A month or two ago I received my first Maternity Stitch Fix. I was so excited to see what was inside because I went to the launch of Maternity and Petites back in March (when I didn't even know I was pregnant yet!) and saw a lot of really cute pieces.
Unfortunately, my first box was really disappointing, so much so that I didn't even want to blog about it. I tried everything in the box on in about 5 minutes, before deciding to send it all back. I usually end up considering at least one item in the box, but there wasn't anything in that box that I even thought I might like.
I decided to give Maternity Stitch Fix one more try because Laura and Courtney always seemed to have great luck with their maternity fixes, and the options out there for maternity clothes are very slim. And also, because it's usually pretty fun, even if I don't love everything I'm sent.
If you're wondering what Stitch Fix is, or how it works... It's a personal shopping service, and all you have to do to get started is fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest! The styling fee is $20, and if you pick something from your fix that fee is applied to whatever you decided to buy!
If you've never tried Stitch Fix before I highly recommend giving it at least one try. It is so much fun! And if you do decide to sign up please use my referral link --- thank you thank you thank you!
For this box I requested Angela, one of the stylists I met at the event, to be my stylist since she seemed really knowledgeable and had great style of her own. I'm so glad they were able to have her do my fix. When I opened the box I had a really good feeling about the pieces she'd picked for me.
Let me preface this review my saying that styling pregnant women is a challenge. It's really hard to shop for maternity clothes. You're constantly growing, which makes picking flattering styles really hard. You're uncomfortable, so nothing feels right, and you know you'll only be needing these pieces for a few short months, or just 9 more weeks in my case, which makes it hard to commit. It's pretty much mission impossible.
So, let me show you what came in my box...
Item #1: Lanni Contrast Hem Maternity Knit Top by Madigan ($54) - My first thought as I tried this top on was that it was a little itchy. It's rayon and polyester, which immediately turned me off because I expect tees to be cotton, especially when I'm usually really warm these days. I won't tolerate being uncomfortable unless it's for a really really cute piece of clothing.
Item #2: Loxie Button Down Maternity Blouse by Full Moon ($54) - This top is sheer and requires a tank or cami to be worn under it. The print is nice for fall and I could see myself wearing it for Thanksgiving or something, but the material doesn't lend itself well to my routine of playing with Owen and going to the park or working in the classroom. Although I like it, it's just not practical for me in the next 9 weeks.
Item # 3: Potina Draped Cardigan by 41Hawthorn ($68) - I really liked how thick this lined cardigan is. I could easily wear just a tank under it and not feel too cold. It would also be easy to nurse in. I did not, on the other hand, love the color. I felt a little bit like Santa wearing it, which had as much to do with the color as it did with my large belly. I would probably have bought this if it were navy.
Item #4: Jaylie Cowl Neck Colorblocked Poncho by THML ($88.00) - This poncho is totally cute, and I really liked it. I requested one in my fix thinking it would be great during the last couple cooler months of this pregnancy, and then would transition well into Winter / nursing. What I didn't think about is that it would make me look and feel like a HOUSE. Maybe it's the heavy knit too that contributed to that, but I just didn't see myself wanting to wear it until after the baby comes, and I'm sure I'd be able to find something for less at Marshall's.
Verdict: Returned, sadly
Item #5: Nyla Maternity Faux Leather Detail Ponte Legging by Rune ($64.00) - I didn't want to try these on when I was taking pictures for this post because it was so hot that day, but I did try and them on later that night when it cooled down. They fit well and looked pretty cute, but I couldn't let myself spend this much on leggings I would only wear for a couple more months.
You can see a few of my other Stitch Fix reviews here:
What are your thoughts on the items I was sent? Would you have kept anything?