My First Stitch Fix – May 2016

Join me as I rebuild my closet after baby #2. I am trying to find a good mix of office appropriate and casual clothes that will flatter my petite frame and transition well as I continue to lose my baby weight. Oh, and since I am nursing & pumping they have to be accessible too. Sound like a tall order? It is! Hopefully this series is helpful to other #workingmoms #pumpingmoms | iheartmomlife.com

I have been on the fence about trying Stitch Fix for the past several months. Since I am still in the process of losing my baby weight, I didn’t really want to invest in any more work clothes but spending the last 10 weeks rotating the three bottoms and handful of tops that only “sort-of” fit me, I finally hit my limit.  I absolutely could-not-wait any longer to add a few new items into my super-limited post-baby wardrobe. So, I thought this was the perfect time to finally pull the trigger and schedule my first fix.

First, I updated my profile and then I added a note to my stylist to let her know what I was looking for.  I feel like I gave her a really tough task since I am petite AND I asked her to send me clothes that can transition well as I continue to lose my baby weight AND all of the tops had to be accessible since I am pumping three times a day at work.  I had no idea what to expect but I was cautiously optimistic since a few of my coworkers have ended up with super cute pieces in their fixes.

The lead time was about 2 1/2 weeks.  I got an email letting me know that my first Fix was on the way. I was so excited when I came home and saw the Stitch Fix box on my front porch. I couldn’t wait to open it up and see what was inside!!

Join me as I rebuild my closet after baby #2.  I am trying to find a good mix of office appropriate and casual clothes that will flatter my petite frame and transition well as I continue to lose my baby weight.  Oh, and since I am nursing & pumping they have to be accessible too.  Sound like a tall order?  It is!  Hopefully this series is helpful to other #workingmoms #pumpingmoms | iheartmomlife.com

Piece by piece rundown:

  1. Margaret M Lucie Printed Trim Detail Straight Leg Pant (S) $98.  These, I was super skeptical of.  First, the print is not something I would normally choose. Second, the fabric felt a little thin and third they pull on… seriously(!)….I was thinking there is no way these are going to fit me and if they do there is no way they will be flattering.  Well let me tell you, I was wrong.  They did fit AND they are super flattering.  I was still a little on the fence about buying them because $98 is a lot to spend on a pair of pants that might not fit me in a few months but they did seem like they might be able to continue to work as I lose weight.  When I tried them on for my husband he said “Yes, definitely keep them.” So he pushed me over the edge and these went into the keep pile.
  2. 41Hawthorn Irsia Scallop Trim Shell Blouse (S) $54.  This top didn’t fit me as well as the Papermoon blouse but it was cute and worked well with the Lucie pants. After trying everything on,  I knew I was going to keep the other four pieces it was a no brainier to keep this one and get the 25% discount.  It is two weeks later now and I am glad I decided to keep it.  No issues pumping with this top.  I just pull it up and I am ready to go.
  3. Bay to Baubles Judith Pave Ball & Square Gem Earrings $28.  I don’t wear a lot of jewelry but decided that these were super cute and versatile so they were keepers as well.
  4. Papermoon Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse (SP) $44.  I loved this top and knew immediately I would be keeping it. This top was also good for pumping.  Again, I just pull it up and I am all set.
  5. Gilli Anjali Pencil Skirt (SP) $54.  I like skirts A LOT so I was glad to have one in my fix.  I wasn’t too sure about this one though because it was a pull on and I wasn’t sure how flattering a pencil skirt would be on my still losing baby weight body.  Like the pants this skirt surprised me.  It has a good amount of stretch and with a loose top it is actually very flattering. As a bonus once I lose my weight this skirt will definitely still fit.

Total: $208.50 (incl. $20.00 styling fee after 25% discount)

I also loved that they include styling cards to help you figure out other ways to wear all of the items.  I really appreciated this little bonus. Plus your stylist writes you a really nice personal message 🙂

Join me as I rebuild my closet after baby #2.  I am trying to find a good mix of office appropriate and casual clothes that will flatter my petite frame and transition well as I continue to lose my baby weight.  Oh, and since I am nursing & pumping they have to be accessible too.  Sound like a tall order?  It is!  Hopefully this series is helpful to other #workingmoms #pumpingmoms | iheartmomlife.com

Final Thoughts

So that’s it for my first fix.  I already have my next one scheduled for June 16th.  I asked for colorful items so I am super excited to see what they send me!

Have you tried Stitch Fix?  I’d love to hear how it worked out for you. If you haven’t and you would like to, you can sign up here.

 

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