Trunk Club Review: Spring Fever

20 Mar

With the first day of spring FINALLY arriving, I’m in the mood to pack away my winter clothes! My Trunk Club stylist, Amelia must have heard my thoughts because she sent me a quick note telling me that spring pieces were starting to come in and asked if I’d be interested in a Trunk with some transitional items.

Well, I have some Trunk Club credits burning a hole in my pocket… so I figured why not?! Amelia’s last try wasn’t a winner though, so I gave her a bit of homework and asked her to please check out my Instagram for what I typically wear to work. I also sent her though my last few My Style posts (winter, fall, summer) so she could see what I tend to like/look best wearing.

Well, Amelia certainly did her homework… because my Trunk preview looked FANTASTIC:

(1) Curves 360 by NYDJ, $89, (2) DL1961 Florence Midrise Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jeans, $142.99 sale, (3) Eliza J Floral Belted Midi Dress, $138, (4) Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee, $14.63 sale, (5) 1901 Wrap Sweater, $59, (6) Chelsea28 Print Midi Skirt, $79, (7) 1901 Stripe Belted Shirtdress, $139, (8) Madewell Texture & Thread Full Sleeve Top, $35.70 sale (no link), (9) Modcloth Heirloom Tomato Print Pocket Skirt, $65, (10) Madewell Summer Ryder Cardigan, $69.50, (11) Madewell x The New Denim Project Patchwork Skirt, $69.50, (12) Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee, $14.63 sale.

If you’re new to my Trunk Club reveals (you can find them all here), I don’t typically photograph every single one of the items. When the Trunk first arrives, I usually go through it and narrow down my choices to a pile of my favorites. Let’s check them out!

Outfit 1: Eliza J Floral Belted Midi Dress ($138)

On paper, this dress seems like everything I like: floral pattern, midi length, cropped sleeves. I even usually like Eliza J designs and have a couple skirts from the brand. Unfortunately, in person the dress just looks very matronly. Perhaps if it had a v-neckline it would have been much more flattering, but as it is… it’s a pass.

Outfit 2: Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee ($14.63 sale), Modcloth Heirloom Tomato Print Pocket Skirt ($65), 1901 Wrap Sweater ($59)

How adorable and springy is this outfit?! It’s difficult to tell in this photo, but the v-neck tee is actually a light lilac color. I love Madewell whisper tee’s and have a few of them in heavy rotation. Of the two colors that Amelia sent over, I actually already own the pretty bluish-gray. This lilac is pretty, but not right with my complexion.

When I first tried on the wrap sweater, I felt like it was a bit too short-waisted… but I was proven wrong because I love the way it looks with a skirt. I don’t love this skirt though — the fabric is a bit cheap feeling and seems to wrinkle easily. I do have similar skirts and can absolutely recreate this look by adding the sweater to pieces I already own.

Since I liked the sweater, I decided to try it on over one of my dresses to see how it looked:

I wear a lot of cardigans in the spring and summer, and this wrap sweater might be a fun piece to add to my closet! What do you think?

Outfit 3: Madewell Summer Ryder Cardigan ($69.50), Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee ($14.63 sale), DL1961 Florence Midrise Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jeans ($142.99 sale)

Dang it, I didn’t mean to try these jeans on. My last stylist sent me a pair of DL1961 jeans in my October Trunk and I have literally worn them 98% of the time that I’ve worn jeans in the last 6 months. They are my FAVORITE jeans – they have the perfect amount of stretch but somehow NEVER get baggy in the butt or knees… even when sitting on an airplane for 6+ hours. Magical. So I should have known better when I tried on this pair.

These are just as soft and stretchy as my other pair, but these are a lighter wash and cropped length that are perfect for spring. I paired them with the same lilac tee and added the orange Madewell cardigan. I LOVE this entire outfit. It is very ME and also perfect for spring or even a cool summer day.

Here are my quickie 6-words-or-less thoughts on the items I didn’t show you:

  • (1) Curves 360 by NYDJ blouse – boring.
  • (6) Chelsea28 Print Midi Skirt – cheap, cheap fabric.
  • (7) 1901 Stripe Belted Shirtdress – sleeves too tight.
  • (8) Madewell Texture & Thread Full Sleeve Top – weird fabric.
  • (11) Madewell x The New Denim Project Patchwork Skirt – clingy on the tummy area.

Trunk Finalists
Okay, so if you’ve been playing along that leaves me with the following favorites from this Trunk:

  • (2) DL1961 Florence Midrise Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jeans, $142.99
  • (5) 1901 Wrap Sweater, $59
  • (10) Madewell Summer Ryder Cardigan, $69.50

I do have credits in my account that will go towards this order, which is super awesome. I’ve also been selling a bunch of stuff on Poshmark, so I’m leaning towards buying all three finalists.

So now I’d love to know what you think! Leave me a comment below!

3/22/19 Update: Thank you all for your feedback here, on Facebook and on Instagram! I decided to buy the DL1961 jeans and the Madewell cardigan and pass on the wrap sweater!

If you want to have Amelia style a Trunk for you I have her linked to my referral code here:  https://www.trunkclub.com/invite/QZFJ33 (Please note: if you use my referral link it will cost you nothing extra and it earns me a small amount to go towards items in my next Trunk).

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Trunk Club, I pay for any clothing I purchase with my own hard-earned money. If you enjoyed my review and decide to try Trunk Club for yourself, the biggest compliment you can give me is by using my referral link. Thank you to anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction! This post contains ShopStyle affiliate links. This means that clicking on a link may help me earn a small commission at no cost to you.

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3 Responses to “Trunk Club Review: Spring Fever”

  1. Nancy Rowlinson March 21, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    I love the jeans outfit. Really comfy looking. I belong to one of those sites that send you five things, you buy what you want, send the others back. I received a tunic in that bad material. I don’t know why they thing it is “vintage,” it is just cheap! So, I know how you feel about that skirt. I like your orange shoes! Cute with the cardigan. Maybe the wrap sweater would be pretty with those jeans.

    Have fun!

  2. Cathy Carey March 21, 2019 at 10:51 am #

    Yes! all three!

  3. Sandra March 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    I love the jeans outfit too. The bright cardigan is a great color on you and looks pretty much perfect for spring and cool summer days. The jeans pretty much look like they were made for you! The grey wrap cardigan is different than anything I’ve seen you post and it’s really flattering. I’m interested in seeing how you style it. So, I’m saying yes to all 3!!!

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