You guys!! I was doing my usual Facebook check during a 2am nursing session a couple weeks ago and came across one of my super stylish friends recommending this service called Stitch Fix, and they were raving about their new clothes they had sent to them by a personal stylist. They had me at clothes sent to them. Wait, what?? Okay, I’m already in. Since these new post-pregnancy days make it a much different clothes shopping experience than I’ve ever known, having cute clothes sent to me in my size that I can even breastfeed in sounded like a dream come true.
I really wish I thought of this company, because the idea is pretty brilliant. I mean, going out shopping for clothes is just weird now. More like hard. I’m adjusting to my new body, I’m breastfeeding, and I have a newborn. Those three things are three strikes against a good or fun shopping experience which is a bummer, because wearing clothes that fit well and are cute can really help the whole postpartum thing. It’s kind of funny how before birth all my clothes were about accentuating the belly, and now after birth I feel more like hiding it. Don’t get me wrong, I know my body is in transition and it’s been less than two months since I popped a kid out so I need to give myself a little more grace with where I’m expecting my body to be, but when I go to my closet and my maternity clothes are too big and my pre-preggo clothes are too small its hard to feel okay about it all. I’m working on it and am back to exercising regularly which helps a lot, but that’s just the honest truth. These days I’m getting away with two pairs of black leggings, some breastfeeding tank tops from Target, and whatever sweater I can throw over myself as needed. Enter Stitch Fix.
Since I don’t have the brain power to find out what is cute these days, I figured I would give this Stitch Fix thing a shot. It was $20 to sign up, and if I choose to keep one of the five items they send me then I can credit that fee towards the final purchase. If I kept nothing, all I am out is $20. Sounded fair. I filled out my style preferences and gave them my new sizing, and made sure to mention in the notes that I am breastfeeding and would love some outfits that would work with that. They told me my “fix” would come on February 18th, and today on Saturday February 15th it was already on my doorstep. I opened it up like it was a Christmas present, and every option they sent was such a good find! I would have kept them all if they fit me right, but some fits for my new body were a bit off is all. I think that is a sign of how good the stylist did on picking things out that I would like, AND most would work for breastfeeding which was a huge plus. Here is what they sent me:
Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan by 41Hawthron. $48. Kept it.
Daumer Dot Print Cotton Button-up shirt by Kut From The Kloth. $28. Would have kept it if not too small.
Isaac Floral Print Tab-Sleeve Blouse by Sweet Rain. $58. It didn’t fit my shoulders quite right so I sent it back, but I loved it and wished it fit. I think it is so pretty. Plus, it had buttons for breastfeeding.
Tiffany lightweight Tribal Print Infinity Scarf by 41Hawthorn. $32. This is super similar to one I have already so I sent it back. It was meant to go over the grey sweater. The stylist nailed what I like.
Benzer Mixed Material Sweater by Kensie. $78. I LOVED this sweater. It hit me too short though and didn’t fit perfectly enough to justify me keeping it at that price. I wish it was just 3-4 inches longer.
They sent me the invoice which said I would get 25% off of the total price if I kept all 5 items. That would have been a $56 savings. It also included a sheet with detachable cards with recommendations on how to style each piece. So helpful for me, I loved the ideas!The upper right hand corner had a note from my stylist explaining why she chose each piece. I liked hearing the thought behind each one and I think she did a really good job. I just need to do a better job of filling out my sizing info for her.
I logged back into my account on Stitch Fix to give them my reasons for return, so that should help with the next one they send out as they will get more information to know what works best for me as time goes on. So, all that shared, if you decide to check them out from this link here, I will get a $25 credit if you sign up. Since I loved this service so much and think you will too, it is a win win 🙂