I’ve always admired people who know what looks good on them…people who know their style. This is a trait I have always lacked. When it comes to fashion, I’ve always followed the pack and sadly have followed them right off the cliff more than once. I’ve committed every cardinal fashion sin in the biblical pages of Vogue. When miniskirts were in, I wore them in spite of my chubby legs. When Capris hit the store shelves, I bought 5 pairs without considering my 5 foot frame. When I discovered tube tops I dove right in, completely ignoring the fact that I’m an A cup and had nothing to hold them up. After years of failed attempts, I finally came to the conclusion that if it looked good on a 6’ 5”, 95lbs supermodel, I shouldn’t attempt to wear it. On the other hand, if I felt it would look great on an Ewok, it’s probably perfect for me! As such, for the last several years I’ve played it safe and by “safe” I mean “boring” and by “boring” I mean sweats and stretch pants with a big sweater.
I’m a first time new mom in the process of shedding 9 months of milkshakes. I’ve come to the realization (although not quite acceptance) that even as I lose the weight, my body will never look the same as it did pre-baby. My black pleather skin tight pants need to march the plank into the vast ocean that is the Goodwill where they can drown amongst the waves of other gently used items.
It was time for a brand new wardrobe! But I didn’t know where to start. That was until I found Stichfix My online stylist! It’s a site where you log on and answer a series of questions about your body shape, fashion style and lifestyle. They then pick out 5 clothing options and send them to you monthly. You have 3 days to try them on with other items in your closet and then decide what you are going to keep and mail back the rest. It’s pure fashion brilliance. I am loving the pieces I chose to keep from my first, second and third shipment and am always excited to get my next shipment. I’m even getting compliments on my outfits…a true first for me.
The Fashionable Ewok
P.S. Yes, it’s true. I really did start blogging again after a year of no blogs with absolutely no mention of the events that have happened in the last year. In addition, I just passively threw in that I had a baby with no further explanation. So there you have it. Last year I was pregnant, got fat, gave birth, stayed fat and now need new clothes. You’re all caught up.