Post babies 3 & 4 (and ok ok after 1 and 2 too), my body didn’t bounce right back to it’s pre baby size. Not. Even. Close. And being in that “I don’t need maternity clothes but my pre baby clothes don’t fit either” phase is miserable. I pretty much suffered through it the first 2 times, squeezing into the clothes I had and being uncomfortable and self-conscious all day. But I have long since learned that you need to take care of yourself so that you can take care of everyone else – and dreading getting dressed everyday because none of your clothes fit is not how any woman should start her day!
So I decided this time I’d buy clothes for the in between phase, yes even though I’ll eventually lose the baby weight. Easier said than done! Babies don’t travel easy, a quick errand can easily turn into a 2 hour project. My first attempt to hit the stores and buy some clothes and yup here we are with Kate on the fuss bus and Keira on the hot mess express. Because trying on jeans when you are heavier than normal isn’t fun enough, now you get to bring crying babies into the dressing room! Yeah, we pretty much ran out of the store.
Enter Stitch Fix! I blame baby brain for even attempting to buy clothes in an actual store. I had used and loved Stitch Fix before. I think all of favorite outfits have at least 1 item from Stitch Fix. Actually, I only stopped when I was pregnant because I already had a bunch of maternity clothes. If you haven’t heard of it, Stitch Fix is this amazing service where you basically get a personal shopper who sends you great clothes to try and you can decide if you keep them or return them in the bag they provide. Oh, and you know those pinterest style boards you’ve spent years adding to but never actually do anything with? Just send that link to your Stitch Fix stylist and voila your favorite looks get sent to your door in your size! How sweet is that?
They make the whole process super easy. I use the app and just schedule a Fix when I want/need one. You can also set it up so that you get one every couple of weeks, once a month, etc. There’s no obligation to buy anything and shipping and returns are free – but there is a $20 stylist fee. BUT if you buy any of the items they send they take the $20 off the purchase price. I actually love it, because forget mommy guilt – I’d rather the $20 go towards the shirt I really want than have nothing to show for it, so I get the shirt. You can request specific items or mention an event coming up that you want a new outfit for and the stylists there are awesome and really pay attention to all the info you provide.
Want to give it a try? Here’s my link!
Do it mama. You are worth it.