Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 2017 Stitch Fix

Greetings faithful blog readers,

Brendan and I are touched by your sweet comments and messages in response to our story. I've found the stories that feel scariest to share are the ones that most need to be heard. To be able to be candid after a year of reflection was refreshing, and I'm looking forward to sharing more about our journey soon. Fear not though: I don't plan on making this blog solely about pregnancy and baby.

So back to some normal programming: my most recent Stitch Fix.  I pay for all my own fixes, and all opinions are my own. If you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, pretty please use my referral link to sign up. I will super appreciate the referral credit. If you don't know what Stitch Fix is, this initial review explains the ins and outs. 

I needed some clothes for the cooler weather that would actually fit, so I wrote Christina a quick note about what I was looking for. My last fix was amazing, and this one started out stellar as well with the Thorne One Pocket Top and the Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean.


I never thought these jeans would fit when I saw them in the online picture, but when they came I discovered the best thing about them: elastic waist. Even though they're in my normal size, the elastic waist should make them wearable for at least another month. This top was so super soft and cozy, and I love plaid. These were both keepers (and not only keepers but pieces that I wore to work the next day!) KEEP and KEEP; Christina was off to an awesome start.

Up next, the Garret Heavy Gauge V-Neck Pullover


The name of this sweater also conveys my main issue with it: it's really too heavy for Midland, TX. We do have colder mornings, but by the afternoon, it's back up in the 70s. I already have a sweater in a lighter weight that is this same color, and there was just nothing special about this sweater to me. It was a return. 


Up next was the Sanai Striped Maternity Dress


When I just saw the photo of this, I absolutely thought it'd be the thing I loved the most. I loved the soft feel of the dress and the warm material, but when I put it on, I realized it just wasn't meant to be. When I buy a piece of clothing, it has to be versatile, and I would never in a million years (pregnant or not) wear this to work. It hugged every curve, and while Brendan appreciated it, he also admitted he could never see me wearing it. This was a return.

Up next was the Mary Knit Dress:


I was kind of bummed to see this in my fix just because my style note says I'm looking to add more color to my wardrobe; I also really dislike the sleeves and the bottom (but realize this is a current trend). The dress was also a little too big on me. It was a return, and once I checked out, I requested no more black or gray in my fixes. Hopefully, that'll help add some color to my fixes.

Despite only keeping two things, I was still really happy. Over the years (more than 3 years now!), I've found some great pieces because of Stitch Fix, and you cannot find a more convenient way to shop. I know I'll wear this shirt and these jeans a lot.

Up next, I'm giving Le Tote Maternity a try. I'm getting bigger and need things that fit, but I don't necessarily want to invest in tons of maternity wear. I'm going to try renting clothes for a month and see how that goes. I know I'll do Stitch Fix again though when I'm needing something for my next special occasion. Especially now that I found a stylist I really like. Christiana actually read my blog and sent me the most personalized note ever. I know she'll continue to send more great pieces, and I'll probably be keeping more too as she gets to know my tastes.

Here's to clothes you don't really have to shop for! That leaves me more time for...midterm grading! (Wish I was kidding, but that's my/our reality these days!)

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