First off, we are not talking about my Christmas cookie belly, it will go away soon (I hope.)
This top was $54 from Skies are Blue. The necklace was $28 from Bay to Baubles, and the jeans were $78 from Liverpool. I didn't like the chest pockets on the top, or the sleeves. And I think the necklace looks cheaper than it is. The jeans were kinda awesome. I wore them around the house for a while and debated them much. In the end I didn't keep any of these three items- though I was very close on the jeans. I just have enough jeans that fit and I wear regularly, that I couldn't justify it to myself.
This sweater is $48 from Market and Spruce. Same necklace and jeans. I kinda love this sweater. It is soooooo soft. And comfy. And I love this color. And the sleeves are different than anything else I own. The v-neck is super deep, but great for layering. I kept this one. :D
And then there was this dress.
$48 from Papermoon. I was very tempted to not even post a picture of it, but here ya go friends. This is not a good look for me. High neckline = giant orange box. Also, you can't see the hem in the picture very well, but the pattern there had a similar effect of cutting me off and making me look shorter and squarer. Even Ami is like, "What is THIS?" No bueno.
So, I went on Stitchfix.com and gave feedback on each item and paid $28 for the sweater (48-20 styling fee.) The other items will go back in the prepaid postage envelope they came with. There was also in the box, a styling card showing different ideas for wearing each item... somewhat helpful for the style-challenged like myself. I signed up to get another box in January. I liked trying stuff on at home, the quality of the clothing seems high to me, and it was a pretty fun shopping process. I do think the prices are higher than I would normally spend, but I am willing to spend a bit more for staying home and letting someone else put outfits together for me. Also, if you purchase all 5 items, you get a 25% discount on your order.
Stitchfix. If you decide to try it out and go through my link, I get a $25 referral credit when you receive your first box.