Monday, September 22, 2014

Stitch Fix #3 - Pregnancy Fix!

Whew, I am so glad I held off a little while on this Fix - if for no other reason than I got to share our surprising and joyful news with you before  it came! I had initially decided to stop my monthly fixes, but then thought it might be a good idea to try it out (thus the later in the month Fix). I had heard they could work with pregnancy, and I was really curious to see! There weren't a lot of Fix Blogs about continuing with Stitch Fix while pregnant, and I thought it was worth a shot. I also had gotten rid of most of my maternity clothes in the last couple years, since we thought we would be done, haha!

What is Stitch Fix?
It's a Subscription clothing service. You sign up (here is my referral link - thank you!) and fill out a fairly extensive survey about you, your sizes, and your preferences. You can choose to have a "fix" as often as you like, or just sign up for one Fix at a time. You pay a $20 styling fee to a Stylist who will then pick out 5 items to send to you. (Someone else putting in the time and energy to find my clothes? Yes!) The $20 will go towards anything you keep, and if you keep everything in the box, you get 25% off.
They send you a postage paid mailing bag to send anything back that you don't want to keep, and you fill out a survey about what you liked and didn't like in your fix.
Their clothing is high quality (think Nordstrom) and they send you styling cards to help you figure out how to wear what they have sent.

(They have accessories and purses that can be part of your fix, but with my metal allergies, I thought it was best to have them just send clothes to me.)

So, on to the good stuff!
My style card:

My box was nearly twice as big as normal, and I was a little confused at first. But then once I saw the inside of the box I discovered why.
 RD Style Evelynn Graphic Knit Split Back Cardigan
This sweater is SO THICK! It needed about as much room in the box as all the other clothes together! And while I liked the graphic design and color, this laid so badly on me! It puffed out at the sides, I had trouble getting my hands into the pockets because they are so far back, and the heavy material may be AWESOME for someone who runs cold, but I tend to always be warm, and even more so pregnant. Hubby once joked before we had kids that he was afraid I would spontaneously combust once I was pregnant. I have been pregnant through winter each time, and still sleep with the fan on and the heat off.
(Status: Sending Back)

Market and Spruce Trina Crochet Detail Tab-Sleeve Shirt
I paired this top with a grey  skinny belt from my own closet, and while I liked the lightweight feel and the BEAUTIFUL detail, it was already a little snug around my the middle for how early on I am. (This third baby has popped out SO FAST!!!!) I wasn't crazy about the color, and the collar with the points. I wish it had gone down at an angle instead.
(Status: Sending back)

Papermoon Sadie V-Neck Embroidery Detail Tank &
Mavi Frieda Maternity Regular Length Jean

You guys, Stitch Fix has MATERNITY jeans! They have been very clear that they don't do maternity clothes and they work around pregnancy, so I was very surprised that they sent these! It was a nice touch and I really felt like they were trying hard to help me find things I would really wear. That said, the panel on these jeans went OVER my bust. See the little dark blue sticking out of the V in the shirt in the pic on the left? Not a tank. It's the maternity panel. Which made me giggle lots. I really thought because they had this huge panel they might stay up better, but they scrunched down under the panel, which looked weird.
 (Status: Still deciding)
The tank was sheer and would for sure need something under it, but it is beautiful, bright, and the detail is lovely. There's plenty of room for my belly to grow.It's not my favorite fabric though
 (Status: Still deciding)
Lastly, Skies are Blue Stefan Mixed Print Peasant Blouse
Oh my goodness, I LOVE this blouse! It's soft, beautiful colors and fun print. It has lots of room to grow, and I've tried it belted with my skinny grey belt and loved that too!
(Status: Keeping!)

So there is my first pregnancy fix! It really is nice to have someone else picking clothes - I wouldn't have tried on a couple of these items if I had seen them in the store - like the Peasant Blouse above - my favorite item from this fix.
What do you think about this fix?
I do recommend giving Stitch Fix a try! 

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