Trunk Club Review No. 2

Hello my lovely ladies. It’s been a while since I have done a post, summer is a crazy time for work and life in general so I haven’t had a chance to sit down at my little laptop and spew my thoughts for all of you guys to read, but I had to make time to post about my second Trunk Club that I received last week. This time around it is really hard for me to decide on some items, and I need your help! So please let me know what you think I should keep because I sure as hell just can’t make a decision right now and the clock is ticking folks! I need to get this sucker back in the mail like yesterday so I don’t get charged for everything…

If you are sitting here thinking what the heck is Trunk Club? I will give you a brief rundown of how it works. Trunk Club is a company that is owned by Nordstrom. You sign up via the website, or app and get set up with your own personal stylist that you will talk to directly and will have you answer a ton of questions about size, lifestyle, budget, etc. to get an idea of what you are looking for. Your Trunk of goodness will arrive and you have 10 days to try everything on in the comfort of your own home, after that, you keep what you want, and send back what you don’t- easy as pie (whatever easy as pie is supposed to mean).

Okay so when my wonderful stylist Sharitty sent me the preview of my Trunk this time, I decided to not take anything out, even though there were some items in there that I was sure I wasn’t going to like, but I wanted to give everything a shot.. So let’s dive into the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Top: Splendid Swing Tank / Shoes: Converse Shoreline (from first Trunk)


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Jeans:Just Black Adorra Skinny jeans-From Stitch Fix


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Jewelry: Rocks Box

1: Splendid Swing Tank: Size XS $58.00 This tank top is amazing. It’s also super expensive, but I am going to have to splurge on it because I have to have it. The pictures don’t really do it justice but it has the perfect fit and flowyness going on with it. This piece is the one I am for sure keeping, and I have already wore it. Warning- don’t eat spaghetti while wearing it, No one gave me the memo about no spaghetti and now my shirt has two little sauce stains from swinging noodles… thank god they are extremely tiny or else I might have cried . – Total keeper!

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Top: Spendid Slub Knit off the Shoulder Top


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Jeans: Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans (from First Trunk)  / Jewelry: Rocks Box


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Shoes: Topshop Wise Platform Wedge Sandal

2: Splendid Slub Knit off the shoulder top: Size XS $78.00

So when I saw this top in my preview, I was super excited, I have been wanting an off the shoulder top for so long, and I couldn’t wait to try it on. I just knew it was going to be a keeper. When I tried it on, I felt the same way, BUT… There’s a big BUT going on here, it has been hanging in my closet for a week and I haven’t wore it yet because of a few reasons, number one: I don’t own a decent strapless bra, and number two: because I am long over due for a boob job, me and strapless bra’s aren’t really best friends. I have thought about just wearing a bra with it and letting the straps show but for $78.00 I just can’t keep it. Seriously makes my heart sink a little saying that, but I have to send it back. Maybe in the future after if I ever get a boob job I will run out any buy this shirt immediately. -Pretty sure it’s going back

3: Topshop Wise Platform Wedge Sandal: Size 6.5 $85.00

When I saw these in the preview I wasn’t super thrilled about the cork wedge, I’ve never been a big fan of cork, but when I tried these on they were so incredibly comfortable that I really had to think about it. I knew at home that I had some very similar black wedges that have a strap around the ankle, not a tie, but they are so similar that there’s no point of me keeping these. – Sending back.

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Top: Topshop Billie Chambray Shirt


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat


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Jeans: Listed above/ Jewelry : Rocks Box

4: Topshop Billie Chambray Shirt: Size 2 $50.00

I was also really excited when I saw this shirt in my preview, it’s not crazy expensive, and I always need a great botton up shirt. If this shirt wasn’t massively huge on me, I would have totally kept it. I literally had to fold the shirt over in the back and tuck it in so I didn’t look totally ridiculous in the pictures. – Sending back because of fit issues.

