one is too bulky and kind of sloppy (especially when it’s unzipped). It was super loose on my arms and the sleeves were very long. I think it might not be quite fitted enough. Thoughts?
(Lawler Roll Tab Top by Skies are Blue)) This top is fab. It’s not flannel so I won’t overheat but it has the same cozy look as a soft flannel button down. I only have one plaid shirt for fall and it’s looking pretty worn out from all the wear so I’m leaning towards keeping this one. (Franny is for SURE chewing on a rock in that center photo– yummm).
(Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Cloth)) I requested some black jeans for this fix and, while I loved the faded wash and minor distressing, these were WAY too big. They’re my usual size but the stretchy waist was too forgiving. By the time I finished taking this photo, these suckers were already sagging around my rear and I didn’t even need to unbutton to get them off. All my other jeans fit the same as always so, sorry Jeans: it’s not me– it’s definitely you.
Alright, peeps. What should I keep forever and what should I throw back? Anyone else forget how to dress themselves when the seasons change? Anyone else let their child eat rocks from time to time, just for some peace and quiet? Anyone? Anyone??
If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet, DO IT. Here’s how it works: Fill out your Style Profile and their personal stylists will handpick a “Fix” of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest in their prepaid envelope. ((Treat yo self HERE.))