Not gonna lie, I was really nervous about getting this first Stitch Fix postpartum in the mail. I don’t care what size you were before you had your baby or what size you are after– your body just did something wicked cool and it’s going to be a while before you feel like yourself again. It’s also going to be a while before you recognize the figure you see in the mirror.
What I’m trying to say is that I can’t button my pants.
Yes, making a human is beautiful and miraculous and blah blah blah but it’s also physically draining and an itsy bit, well… disfiguring. It’s like when my brother’s Stretch Armstrong needed to recuperate after we tied his arms to the banister and pulled him across the living room by his legs. Like me, his body was never quite the same (one of his arms was forever shriveled and skinny and about an inch longer than the other) and he probably dealt with some insecurities regarding his shape (unlike me though, he eventually sprung a leak, proving that his biceps were in fact made of ambiguous 1990s goo).
So, when I wrote a note to my Stitch Fix stylist this go around, it basically just said, “Go easy on me. I made a new human with my body.” I asked for casual pieces that would transition well into summer and for items that could accommodate my post-baby shape. I think my stylist did a bang-up job and, since everything actually fit, she’s probably got a Nobel Peace Prize in her future.
Okie dokie– now for the fun part…
((Notice the cute little photo buddy who joined me halfway through. Little Dude had a meltdown when he realized I was outside in the nice weather and he was expected to stay in with Dad and Fran.))
((Emmett Boyfriend Jean by Kut From The Cloth)) When I pulled these out of the box and saw they were in my pre-baby jean size, I felt my heart sink a little. I didn’t have high hopes but I tried them and THEY FIT (and then the heavens opened and a dove perched on my shoulder and it rained peanut m&ms). These jeans have a bit of stretch to them but the waistband is particularly forgiving so I can button them without laying flat on my back while praying to the patron saint of muffin tops. I’ve never had a pair of “boyfriend” jeans but I like the slouchy fit and I love the versatility of this style. I wish they were a tad more distressed looking. But, then again, THEY FIT so…
((Topanga Flutter Sleeve Blouse by Skies are Blue)) This is a pretty little top with some girly lace details at the neck and hem. It was cute enough but didn’t do much for my figure, especially in the side view. Could be good for Spring though and it looked nice with the jeans.
((Avah Knit Top by Market And Spruce)) This is the only item I’ve ever gotten in a fix that I 100% did not like. It just seemed to miss the mark somehow. It wasn’t my style, had an odd fit, and the pattern was very blah. I’ll be sending it back.
((Joey Button Up by Staccato)) Over a year ago, I asked my stylist for a chambray shirt but nothing was ever available in my size so I was super excited about this one! The fabric was ultra soft and thin enough to be cool for spring and summer. I feel like I would wear this a lot.
((Vail Striped Maxi Skirt by Gilli)) Here’s the thing– this skirt was so so thin and so so breezy but that meant you could so so see my underwear. It was super comfy but it would be hard to overcome the undergarment issue. Also, I kept a maxi skirt from my last fix. Also it was a bit preppy when lately I’ve been feeling more comfy/slouchy/unpolished. It looks great with the Joey Button Up, though…
Decision time. Which of these are keepers? Which of these should I throw back? Also, isn’t Sim getting big!? Look how small he was when I got my first fix. Kills me.
How Stitch Fix works: Fill out your Style Profile and their personal stylists will handpick a “Fix” of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest. ((Haven’t tried Stitch Fix yet? I suggest you give it a whirl. Treat yo self HERE.))