the one about stitch fix, round two

A few weeks ago, I wrote a review on my first Stitch Fix experience. I was very excited to schedule my second fix because I enjoyed the experience so much the first time around, and I wanted to see how the stylist used my feedback on the items I received to change her selections for me.

I am happy to say that my second "fix" was even better than the first, and I ended up with the magical white unicorn I was seeking…the perfect pair of jeans!

When I opened the box and glanced at my style cards, I knew I was going to be happy.

(excuse the horrible photo; bad lighting + Instagram filter)

I tried to take pictures of myself. It was a bad idea.

The first item I pulled out was the brown Jaclynn 3/4 s\Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan. Honestly, I set this aside because I knew I most likely wasn't going to keep it. Well, I would keep it only if it either a) made me look 35 pounds thinner or b) had the winning Powerball numbers inscribed on the tag. Sure, it was a nice, soft sweater, but I prefer my cardigans to be a little longer and less expensive. I did eventually try it on, and my suspicions were correct. It did not make me look 35 pounds lighter or reveal the winning lottery numbers…so into the return mailer it went.

I wasn't discouraged, however, because next up was the softest pair of jeans I have ever touched. I was in love, instantly, with the Just Black Adorra Ankle Length Skinny Jeans. From the color, which is a very, very dark denim, to the style (skinny bootcut), to the fabric (soft and slightly stretchy), I knew I was keeping these jeans. I was very excited when I pulled them on and they fit! They are very flattering, and I know that they will look great dressed up or dressed down. I really wish I could describe the feel of the denim, because it is truly unlike any other. I could tell my stylist really considered my feedback on the last pair of jeans they sent me, because these jeans are the polar opposite. I asked for no distressing or fading and a little stretch…and that's what I received. Fist bump.

I then pulled out this beautiful C.Luce Kailani Sleeveless Pleated Chiffon Dress. I was excited about this because I really enjoy this emerald color, and the fabric was flowy and elegant. However, when I tried it on, it was ill-fitting and made me look just a shade pregnant. And that's not the look I'm going for. I have already been asked, in public, if I was pregnant when I was, in fact, not pregnant, and I don't wish to relive that anytime soon. So, unfortunately, I said goodbye to the pretty green dress.

Thankfully, there was a second dress in the bunch that was a winner, the Renee C Gael 3/4 Sleeve Drawstring Waisted Dress. I specifically asked for a dress I could wear to Mexico, and this dress will do the trick. It is a lightweight, chiffon-like fabric in a great navy color. The stylist took into consideration my transitioning body and pointed out that the draw string at the waist would be flattering as the pounds come off hopefullydearGodtheybetter. I think this dress can be worn very casually with sandals or flats, or it can be dressed up with the right jewelry and shoes. I think it is also a contender for Shiloh's baptism. This is a keeper!

Lastly, I picked up this deep pink Papermoon Preston Button Front Blouse. It is a soft, airy weight that has sweet gold buttons all the way down the front. This shirt is really perfect for me because it is relaxed without being frumpy, flowy without being "tent-ish," and a vibrant color that will work for Spring and Summer. It also is breastfeeding-friendly, thanks to the buttons. I requested that my stylist consider tops that would be easy for nursing, and this one will do the trick.

So, out of all five items, three of them already have the tags ripped off, and I wore the jeans for the rest of the day. I was very pleased with this fix and how the stylist referenced my Pinterest style board and my feedback in her note to me. I could tell that she tried to find things that were on my wish list, but again were things that I might not consider if I was shopping alone. I typically shy away from dresses with a drawstring waist because I really have no contoured waist, but what I found was that this style was very flattering and actually gave the appearance of an actual waistline.

The sweater that I purchased from my last fix is one that I absolutely live in. Like…I sleep in it sometimes. It is so soft and stretchy, perfect for nursing, great with yoga pants or jeans, awesome for lounging or wearing it out in public. It has washed up well, and I can tell I will be wearing it for a long time. I am so happy that I made that purchase.

Since I did spend a decent chunk of change on this round, I am going to pace myself. I'm going to schedule a fix for late April so that I can get some great new pieces for Summer. I basically lived in maternity tanks and underwear last year, and I don't think I can get away with that this time (but you never know).

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