When I was housing my gigantic daughter (I say that lovingly) inside my belly, I dreamed of only one thing. I wanted to wear clothes again.
Not maternity clothes.
Not Courtny’s clothes.
I mean, seriously. My last few months of pregnancy would have been infinitely better if I could have fit into… well, anything. Thankfully, my favorite blog to stalk came to my rescue.
First, if you have not started following Living In Yellow, you’re missing out. I don’t actually know this fabulous lady, but I’m pretty sure we would be besties in real life. Secondly, I am forever grateful to her for introducing me to my new favorite thing.
Ladies, allow me to introduce you to the greatest service known to womankind.
Have you ever wished for a personal shopper to deliver wardrobe options to your doorstep? Yes? That service exists. And it’s called Stitch Fix.
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell them your style, size, and budget preferences, and they send you a pretty little package of fabulosity to try on at home. Each box is unique and hand-picked just for you.
1. Create an account, and fill out the style profile based on your size, style, budget and lifestyle. It’s as easy as saying, “Yes, I love boho chic,” and “No, please don’t send me anything pleather.”
2. Schedule your Fix. I personally have signed up for a monthly Fix, meaning that a box is automatically shipped to my house every month. Not sure you’re up for a monthly commitment? Then schedule a one-time Fix. Or schedule a Fix every two months. Or however often fits your needs.
You pay a $20 styling fee when your stylist selects the items in your Stitch Fix. This $20 fee is applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.
3. Try on your items. Seriously, it’s like Christmas at my house every month when I receive a Fix. Each piece comes with a card that shows you how to style/accessorize the item, and Stitch Fix encourages you to be creative with your pairings.
4. Decide and Check Out. You have three days to determine what you would like to keep, and then check out. Every Fix gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on the pieces, which allows the stylists to get to know you better… and make future Fixes even more customized.
I had told my stylist that I was hugely pregnant before my first Fix, so I requested that they didn’t send me any tight fitting tops or any bottoms at all. My first Fix included a lot of accessories, but I ended up purchasing an adorable herringbone vest. I tell you this because my second Fix includes mostly tops… but at my own request.
So, enjoy my latest Fix! And, please, give me a break on my post-baby gut, lack of personal hygiene and swollen face. 🙂
This ALMOST made the cut. I try to limit myself to only one item from my Fix, but hell I just had a baby. I deserve TWO things. Unfortunately, this top just wasn’t my favorite. Maybe it was something about the sleeves? As my sisters would say, this was just very inside my box… and the whole point of Stitch Fix is to branch out!
I loved the tribal pattern and the olive color of this shirt. It was a little tight, but I attribute this to the 8 pounder that was cut out of me 10 days earlier. We’ll get there. Anyway – I definitely kept this top. 🙂
You can’t tell from my photo, but this top has a very delicate navy blue print. Something about this blouse made me feel skinny, and that’s exactly what I needed that day. I love this blouse for its versatility, but it’s not really basic like the rest of my wardrobe. Keep again!
#4. Cheyanne Printed Dolman Sleeve Cardigan
I REALLY wanted to like this cardigan. I loved the fabric, I loved the print, I loved the colors… but it was just too big! Even belted, I felt like I was wearing a sack. This is a cardigan meant for tall people… and apparently my 5 ft. 3 in. self doesn’t qualify.
I almost didn’t try this on. It looked way too short, and just not like anything I would ever wear in my real life. I’m shocked that I actually DID like this dress… just not enough to buy it. In my opinion, it was a little too expensive for just being a knit dress that I could probably find on my own somewhere else.
So what do you think? Did I keep the right items? Are you interested in scheduling your own fix? CLICK HERE.