After three years as a loyal Stitch Fix customer, it was so exciting to receive my very first Stitch Fix Maternity shipment. I had requested pieces to get me through the awkward phase of my early second trimester since I won't be needed all-out maternity clothes for a few more months. I couldn't wait to see what my new stylist, Jodi, had included in my fix this month. If you are just now joining the fun, make sure you also hop over to the first page of this post to see the first three items Jodi had selected for me.
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Apollo Lace Back Open Cardigan – Return
Jodi also included a navy blue Apollo Lace Back Open Cardigan from Tea N Rose ($54) in my Stitch Fix Maternity shipment. I love how Stitch Fix appreciates a pregnant woman's budget and the fact that she can still wear a number of non-maternity items throughout her pregnancy. This cardigan wasn't a maternity item, but it would (hopefully) continue to fit throughout the coming months.
I really loved the fit, feel and style of the Apollo Lace Back Open Cardigan. It was lightweight, but provided enough warmth for a chilly day and it was a perfect fit – it was not too baggy, the sleeves were long enough, and it had a great tailored look.
And the lace detail in the back was so pretty.
I was so tempted to keep the Apollo Lace Back Open Cardigan. Ultimately, I decided to return it because of the color. I don't usually gravitate toward navy blue. Had this sweater been tan, blush or gray, I would have kept it in a heartbeat! Who knows, maybe Jodi will send one in my next fix!
Recreate the Look
Kamile Knit Maternity Dress – Keep
I don't know about you, but I always peek at my fix in the Stitch Fix app. I took one look at the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress from Gilli ($54) and thought, “No, no, no.” It looked like a jersey knit dress that was going to cling everywhere and make me completely self-conscious. Pregnant or not, jersey dresses are not really my thing.
A few days later, my fix arrived, I looked at the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress and no surprise – it was made of cotton jersey. I gritted my teeth, tried it on … and kinda fell in love.
Yes, the jersey from the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress was clingy, but the cut of the dress was very flattering. It had plenty of ruching to soften the appearance of my new curves. And I was pleased to discover that the arm holes were perfectly proportioned. Sleeveless dresses and I do not always get along because the arm holes are often cut way too big and I end up revealing a little more than I bargained for. Not the case with the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress.
I love that the dress was a perfect fit when I tried it on at 13 weeks and I could be assured that it would fit throughout my pregnancy since it is an actual maternity dress. Even though it was a very flattering jersey dress, I wanted to add a little something to add interest and draw the eye away from my pregnancy curves. I discovered a blue and purple printed scarf in my closet (similar here) that was a perfect match to the dress.
I've never attempted to use any of my scarves as wraps before, but apparently I should look to them more often. This scarf worked perfectly as a wrap and added the perfect amount of polish to the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress!
I have no idea how long I will be lucky enough to actually wear heels (similar here) without falling victim to swelling as this pregnancy continues. I only wear heels on really special occasions (even when I'm not pregnant) so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I will get to wear this exact outfit to a special occasion later this spring.
Recreate the Look
Warm weather in Michigan is a long way off, so I wanted to try and repurpose the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress for cooler temperatures. Turns out, all I needed was a pair of black riding boots, black tights, and a denim jacket.
Admittedly, the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress is about two inches longer than I prefer to wear with a tall pair of boots, but I'm sure that will be remedied in the coming weeks as my belly continues to grow.
I'm thrilled that this dress will fit well into my school wardrobe. I think I'll just wait until the temperatures rise above 40 degrees to wear it.
Just in case there was any doubt at this point, I will go ahead and declare that the Kamile Knit Maternity Dress turned out to be a keeper and no one was more surprised than me! It just goes to show the importance of trying everything in your fix on – even if you're certain that you are going to hate it.
Recreate the Look
What I Kept from my Maternity Fix
Here's a quick recap of what I decided to keep (and return) from my very first Stitch Fix Maternity shipment!
Albans Henley Maternity Blouse from Daniel Rainn Maternity ($68) – return
Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean from Liverpool (78) – keep
Ciara Flannel Infinity Scarf from Octavia ($34) – keep
Apollo Lace Back Open Cardigan from Tea N Rose ($54) – return
Kamile Knit Maternity Dress from Gilli ($54) – keep
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