Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got another Trunk Club Unboxing and miscellaneous try-on sesh with some Lucky Brand dressing room selfies from my shopping trip a couple weeks ago. Trying on all these fall tops has me really getting excited for fall fashion!
Let’s get started!
For your reference, I’m 5’5 and 135# (on a good day) and I’m short-waisted with a slightly hourglass shape. I tend to run between sizes so I’m usually a 6 or 8 in pants and jeans and a small or medium in tops.
I was drawn to this first top because, well, STRIPES of course, but also for the flattering v-neck and the button detail on the shoulders. I tried to get a close-up shot for you. The stripes are black and the background has a hint of taupe so even though it’s linen and has short sleeves, I think it will carry me well into fall considering how warm September can be around here.
I actually wore this top with black jeans and black ballet flats to go out to breakfast yesterday with some of my mom friends, and I was thinking it would also be perfect for Back To School Night at the elementary school.
For size reference, I have a small. Definitely size down in this top. Even in the small, I feel like it’s a little boxy.
I thought this long pointelle duster cardigan was really cute. I didn’t bring it home with me, but I’m keeping my eye on it. It’s lightweight and very soft. For size reference, I’m wearing the small.
Not loving this blue floral top, and I can’t find it online. The keyhole neckline and ruffle placement do nothing for me, although I do think this would be cute on someone who is smaller up top. If you like blue, this one is a nice option. In fact, I may have just added it to my shopping cart! I’m also wearing a small in this top, but it’s a little snug.
I like this border print top quite a lot. These colors are really calling to me this fall. I’m not sure this is the most flattering silhouette on me, so I didn’t bring it home, but it would be cute on someone. LOL!
This peasant dress is adorable — I love these colors! Again, I don’t typically wear this silhouette, and I didn’t buy it, but I’m thinking it could be really fun with booties for fall. I like that it is fully lined – it basically has a built-in slip. I’m pretty sure I was wearing a small in this as well.
I also tried on (and purchased) that blush floral neck tie blouse that day. Their tops are still BOGO 50% off!
Alright! Moving on to my latest Trunk Club delivery!
I told my stylist that I wanted to try some fall trends in tops, so she sent me an assortment of floral, velvet, lace, and statement sleeves. The prices range quite a bit, but it’s always fun to see what’s trending, even if some of the prices are out of my budget.
I didn’t style each of the pieces with different shoes and pants as I often do. I was trying to get through this quickly so I just wore my AG skinnies from the #NSale and my go-to summer sandals with everything.
I love the colors in this cold shoulder silk shirt, and the print is pretty, but I didn’t care for the way it fit me. The brand is Paige, and it’s pretty spendy, so needless to say, it’s going back.
This Rag & Bone merino wool sweater has exposed seams and some subtle detail in the knit that makes it a little more special than a typical v-neck sweater. I like the shorter length and the rich port color, but the v-neck is a little too low and narrow for me, and overall I just don’t love it enough to justify the price.
Now this navy bell sleeve sweater, I like! The brand is Chelsea28, which is a nice mid-range brand that makes on-trend, quality pieces. I was disparaging the jewel neck on my Insta Story, but I think the cool sleeves and the soft ribbed knit might make up for the fact that I don’t love the neckline.
The material on this sweater is super soft and cozy, and the sleeves have two layers, so there’s an under layer that is snug to the arm and keeps you warm, while the overlay has that gorgeous accordion pleated bell sleeve.
I added a long necklace to help draw the eye down and towards the waist since the neckline is so high. I think it works, although I think I might prefer a longer necklace.
FYI, if you have a smaller chest, a jewel neckline can be very flattering. I just prefer a wider, more open neckline on me. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium, and this sweater also comes in grey, blush, and red.
This grey BP. cardigan was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I have it in burgundy in the medium. My stylist sent this to me in a small, and I think I like this fit better. I usually size up in the BP. brand because it’s juniors sizing, but in this case, this sweater seems to run big. I’m on the fence with this one. I don’t have a grey cardigan and the price is nice, but I might prefer something a little higher quality.
This cable v-neck sweater is by Vince, and the quality is amazing, plus I’m a sucker for a grey v-neck sweater, but this is super spendy so I’m on the fence. It’s supposed to have a voluminous fit, but even in a size small, this seems kind of bulky. I think I can do better.
This is another fun bell sleeve sweater with a jewel neck. This one is by Leith, another mid-price brand that I like a lot. I love the pink adobe my Trunk Club stylist sent, and it also comes in tan, grey, brown, and black. The knit is nice and soft, and the price is great for the quality. I also like the length. It just needs an iron! For size reference, this is a medium, and I like the shorter 22″ length.
Again, I’m a little hesitant because of the neckline, but perhaps a necklace will make up for that.
This v strap tee is more of a summer top, but it comes in some colors that will work well on warmer fall days, plus it would be cute layered under a cardigan. This is a medium, which is what I typically order in BP. tees, and I think it’s the right size although it’s a little lowcut in the front. It’s a fun top, and the price is great, so I’m tempted to keep it and wash and dry it and hope it shrinks up a bit.
Florals are trending, and I guess big florals are a thing now? This slouchy floral sweatshirt is totally baffling to me. I don’t think it’s supposed to fit this way — at least, it looks a lot smaller online. I have to assume the sizing got messed up even though it says it’s a small.
Velvet is a another huge trend this fall, and this charcoal velvet blazer has potential, but I don’t care for the length (or the price) so I’m sending it back.
In case you’re wondering, I would style a velvet blazer with a very feminine lace and silk cami, skinny jeans, and pumps. I like the idea of it so I’m going to be on the lookout for one that fits me better.
Finally, my stylist sent this Chelsea28 lace sheath. I typically love a sheath, but this one is a little too small for me. I think it would look better on someone who is smaller chested. For size reference, this is a medium.
I showed this bell sleeve v-neck sweater in my last Trunk Club unboxing post. I ordered a medium during the #NSale, and I decided to send it back for the small. This is the small.
I had high hopes, but I really don’t care for the fit. I don’t like the way it hangs, it’s just a tad too short, and the neckline is a little too low. I do think the small is the right size, though.
I ordered this hooded sweater from Athleta, and I think it’s really cute. I like the fit and the funnel neck and the hood. It’s supposed to be long, and it will look better with boots or sneakers for a more balanced silhouette.
You could technically wear this with leggings, but I probably won’t. It’s a little on the spendy side, but Athleta runs sales occasionally so keep an eye out if you like it. For size reference, this is a small.
Finally, this silk & cashmere v-neck sweater is from Banana Republic. I got it when they were running a 40% off sale, and it’s the raspberry color. It’s a gorgeous sweater, great quality, super soft. The pointelle stitching down the center of the front and back makes it a little more special than a plain pullover.
This is the small, but I’m debating exchanging it for a medium for a slightly more relaxed fit. I think either size will be fine, it just depends on how snug I want it to fit. It’s a dry clean only sweater, so keep that in mind. I don’t mind dry cleaning my sweaters, and the quality of this one is worth a little extra special care.
So that’s a wrap! I hope it was fun. I’ll definitely be styling some of these tops in my upcoming Fall Fashion series, which starts on Friday!
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