Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stitch Fix Trunk Club Catch up.

I have still been ordering trunks and fixes. I just had been a little disenchanted and so I didn't feel the need to run out and write a blog or ask what I should keep

I had received some credit from a referral from stitch fix so on March 1st I got this fix! 

These are the finnegan cuff shorts. They are a horrible fit. In stitch fix's defense I really wanted these shorts. But I'm just an odd fit. These would be great on someone long waisted and bottom heavy. That's just not me. 

I had this dress pinned on my Pinterest board and my oh my was it comfy but I was looking super pregnant because of where it hit on my waist. So negative 

I had this shirt pinned too! I loved it- but not on me. It's a sheer fabric with no give and it was tight across the chest and just not comfortable. 

These jeans were awesome! Super comfy and fit great but just like an inch shorter than I like. I'm just not into ankle jeans. 

And lastly in this fix: I had asked for a statement necklace and they sent me this. I guess it's okay but it just reminded me too much of those belts that were popular 15 years ago. I just couldn't committ. 

So I sent it all back. What do you think? Did I make some good or bad choices? Anything you think I should have kept?

Trunk club round one: 
I asked for colored pants and I was sent these in two different colors. They were obviously a horrible fit for my body. 

I really liked these shorts but they were like $120. Umm. No. I will go to target. K thanks. 

I asked for work pants I got the following two pairs: 

I'm not sure where I said I was 80 but thanks trunk club! 

I was super frustrated. I wanted trunk club to work but just can't seem to get it! Someone suggested I make a wish list on Nordstrom.com and send it to my stylist! So I did! My next trunk was so much better! 

This shirt though 😳

I asked for this Vince Camuto shirt but in lime green. I have a blank tank very similar to this one. So I sent it back but I loved it! I also really like the jeans but they just weren't "perfect". 

This dress oh this dress! I loved it and if fit wonderfully! But the quality just wasn't spectacular!  

Just look at that back ☝🏻️

I didn't hate this dress. My husband however. 😬
These cute wedges came too but I read some pretty stinky reviews and I didn't want to take the chance on them being a waste. 

If these toms had been any other color besides chambray I would have probably kept them. I loved the way they felt. I just didn't want denim shoes. 🙁

So I sent it all back. I can't pay for things I don't LOVE 😍

Then my stylist got a promotion and a new stylist put me a trunk together. Some of the times were out of stock so I only had four items but I thought over all it was decent for her first shot versus my other stylist. 

I loved the waist this dress gave me! The neckline was pretty perfect too! It was high quality and while I didn't love the length Nordstrom will alter anything you buy from trunk club free so I knew I could get it taken up a couple inches. But I just didn't like that belly it gave me. My stylist is supposed to send me another dress like this and great spanx in my next trunk! We will see.  

The top of this dress was just weird. But other than that it was okay. 

Loved the fit. Super comfy! Hated the print. 

And these pants 👎
They are the same ones from an earlier trunk in a different color. Love the color. Hate the pants. :( 

I'm hoping my next trunk is better. There are quite a few things I NEED in my closet. But I just can't find the ONES. If that makes sense. 

I got one last fix (because I had more credit $$$) and I really thought I loved the things in it. But the more I think about them the less I like them so I need your help! Tell me what you love in this fix👇🏼

This coral shirt. I have a thing for coral! 

These shorts. I really like the fit. They are slightly stretchy! They are a great length. 

This slouchy boyfriend tank (same shorts from above). I feel like this isn't flattering and feels like pajamas and like with just the right tug from a kid in exposed because it's super stretchy. 

My stylist suggested wearing it like this 👇🏼 with the maxi skirt she sent. 

And I tried it with a knot 
I tried to make it work. I just don't think it does. Do you? And what about the print on that skirt? Is it as weird as I think it is? 

And lastly this dress. It's super comfy but the material is thin and you can see my "ripples" on my back. But it IS cute.  Hmmm. 
What do y'all think? I have to check out on my last fix tomorrow. Is there anything worth keeping? I hate to waste my credit.

If you're interested in trying either service here are my referral links:

Trunk club:

Be brave and struggle well

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oops I did it again...

Okay sorry for the horrible Britney Spears reference but I got another trunk. Just to catch you up. Trunk Club is a completely free service powered by nordstroms where you get a stylist to send you items that might look great on you! 

Here's trunk three. 

I had only asked for bras and then when I got my trunk preview I told my stylist to just throw some more things in the box. Cardigans, sweaters, and flats. She did just that, just not sure how much I loved them, which is okay too. I still love the thought of clothes shopping in my house!  But needless to say I didn't get to approve or disapprove of any other items other than the bras since they were the original items. 

Would love to know your thoughts! I included the prices on my price sheet as well as the name of the item. The one great thing about trunk club is that if it goes on sale online at Nordstrom.com (as most everything does) while you have your trunk they price match! Woo hoo! And you get 10 days to decide (or see if it goes on sale). 

I actually really like this shirt but I feel like it looks a lot like the coral button down chambray I kept in my last trunk. I'm just not sure how much coral I need in my wardrobe. Although I do love it! Mixed media v neck tunic $58.

This cardigan!!! Oh how I love it! Long cardigan by Bobeau $58.  First of all those that saw my last reveal know this is my color!  It's super soft and I just like it! She also sent me the black v neck shirt underneath ($29) and I love the shirring on the sides! But it's still a little tighter on the tummy than I like.

Three quarter length sleeve cardigan by halogen $46.00. This was just okay for me. Nothing particularly wrong just nothing great either.

I really loved this cardigan so I threw it over this tank. The tank (boho lace trim tank by Carlson $39) is cute as a tank but I don't think it's great on me. Kinda like a tent and it's almost see through. I think in another color I could have appreciated it more.

