Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stitch Fix Review #6 :: Maternity Fix


I recently received my 6th Stitch Fix Box in the mail.  I wanted to try one more "maternity fix" for this pregnancy to get me through the last trimester!  I received the box on the first day of my third trimester and was excited to see what was included.  I asked for maternity items that might be good for a maternity photo session I have coming up next month.  I specifically asked for a maxi dress, cute tops and anything that would be good for post-partum and nursing. 

I apologize for the terrible photos, lighting and not showing myself in most of the pieces...it was late at night by the time I could try everything on, I looked terrible and just wasn't feeling it!  #tiredworkingpregnanttoddlermomproblems

You can read my other Stitch Fix experiences below:
Box #1
Box #2
Box #3 - Epic fail on my part...I still need to post this one!
Box #4
Box #5 - Maternity

What is Stitch Fix?

For those of you who aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, it is a styling service that sends you 5 pieces of clothing and/or accessories pulled specifically for you. Once you receive the items you can try on, take pictures and see how they will work into your wardrobe - all in the comfort of your own home.  You have three days to decide to keep the items or send them back.  If you keep all five items you will receive 20% off the entire purchase.  If you send all 5 items back you lose your $20 stylist fee that would have been applied to your purchase.  Everyone fills out a style and fit questionnaire, but you can be as picky or open as you want in your communications to your stylist.  Stitch Fix recently launched both Maternity and Petite options!

So what did I receive and keep...

Panama Colorblock Multistrand Necklace, $38

I didn't hate this necklace at all, but just know that I don't need it and would choose other items I already own before this one so it was an easy pass.  I'm really trying to declutter what I own, not add to it!  I think for future boxes, I will say no jewelry since this really isn't what I want in my boxes.

Verdict:  Pass



 
LA Made Maternity Cap Sleeve Dress, $68 {See photo above}

Although I didn't request this dress specifically, I saw it on another blogger and hoped I would receive it or something like it.  This dress is not only great for pregnancy, but is nursing-friendly with a flap over the bust that can be lifted when nursing.  I always love a little black dress, but this was VERY form-fitting and therefore did not look good with my big bump and large booty.  I don't even think a larger size would have worked. 

Verdict: Pass



Full Moon Scoop Neck Maternity Tunic, $58

This top had potential.  I told the stylist I love tunics and I think it is a great transitional piece from summer to fall, however it just didn't fit right.  The size I was given worked, but it was just too flowy for me.  It actually looked like I was wearing a bathing suit cover-up. 

Verdict:  Pass






Market & Spruce Chevron Maxi Dress, $88

I specifically requested a maternity maxi dress or skirt so I knew my stylist was listening when I pulled this out of the box.  Of everything I received, this was my favorite and it fit the best, however it still just missed the mark.  This dress was super comfortable and although it did fit me in most places, it was a little snug in the booty area {see a recurring theme} and I just knew that I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing it out.  I probably would have kept it to wear at home now and on maternity leave, but for $88 I knew I could do better for "lounge wear" so I sadly passed.   Sort of regretting this one now as it was so comfy, but oh well!

Verdict:  Sad pass





Market & Spruce Lace Trim Maternity Knit Top, $58

Unlike most everything else in my box that was just a little snug, this top was actually too big on me.  It was a loose, flowy top that would look great with jeans, but the arms were huge on me.  For what it was, I also don't think it's worth the $58 price tag. 

Verdict:  Easy pass 




FINAL THOUGHTS ::   Although I didn't keep anything, I still love Stitch Fix!  I could tell that my stylist really listened to what I was requesting.  Maxi Dress?  Check!  Transitional Pieces?  Check!  Nursing friendly?  Check!  We can just chalk this one up to being really hard to know sizing - especially when pregnant!  If you don't keep anything in your box, you typically lose the $20 styling fee, but since I had credits I didn't pay anything for this box. 

I will continue to receive Stitch Fix boxes, but plan to wait until after the baby comes and I'm itching for a few new pieces.  Maybe right before I return back to work from maternity leave. 

Check back next week to The Perfect Catch Blog when I talk about another Maternity Clothing site that I tried...this one was a winner with three pieces that are perfect for my third trimester!

If you want to give Stitch Fix a try, you can use my referral link here to sign-up. 
Note that I will receive a $25 credit if you sign-up.  Hopefully then someone will do the same for you...it's like subscription box karma!

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