It's that time again – time for my monthly Stitch Fix post! This fix is especially exciting for me because it's my first Stitch Fix Maternity review. Yes, you read that correctly. Stitch Fix offers maternity clothes as well! As you probably know by now, Rob and I are looking forward to the birth of our first child in July. There are so many changes happening in our household right now and my body is just one of them. At 17 weeks, my clothes are fitting differently and it is so refreshing to have someone else who understands my personal style hand-pick clothes to make my second trimester a little more stylish. I am so excited to share this fix with you – plus we are giving away a $50 Stitch Fix gift card again this month so make sure you read all the way to the end of the post for your chance to win.
This post contains affiliate links, including my Stitch Fix referral link. I receive a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of my links, which helps support the blog. Rob and I only share links to products and brands that we love and Stitch Fix is no exception. I hope you enjoy my very first Stitch Fix Maternity review!
All About Stitch Fix
Before I dive into my fix, let me take a quick minute to answer some basic questions about Stitch Fix and how this amazing service works.
What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that matches customers with their own personal stylist. The fun begins when you complete a FREE style profile. This simple questionnaire only takes a few minutes to complete and it is your chance to answer some basic questions about your size and style preferences.
How much does Stitch Fix cost? It's totally free to complete your style profile. You don't have to enter your credit card information and there is no obligation to purchase anything. When you are ready, you can schedule your first fix. At this point, you will be connected with a personal stylist who will hand-pick five items just for you. You will be charged a $20 styling fee for the service, which is automatically deducted from the cost of any clothes you wish to keep. Shipping and returns are always free.
How much do the clothes from Stitch Fix cost? According to the Stitch Fix website, the average price of a Stitch Fix garment is $55. I have received items with a higher price than this, and this month three of the items in my fix were priced under $55. One section of your style profile allows you to set price limits for different kinds of clothes (tops, bottoms, accessories, etc.) The lowest tier price cleverly says “the cheaper the better.” The highest tier is $200+. They really do offer a wide range of clothes to fit a variety of budgets.
Is Stitch Fix a subscription service? I don't want to commit to monthly fixes. While many men and women (like myself) receive regular fixes, it does not have to be a subscription service. You have the option of automating your fixes, or scheduling them one at a time as needed. Some people only get one fix per season, others might take a break for six months (or longer.) You can do whatever fits your style and budget needs.
What happens when my clothes arrive? Your fix will arrive neatly packaged in a Stitch Fix box which has complete information about the home-try on and check out process. It will also include a personalized note from your stylist and a style card for each item that shows a few ways to wear each piece. You have three days to try the items on in the comfort of your own home. I recommend using each piece to create an outfit instead of just making sure it fits (this is a great opportunity to ensure that you will actually have a use for every item you choose to keep).
How do I purchase or return the clothes? After you have tried on all of your clothes, the checkout process is super easy. Just log in to StitchFix.com or sign in with the Stitch Fix iPhone app. Provide feedback about the price, style, and fit of each piece and give any general thoughts you have about the clothes. You'll have a chance to indicate which items you wish to keep and which clothes you plan to return. Place any garments to return in the pre-paid shipping envelope and drop it off at your local USPS. You will only be charged for the clothes you keep. It's so easy!
Does Stitch Fix offer a discount? YES! If you decide to keep everything from your fix, you will automatically save 25% on your entire purchase! There have been a few occasions where I kept my entire fix and I loved saving 25%. You can check out one of my all-time favorite fixes in this blog post.
Can I earn credit toward future fixes? Absolutely. Once you complete your style profile you will be given a personalized referral link that you can share with your friends. You will receive a $25 credit any time someone signs up for Stitch Fix and orders a shipment.
Is Stitch Fix just for women? Not at all! Stitch Fix offers personal styling services for men and women alike. My husband, Rob, loves his fixes just as much as I love mine. You can read more about Stitch Fix Men in this blog post.
My Stitch Fix Maternity Shipment
I know you're here to read all about my very first Stitch Fix Maternity review so I won't keep you waiting any longer. You may recall that I got a new stylist last month. Patrice did a wonderful job and I was really hoping she would style me again. To my surprise, however, I was styled by Jodi this month. Which means that I've now had three stylists in three months.
This change was for a good reason, though. Jodi is a part of the Stitch Fix Maternity styling team. I never gave it any thought before, but it makes sense that they have maternity “specialists” at Stitch Fix that are tuned in to the unique style needs of pregnant women's bodies and how best to dress them in a way that is flattering and comfortable. So I happily said “hello” to Jodi!
