My July Stitch Fix: Summertime & the Livin' is Easy
By JoulesDellinger on July 14, 2014
Yay, it’s Stitch Fix time again! Before we get into what I received in my July Fix, if you are wondering “What the Heck is Stitch Fix” you should probably check out this post. If you’re feeling super stalkery and want to see ALL my Stitch Fix posts, you can find them here. If you’re wondering WHY I use Stitch Fix and whether I’m getting rich off these posts, check out last month’s blog:
For this month’s Fix, I was a bit more specific with my requests. I asked to retry the skinny jeans from my last Fix… but in a different brand with more stretch. I also really wanted to try a couple tops that other bloggers have received: the Mary Geo print tank and the Evie drawstring funnel sweatshirt (they are both on my Pinterest board). My last request was for the rest of the Fix to be all summery tops.
Okay, now let’s get on to the awkward fashion show!
Item #1: Melody Lace Embellished Sleeveless Blouse – $48
YAY, a tank top! It is HOT and humid here in Maryland, so I love having a couple nicer tank tops that can be paired with a cardigan for work or on their own for play. This top has some pretty embellishing on the front of it and came with a white tank top to wear underneath. The style cards showed it styled with jean shorts for a casual look and with a pencil skirt to make it work appropriate… so I copied them with my two looks.
I like this top, the color is pretty and the way it flows is pretty flattering. I tried it on with the white tank top provided, but a black tank top might blend a bit better. I don’t own anything else similar to this blouse, but I’m not sure if that’s enough reason for me to buy it. However, once it gets a bit cooler, it might look nice under a suit jacket.
Keep or return: I like this top, but I don’t swoon over it. It is pretty though and the color could transition well to fall. What do you think – keep it or send it back?
Item #2: Gaia Crochet Detail Sheer Cotton Tank – $54
When I first pulled this top of out the box I LOVED it. The orange is so pretty and vibrant in person. This one also came with a white tank top to wear underneath of it because it’s totally see-through. However, once again I think a black tank would have been a better choice – in the shorts picture I’m wearing the white tank top and in the jeans picture I’m wearing a black one.
I WANT to love this shirt so bad, but I just don’t feel like it’s doing anything for my shape. Even with the skinny jeans, it just seems kind of boxy and unflattering. Also, it is SO transparent that it just makes you focus on what I’m wearing under the tank top… which is kind of odd.
Keep or return: I’m pretty sure that this should go in the return pile, but let me know if you think otherwise.
Item #3: Bryson Mixed Print Twisted Seams Tank – $48
Unfortunately the top I asked to try wasn’t available in my size, so Meagan sent this one instead. It is pretty interesting with the polka dot front and the tribal looking back. If this had a v-neck or a lower swoop neck, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. With the higher neck, it’s just kind of okay. Hmm… maybe I just need more of a statement necklace? The top is made out of a nice, soft cotton though so it could end up being one of those sleeper hits that get a lot of wear.
Keep or return: I’m kind of lukewarm on this top, but I could be swayed towards buying it if you think it’s awesome. Let me know!
Item #4: Spensur Striped Jersey Dress – $54
I didn’t request a dress in this month’s Fix because I just bought one last month that I’m in love with. See, I’m even wearing it in my new “I’m Joules” profile picture over there on the right sidebar. I feel like the stripes on this dress are supposed to make it figure flattering, but actually end up making my middle look thicker. I tried a belt with it and it looked kind of odd. It is a pretty color, but basically just a glorified t-shirt.