It is always so fun and exciting to receive packages and (good) surprises in the mail! My first TrendSend package was waiting for me when I returned home after a busy afternoon shepherding (or really schlepping) my kids to and from all of their weekly Saturday activities.
I explained to my husband Scott that I signed up and am doing this for the sake of my blog. But after all the hype of the never ending subscription based services including Stich Fix and Ipsy, curiosity has gotten the better of me. Not to mention, how nice would it be if some clothes were sent to me that I actually liked for myself. As I previously explained in my EverEve post, I rarely shop for myself since I became a mom.
As a forty-something year old female who has always enjoyed following fashion, I am at the point that I know my body type and what fits are most flattering. I tend to favor the same styles, colors and even materials. So I was especially eager and open to a stylist shopping for me and putting together three different looks.
As I went through the box, I am sad to admit that I was disappointed. Nothing wowed me or even made me excited to rush and try it on.
When I met with Evereve’s Founder Meghan Tamte at a NYC editors/bloggers introduction a few weeks ago, she stressed how important jackets are in a woman’s wardrobe. I was sent two jackets in my box. Jackets are usually a higher price point item. At $89, the white Kut from the Kloth deconstructed denim jacket is a very reasonably priced item. I already have several jean jackets hanging in my closet. I don’t think I’ve ever considered a white jean jacket before so I have to toy around with the idea of how often I would utilize this piece in my wardrobe. The Tiara Hawaii Emberly maxi dress it was paired with was a complete miss for me simply because it has spaghetti straps. I specifically indicated in my questionnaire that I have a large chest and I only wear supportive bras with straps. I didn’t even bother to try this item on. No matter how inexpensive the dress might have been or how much I may have liked the dress, I could never wear it without keeping something on over it.
My husband did not like the cut of Peyton Jensen Marlow Jacket and felt it didn’t lay right and was unflattering on me.
The Dylan Hi Low Tunic was nothing special although I did like that it was long enough to cover my butt with leggings.
Out of all six pieces, the Articles of Society Karen Cuff Crop jeans was my favorite. They were extremely comfortable with a stretch quality. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to change into leggings or comfy sweats. If only I didn’t already have a closet full of jeans in this same dark wash.
I understand why the white deconstructed Catherine boyfriend jeans by Kut from the Kloth are their best selling jeans. I am shocked that both pairs of jeans fit me well. I usually drag into the dressing room a million pairs in various sizes and cuts.
I wish I could say I did as well with the tops. I bet my stylist Kate is not big busted. My bra straps stuck out in The Free People long beach tank and I did not like the peach color.
It is available in several other vibrant colors and is only $20 so for those of you who like to show off your shoulders and chest, you should consider it. I would never wear the Saltwater Shore Kimono top by Billabong. It too was ill-fitting on me. I have to be careful with prints because they often making me look big and messy. While I am not a fan of the print, I would have been much more open to it if they had sent me the heart-strayed dress. I prefer the lines of the short dress. I also did like the Bobi Slub Tee the kimono is paired with on the site. (But that shirt is almost three times more expensive than the Free People tank)
On the positive side, I did discover two new brands that I like —Kut from the Kloth and Articles of Society. Trendsend makes it extremely easy to send back all the unwanted items. I wasn’t sure two pairs of jeans, two jackets, a dress and two tops would all fit into the postage-free, already addressed return bag.
My husband is very happy that this package did not cost him any money. This also shows me that I may be the best stylists for my own body and have successfully zeroed in on the styles that work best for me. There are so many pieces on EverEve’s site that I do really like and kept thinking, “Why didn’t you send me that cute top? I’d totally wear this!”
Have you tried Trendsend or any other style box services? If so, please let me know your experiences!
Stay tuned for a guest blog post by Adele D’man on her daughter’s experience with Rockets of Awesome.