I made a joke a few weeks ago on Twitter or Instagram (I can’t even remember where) that I needed the “thrift fix” version of “Stitch Fix.” I haven’t been one of those lucky few who fall madly in love with the clothing that Stitch Fix sends, and I definitely don’t love the price tag. If I have $60 extra to spend, it’s not going to be on a polyester shirt.
Though they did send me a great pair of skinny pants one time that I kind of regret returning.
My friend Shannan is the thrift store queen. This girl can spot the diamond in a pile of junk faster than you can blink and she rocks some gingham like it’s her job. Her job, I tell you. I adore her style and her layering abilities, so we Voxed back & forth a couple times and decided…what the heck? Why not actually try a “thrift fix” box?
So she asked me a ton of questions, I sent her some sad photos of my closet (hello, stripes & neutrals) and she shopped. And earlier this week a box arrived stuff FULL of awesome. She even wrapped things together in cute little bundles with tissue paper and washi tape and I ADORE HER.
Check out the reveal video & then skip down to see what I loved, what I’m on the fence about, and what just didn’t work at all. (email subscribers click here to watch the video)
Apparently I really love a basic. That gray shirt I knew was a winner as soon as I got it out of the box, and so was the green lace number. Shannan suggested layering the magenta shirt under the green and I’m dying to try it! I’m also loving the jacket – it’s super cute and light, and is the perfect length. I love a denim jacket but hate wearing them with jeans, so this will be fabulous!
What I’m on the Fence About:
These are the four that I just can’t decide on and need your help. I actually really adore the fit of the polka dot shirt, but can’t make up my mind about whether or not it looks too circus-y. I don’t wear a lot of large prints (example A: all the items I kept) so maybe I’m just not used to it? The blue stripe long sleeve from Old Navy is cute, but I’m sucking it in like crazy y’all. I’ll be honest. It’s tight. I’m not sure it would ever come out of my closet.
The striped sweater actually falls really nicely, but we’re getting into warmer weather and I’m not sure I’d wear it a lot. And the red? Well listen. I love the color. The boat neck is adorable. But I almost pulled a muscle trying to take it back off and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t lift my arms. But it’s so pretty!
What do you think? Any on this list I should keep?
What Didn’t Work:
I wanted to love everything in the box. I really did. But that floral? Listen, I don’t hate that shirt. The fabric was insanely soft and it fit me really well. But I just can’t do it. And the white I like, but I’d never layer it under anything and I have another button up white shirt that I just know I’d choose first.
And the yellow. It breaks my heart that this one didn’t work because Shannan made sure to tell me it was from Anthro and I wanted to love it so badly. The buttons. The pockets. It had everything going for it. But the sleeves fit super weird (hi. I have arms. And not skinny ones.) and the pockets were a yelling “look at my hips!” just a little too loudly. Sadness.
So what do you think? Let me know what you think I should keep! We’re still trying to figure out what to do with the pieces that didn’t work, so let me know if you’re interested in those 😉
I don’t have the time or talent to shop a thrift store the way that Shannan does. So I asked her to help me. What is something you’d love to try, but don’t know how to do? Is there a friend you can ask to help you? I promise you’ll both have a great time!