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Fun way to shop maternity
I just recently received my third Stitch Fix box, this time at 26 weeks pregnant! Because I was working a corporate job during my first pregnancy, most of my maternity clothes don’t really work with my current lifestyle. I’ve been slowly adding pieces to my closet as my belly grows!
With Stitch Fix, you can give your stylist guidance on the items you want to see in your box. I appreciate this option because they don’t know what you have in your closet and what you need. This time I asked for a New Year’s Eve dress, since we are going to a pretty formal party in our neighborhood. I also asked for black maternity jeans since I don’t have any in my closet and a pair of booties without too high of a heel (#momlife).
Let me show you what I got!
The first item I tried on was the Lemon Tart Maternity Dress shown above. It was a well-made, thick cotton fabrication, wasn’t too low cut, and had nice ruching along the sides. It was just a little too short (and a tad tight) for me to feel comfortable dancing in all night! I may have felt different earlier in my pregnancy or maybe in one size up.
Next up were the black maternity jeans pictured above by 1822 Denim. They have a full belly panel and fit like a glove – exactly what I was looking for! I know I will get a lot of use out of these this winter.
I was also really happy with the Market & Spruce gray booties my stylist sent. They are easy to get on and off (very important for a pregnant lady!) and the heel is the perfect height. I’m happy to add these to my closet.
The last two items were this Tala Maternity Strap Detail Knit Top and the Kensie Lace Up Detail Cardigan. The knit top is soft and has plenty of length at the bottom, which I appreciate. I also really like the criss cross detail at the neckline. I have nothing like it in my current wardrobe.
The cardigan is a nice item because it is NOT maternity specific. It can stay in the rotation even after my pregnancy is over. My favorite thing about this piece is the lace up detail along the side. I also love the olive color and the fact that it has pockets.
How Stitch Fix Works:
Stitch Fix is an online, personal styling service that sends you five pieces of clothing to try on in the comfort of your home. They also send you a prepaid USPS pouch to mail back whatever you don’t want to keep.
You fill out a pretty thorough style profile before your first “fix” so the stylist you get paired with can select items they know you will like. They ask everything from height and typical clothing size, to what areas of your body you like to flaunt or draw attention away from, to colors you like to wear and price point you want to pay. The average price of an item is $55, but I have seen pieces quite a bit lower and higher.
A few more things to know:
- If you buy everything in the box, you get 25% off the entire box. So if you are liking at least four of the items, you might as well keep them all!
- They ask you to go online and “check out” three days after you receive your box. You can, however, extend your checkout date so you have more time to decide.
- This is a flexible subscription service with different options on how often you want a “fix” – every couple weeks, once a month, every other month or every three months. You can also do it “On Demand”, which is a nice feature.
- You can turn off the automatic shipments under “My Account” and then “Fix Frequency”. It will then classify your frequency as “On Demand”.
- Shipping is free both ways, but there is a $20 styling fee. If you purchase any item in your box, the $20 goes towards that item. You only pay it if you send everything back.
- If you see an item on this post that you like, you can absolutely request it, but just know that their inventory is constantly changing so they may not be able to accommodate every request.
Who is Stitch Fix best for?
Honestly, it could be for anyone! They carry women’s sizes 0-24W and XS-3X, men’s sizes XS-3XL, kids’ sizes 2T-14, maternity, and petite.
However these are the groups of people I think would benefit most:
- People who don’t enjoy shopping for themselves, or simply cannot find the time to go in store or shop online (i.e. busy moms, working professionals or those who travel often).
- Those who feel out of touch with current style trends and would like some help updating their closet.
- People who like to be surprised from time to time and find joy in getting packages in the mail!
- Anyone who is looking for an easy gift for a mom, wife, sister or friend. They have gift cards! You can make the amount on the gift card any amount you choose (although I would recommend around $50, so they can at least get one item completely paid for).
- This could be a fun Valentine’s gift!
- You can print their gift cards at home, send them by email, or send them snail mail (my personal preference for best presentation).
Want a Fix?
If you are feeling like you are in a bit of a style rut, or just want to try something new and fun, I highly recommend giving Stitch Fix a try! I have found some great pieces for my closet through this service and will keep this in my back pocket for the next time I need a closet refresh!
Which piece was your favorite from my box? What would you have kept?