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

 

Stitch Fix Review # 3

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This is My face when My Stitch Fix Box shows up!

Well Hello there! As promised, I am doing my 3rd reveal of my most favorite thing in the whole wide world right now. Right behind wine, and coffee, well, and gangster rap. This is the Fix that mysteriously got delivered in Louisiana (according to the super accurate, never ever wrong company, FED EX) but magically showed up on my door step the following day. (Of course this was after I called FED EX and was super polite and professional because I wasn’t at all worried that MY wonderful clothes were plopped on someone else doorstep, to be worn by god knows who) But they found their way home to mama.

Before I get started, I will give you a brief explanation of how the whole Stitch fix addiction gets started.

Step one: Fill out your style profile online, set your budget, sizes, color preferences, the whole nine yards. Write a note to your stylist and link up your Pinterest board so that way she has a good idea of what styles you are looking for.

Step two: Order your first “fix.” I promise you that nothing in life takes longer then receiving that first box. Oh the anticipation! You will get charged a $20.00 styling fee, but it will be credited to any purchase you make from the box. So you should always keep at least one item so that way your not throwing $20.00 away. (That could buy you 4 bottles of wine!) Now if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off of EVERYTHING. Yes, I’m totally serious, I would NEVER ever lie to you!

Step three: Try everything on! You get 3 business days to try everything on, in the comfort of you own bedroom, with clothing item’s that you already own. What ever you decide you don’t want, you just put in your pre-paid envelope and ship it right back to them. Your only charged for what you keep, and after each fix you rate each item so that way your stylist and Stitch Fix gets to know you better each time. The only thing left to do, is to order your next fix, if you choose to.* This is in no way a “subscription” service. You can do it as much or as little as you would like!

I should also note that I am not paid by Stitch Fix and all of these opinions are my own! But…. I will get a referral credit if you click on my pretty little link located right below.

Ok so now for the fun part! Lets rip into this box together and see what we got, how does that sound?

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First Item (drum roll please!!): Steven (Steve madden’s fancier shoe name) Gennna Suede Lace up flat in Mint. Size 6.5

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First impression: My heart is pitter pattering, I am in LOVE. I actually asked my stylist for some lace up flats, and boy did she deliver. These suckers are so comfy and amazing I want to cry with joy! I am already imagining how wonderful my life will be now with my new best friends. I’m imagining all the fun places were going to go, trouble were going to get into, and amazing parties and super cool adult stuff that I am going to do now that I have these guys by my side. Then… I looked at the price. $119.00! And then I looked again because this could not possibly be right. At that moment, I knew that all of my dreams and aspirations were headed straight down the crapper. In my last 2 “fixes” I kept all 5 items, and I knew with this one I would have to start being a lot more selective, or else my family would be living in a 5th wheel in the Walmart parking lot. I really had to contemplate this one. I did a quick online search and I found the same shoes in different colors ( I think the mint might be exclusive to Stitch Fix) online for half the price. I knew at that moment their fate was sealed. I had to bid them farewell. (RETURNED)

Second Item: Skies are Blue Swanley knit tank in Red. Size XS

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When I first pulled this shirt out of the box I was thinking, Finally! some stripes! I love the twisted back detail of the back, but when I put this top on, I was swimming in it!! Seriously, I don’t know how it can possibly be an XS because it is so incredibly ginormous. I started wondering if I could wear it as a dress, but since I’m not into showing off my lady parts, I had to flash it the peace sign and send it on its merry way.$38.00 (RETURNED)

Third Item: Loveappella Garnet knit Maxi Dress in pink. Size XSP

IMG_2980First impression: I HATE the Print, I feel like I would wear this to match my dog’s neck bandana when I pick her up from the groomer. Since I’m not looking to be twinsies with my dog any time soon, I knew instantly that it had to go back home to the Stitch Fix warehouse to be loved by someone else. But in true Stitch Fix fashion, I knew I had to at least try it on. The material is buttery soft, and the length is just perfect for my 5′ height. I couldn’t help but wonder that if she had sent this in a solid color I might have kept it. I think it would really be a perfect pregnant dress because it is very loose in the stomach area. I started to get scared that I accidentally marked “pregnant” on my profile, or that my stylist knows something I don’t. So I did what any normal red blooded American girl would do in my position, I downed a (three) glass(es) of wine and got naked.$74.00 (RETURNED)

Item four: Adrianna Papell Janett V-neck Dress in blue. Size 2P

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First Impression: Ok, this dress is silk, and to be honest I don’t really know how I feel about silk. I think I’m scared of silk. I don’t think I have ever owned an actual clothing item made from silk in my life. Pulling this out of the box I had mixed feelings about the print. I do like the colors, but I’m not in love with the actual print itself. When I tried it on, it fit me like a glove! Oh man did this fit goooood! But since I have nothing that requires a silk dress penciled in on my calendar, I knew this one wasn’t a keeper either. Maybe if our paths crossed at a different point in my life… but right now, it just wasn’t in the cards for me and this silky dress. $104.00 (RETURNED)

Item Five: Le Lis Parsons Lace Back Tank in blue. Size XS

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First Impression: I was sure hoping that this wasn’t another maternity piece. Then I started to wonder if some pregnant girl in Louisiana was missing her maternity fixin’s? As soon as I tried this shirt on, I knew it was my keeper, not just because I didn’t want to blow a Jackson (not in THAT way, you guys!) But because I actually really like this top! It has the perfect amount of flowyness to it, and has a cute lace detail in the back. I did get a picture of the back, but I learned the hard way that its really hard to photo shop out your back fat when your standing in front of a shingled house. (Note to self: next time take pictures against a white wall, and start working out again… tomorrow) So for now you guys will just have to use your imagination. $38.00 (KEPT)

Okay so that sums it up for this FIX. I’m sure your thinking that because I only kept one item, that this box was a failure. But for me, It’s a success, Because It means another month’s mortgage can be paid (sorry Walmart) and it proves to me that I DO have the ability to send clothes back. ( I also have my first TRUNK CLUB coming in 2 days! So stay tuned for that review!)

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Its been REAL Stitch Fix!


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Have a safe trip home!

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Until we meet again!

XOXO,

Sara