I got my 5th and final fix of the year last week. I had asked my stylist to send me a dress for the wedding in Jamaica so I was hopeful that I'd love what she sent. Here is what I received... my apologies for the photo quality - the lightening in my bedroom is awful now that the sun is setting earlier!
Piece #1 - Patterned Dress
I pretty much knew I was not going to like this when I pulled it out of the box because I saw that it had cinching around the waist and that style of dress never looks good on me because I actually do not have a waist - I am pretty much straight as an arrow from my torso to my hips. But I tried it on anyways...
The look on my face says it all - it did not work for me. I liked the neckline but that was about it. So my decision was to send it back.
Piece #2 - Silky blouse
I saw that the stylist had also sent a top for me to wear in Jamaica, which sort of annoyed me because I only asked for a dress, but so be it.
I liked this piece but I have so many silky blouses and with the temperatures rapidly declining here in Minnesota, now is not the time to add blouses made from a thin material. If they sent this to me in March, my decision would have been different, but given the time of year and low chance of me wearing this anytime soon, my verdict was send it back.
Piece #3 - Dress for the wedding
I was pleased when I saw the color of this dress as I love that bright magenta color, but I was disappointed when I saw that this also had a cinched waist.
I tried it on and as I suspected, I was not a fan. It was very baggy up top so combined with the cinched waist it was really unflattering and felt frumpy. So my verdict was to send it back. It's not a big deal as I can wear the dress I wore to Amber's wedding this summer.
Piece #4 - Sweater
I am in need of some new sweaters as I am tired of what I have in my closet so I was happy when I saw this navy'ish sweater...
Except it was what I would call a 'business in the front, party in the back' kind of sweater.
I am sure there are women out there that can pull this partially backless look off.... But conservative "I dress like a librarian most days" Lisa is not one of those women. So my verdict was to send it back.
Piece #5 - Another sweater
Let's close out this post with some good news! My stylist sent me a second sweater which I really liked!
The sweater is oh so cozy and warm and it's good for me to diversify away from stripes and embrace a new pattern. So my verdict was to keep it.
So all in all, not my best fix as I only kept one item, but I have realistic expectations with these fixes as I know I am a particularly picky person. I really like the one piece I kept and know I will get a lot of use out of it on the weekends.
This is my last fix for 2014 as I am going to take a break from clothes shopping until the new year but it's been really fun to get fixes for the last 5 months!
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