Saturday, August 6, 2016

Striped Pants for Work + loving Le Tote

Ann Taylor Loft occasionally has some amazing sales. They had a pretty good one going on a few weeks ago with 60% off all sale items. That's when I scooped up these cute striped pants, along with fun coral pants and maroon printed pants. I wish I had found more cute tops to go with them!  (50% off of sale happening right now at Loft!)

I'm also wearing two items from one of my Le Tote boxes, the blazer and purse here. I'm on my second month of doing Le Tote and so far I have been LOVING it! I got 4 totes last month. My biggest tip (so far) for making the most of Le Tote: Friday or Saturday delivery! I have my totes timed to come on Fridays or Saturdays.  Since there is no mail on Sunday, I always want to have a tote on Sundays.  Plus I enjoy having new clothes for the weekend.

I haven't been photographing my outfits as often lately but I have definitely been loving all the variety I get from Le Tote!

Outfit Details:
Blazer:  Le Tote
Top:  TJ Maxx
Pants:  Loft
Shoes:  Cole Haan Manhattan Ballet Flats
Purse:  Le Tote
Necklace:  Stella & Dot
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Blue Lace

 I wore this beautiful Monique Lhuillier dress a few weeks ago.  I rented it from Rent the Runway for Easter.  I totally wish I owned this dress though because I love that it has sleeves so I don't have to worry about a sweater.  The dress was also very well made with high quality material.  I paired it with classic pearl jewelry, a black purse, and black pumps for the celebration.  (This was my second time doing the Rent the Runway by the way.  I am a fan!  I got the PRO this time so I'll probably rent again sometime soon.)

Outfit Details:
Dress:  Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway
Shoes:  Nine West Flax Pumps
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch
Purse:  Etsy

Monday, March 14, 2016

Trunk Club Review

I used to love going to the mall and spending a few hours trying on clothes and hunting for deals.  The past few years I've migrated more towards online shopping and even more so this past year with a baby at home. So it was the perfect timing when I read about Trunk Club on Liz's blog, 26 and Counting.

I've been intrigued by the idea of clothing boxes in the past, even filling out forms and signing up for emails to start the process, but I never follow through.  I couldn't get over the idea of paying a styling fee and I worried about having to opt out each month or risk getting charged.  With Trunk Club, I don't have to worry about either of those things!  There is no styling fee with Trunk Club and shipping both ways is free. Plus, the trunks only come when you request them.  Totally zero risk!  I also like that it is a Nordstrom company.  Their customer service is superb.

I did my first trunk in February and it was so fun!  I filled out the form online.  A few hours later, I got a call from my stylist Giselle.  We chatted for a few minutes about what I was looking for - pieces that would mix well with what I already own, that I could wear for work or on the weekend. 

Trunk Club Example

A few days later a huge box showed up at my door!  The box itself is really cute and resembles a trunk.  It was so fun trying on all of the clothes and accessories inside.  It was tempting to keep it all!  I felt like my stylist had a good idea of my style and needs.  Most of the pieces I felt like I would have picked out myself.  There were a few wild cards too, that I wasn't sure about but then loved when I tried them on - like this Topshop Embellished Sheer Top.  (Sold out now and I ended up returning but it was really cute!)  Since the trunks are so big, I think monthly would be too much for me, but once a season will be perfect!
Here's an outfit I put together with one of the pieces from from my Trunk.

I am really looking forward to doing another trunk for the spring/summer!  Side note - I also appreciate how Trunk Club doesn't send tons of emails. Also I did this review of my own accord without any compensation from Trunk Club.  I do get a bonus though if you are interested in trying Trunk Club and use my referral link! -  (Once you sign up, you can pass your referral link on to your friends too.)

Outfit Details:
Blazer:  Trunk Club
Blouse: Elie Tahari (similar)
Pants:  Sanctuary (similar, similar)
Purse:  Michael Kors Jules Drawstring Bucket Bag
Sunglasses: Tory Burch
Necklace:  J. Crew Factory