Trunk Club Unboxing + Try On Haul

Greetings, friends, and happy hump day! Today I don’t have one new outfit for you… I have approximately 30. (Yes, I counted!)

I decided to go ahead and share a try on haul as part of my 25 Days of Summer Fashion because… well, why not? These are still complete outfits, just mirror selfies rather than professional pictures, and I think most probably prefer those anyway.

I’ve been saving up try-on pix for a while, so grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, a can of soda… whatever floats your boat, because this post is a doozie!

Trunk Club Unboxing + Try On Haul

You know the drill… I order a lot of clothing to vet for the blog, and much of it goes back. Some things don’t work for me, but it might work for you, so I share my hits and misses.

For size reference, I’m 5’5″ and about 140# at the moment. I tend to run between sizes a lot — maybe most of us do — but I find this happens more when I’m up 5 lbs from my ideal weight (which I am now… hello, summer!)

All that to say, I typically wear a small or medium in tops, 6 or 8 (28 or 29) in shorts and pants, and a size 8 in dresses. I’ve got more of an hourglass figure, so I look best in structured pieces, but I try to mention how items might flatter other body types when I can.

Let’s get started! All links and descriptions are below the pictures.

Trunk Club Unboxing

I received a box from my Trunk Club subscription last week, and it was an interesting selection… more of a spring box than a summer box, but I did like most of what my stylist picked for me.

Caslon Henley Tee (size M) // This tee is a nice quality, medium-weight knit. It’s soft and feels good on. I like the henley styling and that it’s not too low-cut. It also has longer sleeves than some tees — so if you’re not a big fan of your upper arms, you might like this top.

My stylist sent me a medium, which is a size larger than I typically wear in the Caslon brand, but I think it’s the right size. Because it’s a stretchy knit that is fairly form-fitting, I wouldn’t want it any tighter.

I don’t love the shirttail hemline but otherwise, it’s really cute. It comes in a TON of colors (and some stripes) and retails for $29, which is very reasonable for the quality.

Kut from the Kloth Gidget cutoff shorts (size 8) // These shorts are thick and stretchy and very comfortable, and they have a 4″ inseam, which is a nice length for most women. They’re TTS or size up if in between.

Nine West Gianna slides (size 7.5) // I love these slides so much I have them in both camel and white, although I find myself wearing the camel more. The quality is really nice for the price point, and I love the details. You may want to size down half, especially if you have flat or narrow feet. I often size down half in slides.

Caslon Cinch Waist Utility Jacket (size S) // I really like this jacket, and the black-white crossdye is a welcome change from the typical olive green utility jacket. It’s a nice mid-weight, definitely more of a spring or fall jacket than a summer one. This jacket runs TTS (true to size), or size down if in between.

also wearing: J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt (size M) with Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies (size 30; size up) and Nine West Gianna slides (size 7.5; size down half if you have flat feet)

Caslon Hoodie Pullover with Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans and Veja Esplar sneakers

Caslon Hoodie Pullover (size S) // I love this hoodie. The mélange knit is sort of a sweatshirt material, and I like the texture a lot. It’s light enough to wear with shorts on a cool summer night, but also warm enough to wear with jeans this fall, and it’s priced at just under $50. It’s true to size for Caslon, the small fits me perfectly.

Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans (size 29) // I still love these jeans, and I do believe they’ve replaced my beloved AG legging ankle jeans as my go-to casual distressed jeans.

I can’t believe I’m even saying that, and I still have both, but I prefer the 9.25″ rise and 27.5″ inseam of these Mother jeans over the AG’s 8.25″ rise and 28″ inseam. These rarely go on sale, although I did snag mine for 25% off, so I will keep an eye out for you!

Veja Esplar sneakers (size 39/8) // Also still loving these kicks and happy with my decision after reviewing over 10 pairs of sneakers earlier this spring. They broke in fairly easily, although I still don’t lace them into the last holes. This exact style is hard to find, but there are some sizes at Bloomies, Nordstrom, and Need Supply Co.

Caslon Linen Blend Boyfriend Blazer with Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans (size 29) and Veja Esplar sneakers

Caslon Linen Blend Boyfriend Blazer with Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans (size 29) and Veja Esplar sneakers

Caslon Linen Blend Boyfriend Blazer (size S) // This jacket is also really cute on, but the boyfriend blazer really isn’t my style.

