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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mom Jeans, the good kind.

Happy Thursday, friends!
I'm popping in to update on how my school mom clothes endeavor is going. At the beginning of this school year, I set out to really capitalize on the fact that my big kids are in school and I've started getting DRESSED most days. I have to say - it's growing to be really helpful! I'd say 4/5 days I'm putting on an actual outfit and it's helping me to feel more productive & creative on the daily. 

Also, I'm realizing that in this new season of work-from-home-church-planting-creative-business-school-mom-life, if I don't get dressed at the very beginning of the day, I won't do it. And if I don't do it - I'll feel kind of unarmed for the day. Lately with holiday sales ramping up, we have a few extra people in our home helping packing orders. I've been doing a few more meetings around town with other business owners or even just doing more frequent meetings online and realizing, oh - I need to be dressed kinda cute for this stuff. 

There are always the random days when all I can muster up is yoga pants, but on a whole - the school mom clothes are getting better. And I am still relying HEAVILY on Stitchfix. Here are a few goodies from my most recent fix. 

This shirt up here is one of my fave, fave, fave things I've gotten from Stitchfix. Hayley posted recently about her "uniform" and I have to say - this is mine, in some variation. Jeans, semi sheer + flowy shirt, neutral flats & gold jewelry. If I need to be dressier, I can unroll the jeans and put on heels. If I need to get BUSY working, I can put my hair up and take my jewelry off. Secret: on heavy writing days, I have to take off my jewelry. 

I've heard from a few women who say that they were bummed with not getting what they wanted from StitchFix and I'm here to say, it gets SO much better each time. I feel like this fix was a huge hit for me and that my personal stylist is absolutely really understanding me. I made a pinterest board for her and just got really specific about what I was looking for and she absolutely helped me so much. I loved seeing the items mixed in with my already owned stuff and seeing how it all flows together. 

This shirt for me was my only big bummer. I loved it SO much. The color, style, print, but the fit was just a little off. I blame the fact that my post-baby body is still kind of shifting and finding her place. Nick said I should contact my Stitch Fix stylist and ask her to send me the right size in the same shirt next month. I don't think they work like that, but I am pretty tempted!

Lastly, I loved these dark wash jeans they sent in my most recent fix. They're great with heels, booties, or flats because the darkness makes them really versatile. I love, love, love em! 

All in all, I feel like I'm finally finding my adult style and StitchFix is absolutely helping. I love being able to check "bohemian" and "edgy" on my style profile and get pushed a little bit to try things I wouldn't normally. I cannot suggest it enough - it's been an amazing tool to help me feel a little more normal when I'm in the thick of motherhood, business, and all the other things. 

StitchFix is a online personal stylist program that allows you to fill out a detailed style + body + budget profile and then receive 5 handpicked picked items in the mail. It costs $20, but that styling fee can be applied to any items that you keep. What's best? When friends sign up under your referral link for the first time, you get $25 in clothing credit. Try it, you'll like it!

All photos by CarolineRo.  

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