It’s Fixin’ to Stitch!

I got my box of StitchFix clothing this week, a week in which I have neither the time nor the social life to justify trying on these fancy outfits. That said, let’s look in June’s box, shall we? You know you want to.

The fine folks at Lilo and Stitch or whomever sent me a top and shorts this time, which is lovely because they don’t ever seem to send me, you know, an outfit. Also, I am 78 years old with my “outfit.” “That’s a cute outfit, honey. Better than those bluuuuuuue jeans you usually wear! Let’s watch our program now on Channel 12.”

I have no idea who I was just being right then. I was trying to sound old and I don’t even know if I did. It’s Monday night as I write this because these StitchFix pieces that I write for my internet weblog are very time-consuming and I don’t dare try to do it all in the a.m.

Do you recall back when we actually watched, for example, Channel 12, right before your show would come on the local guy would say, “It’s 8 o’clock.”

Dun-dun-dun-DUNDUNDUN! It’s the story. Of a lovely lady…

Do you recall that?

Anyway, back to how time-consuming these CrossStitch posts are. Back to our regular kvetch.

First, see, you have to put on all the outfits (“outfits”) and then you have to photograph yourself because you live alone and no one loves you.

Then you have to upload the photos of you in the outfits (“outfits”) that don’t make you look like Hoss from Bonanza, and THEN you have to create little polls for each outfit (“outfit”), listing the price so everyone can say, “I’d never spend that much on an OUTFIT, JOOOOON. You can go to Marshall’s and get that OUTFIT for 40 cents.”

Let’s stop the jibber-jabber and vote, shall we? It’s 8 o’clock.

I took this first picture, I had my picture made, in the privacy of my kitchen. But the lighting in the kitchen is stupid, with the track lighting SCREAMING DOWN at me like I’m beaming up. So I got the bright idea to go outside and hang my phone from the window box.

Note my casual, “Oh, are you making my picture” look, like I don’t live alone and unloved and didn’t set this whole thing up myself. “Oh, would you look at that! A photographer!”

The fine folks at a Stitch in Time sent me a denim jacket, for those notoriously chilly nights in the South.

Next up? A dress. I haven’t even seen another human since February, but OK. A dress would hit the old spot. Maybe I can have tea parties with myself and propose to me and marry self in this dress during my simple ceremony. With self.

Finally, the folks who are fine at Fixident sent me a jumpsuit, in case I wish to start working on automobiles. Greased lightning, go greased lightning.

I used to be so skinny. I had this straight up-and-down sort of a figure, not unlike a rectangle or Gumby. Now I’m all zaftig and I curve curve curve everywhere and I suppose I’m supposed to hate it but really I’m kind of all, yeah. Lookit Ma Kettle, over here, rockin’ out with her pockets out.

I apologize for not having the requisite hating of self that white American women seem obligated to have.

And that sums up m’BitchFix for this month. Do vote early and often and I shall take your opinions under consideration.

Fixedly,
June

46 thoughts on “It’s Fixin’ to Stitch!

  1. I voted this morning but didn’t have a chance to say how nice you look in all the clothes! I voted for all except jumpsuit. I have a white denim jacket and wear it all year except for summer. Too HOT for that nonsense! Around here we wear white year round. Plus when you get tired of wearing drab winter colors, a white denim jacket is the perfect perky remedy. I have a fix box coming soooooon. Yay!

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  2. Are your boobs getting bigger? My mom always said, when you get older your boobs will get bigger, I’m still waiting. I really like the top. I see no ruffles but it is still cute on you. Jumpsuits make me nervous. Too hard to get out of to pee. I don’t need the stress.

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  3. I am watching this show on Netflix called Skin Decision, and I have finally, FINALLY, come to the conclusion that everybody really has their own issues about themselves and it’s about time I accept myself looking the way I do and at my age, be happy about where I am because I could be way worse. Big run-on sentence, but I’m wearing bathing suits again without a towel, so there.

    AND, you look perfect, just the way you are.