5: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5 $69.95

Yet another Item that I was sure I would be keeping, if you keep reading ahead (spoiler alert) Sharitty also sent me a pair in black. My biggest worry was how to decide between the two, or if I should keep both. When I first tried them on the fit just wasn’t quite right, I felt like they were slightly too big. I have just been dying for the right pair of lace up flats, and I’m feeling like a mixture or goldilocks and cinderella here. The first pair Stitch Fix sent were too expensive, but the fit and style was perfect, and these the fit seems a little off. The super pointy toe makes my small feet like huge. To be honest though when I put them back on to take these pictures, the fit wasn’t as bad as I though they were, so before I do send them back I am going to give them one last shot. If I do keep a pair, it will most likely be the nude ones. Why am I having such a hard time deciding this time around. – Probably sending back, but still not 100% decided.

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Shirt: Topshop Scallop Frill Tee


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Pants: Topshop Cigarette Trousers


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat / Jewelry: Rocks Box

6: Topshop Scallop Frill Tee: Size 2: $25.00

This top is cute, but it’s really boxy and a lot shorter then it looks in the pictures. I’ve got an hourglass figure, so this isn’t super flattering on me. I love the price, and the scallop cut edges are super cute and fun, but it’s just not for me. – Sending Back

7: Topshop Cigarette Trousers: Size 4: $38.00

When I saw these in the preview I had mixed emotions, but since I have been doing a total closet re-do over the last few months, I have only been stocking up my closet with various jeans, and my wardrobe is seriously lacking some non-jean pants. Now these pants on a “normal size” person I think are supposed to be “ankle” pants. But on me they actually skim the tops of my shoes, which kind of works? Maybe? These pants are high rise, which lately I have been obsessed with. They fit like a glove, the price is amazing, so I am keeping these. I am just wondering if I should go get them hemmed a little bit? What do you guys think? – Already hanging in my closet with the tags off.

8: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5: $69.95

These are the same as the nude flats in black. I so wished that these shoes fit me perfect because I would totally keep both pairs. As I am writing this I am making a mental note to run upstairs and try on the nude flats again before I box everything up this morning to drop off at UPS. Usually I am pretty decisive when it comes to clothes but this trunk is totally throwing me through a loop, and I don’t know why? I think I am just wanting these items to work more then they actually are working. Verdict on the shoes? Black ones are going back for sure, nude ones are maybe going back.

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Top: Topshop Tie Detail Crop Camisole


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Pants: Topshop Cigarette Trousers

9: Topshop Tie Detail Crop Camisole: Size 2: $22.00

Again, I’m torn on this top. I’m not one to “run around town” in a crop top, but we do have a boat that we go out on all of the time so I was thinking it might be fun for that? At first I was thinking that this would be a keeper. Simply because it is super cute, and it only $22.00 but realistically, I think if I kept it, it would just stay hanging in my closet and I would never actually wear it. Like the black off the shoulder top, it’s a top that I want to work so bad, but I need to just realize that I am not in my 20’s and this top will never be appropriate for me to wear. Sorry cute little striped top but you have to go find a new home somewhere else. – Returning.

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Top: Kate Spade Stripe Swing Top


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Pants: Just Black Adorra Skinny’s (Stitch Fix)


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Shoes: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace Up Flats / Jewelry: Rocks Box

10: Kate Spade Stripe Swing Top: Size XS: $85.00

This top would be really cute if it didn’t stick straight out on the sides by it’s self. In the first picture where I am holding the edges, the shirt literally is made to hold that wide shape by itself. I don’t know what Kate Spade is trying to accomplish with this shirt, but since I’m not in the market for a shirt that makes me over 2 feet wide, it has to go. If this shirt was flowy, and just hung straight down it would be a total keeper. – Returning

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Top: Current/Elliott “The Ballet” Flounce Hem Cotton Tank


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Shorts: Free people Silver Springs Shorts

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11: Current/Elliott “The Ballet” Flounce Hem Cotton Tank: Size 1: $138.00

I can’t believe that this top is a size 1. This shirt does absolutely nothing for me, I’m not in love with anything about this shirt. It’s overpriced, the material is weird, it has frayed hems- which I hate, and it’s not flattering at all. Enough said, this shirt is going back.

