Trunk Club Unboxing + Lucky Brand Dressing Room Selfies

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.

stripe top // jeans // shoes // necklace // watch

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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51 Responses

  1. Thanks for this interesting post. I struggle with sweaters and catfish in terms of getting it all right-fit, fabric, colour, style- so it’s comforting to see that it takes you time as well! I don’t care for those new bell sleeves on sweaters. They can be fun on a blouse though! Happy hunting…

  2. I really enjoy your honest commentary on the clothes you style, as well as your body (which is amazing), and your life juggling a busy family and a job. While I love fall and look forward to the season, I don’t like winter; living in South Dakota makes that unfortunate because winter lasts about 6 months. ISH! That being said, we do get our wear out of boots and outerwear:) Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the Fall Series.

  3. I bought a lovely dark blue velvet blazer from Banana Republic last winter–and never wore it! I hope to wear it this year, but I have no idea what to do with it or wear with it. Thoughts?

  4. I like the long cardigans, but I struggle with what kind of jacket to wear over them during our cold Wisconsin winters. When I have a winter jacket on that hits at my hips and a long cardigan under it, I feel ridiculous. Should a person wear a long jacket over a long cardigan? Is it just me?

    1. Nope, not just you. I think that’s one reason I don’t wear a lot of cardigans come winter. I definitely wear a long coat over mine. I don’t like my sweater hanging out.

    2. I wear the light weight, down coats from Eddie Bauer. I can’t think of the name of it off the top of my head but I LOVE it. They usually bring it back every year and I have the taupe color. Its perfect for the longer sweaters and the coat isn’t bulky at all. If you are interested in the name of it, reply to me and I will try looking it up for you. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It also comes in other great colors. I am so tempted to order the black. I however didn’t pay full price. Two years ago I was patient and watched online for a great sale and used my $10 off coupon and got it for great price. They do sales all the time though.

    3. OOPS, Becky my reply below Jo-Lynne’s was for you. Hope you got it. Let me know if you want the name of the coat?

    4. Becky. The name of the long down coat…..light weight from Eddie Bauer is Woman’s Astoria Hooded Down Parka. It comes in Regular, Petite, Tall and Plus. I bought the lt. Taupe and like I said love it. The color goes with everything. This will be my 3rd Winter with it. I love how its not bulky. Right now its on sale. The Regular and Petite sizes are $119.40 regularly $199.00. I believe this is the sale price I got mine for, so its great its on sale even before the Winter season begins. There is 2 colors on sale for $99.99. The Tall and Plus are more money, but still on sale. I hope this helps.

  5. Oh my!! That navy blue bell sleeve sweater looks amazing on you!
    I also loved the Chelsea28 blue sheath dress…good to know it would work well on a smaller chested girl….that would be me…. 🙂

  6. I have parallel questions about long vests, rather than long cardigans. . I’m wondering what you think of them. Are they harder to style? And is the arm line, if in a different color or print from the vest, too choppy a look, especially for more petite sizes?

    1. I struggle with vests, to be honest. I’ll try to style one this fall, though. It can look choppy, but you can always keep the colors close to avoid that – like grey and black, or something like that?

  7. The color of that Banana Republic sweater is so beautiful! I also absolutely love the navy bell sleeve sweater. I have a couple of bell sleeve tops for warmer weather, but I’m having trouble deciding to get one for winter because I think I’ll get frustrated with my sleeves when I need to put a coat on over them. Still….that navy one is so gorgeous. Hmmmm!

  8. Thanks Jolynne-I agree with your assesment of the clothes 100 percent!! The only “winner” was the striped t-shirt.

    Its inspiring to see that that not everything fits well, even on your amazing body. It is reassuring to know that some things just don’t work, and to move on,and not to feel bad-just move on!!


  9. love the striped tee and the athlete hoodie! those black pants also look very nice on you. I am ready for sweater weather! yesterday LOFT had a flash sale that was $60 off $100 and I also had a $20 reward certificate so I have 2 sweaters coming to me for only $42!! Whoop!

    1. Kim, Loft gets me in trouble with their fantastic sales!
      3 pairs of shorts, very tailored and great detail, $12.88 each!

  10. What fun! Thanks for sharing more of the fall trends with us. While I liked some of the pieces you shared, I’m in the right frame of mind, since I’m not wanting to immediately order anything. Our body type definitely has an impact on the style of clothes that look better on us. As much as I love the bell sleeves, during the cooler months, they make it a bit difficult to wear a sweater or jacket.

    Have a blessed day!

  11. The BR raspberry V-neck sweater is beautiful on you and is my favorite! And the price is great considering it’s cashmere and silk! I also like the Leith pink adobe bell sleeve sweater. I’m only 5’2 so am wondering if the sleeves would be too long on me. Blessings Jo-Lynne

  12. The velvet blazer and sheath dress were my faves on you! I was laughing so hard at the expression on your face when you wore the giant floral sweatshirt – what was the trunk club lady thinking?!!

    1. The floral sweatshirt made me laugh out loud, you could fit Jo-Lynne and half her family in there. Too funny!!

  13. I love that blue sheath dress and it looks awesome with the nude pumps! What accessories would you wear with it? Hope the ankle is totally healed.

    1. Thanks, Bev. My ankle is fine, and I am so relieved! I haven’t gone running yet tho. Kind of scared to, but I’m getting restless. I need to at least walk today.

      With that blue sheath, I’d keep the accessories simple — statement earrings and a pretty bracelet, something that has some substance to it, like a cuff.

  14. Thank you, Jo-Lynne! These are very honest reviews you’ve posted. It’s nice to have the preliminary work done! It’s sure fun to see all these styles & great fall colors, too! The BR Raspberry sweater is my favorite. What a delicious color!!! Different, but still fall-ish!

  15. I like the grey long cardigan and the burgundy hooded sweater. I’m not really loving the new shorter, boxy fit of everything. I’m shorter and its not a good look for me. The proportions with bell sleeves to me is off. I sure hope the longer, slimmer tops, sweaters aren’t out. I just got really cute ones last season and love them with skinny jeans.

    1. Me neither, Kathy! The short boxy stuff is not flattering at all on me either, so I’m sticking to at least hip length, and hope that look doesn’t go completely away!

  16. I know you said the blue sheath dress wasn’t your favorite but I have to say that I think it looks beautiful on you!!

  17. About the floral sweatshirt — Free People can run ridiculously big sometimes. I have an XS tee shirt that I’m swimming in and I usually wear a Medium in tops. Whoever put in the Nordstrom description that the sweatshirt runs TTS was way off.

  18. I guess it’s true that everything old is new again; I had a velvet blazer I wore exactly how you said you would style it that I wore 12 years ago! I’m really proud to say it’s not in my closet anymore even though lots of other 10 plus year old stuff is!

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