Evereve TRENDSEND Box #2 — Perfect Summer Style for Moms

If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, you know that I tried Evereve’s new styling service called Trendsend a few months ago (read about it here) and loved it. If you’re new to both of these like I was until just this year, Evereve is a clothing store specializing in stylish clothes for moms. I was bowled over by how much everything they sell fits my style (being a mom, I guess that makes sense, though).  Trendsend is very similar to Stitch Fix, one of the original and probably best known subscription box styling services. With Trendsend, you receive three complete outfits (mine consisted of 7 items this time!) to try on at home. Unlike Stitch Fix, however, which charges a $20 fee that is credited back toward any purchase, Trendsend has ZERO styling fees. Like with Stitch Fix, you fill out a style/interest questionnaire and the stylist picks out outfits for you, sends them to you (free shipping & returns), and you buy what you like and send back the rest in the postage-paid envelope/bag.

 

You can request certain items (browsing Evereve will give you some great ideas) or let the stylist surprise you. I love letting the stylist surprise me because that’s how I get new ideas! Like with Stitch Fix, my awesome stylist (Paula T., who is based in the Evereve at West County Mall in Des Peres, MO, which is in the St. Louis metro area) has sent me several pieces I never would have picked out myself, but I ended up absolutely loving.

 

Speaking of pieces I ended up loving, here’s what I received in my second Trendsend box!

 

Outfit 1:

  • Allison Joy — Ribbed Open Cardy ($58)
  • Vintage Havana — Bandana Swing Dress ($48)

I’ve never worn a summery dress with thin straps like this before….I always thought something like this would look silly on me thanks to my hulking shoulders and ginormo knees. Wrong! It was really cute and comfortable. And, I liked this dress even more with the long cardigan. I’m wearing it with the Thirty-Nine 42 Semi-Pendant Choker I received in this Trendsend box as well. More on that in OUTFIT #3.

This sweater is lightweight and the perfect length. I’ll be wearing it all year round, whether with summer dresses, in fall and winter with jeans and ankle boots, and again in the spring with floral tops and white jeans. And we won’t even talk about how much I love having pockets to rest my hands in. 🙂

One thing I really liked about this dress was that it did NOT come down too far in the front or the back. I really do not like wearing things that are low-cut. Also, it hits me just above the knees — not too short on the bottom either.

And, this dress looks suuuuuper cute with the Stitch Fix Tinsel “Emmaline” jacket I just got in my last Fix.

 

Outfit 2:

  • Braeve — Santa Cruz Skirt ($48)
  • Daydreamer — Rolling Stones Tee ($58)

This Rolling Stones tee was so soft! I’ve never been a huge Rolling Stones fan, but I do like this logo tee — so iconic, and the red, white, and black would look great with jeans and denim shorts and skirts, too. I really, really wanted to keep it! But, $58 was just too much for me to pay for a tee…no matter how cool it was. If it ever goes on sale, I’ll be all over it! The skirt was really pretty and fun to wear in the wind, as you can see. The nice thing about it is that it had a slip-type liner beneath the skirt that went to just above the knee, so even on a windy day like the one in the photos, you’re not flashing anything. I didn’t end up keeping this skirt because it was a bit too long for me (curse you, abnormally short legs!).

See the slip/liner? Very smart!

 

Outfit 3:

  • Peyton Jensen — Georgia Vest ($49.99)
  • Allison Joy — Palm Twist Back Dress ($68)
  • Thirty-Nine 42 — Semi Pendant Choker ($24)

I am so into palm prints right now (remember that sweet Target bag and the tropical kimono?). They seem to be all over Instagram, too. So I was really excited to see a palm leaf print knit dress in my Trendsend box. This dress was very flattering and although it was a palm leaf print, it was more subtle so you could dress it up or keep it casual, either way. I didn’t keep it mainly because I was already getting the bandana swing dress above. The Peyton Jenson vest had that edgy moto jacket style and it was stretchy. I liked that it was gray, and I could wear this all year round with tees and tanks, and also sweaters and button down shirts. It was normally $99, but right now it’s on sale for half off. I wouldn’t have paid $99 for it, but I did buy it for $49. Then there’s this cute pendant/choker type necklace. I’ve loved white marble-type stone for years, and this necklace is unlike any others that I own, so I bought it. It looked perfect with the dress and I’ve already worn it with scoop neck tees and tops.

Here’s the back of the dress. It’s unique in that the twist detail is in the back and the front is plain. I almost put it on backwards before I read the description (“Palm Twist BACK Dress”).

This dress would have been great to teach in. It’s exactly the type of dress I like to own: ones that are comfortable and professional, but that can also be worn casually with sneakers or Birks.

Here’s a close-up photo of the necklace so you can see the pretty stone:

I tried all of these outfits on with my trusty black Birkenstock Arizona sandals because I wanted to see how they looked with a more casual feel. Any of these could have also worked well with heels (I’m thinking lace-up gladiator style heels) or some cute ankle boots.

 

If you like Stitch Fix, you’ll love Trendsend. They don’t have referral bonuses since they’re so new, but once your friends see your cute threads, they’ll want to try it, too.

 

And if you’re in the St. Louis area, be sure to stop in to the West County Mall Evereve location. When I was there I had the pleasure of meeting Paula (who is the very person styling my amazing Trendsend boxes!) and Angela. These beauties were incredibly sweet and so knowledgeable about style trends, fit, and what works for hot mamas in general. They were wonderful and helped me pick out some really cute items in the store. I will definitely be stopping back by the next time I’m in St. Louis.

 

Have any of you tried Trendsend yet?

Jenny M.

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