The votes were pretty much split across social media for the Stitch Fix poncho I shared earlier this week. It was so cute (and I’m a sucker for cable knit) but I’ve decided to send it back. A lot of you made some great points and in the end I think it was the lack of arm holes that tipped the scales for me.
Now here’s a look at another top I received in this month’s fix with no shortage of holes!
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This Pixley Lenta cut-out blouse is the most beautiful shade of cobalt blue. And how fun are all those cut-outs?! It comes with a matching adjustable spaghetti strap camisole to wear underneath so you can enjoy the cut-outs without baring too much skin, which is nice.
The inner camisole is form-fitting and stretchy (your basic cami), but the outer overlay material is flowy, lightweight, and not at all clingy – pretty much my top 3 criteria when it comes to tops. It has overlapping side seams which is fun (the shirt moves with your body and may drape open up at the sides as you move) and the hem is a little longer in the back than in the front.
Top: Pixley via Stitch Fix ($64)
Jeans: AG via Evereve
Wedges: Banana Republic
If it was June right now I’d be keeping this top in a heartbeat, but it’s the end of October in Wisconsin, and even though this was a bright and sunny day we don’t have many of those left. Winter is just around the corner and unfortunately nearly all of my winter clothes were relocated to storage several months ago as we temporarily downsized to move in with my in-laws. When we packed up all of our things last spring we thought we’d be in a new house by the end of summer, but we had a change of plans. We’re still basement living and my arms are starting to get cold.
I’m sure this top would look great with one of my 2,749 cardigans or jackets…but those are all in storage, too. So – since I’m a bad packer and planner (and have zero extra closet space) – this top is going back but I still wanted to share it in case anyone else was interested in it and wanted to request it for your next fix.
Did you know you can request to have certain items (or even kinds of items) sent to you? Just add a little note to your style profile or in the comment box when you check out. For example, my next note to Sarah (my stylist) will go a little something like this:
Send more cobalt blue.
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