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April Outfits

I haven’t been good about posting outfits lately, so here is a short recap of some of my favorite things I got to wear in April.

Outfit Pear Shape
Mustard Cardigan and Skirt

I absolutely love anything mustard colored and this cardigan is one of my favorites.  The cardigan, tee, and skirt are from Ann Taylor Loft last year.

Outfit Pear Shape
Striped Stitch Fix Top

I had a chance to wear my green/gray striped stitch fix top.

Outfit Pear Shape
Easter Brunch

We went out for Easter Brunch and I wore this old dress from GAP paired with some shoes from ModCloth.

Outfit Pear Shape
Military Style Jacket

I got a new linen tee from Ann Taylor Loft and paired it with my military style jacket.  This is one of my favorite laid back go-to looks.

Outfit Pear Shape
Wrap Top – Old Navy
Outfit Pear Shape
Breezy Loft top

I got this flowy top from LOFT and paired it with a pale pink cardigan from Old Navy.

Outfit Pear Shape
Faux Suede and Leopard Pumps

This was one of my favorite looks.  The faux suede jacket is from Piperlime and the pumps are Nine West.  I felt so chic!

Outfit Pear Shape
Green Dress – New York and Company

New York and Company had some really great spring dresses this year.  I got this one along with a pink floral one I haven’t worn yet.  Both are really flattering for my shape and a nice length for work.

Outfit Pear Shape
Stitch Fix Dress

Love this dress.  The length, the flow of the fabric and the cut and color.  Great Stitch Fix find.

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Stitch Fix #5

I’m just getting over the flu after my travels and Stitch Fix #5 arrived today to cheer me up.  Unfortunately, once again I’m a bit dissapointed.  The colors were drab and I didn’t get an “cozy knits” like I had asked for.  Also in my profile I had specifically called out no wool since I have an allergy, and the navy cardigan they sent has wool in it that caused my skin to start turning red and itching.  Not thrilled with the choices.  I don’t understand because I see other peoples reviews and will see tons of cute stuff and get excited about my next fix, only to find drab items that don’t excite me.

Stitch Fix #5

Here were the items:

Navy wool blend cardigan
Navy wool blend cardigan
Striped Top
Striped Top
Jedi robe?
Jedi robe?
Burgundy Blouse
Burgundy Blouse
Green Necklace
Green Necklace

Missa – Koa Striped 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Shirt – $68

Striped Top

striped blouse

I like the fit of this blouse, and the colors were nice.  It just didn’t thrill me because it’s very similar to many items I already have.  I decide to keep it since the fit was nice, but it’s quite pricey for such a thin blouse.

41Hawthorn – Elora Silk Button Down Collared Blouse – $98

Burgundy Blouse

burgundy blouse

I had actually been wanting some tops in burgundy to compliment my fall wardrobe, but this one is on the expensive side and was super long with really long arms.  I’m not sure if it was supposed to fit that way or if it was too big, but I liked the softness of the silk and the color was nice so I’ll be keeping it.

TCEC – Donelle V-Neck Button-Up Cardigan – $58

Navy Cardigan

Navy Cardigan

The card for this sweater suggested buttoning it up, but there was no way that could happen.  It was super fitted throughout the body and arms, and when I discovered my skin was itching and red I checked the label and sure enough it was 35% wool.  I specifically called out no wool in my profile so I’m pretty unhappy about this item.

41Hawthron – Jacy Hooded Knit Jacket – $68

hooded cardigan

Jedi“May the Force Be With You”, in this lovely number.

Hooded CardiganOkay, all joking aside, I did feel a bit costumey in this and it just didn’t really fit into the rest of my wardrobe.  The inner unfinished terry fabric is exposed at the neckline and it looks unpolished.  Not to mention I feel like I’m wearing a robe.  It’s long and bulky and I just can’t see myself wearing this.

Overall Impression

Overall, I wasn’t super happy with this fix.  I don’t know why the first few fixes started out strong, then I started getting more and more drab items.  It seems like almost everything they send has navy and black.  Those are great neutrals, but I already have a closet full of that.  I was looking for something a little different and unexpected I could add to my wardrobe, but not so different that I feel like a young Jedi in training or Miss America reject.  (See last fix for that lovely item.)  I am keeping the burgundy blouse, the necklace, and the striped top, but nothing is making me super excited.  I decided to try to vocalize what I wanted and give it one more try in November.  This time I am asking for a knee length fall floral dress to wear with a long cardigan and boots.  It’s something I’ve been looking for and haven’t found yet.  Fingers crossed!

Stitch Fix #2

Yesterday I got my second stitch fix and it was pretty awesome, but I think the first one was my favorite so far.

Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #2
Stitch Fix #2

Here were the items I got:

Crochet top
Crochet top
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Tie blouse
Tie blouse
dotted blouse
dotted blouse
Blue necklace
Blue necklace

I followed the cards provided for each item and tried everything on.  Here were the results.

Crochet Top

The card for the crochet top suggested pairing it with jean shorts and a teal cardigan.  I don’t have any jean shorts (see previous post about the perils of finding shorts for a pear shape) and despite the fact that I have a rainbow of cardigans hanging in my closet, I do not have a teal one.

Crochet Top
Crochet Top ideas

Since I wanted to try a summer look, I modified this a bit and went with a pair of khaki shorts and metallic sandals instead.  The top itself is pretty comfortable and soft, and it looks okay with this outfit.  It will probably look better with jeans as the second outfit suggested.

Crochet Tee outfit
Crochet Tee outfit

Dotted Blouse

I loved the print on this right off the bat.  I love anything navy with white.

Dotted Blouse Ideas
Dotted Blouse Ideas

Again, trying to mix it up I decided to try the skirt idea, but I don’t have any red pencil skirts, so I went with a red a-line skirt I had instead.

Dotted blouse and red skirt
Dotted blouse and red skirt

I mostly went with the suggested accessories, but swapped out the black pumps for nude sandals.  I think that works better with this type of skirt.  I think this top will look great with red skinny jeans, or mustard skinny jeans.  (Both on my current wish list.  I hope Ann Taylor Loft makes a curvy version this fall!!)

Tie neck blouse

For this one, I really love the idea of this with dark jeans and a red cardigan, but decided to try the pencil skirt since the only pencil skirt I do own is black.

Tie Neck Blouse ideas
Tie Neck Blouse ideas

This outfit is awfully dressy and a little outside of my comfort zone, but I like it and I know the blouse can be worn other ways.  Now if I’m in the mood to look like a Mad Men secretary, I know I can pull together the look.

tie neck blouse and pencil skirt
tie neck blouse and pencil skirt

Funky Wrap Blouse

This one was tricky.  On the hanger, this blouse was all open in the front, but when I put it on it looked more like the picture.  They suggested pairing it with light colored skinnies, so I tried it with my mint skinny jeans from LOFT.

Wrap blouse ideas
Wrap blouse ideas

And the verdict… not a fan.  It is super boxy in the front doing nothing for my shape and really long in the back.  I love the necklace, but decided this top needed to go back.

Wrap blouse and colored skinnies
Wrap blouse and colored skinnies

So overall, I ended up keeping 4/5 items at a total cost of $202.  It would have only been 8 dollars more if I kept the last top since keeping all 5 items gives you a 25% discount, but I didn’t want to keep something I didn’t like.  (Less closet space!)

I already went ahead and scheduled my next fix and can’t wait to see what they send me next!  If anyone is interested in trying it out, I have a referral code.  Thanks!

http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3129312