Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mustard Jeans

Keeping with my mustard theme, my quest for mustard jeans has finally come to an end.  I’m not super thrilled with the fabric of these (a little too polyester feeling) but they fit okay in the waist and the color is pretty nice.  They are a brand I’ve never heard of, but I found them online when searching for mustard skinny jeans.  I paired them with a top and necklace from stitch fix.  I have to wear them with boots since they are boot-cut and long, which I don’t love since I like flats better, but still glad I was able to find them.

mustard jeans

Curvy Mustard Skinny Jeans

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Bella Curvy Straight leg jeans $76.30 on sale

Sunny End to the Week

It looks like we may have one more day of sun before the clouds and gloom take over again for the next 9 months or so.  At least that’s what the weather forecasters say, so far I only see clouds and grey.  Living in the Pacific Northwest feels a little bit like living in the Game of Thrones landscape where we all dread the coming dark season.  “The Winter is Coming…”

I was able to get one last sunny outfit in last week with this mustard colored skirt from ModCloth and an older embellished Tee from JCrew and cardigan.

Mustard skirtThe Skirt

Curry your Enthusiasm – ModCloth $32.99

Stitch Fix #4

I’m sad to say that this was my least favorite stitch fix to date.  Of the 5 items they sent, I only kept 2 this time.  I’m left with an overall feeling of disappointment because I had been looking forward to some great things to wear on an upcoming trip, but nothing really worked.  I had specifically asked for tops that would look good with jeans and sneakers since I’ll be doing a ton of walking, so I was expecting some cute layer-able knits.  Instead I got a bunch of ill-fitting blouses and tank tops that made me look fat and lumpy and bumpy.  (Never a good way to end to your day.)

Stitch Fix #4Here’s the breakdown.

Stitch Fix #4Three poly blend blouses, one crochet tank, and a funky faux sash tank.

Mystree Westley Crochet Overlay Tank $58

crochet top

The card suggested pairing it with a purple cardigan and dark jeans, so I grabbed a similarly hued cardigan and tried it on.  The top is cute and a nice soft knit, but it hits at that awkward spot at the top of my hips and will only be passable if I’m also wearing a longer cardigan over the top.  Otherwise it emphasizes my widest part and is not flattering.  I decided to keep this one since I think it will look cute with black skinny jeans in the fall.

Daniel Rainn Tyson Abstract Print Stud Button Blouse $68

navy blouseI liked the pattern on this one and the fit is flattering, but it definitely doesn’t go with jeans and sneakers so it won’t be going with me on the trip.  Nevertheless, it was cute so I’ll hang on to it.

Collective Concepts Garret Brush Stroke Print Peplum Blouse $68

brush blouseI hated the fit on this one.  In my last communication with the stylist she had asked what part of my body I wanted to emphasize since I had mostly pointed out what I wanted to cover/disguise.  I said my waist, so now I see several overt attempts at tops that were trying to emphasize a waist.  Unfortunately I hate the way elastic waist tops look, they just poof out all wrong and require a lot of uncomfortable “fussing” during the day, and it just wasn’t flattering.  It didn’t hit me at my natural waist so the shape was all wrong, not to mention it didn’t flatter my lower half again.  It was too bad because the print was really nice.  Again this is not something I’d pair with jeans and sneakers for a vacation though.  Not very breathable.

Collective Concepts Bradman Abstract Chevron Print Blouse $48

Hi Lo Top
Hi Lo No!

This top had a cute print and looked dreadful on.  Hi-Lo tops do not work for pear shapes, since it happens to hit right above the widest part of me and just emphasizes that area.  It looked just awful and I knew right away it was a no.

Mystree Tommie Colorblock Peplum Tank Top $28

ms america top
Ms. America reject

This was the absolute worst.  Not only did it look something like a Ms.America reject with the faux sash, but where it hit on my body once again emphasized the biggest part of me.  Maybe it flattered my waist, but I’m more concerned about the whole picture.

Overall this was my most disappointing fix, and I wasn’t able to schedule the next one until a month out.  It looks like business must be picking up for them.  I really hope that for the next one I can get some nice fall knits in autumn colors and maybe a piece of jewelry.  I’m hoping fix #5 will be a keeper.