box arrived early this week, well really it arrived Saturday but my little Post Office no longer has Saturday hours. So that meant I had less time to photograph the pretties in the box. I have arranged for my next box to arrive mid-week so I can prevent this next time. The conditions weren’t great but I enlisted my trusty photographer Anthony (thanks Anth) on a misty gray evening and got some pictures. They aren’t the best, but they are enough to give you an idea of what I got.
If you don’t know what
is check out my first post here to get the run down.
This month I asked my stylist Jason to send me some fun fall trends I have be seeing all over the place: elbow patches, faux leather details, back buttons and mixed material shirts. I also asked for a dress or jumper and backpack to take on my honeymoon cruise in December (54 days until the big day people!!!) Jason was able to send me a good variety and each piece met one of my requests.
Here is his note:
Jason to answer your questions: I am doing well, just adjusting to the misty,wet gray days of Oregon. I already have a pair of gray jeans I love so why don’t we wait on the moto jeans until you have an olive or light wash denim pair (hopefully with a lower price tag). As for the leopard scarf; I grabbed a cute one on sale the other day so send me something that might look cute with it! I am open to Blanket scarves and ponchos though! I hope you are doing well!
Now let’s see what Jason sent.
1. Burgundy Pixley Greenich Striped Knit Top- Size M, $48
Faux leather details and elbow patches, burgundy stripes and a soft knit material, what more could a girl ask for? Well, a little more room for her problem area, the belly, would be nice. When I saw that this was cut pretty narrow I knew it wasn’t going to fit me to my liking. It looks super cute styled with my vest but not so good on its own. I couldn’t justify keeping it to only wear under a vest and didn’t know if it would fit correctly in a large either. So I sold this to someone in a Stitch Fix Buy/Sell/Trade group I belong to. I’m still on the hunt for some elbow patches though because I love them!
2. Olive Urban Expressions Avenue Nylon Backpack-$58
This backpack exceeded my expectations. The second picture shows off the olive color better. It is a beautiful iridescent olive green with olive faux leather details around the zippers. I cannot wait to use this on my honeymoon. It is perfect! Harry Potter World and Eastern Caribbean here we come!
3. Black Collective Concepts Marge Dress-Size L $88
So as soon as I saw the details on this dress I knew it wouldn’t work for me. The ruching on the stomach with pockets highlighted the area I like to minimize and the back was a little clingy. I also don’t really like the cross front top as it always makes me feel lopsided. I was surprised that the cap sleeve didn’t bother me on this dress as I usually don’t think that is a flattering style on me. I loved the gold zipper detail and so did Anthony. I thought it added a little edge which I liked, he thought it was practical because it was easy to zip and some of my other dresses are a pain to get on. I loved trying this with my one and only blazer because that is a piece I am trying to use more. Since there was lot about this dress I didn’t love I sent it back.
4. Off-White Mystree Fanda Mixed Material Sweater- Size M $78
I loved that Jason sent me something that is new to
! This sweater was very cozy and the back fabric was soft. The close up of the back fabric looks black, but it was really navy and was a regular cloth, not a flannel. When I first tried this on I thought it was too boxy for me but it grew on me as I looked at the pictures. I just wasn’t in love with the off-white sweater and the navy and orange checkered fabric together. Plus without the keep all 25% off discount this was a little out of my price range. I was so happy to try something new and different though!
5. Black Skies are Blue Neli Split Back Contrast Hem Knit Top-Size M $48
I was not a fan of this out of the box. It looked like a lot of fabric and it was pretty boxy. It was cuter on than I thought it would be and it was so soft! I think I would have liked it more if it didn’t have the split back. I did like the other fabric peaking out at the bottom though. It was a good length and was super comfortable. Ultimately I decided to send it back because I knew I could live without it.
Side note: You might notice my matching necklace and earrings in the first picture. Here are some close ups:
In honor of Halloween I thought I’d style this black shirt with my new orange jewelry from mysparklebox.com
I have been getting a monthly Sparkle Box for about 5 months and like the variety it gives me with the element of surprise I love. For more information read my first review here.
While I normally wouldn’t wear these two pieces together I thought it was fun and added some brightness to my otherwise dark outfit.
So that is it for my
box for October. Even though I only kept one item I am happy; I tried styles I hadn’t even thought of and had a blast thinking about how I would wear them. If you’d like to sign up please use my referral link. I just had my first person sign up under my referral link this month (shout out to Amanda!) and got $25 towards my next fix.
Until next time,
I love you more than elbow patches and drizzly photo shoots,