Last month, I received a “holiday party” themed fix (from Stitch Fix) that sadly didn’t work out for me. Great dresses, just didn’t fit me well or weren’t what I was looking for. So I decided to give them one more chance. Unfortunately, I STILL didn’t find what I was looking for in this one 🙁 However, I did get a statement necklace and I LOVE it! So it’s not a total bust 🙂 As with the previous fix, these are all really great dresses (and they actually fit well), but they just were not what I wanted to wear to the party.
Also, I have to apologize…this has been a very crazy, chaotic week and I threw these pictures together really fast, didn’t have time to actually take pictures of them ON me, and the lighting is terrible because it was dark and gloomy outside during the only time I had to take pics. I know that seeing a dress on the hanger is not the same as seeing it on an actual person. So, I’m sorry 🙁 But… this is still better than nothing!
I’ll start with my one keeper:
Item #1: Jania Hammered Plate Necklace (BANCROFT)
This is definitely my kind of necklace. I love the “hammered” look. I love the gold. It goes with just about everything. Keeper!
Item #2: Talisa Dress (PIXLEY)
This is the only solid colored dress I received. And the only one with lace detail. Both of which are a good thing. I had several solid-colored, lace detailed dresses pinned on my Pinterest board. But I didn’t like the shape of this one, particularly at the top. The top is very narrow which somehow gave it a less-feminine look in the shoulder area. Also, I don’t like this particular lace detail and how it fringes on the end….like it’s falling apart. Not really the look I wanted. The necklace paired really well with it though!
Item 3: Lynnette Dress (MAGGY LONDON)
I want to start off by saying, I really loved this dress! But I was on a mission to find the perfect dress for a Christmas party, and this wasn’t it. If I was just looking for a cute dress to wear on other occasions, this probably would’ve been a keeper. It was a soft, heavier material that flattered my figure well (of course it was a petite size- they listened!), and the print is really cool. I’d wear this with tights and boots and a cardigan and it would be super cute to wear in cooler weather. Or in the summer with black strappy sandals. Now I’m regretting sending this back… Let’s move on! Highly recommend this dress though.
Item #4: Caela Dress (PAPERMOON)
This dress didn’t really do much for me. It fit really well, that wasn’t the issue. Just wasn’t crazy about the style. The color is a pink-peach-nude sort of color and the black is a fish-net material. Overall, a little unremarkable. Nothing special.
Item #5: Donie Dress (PIXLEY)
This is another dress that I might keep if I was just looking for dresses in general. I love the print and the color. But it definitely BEGS for a belt to give it more shape once it’s on. And that’s exactly what I’d do if I kept it. Like the Lynnette Dress, I’d wear this with tights, boots and a cardigan (and a belt of some sort like I just mentioned). The material on this one is light and blousy and just sort of hangs there, instead of hugging your figure…so, needs help with the shape.
So what did you think? Some great dresses, right? You might be wondering….so what WERE you looking for exactly then? If 2 fixes worth of dresses didn’t make the cut?! Well…I went with a classic little black dress! The first store I walked into (Macy’s), on the first rack I saw…was this dress. I tried it on with a few other LBD options, but this was by far the best. I paired it with leopard print heels and sparkly earrings. I felt great in it! It was exactly what I was hoping for 🙂
Sorry for the bad pics, but this is the best I got:
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