Lindsay Gill: StitchFix: Just what I needed

Monday, May 2, 2016

StitchFix: Just what I needed

I thought I covered everything in my first StitchFix "order."  Anything else we should know before we style for you? We're all ears! they said. Okay...Here's what I like.  Here's what I don't like.  Here are my measurements. Oh, and I have a shower to attend on this date.  Thanks so much!

My husband then muttered. "I'd hate to be your stylist!"

So my clothes arrived. How fun, how adorable.  A little box, just for me.  Filled with the cutest and most current styles.  I tried them on right away.  They fit!  They were great. This was the best thing ever.

Then Luke came running at me trying on the dress screaming, "What is that?! Can my hug it?!" with sticky hands.  I escaped just in time and folded it up quickly and put it in the return bag.  I'm not spending that much on a dress to have a sticky hand print on it! Return bag.

The sweater was adorable. But I knew the velcro from all of our diaper bags and raincoats would tear the strings out of place instantly. Return bag.

The shirt was ideal. Fancy enough for day to night. Chic with a feminine touch. But it didn't fit my nursing boobs at their fullest state. Return bag.

The white distressed jeans. The distress helped to disguise the distress that would soon be upon them. All I could think of was white jeans in a dirty sandbox.  Return bag.

Lastly, a gorgeous shirt that would require a strapless bra. Not happening, return bag.

I realized I hadn't been specific enough.

Anything else we should know before we style for you? We're all ears!

I have to be able to wear a real bra. The shirts have to accommodate my boobs throughout the day from a C to a DD. White will get ruined. Sweaters will get pulled. Luke wants to hug my dresses because he has never seen me in one.  Realistically, I'm going to get paint on something. Wine on something. Coffee on something. Spit up on everything else. Thanks so much! (no I didn't really send this)

I imagined the StitchFix team starting to tear up. Everyone trying to pass on my order to the next girl, or the new girl.  

I realized that at some point, I'm going to have to just make the purchase. To buy something with the 100% risk that it will be ruined.  But realized that there is something special about wearing something nice, something new. Something just for me.  Something to make me feel pretty.  Maybe it won't be a cost-efficient or a smart purchase.  I can see how easy it is to let everything go in the return bag when it comes to this knee-deep-in-mommy-stuff stage of my life. 

I am happy that I did keep a shirt from my second Fix.  I bit the bullet and kept a nice blouse.  I know I can wear it for work, date night, or a brunch with girlfriends.  I'll do my best to keep it "nice" but it might get ruined.  I know that I'll miss these dirty sandbox days. I'll miss my variety of stains, and miss the days when I get sticky hugs from my kiddos. 

I really think the StitchFix process was fun! It forced me to sit down and decide what styles I like and dislike.  It forced me to have some "me time."  I encourage you to give it a try!  Even if you don't want to keep anything, I think it is worth the $20 (that otherwise goes towards a purchase) just to "play dress-up" and have someone dress you!  Of course I would also encourage you to use my referral link so that I get credit towards my next Fix. Please share your experience with Stitch Fix, I'd love to see what you get!

P.S. Mother's Day is coming up, I think a gift certificate is a great gift for the mommy's in your life!

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