If you've read here for a while then you know I'm a big, huge fan of Stitch Fix.
I have been using this service for years and I still think it's 100 percent totally worth it. Especially now that they have maternity offerings!
Let me tell you a little story about trying to shop for clothes in Italy.
I am not a size 00000. And all clothes in Italy are made for tiny women. I am not a tiny woman. I am tall. And I have big feet. I gave up trying to squeeze into Italian clothes about a year ago.
There are barely any maternity clothes here and the ones that do exist...again...are TINY.
One of my Italian friends told me that there is a sort of joke about clothing in Europe. There are European sizes...and then there are Italian sizes. Yep. I might have fit in them when I was 13, but I certainly don't now. :)
Enter Stitch Fix. Thank goodness.
Stitch Fix has outfitted me this entire pregnancy and I love what they've been sending me.
My Top Stitch Fix Tips:
1. Start a Pinterest Board. Link it in your profile. Use this board to pin outfits and looks you love. I pin photos from bloggers and their reviews as well as photos from the Stitch Fix Instagram Feed. Here's my Stitch Fix Pinterest Board.
2. Be specific, be specific, be specific. Use up every single character in that box they give you to give notes to your stylist. Tell them what you like and what you do not want. Tell them exactly how much you want to spend. Name your style icons. Tell them the parts of your body you want to flaunt and the parts you want to keep hidden. Don't mince words. Be specific in the feedback you give on your boxes. If you hate something, don't just say you hate it. Tell them why. Tell them how it made you feel and how it made you look. Share your blog, your Instagram. This helps your stylist get a feel for YOU.
3. Be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day. It's going to take a bit for your stylist to get a hang of what makes you tick and what works on your body. Remember, this is a virtual service. Your stylist isn't in the room with you so it's tricky.
4. Don't be afraid to request a stylist you love.Or conversely, don't be afraid to request that a certain stylist is NOT assigned to you.
Stitch Fix is for you if:
1. You don't have the time to shop right now. Kids, work, illness, whatever it is. For me...I don't have the time to really CONCENTRATE when I shop. Does that make sense? I'm usually sweating and trying to get in and out. HA!
2. You don't like shopping.
3. You don't have easy access that quality clothes that fit you.
4. You have a hard time finding maternity clothes.
5. You just like the ease of someone else dressing you.
It's probably not for you if:
1. You are a bargain hunter.
2. You aren't patient.
3. You prefer choosing one of a kind pieces for yourself.
One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is that it's such a thoughtfully personalized, genuine service. The stylists take their time to really get to know you and your heart.
Here's my latest card, how sweet is this?
And here are the contents of my latest box, which I pretty much consider a home run.
Note: I lost the receipt so this post I can't share how much each item cost. Boooo for preggers brain. So sorry!
1. Gabre Maternity Dress by Eight Sixty Maternity.
Status: Kept it. It's so comfortable, classic, and chic. It fit like a dream and I know it will work post-pregnancy too. I loved the eyelet detail and how the back is a bit lower than the front.
2. Bethanie Striped Maxi Skirt by Market & Spruce.
Status: Sent back. I'm pretty much out of my chevron phase and this skirt was a bit too tight/clingy for me. But I do love me some maxis!
3. Barker Lace Detail Maternity Knit Tank by Loveappella Maternity.
Status: Kept it. It is ADORABLE. The perfect color, the perfect light material. I love the lace detail on the straps and the ruching is perfect for my big ole belly.
4. Maria Maternity Strech Eyelet Detail Top by Collective Concepts Maternity.
Status: Returned it. Not cute on me, though I think it would be adorable on someone way shorter than me (I'm 5'8"). It was an awkward length on me but I think it would work as a dress if you are more petite than I am. I can say that it was super comfy!
5. Eloise Maxi Dress by Gilli.
Status: Kept it. It's stunning. The color is gorgeous and it's so soft and comfortable. The back is the best part. Super sexy but also classic + classy. I have no doubt I'll be able to wear this post pregnancy. It's timeless, which is why I also purchased Item #1. I love buying things that I would have loved 15 years ago and that I will still love in 15 years from now.
So there you go! My latest maternity Stitch Fix.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, Happy Wednesday!
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