If camo isn’t your thing, it comes in other colors — some solids and some stripes. The white and flax are really nice neutrals if you need work wear, and of course they can be worn casually as well — as shown here. It’s TTS, or size down if in between.

also wearing: J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt (size M) with Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans (size 29) and Veja Esplar sneakers (size 39/8)

Bobeau Side Tie Tee (size S) // This was my favorite piece in the whole box, and it’s definitely a keeper. I’m loving tie-front tops this season, and I love how this tie is on the side. It comes in 7 colors, but it’s just a tad see-through, so go with a darker color if you’re concerned about that.

also wearing: Joe’s Jeans Bermuda frayed cuff denim shorts (size 29) with Lucky Brand Garston espadrille sandals (size 8.5)

Madewell The Addie High-Heel Mule (also at Nordstrom; size 7.5) // I kept both pairs of shoes that came in this trunk. I’m loving the bombé straps on these mules, and the 2 1/2″ block heel gives you a nice lift while still being super walkable. The tan color is a great neutral, and they also come in a multi-color style.

These shoes are great for narrow feet — most mules are too big for me, but these are perfect. You may want to size down half; I typically wear a size 8 in sandals, but sometimes a 7.5 in slides, and these are the 7.5.

Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8) // These are incredibly comfortable, the straps are a suuuuuper soft leather. I love the asymmetrical styling and I just think they’re fun and different. I did stick with my usual 8 in these, so I’d say they run TTS.

also wearing: Mother Looker ankle skinny jeans (size 29) with J.Crew tie front tank top (size S) and CORE life hooded open-front cardigan (size S)

GOOD AMERICAN Good Curve Straight Leg Jeans (size 6) // Okay, I’m just not quite sure what to say about these. First of all, it’s hard to photograph black jeans. I tried to lighten up the shadows so you can see the details, but that makes the seams look odd.

I like how these fit, but I don’t think they’re flattering on me… if that makes any sense. They look more like a kick flare than a straight leg on me, and I think they’re also a little too long… or too short, depending on what you’re going for. This 29″ inseam just doesn’t work for me in a straight or flare jean, though.

also wearing: Madewell Whisper Cotton Crewneck Muscle Tank (medium) with Tory Burch Ines Slides (size 8)

I tried them on with another top and shoe combo, just to see if I like them any better… and I don’t. This still may not be a good top and shoe combo, but if I have to work this hard to figure out how to wear them, I’d rather pass.

also wearing: LOFT Striped Ribbed Raglan Tee (size M) with Nine West Gianna Slides (size 7.5)

Try On Haul: LOFT

Okay, moving on to LOFT try-ons. Right now (as of Saturday, 6/22/19), they’re running a 50% off sale on select full-price summer items, and 40% off almost everything else!

LOFT Geometric Bow Back Vintage Soft Tank

LOFT Geometric Bow Back Vintage Soft Tank (size S) // Love the detail on this top, but the color doesn’t do much for me. I thought it would be a bolder shade of coral. I’m sure it would be cute on someone, though, and it’s included in the 50% off sale!

For size reference, I’m wearing a small, but it’s a little snug through the chest area. I’d recommend sizing up to allow for shrinkage, especially if you have a larger chest.

also wearing: Kut from the Kloth Gidget cutoff shorts (size 8)  with Nine West Gianna slides (size 7.5)

LOFT Striped Roll Cuff Girlfriend Chinos (size 6) // I think these pant are so fun! They’re just such a fresh and summery look, and lightweight enough to be an alternative to shorts for those of you who don’t like to show your legs.

Unfortunately they’re selling out fast, so grab them if you want them. They run TTS, or size down if in between. They’re 40% off right now!

also wearing: J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt (size M) with Tory Burch Miller sandals (size 8)

LOFT Ikat Cotton Linen Drawstring Shorts (size S) // These shorts are another fun, summery item from LOFT, and they just went 40% off. I love that they have external rear pockets, as most drawstring shorts do not.

also wearing: J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt (size M) and Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandals (size 7.5; on sale for $39!)

LOFT Star Vintage Soft Tank (size S) // This top could be worn anytime, but wouldn’t it be perfect for the 4th of July??? It is more of a swing top, which is not the most flattering on me, but I know a lot of you like that style.

On the plus side, the material is not see-through, and it’s very comfortable. It’s also 50% off!

also wearing: Joe’s Jeans Bermuda frayed cuff denim shorts (size 29) with Lucky Brand Garston espadrille sandals (size 8.5; size up!)

LOFT Striped Hoodie (size S) // I love this hoodie… it’s very similar to the Caslon one above, but since I’m a sucker for stripes, I kept this one instead.

I will wear it exactly as shown here… with jean shorts and sneakers, or perhaps my Miller sandals. This pullover is also 50% off!

also wearing: Joe’s denim shorts and Veja Esplar sneakers

LOFT Striped Ribbed Raglan Tee (size M) // This top is the same as the pastel one I featured in Monday’s post, and both are currently 50% off.

