Fashion for Today

Fashion for Today

Blogging Through the ABC’s -Letter F

 

Fashion For Today {maternity edition}

 

My fashion tends to stay the same.  The fashion for today focuses on maternity though.  Since I’m pregnant my fashion has to have a few tweaks so that I can remain modest and yet comfortable through the months of pregnancy.

Fashion for today for me is different than it is for many people.  I like to wear skirts and dresses.  I never realized how hard it was to find skirts and dresses that were modest and yet also maternity until recently.  When you do find them, they’re normally pretty expensive. 

I recently decided to give stitch fix a go.  They now offer maternity boxes which is just what I needed!  I got my first box the other day.  I had left notes for the stylist to tell them about my style but I’d forgotten to say what colors I enjoy and what colors definitely don’t look good on me as well as styles, etc.

For those who might not know, Stitch Fix hand chooses via a stylist five pieces for you and your wardrobe and they mail them to you.  You get a few days to look them over and then send back what you don’t like.  If you like it, you keep it.  There is a $20 styling fee but that is taken off the price of any of the articles you choose.

My box contained an infinity scarf in a lumberjack type shirt flannel print.  I’m not a huge scarf wearer and definitely did not keep this one.  Red and black lumberjack print is not my thing.  I have red hair.  Just did not go together well.

Next I  pulled out a pretty blue dress.  It was a gorgeous color but had ruching on the side that did not line up with where my natural waist is and just didn’t look very nice on me.  It was lined and a nice knee length so it could have been worn with or without leggings.  A nice dress was on my list of things that I wanted but sadly I had to send it back.

The next piece I didn’t even try on.  It was a cardigan.  I love cardigans!  This one was an open drape front which is fine with me but it was tiny black and white checks.  For some reason this style of print just did not appeal to me so back in the box it went.

Fourth item I pulled out was a blue and pink print loose type maternity top with a pocket.  It was a bit see through and the pink was a coral that made me looked washed out.  

 

Fashion for Today {stitch fix maternity}

 

At this point I was beginning to despair a bit.  And then I pulled out my keeper item.  A nice black t shirt with ruching on the side.  It can be longer or shorter depending on the ruching and I was in love. It easily dresses up a skirt for church or works with a denim skirt for everyday!  Also a cardigan looks super cute over it.

I do apologize that I’m having to take the photos inside and with my phone in a mirror, but it’s cold outside.  And I don’t have anyone else handy to take photos unless you want just the belly which is what my kids focus on!

 

Fashion for Today {stitch fix maternity}

 

So all in all my first stitch fix and my fashion for today brought me a new top to style several ways.  I learned that I needed to add more information to my stitch fix profile and notes and can’t wait to try again.

Some of their items are pricey while others are reasonable.  Others might find all their prices reasonable, but as a frugal mom of 9 soon to be 10 I would have a hard time spending almost $100 on a dress.  I mentioned this in my review as well.  They have you review all the items in your box and give them feedback so they can better style you next time.  I think this is going to be a great service for me and am looking forward to hopefully getting a few new spring pieces next month.

Did I mention that you get a prepaid envelope to send the pieces you don’t like back in?  That really sealed it for me.  I can just toss that in my mail box and I don’t have to go to the post office with all the kids.  It’s easy!  I really don’t like clothes shopping either so if I can get the stylist to understand what I do and don’t like then this is going to be awesome I do believe!  Have you tried stitch fix before?  What was your experience like?

So my fashion for today remains the same.  Maxi type skirts or denim skirts that are maternity with t shirt type tops and cardigans.  I’m hoping to branch that out and change it up a bit but for now it looks to be staying the same.

Let me mention that both the skirts I’m wearing in these photos are from Deborah and Co.  They’re both awesome maternity skirts as well and so so so comfy.  If you’ve never tried their clothing line you should check it out!

 

Blogging the ABCs- a new blog series

Top Ten 2014 Blog Posts

Now that it is 2015 I wanted to take a few minutes and share my top ten 2014 blog posts with you!  If you missed them now you’ll get a chance to go take a peek too!  Pretty awesome!

#1

My recipe for the Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake!  This is an awesome recipe and let me tell you that it is SOOOO good.  You’ll love it!  It’s also my #1 pinned and shared post of 2014 too!

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

 

#2

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter bars are to die for!  It’s no wonder they are #2 on my list!  Check them out and try them!  You can change-up the filling too.  Mint is wonderful!

Good cook kitchen expert

 

#3

Need a cool refreshing drink?  Try my homemade strawberry lemonade recipe with a secret ingredient!  My kids love it and it’s trim healthy mama approved!  It’s just not a sipper with the strawberries so you drink it with a meal.  Yummy!

strawberry lemonade recipe

 

 

#4

My number 4 post is one of the Seasonal Skirts posts that I’ve been participating in.  It’s the Skirts in Summer post!  Love it!  These posts have been so much fun to do and I’m so glad that you’re enjoying them too!

seasonal skirt

 

#5

It’s the time of year that people are making new years resolutions.  So you might want to check out the next most viewed post about my recipe for the Post Workout Smoothie!  Yummy and good for you!

smoothie

 

#6

Here is my surprise post!  I was shocked that this post is #6 because it was posted in DECEMBER!  Yeap it’s a good one.  Exercising during the holidays has definitely gone viral in the few weeks it was live for 2014.  Hope you like my hints and tips too!

exercise holidays mandisa

 

#7

Another of my Seasonal Skirts posts!  Woohoo!  This one offers some thoughts for the next few months as it is the Seasonal Skirt wearing Spring edition.  Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring!  I know I am!  I’m not a winter lover!

seasonal skirt spring

 

#8

Need some help with your decorating?  On a budget?  Check out the next post in the list which is all about decorating on a budget!

tips for decorating on a budget

 

#9

Another December post that made it into the countdown is Deciding on a Devotional.  We have started using our Max Lucado devotional with the kids and are loving it!

Deciding on a devotional

 

#10

And, last but not least, is number ten in our top ten posts of 2014 countdown.  Falling into Autumn in Skirts holds that position!  It’s the autumn or fall edition of my Seasonal Skirt series!  And keep your eye out as the winter edition is coming up in a few weeks!

falling into autumn in skirts

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a trip back through the top ten 2014 blog posts as much as I have.  I’m now looking forward to what this new Year is going to bring for me and for you and this blog.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for posts that you’d like to see or things you’d like me to post on!  It seems that the recipes and seasonal skirts are a hit though!