After being a member of Jewelmint for nearly two years, I finally–finally–gave Stylemint a try. Let me be clear: there’s nothing maternity in the Stylemint brand. I just like to complicate my life by buying without trying for my growing midsection. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jewelmint and Stylemint (along with several other “mints”) are part of BeachMint, a subscription-style monthly fashion, accessory, and beauty club. In the case of Jewelmint and Stylemint, nearly everything is $29.99.
After carefully looking at the size chart, I pegged myself on the border of a 2 or 3 pre-pregnancy (they use numeric sizing ranging from 1 to 4 and fit sizes 2/4 up to 14/16). Given that I’m already showing, I chose to size up one size based upon the look of each tee. That meant that for the loose, billowy Moore T, I went with a size 3 and for the more body conscious Nora T, I chose a size 4. And then I waited…about 2 weeks…for my prizes to arrive.
My tees showed up via USPS on Saturday, and while only one fit, I was more than satisfied with the quality and style. In fact, I have every intention of buying more while pregnant and after the baby is born. The weight of each was great–perfectly drapey. I used a coupon code that was floating around the ‘net and wound up only paying $30 for both tees.
This was the one that didn’t fit. As you can see in the picture, it practically hangs off me. True, it’s supposed to be loose and flowy but I could’ve fit at least another 1/2 of my pregnant self into it. I had every intention of exchanging this for a size 2, yet it was sold out in both colors by the time I got through to customer service this morning. I absolutely will stalk the Stylemint site, waiting for new stock or returns. The shirt was just luxurious on.
Can I just say that pictures don’t do this top justice. The slight iridescence on the sleeve is really subtle but lovely. Gold and silver are so big for spring, I know I’ll be getting a lot of wear out of this. As you can see, it’s a bit big but nothing a “mullet tuck” won’t take care of (tucked in the front, loose in the back). Right now, I could have worn the size 3 but I’m glad I went up to the 4 just for bump growing room. I’ll admit that I look a little square in it from the front but I guess that’s to be expected when you’re 16 weeks and looking fat more than pregnant. This style is on sale at the moment for $15. Once I’ve washed it, I may go back and get the size 3 for post-pregnancy. Yes, I like it that much.