Trunk Club Unboxing & Random Try-On Sesh
Good morning and hello Saturday! I hope you all have some fun weekend plans to look forward to. I’m just excited to see the temperatures rising!
Today I’m sharing my Trunk Club unboxing/try-on sesh along with some other things I’ve ordered lately. This is basically a Shop With Me post from home! You can see my live unboxing on Facebook if you missed it.
Trunk Club Unboxing
We’ll start with the Trunk Club order I got this week. I asked my stylist for some styles that are trending for spring, transition tops, as well as some white loafers to try.
In this first outfit, we have two of the trends for spring — the embroidered floral sleeves and cropped skinnies with a zipper detail. This sweater is cute, but I’m just not a huge fan of the sleeves. I know some of you will really like it, and I think it’s fun if it suits your personal style. The quality is nice too.
Notice that it is slightly cropped, which can be good or bad, depending on your perspective. It’s 22″ long, and I’m wearing the small.
These jeans are really good, you guys. They’re NYDJ and I really like the fit — very flattering. The denim is thick but has some stretch to it. I really like the length and the zipper detail. These will be super cute with loafers now and wedge sandals this spring.
Florals are supposed to be a huge trend again this spring, and clearly statement sleeves aren’t going anywhere either. This top is a little bit short on me, and the sleeves are a little too much, but I like the neckline, so there’s that. If you’re a fan of the print, I think it would be pretty with blush jeans for spring or black jeans right now. For size reference, this is the small.
I’m not a fan of this sweater AT ALL but if you think it’s cute, go for it! My 12 y/o daughter came home from school and found me doing this try-on session and said, “Ohhhh, that looks like something Nana would wear!” LOL!!! Nana is 83. I’m wearing the small, for reference.
This ruffle sleeve jacket is channeling the track trend and adds flared striped cuffs for a fun modern detail. I’m not sure about this piece for me, but I think it would be cute on someone.
Now, this tunic provided an interesting object lesson. At first, I didn’t like it. I’m not usually a fan of longer tops, but the quality is nice and the sleeves are cute, so I tried to work with it. At first, I just threw it on with skinny jeans and leopard mules. It’s okay, but the proportions aren’t really balanced to my liking.
Next, I put it on with ankle boots, but I had to cuff my jeans, and the inside of the blue jeans was lighter so it created a line where I cuffed them that broke up the leg line. I showed this on my Insta Story, but I forgot to take a picture for the blog.) Here’s a screenshot of the video, so it’s super blurry, but you can see how that cuff breaks up the leg and ruins the monochromatic outfit.
Then I went back to my closet and swapped out the ankle boots for over the knee boots and added a bold necklace to break up the front of the top, and BAM! Now we have an outfit that is balanced and flattering!
I actually really like this. For reference, I’m wearing a medium in this tunic.
This black top is really cute too, I love this for a night out. These sleeves are pretty dramatic, but the way they’re designed, I don’t think they’d get in the way of eating too terribly. It also looks really cute with the dark wash skinnies and OTK boots.
I just realized, this is the same top as the floral one above. Funny how I like it in the black but notsomuch in the floral.
I wanted to like this double-v sweater, but it is soooo see-through. I don’t love it enough to deal with a cami.
Okay, moving on to shoes! I’m still on the hunt for white loafers so I asked my Trunk Club stylist to send me some to try. I’m not a fan of this woven pair, but they were really comfortable, so there’s that.
I could only laugh when I pulled the next pair out of the box… the Sam Edelman ones I ordered from Bloomingdale’s and showed you last week. Yes, the “Pat Boone shoes.” Ha! These were the subject of much debate; some of you love them, most of you hate them. I kind of like them, but unfortunately she sent them in the same size I returned because they’re too big.
Finally, the third pair came out of the box, and they’re the Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules that I have (and adore) in black suede. I really like this white pebbled leather, and the black sole gave me pause at first, but someone pointed out (and I think I agree) that it helps keep them from being too stark. Unfortunately they’re too big for me as well. She sent 8.5 and I have a 7.5 in my black ones, although I think these might fit in an 8. They’re not too-too big.
LOFT SALE and other Random Try-Ons
Okay, so that was it for my Trunk Club order. I’ve also been ordering an assortment of other things — mainly jeans, transition tops, and booties.
I’ve been wanting to update my black suede booties to a pair in more of the sock boot style that is trending. I’m noticing these paired with cropped skinnies as well as the cropped straight jeans and even dresses and skirts. I like the sleek look and I think they’re classy so I ordered two pairs from Bloomingdale’s during their boot sale.
