Greetings, friends! I have another try-on post for you today. I got a box from Trunk Club last week as well as a few other things from various retailers I want to show you.
I saved my try-on sesh to my Instagram highlight reel, which you can view if you go to my Instagram profile on a mobile device. The circles at the top are my highlight reel.
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For reference, I’m 5’5″ and 140#. I’ve got a short-waisted, hourglass body type, and I typically wear a size small in tops and a 6 or 8 in pants and dresses.
Trunk Club Unboxing
My box arrived on Valentine’s Day, and this was the message from my Trunk Club stylist:
Wanted to send over my favorite Valentine’s Day swag for any occasion…going out on the town or staying in cozy! Treat yourself 🙂
This box was definitely different from most, as it included lounge pants, a couple of robes, a pair of underwear, and some cozy socks. I told her to throw in a few pairs of white slides, as I’m still looking for a pair, so they may seem a little out of place with the rest, lol!
First up, this Chelsea28 ruffle sleeve tee is a medium, but I think I need a small. It’s cute, but the color is a little light/peachy for me. I like the grey one a lot tho! I many have to order that.
Yes, this top needs an iron, and no, I don’t iron things before I do try-ons. #aintnobodygottimeforthat
The jeans I’m wearing are an older pair of AG midi ankle jeans that are no longer available. Sorry about that! I had them on already that day and just kept them on for the first part of this try-on sesh.
This Willow & Clay cold shoulder ruffle sweater also a medium, but it’s too small. Go figure! It seems to be an older style because it wasn’t available online at Nordstrom when I first checked, and now it’s there but only available in one size.
I don’t love that ruffle detail on the shoulder, although the sleeve of the sweater is pretty, and I like the color a lot. Needless to say, it is going back.
As I said, my stylist also sent a couple pairs of white mules to try. These Jeffrey Campbell Cleos mules are kind of goofy. The slit is cool if you like shoes that are a bit different, but they are almost impossible to walk in, and the online reviews say the same.
I like these Halogen Elly slides a bit more, but they aren’t also aren’t easiest to walk in. I don’t have great luck with Halogen shoes; they don’t seem to work well for my narrow feet. All that to say, both pairs went back.
After I did this unboxing, I went ahead and ordered the R Minkoff Mika mules in the white because I love my black suede ones so much, and the white ones just went on sale. I’ve tried on a bunch of different styles, and I keep coming back to this one, so I think they’re “the ones.” I’m waiting anxiously for them to arrive so I can start styling them with spring outfits.
I also just bit the bullet and ordered these blush suede Sole Society smoking slippers. I loved them the second I saw them in an email from Sole Society a few weeks ago, and I was waiting to get a discount code (Sole Society seems to send those with some regularity) but I never got one and my size sold out, so I was thrilled to see them pop up at Nordstrom. I ordered them before they have a chance to sell out there too.
These are a great in-between season shoe — you know, while it’s too soon to wear sandals and open toe shoes but we’re getting sick of wearing boots.
These pants are super soft and cozy, and I absolutely love them for the comfort value, but they’re basically a step above pajama pants. I wouldn’t wear them out of the house.
If you’re looking for something comfy to throw on at home that is also decent for wearing out and about, I recommend these Long Weekend joggers. They’re not quite as soft and cozy as the lounge pants, but they’re still very comfortable, and they look a little nicer if you need to run an errand.
I particularly love the Natori robe. It’s a lovely luxe fabric, not too sexy but not too casual either. It would make a very nice gift.
If you’re interested in trying Trunk Club, feel free to click through my referral link. It’s really a fun service, and it’s especially nice for women who don’t have a lot of time to shop and prefer to try clothes on at home.
Now for a few other things that came recently that weren’t a part of my Trunk. I ordered this lace-up yoke shift dress in both the solid navy and navy stripe many weeks ago. I haven’t felt like trying them on because it’s been so cold, so they’ve been hanging on my rack. I finally took a few minutes to throw them on and I love them both, but the stripe one definitely has my heart. Bonus, they’re on sale for $17 right now PLUS an additional 30% off!!!
Also note the Sam Edelman Gio slides. Yes, I ordered them! I like them a lot, and they’re definitely keepers. Please pardon my unmanicured feet. I rarely go without polish, even in the winter, but I’ve been letting them breathe.
This dress would also make a great swimsuit coverup, making it a great little piece to have if you like to travel light. You can certainly wear it as both a dress and swimsuit coverup.
For size reference, I’m wearing a size small, and it’s a tad snug. I’m afraid if it shrinks, it will be too short and tight.
The solid navy is a medium, and I’m not sure it’s as flattering as the stripe one in the small, but I’m thinking I should order the stripe in a medium and put it through the washing machine. Then it might be perfect.
These dresses are also available in petite and tall. If you’re worried about the length, a lot of women have told me they order Old Navy dresses in tall, even though they may never wear talls in anything else. For size reference, I’m 5’5″.
These jeans are the Madewell 9″ high-rise skinny jeans in allegra wash: rip and repair edition — how’s that for a long name? I like them a lot, although the rear pockets are rather large. Otherwise the fit is great, and they’re very comfortable. For size reference, these are a 29.
These jeans also come “tall” (recommended for women 5’9″-5’11”) and “taller” (recommended for women 6′ and up).
I’m wearing the regular, and they have a 9″ front rise with a 28 1/2″ inseam and a 10″ leg opening.
I also ordered this pair of Madewell high rise cuffed denim shorts. I realize these are probably shorter than some of you prefer, but I like this length. For reference, they have a 4″ uncuffed inseam with a 24″ leg opening and a 11″ front rise. (Yes, I’ll be featuring some other lengths. I plan to go to the mall in a few weeks and do a big try-on shorts comparison like I did last year.)
I’m not used to high rise jean shorts; mine from years past are all low-rise, and they tend to stretch out and get baggy as I wear them. I’m wondering if these will hold their shape a little better since they won’t be as likely to slide down. I will have to wear them for a few hours to really know if I like them, but I decided to keep them and take the risk.
I tried to get all angles because shorts can look really schlumpy from behind if you aren’t careful. These seem promising, but again, you can’t really know till you wear them for a while. I’ll keep you posted!
And that’s a wrap!
I can’t believe we’re already talking about sandals and shorts. YAY! We’re actually working on booking our beach house this week, and I’m super excited about all things summer at the moment.
I realize that some consider it sacrilege, but I’d be perfectly happy to skip right over spring and get to summer. Spring here in these parts can be really depressing, and I’m a summer girl at heart.
I hope y’all have a terrific Tuesday!
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