Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mom Life - Finding Clothes That Fit After a Baby

Post Partum shopping is terrible.

That shirt tugs a little more in places it never did before.

Your normal set of 4 lunges it usually takes to get your jeans up, now takes 10. And don't even get me started on actually BUTTONING them.

Case in point, my favorite gingham button down from here that I was feeling confident about…until I put it on.


Yep, it fits!

Then I decided to sign up for Stitch Fix as a solution to help my wardrobe transition to whatever my new post-third baby body looks like. The feedback that I got from everyone on this service was overwhelming and it seems as though I'm not the only one looking for a little help in the closet.

So, shipment arrived and here's my honest feedback…and no, this is not an ad or sponsored post. 


My box arrived and after tearing through each piece, I came across my favorite part about this service - the 'how-to' style cards.

Then, the clothes.

First Outfit:
Teal 3/4 sleeve blouse: Stitch Fix
Black skinny ankle jeans: Stitch Fix
Black/White chevron infinity scarf: Stitch Fix
Necklace (old)
Each of these things were going back. Woh woh.

Jeans were a little too long and slightly big (woo hoo!).

The blouse was a cute cut, but the color is a little too bold for me.

And chevron…yep, you won't find it in my closet. And although I love most things black and white, I need another infinity scarf in my closet like I need another hole in my head.

Second outfit:

Ah, this picture is so blurry it hurts my eyes.
Watercolor Top: Stitch Fix
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom 

Caution: this shirt may add 10 pounds.

My mama once told me: don't buy anything that makes you look 10 pounds heavier. Or maybe that was my husband. 

Regardless, this shirt was going back.

Third Outfit:
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom 
Hat: JCrew Factory (similar)
Shirt: Stitch Fix

Finally, a keeper! This shirt fits so well and feels like it's so me. Raglan. Stripes. Love.

So then you look over your price list they send.


My settings for all categories as part of my profile were: The Cheaper the Better. My husband would be proud.

So the shirt I picked was $38, less the $20 styling fee they charge you regardless, and my additional cost for the shirt was $18. They also offer you a 25% discount if you buy all 5 items.

Based on this list, it looks like most things are priced pretty similarly to things you'd find in Brass Plum at Nordstrom or the Rack.

Then, with my remaining items, I packed them up in the pre-addressed return envelope they sent with the box. To avoid entering through the gates of hell (aka the post office, with 3 kids), I simply scheduled a pick up online, and my wonderful mail woman will pick it up from my porch! 


Overall:
I'm going to do it again!

It was fun. I like getting mail. And I got a really cute shirt that I'm going to wear often and fit my criteria perfectly.

I'm not a professional. Just a regular mom. Required to chase her kids all day, so I hope you found this helpful. And I REALLY want to know if you sign up, what you get in your box!

1 comment:

  1. I liked the most the first look espesially the shirt, the model and the colour are gorgeous.


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