Every week, I pour over various style and fashion blogs and dream of becoming more stylish! I enjoy shopping for Abby and adding adorable accessories to all of her outfits. Her birthday outfit may include a necklace, bracelet, headband, and sunglasses. And my girl totally knows to how rock a hat!
When it comes to my own style, however, I typically fall short. My usual wardrobe outside of the office consists of jeans and t-shirts. I have some cute jewelry but it mainly sits on the rack. I want to be more put together and stylish but so many times, comfort usually wins out. I also struggle with body issues and even with weight loss, I’m a bit insecure. I know, however, when I do take the extra effort to put more thought and effort into my clothes that I feel so much better about myself and more confident. I want to model for Abby that while beauty is so much more than your appearance and that your worth comes from being a creation of the Father, I also want her to know that it is important to feel good and confident in your own skin.
While reading other blogs, I discovered Stitch Fix. The way Stitch Fix works is that after completing a style profile, a stylist will put together five items and ship them to you! You can then try them on in the comfort of your own home and you can test out the new items with those you already have in your wardrobe so you can better gauge what works best for you! Each item also comes with styling tips (I need all the help I can get!). The items you don’t like, you ship back using the prepaid envelope included in your package! The awesome thing is that as time goes on and more feedback is given, the more your stylist is able to better dress you!
My first package came today and I was so excited to check it out! These are three of my favorite looks:
I love, love, love this dress! I added the belt and jewelry and felt very confident! My only struggle (which is a big one) is that I felt like it was too short. I had a very hard time moving around without feeling like I was showing too much. As a mom of a preschool and as a YPW, I knew I wouldn’t be completely comfortable wearing this dress if I felt like I had to constantly be tugging at it to make sure I was covered.
I also loved this gray gauze top and the striped sleeveless top (I have said before that I am a complete sucker for stripes!). They were both very comfortable and I felt completely “at home” wearing either of them. The problem was I was completely “at home” with them. I felt like they were both too much like what I already own and especially when I look at them in pictures, I do not believe they are the most flattering. As much as I like them and could see myself wearing them, they are going in the box as well. I really want to try to push myself a little more about of my comfort zone.
I ended up choosing not to keep anything from round 1 of Stitch Fix but I am feeling very confident in keeping my subscription! I think my stylist made excellent first round picks and I am really excited to think about what may be included in my next box! I am looking forward to putting a little more effort into how I look and feeling confident about myself. Chronic illness has definitely changed the way I feel about my body but I’m tired of constantly feeling like my body has betrayed me. I want to feel better about how I feel in my own skin and I know this is helping me take a step in the right direction! I am also loving my new red hair 🙂
Have you ever checked out Stitch Fix?