You may be wondering where fix #10 is - well, I didn't review it because it arrived the night before we were leaving for the Clemson/FSU game and I was waiting on a size exchange. I wound up keeping two of the items from that fix.
This was my first maternity fix and I was certainly nervous about what would arrive. I requested the same stylist, Emily, because she definitely understands my style. I asked for pieces that show off my bump (I'm 21 weeks pregnant), dresses and skirts, and possibly some that I could wear after baby. Here's my note from her:
Hi Melanie! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your last Fix! This month I'm sending you some close fitting maternity pieces to show off your bump along with a few surprises inspired by your Pinterest picks! Since you're looking for a maternity pencil skirt I thought you'd love the burgundy Cambria Skirt for a bit of texture - pair it with the Bowie Dolman Top (similar to the Aleah one you pinned) for now or switch things up with the Alexana Boatneck Top as your bump grows. I thought you'd like to try the olive Greta Dress for a look similar to the Catina Dress on your board. I hope you have a fabulous time trying these pieces on and a wonderful New Year! Enjoy, Emily. P.S. Any style resolutions for 2016? Let me know!
I'm not going to lie - I peeked at what was coming using the Stitch Fix App and was super nervous about the dress. The color on the app looked like it would wash me out :(
Margaret M - Cambria Maternity Textured Pencil Skirt - $78
I was excited to get a pencil skirt in my first maternity fix. This skirt is actually really lovely. It's a heavy material, has a full belly panel, and a lovely textured print to it. Right off the bat I thought it was a keeper, but once I rummaged through my closet and drawers I realized I don't really have pieces to pair it with that don't make me look like a frumpy pregnant woman. Returned.
Laila Jade - Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top - $58
OK I have a confession to make. I've never tried on/owned a Dolman top and so I pinned one to get in a fix....and I kind of hate it. I was happy to receive a non-maternity top that would work during and after pregnancy, but this just does not work for me. First I paired it with jeans to keep it casual like I would for the weekend. I also took Emily's suggestion and paired it with the Cambria pencil skirt and a belt (to make it a little less frumpy looking). When I sent it to my husband he asked why there was so much fabric in the armpits -- yeahhh, about that, soooo not my style. Returned.
Madigan - Alexana Boatneck Side Ruched Maternity Knit Top - $58
When I first peeked and saw this shirt I was intrigued, but not for the price. Ugh! Why are maternity clothes so expensive?! Also, what is it with maternity clothing companies and stripes? I mean, I don't mind the stripes but I feel like I own so many maternity shirts that are striped. The shirt is comfortable and I liked the colors more in person than in the preview, but I couldn't justify another striped maternity shirt for $58. Returned.
Mak - Coffman Button-Up Cardigan - $48
Loveappella - Greta Maternity Dress - $68
I was so nervous about this dress but it's a real winner! The color was not at all as hideous as I thought it would be. The material is super soft. The dress is lined. The neckline is flattering. I love the 3/4 sleeves. What can I say? I'm in love with this dress. I paired it with the blue Coffman cardigan, a belt (gotta show off that baby bump), and heels. I could also wear this with boots and a denim jacket or a puffer vest. Kept!
Merchandise Total: $310.00
Buy All Discounted Total: $217.50
My total: $96 -- $68(dress) + $48(cardigan) - $20(styling fee discount)