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Shorts: Free People Silver Springs Shorts

12: Free People Silver Springs Shorts: Size XS: $88.00

These shorts are not my style at all. They are not flattering, for being a size XS they are really huge. I’m on the wider side in my hips and butt, so shorts are always a hit or a miss for me. The one thing they have going for them is that they are super comfortable, but that’s all. Bye Bye shorts, it’s been real. – Returning

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Dress: CeCe Natalia Beaded off the shoulder dress

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My daughter was ready for my fashion show to be over at this point… and so was I

13: CeCe Natalia Beaded Off the Shoulder Dress: Size 2: $158.00

I knew when I saw the preview that I would probably be sending this dress back. When I tried it on, I actually liked it a little bit more then I thought I would, but when it comes down to it, this is just too much dress for my body. The color is amazing, I have always loved this color of pink. The off the shoulder/ strapless bra thing is an issue too, but I do really like the look of it. I feel like if this dress was a little bit cheaper, shorter, and just all around had less fabric, I might keep it. But this one has to go as well. – Returning.

So at this point I need to get everything boxed up and sent back. I am really second guessing myself on the black off the shoulder top and the nude flats- I just can’t make a decision. If the black top was just a little bit cheaper I feel like I would keep it no questions asked, but I don’t want to spend $78.00 on a shirt that I might not wear. Another thing to think about is that there’s a Nordstrom about 10 minutes from my house and can return anything back to them as well, so I might need some more time to think about those 2 items. What do you guys think? Please let me know what I should do because I sure as hell can not make a decision right now. I also just got my 5th Stitch Fix box in the mail and It has some really great items in it as well. Trunk Club should totally offer a discount on clothing and it would be so much easier to keep a lot of items, like it is with Stitch Fix… I am so happy that my stylist sent me some items at a lower price point this time, and I feel like were still in the “getting to know each other” faze, But guess what, when my next Trunk comes around it will be fall, and we all know how fun and amazing fall clothes are so

 

Party of 3 or 4?

The big scary question of life. Should we have another child, or not? Right now My family consists of my husband of 5 years (next month), me of coarse, and our newly 3 year old daughter Clara, but not to forget our border terrier Sookie (aka poop stain) that is pretty much a child herself. Both my husband and I have full time jobs that require a lot out of us, and during the day we have our daughter in an AMAZING (but incredibly expensive) early learning center. I will never get to experience being a stay at home mom.

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My beautiful family. (My husband was going through his “hairy face” stage)

I was never one of those girls that dreamt of the day I would become a mother, I never played with dolls or barbies, and I didn’t have my future children’s names picked out, but in the back of my mind I knew that motherhood was probably going to be a part of my future. When we got pregnant with Clara, it took us a year to conceive. I actually had a very early miscarriage, which I have read is very common with first pregnancy’s. But a few weeks later we found out that we were expecting again. My pregnancy wasn’t easy, I was sick all day and night every day and night through the entire 10 months. Pregnancy didn’t look or feel good on my body, I gained 40 pounds, but on my 5′ tall body, it was like 80 pounds. And to be honest I was scared shitless of becoming a mother. I didn’t have the perfect family growing up, and I was terrified that somehow history would repeat itself and I would become my mother.

My birth experience was one for the books too. I was 11 days past due and they had to induce me. 3 days later, after a crap load of pitosin, a fever that spiked to 107, blood pressure that dropped so low the nurses had to give me a shot of adreniline, vomiting and shaking uncontrollably, too small of a birth canal, an emergency c-section where I had to be under full anesthesia, so no one actually got to witness the birth of my daughter, my beautiful daughter was born. She had to be in ICU for 6 days because of my fever, and we both were in the hospital for a total of 8 days after her birth.

Now 3 years later we are contemplating having another child. Clara is as good as kids come, she is just the most amazing kind hearted little human being. Now that she is 3 years old she is getting independent, can dress herself, is potty trained, can fully communicate what she wants, and life is getting so much easier than it was having a baby, then a toddler.

The hardest part for me, is that I really don’t want Clara to grow up without a sibling. I could never imagine my life without my sister. I see these big families full of kids and think of how much fun it must be to have so many siblings, but I know that life isn’t going to be right for our family. It sounds selfish but it was and still is so hard to give up most of my freedom to raise a child. I think about how we can give our daughter a great life by being an only child, but then I worry about if and when me and my husband pass away, she will be all alone. I want her to have someone to grow up with and have crazy memories and moments that only siblings share. Im approaching my mid thirties, so the clock is ticking for me, and Clara just turned 3, so if I were to get pregnant soon they would be at least 4 years apart, and any farther, I feel like they wouldn’t be as close as I would like them to be. So basically it’s now or never.

