Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Once again, it’s time to review another Trendsend box!  Over the past year, I’ve received and reviewed six of these subscription clothing service boxes.  Sometimes, I’ve been happy with what I received.  Sometimes, I questioned my stylist’s sanity.  You know…so it goes.

The pieces I received this month were all great in theory.  Practically speaking, though, I only ended up keeping one piece.  Which, I’m sad to say, seems to have sealed the deal on this being my last regularly scheduled box delivery.  More on that in a bit.

For now, though, let’s talk some fashion, shall we?

Ella Floral Dress by Sunday in Brooklyn (Evereve)

I really wanted to love this dress.  Like realllllllllllly.  I could’ve worn it for Easter (with a cardigan to cover the slightly scandalous-for-Mass shoulders and back) or on our upcoming anniversary trip.  However, the bust was just too big.

I find shopping for dresses to be very difficult.  I have a tummy and my hips/bottom are disproportionately large as compared to my chest.  That equation adds up to trouble when you’re dress shopping!  Anyway, per my request, the stylist sent me an XL.  Which meant that, while it fit my midsection and booty perfectly, the top was just too spacious for my less-than-ample bosom.

At $78, the price on this one was better than I had anticipated.  It would work perfectly for someone who is maybe more top-heavy than bottom-heavy.  Also, the length was great.  I’m 5’7″ and it is clearly long enough.

Status: sadly returned.

Bennett Multistripe Dress by Peyton Jensen (Evereve) || Archive Boyfriend for Life Denim Shirt by Sanctuary (Evereve) || Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Shoreline Slip-On Sneaker (Zappos)

Oh, friends.  These two pieces – the dress and the shirt.  My oh my, oh goodness me.  Where to begin?

The dress looks…OK.  Not fabulous, not horrible.  Kind of looks like something I’d find at Old Navy and be OK spending about $17 on.  Unfortunately, the price tag hanging from it quoted me a ridiculous $68!  Can you even?  And, while I didn’t look to double check, I am 100% certain that I wouldn’t be able to put it in the dryer.

It was a super thin, super soft rib knit that, admittedly, was really comfortable to wear.  But when I came downstairs, both of my daughters looked at me and said, “That’s a little too short, don’t you think, Mommy?”  Yes, girls.  I do think.

And that shirt!  This one hurt.

First of all, let me apologize for not having it modeled for you.  I simply ran out of time.  Regardless, it truly was a thing of beauty.  It fit so well and was so soft and broken-in feeling.  But then I looked at the price tag and saw that it was $99!  And then I laughed and laughed.

Seriously, if I want a soft, broken-in denim shirt, I am pretty sure I could find one at Goodwill or some other resale shop.  And it darn well wouldn’t cost a Benjamin to bring it home!

Status on both pieces: laughingly returned.

Kindness Tee by Sub Urban Riot (Evereve) || Connie Step Hem Skirt by Kut from the Kloth (Evereve) || Camo Slub Crew by Z Supply (Evereve)

Let’s go least to greatest with these pieces, shall we?

I was totally unimpressed by that camo tee.  I wouldn’t wear it and I knew it.  And so, in order to save some time and yet another thing being pulled over my hair, I didn’t even try it on.

Next came that white skirt.  Now, before you scream at me that it’s so cute! and you could wear it with so much! and it looks great!…let me just tell you that this photo is totally deceiving.  Greg shot it at a great angle.  Now, let me show you what I felt like when I was wearing it:

Maybe if you’re old like me, you’ll remember watching the Carol Burnett Show.  When she played this character, she had this way of walking where it was like her knees were stuck together and her butt was all stuck out.  She walked this way, see, because her skirt was too dang tight!  That, friends, is what I felt like in that adorable white skirt.

Moving on…

The kindness tee was a BIG winner!  As much as I’d hoped it would be.  It’s super soft, can go in the dryer, has a great message, and didn’t break the bank.  And we all know (well, if you follow me on Instagram you know) that I love a good graphic tee!

Status on camo tee & white skirt: returned.

Status on kindness tee: kept!!

Going Forward

Like I said earlier, this is the end of the line when it comes to my regularly scheduled box deliveries from Trendsend.  I just haven’t liked enough of the stuff they’ve sent to make it worth my while.  And, to be quite honest, sometimes I have felt pressured into buying things that I really should’ve sent back.  Believe me, the pressure has all been made up in my own head.  There’s no pressure from the company, obviously.  Sometimes, though, I bought things out of a skewed sense of Well, if they sent it, then they must know better than I do what is good for me, so I should buy what they send.

I know.  Stupid, right?

Now, this isn’t to say that I’ll never order up another Trendsend box!  I’ll probably just wait until I have an event coming up or really feel the need for a boost of trendy in my otherwise bland wardrobe.  Meanwhile, I’ll be wearing the heck out of that kindness tee and loving every minute of it!

Happy shopping, friends!


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