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Spring Outfits (and my 2nd Trendsend Box)

I knew once spring rolled around I would want to place another Trendsend order (yes it’s a referral link) because I Still Need Clothes and the last box changed my life because now I own SPANX leggings and know how to mix stripes with camouflage.

This is also your regular PSA to buy SPANX leggings because they are perfect in all ways.

Anyway, after the date night a few weeks ago where I ended up wearing a top from like 2011 or something (seriously), I REALLY knew it was time to click order.

For a those of you who don’t know what Trendsend is, it is a styling service run by Evereve that does not have any subscription fee. This speaks to me. I also hate shopping in stores, no longer have the time to do this anyway (hello mom life) and need someone (aka my stylist) to tell me what to wear and instruct me on how to look…like it is 2018 and I have not just survived a three year sleepless zombie apocalypse.

I am also going to tell you that I cleaned off my bathroom counter for all of our sakes and threw on some makeup to give the whole fashion show some dignity. The mom ponytail was not salvageable.

Without further adieu, the clothes!

I kept this dress. I loved everything about it (the knot detail, that it was a tank cut on the neck/sleeves) and I BADLY needed a new little black dress.

This is a “ruana.” I don’t know how else to describe this garment beyond that it is made for one’s best life of leisure (think Pat on Southern Charm) and it lives in my closet now.

I just loved this dress. It fit well, it was an appropriate cut, but I didn’t need two dresses. And, it was a bit longer which was nice.

This shirt! These pants! So fun! Unfortunately they didn’t fit perfect (like my torso and legs just were not the perfect length?) so they did not stay.

How cute is the lace detail on this? I adored this shirt but it was just a touch too wide on me.

I kept this jean jacket. Truth: I have NEVER owned one. Honestly if I was in the right “season” of life for this shirt I would have kept it. The print was so pretty. The tier-ing was so decorative.

And finally, this clay shell was the last piece. When I tried it on with the jean jacket I felt like I could look very cool at coffee but I could only do so much shopping in one run.

It was so fun to do this again, to try some new things and refresh my closet a bit!


My First Trendsend Box (aka My Wardrobe is in Dire Condition and This is a Cry for Help)

I preface this post by saying I have had a hard time writing about some things lately because I am just tired of lifestyle bloggers. I am tired of women selling other women this ugly lie that their life isn’t perfect yet because they don’t have a $70 planner with washi tape or they don’t wear extremely expensive athleisure all the time or they aren’t following a certain diet or workout regime. Which is to say nothing of the over-exposed, posed photos that look nothing at all like any of our real houses or real lives.

It is exhausting. None of us are keeping up, most of this stuff doesn’t even sound fun (like seriously how much time can you spend tearing up pieces of washi tape to stick in your planner?). And frankly I am bored.

Did I mention all of you are perfect, beautiful humans just the way you are?


(Also I am about to tell you about some stuff I bought, this post is not sponsored, I think if nothing else this will make you giggle!)

I knew when Glitter arrived I was going to need buy some new clothes because it had been about a year (I wrote THIS post about two months into my capsule closet challenge) since I had bought much of ANYTHING besides wardrobe staple replacements (camis, black yoga pants). Oh, and a baggy tank that said “In Coffee We Trust” that my family has been very vocal in their disdain for.

Like, I needed a closet 911.

So I signed up for Trendsend (yes, it’s a referral link) because unlike other styling services there are no styling fees with this one and frankly A Stylish Friend I Trust told me that this is The Way.

I did the whole style profile thing where I told my Trendsend stylist everything about me. This included such minutiae as the fact that my personal style since elementary school has been “horseback rider,” that I hated the cold shoulder style, keyhole tops, and shirts that have tiny strings doing anything across one’s back, and that my personal style icon was Kate Middleton. Oh, and that anything they sent me needed to be breastfeeding friendly.

Do you know what was so super? They followed my instructions to a T!

I snapped my outfits so I could share them here. I preface this internet fashion show by saying this: I tried these things on at the end of a long day (hello, glasses) in my bathroom which has looked cleaner. An aside: I think we need to paint it white/cream because why is my bathroom robin’s egg blue and light brown?

Also, I need a full length mirror. But without further adieu.

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Outfit 3

I ended up keeping the Spanx camo leggings (outfit 1) and the fluffy white sweater that felt like a blanket (outfit 2) because even though white/cream is mostly impractical in this “season” of life sometimes you have to treat yourself. I will also say that both of these things were comfy as H-E-double hockey sticks and that they looked nothing like any of the other things in my closet. I LOVED that my stylist picked things that were cute, yet challenged me to dress a little differently than I normally do.

And with that, I must conclude today’s fashion show. 😉