Trendsend Unboxing and Try On (Feb 2016)

I’ve recently been sharing my experience with StitchFix (see here and here) and have loved the response from you all on what I’ve received. Some of you have even told me that you have signed up and I hope you’ll share what you get inTrendsend Unboxing 2016 your boxes. Recently I just started receiving boxes from Trendsend and I thought you might be interested in what I receive in these shipments¬†as well. First, let’s talk about what Trendsend is.

Trendsend is a styling services, much like Trunk Club, provided by the store Ever Eve (formerly known as Hot Mama…so glad they changed their name). I LOVE Ever Eve. I really feel like it’s the perfect store for women in their early 30’s. It caters to moms who don’t want to dress in “mom jeans” and rock spit up tee shirts in the drop off lane at school. I have been shopping here for years and I have found that the prices are generally pretty reasonable and the clothes are definitely functional and appropriate for the 30 something crowd. Trendsend will send you a box of clothes based on your style profile that you fill out before they ship anything. The prices can vary but I feel like everything is appropriately priced and sometimes I even get sent sale items! I got a lot of jewelry in my first shipment that I loved and a lot of it was on clearance. I was really thankful because I don’t tend to look at the sale or clearance sections in stores because I get overwhelmed. The styling fee is the same as Stitch Fix, $20, and that amount is subtracted from your total when you “check out”.

Something that is different with Trendsend vs. StitchFix that Trendsend sends you mix and match outfits instead of just “items”. I LOVED that. In my first box, my stylist presented me with three outfits that she suggested for trips and events I had coming up (I wrote about them in my style profile). I ended up keeping quite a few items and I had 5 days to return everything in the prepaid envelope (StitchFix gives you only three days). My second box….well, you can see what I received below ūüôā

This is what your box looks like when you open it and taken things out.

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They package the pieces together in “outfits” which I think is great for those of us who struggle with how to match our clothes.¬† Trendsend Unboxing 2016

Inside the box there is a letter from the stylist describing why the chose the items they did. I like that they give shoe suggestions too! (spoiler: I have a little beef about the “bright” items she said she included…)

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Here is the first outfit. They described this as a the “Perfect Work Outfit” but I don’t really agree. At all. I think this amount of bare leg in an unstructured dress can seem a bit too casual, even for work in education.

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Don’t mind my pasty legs! It was February when I took these pictures :::yuck::: I will say that the dress fit well and the sweater was unbelievably comfy, BUT, I hated the color scheme. We are headed into spring and I just thought these colors were too drab for me. I mean, they matched my hair….not good. See what I mean though about the amount of leg? NOT work appropriate! VERDICT: Returned. Quality was great, just wasn’t “me”. Looking back, the dress would have been perfect for summer festival season.

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This next outfit was labeled as the “Date Night” outfit and I do think they nailed this title. The outfit is cute, functional, comfortable, and even slightly sexy (the top is sleeveless and very cute without the jacket, I just forgot to take a photo. Sorry peeps!)

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Isn’t this perfect for a date night? Or even running errands? VERDICT: Returned. You’re probably screaming “WHAT?! You said you loved it?!” And you’re right, I did love everything about this outfit. I returned the top because I already owned it (I am super into the Free People swing tops right now) and I returned the green pants because they were perfect fitting in the waist but baggy¬†in the calves. Am I the only one who has this problem? They looked like “mom pants” on me. I am so oddly shaped. I returned the necklace because I already have one just like it and finally, I returned the super cute grey jacket because….they left the security tag on it!!! I was so annoyed. It was an oversight because the security clip was also grey and perfectly matched the jacket, but either way, I don’t have time to go to the store to have it removed, so I just returned it. It wasn’t worth the hassle to me.

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This last outfit was called an “Easy Weekend Outfit”. They didn’t include pants with this one, I’m assuming because the green pants could have been paired with this but I wish they would have said that on the card. They recommended light denim (what? With this?!) or the camouflage leggings that I bought in my last box (loved them so much!).

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I forgot to take a photo with the thermal underneath. I own the thermal they sent in a bunch of different shades, including the cream that they sent so I knew I had to return it. I LOVE the thermals and wear them constantly¬†(my favorite is the purple linked here) so I think they nailed my style by sending it, I just wish they would have checked to see if I already had it (they have access to my online orders)¬†Okay, so…. I hate this poncho. A lot. I know some people are into ponchos and this one was really soft and felt really expensive, but…ew. It’s not for me. Yes, it would be an easy errand running outfit, but yeah, no. Not for me. VERDICT: Returned. Hated the poncho. Loved the thermal but already owned.

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OVERALL VERDICT: I returned everything. Boo! I loved half of what was sent to me but already owned three items and had to send back an item I loved because they left the security tag on it. Grrrr. I was also really annoyed at the lack of color. In the note to me, she said that she pulled spring items with some “brights” and yeah….this box could not have been any less colorful. While I loved my first box so much more, I’m not discouraged yet! I can’t wait to receive next month’s box. I always struggle with age appropriate spring/summer clothes so I hope they can send me some items I can wear next season.

Oh hey, before I go, you can buy anything here on the evereve.com website! xo

What are your thoughts on what I received? Was there anything you think you might buy??

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