|baby cleavage… 🙂|
And I didn’t have to pinch him either, because flight suits are green. Ain’t he special. 😉
Last weekend I posted on the Facebook page about a service for women called Stitch Fix. I then got a few requests for more information, so here it is! I want to share because I think it’s awesome and you’ll love it, too!
But then I put it on and changed my mind. It’s nice and flowy (it’s the perfect twirling skirt) and I don’t really mind that it falls just below my knees. I’ve got a pink blouse and aqua necklace and a dark purple top already in my closet that I can’t wait to wear with this.
Brentwood Jersey Stripe Tiered Top – $68
Oy. More stripes. And coral? A pattern? Not me. But once again, I put it on and loved it. Funny how that works. I felt like the only non-solid maternity clothing options for me while I was pregnant were dots and stripes. I’m a little over stripes. I really didn’t want to try it on because it looked tiny. That and I was certain this would accentuate what’s left of my kangaroo pocket.
It is a little tight fitting, but I have already confidently worn this shirt casually with jeans and a cream knit sweater cardigan. But at $68, it felt overpriced. It’s thin and stretchy and there aren’t any hems. I kept it anyway and I’m debating altering it to make it a nursing top. It would be so easy to do!
Wynn Ikat Print Front Pocket Blouse – $48
I really, really, really like this top. I like the color and I like the pattern. I even like the tab sleeves and the see-through-ness of the material.
It is a little boxy and didn’t do much for my figure, though. It was comfortable and doesn’t require much in terms of accessories.
I wore it the other day to a baby shower and to a fini flight (a pilot’s final flight with a squadron – the pilot is met at his jet, tied up with duct tape, and hosed down with water by his fellow pilots…yeah, it’s a fighter pilot thing…) and got several compliments on it!
|We love our Baby Banz so we can visit dad at work!|
Aleah Heathered V-Neck Dolman Top – $48
This one threw me off at first glance (and it doesn’t look good on a hanger, sorry).
I didn’t think I would like the shape of it (webbed arms, anyone?).
|nevermind the sweatpants…|
Though I’m working hard on getting my body back, I don’t want all my clothes to be form-fitting. The bagginess of this top is actually what sold me. It is tight at the bottom and baggy everywhere else – I found it super flattering and so comfortable. I love the color, too. I have worn it dressed up with skinny jeans and around the house with yoga pants. It’s a little low-cut for me so I put a black nursing tank under it (which I wear under everything anyway) and it gave it a nice layered look. Flats, maybe a jean jacket, and a chunky necklace complete the look.
Who knew an accessory could have such a long important-sounding name?
It was way more than I would ever spend on jewelry. I can’t recall exactly how much it cost and I lost the invoice to the fireplace (we burn our paper), but I remember thinking it was kind of a lot. Jewelry doesn’t really work with the babe I’m carrying around all the time, but I kept it. Someday, I’ll wear necklaces that aren’t designed to be chew toys again. It was a little overwhelming because it is super chunky, but I like the colors and was feeling adventurous so I kept it. I think this would look kinda cute with just a plain white tee and skinny jeans. I’ll probably request no jewelry in my next fix, though.
Okay, so here’s how Stitch Fix works in a walnut shell:
- Sign up and complete the style profile.
- Pay $20 styling fee.
- Five items, picked to fit you and your style, arrive at your door.
Cut a hole in the container.
- You have three business days to decide what you want to keep and go online to purchase them.
- Return what you don’t like in a pre-paid envelope (provided).
- Go online and give feedback on each item to better design your next “fix.”
- Wear and enjoy your new clothes and accessories!
I tried to get a “fix” a few months after moving to Germany, but they wouldn’t ship to my military address. I contacted them and was less than impressed with their customer service. I gave up on them. But then a friend discovered that, lo and behold, Stitch Fix now ships to APO!!
If you’d like to give it a try, click here to get started! I mean, just one “fix” can’t hurt, right?