I don’t know what summer has been like where you live, but here in the Midwest it’s been… icky. Icky like rain but not the spooky thunderstorm kind of rain– that kind of rain I actually enjoy, especially if I have a book to read or a season of Netflix originals to binge watch. But nope. This kind of rain has been the hazy spitting kind where the air is too cool for swimming and it lasts for days and days and it makes you feel like Mother Nature is kind of a toolbag (<– which is an insult that nobody really uses anymore and I’m not 100% sure of what it means but if it’s dirty then I apologize… I’m too scared to Google it).
I scheduled a Stitch Fix about a month ago when all this weird Ohio weather was putting me in the mood for Fall. I requested pieces that would transition well into the cooler months. I especially wanted to try a midi skirt, cargo vest, and some tanks for layering. My stylist delivered!
I also got my next Rocksbox in the mail and these three new jewelry items pair really well with my Stitch Fix loot so even if the weather isn’t exactly nailing summer, at least my style doesn’t have to suffer. <— Haha. That’s a lie. I’m wearing sweatpants literally every day until the sun comes out again.
Now for the fun part. Which of these beauties should I keep forever?
((Filbert Grid Print Blouse by 41Hawthorn)) This coral blouse had really cool sleeves and fun breast pockets. It fits nicely but it’s a lot like another coral top that I got from Stitch Fix a year ago. I kept that coral top and I have another one that I got on sale at Anthro so I’m wondering if I really need a third top in this color. Still, it’s mighty cute…
((Joaquin Hooded Vest by Pixley)) Errmmm… I really liked this cargo vest. I wasn’t quite sure how to wear it, though and I felt like it might not work as well in the cooler months since it’s very thin. I think it would pair nicely with a casual pencil skirt or jeans. Also cute with the scarf (which I wish was a joke but it was actually a little cool out on the day I took these pics– thanks for nothing, Ohio).
((Mea Lace Skirt by Renee C and Penfield Texture Knit Tank by Papermoon)) I LOVE when my stylist sends two pieces that can work together as an outfit. It makes me a lot more likely to keep both pieces if they style well together. Honestly, when I first took this skirt out of the box I was like “womp womp.” I don’t usually do girly/lacy/boho and initially the cut made me feel a bit frumpy. THEN I tried it with this tank (I knotted it in the front because tucking it in was blech looking) and that’s when the heavens parted and the fashion angels were singing and a dove with the voice of Tim Gunn flew down and was like “WORK.” Also, these Rocksbox earrings look BOMB with it. I’m tempted to keep both of these– even though lace and racerbacks are not generally my thang. Thoughts?
Okay. There’s one more piece to show you but I feel the need for a disclaimer so here goes: This is the first time that Stitch Fix has ever sent me something that looked legitimately horrid.
I’ve had 6 or 7 fixes at this point so I feel like it’s been a pretty good run but this tank… you guys. This tank made me feel like a state fair sausage stuffed into a teeny tiny casing. I wasn’t going to take photos because I felt super self-conscious and uncomfortable but, in the interest of keeping it real, I thought it might be helpful for you to see me in something that does NOT work for my body type. I’ve gotten pretty good at dressing my post-baby bod and I probably could have gotten away with this form-fitting top in college, but now? Haha. Not. So. Much. Behold…
Finally, here’s my most recent Rocksbox loot! Ain’t it purdy? I am digging the earrings, especially. My discount code is still alive and well so if you’re interested in trying Rocksbox FREE for one month, be sure to enter code whatdoyoudodearxoxo when you sign up!
Alright, now HELP. Which of these are keepers, y’all?
How Stitch Fix 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. Havent tried Stitch Fix yet? I suggest you give it a whirl. Treat yo self HERE.
How Rocksbox works: Use this LINK and enter the code whatdoyoudodearxoxo to get your first month for free. Fill out the style profile, add items to your wishlist, and your Rocksbox stylist will select three items that fit your preferences. Try out the items and wear them for as long as you like (as long as you still have your subscription). Send back all the items and a new box will be sent your way. You can trade your items out as many times as you like during the duration of your subscription and, if you fall in love with a piece, you can purchase it.