As you may now know, online shopping is my lifeline. I can literally pick out an item while unloading the dishwasher, fixing diner, and listening to a podcast all at the same time. Can you tell I have mastered the art of multitasking like a boss? So when I knew I had less than 2 weeks to find an outfit for my upcoming blog headshots, I took to two of my favorites: Stitch Fix and Nordstrom.
I love Stitch Fix because they do all the work for you, and I love Nordstrom for their free shipping and returns, laxed return policy, quick turn around, and wide selection. I already had a May Fix scheduled, so I quickly adjusted my stylist note and then created my own Nordstrom box for more options. Some of you may be wondering why I did not choose to use Nordstrom’s styling service Trunk Club…no time. I had about 10 days to pick outfit options, so I needed it now. Some of you may also be wondering why I did not take to my own closet for options, I did, but I also did one of my classic moves: rationally decide I hate everything in my closet and vow to throw it all out. Don’t worry, no clothes were harmed in the making of my headshot outfits.
I was in the market for possible maxi dresses, tops to wear with jeans, and a layering piece to tie it all together.
So for the review:
Lush Crepe Tee in taupe for $35. Size Medium. I really liked this top and it’s lower price point. I was specifically envisioning lighter, muted colors to compliment the blog color scheme, so this fit perfectly. The top is versatile giving the option to wear out or half tucked. While I really loved the color for my headshots, I didn’t feel like it was the most practical color for my life. The taupe is beautiful with a blush undertone, but so light. I’m a messy mama with 4 kids living on a farm, so not the best fit for me. I will note that this top comes in 5 other colors. The black and coral are my favorite.
Maggy London Print Matte Jersey Maxi Dress for $138. Size medium. This dress is beautiful with a great key hole racer back that I loved. However, it was not 100% me or what I envisioned. The colors were a little brighter than I wanted for the shot, the length was above the ankle, which always feels a little bit choppy on me (I like my maxis to be long, flowy), and the price point was too high not to absolutely love.
Lush Blue Tonal Wrap Tank for $42. Size medium. I really loved this top. It was different than anything else I had in my closet, and I love all things blue. I did not feel it to be the best headshot option though. The colors weren’t as soft as I wanted, and I also felt the stripes might be distracting in the pictures. It seemed like a great addition to my closet, but not the right choice for the pictures. This top also comes in coral and back.
Verdict: Undecided. Held it back from my returns and thinking on it.
WAYF Tank in pink silver for $45. Size medium. Yes!! All the praise hands! This is EXACTLY what I wanted. The soft color is perfect for the vivid background of the gardens where the shots were being taken. The material is that ideal combination of flowy enough, but with a little bit of structure to give some shape. The price is right. Love the front and back V detail. It is perfect.
Levi Cropped Military Jacket in Navy on sale for $51.90. Size medium. Yes, again!! I absolutely love a great jacket to tie everything together and add some dimension to an outfit. This jacket is EVERYTHING! It will most definitely be a staple in my wardrobe. The color is gorgeous; while it’s described as navy, it has more teal undertones. The price is amazing for a high quality, timeless jacket that can really go with just about anything. It is the perfect completer piece to compliment the WAYF tank. I will note that it also comes in tan and deep olive.
What’d you think? What are your closet go tos and must haves? Check out the headshot finished product here where I tied in these two Nordstrom buys along with two pieces from previous fixes.
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