Here's what she came up with for my very first maternity fix.
Albans Henley Maternity Blouse – Return
After 45 fixes, a lot of beautiful blouses from Daniel Rainn have found their way into my closet and are some of my favorite wardrobe staples. Which is why I was so excited to see the Albans Henley Maternity Blouse from Daniel Rainn Maternity ($68) come my way. I had no idea Daniel Rainn made maternity clothes, but I was so excited try try the blouse on. The black tab-sleeve blouse had a unique abstract print that sort of reminded me of flowers.
The blouse was beautiful, flowy, and just my style. Even though I was only 13 weeks at the time (and my baby bump was only showing a little), this maternity blouse had a great and flattering fit.
Our Michigan winter has been quite cold for the past few weeks so I styled the Albans Henley Maternity Blouse to wear in cooler temperatures. I love wearing heavy black skinny pants in the winter because they are sleek enough to wear with riding boots, but the heavy material makes them look so much nicer (and more professional) than plain black leggings. On went my new maternity ponte pants (similar here) and Naturalizer riding boots. I also wore my black Fossil watch (I love this new style) and the Perry Street Olivia necklace that came in my Rocksbox.
Of course, the real fun of blouses is dressing them up for more special occasions. I kept on the ponte pants and accessories and traded my black riding boots for a pair of black heels (similar here). And just like that, my ensemble had a whole new evening look.
Don't let the blouse fool you, I promise there's a baby bump hiding under there!
I adored this blouse, but right now I have many flowy blouses from Daniel Rainn in my closet. I'm not sure how long it will be until my belly outgrows them, but I know I have some time. I decided to return this blouse only because I didn't need it and it was the financially responsible thing to do. But I can assure you, it was so hard to say goodbye to this blouse!
Recreate the Look
Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean – Keep
I had asked my Stitch Fix stylist to send clothes that would help me get through the awkward in-between phase that my body is going through right now. (Like the fact that just about all of my tops still fit, but very few of my pants are comfortable enough to wear.)
With that in mind, Jodi sent the most wonderful jeans my way. The Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean from Liverpool ($78) are definitely not maternity pants. But they have a lot of stretch and a very forgiving waistband and are perfect for this phase of my pregnancy. I have received several pairs of stretchy Liverpool pants from Stitch Fix and they are often in my winter wardrobe rotation. I had no idea they made a denim version of these incredible pants!
Truth be told, I'm pretty sure the Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean basically a heavyweight, super stretchy jegging. They don't have a zipper or buttons, which makes for a very comfortable experience.
You probably already know that I favor draped clothing styles over form-fitting pieces. Pregnancy has definitely not changed that perspective, but I wanted to give you a sense of how the jeans fit without hiding them behind a long flowy cardigan. So these photos are just for you. Take it in quickly and keep on scrolling :)
I was so undecided about these jeans. I absolutely loved them. They fit great (for now) and were so comfortable. But I was really concerned about how long I would actually be able to wear them, especially when they have a $78 price tag. I eventually asked Rob what he thought. Rob didn't even hesitate. He just said I should buy them. One day, eventually, I will start to get my body back and it's my hope that these will be a good option for when I don't quite fit into my pre-pregnancy pants, but I am ready to start saying “goodbye” to maternity pants.
And if I only fit in them for the next two weeks and never get back down to my pre-pregnancy size, it will also be ok. I can always sell them on @MariaSellsThings or in the Stitch Fix Buy, Sell, Trade Facebook Group.
That settled it. I decided to keep the Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean!
I searched around on the internet and I'm pretty sure I found the same jeans in different washes for the exact same price. Click any of the images below to shop:
Ciara Flannel Infinity Scarf – Keep
The Liverpool jeans were so comfortable, I just couldn't take them off. So I kept them on while I tried on the Ciara Flannel Infinity Scarf from Octavia ($34) that came in my Stitch Fix Maternity shipment.
I love scarves but infinity scarves are usually my least-favorite style. I tend to prefer traditional scarves and blanket scarves because they are so much more fun to drape and experiment with. The funny thing was, this Ciara Flannel Infinity Scarf actually had the fullness of a blanket scarf. It was too good to send back. This was another keeper!
Recreate the Look
See the Rest of My Fix
With three wonderful items already tried on, I was so excited to see what else Jodi had included in my very first Stitch Fix Maternity shipment. Click over to the second page of this post to see the rest of my fix and enter to win a $50 Stitch Fix gift card! You'll also find my usual monthly Stitch Fix link up on the second page. See you there!