I really should bite the bullet and change the name of my blog. I haven’t accepted that I will never dance again, but I have accepted that it will be a LONG time (a year perhaps) before it is even remotely possible.
A quick hip update: I heard back from one of the surgeons last week. This surgeon reportedly can repair labral tears and tighten the joint back up. He refused my case and referred me to his colleague: a hip dysplasia specialist who performs PAOs. He was supposed to call me on Thursday, but of course he didn’t. I’m still waiting.
On to happier topics: I got my first Stitch Fix yesterday and I am really happy with what I received.
I signed up for Stitch Fix after a few weeks of teaching this semester. I realized that I was dressing the same as my undergraduate students, and that a lot of my fellow graduate students were looking more put together. I knew I needed to update my wardrobe, but I am really bad at shopping. I go into a store with the best intentions (to get more grown-up clothing), but I always seem to come away with more tank tops and yoga pants.
When I first opened the Stitch Fix yesterday, I was initially disappointed. I didn’t think that any of the tops were my style. I then reminded myself that my style was yoga pants and tank tops and that the whole point of this exercise was to allow myself to be nudged out of my comfort zone.
So I tried everything on.
Market and Spruce: Paul Colorblock Mixed Material Top — $64.00
Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace — $34.00
When I saw this top in the box, I hated the color. I resisted the long sleeves. I knew I wouldn’t like it.
I love it. This shirt is so soft and it fits so nicely. Even though I won’t be able to wear it for a few weeks (because summer refuses to die this year), I’m keeping it.
I really love the necklace, too, but it’s pretty expensive for what it is. I’m torn. I find myself thinking, “I know I can find something like that for less money,” but then I think, “Ugh, the whole point of this is to NOT HAVE TO SHOP.” I’m torn.
Kut from the Kloth: Larson Collared Knit Top — $48.00
This is my husband’s favorite from the Fix, but I’m not convinced. It looks cuter tucked in with a belt, but I’m not altogether happy with how the buttons are positioned. If I unbutton just the top button, I look busty and matronly. However, if I unbutton two buttons, it’s all hello, nurse! I need to try it on again.
Raelene Striped Draped Front Cardigan — $48.00
This is adorable and perfect. I love the stripes, I love the little button detail on the sleeves. It fits perfectly and I will wear it all the time. I’m definitely keeping it.
Kut from the Kloth Jennifer Ultra Skinny Ponte Pant — $68.00 (not pictured)
These were too small, but the main problem is that Ultra Skinny is not for me. I love me some skinny pants and I adore leggings, but these were just not it. I really don’t know if I want any more pants sent to me anyway. It’s so hard to find pants that fit – I wear anywhere from a size 4 to a size 8, depending on the cut of the pants.
All in all, I am really pleased with the clothes my stylist sent me. I’m still not sure if I’m keeping the necklace or the purple shirt, but I have until Tuesday to decide, so I know it will work out. If you want to give it a try, use my referral link (I’ll get a $25 credit when your first box is delivered).