Stripe v neck sweater by Carlson. I didn't think this was flattering at all but I wanted to like it. And these NYDJ white flare jeans $134. I'm short so I tucked these under as if I was going to get them hemmed. I'm just not sure I can embrace the flare leg Jean trend again. And I just bought white skinnies before I started doing trunk club. 

Eadda leather flat by lucky brand. $58.95. Reasonably priced and I asked for gold, tan, or brown flats so these definitely fit the bill but there's something about the fit on the back of my foot I don't like. But I could absolutely use these.

Felicia flat by Sam Edelman. $99.95 

These were very interesting and I like that but they kinda reminded me of house slippers. And I don't think I would pay $100 for flats.

Excuse my face! I was trying to figure out what the heck this was! This is the "cuff sleeve cotton blend knit tunic by Carlson" $54.00. I almost didn't mind the oversized ness but those sleeves! They are weird.

I also recieved some more bras because the ones in my last trunk were not the right size. And again I'd rather try bras on in my own home than go bra shopping. 

Let me know what you think! Anything worth keeping? 

Be brave and struggle well! 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Trunk club review: Trunks 1 and 2

So... I did this new thing. I was added to a stitch fix group where women were asking each other if there was something LIKE stitch fix but without the stylist fee. Enter>trunk club. Trunk club is sponsored by Nordstroms. So it's all Nordstrom clothes. The price point is higher but it has its benefits. No stylist fee, 10-15 items per trunk, and you get 10 days to decide. Shipping is free both ways and they don't charge you until after they get the trunk back and confirm the items in it. You get to preview your trunk and select items you KNOW you hate or are out of your price range and ask them not to send them.  Also, you speak directly to your stylist at length by phone or email. I hated my first trunk but loved my second. And since it's a free service what do I have to lose? 

I asked my stylist to please not send me anything over $100 (I have been told of items in the thousands) and that I was a clearance rack shopper. She asked one item I might be willing to splurge on, and I told her great fitting jeans (which due to some weight gain is next to impossible). 

Here is trunk number one. I returned everything in it. I might have kept one pair of jeans if I could have afforded them and the had been like a smidge bigger in the waist. After receiving all these items I went in and changed my top sizes to bigger because everything she sent me in this trunk was a medium and I usually wear a large. 

Your trunk comes in a box that actually looks like a trunk! 
It's all packaged up neatly! 
This sweater had cute potential but that hem. It kinda looked like a craft project. These boots are okay but I have gray booties and I felt like my feet looked a little clown-ish in these. 

This sweater fit well but I couldn't get over the two tone. And I didn't feel super cute in it. I also have the rag and bone jeans in this pic and most others too. These were the jeans I liked. 

I like the way this sweater looks in the picture but it had a wear zig zag print on it that was reminiscent of the early 90's but I did like the color. 

The hem on these jeans was just weird. And they were an odd length and didn't fit well. 

I really liked the color of these and they are Paige premium which I have been dying to try and while they were super stretchy, they were too tight. 
Again the cute jeans! This sweater was probably my favorite but it just hung off me, was one you have to wear something under, and there was just nothing special about it. It was just kinda boring. 

This sweater was okay until I realized it had weird high side slits. 

I shudder at this picture. It's awful. I was so excited about this jacket/blazer/cardigan! And then I tried it on and it made me look soo round! Umm...no. 

I hated this jacket in the pic. I thought no way am I going to like that. But then I put it on and it's soooo cute! But it was too small and I have no idea where I would have ever worn it too. 

I had a rough start with trunk club. It took my stylist a long time to get back with me and after I got my trunk I felt like she wasn't listening to me at all. Like why did I fill the stylist profile out!!?! But I left very real and honest notes on my feedback. She immediately sent out a second trunk as soon as my feedback was returned and before my trunk had even been picked up from my house. And I loved the items she had picked. I honestly wouldn't have tried again based on my first trunk experience had I had to pay for the service. 

Here's trunk number 2. I still have a week  to decide. So help a sister out! Tell me what you like, and what you hate! 

All pretty and wrapped up! 
Addie took all the pictures that follow! 

I really like this tank. It's flattering. I wasn't super excited about the print but I do like it. And it's relatively inexpensive. It's a nicer material so I feel like i can throw a cardigan over it or wear as is depending on the weather and dress up or down. 

I love chambray and i love that it's in style so when I saw this in my preview I was excited about it! But when I put it on I was underwhelmed. I felt like a tent and it's almost maternity feeling the way it's cut and the length. 

This shirt has a grandma-Esque print to it and is too short and hangs weird. 

This shirt I was the MOST excited about and oh my goodness it didn't disappoint. The material is like the butteriest denim I've ever felt! It's heavy and feels like super high quality and it's a coral pink, one of my favorite colors! 

I love the long sleeves on this dress but it made me look so round in the middle and wide. And I think it was a little aging. I wanted to like it. 

Same story with this dress! I liked in in the picture but in it looks older than I am and makes me round in the middle. 

I never can find a great maxi so I was excited to see this one coming. I loved the material it was made out of but it was SUPER long and I know I can get that hemmed but even the neck line felt a little 80's prom to me. 

This dress is all kinds of wrong. It's the wrong length. It's the wrong style. I look HUGE! It's just bad bad bad. It was almost the most expensive thing she sent me. 

This dress!!!! I LOVE it! I felt so cute in it! And it's such a pretty color! But what shoes? 

I also requested bras. I recieved 5. I hated some and liked some. But I hate bra shopping so having them sent to me was AWESOME!! 

So those are my trunks! 

If you would like to try it and want to sign up with my stylist you can sign up with this link. www.trunkclub.com/invite/USQ3UG
And IF you ever kept anything you recieved in your trunk I would get $50 trunk credit. 

Let me know! 

Be brave and struggle well!