Can I be honest with you guys? I’m a little more than terrified to be posting about clothes today. I used to have a great eye for style, especially when I was in college (and, you know, wasn’t working out at the gym or going to class), but over the years as I’ve gained weight and lost weight and gained a baby and became a mom? Well, all that I knew about my body and what fit and what looked good on my flew out the window.
I’m going to be doing some drastic (for me) changes in the wardrobe department over the next month or so. When it came to sharing it here I’ve been back and forth, with my main resistance being that this is a food blog. Regardless of the foodie-ness of this online space, I feel like there are a lot of us out there: moms who have lost a little bit of that sense of style, but maybe who want it back. And while I love a great workout outfit (more on that next week!), it has sadly come to the point where I will workout in what I slept in, then go through my daily routine, then maybe shower and change into something before Nate gets home, and then likely fall asleep in that outfit. It’s a run-on sentence of spandex and cotton T’s, none of which are the most flattering and none of which make me feel like a woman.
See, it’s more than just wearing cute things at this point. I feel like I’m at a point where I can choose to take the road of least resistance and just keep on with the nonstop workout gear, or I can take charge and change my closet for the better. Not to have more stuff, but actually to have less. Not to garner attention, but to just feel good in what I’m wearing. It feels simultaneously very important and very trivial to be concerned about what’s in my closet, but a change has to happen.
That leads us to today. I’m going to share more about my wardrobe adventures every week on Friday: what I’m throwing out, what I’m keeping, the why behind it all. What new items make it into my wardrobe, and how I’m changing the way I do things so that I can make time in my day to feel like a woman again. Just the little tips and tricks and trials and errors along the way, with the hope that I can inspire someone to make little changes of their own.
This week I’m going to chat about my most recent (as in 2 days ago) StitchFix box. I’ve been getting them randomly every other month or so, and just have not had the “AHA!” awesome moment when the entire fix is great for me. This one is no exception, which makes me think that I need to be changing the stuff on my Pinterest boards or figure out how to clearly articulate what I’m searching for. Really the ideal box would be staples that I can mix and match, but that have a little flair to them.
This box felt very 4th of July-y, but came way after Independence Day. I’m all for red, white and blue but felt like this was kind of overkill. The grey top is what I ended up keeping – it is SO soft and comfy, and I know I could wear it year-round. The jeans were extremely comfy, almost a little too big, but too expensive for our current budget. The tank was really cute, but it just hung strangely on my body. The mini Chevron tunic fit really well, but I’m NOT a Chevron fan. And the scarf? I have about a billion scarves, and no room in the wardrobe for one that I can only wear one day a year.
Regardless, though, I am always excited to get a fix in the mail and will continue to use StitchFix to help get me out of my rut! Have you tried them yet? I could go into the details, but they explain it so well on the site that I’m going to just go ahead and point you there.
Love the items I got? I’m listing them below:
- 41Hawthorn Polly Mini Chevron Print Tie-Waist Tunic
- Market and Spruce Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee
- Kahlo Embroidered Racerback Tank
- Kut from the Kloth Sonja Straight Leg Jean
- Look by M Rosey Star Print Infinity Scarf
So what about you? Are you in a fashion rut? What do you do to get out of it? And are there any particular things you’d be interested in reading about on here? Let me know!
[P.S. This is not a sponsored post; I pay for the clothes from StitchFix on my own. However, this post does provide referral links for new sign ups which gives me a little credit to go towards my next box.]