Help me pick a Bridesmaid Dress. 

Okay you guys, I seriously need some help and your opinions!! I am in a wedding on September 10th, and all of the bridesmaids get to pick their own dresses. Over the last few months I have been searching for the perfect dress. I have already ordered 3 and had to send them back because of fit issues, and one was not the right color. Then I kind of just quit thinking about it and now that it’s getting down to the wire I knew that I had to take some serious action!! At first the bride just requested that we get a long dress in a shade of blue from a color palate that she sent us ranging from light blue to navy blue. Let me tell you that it is so much easier to find a navy blue dress than it is to find a light blue dress. About 2 weeks ago she informed me that I needed to get a light blue dress because of where I fell in line and all of the other girls had found their dresses already. Last week I went to the Nordstrom website and ordered every single dress that came in light blue, and now I need your opinions because I am having such a hard time deciding which one. I actually ordered 8 dresses, but for some reason only took pictures of 7, so that dress is out anyways! Okay here we go…

Dress 1

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I really like this dress, but out of the bunch it is the most expensive at $310.00 but it is definitely a top contender. My only issues are is that the zipper in the back is extremely hard to zip up, like it is almost broken, the material below the waist is a mesh overlay and for as beautiful as the top is, the bottom doesn’t impress me much, and the price is super high for a bridesmaid dress. But I love the neckline, the color is a beautiful light blue that doesn’t really show up in the pictures (like all the other dresses) as vibrant as it really is. One other thing is that no matter what dress I pick, I will have to get it hemmed.

Dress 2

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Okay so I promise that this dress is a light blue and not white, but because it is so light I think I have to say no. The price of this one is $220, so it is a little better than the first, and this dress is incredibly comfortable.

Dress 3

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I love the neckline on this one as well, but I think that the color is too dark for what the bride is wanting me to wear, the price of this dress is $260, and again this dress is really comfortable and I wouldn’t have to worry about “the girls” popping out all night.

Dress 4

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I also love the look of this dress, but the dress is between a blue and a lavender, so probably because of the color, this dress might be out. But again this is so comfortable, and I love the off the shoulder detail. The price of this one is $220

Dress 5

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Okay so this dress is my husbands favorite, and because of how much he loves it, he has me convinced that this MIGHT be my favorite as well, but I am worried it might be too revealing. In the pics I didn’t have the top halter tied tight enough, and I would obviously wear a different bra so the top wouldn’t be SO revealing. But this is an amazing wrap dress, and the fabric feels amazing on. The price of this dress is $285

Dress 6

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Again, this dress is actually light blue, not white. But because of how light blue it is, and how it looks white in pictures, I don’t think this would be the best choice even though I really love the style and look of this dress. The price of this on is $220

Dress 7

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This dress is really beautiful as well, the reason I am just standing like that in the photo is because I wanted a “real” picture of how much my boob and armpit fat hung over when I was standing normal. There are things I love about this dress like the color, fabric and I love the style, but from the side view it makes me look a lot larger than I really am. One really cool thing about this dress is that, you can’t tell from the pictures but there are two pieces of fabric that hang down the front that enable you to convert this dress to a halter, one shoulder, or you can wrap them around your waist and make a bow on the front, side or back, or just have them hang down like I do in the picture. I do feel like this dress is a good contender, and the price is $285

Okay ladies this is where you come in! I seriously need your help deciding which one to wear! I think my favorites are dress 1, 5, and 7 and I need to get the ones I am not keeping shipped back to Nordstrom so I can have my credit card back. Please comment below and tell me which one you think I should pick. Now I just need to find some shoes. – The bride requested that we wear white sandals, but I begged her to be able to at least wear white wedges because I am only 5′ tall and I just don’t think sandals would be right for a fancy dress, and I would have to get half of the dress altered off if I was wearing flats, so if you guys know of some amazing formal white wedges please hook a sister up!!

EDIT SEPTEMBER 11th- as you can see from the main picture dress number 5 was the winner! The bride loved it, and after alterations it was perfect!! 

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

 

No Junk in this Trunk!

Okay, I know what your thinking… is this going to be a whole post dedicated to her butt? Well Sorry to disappoint, but no, it’s not. But for a second I will tell you a little about my butt just incase you clicked on this post for that reason. I do have a little junk in my trunk, I would classify my rear as more of a wide load then a bubble butt. I got my dad’s genes in the baby got back department and sadly, his butt gene’s weren’t the best to pass onto a girl, but I’ve learned to work with what I was given. My sister got the good butt gene’s, and I have always envied her perfect bubble butt. Anyway’s enough about that, Now it’s time to get into what this post is really supposed to be about….

TRUNK CLUB!!! 

