Oh my god, you guys. When I took the pictures of last month’s fix, it was insanely warm outside! The snow was almost completely gone in my backyard! It is such a relief that Spring is on its way, and I am trying my damndest not to let this week’s cold snap get me down. (It’s in the 30s, with some snow. Booooooo.)
Everything in this Fix was almost right, except nothing was. These are the saddest of all Stitchfixes, because it is so tempting to keep things that just aren’t quite right, simply because they almost are. With no exceptions, this happened to me in March and I ended up sending every piece back. So sad.
Let’s start with this Pomelo Arcade dot print chambray top, which is the big heartbreaker. You can clearly see where it’s gapping at the chest, right? Except it fit perfectly everywhere else, and the fabric was so soft, and the print is so cute, and I wanted it SO BAD. Except for the gapping. Nothing was going to fix that. Sigh. I even tried to find it online somewhere to buy, that’s how much I loved it. OF course, a large would be too big and requiring tailoring, so it’s for the best I didn’t find it and impulse buy.
There’s that sunflair we like so much again. Maybe you’ll focus on the graininess of the pic and not on the muddiness of my backyard. Please? This Pomelo Corinna striped dolman top had a couple of things working against it. First, I’m not wild about dolman sleeves. While these aren’t an extreme example, mostly they make me feel like I should jump off something tall and try to fly. Second, the color was a bit too “dusty rose” for my taste, way more than what you can see in this picture. It was definitely not the most flattering color on me. All that said, the fabric was so perfectly sweatshirt-like and cozy and it was the perfect length. If it had been a different color, it would be mine.
I was really on the fence about this Zad Rochelle braided beaded collar necklace. It’s pretty fabulous, and unlike a lot of collar necklaces, it wasn’t too tight. In fact, it was the perfect length, and felt delightfully heavy around my neck. But I looked through my closet and thought about my spring/summer wardrobe – which is mostly vintage from the 50s/60s – and just couldn’t imagine how I would ever wear it. Even now, though, I sort of wished I had kept it.
I also waffled on this Mystree Truce smock-detail open cardigan. So soft, so fun with the little pintucks at the shoulders. I put it on and wore it around the house a couple of times, and it mostly came down to the color. This oatmeal is just not my friend. I also noticed that the collar didn’t like to lay back, and kept rolling and twisting and feeling in general kind of unkempt.
Oh, geez. This 41Hawthorne Farah fit and flare striped dress looks so cute in the picture! I ended up not buying it for three reasons: 1) I have about half a dozen dresses from Target made exactly like this one in similar fabrics – one is even teal/grey striped, 2) almost all of those dresses have a handful of snags in the fabric from everyday wear which seems to be a constant problem with this particular weight of poly-jersey-whatever, and 3) it was cut in just a little close at the shoulders and armpit so that my bra showed no matter which one I put on.
My next Fix is due to come on the 23rd, and by then we’re expected to have Spring weather again. I’m really hoping to see some transition pieces to get me into summer. I have a lot of dark colors in blouses and cardigans, but could truly use some sunny hues to help kick the last of the winter blues.