A couple weeks ago I got my summer Stitch Fix box in the mail. This was my first true maternity Fix, and I was very excited, because I definitely needed some summer maternity clothes. I didn’t have much maternity stuff left from previous pregnancies, and of what I did have, most of it was for cooler weather. Plus, with not being able to go out and shop right now, this was perfect timing to request some comfy maternity clothes for summer from my stylist. I really needed some maternity shorts and some casual, versatile tops.
I got a shipment back in March, but I never did a review here on the blog. It was right when quarantine was starting, and I was first trimester kind of tired, and honestly just didn’t feel like it. I only kept one item from the box – a maternity tank top. There were a couple of other items that I liked, but just couldn’t justify spending the money. Like a $98 pair of leggings and a $98 gray stretchy denim jacket. There’s no way I’m spending $98 on black leggings, which I already have 5 pair of, and as much as I liked the jacket, I just didn’t think I’d get enough wear out of it to spend the money. The other items were two maternity tops – one which was sort of short and I didn’t think it would grow well with my belly, and the other was three-quarter length sleeves, and since the majority of my pregnancy will be during the hot summer months, I didn’t think I’d get much wear out of it either. The striped tank pictured below is the only thing I kept.
Item #1: Market & Spruce Alma Maternity Knit Top – Grey
I LOVE tops like this! This is exactly what I was hoping for when I requested “comfy, casual maternity tops” from my stylist. The material is so soft, and it can be worn several different ways – with denim/colored shorts, leggings, jeans, or athletic shorts. It can also be layered with a sweater or kimono (shown further below). I actually took the tags off of this and wore it the night it came in the mail with a pair of pajama pants for a late night social distancing hang out with some girlfriends!
Item #2: Liverpool Maternity Roll Cuff Denim Short
These shorts fit perfectly and I will definitely be getting a ton of wear out of them this summer.
Item #3: Market & Spruce Alma Knit Maternity Top – Navy
This is actually the same as the gray top, just in a different color, so of course I love it! Super soft and versatile.
Item #4: Emory Park Caley Open Kimono
I love to layer my clothes, but normally this happens in the fall/winter when I can wear sweaters. I don’t have anything like this kimono, and since it’s short sleeves and so lightweight and breezy, it will be perfect for layering in the summer! It goes with both of the other tops I received in this box. I think it will also go well with white, and it can be worn past my pregnancy. Plus I love the colors! Keeper!
Item #5: French Grey Melcy Brushed Knit Dress
This one was a disappointment. It is not flattering on me AT ALL! And it’s not maternity, so I wouldn’t really be able to wear it until next year. I do like the print, and I like that it’s flowy, but the cut at the top doesn’t do much for my arms. The arm holes are cut really big, so you can see my bra underneath my arms. Also I hate strapless bras, so anything that forces me to wear one is probably going to be an automatic NO.
With all that being said though, I actually did end up keeping it because it was $10 cheaper to keep it and get the 25% buy all discount. I plan to see if it fits my sister, and if not, maybe I’ll find someone who wants it!
Overall I was very happy with this Fix! I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of the first four items throughout my pregnancy. Maybe I can find someone who wants this dress! If not, I still saved $10.
Market & Spruce Maternity Knit Top ($38): Keep
Liverpool Maternity Denim Short ($58): Keep
Market & Spruce Knit Top ($38): Keep
Emory Park Open Kimono ($34): Keep
French Grey Brushed Knit Dress ($42): Keep
Buy All Discount (25%): -$52.50
Total (before credits applied): $174.04
I had some referral credits + a gift card from my in-laws (thank you!) so I ended up getting this box for pretty cheap, but even if I didn’t have any of that, I would have kept the entire box. I know I will get my money’s worth out of the first four items. While I probably wouldn’t spend $58 on maternity shorts if I were shopping in a store, the convenience of Stitch Fix (especially when we’re not able to really shop at the moment) + the quality of the clothing makes it worth it.
Want to try it out? Here’s what you do:
1. Create a profile (if you use this link, you’ll get $50 toward your first order)
2. Fill out your style profile (be honest and as specific as you can)
3. Schedule your first fix (you’ll be charged a $20 styling fee at time of shipment which will be applied as credit toward anything you decide to keep, unless you use the link above, in which case the $50 credit will take the place of your styling fee, and all of it will be applied to your order.)
4. Try on your items in the comfort of your own home and decide what you want to keep. (Remember, if you keep all 5 pieces you get 25% off your entire order.)
5. Place the items you do not wish to keep back in the prepaid envelope and drop it in any USPS mailbox. Right now during the pandemic, Stitch Fix is allowing more of a grace period to check out and return your items.
6. Go to your online profile and check out – be sure to leave specific feedback about what you liked and didn’t like about the items in your shipment. This will allow your stylist to better dress you in the future!
A few other things I like about Stitch Fix:
– You don’t have to hop around to different stores searching for something you’re looking for. If you would like a specific piece of clothing or if you have an upcoming event that you need an outfit for, let your stylist know before scheduling your box.
– You can set your price point wherever you’re comfortable with, so that you will get items that are within your budget.
– Returning items is free. Just use the prepaid, pre-addressed envelope and toss it in any USPS mailbox.
– You can stop at any time. You can schedule recurring boxes (every month, 2 months, 3 months, etc.) or you can request them on demand. You are fully in control.
– The initial $20 styling fee is applied toward anything you decide to keep from your box. It is most beneficial to keep at least one item from your shipment, or you will lose the $20 styling fee.
– If you give honest feedback, as time goes by your stylist will get to know your style better and will send you items that you are more likely to keep.
– The quality of the clothing is top-notch.
*This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and all opinions are my own. If you decide to give Stitch Fix a try, I would be greatly appreciative if you would use my referral link (we will each get $50!) Thank you for your support! Let me know if I can answer any questions you have about Stitch Fix or the process. Have a wonderful week!