Back in California, my friend Lizz and I would both get Stitchfix delivered to the office, and we would try things on for each other and help decide what to keep and what to send back. In Minneapolis, I have Joel. He has very good taste, and is a very discerning dresser on his own.
He loves me, and just doesn’t understand my Lady Issues. He adorably thinks that I’m perfect just the way I am, and will not allow me to make negative comments about my Problem Areas – forgive me for the capitalization, but I think this way in my head sometimes – whereas a lady friend will totally look at a pair of jeggings and make rude comments about camels and plumbers or whatever else you have going on down there.
This month, Lizz and I swapped pictures of our individual pieces. When she saw mine, she said “You look so cold!” which is exactly why lady friends are important. Joel and I were really excited about the light. So even though it was about 13 degrees out, I ran in and out of the house for five costume changes without a coat/hat/gloves so we could take pictures on a pile of snow in our backyard. When we looked at the pictures, we exclaimed over the light. When Lizz looked at the pictures? She saw that my hands were turning blue.
This month’s Fix was really good. Not everything was perfect, but even the pieces I sent back had redeeming qualities. They finally, FINALLY listened to my feedback about not sending boxy tops and wrap dresses. This time I got two tunics and two sweaters, and they were all the perfect length. I loved the colors, the prints, the fabrics. Heck. Even the aforementioned jeggings would have been great if they hadn’t been so short-waisted. Nice work, stylist Octavio.