My First Fix

Being pregnant comes with all sorts of challenges.  In the grand picture of pregnancy, a minor problem that occurs daily is getting dressed.  It has been difficult to learn how to put together an outfit for my new body.  A body that I am proud of with every kick of my amazing baby girl.  So, how do I dress myself with that pride?  I can tell you that heading out to the mall and trying on clothes in a dressing room sounds horrible.  I felt defeated in an area I truly love, CLOTHES!

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Then I heard that Stitch Fix has maternity clothes!!  I can get a box  delivered to my front door and try clothes on in the privacy of my own home, all for $20.  I’ve signed up for once a month but you can choose how often you want to receive clothes and it’ll be $20 for each fix.

 

After I filled out a style profile to let the stylist know what I’m looking for I scheduled my first fix delivery.

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I loved opening up the package and getting a note from the stylist to explain everything.

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The inspiration that comes with the letter helps remind me what I already have in my closet and gets me excited about the potential outfits I can create! Something I haven’t felt in awhile.

Now it’s time to try the outfits on! I thought I should treat this like a dressing room and only show you the outfits I like? NO! I’m going to show you what looks good and not so great.

First I tried out the Liverpool maternity jeans with the Hattan knit top.

Let’s start with the jeans.  I NEVER WANT TO TAKE THEM OFF! Yes, I’m yelling at you because that is my exact reaction when I showed my husband. They feel like pajama bottoms and they don’t give you the maternity jean saggy booty. My first fix is off to a great start.  These are $78 which is the most I’ve ever spent on jeans but I knew they would be worth it.

Now for the top {$54}.  I always think I’m going to wear a shirt like this and then it sits in my closet. I liked it, a simple top that fit me well but I just didn’t love it. In the maybe pile it went.

 

Next top, the Aldrich knit top {$48}.  Look at that sassy back!  I like this one but wish there was more going on in the front.  The fit was great and it was comfortable! Off to the maybe pile.

Last top, Pennellas knit top {$48}. Wow, is this a comfy shirt!  I just fell in love with it when I put it on. With the most comfy jeans ever and this top I felt so so comfortable.  I like that this wasn’t a plain or a floral top which I feel like are the only options sometimes with maternity clothing. This is going in the yes pile!

I had to take off my new favorite outfit and try on the Tahj Maternity Jersey Maxi dress {$78}.  Being pregnant in the summer I’m sure you’ll see me in maxi dresses… a lot. Before I put the dress on I thought I would love it, just a reminder to always try things on. When I looked in the mirror I didn’t love it on me.  The top fit me a little strange and the pattern on the bottom wasn’t super flattering on me.  This is heading into the no pile.

 

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I’ve tried everything on and it’s time to go to my account and let them know what I’ll be keeping. I decided to take my maybe pile and transfer them into the no pile.  I didn’t have the budget to just buy for fun and I want to make sure I can buy everything I love each month.  What I’m not keeping goes into a pre-paid envelope and my yes pile heads straight into my closet. Grand total… $106!

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HAVE A HAPPY SHOE DAY!!

I Went To Target For A Card & Frozen Shrimp

I’m sure many of you can relate to this.  My husband was out of town on business and his flight was delayed.   I wanted to buy him a sweet card to welcome him home because every once in awhile I like to be thoughtful and romantic.  The next thing on my grocery list was shrimp.  That is all I had to get at target yet because the cards are on one side of the store and the frozen shrimp is on the other I made a pit stop in the shoe section which led me to the clothes.

Purchases

Now besides getting those 2 things I also have my new outfit I’m going to wear!

Did I try to talk myself out of the purchases? Yes, of course! Then I also realized that these things should have been on my list to pick up.  Let me tell you why…

WEDGES

Believe it or not out of the 124 shoes I own I don’t have a pair of cork wedges.  These are perfect for any summer outfit. Plus, all flip flops and sandals  are 20% off at Target.

FLIP FLOPSAs I mentioned flip flops were also 20% off and because I am a high heel lover I only have about 3 pairs that I’ve had for years and years. Its time for an upgrade. (To let you in on another secret I took shoes out of my cart that I was going to buy!!)

Now that I’m done with in the shoe sections and only walked away with 2 new pairs (success) its time to head over to get the frozen shrimp… hang on, there is a really cute shirt!

Blouse

 

Normally this type of shirt isn’t my style but I want to start wearing more blouse like tops.  And, since I’m now officially just shopping for fun I thought lets look through these shirts.  I decided to go with the bright yellow! Oh and this shirt is on sale online if you like it.

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I ended up adding my navy blue pants that I got at Nordstrom Rack to my new top and wedges and essentially I picked my outfit out for work while I was there there.

 

I did end up getting my frozen shrimp but not before I bought lawn chairs! Does this happen to anyone else?  You run to a store for 1 or 2 things and the next things you know you spend nearly $100!

 

Have a Happy Shoe Day!