I sized up to a medium since the ribbed material makes it a little more clingy than some of my other tops, but I could get away with the small, so I’ll say it’s TTS. The neckline and sleeves are super flattering.

also wearing: Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies (size 30) with Sam Edelman Regis slides (size 7.5)

LOFT Ikat Tie Hem Button Back Top (size S) // I like the front of this top better than the back, but the back is kind of fun, I guess. I would definitely recommend sizing up in this one; the small is rather tight on me. It’s also 40% off.

also wearing: Kut from the Kloth Gidget cutoff shorts (size 8) with Tory Burch Miller sandals (size 8)

Try On Haul: Boden

Boden is running a big summer sale, with savings up to 50% off. All of these pieces are included. Click through to see the sale prices.

Boden Polly Jersey Midi Dress (size 8R) // I have this dress in the floral print, and I liked the fit but not so much the print, so I ordered it again in the black.

There’s something about the neckline/chest/sleeves of this black one that I don’t love, and I’m not sure why I didn’t notice it in the print. I’m not sure if it’s that the print distracts from this issue, or it just fits differently.

It’s a really nice quality dress, though, and flattering otherwise. I’d definitely recommend trying it if you like it.

Boden Cressida Jersey Dress in Ivory (size 8L) // I ordered the long length in this dress because I was afraid the regular would be too short on me, and I do like the extra length, but overall it’s not very flattering on me. The pintucks and lace trim across the chest area draw undue attention, and it bulges out over the belly where the pleats are.

I think this dress would look nice on a woman who is smaller on top — especially those with a pear shape. It’s true to size for Boden; the 8 is the right size. Also, it comes in navy as well as the ivory I’m wearing.

also wearing: Madewell The Addie High-Heel Mules (although I would not wear these shoes with this dress…)

Delphine Jersey Maxi Dress – Red Pop Jungle Vine (size 8R) // Yes, another Boden dress. I’m obsessed! I ordered all these during their 30% off dress sale, although none are on sale at the moment, unfortunately.

This dress is so pretty, and I love the print. It also comes in 3 other colors/prints, if this is too bold for your liking. It’s TTS for Boden; the 8 fits me perfectly.

Dolce Vita Noor Sandals (size 8) // Love, love, LOVE these sandals. They are so comfortable, and I think the stitching along the footbed is such a fun detail. The leather strap across the foot is soft and comfortable as well.

They are quite high, though — they have a 4″ heel with a 3/4″ platform, so that’s like walking in a 3 1/4″ heel. Definitely wearable for many of us, but if you have a hard time with heels, these aren’t for you.

Boden Frill Jersey Tank – Red Pop (size 8) // This top doesn’t flatter me, but I think it would look good on someone — again, probably a woman who is smaller on top. It also is kind of boxy and long, so take that into consideration.

I really like the details and quality of fabric — the bobble detailing and ruffle neck is very pretty. It comes in other colors too.

also wearing: Joe’s Jeans Bermuda frayed cuff denim shorts with Lucky Brand Garston espadrille sandals

Try Ons: Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor Eyelet Ruffle Doubleweave Sheath Dress // I had high hopes for this dress, as I typically love a sheath and Ann Taylor does such a good quality dress, but this one misses the mark. It’s cut too straight the waist area, and the armholes are too big and show my bra, which is a major pet peeve — especially in a classic style like this. I’m sure it would be cute on someone, but I’m not sure who to recommend it to.

For size reference, I ordered both the 6 and the 8, and I’m wearing the 8 in the top picture and the 6 in the bottom one. The 6 was a better fit, so I’d say it’s TTS or size down if in between.

Ann Taylor Floral Tie Front Midi Dress (size 6) // I was thinking of wearing this dress to a wedding I have next weekend. It’s really pretty on, and I love the navy and marigold combo. Plus it looks great with yellow shoes, although I’m not sure I’d wear these mules for the wedding. Definitely size down in this. I’m actually thinking of trying it in the 4.

also wearing: Steve Madden Esmeralda Slide Sandals (size 7.5)

Ann Taylor Matte Jersey Shoulder Tie Flare Dress (size S) // This one does not fit well over my chest, unfortunately, because otherwise I like it.

The quality is lovely, and I do appreciate that it has a snap to hold the wrap front closed. Unfortunately, on me, it’s barely hanging on for dear life, haha! The shoulder ties are a fun detail, and I like the midi length for a change.

also wearing: Madewell The Addie High-Heel Mules (size 7.5)

Try Ons: J.Crew Factory

J.Crew Factory V-neck button-front dress (size 8) // Cute dress, but pulls across the chest and gapes in the armholes. Yet again, this would look better on someone smaller on top.

You can see why I rarely wear dresses. It gets frustrating to find so many cute ones that just don’t fit my chest. Sizing up and then having the whole dress altered is an option, but I’m not willing to go to the trouble and expense unless it’s something I love and plan to own for years.

I don’t really need any new dresses right now — I have enough that do fit well, and I just don’t wear them that often, so these are all going back.

also wearing: Steve Madden Esmeralda Slide Sandals (size 7.5)

J.Crew Factory Tie-front tank top (size S) // Okay, now this I like. I’ve kept it and I’m considering ordering other colors. I think this top may be a good solution for wearing with skirts that need a more fitted top, especially since I prefer not to tuck in my tops.

