March has arrived & is already half over! So far, I think the month of March has brought colder days that February, ironically. But I’m still in a SPRING mood – so much so, that I put most of my sweaters away and pulled out my lighter items. Maybe that was a little premature, given our frosty weather (there’s SNOW in the forecast this weekend, y’all), but I couldn’t help it!
I pushed my March Stitch Fix box up by a week so that it would arrive before vacation. I figured I would rather have the new clothes *before* vacation and not afterwards.
March’s box was small but packed a BRIGHT punch! I loved the floral print immediately out of the box (I’m totally crushing on florals this spring).
I asked for another maxi dress this fix. If you remember from February’s fix, I received a maxi dress that I almost kept but decided, ultimately, that the elastic waistline was a deal breaker for me. But I really wanted a maxi dress to take on vacation and I figured if ANYONE could find another maxi dress long enough for me, it would be Stitch Fix.
(Btw, if you are new to Stitch Fix skip to the end of this post for a short description of the whats and how-tos & for a link to sign up for your own box of happiness!)
Let’s dig in to March’s Stitch Fix and see what Kate sent me!
*Spoiler alert* she did find another maxi that was almost TOO long for me (WHAT!?!).
Item # 1: Catherine Malandrino Meia Ladder Bar Pendant Necklace
When this necklace arrived, it was a tangled mess that took me a good 10 minutes & several cuss words to unravel.
This was the only item Kate sent that was on my Pinterest board. I love pendant necklaces of all kinds these days.
I love the layers and pendant length. I wasn’t a huge fan of the tail ends. According to the style card the necklace should look like this on:
But those two little dangles look weird to me. I pulled them through, making the necklace longer, and liked it much better. You’ll see that in the next set of pictures.
Item # 2: Lemon Tart Shania Knit Maxi Dress
“Holy cow! That is an expensive dress!” were basically my first thoughts after checking the price list. I mean, wow. This is a $100 maxi dress. Ouch.
But you guys, this is, by far, hands down, no competition, THE LONGEST MAXI DRESS I’ve ever tried on. Ever. And I’m 6 foot tall.
Besides the price, my other complaint about this dress is that the V-neck is SUPER deep. I would never wear it without a cami underneath, like what is pictured.
Because of the price and v-neck cut, I probably won’t keep this maxi, even though it truly is deliciously long. It pains me to send it back for that reason alone. PAINS ME.
Item # 3: Olive & Oak Ailie Swing Knit Tank
This tank top was my husband’s favorite of the bunch.
I do really love that it’s knit & the colors are great!
But I’m not a huge fan of the pattern, personally. I try to think: “would I pick this out in a store, or am I just tempted to keep it because Stitch Fix sent it to me?”.
I feel like outside of it being a Stitch Fix item, I wouldn’t keep this. I’ll probably send this back.
Item # 4: Daniel Rainn Albado Crew Neck Blouse
Item # 5: Dear John Finnegan Cuffed Shorts
Kate told me to style these 2 items together, so I did. 🙂
Now *this* is an outfit I can picture wearing on a cruise ship! I mean, besides the pale girl wearing this outfit, the whole ensemble is screaming SUMMER and BEACH!
When I took these pictures today, it was 33 degrees out. I was mentally working really hard to think WARM thoughts!
I love, love the shorts. I like the brand “Dear John” and have a couple pairs of that brand already. They are a good length; they don’t ride up or make me pick a wedgie every 10 minutes, which is a great plus for anyone who happens to be around me. And this color is such a great pale blue, with white undertones. I plan to keep the shorts!
Let’s talk about this blouse. It’s gorgeous, super fun, & flattering (not too boxy or billowy). But it’s 100% polyester (not my favorite fabric). And Daniel Rainn is one of those brands I can easily find local to me at TJ Maxx, so it’s always hard for me to pay more than $20 for the brand. I don’t think I will keep this either, just because of the cost. But I could be convinced otherwise, if you think it’s a keeper!
All in all, I loved my March Stitch Fix box! There were, as usual, a couple near-misses, and one great pair of shorts!!
Would you have kept something different? What item was your favorite?
What’s Stitch Fix?
Here’s how it works if you’re not familiar.You sign up here using my referral link pretty please (https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4736270), fill out an in depth style/size profile, pay $20 styling fee, they ship you 5 items, you keep what you want, and mail back the rest.
If you buy anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards that purchase. If you buy all 5 items you get 25% off your order. It is totally free to mail your returns in. They send you all you need to do that.
You can do it as a monthly service or you can just schedule them whenever you want.
To get better items connect them with your style Pinterest board, give them a lot of feedback in the notes section, and fill out your style profile honestly.
For a list of my fix reviews, go here.