So, after my post yesterday, I decided to break down the price of all the items and decide what was worth keeping and what wasn’t. I quickly discovered, as you can imagine, it is a great financial advantage to keep all the items in your Fix to get that 25% discount. Here is how the numbers break down:
Mint Green Dress – $48 regular price, $36 discounted
Maxi Skirt – $58 regular price, $43.50 discounted
Crocheted Detailed Top – $48 regular price, $36 discounted
Blue & White Embroidered Top – $54 regular price, $40.50 discounted
Gray T-shirt – $44 regular price, $33 discounted.
Total for regular price for 3 items I planned to buy – $144.45 (with $25 credit)
Total for all 5 discounted items – $164.00 (with $25 credit)
For a mere $19.55 more, I could have all 5 items – but could I make it work?
My plan was two-fold – first, find someone who might like that larger patterned top I received. I LOVE the colors, it obviously just isn’t my size. I took the top over to my aunt, she tried it on and fell in love with it! So, I sold it to her for a mere $20. Why? Because basically, now I get the gray t-shirt for FREE rather than if I had just bought the 3 original items I wanted.
So, now what to do with this gray T-shirt? I thought about putting together a whole outfit around it – pink short, a pink statement necklace but thought, that really defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? Spending even MORE money? And what top am I going to put with that maxi skirt?
The stylist suggested wearing the 2 together but how? Well, I got on Stitch Fix’s Pinterest page and came across this picture:
The shirt is almost identical to the one I have and look how cute it is! I quickly checked out You Tube for the techniques for knotting T-shirts and lo and behold, I think I have a winner! I am including my face here, for the 1st time so you can get an idea of how the outfit actually looks on me, personally. Sometimes I think it can be tough to tell but other times, I think my face can detract from the clothes, which is why I don’t normally include it.
Since the t-shirt is rather thin, I put a navy tank I already owned underneath. My hubby loves the look, even says he thinks it looks kind of dressy, though that’s not really what I am going for. Really just want a casual, hanging out on a Saturday afternoon kind of look. . .and it is SO comfortable! Like you are wearing your PJs. I absolutely love it and looks completely different than when I tried this same thing on yesterday (look at yesterday’s post to see how hideous it was!) A whole new outfit and I didn’t have to buy anything extra!
So, now I will be keeping everything in this month’s Fix after all! I am going to put off checking out – you actually have three business days to check out online,which for me, is Tuesday, the 14th and I figure, why have them charge my account any sooner than they have to? I wore the white and blue shirt last night and loved the look BUT, I washed it today and I swear, I think the shirt shrunk a little bit because the lining is now hanging below the shirt! I hope that isn’t the case and once it dries, it will look totally normal again but we shall see.
I won’t sign up for my next Fix until I check out but think I will shoot for 3 weeks rather than 2 or 4. I think this will be a happy medium since I am averaging about $130-$140 a shipment. And it will give me plenty of time to figure out what I want for my next Fix!
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