If you are unfamiliar with Trunk Club, it’s not a club that’s dedicated to the glorious back side. Its actually somewhat similar to Stitch Fix, but also different in some totally fabulous ways. Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom. When you sign up by clicking on someone’s link (such as my own) you automatically get assigned their same stylist. So if you do this, make sure the person’s link your clicking on is happy with their stylist. You can also sign up via the website or app. But when you do it this way, someone out there who is a member of Trunk Club will miss out on getting the $50.00 referral credit that they receive if someone uses their link. So please, if you don’t click mine, at least click on someone else’s so that way someone in the world is saving $50.00. Then you can scratch off your good deed of the day/week/month or even year, because I guarantee that you will be making someone’s day/week/month/ or year, if they see that little $50.oo gift sitting in their account.

Okay once you initially sign up and get set up with a stylist, your stylist will reach out to you with in the next few days. You can communicate with them by phone, email, or app. If your like me, and hate talking to anyone on the phone due to a disease called “I can’t talk on the phone, please text or email me ONLY anxiety” then, don’t fret, you will never have to  awkwardly talk on the phone to your stylist. Your stylist will ask you a bunch of detailed questions, regarding style, fit, lifestyle and so much more, to get a sense of what you are looking to fill up your closet with while draining your bank account, or maxing out multiple credit cards- Please note, if you are not a total baller, and don’t have an unlimited budget, make sure you tell your stylist the budget range you are looking to stay in, Please do not forget this! A few days after that you will receive a preview of your Trunk, which is totally awesome, (Stitch fix doesn’t do this, but that’s okay too, it’s fun both ways) Since Trunk Club is generally more expensive than Stitch fix- Due to higher quality items, more items in your trunk, and access to premium top notch brands that Nordstrom carries. Once you preview your Trunk, you have the option to remove any items that you don’t want them to send to you, and generally your stylist will add more items to your trunk before mailing it to you. From my research, most Trunks have an average of 15 items in them. This can range from ALL types of clothing, shoes, accessories of all sorts including, but not limited to: bags, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, hats and really, the sky’s the limit. My trunk started with a total of 10 items, I had her remove 3 of those 10 items, which now I wish I would have screen shot them because I can’t remember what I had her take out and why.. I was hoping that she would add more tops, a blazer, and a casual dress or romper, but she ended up only sending me the 7 remaining items, so were calling this a 2 part trunk with this being part one. She’s currently preparing part 2 of my trunk, but she wanted me to receive this one first to make sure that all the sizing and style of clothing was what I was looking for.

Okay, now lets dive into this Trunk together and see what I got, shall we?!?

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Isn’t this the most beautiful box you could ever see at your doorstep?

Now, Lets take a look at the inside…..

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Hard to see from the pic, but there’s 2 shoe boxes, and a neatly wrapped up stack of clothes.

So when I was describing what I wanted to achieve from Trunk Club, I told my amazing stylist, Sharitty Diaz, that I wanted to add “grown up” pieces to my closet but that are young fresh and stylish, basic closet staples. I mentioned that I was a sucker for black and white stripes, neutral colors, and needed some nice jeans- especially white skinnies, but that I want to add various jean styles to my closet. I wear jeans pretty much every day of the week, with the occasional dress or skirt when I’m feeling extra fancy. My main point to her was that my style icon was Kristin Cavallari, and if she were to just google “Kristin Cavallari style” I would want anything that she found on the internet of her wearing. I am OBSESSED with K.C.’s style and I feel like she should just let me go shopping in her closet, or maybe we can even borrow each other’s clothes? I have also mentioned this exact same thing over and over to my Stitch Fix stylist, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it has been between my Trunk Club box, and my Stitch Fix boxes.

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Jeans:PAIGE DENIM Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans Ultra White($189.)      Top: JOIE Amarey B Linen Knit Top ($128)     Shoes: CONVERSE Chuck Taylor “Shoreline” Sneaker ($49.95)

First 3 Items: I have been asking for white jeans from Stitch Fix ever since I signed up but haven’t received any yet. I am so happy that Sharitty sent these to me because these jeans are Amazing!! I know the price tag is super high, but for the last few years, I’ve just been buying $20.00 Old Navy Jeans, or used jeans. I’m at a point in my life where I am able to/ and want to splurge a little in the clothing department( but don’t get me wrong, I also love a good sale, and my Target and Old Navy items too). When I review this box and send back the items I am not keeping, I’m going to ask her to keep my price point a little lower in the future, unless she finds something absolutely amazing. I’ve never owned Paige jeans before, and I am in love! These white jeans are not see through at all, fit me like a glove, and hide all of my cellulite and dreaded saddle bags- These suckers are working their ass off every time I wear them. Totally keeping these!