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  4. Va va vavoom!
    You and your trainer and hello fresh should be proud.
    Looking forward to your cooking something from your family cookbook.

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  5. I liked most of these – the shorts a little long and the top would have been nicer with a skirt maybe… I love the jacket but on second thought – I couldn’t wear it as it would be a mess before I got anywhere – but it is nice. Maybe in AZ in the dead of winter! lol. And you know – old is not THAT old… some of us “olders” still wear tank tops and shorter shorts… and have good shoulders…. Just saying! “wink wink” ….
    But I really love you in that dress – you look wonderful! The pantsuit is cute – but I have to agree with others here – it is a problem – the bathroom thing. I would not be happy with it but it looks cute.
    And I do agree – they all seem kind of pricey but the dress is worth it! 🙂

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  6. I’m with most everyone else, yes to everything except the pantsuit, and only no to that because of the pee issue. Also, I don’t care for the cropped look. You look wonderful in all of them. My favorite box to date.

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  7. I love all of the clothes! I want to wear a jumpsuit, but I know I look like an Oompa Loompa in one. I tried to talk myself into buying a jumpsuit once. I knew I’d never wear it though. Darn these short legs!
    That dress is also fabulous. I liked the first outfit too. I still call it an outfit.
    My WordPress app is being finicky, so if there were vote buttons, they didn’t show up. I’ll check back later just in case!

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  8. Fun post! Since my body is sooo out of wack, I can’t shop like that. Nothing fits! Thank you June for doing The Fix. I voted yes on all but the jumpsuit, and that is because I wouldn’t want to have to undress to pee, and my prejudice spilled over onto this poll. The shorts *outfit* looks very versatile. You could wear everything together or each piece with something else. (You have great legs) That jacket would also go well with the dress. Just pin something big and sparkly on the jacket and you are ready to go. And WHY are we still thinking we have to follow the “rules” about when we can wear colors??? After dealing with all things Covid surely we are strong enough to flaunt the old lady rules! Paula, I double-dog dare you to wear your white jacket in December over something holiday-ish. With sparkles!

    Now I will adjourn to my old lady rocking chair and continue to watch the world go by.

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  9. This is the best box of clothes yet, they all are cute. The denim jacket looks a tad large on you and I’ve never known it to get cool enough in the summer in the south to need a jacket. The jumpsuit looks great, but I have a fear of not being able to get out of that thing when I need to use the restroom. Just my horror of getting stuck in a jumpsuit.

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  10. I thought the white rule went away. Now it’s all white, all the time. Like my racist neighborhood.
    I originally said no to the shorts but then saw the additional pictures and have changed to yes.
    That dress? So flattering. Your curves are great.
    Also, too, your hair looks really good. I know you maybe don’t like it since you haven’t gotten your curly girl haircut in so long, but I think the length and curls look lovely.
    Thanks, pretty Joob.

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  11. This was the best box yet! I liked everything but the jumpsuit. It might be my own bias. I hate to have to undress to pee. At my advanced age it’s much more frequent.
    Lovely clothes and post, June

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  12. June, you can have a second career (as if you have time) as a model since you make all the clothes look good. The top and shorts outfit (“outfit”) are so cute on you and you could wear the top with dress pants whenever you actually return to work in the office. You rock the dress with your hourglass figure. Maybe you’ll just have to dress up to take the garbage out and give your neighbors something new to talk about.

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      1. Versatile, that’s the word. It would look cute with jeans. In other news, jeans are part of every outfit (“outfit”) I wear. I knew you were dying to know that fact.

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  13. Yaay for your love of self! I am 5’6″ and similarly curvy now – weigh 160 pounds! I was also slim during my younger days, but am now enjoying my womanly figure. Why not?

    Good on ya, my friend!