But I am SO FREAKING SCARED. I can be very selfish, and vain. I am terrified of my body going back to how it was after I gave birth. It took me 2 years to lose the baby weight, mostly out of my own laziness, but my body is not naturally small, and I have to work incredibly hard to be in somewhat decent shape. How will I find the time to work out with 2 children? How will I find the time to do ANYTHING with two children and a full time job. Will 2 carseats fit in my car? I can hardly keep up with all the laundry, dishes and keeping the house somewhat clean-as it is, and to add another person to feed, clean, and take care of into the mix, I don’t know how I could possibly do it. People do it every single day though. I envy these people. Especially the ones with the spotless houses. Oh how I wish I could magically become OCD.

I think my problem is that I am only focusing on the really hard parts, and not focusing on the amazing parts. The amazing magic of pregnancy that you feel with a human growing inside of you, the anticipation of getting to meet this little person you are creating. What are they going to look like? What is their personality going to be like? The wonderful love you feel for your child even through the hourly feedings and no sleep at night. They are not babies and toddlers forever. The first few years will be hard but then it may get easier with 2 children. They will both have someone to play with, and cause trouble with, and grow up with.

We are at that point where we have to make a decision and I seriously suck at making decisions. My lack of being able to make a decision is why we still only have one child. My husband is all for having 2 kids. But he doesn’t have to be pregnant. Wake up with the baby, or stay up all night. Doesn’t have to worry about dropping off or picking up from daycare. Doesn’t have to worry about laundry, dishes, or working through my so-called “maternity leave”, because no one can take over my job for me. I feel like this whole second kid thing is on my plate alone, and I am afraid of doing it, and I am afraid of not doing it, so right now I am not doing anything. I wish I was confident or sure of either not having another or having another.

I would like to hear from you guys out there. Your stories. The ups and downs. Were you an only child, or did you have 5 sisters and brothers? Are you a mother of one, or a mother of three? I know I am not alone in my thinking. But I feel totally alone in the decision, or lack there of.

 

Stitch Fix Review No. 4

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Welcome back my lovely ladies, it’s that time again. Time for me to awkwardly try on clothes and post the pictures to the internet so my kid(s) can make fun of me in the future! Whoop Whoop! This time around I asked for a new stylist because I felt like my original stylist just wasn’t right for me, and you know what? Thank god, because I want to kiss my new stylist, she is amaze-balls! Omg I can’t believe I just wrote that. Okay either it’s too early in the morning, or I just need to get to the good stuff so I don’t give my kid(s) anymore material to blackmail me with.

If you have never heard of Stitch Fix (where the heck have you been, Seriously?) I will give you a very brief rundown of how it works, but if you want more details, you can go to my first blog, or just click on the link and figure it out on your own(If you click my link, I get a small clothing credit to support my Stitch Fix addiction-Please enable me:). I promise, it’s easy! Basically you sign up, answer a series of questions about style, size, and lifestyle. Link up a Pinterest style profile- not required, but recommended. Pick a date for your “fix” to be shipped to you. Receive the clothes and take 3 days to try everything on. Send back anything you don’t want in the prepaid envelope, or if you decide to keep everything- Like I usually do(spoiler alert!), you get 25% off of everything. Then you can either schedule your next fix, or put it on hold until you decide you want them to send you more clothes, shoes, and/or jewelry. (Oh and feel free to pin anything you like in this post, or any others if you want your stylist to send you the same, or something similar.)

First Item up is the PAPERMOON Tamice Halter Knit top size XS- Kept

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Top: Papermoon Tamice Halter Knit Top


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Jeans: Level 99 Sandy Bootcut Jean

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Love this halter top! I’m super into neutrals, black and white right now, so this is hitting me in my sweet spot. Don’t mind my crappy bra, I couldn’t find my strapless, so I’m wearing an old bathing suit top that doesn’t fit- Bad decision. Now this shirt isn’t very work appropriate, that is A-ok with me! I love that it can be dressed up or down. I can picture wearing it with some white shorts and a jean jacket if it gets cold. I love me a great halter top, so this is going strait into my closet.