I’m wearing the small, but I do wonder if shrinkage will be an issue when it’s washed. I find that tie-front tops look best when they’re slightly snug, or they tend to bulge over the belly area, so I kept the small, but I’m going to wash it before I order any more. I’ll keep you posted.

also wearing: Joe’s Jeans Bermuda frayed cuff denim shorts (size 29) with Lucky Brand Garston espadrille sandals (size 8.5; size up half!)

Amazon Fashion Haul

Daily Ritual Women’s Lived-in Cotton Short-Sleeve Crewneck Maxi Dress (size S) // This dress is cute, but not very forgiving if you have any lumps and bumps. I’m sucking in my gut for all its worth, haha!

I don’t know that sizing up would help — it’s already plenty long in overall length and also under the arms, so I don’t think I’d like the medium on me. The quality seems decent, though, and it’s not see-through. It comes in lots of colors too.

also wearing: Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8)

Daily Ritual Women’s Jersey Short-Sleeve Boat Neck Shirt (size S) // I’m really pleased with the quality of Amazon’s Daily Ritual brand. This top has a nice, silky feel and good drape. I also like the boatneck and dolman sleeves. It’s just a nice elevated tee, perfect for pairing with anything from jeans to shorts, and skirts to dress pants.

also wearing: Kut from the Kloth Gidget cutoff shorts (size 8) with Nine West Gianna slides (size 7.5)

Daily Ritual Women’s Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (size 29/8 R) // These jeans are just okay for me. They fit nicely, although verrrry snug for a size 29/8. They have a nice, deep indigo wash — these are the Blue Overdyed. They length is good, and the fit is on point, but they’re not that comfortable. Still, for the price, not a bad deal.

also wearing: Madewell Whisper Cotton Crewneck Muscle Tank (medium) with Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8)

Try Ons: Revolve, Target, Express, & Nordstrom

Sanctuary Sundrenched Ticking Stripe Shirtdress (also at Macy’s; size S) // This dress is cute, but way too short for me. I like the idea of it — the ticking stripes, the v-neck, and the shape of the sleeves. It’s cute; I just wish it were longer. If you’re petite, you may like it.

also wearing: Tory Burch Ines Slides (size 8)

Universal Thread Women's High-Rise Double Cuff Bermuda Jean Shorts with Universal Thread Blue Stripe Collared Button Down Shirt

Universal Thread Women's High-Rise Double Cuff Bermuda Jean Shorts with Universal Thread Blue Stripe Collared Button Down Shirt

Universal Thread Women’s High-Rise Double Cuff Bermuda Jean Shorts (size 6) // These jeans shorts are pretty good. I have to say, I’m impressed. I like the fit and the wash a lot.

They’re very snug, so I’d like to try the 8, but it could be that these stretch out some with wear and are the right size.

Universal Thread Blue Stripe Collared Button Down Shirt (size S) // I’m generally not a fan of collared shirts, but this one caught my eye when shopping in the store, and I couldn’t resist bringing it home with me. It is soooo soft, and has a really good drape. I like how the model on the website has it knotted in front — I’m going to try that.

also wearing: Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8)

Universal Thread High Rise Skinny Jeans (size 8) // These are cute jeans, and they fit well, but they’re verrrry high rise, just be aware. They’re a little roomy, so I think I could probably size down to the 6. They also come in pink.

also wearing: J.Crew Tie Front Tank (size M) with Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8)

Ali & Jay Sleeveless Slim Leg Asymmetrical Jumpsuit (size M) // This jumpsuit is interesting and different. I think the asymmetrical detail on the front is really fun, and it has a way of disguising extra volume in the belly area. I also like the tapered leg as opposed to the wide-legged jumpsuits that are so popular right now.

Unfortunately, it’s a little low-cut for me personally, but it still looks good on. It just depends on the size of your chest and your personal comfort level. The medium is a good fit for me, so I recommend sizing up if in between.

Express Heathered Off The Shoulder Lounge Drawstring Jumpsuit // If anything is going to make me a jumpsuit convert, it is this one. It is so so so so so soft. I can’t help but feel I’m too old or too something to pull this off, but I’m tempted to keep it just to wear around the house.

I tried the small and medium (wearing the small in the top picture and the medium in the two bottom pix) and I’m not sure which way I should go — probably the medium, so I can throw it in the dryer without worrying about it.

also wearing: Seychelles Mint Condition Slide Sandals (size 8)

Okay, so that’s a wrap. WHEW!!!

I hope I gave all the sizing info I needed to, but of course I’m happy to answer any of your questions in the comments.

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today, and see all of my 25 Days of Summer Outfits for more summer style inspo.

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