Okay, I think I might have found the most exciting thing ever! I finally tried Stitch Fixand absolutely loved it. I already subscribe to Birchbox and really look forward to receiving my little present in the mail each month. This was like Birchbox on steroids. So much fun!
I had already heard so many great things about Stitch Fix and just about the time I decided to give it a try, I found out I was pregnant. I thought I was going to have to wait until after I had the baby to check it out, but then…they came out with a maternity line!
The way it works is you pay $20 and fill out an on-line styling profile so your “stylist” can get an idea of what you like. Stitch Fix will then mail you a box of five clothing items/accessories. You keep what you want and send back what you don’t (in a prepaid return envelope they provide). If you choose to keep all five items then you get 25% off the entire purchase. Your $20 goes towards whatever you decide to keep.
I was pleasantly surprised when I realized they sent me some non-maternity items. I really need to get out of the mindset that everything I wear has to be maternity. In fact, I think I would prefer that they send me regular clothes so that I can wear them after the baby is born!
One of the most common things I heard about Stitch Fix was that you shouldn’t expect to love everything you get in your first box because it takes a few tries for your stylist to figure out your style. Therefore, it is important to log in to your account after you receive a fix and comment about each item and why you sent them back. Your fixes should just get better and better. I was really surprised because I liked everything they sent me.
Okay, here are the pieces I received:
Dafne Chevron Maxi Dress
I really liked the navy and white color combo. I also thought that the dress was super comfortable and I would totally wear this post preggo as it is not a maternity item. In the end, I decided that it just wasn’t very flattering on me now. It is going back.
*Note the new do. Do all pregnant ladies cut their hair or is it just me? I was feeling pretty blah and was craving a more polished look. If any locals are looking for a stylist, I go to Melissa @ Salon Lofts and love her!
Garland Geo Print Maxi Skirt
Very comfortable and flattering. I own a few maxi dresses, but no maxi skirts. Again, I really liked that it wasn’t a maternity item and that I could potentially wear it after the baby, but I did not love the geo print or the color combo. It is also going back.
Kerri Maternity Dress
I love this dress! It is not something I would ever pick out for myself. If I saw this while out shopping I wouldn’t have given it a second look. I immediately thought I’d hate it, but I tried it on and it was great! I do not own anything floral print and it is not usually my style. Even though this is considered maternity, I do think I could wear it after pregnancy. The dress ties at the waist and has a V-neck back.
It felt dressy while also comfortable. Totally keeping this one!
Janine Maternity Ponte Leggings and Aleah V-Neck Solid Dolman Sleeve Shirt
The pants are great. They are comfortable and I loved that they were nice and long. I already own two pairs of black maternity pants so these are going back. The top was nice too. I liked that it was a neutral color and would look great with just about anything. In the end, I didn’t think it was very flattering on me. I thought the material was a tad thin and I felt like you could see through it a little. Both items are going back.
So what did I think? I loved it. I am completely hooked. I thought it was so much fun! I do not really enjoy shopping and when I do shop, I tend to gravitate towards the same few stores. This shopping experience was refreshing. It was also beyond exciting to receive clothes in the mail that someone else picked out for me. As much as I’d love to order monthly it’s just not in my budget. I will practice restraint and order just a few times a year. They also offer gift cards and I’m already thinking this is what I want for Christmas.
This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and I used my own money to buy the clothes. However, referral links are included in this post and I will receive kickbacks should you decide to use them.