When I said told y’all on Facebook today that I would get these photos up if it killed me, I was NOT expecting to slip and fall on my tailbone. Yes, my tailbone. I am dying y’all, but just for you… I’m home from the chiropractor with a Starbucks in hand ready to finish this already. I must REALLY love you.
My third fix has finally arrived! And a few days EARLY at that! After making a note on my profile about wanting items for a beach vacation, I was really excited to see what they would pick for me! And…if I’m completely honest, a little nervous as well. My last fix was not exactly season appropriate. But with a little referral credit (thank you, friends!) I felt free to dive on in! I’ve got nothing to lose as my “style fee” is covered and I’m just going to be super picky and ONLY keep what I really want. (Or at least that’s what I’m aiming for!)
So let’s dive on in, shall we?
Ruxin Distressed Boyfriend Jeans / Mavi
Confession: I have never owned a pair of boyfriend jeans. NEVER?!? Never. For a long time I had not even the slightest clue how I would style them in a way that would still be “me”. Then, once I figured that out, it has been impossible to find the right fit. So I’ve been pinning away to my hearts desire all these adorably styled boyfriend jeans and wishing it was me. Well, I don’t have to wish anymore…or do I?
When I opened my fix there was a sweet note from my stylist, Rhonda. I instantly liked her. She was complementary of my style. She understood my budget, and for the most part, stayed within it. There was only one exception, these jeans, which she explained her reasoning for including it…
“I know they are outside your budget perimeter but wanted you to have the option! You know how cute they are and how to dress them up or down from what I can see!”
And you know what? I’m glad she did. When it comes to jeans, I’m willing to pay a little more for a good quality pair. I just kept my budget “as cheap as possible” on my profile since in the past, some of the items they have sent me have been outrageously priced (in my opinion).
How they fit: The legs fit comfortably, although they seem maybe too big at the hips? Or are boyfriend jeans supposed to fit that way? I’m not sure?
Melinda 3/4 Sleeve Blazer / 41Hawthorn
The second item I pulled out of my fix was this stylishly cut blazer in my most favorite shade of pink! How could I not be excited about this? I had a small concern about it being too intense of a color next to my already intense hair, but that dissipated the moment I tried it on. Maybe not everyone will agree, but as a hair designer I have never exactly shied away from color (as you may have noticed).
How it fit: Casually fitted, I guess is the best way to describe it. Please tell me if it LOOKS too big, but it seemed to have just the perfect amount of stretch and give to make it comfortable and not restricting (meaning I can still drag those kiddos around when they are misbehaving).
McConnell Raglan Striped Knit Shirt / Under Skies
At first glance, I’m sure not everyone would think this was vacation worthy, but I certainly do! What is more perfect for a gentle breeze on the beach than throwing a lightweight knit over your swimsuit and shorts. I can see a lot of potential with this particular top.
My stylist also suggested pairing it with the blazer and jeans. I’m not sure I would have even thought of it, but I think it works together fantastically! You may not be able to tell in the pictures, but there’s just the tiniest bit of sparkle to the fabric – it is fabulous!
How it fit: Potentially a little short for this long-torso, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Other than that there is plenty of stretch in the arms and bust while still being pretty fitted.
Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse / Collective Concepts
Cobalt blue is quite possibly one of the best shades of blue on earth. It is complementary to many skin tones, including my porcelain complexion. Not to mention it works with gold and silver toned jewelry, and brings out the blue in my eyes.
This sleeveless blouse has invisible buttons (yay for my kids not tugging on them) and flows away from my midsection, a great way to hide a bloated day. My stylist, Rhonda, mentioned in a note that she thought this would be great for our warm weather vacation and I have to say I agree! It is a great lightweight texture to pair with shorts or even a skirt for a fancy dinner with my man.
How it fit: I feel like this one fits really well. Don’t know if it is just a little short (again, long torso over here) or if I’m just imagining that because of my love for long tops. Fits comfortably in the bust and flattering so that’s all I really care about.
Glendale Embellished Hi-Lo Tank / TCEC
This is a lovely sheer tank with a higher hemline in the front, and a longer one in back. I particularly like the hi-lo style because, as a mom, I am often bending over tying shoes, wiping booty’s, and digging in my purse. The longer hemline prevents bending over and showing just a little too much. TMI? Sorry. Just trying to be honest here…
I don’t always love sheer tops because, well, you have to layer something underneath them. But being that I am going to a BEACH, I thought this would be great even for throwing on over my swimsuit.
Not going to lie, I love the embellished detail on the neckline!
How if fit: Perfectly! Not too baggy, but just enough give to be comfortable and versatile.
Soooooo… I’ve already got an idea of what are my favorites, but how about you? What would you send back and what would you keep? Is there anything that I just MUST hold on to? I want to know what you think!!! Help me decide, my friends!
You can check out my Fix #1 and Fix #2 here And if you’ve been thinking of signing up, I’d love if you would consider using my referral link so that I can get a little spending credit as well! After all, we girls gotta help each other out, right?
P.S. Sorry for the weird lighting in some of these. If you can’t tell the weather was all over the place today and in the middle of the shoot I even got rained on and moved inside. Hope it still gives you a good idea of tones and styles