Here we are, 8 months into this pregnancy and with a brand new Stitch Fix maternity review. The heat has had me in such a rut with my current maternity wardrobe, I was desperate to try on something fresh and different from the same five t-shirts and three bottoms I’ve been wearing to get through the summer. Most of the clothes that my stylist sent are perfectly suited for early fall (which still doesn’t help to get me through the crazy hot days), but it felt so refreshing to try on something new. And the clothes she sent my way were so, so cute! I really had the best time trying everything on and I can’t wait to show you what arrived in my fix this month.
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Pistacia Split Neck Maternity Blouse
First up was a floral Pistacia Split Neck Maternity Blouse from Daniel Rainn ($68). I have purchased several Daniel Rainn blouses from Stitch Fix over the years and they never disappoint. As much as I love a good floral print, I wasn’t exactly drawn to this blouse when I first took it out of the box. I thought the coloring was a little blah and wasn’t excited to try it on. I hastily threw on the blouse and couldn’t believe how quickly I fell in love with it!
As it turns out, the colors in the Pistacia Split Neck Maternity Blouse were perfect for the fall transition and the blouse had a very flattering drape for my body and the baby bump. I styled the blouse with a raw hem pair of maternity jeans, a gold and white Kendra Scott cuff bracelet and necklace and the Tory Burch flip flops I purchased last month with my Trunk Club credit.
I loved this entire outfit and was so tempted to keep the Pistacia Split Neck Maternity Blouse, but it simply wasn’t practical for my clothing needs right now. It’s still quite hot outside on most days – which isn’t ideal weather to wear a 3/4 sleeve polyester blouse with jeans. There’s also the fact that I dress for comfort 90% of the time and the sleeveless maternity blouse in my closet from my previous pregnancy hasn’t been worn once this entire summer. With all of that in mind, it made the most sense to return the blouse, even though I think it’s beautiful!
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Dina Leather Sandal
It’s always fun to get a pair of shoes in my fix and I couldn’t wait to try on the Dina Leather Sandal from Steve Madden ($59). I loved the fact that they were brown leather and had ankle straps. The Tory Burch sandals are great, but sometimes I want just a little more stability and ankle straps help to ensure that I won’t step out of the sandal by mistake and potentially hurt myself.
Dina Leather Sandal looked so cute on, but I knew right away that they were going back. My feet have started to swell a little bit from the pregnancy and the strap across my toes was just a little too tight to be comfortable. The ankle straps were also on the snug side (the only way I could buckle them was to use the very first notch on the strap.)
Just in case you’re curious, here’s a look at the shoes styled with a dress (more on the dress in a minute and seriously how cute is my little photo-bomber?) The Dina Leather Sandals were so cute, it really was such a shame to send them back.
Murphy Maternity Short Sleeve Knit Dress
Now that you’ve had a little peek at the dress that I tried on next, let me give you the full scoop. Say hello to the Murphy Maternity Short Sleeve Knit Dress from French Grey ($58). Much like the Daniel Rainn blouse, I wasn’t exactly blown away by the dress when I first took it out of the box. The navy color and dark florals felt a little too fall-ready and I could tell that the dress was going to be a little short on me. I always make a point to try everything on (at the very least to satisfy your curiosity as a reader of the blog). It wasn’t difficult to become an instant fan of the dress when I tried it on.
The feature of the dress that you can’t see is that it was incredibly soft. Even though the dress looked like I was really making an effort at my appearance, it felt like super-soft t-shirt material. The fit and drape were absolutely perfect, feminine and flattering. My biggest complaint was that the dress was shorter than my comfort level. I like short dresses to hit at the knee and this one was considerably higher – partly out of modesty and partly because my legs are always a ghostly white, even when the rest of me has gotten a little summer sun.
Even if the length wasn’t an issue, I was pretty sure this dress was going back to Stitch Fix. I already own enough maternity dresses that are the perfect mix of dressy and casual to keep my wardrobe interesting. With so few weeks left in my pregnancy, keeping this dress just didn’t seem practical. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from wearing it just a little bit longer! The Steve Madden Dina Leather Sandals were starting to hurt my feet so I traded them for the Tory Burch Miller Flip Flops that came in my Trunk Club shipment last month.
