I’ve been a terrible blogger lately because I’m pregnant with baby #3 (due in May). It’s been my roughest pregnancy yet, which is really saying something. But I’ll get to that in another post.
Right now, I’m in desperate need of help deciding what to keep from my latest Stitch Fix. This is my first time trying out their maternity line and I was excited to see what they’d send me.
My last two pregnancies were over by mid October, so I have basically nothing for cold weather. And anything I did have is worn out after two pregnancies.
That just means I have to put together a maternity capsule wardrobe though, so get ready for some posts on that.
I told my stylist (Ashley, love her) that I needed
- skinny jeans
- a dress for Mass
- flowy cardigans I can wear after pregnancy
You know…basically a whole wardrobe.
I also asked that everything be machine washable, which everything was, minus the cardigan.
I kept my style profile as Classic and Preppy and totally forgot to update my Stitch Fix Pinterest board to my maternity one that I’ve secretly been adding too (a big help in making sure your stylist knows what you like).
Liverpool Maternity Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean
I desperately need jeans and really hate shopping for them. Did you know that most stores (Target, Old Navy etc…) only have maternity online now? So lame, especailly when it comes to trying on jeans.
Stitch Fix came to the rescue though with these and I love them. They’re so comfortable and I’m pretty sure I’m keeping them.
I hate the maternity belly band on most maternity pants but these feel like silk, aren’t too tight and the denim fabric is so soft and comfortable, almost like a legging.
I would prefer the calf to be a little tighter,but I’ll be wearing a lot of boots so it’s not a huge deal.
Laila Jayde Macki Space Dye Maternity Knit Top
This is kind of dolman style top and it’s looser fitting. I’m not a huge fan of the neckline (wide necklines don’t flatter me) but it looks cute with a scarf or my hair down. I really need tops and I’m having a really hard time finding cute ones so it’s not out of the running.
Staccato Scandya Plaid Cardigan
Such a good picture, right? haha *sigh*
Anyway, I really, really love the pattern and shape of this sweater. It’s something I could wear after the baby is born and it’s really versatile.
My only downside is that the light grey isn’t the best color on me. My t shirt (or whatever I end up wearing under the cardigan) is what’s closest to my face though, so I think it might be OK. What do you think?
Here’s the sweater over a stretchy tshirt dress I have from Old Navy. I’ve got a pair of booties on my wish list and I think those would look super cute with this outfit. I’m also on the hunt for a sweater dress and that would be really cute paired with this sweater too.
Verdict: Undecided but leaning keep.
Rune Porter Maternity Leggings
A lot of women who are pregnant in the winter swear by leggings, so I wanted to try a pair. I have zero idea how to wear leggings though…how long does the tunic have to be? I don’t technically own any tunics. But I’m also still buying tops to fill in gaps.
I think I’m in the leggings aren’t pants group. I don’t know…help!
If I keep these, I think I’ll size up, they’re nice and thick which is great, but the belly band area feels really tight and so do the ankles. And we all know weight gain happens during pregnancy so….
Gilli Trista Jersey Faux Wrap Maternity Dress
I had planned on wearing my wrap dresses from this fix and this fix for most of the pregnancy, BUT the waist band hits weird on a pregnant belly. There went two of the dresses I thought I had, so a new dress is a need.
I’ve got a Christmas party, Mass, Christmas Mass, and a baby shower in the next month or so. And every single dress I’ve tried on so far has been terrible.
This one is super comfortable and I think would work for all the above commitments. Plus, I’m thinking it could even work for Easter and the babies Baptism and postpartum for a while.
To make it work with cooler temps, I’ve got black tights and wedges. The dress is navy, but based on the googling I’ve been doing, it’s OK to mix those colors now.
Wanna Try Stitch Fix?
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And be sure to check out my posts on Style with Purpose, where I talk about the importance of dressing for the job as a Mom.
What Should I Keep?
Between the dress and the jeans it’s only about $50 more to keep everything with the discount. Which ones should I keep? Everything?
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