Next Item up is the tank top. I love this top, I love it’s versatility, and its simplicity, but I just can’t justify spending &128.00 on a simple tank top, and It kills me to send it back, but I just have to. The converse are something that I have been lusting over for a while, at first she had the regular old white converse in my preview. Which was like she was reading my mind, because I was going to specifically ask her to send me some, but forgot when we had our conversation. When I did my preview and saw these, I emailed her and asked her to switch them out for the “shoreline” converse, which are slip on’s and she  made the switch with in 5 minutes. ( Another thing that makes Trunk Club so AWESOME!) The Converse are just as wonderful as I hoped they would be, so those are for sure keepers too!

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Jeans: FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans Blanc ($199)

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Same top and shoes listed above

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Can we just take a second to appreciate how adorable my daughter CLARA is?

Fourth item: These Frame jeans are like silky butter on my legs. When I put them on I knew that I would have to keep these because I did not want to take these babies off, like ever. The front of each leg has rips up and down them, but the quality of the material, it’s hard to describe but you can tell that the rips aren’t going to get any bigger over time. Unless I wear them while drinking too much wine and get a little cray cray, I guess anything is possible. These jeans are incredibly flattering, the rips make them fun and unique. When deciding what to keep or send back, I tried to find each of these items cheaper online ( I couldn’t find any of the items for a better price anywhere else.) When I got to these jeans, google showed me that pretty much every celebrity whose style I lust after, owns these exact jeans, which pretty much makes me a celebrity too in my book, so I took off the tags, and hung up my new best friends in my closet.

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Jeans:7 FOR ALL MANKIND Taylorless Bootcut Jeans New York Dark ($198)

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Top: ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH (already owned)

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Fifth Item: I LOVE these jeans, they are exactly what I was hoping to get, since I want to venture out of wearing skinny jeans every single day. I grew up in the 90’s so I love me a great bootcut or flare jean. The only problem with these are that they are about 5 inches too long. I am wearing 5 inch heels in the picture. I know that I could get them hemmed, but because I was already keeping the other 2 pairs of jeans, hemming a good 4-5 inches off might compromise the look of the bootcut-ness?  Regretfully I have to send these beautiful jeans back, But I may ask my stylist if they come in a 30″ inseam.

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Shoes: STEVE MADDEN Sammson Lace Up Gladiatior Sandal ($89.95)

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Dress: FREE PEOPLE Emily Crochet Dress (128)

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The back is see through crochet!

Sixth and Seventh Items: To be honest when I previewed my trunk, These two Items were the ones that arose the most excitement inside of me. I have been wanting gladiator sandals for so long, and these were everything I thought I ever wanted. When I tried them on they didn’t quite look right, the top part where they tie is supposed to wrap around your calves a few times before being tied in the front. The tie part on me was super close to my knee and just didn’t look like they were supposed to. Also when I really thought about it,  I couldn’t really imagine myself wearing these with shorts, so I realistically don’t think I would get as much use out of them as I would like to. The dress was the exact same realization, I loved the look and the “thought of wearing” this dress so much, but I could never wear it to work, and when I looked at the pictures of the dress on, it didn’t look flattering on my body. I wanted to love it, but sadly, it didn’t meet my high expectations.

My first impression of Trunk Club is like my first impression of meeting my husband, scared to death at first but a few days in I knew that we were meant to be! My stylist absolutely nailed the style that I was going for, and I can’t wait to see what she sends me in part 2. I think that Trunk Club and Stitch Fix are similar but totally different in ways that make them both so much fun and rewarding. I would recommend Trunk Club to anyone and everyone looking to add some amazing style to their daily wardrobe. I even talked to my stylist, because I am in a wedding in September and all the bridesmaids get to pick out their own dresses- so my stylist is going to send me a bridesmaid dress trunk soon as well. Seriously, How cool is THAT! On a side note, my husband just signed up for Trunk Club as well after seeing how happy I was with my stylist, so I am very interested in seeing what he receives because, OMG he is incredibly picky for wearing wakeboard brand tee shirts and jeans everyday!

I would Love Love Love for you guys to leave me a comment to let me know what your thoughts are. As always, these opinions are mine alone, I am not paid by Trunk Club, and if you are looking to do your good deed of the day/week/month/year you can click on my link right here—>

 

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Stay tuned for part 2 of my Trunk Club review, I’ve got another Stitch Fix box coming next week, My Sephora Play box review, and other blogs about random stuff that I haven’t yet thought of! Thank you for joining me, and I hope you will be back soon, make sure you subscribe by email, feel free to pin, comment and like. 🙂

Peace and Love to all!!!!

XOXO,

SARA