Do you want to go shopping?
I have gone shopping for clothes exactly one time since Ina was born. My mom told me that she would buy me a dress for my brother's wedding, so I really couldn't turn that down.
My cousin, Ina and I headed to Marshall's in search of a dress, we found one, but Ina's life was put in danger.
I don't want to relive the tragedy, but let's just say that I looked over from browsing dresses to see that the end of Ina's carseat was not touching the cart and it was completely vertical. Ina was hanging by the car seat straps like a bungee jumper and looking at me like, "Hey Mom, a little help over here?"
I screamed so loud in Marshalls that 3 people asked if I was okay.
Needless to say, since then, I have been too scared to clothes shop with Ina.
What's a girl to do? Wear clothes that are three seasons old?
Enter Stitch Fix
(Disclaimer - I am reviewing StitchFix all on my own and paid for it with my money. However, if you do click on a link from my site and decide to sign up, I do get a small credit.)
Stitch Fix is a really cool concept for a desperate momma like me.
You can read more about it here, but essentially you fill out a detailed sizing / fashion sense online questionairre, then a stylist sends you five items to try.
You try them on in the comfort of your own home with your other clothes on your own time - like when your daughter is napping.
Then, you keep / pay for what you like and send the rest back with a USPS prelabeled envelope.
If you keep them all you get 25% off the fix.
You pay a $20 styling fee, which goes towards the purchase of any items you choose.
Easy peasy, right?
I thought so. Turns out, the hard part is going to be deciding what to send back, so I need your help. Here are the five things the stylist (who I feel nailed my not-so-fasion-sense on the head) picked for me.
Misty Cut-Out Back Sleeveless Top $38
This one was my least favorite. Although it is a cute cut in the front, the back didn't fit me correctly and the open-ness would really limit the places I could wear it. A few years ago I would have had lots of opportunities to wear it, but now it would sit in my back of my closet. I will send this one back for sure.
Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan $38
I really like this one - the color and 3/4 sleeves would make it a good transition from Summer to Fall. However, I have lots of cardigans and really kind of want to get out of the habit of throwing one on.
Hubert Space Dye Open Cardigan $58
This is something I would wear all Fall and Winter. Comfy, flowy, and versatile. The only downside is the price tag, but if I wear it often enough I think I could justify the expense.
Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58
When I put this top on I didn't feel like a mom, I felt like a 20-something girl again. Weird, I know, especially since most moms probably wear these things. I would get this shirt if it were $20 cheaper.
Tear Drop and Gem Strand Necklace $32
I thought this was a cute necklace, but I have a hard time justifying spending $32 on costume jewelry. Just me?
What do you think? Would you sign up for something like this? What would you keep or send back?
If you want to try it out - click here.