Second Item: Level 99 Sandy Bootcut Jean size 4p

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Shirt: Papermoon Tamice Halter Knit Top


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Jeans: Level 99 Sandy Bootcut Jean

Okay, so I swear these jeans were made just for me. I have always loved bootcut jeans, I’m a 90’s Girl in my heart, so the bootcut trend never left my closet. I’m super short, so the length is perfect, which for me is super hard to find. The material has the perfect amount of stretch, the wash is dark, and there is no whiskering so these are the perfect jeans for date night, or running errands on a Sunday. These will be worn probably every other day, at least.

Third Item up is LOVEAPPELLA Dolli Mesh Detail Knit Top size XS- Kept

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Top: Loveappella Dolli Mesh Detail Knit Top


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Jeans: Level 99 Sandy Bootcut Jean

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This top has black and white stripes, and if you have read any of my other blogs, you will know that if anything comes within 10 feet of me, and has black and white stripes, I’m keeping it. This top is the perfect top for days where you don’t want to suck your stomach in all day. The mesh detail and cutout in the back take this plain jane shirt, to super duper fun. My new stylist is just soo freaking amazing, I want to die.

Fourth item up is Everly Jonetta Romper size XS- Kept

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Romper: Everly Jonetta Romper


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Look, you can wear a beach hat with it!


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My husband telling me to be sexy. Has he read my blog?

This romper arose such excitement in me when I pulled it out of my Stitch Fix box, that I had to immediately put it on. Warning, this sucker is HARD to get on and off, like really hard. But I managed to somehow figure it out, and am making a mental note to NEVER wear this out drinking or else I will probably pee my pants. But at the end of the day it is so worth it because it is just the most adorable romper I have ever seen, perfect length for my tree trunk legs, and it has a hidden button so that way the ladies up stairs stay where they’re supposed to. Note: The Pink belt is mine and doesn’t come with the romper.

Last but not least are BCBGeneration Finlyn Lace Up Sandals size 6.5- Kept

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So again, if you have read my other blogs, you will know that I have been looking for some gladiators, and sent back the black ones that came in my Trunk Club. These lace up sandals are brown and gold, and a little more versatile then the black ones that went all the way up to my knee’s. I kind of wish these ones were black, but I do like the brown and gold, and I feel like these will be a lot easier to wear with shorts, jeans, or dresses. I am also kind of regretting sending back those Steve Madden Lace up Flats, but mental note: order some online, for cheaper.

Okay girls and boys, that sums up my 4th Stitch Fix! I’m obsessed with my new stylist EMILY, She sent me the sweetest personalized note, and I just feel like if we met in person, we might be best friends. I emailed Stitch Fix immediately and told them that I want EMILY to style ALL of my boxes. (Not like That!) This one was my favorite by far, so far, and the one that felt like it was put together just for me. I am so happy that I signed up for Stitch Fix, and if you want to sign up too, you can just click the link below here, I promise, you won’t regret it! Until next time,

XOXO,

Sara

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Boats and Hole’s

This weekend was awesome, I wrecked my husband’s boat. (this isn’t the first time either). I think he may divorce me. My husband grew up boating, his summers were spent on Lake Chelan in Washington State. He’s been driving a boat long before he hit puberty. I, on the other hand have only been a crappy boat captain since last summer when we finally purchased my husbands life long dream and first true love, his beloved Malibu Wakesetter. I’m not going to go into the boring details, but I win the dumb ass award of the day. Yay me!

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Jesus (or ANYONE) Please Take the Wheel!!!! Swimsuit: Seafolly Australia

In other news. Happy Birthday America!!!! How do you guys like to celebrate the 4th? We usually go out onto Lake Washington to watch the fireworks show, with a lot of adult beverages, and unhealthy snacks, but after todays unfortunate event, I’m probably not allowed to set foot on our boat anymore, but maybe in 10 years when my husband gets over this “incident”. Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th, I’m off to call our insurance company… and drink some (lots) of wine.

On a happy note… I have my next Stitch Fix showing up next week! If you want to learn more about it, read my other blogs, or click the link below to get started. Note: I get a small but much appreciated clothing credit if you use my link. Happy Clicking!