If you hang around Facebook, Instagram, or Real-Life-Me you may have heard about me being a little tiny bit ecstatic about receiving my upcoming first "fix".
It arrived today.
And to paint a full picture of the situation, I should admit that a wave of anxiety and a flashback occurred just before opening the box. For some reason, I was transported back to the 80's when my Mom used to order us "special" outfits from catalogs. It was always such a thrill when they arrived... But I also remember having to return many an outfit because it didn't fit. Not only did some of those clothes not fit, I would practically get stuck in these garments. The giggling fits that ensued between my Mom and I as we tugged things back over my head, always made for a fun memory... But there was also the disappointment of having to make returns.
So I took a deep breath, giggled to myself (and said a silent prayer that I didn't actually get stuck in any of these clothes)...
And when the boys finally were snug in bed, I tore into my Fix!
Four tops and one dress were listed on my personal styling card. I loved the mix of colors and patterns. Every piece "felt" good, too... You know when you pick up a shirt, and kind of want to live in it? Yeah... They all felt that good. But I tried not to make any judgements until trying each piece on.
Confession 1 : I don't own a full length mirror.
Confession 2 : I don't like taking selfies (proof below).
Confession 3 : I sure have bad lighting, for being a lighting designer!
Despite all of that... Here's what was in my first (and not my last) Fix Box!
First the bad news...
Shirt 1 : I wanted to like this, soooo much. Love the color, the pattern, and the detail on the sleeve. But no.... Just no... It didn't fit right. It was too sheer for my taste... Kinda bummed.
Shirt 2 : Softest stripey shirt, ever! This would be fabulous as a sleep shirt... But it just didn't flatter me... Was wayyyyy thin (almost see-through).... And was one of the most expensive pieces. Just not for me.
Maxi Dress : Very soft material. But no. It did nothing for me. The waist hit me weird.... The pattern was kinda meh.... And so, even though I love dresses.... This wasn't one for me.
Now the good news....
Shirt 3 : Love the color! Love the detailing at the neck and sleeves. The fit was loose but felt tailored. It looked great with jeans, and is something I could wear to work, or to hang out in on weekends. I love it, and am keeping this one!
Shirt 4 : I'm on the fence. This sleeveless shirt is pretty, flowey, with some funky detailing at the shoulders. It's comfortable. I'm just not sure if it might make me look pregnant? Not going for that look these days.
So there it is.... Blurry photos of the fun I had with my first fix. I can't wait to schedule my next fix! Even if I only find a piece or two to add to my closet each month, I think this is going to decrease my frumpiness score, and that's exciting!
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