I have thought about doing Stitch Fix for a while, because I had friends who do it and have seen it on blogs. I put it off though due to the whole growing a baby watermelon inside my belly for almost a year thing (you can do it for maternity clothes, but I didn’t really feel like I needed a virtual stylist to pick out my maternity clothes because I pretty much only wore leggings and giant sweaters). And then right after Ryley was born, buying clothes for myself was the last thing on my mind. The few times I went to the mall I came away with clothes but only for the baby. If I shopped online I bought baby stuff. The first few months with a new baby (at least the first baby) it feels like all of your time, money, and energy have to be baby related, and so buying for myself just wasn’t something I even thought about. Plus there isn’t a lot of “style” involved in clothing yourself right after birthing a child. For me at least it was all about comfort and ease of breastfeeding. Even for date nights and special occasions I pulled out things from my closet instead of thinking about getting a new outfit. Again it was all baby all the time. I also couldn’t imagine shopping with a newborn, particularly by myself. Going to the grocery store was a challenge enough in those early weeks, much less attempting the mall.
Enter Stitch Fix, which conveniently sends “stylist curated” clothing right to your door each month, wrapped up neatly like a little present. I was pretty doubtful I would like anything the first time. As I filled out the online style profile, I wasn’t sure if I was giving enough information for my “stylist” to really peg me (probably my #1 favorite thing about Stitch Fix is having a “stylist”, it just makes me feel so fancy and high fallutin’, even if she is probably a robot). I also honestly don’t really know what my own “style” is, aside from favoring comfy things and v-neck tees. So I was very pleasantly surprised when my first box arrived and I LOVED everything inside of it, even things I would not have picked for myself and definitely outfit combinations I never would have thought of. I got a pair of skinny jeans that fit amazingly and are as soft and comfy as leggings, a striped sleeveless tee (something I normally would not have chosen, but I think it will be really versatile), a loose cardigan with fringe (normally not a fringe gal but it was so soft and I think it’s actually really cute in person), and a cute necklace. These four things I would never put together, but when I followed the advice of my “stylist” and tried them on together, I actually think it’s pretty funky and fun, while still easy and casual. I feel like I could wear this to a concert or to a baby playdate, which is perfect for my life speed right now.
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!