Applying that realization to the last four years of my life:
November 2010 - August 2011: Pregnant with Tory (9 months)
September 2011 - January 2013: Postpartum (17 months)
February 2013 - November 2013: Pregnant with Aden (9 months)
December 2013 - May 2015: Postpartum (18 months)
Not pregnant! No announcement here!
So, this is basically the first time I've had my body back to my "normal" since 2010 -- and guess what? I like it! Of course, I wouldn't trade those baby-making years for all the money in the world, but I'll admit it is nice to feel like myself again after all this time.
After being a few different shapes and sizes in the past four years, it's time to rejuvenate my closet with items that fit my body now and make me feel beautiful. To assist in doing so, I recently upped my Stitch Fix subscription to receive a shipment once a month (vs. every other month like I'd received before). I need some new clothes that fit my stay-at-home-mom life today and more specifically, pants that don't fall off my waist the second I pull them on.
I was nervous about adjusting sizes in my Stitch Fix style profile because what if they only ship me teeny tiny clothes that I'll have to return! but once again, my stylist Lisa killed it. In my note to her, I explained I was transitioning down a pant size and asked her to send me some new skinny jeans. I also requested some cute tops for summer.
Here's what I received in my 7th Stitch Fix subscription box:
Just Black Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jeans
*I'm finally getting around to reviewing my Stitch Fix shipment three weeks after its arrival and I have to say, these jeans are my favorite things EVER. I wear them almost every day, and I love the way they make me feel.
Daniel Rainn Tolley Crochet Panel Top
I loved this top initially. It's floral pattern and crochet detail were sweet and romantic, but real talk: it took me a solid three minutes to pull this top over my head. Seriously, getting dressed shouldn't be so difficult! The top included an attached camisole underneath the lightweight fabric which was great -- but I couldn't get the two straightened out and over my head together for the life of me.
In all seriousness, I debated keeping this top because it really was so pretty, but it felt too delicate for my daily stay-at-home-mom life. I liked it, but I didn't love it ... so back it went.
VERDICT: Sent back
Liverpool Maddie Straight Leg Jeans
I slipped on the second pair of jeans in this Fix and loved them too. These straight-leg jeans weren't a grand slam like the ankle-length skinny jeans, but I did like how they fit (seriously, how does Stitch Fix manage to send jeans that fit so perfectly?) and I needed a second pair of jeans that fit my new waist size in a major way.
Ark n Co Quane Embroidered Split Back Top
I wasn't a fan of this top at all. It hit my waist in a higher spot than I thought it should, and I didn't like the split / open back. Unlike the previous crochet top, it did not include a camisole underneath. I added my own, and was just meh about it.
VERDICT: Sent back
Fun2Fun Abriel Crochet Detail Blouse
Loved this top the minute I laid eyes on it. I would have never picked this fun, flirty pattern off the shelves myself, but I think it's great how my stylist pushed me out of my comfort zone to try it. It's one of the best assets of Stitch Fix, in my opinion. This top is summer-y and fun, and exactly what I was hoping for when I asked for more tops to wear during the warmer months. I loved the crochet detail on the shoulders, too!
In all, I kept three out of five items in my 7th Stitch Fix box, and I really liked everything but the one white top with the open back. It's been a few weeks since I received this Fix, and I've already worn each item several times. Success!
Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself? It's super fun!
- Go to stitch fix.com and complete a style profile. Please use my referral code! https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3941702
- A Stitch Fix stylist picks out five items for you based on your style preferences, and ships them directly to your doorstep. You pay a $20 styling fee for the service.
- Try the items on in the comfort of your own bedroom with the convenience of having your own shoes, clothing and accessories to coordinate.
- Check-out online at stitchfix.com and leave feedback on each item for your stylist.
- Mail back any items you don't want in the pre-paid envelope. USPS will pick up the envelope right from your doorstep -- just schedule a pick-up online at usps.com.
- If you keep all five items in your Fix, you get 25% off your order!