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There’s something to be said about trying on pretty clothes.
It hasn’t been the most banner of weeks (months?) around these parts and I can’t remember the last time I had a break. I know it will all pass eventually, but at this moment, I’m a wee bit stressed out.
I’ve been trying to do little things to keep me feeling sane like painting my nails or giving the kids a little extra screen time while I sit on my bed and just breathe for ten minutes. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get out to take a retail therapy break, so I ordered myself a Stitch Fix.
To be honest, I didn’t keep a single thing from this month’s Stitch Fix. I’m trying to be a little more budget-minded while I’m out of work, and new clothes aren’t at the top of my priority list. At least not the priority list I actually have to follow. (My other priority list has me at ComicCon this weekend. I like that list better.)
But, it was totally worth it to dress up for a few minutes and take some pictures. Doing these posts forces me to get dressed up, do my makeup, and pay attention to myself for a little while. I’ve never really loved the way I look in photos; I found taking photos of myself to be awkward and horrible and I still cringe at some of my earlier photos on a regular basis. Slowly, I’m starting to learn to have fun with selfies and self portraits, and these Stitch Fix review posts have been a big part of that.
Taking the time to try on new clothes, to see myself in a new light- it’s well worth the $20 styling fee. Sure, I almost openly wept when I had to put the Pixley Hanneli Polka Dot Swing Skirt back into the box because that skirt made me feel amazing. As soon as I put it on, I was spinning around. It’s light and moves with every step. It’s perfectly me. I considered keeping it several times, but that little angel on my shoulder won over and I sent it back…reluctantly. Very reluctantly.
So, yes, there’s something to be said about trying on pretty clothes, even if you don’t buy them. I’ll consider it my little version of self-care for the week.
Items in this Fix:
Everly Barcelona Dress $68
Brixon Ivy Aya Eyelet Dress $88
Skies Are Blue Evalina Cutout Detail Top $44
Papermoon Localli Mixed Material Top $44
Pixley Hanneli Polka Dot Swing Skirt $54
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