Since becoming a mom, I’ve felt like I’m gradually losing a bit of myself. Let me add in that, I think that’s completely normal for all moms to feel like this at times. Your life is now dictated by a baby. I traded my heels in for slippers and my skirts in for yoga pants. I forgot how to wear makeup and no longer had time to enjoy the salon every other week. I slowly started purging my closets, assuming that I would always be a prisoner of my house and mom duties. This was my new life, and I graciously accepted my new role. I lost a little bit of myself, it was the side that I normally took pride in.
I was always a ‘creative fashionista’. In school I was known to take clothes and style them in unintended ways, sometimes a bit daring sometimes a bit odd, always a step ahead. And I loved this, it set me a part from my town full of Abercrombie and Hollister… oh boy if I would have had a blog back then! Honestly, when I became a stay at home mom I just assumed that I would no longer be able to possess that style ever again. The only mom’s I ever saw still dress oh so perfectly were celebrities in magazines, who have stylists assisting them at all times.
A few months ago I learned about this great company, StitchFix. A personal stylist curates 5 items delivered to your door…. and no monthly fee? JACKPOT! You may remember a few of my fixes here. I can’t express enough how refreshing this experience has been. Every month, I anxiously await my next box. No car rides, no mall trips, no screaming baby. I get to touch, see and style the clothes with items from my own wordrobe , on my own time. Like I said, jackpot. It saves me the hassle of going to the mall and praying I quickly find that retail therapy item to add to my closet.
While at Alt Summit, I got the opportunity to rock some of my StitchFix items, you may have seen some pictures on Instagram. Next week, I’m going to show you how I styled each item for Alt. The sweet women of StitchFix truly made me feel like I found my stylish self again…it’s still there, just in more of a mom form.