I have been doing Stitch Fix for about 3 years now, with a long pause during pregnancy #3. While Stitch Fix offers maternity clothes, I never felt like they understood how to properly dress a bump. One time I was sent a PONCHO that was so offensive over my ginormous belly, all I could do was laugh. Then cry. Then laugh a little more.
I’m now eight months post-partum, and finally back into some pre-maternity clothes. Notice I said “some” as there are still “some” that definitely don’t fit. Some of my favorite pre-maternity pieces were from Stitch Fix, so I was excited to schedule my next one. So excited that I even opened up my price point from “Cheap as hell” to “not so cheap.” Hey, at 34, you have to live a little.
In my note to my lovely stylist Crystal, I requested colored denim, low heeled chunky booties, a blazer with interesting details, something from the RD Style brand and a vest.
Item #1: RD Style Donny Cowl Neck Pullover – $68
Two of my all-time favorite pieces are from RD Style, so I specifically asked for something by them hoping for another hall-of-famer. I’m sad to say this one won’t be joining the ranks. I’m sure this looks lovely on someone else, but not on me. The oatmeal color is just blah, and the material is a open knit wool that somehow makes you feel hot and cold at the same time.
Status: Sent back with glee
Item #2: Pixley Croix Collarless Knit Blazer – $78
This was an interesting one. I had asked for a blazer in a previous fix and got a plain navy blue one that did not appear very well made for the $68 price tag. This time I told my Stitch Fix stylist that I was willing to expand my price point for something that was a higher quality and/or had some interesting detail. The Pixley Croix Collarless Knit Blazer definitely fit the bill. It’s made up of a heavy black material with sheer lace sleeves. It was that great mix of girly and rock-and-roll that I’m always trying to achieve. I could picture wearing it on a date night with a flowy top and colored jeans. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of those things in my closet right now, so back to Stitch Fix it goes.
Status: Sent back and will probably regret it
Item #3: Diba Triumph Cutout Booties – $95
These, in theory, are so stinking cute. I love the color and I loved the cutout. I imagined wearing them to the park, tucked into leggings with a chunky sweater and a Starbucks latte in my hand, marveling as my beautiful, well-behaved children expertly crossed the monkey bars without any help. But reality quickly set in when I tried to actually put them on my feet. Oh, how I tried. There are no zippers or give to these slip-on boots. It took a good five minutes and several attempts to shoe horn my foot in these booties, and at one point the shoe went flying across the room. They are very narrow and not for the wide-footed woman. Plus, when I really inspected it up close, I could already see stitching coming undone and the “leather” looked more like plastic. I would expect much, much more from a $95 shoe.
Status: Bye, Felicia!
Item #4: Lila Ryan Liza Colored Skinny Jean – $98
The note from my stylist assured me that wine-colored jeans were “the” item of the season. She also sent these in a long length since I’m 5’11”. Let me tell you, these were the softest jeans ever! I don’t even know if you can classify them as jeans – more like sweatpants that you can wear to the office, and I mean that as a compliment! Unfortunately, this soft wine-colored pair of sweetness did not want to button over my 8 month post-partum belly. I take a few deep breaths to prevent a meltdown.
Status: Sadly sent back, and vowed to start exercising (I haven’t started)
Item #5: Market & Spruce Jahana Cargo Vest – $68
Vests are kind of my thing. My favorite thing about winter is I get to pull out my collection of puffy vests. There are monogrammed ones, plain ones, patterned ones, you name it. Basically, I REALLY like vests, so I was thrilled to see this one in my box. Even more thrilled to see that it had a ton of pockets for keys, sippy cups and whatever other random things my three-year old “gifts” to me, along with a hood. A total score!
Status: Keeper! Eagerly wore it to work and 50 other places
The Final Verdict
It wasn’t a 5 out of 5, but it was still a good one. My Stitch Fix stylist Crystal really tried and gave me every single thing I asked for, which was awesome.
Do you have any Stitch Fix favorite items that you would recommend for a post-baby body?