Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Return to Stitch Fix

by Meghann on December 16, 2015

Oh, hello, Stitch Fix. It’s been a while, eh?

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After testing the waters with Stitch Fix maternity this past Spring, I decided to temporarily stop receiving fixes when I entered my third trimester because a) I got to the official “I don’t care what I look like” part of pregnancy and b) the fixes weren’t winning me over anymore. I didn’t immediately jump back into Stitch Fix after giving birth because, well, no one enjoys trying on clothes for at least 2-months post-growing a baby (who am I kidding? Let’s push this to 6-month. Hell, a full year!). However, with my maternity leave coming to an end – and half my wardrobe still no longer fitting – I decided to re-start my fixes and see what they would send.

I edited all my sizes (I’ve found the best way to be truthful with sizing is to make the changes with a large glass of wine in your hands. trust me, it works.) and put in a request for something appropriate to wear to an upcoming Christmas party, as well as options for when I return to work.

Here’s what I got:

41Hawthorn Sugar Dot Print Dress

41Hawthorn Sugar Dot Print Dress

Meh. There was nothing special about this dress to me. The material felt a little cheap and the cut wasn’t very flattering. The high neck and awkward zipper in the back also meant it wasn’t breastfeeding friendly, which is crucial when I’m deciding what to wear nowadays. Even with returning to work, I need pieces that I can easily pump in.

Verdict: Return

41Hawthorn Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse

41Hawthorn Moni Geo Print & Camisole Blouse

I loved this top as soon as I pulled it out and loved it even more when I put it on. It’s the perfect cut for a breastfeeding mom who is still working on losing her baby weight. The cut at the top brings the attention to my shoulder bones (currently my favorite feature) and the loose, flowy bottom doesn’t cling and covers up the areas I’m still working on. It’s also light and easy to lift for the oh-so-popular double shirt breastfeeding technique. I can wear a nursing tank underneath it and just lift the top layer up to feed my hungry child without anyone being the wiser of what’s happening. I received the top a week ago and have already worn it 4 times to 4 different events. It’s my new favorite top!

Verdict: Keep!

Skies are Blue Kady Dress

Skies are Blue Kady Dress

This dress was wrong on so many levels. The cut wasn’t great, the dress was too big, and it’s just not my style. It reminds me of something I would have worn as a teenager in the 90s – all that was missing was a black choker necklace with a large silver cross attached.

Verdict: Return

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top

I was really torn on this top. It was a little big, but I think I actually preferred it that way. It was super comfortable, super casual, and could easily work for breastfeeding due to how easy it is to lift up. However, I have a closet full of Dolman style tops that I never wear because I live in Florida and it’s usually too hot to wear that style. I also think the horizontal stripes were not the most flattering on me.

Verdict: Return

Street Level Juno Small Folded Clutch

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Cute bag, but not something I really need right now. My “purse” is currently my diaper bag and when I don’t have a diaper bag, I’m all about larger purses so I can fit ALL THE THINGS.

Verdict: Return

So this fix wasn’t a total winner, but it was still 100% worth it for the one magical top that I’m currently wearing everywhere. Heck, if every fix just contained one top that I could fall head-over-heels in love with, then I’d be a happy girl. I already put in a request for another one and can’t wait for it to arrive.

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