If you’ve ever had a baby, you probably know that your body is not quite the same after delivery. Or in most cases, it’s far from the same. Even if you return to your pre-pregnancy weight, things just don’t quite look the way they did before. There are curves and pudges in places that they don’t belong, and sometimes gravity just works a little too hard to pull things toward the floor. Having baby #3 was no different for me, and I’ve spent more than my fair share of time wearing pajama pants and tank tops for the past 7 weeks. I thought I would just wait until I could fit into my old clothes again. However, I miss feeling like a REAL person sometimes. And on the rare occasion that I am able to fix my hair and make-up, I kind of want to look….cute.
Enter Stitch Fix. If you’ve never tried it, it’s a personal shopping service that picks out clothes to match your personal profile and ships them to you to try own at home! You keep what you love, and send back what you don’t. I don’t know about you, but with a newborn, I kind of hate going shopping in stores. I don’t have time, she fusses when we leave, and nursing a baby while pulling on jeans is basically impossible. So for me, Stitch Fix was the perfect solution to getting some fashionable clothes without even needing to leave my house!
I made sure to let my stylist know that I wanted some clothes that were nursing-friendly, since being able to easily breastfeed is pretty important to me. I also gave her some idea of what my style is like by pinning some cute outfits to my Pinterest board, and by giving some extra detail when I completed my style profile. Here is what came in my box this month and my first Stitch Fix review:
RD Style Chara Open Cardigan
This is a big cozy sweater that is perfect for the cold winter months in Colorado. The color is very versatile, and the length is great for pairing with leggings or skinny jeans. I’m not a huge fan of the texture (I don’t like rough or itchy material) but I kept it anyway. It was the only piece I was iffy on keeping, and the 25% discount I got for keeping all five items was more than the cost of the sweater.
Le Lis Var Asymmetrical Hem Knit Top
Kristin, my stylist, listened to my request for nursing friendly tops. This tank is perfect for that! I could easily layer a cami underneath, and the flowy hem makes it easy to pull up to breastfeed. The material is super soft, which I love. The colors work well with my hair and skintone, which means it also works well for my teenager. She’s already trying to take this shirt from my closet. It’s a definite keeper!
Daniel Rainn Lamira Woven Detail Knit Top
I am 100% in love with this top. The funniest part is it isn’t something I would’ve chosen for myself in a store! I don’t usually reach for such a bold color, but once I tried it, I knew I had to keep it. The material is soft (are you catching on to my preferences yet?) and a little stretchy, so it is forgiving of my new mom-curves. I love the detail on the chest, as it makes it just a little “fancy.” This piece is perfect for fall, and I can’t wait for the temperature to drop so I can wear it out. This shirt is a total WIN.
Kut From The Kloth Simmons Bootcut Jean
These jeans caused quite an internal debate when I first got them. And in all honesty, I didn’t want to try them on right away. You know that feeling when you find a pair of jeans you like, but then they won’t come up over your hips? Or you pull them up and they just don’t feel good? That’s the fear I had when I saw jeans in my Stitch Fix box. Then finally I just tried them on and got it over with…and they fit perfectly. Like a glove. They fit so well that I almost decided to send them back anyway! You see, I know I’m going to keep exercising and eating well, and I still have about 20 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight. Only 10 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight as it is. So I know these jeans will eventually be too big for me. Even so, I know I deserve to have a good fitting pair of jeans to enjoy NOW, so I decided to keep them. They just feel GOOD, and I should have a pair that makes me feel pretty even if I’m not at my goal weight yet.
Toms Avalon Boucle Slip On Sneaker
I actually squealed when I opened the box and saw these. Toms are one of my favorite brands of shoes, and my stylist didn’t even know it! I just loved the style of these, and the colors are too cute! Unfortunately, Toms fit differently than most shoes, and my normal size 9 was just too big for these Toms. Luckily, Stitch Fix now offers a size exchange, so I was able to send back this pair and get another pair in my correct size — at no additional cost! Another win for me.
Overall, I have to say this has been a fantastic Stitch Fix experience for me! I was a little hesitant to sign up, but I’m so glad I did! Getting 5/5 great pieces was completely unexpected. Kristin did a fantastic job of picking items that I would love. I’ve already signed up to get another box next month, and I can’t wait to see what she sends!
What do you think about these pieces? Do you have any styling tips you can share?