I’ve been participating in Stitch Fix for the last few months, and there’s a lot to love about it. I feel like they send me at least one thing I love every single time. They do their best to accommodate my requests and send me items that are both obviously “me” and that push me outside of my comfort zone a little. What I don’t love about Stitch Fix is that because it’s at least a $20 commitment every time, I can’t just send the whole box back if I don’t love anything. That’s why I got so excited about Trendsend.
I originally heard about Trendsend on Chelsie’s blog, Life with Rosie, and she raved about the low prices, the more through profile, and the lower commitment. I commented on the post that I would wait until next month to give it a try, and of course that failed. So here I am with my first Trendsend box.
First, some initial observations. First, there really is a more through profile where you can outline your sizes, preferences, etc. You even upload two pictures, one of you in the outfit that you feels most embodies your style and one of you in tight-fitting clothes so they can see your true body shape. I received my first box about a week after ordering it, which is pretty sweet in comparison to Stitch Fix’s far out schedule. I was extremely confused when I received my personalized note and packing slip, because the two totally did not match each other and the items I received in the box?! I spent a good fifteen minutes trying to figure out what the heck was going on, and I’m a little worried I’ll be charged for the $38 necklace that’s listed on the packing slip, but isn’t in the box…. I hope it works out.
In any case, I really need your guys’ help with this one. When I first tried everything on, the answer of what I wanted to keep seemed more-or-less obvious, but now I’m REALLY not sure. Help!!
Paige Verdugo Denim, $179 – Keep or return?
If I were a responsible person, I would really return these jeans. I said I would as soon as I saw the price. But then I tried them on and… wow. They’re like wearing butter! They’re so soft and stretchy, and I know that they would get tons of use if I kept them (I wear jeans constantly and specifically asked Trendsend for a gray pair). ARG!
Sloan Rouge Notch Seamed Tee, $39.99 – Return
One of the cool things about Trendsend is they’ll actually send you on sale items that are super budget friendly! This top was very affordable and extremely soft, plus I need more long-sleeved shifts, but it’s also see-through… so back it’s going.
Shiraleah Blanket Scarf, $58 – Keep or return?
I’ve been wanting a true blanket scarf for a while, and wow, is this thing huge. I like the patterns on both size, and I know it’d be cozy for our trip to NYC in December, but $58 is a lot to stomach for a frickin’ scarf, even though I know blanket scarves are always expensive. Plus, I’m still confused about how to wear the darn thing…
Denim Two Pocket Tunic, $98 – Returned
I actually just received my first chambray top in my Golden Tote top, and while I love it (I’m actually wearing it as I type this), I just don’t need another one. Plus this was a little baggy and not super flattering.
Free People Ventura Thermal, $68 – Returned
I love me some Free People and I know they make quality items that last, but this top was super baggy and unflattering. Definitely sending it back.
Garnet Field Patterned Vest, $39.99 – Returned
While I love the pattern on this vest, the cut is absolutely horrible. It sits very awkwardly on my shoulders in such a way that it looks off-place. Despite the low price, no thanks.
Sanctuary Grease Ponte Legging, $89 – Keep or return?
Two days ago, this was for sure the item I thought I would keep. It’s a little hard to tell in these photos, but it’s got this cute plaid-style pattern with black and dark gray colors, and since they’re leggings, they’re very stretchy and comfortable. The price is doable and they’d be great for working from home. The biggest downside is no pockets, which is really pretty annoying.
So what do you guys think? Gray jeans, blanket scarf, patterned leggings, or return everything?
*Edit: Just heard back from Trendsend/Evereve’s customer service, and they’ve confirmed that they will not be charging me for the missing necklace. Thank goodness!