(Even though I was able to purchase the sandals with Trunk Club credit, I was still nervous to commit to keeping them. You may be interested to know that I finally started wearing the sandals a few times a week and I’m happy that I kept them!)
But anyway, back to the outfit. I switch the sandals and added the Lauderdale Knit Cardigan I received from Stitch Fix during my first pregnancy. It’s one of my all-time favorite cardigans and I love adding it as a warm layer any chance I get.
With or without a cardigan, this dress was so, so, so good and it took all of my willpower to send it back to Stitch Fix .
Tarani Maternity Button Back Knit Top
My stylist Blake also sent a few comfortable tops my way in this fix that were right up my alley. The first one I tried on was a purple 3/4 sleeve Tarani Maternity Button Back Knit Top from Ink Love & Peace ($54).
The top was soft, comfortable, a little bit nicer than most of my other casual tops, and a great staple to add to my closet. Best of all, it was long enough to pair with maternity leggings! I also paired the Tarani Maternity Button Back Knit Top with a simple silver necklace, my silver Kate Spade watch (similar here), and a pair of purple Rothy’s. This particular pair has sold out, but the Fig Python color is very similar. You can read more about why I love my Rothy’s in this blog post.
The Tarani Maternity Button Back Knit Top was comfortable, versatile, and I loved the soft purple color but I ultimately decided to send it back. It’s still a little too hot in Michigan to make regular use out of 3/4 sleeve tops and I’m concerned that temperatures won’t actually drop until right about the time that Baby Gavin is scheduled to arrive in early October.
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Alma Maternity Knit Top
If you’ve been keeping track, I tried on four great items this month, but there was something holding me back from purchasing any of the previous Stitch Fix clothes that I tried on. I must have unintentionally saved the best for last because the Alma Maternity Knit Top from Market & Spruce ($38) was exactly what my maternity wardrobe needed!
This short-sleeve gray top checked every item from my clothing must-have characteristics. It was soft, comfortable, lightweight, long enough to wear with leggings, and looked nicer than a plain t-shirt. (And as an added bonus, I found out that doesn’t really wrinkle at all after washing and air-drying!)
In a perfect world, I would have styled this top with a pair of black leggings, but I’m in my 8th month of pregnancy and it just sounded like too much work to take off one perfectly good pair of leggings and trade them for another pair. So navy leggings it is! I even kept the jewelry the same for this outfit because you just can’t go wrong with a simple necklace and a classic silver watch.
The Rothy’s didn’t quite coordinate with this outfit, so I traded them for a super-comfy pair of strappy sandals I picked up a few years ago (similar here).
That settled it. The Alma Maternity Knit Top from Market & Spruce was this month’s keeper. I’ve already worn the top several times and it has been so nice to have one more shirt in the rotation these days!
What I Kept and Returned from My Maternity Fix
This month’s Maternity Stitch Fix review was pretty straightforward, but here’s a quick recap of what I decided to keep and return from my 8-month maternity shipment. Aside from the shoes, everything was a perfect fit and this month’s Fix was a tough one to return.
Pistacia Split Neck Maternity Blouse from Daniel Rainn ($68) – return
Dina Leather Sandal from Steve Madden ($59) – return
Murphy Maternity Short Sleeve Knit Dress from French Grey ($58) – return
Tarani Maternity Button Back Knit Top from Ink Love & Peace ($54) – return
Alma Maternity Knit Top from Market & Spruce ($38) – KEEP
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PS – If all goes according to plan, I will have one last Stitch Fix maternity review to share with you before Baby Gavin arrives next month!
Carol Figgatt says
You looked fabulous in everything!!
Maria Gavin says
You are too kind – but I will take the compliment :)
Really liked that first top, but I don’t blame you for keeping the last one. That dress was adorable but I see what you mean about the length. I’ve had that problem with several Stitchfix dresses. And I’m only 5’3, I’m sure it must really be a struggle for you!
Maria Gavin says
I LOVED that first top too! It was so adorable. And yes, I share your struggle with the too-short dresses. I have received several from Stitch Fix over the years that are better suited to my height. I find that it helps to EXPLICITLY ask for dresses that touch the knee in your style profile in the “ABOUT YOU” section.