Sunday, May 22, 2016

Trunk Club Review Round 3: Summer gear

Notes:
1) I did not clean up for this photo shoot :) And I happened to take the pix in front of the 2 most cluttered, un-Kon-Mari'ed areas of the house.  Ha!  So excuse the clutter.

2) I figured out halfway through that the lighting was better on the other side of the room.  One day I will take outdoor pix.

3) Something seems to happen to photos when they go from phone (where detail is easier to see) to computer.  I think it may actually be happening after upload to blogger.  Reason #2832 I need to switch blog platforms!

4) I had a bit of credit to use this round (yay!) equating to 1-2 free pieces.  I did not expect this, and thank you!  If anyone else is moved to use my referral code, it's here.  I believe it will link you with my stylist, who is named Gianna.  She has been very responsive and overall I have been happy with her picks so far, though I'm not sure this box was quite as fruitful as the last.

Here we go!  I received 17 items - mostly clothes, but 3 pairs of shoes.  I had requested summer outfits, white jeans, neutral-colored platforms, and light/breezy tops for hot weather.  

Here we go!  


'Irina' lace contrast romper by cupcakes and cashmere
$105, XS
No.  This was really floppy and unflattering on, and Josh said it looked like pajamas.


'Croxley' cuffed denim shorts in Elemental by Husdson Jeans
$99, size 26
Scoop neck woven tank by Halogen
$39, XS
Hadley Wedge Sandal by Hinge
Super comfortable.  I am leaning towards keeping the shorts but Josh thinks the tiny frayed spot is a deal breaker (shown in next pic).  Opinions?
Love the tank
Shoes are okay but I don't love the cork sole


Another view showing the frayed detail that may or may not be objectionable


Print wrap jersey dress - Petite, by Maggy London
PXS, $98
Leaning toward yes because it's an easy work option, but the neckline is a hair lower than I would prefer


'Growover' Jersey T-shirt Dress by Caslon
XS, $58
Not flattering, way too body-con for me, and I don't like the hem


'Skyline' crop skinny jeans in optic white by Paige Denim
Size 26, $189
Undecided.  I want white skinnies but I am not sure I want to spend this much, especially now that it looks like flares and wide legs are everywhere!


Side view - I do like the clean lines of the fit


Shorts again from above
'Kava' Jacquard Knit Cotton tank by cupcakes and cashmere
XS, $95
I was very meh about this one, so definitely not worth $95
Neta leather wedge sandals by Hinge
$79.95
I need more leg lengthening than these offer, so no :)  But I do like them.


Print pleat back sleeveless split neck blouse by NYDJ
XS, $78
Another one that did not bowl me over


Relaxed fit shirttail tee by Trouve
XS, $38
I have this in black from my last box and wear it constantly, but don't really love the look of the  gray as much.
Shoes are Dallis Sandals by Splendid, $148.95
Not comfortable enough - all shoes get compared to my fave brand Camper and rarely does anything ever win.



Embroidered bib sleeveless top by Pleione
XS, $49
Another 'meh' to me


'whisper' cotton crewneck tee by Madewell
XS, $29.50
Undecided though leaning towards yes


Cutout jacquard romper by Adelyn Rae
XS, $98
I might have worn this 10 years ago.  Now I am not sure I can pull it off, and I don't know where I would wear it!  Would consider this in a slightly longer short and maybe a solid color.

'Sunfaded' Ombre Stripe Tee by Splendid
XS, $88
Already wore this, so keeping :)
Yes, it's pricey for a tee but I just love everything about it.

So there you have it!!  Thoughts?  Opinions??  Has anyone else tried Trunk Club (and by any chance, if you have and did a review, link in the comments!  I'd love to see.)

This is my 3rd trunk and I will say 95% of the choices I have made from the last 2 boxes are frequent wears for me, so I am going to stay with the service - probably sticking with a box every 3 months.  Part of me would prefer to have a boutique / small store where they knew me well -- but this is just logistically easier right now.