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  14. Well, THAT was fun! I loved the twirly dress action photo and while I LIKE a jean jacket, I don’t think it’s YOUR style and it didn’t make an outfit of anything else. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Yay for loving your own curves; that’s the way women are supposed to look. That blasted Twiggy should never have been allowed to be photographed, nor stick figure Kate even though she is pretty.
    The jumpsuit would work if you were 5″ taller and had your name stitched across the top left, um, strap.

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  16. I do not usually like everything in your Fix It Box, but today I did. You look great in all of it. Some of it seems pricey, but it’s you’re one.
    Personally, I do not like a jumpsuit. I am tall and the crotch is never comfy but you said you liked yours so I gave it a yes. Also being tall, cropped stuff reminds me of my childhood when I was forced to wear my older but much shorter sisters’ hand-me-downs. Borderline abusive because as luck would have it, cropped was not a thing in the early 80s.

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  17. I did vote yes on a couple things although, as usual, I think they’re priced too high. Sorry. Also too, the jumpsuit looks outdated to me and is an awkward length.

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  18. I love these posts. Thanks for sharing! If I can trust my computer, that top looks like a really good color on you.

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  19. They sent you so much cute stuff! I loved NEARLY all of it, which is amazing for any of these clothes services.

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  20. Lovely post, and , I must say, I think this is a significantly better batch of clothing than they usually send you; and not quite as expensive (I am definitely in the “you could get that cheaper” camp although I can’t comment on Marshall’s). My grandmother used to call what I would call a suit (matching skirt and jacket), a “costume”.

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  21. In a shocking turn of events, *I* have a white jean jacket. I KNOW! What the French toast! I can never wear it at home, because: White and New York, plus it never gets that chilly between May and September, the mandated allowable months of white. So I take it on vacation every year where it stays in my luggage because we usually go south in August. And again, never gets cold enough.

    When we returned from vacation this year, I threw away my (Lands End) swimsuits. Here’s the problem with Lands End: Anything you buy from Lands End will never fall apart, get worn out or need to be thrown away. These swimsuits were several years old and still in perfect condition. I just got tired of them and had grown to hate them and I never go in the water anyway. I sit and judge other people and I can do that just fine in shorts.

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    1. I just fainted [gets up off the floor] you have a WHITE jacket! White should never be worn past Labor Day (After Easter and before Labor Day according to the Book of Hezekiah). You are so right about Lands End swimsuits I’ve had one 50 years, well maybe not THAT long, and it’s still in excellent condition.
      Tee

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        1. My new white rule is that it extends into autumn as long as the sun makes you break into a sweat before you reach the end of the driveway.

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          1. YES! Also, my white clothes seem to get dirty before I ever leave the house, when I was leaving the house. I usually just wear my uniform (black shorts and a t-shirt of various colors).

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            1. Plus, if I ever wear that white jacket, I’m afraid I would be saying, “Hey Kenickie” and threatening to drop out of Rydell very two minutes.

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            2. I bought a new pair of white pants to wear to a Fourth of July party once and I was carrying food to the car, to the car, I hadn’t even gotten TO the darn car yet, and a big bird that had been eating red or purple berries let go of a big juicy blob of excretion that hit the left thigh of my new pants. The grief was real.

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  22. You look great June (and very pretty.) The Covid-19 (as in 19 extra pounds) hasn’t hit you like it has me.
    I have to say that cropped jumpsuit is shouting, ‘hey, why don’t you have a party and invite your pants down to your feet!’ I love cropped pants, but not in a jumpsuit. I can’t imagine in any scenario where they would look good.
    Does that make me old?

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  23. I like the IDEA of the jean jacket, but it’s too big on you! Also, you have great legs. Mine are all veiny and blotchy.

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  24. I love the dress and jacket but that jumpsuit? Is wonderful. You look so youthful and summery and hourglass-y.

    I bought a jumpsuit I’m keeping since it’s so comfy but my husband hates it. It’s boxy. He told me he’d never say “don’t wear this out in public” but I need to be aware people will think he’s kidnapped a homeschooled peasant. He’d swap us in a heartbeat if he saw the jumpsuit you’re modelling.

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