I guess I only took pictures of the pair I kept — these Sam Edelman mid-heel booties. The heel is super chunky, and I like the 2.5 height. It’s easier to walk in and more practical than the 3.5″ heeled booties that have been popular for some time.
I tried these booties a few ways with different jeans, but these cropped skinnies with a small single cuff seem to work best. Notice how on this pair, the inside of the jeans is the same color as the outside so it doesn’t break up the leg so much.
I also ordered a few pairs of jeans. This pair of Madewell skinnies is really good for $75, although they feel like they may bag out with wear. I can’t tell for sure. I only had them on for 10 minutes. But the fit is really good. I ordered both 28 and 29 and I like the 28 better. I’d say they’re TTS or size down if in between.
I’m not sure why I switched shoes, but here is a closer-up view of them. They have a really nice fit. Actually, I think these pictures are supposed to be for the shoes, not the jeans. Oh, well, it works for both.
So I ordered these Michael Kors leopard mules at the recommendation of a reader, and I LOVE THEM plus they’re on sale! If you order, size up. I’m wearing the 8.5, and as I said, I wear a 7.5 or 8 in the RM mules.
Okay, moving on to LOFT! LOFT has been running some major sales lately, so I ordered a bunch of things. I’m going to have to go through these quickly, but most are still on my Insta Story because I tried a lot of them on yesterday afternoon. I was kind of rushing thru that too, but it’s still more helpful to see them on a live person than in pictures.
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These are mostly transition sweaters, and I am wearing a size small in all of them. I also ordered a pair of their jeans, which I really like.
This striped boatneck sweater is really pretty for transition season. I like the muted cream and blush tones and the subtle blouson sleeve is pretty. Also, these AG midi ankle jeans are really good, and they’re only $79 at Amazon.com. There are only a few sizes left, but grab one if you can. I have the size 28.
This textured bell sleeve sweater is really soft and cozy, and I like the shoulder detail and subtle bell sleeves.
Another really soft, stretchy, cozy sweater. This is longer than some, so for those of you who don’t like the shorter styles, this is a good one for you! The v-neck is modest but flattering, and the sleeves are slimming, although they do have the drop shoulder, which I’m not so crazy about, but it’s on trend right now.
I thought this red was pretty for Valentine’s Day, and it’s just cheerful during this dreary time of year. It also has the raglan detail and blouson sleeves.
Not a huge fan of this one. I think I need to size up to a medium, for one thing. But that rounded hem is kind of funky. It’s a super soft knit, though, and a really pretty color.
This is more of a cotton knit feel, but it’s got a pretty texture to it. Kind of plain, though.
Although the knit detail on the shoulder is pretty.
I’m usually a sucker for stripes and a dolman sleeve, and this top feels really nice on. I like the quality. However, it isn’t really flattering in the midsection; it kind of hugs the wrong places and I’m afraid I’ll be futzing with it all the time, so I think it’s going back. Sometimes y’all change my mind, though, when I do these posts. So we’ll see…
This striped top is fun for a change and nice for going into February. I love the sleeve detail, and the fit is nice. I like that the shoulder seam is on the shoulder (not a drop shoulder) but I do wish the neckline weren’t so high.
Finally, these jeans are the LOFT modern skinnies, and I’m really impressed with the fit. They definitely feel stiffer than the premium denim styles I prefer, but for the price point, you can’t beat these.
That’s it for LOFT, but I have a few more things to show you.
I think I’m one of the last people on the planet to purchase a Barefoot Dreams cardigan. I hear so much hype about these, so when I saw this one 33% off, I snagged it. Unfortunately, I gambled on the size and got a small, and it’s too tight through the arms and shoulders. I’m returning it for the medium, but now I have to change colors. That’s okay, though. They’re all pretty!
I’m still on a quest to find some high-rise cropped straight jeans, so I ordered this Madewell pair. I like them, but they’re really snug and they don’t feel like they have much stretch so I think I’m going to order the next size up. For reference, these are the 28, which is what I liked in the Roadtripper style. Go figure!
Finally, this pair is Paige, and they’re 50% off so I figured it was worth a shot. They’re stretchier and more comfortable than the Madewell pair above, but I don’t like the shape of the leg as much. I should have tried rolling them, but I’m still not sure I love them. They’re calling them a straight leg, but it seems to have a bit of a flare on me.
Paige Transcend Vintage Jacqueline High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans // RM Mika Mules // Perfect White Tee (use code Jolynne10 for 10% off!)
And that’s a wrap! WHEW!!! I feel like I just ran a marathon. Haha! I know there’s a lot and I’m sure I missed some details, so feel free to drop any questions in the comment section and I’ll get back to them later today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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