Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a beautiful spring weekend. Today I’m sharing my April Trunk Club try-on session. I asked for a trunk with workout clothing and shoes, bralettes and pajamas. I also received one piece of jewelry in this trunk. It’s a fun one, y’all!
Before we start…
When I publish try-on sessions like this one, I think it’s always beneficial for new and repeat readers alike if I remind you about my sizing. I do this purely so you can gauge the sizes you might need.
I’m 55 years old, 5’8″ and weigh about 150 pounds. I have an X or hourglass shape and I am pretty evenly proportioned. I generally wear, in U.S. sizing, an 8 in pants, a 6 or 8 in jeans (28 or 29), an 8 in dresses and jackets. But, because my shoulders are slightly broad and my arms are long, I sometimes wear a 10 in jackets. I wear a 9.5 regular width shoe. In pajamas I often wear a small and in athletic clothing I generally size up to a medium or even a large.
About Trunk Club
If you haven’t tried Trunk Club, it is a personal styling service for both men and women. It is a subsidiary of Nordstrom, so the clothing all comes from there. In fact, if you have a Nordstrom credit card, the $25 styling fee is waived. However, if you do have to pay the styling fee, it is applied toward your purchases.
You get to communicate with your personal stylist as much as you’d like, so I suggest you take advantage of that. In fact, create a Pinterest board with your fashion preferences and make that available to her. You can ask for particular types of items or themed trunks. For instance, this month I asked Shelly for a trunk with athletic wear and some pajamas.
Trunk Club makes it so easy to try new fashions that you might not would take into a fitting room yourself. The shipping is free both ways, and you have plenty of time to try on and review all the pieces you receive before returning or purchasing. Of all the new services and shopping experiences I’ve tried since starting this style blog, Trunk Club is my favorite and the one I recommend with the highest confidence.
Let’s See What I Got
With this trunk I was given the opportunity to add on a few items once my trunk was packed by my stylist. I was able to choose from some lingerie and jewelry, I believe. So I added some Gorjana hoop earrings and a couple of bralettes.
Of course I won’t be showing you the bralettes on me! Ha! But both are very comfortable. Shelly sent me a small in both and I think if I keep one I’ll probably return it for a medium. I prefer the fit and feel of the Spanx bralette, but I like the racerback feature of the Halogen seamless day bra. As I mentioned in my post last week about spring undergarment essentials, I think having one or two of these in your drawers is such a lifesaver.
The necklaces and shirt in the photo above are ones I already own, but I provided links in the caption in case you’re interested. I do love these earrings. They are surprisingly very light weight. And I think the rough hammered finish gives them a modern vibe.
I haven’t decided if I’m keeping the earrings, but I really love them. In fact, I haven’t decided at all what I’m keeping from this trunk. Maybe you gals can help me with that!
I do love these soft floral shorty pajamas. They’re a medium and I often wear a small in pajamas, so maybe size up if you like a roomier fit. They’re definitely on the roomy end, but not overly large on me. These 100% cotton pjs are also available in an ivory with tiny flowers.
Of course I don’t usually do a front tuck with my pjs. Ha! But I wanted you to be able to see the top of the shorts.
You can see in the above photo that the shorts in this pj set are considerably shorter. And I think they get lost under the top. But maybe if they fit better they wouldn’t. I’ve seen other bloggers show these pajamas, and they look darling. So if you have a longer torso they would probably also fit better.
I asked for some workout clothes for spring, both leggings and shorts. While I have Zella athleisure joggers, I’d never tried any of the Zella leggings. Y’all! These Live In high waist leggings feel so yummy on. They do provide firm shaping for support, but they feel so effortless…like you don’t have anything on!
At first I didn’t like the fact that these high waist leggings are white. I felt like I might look like a big white elephant in them. (Yeah. I think things like that about myself, too.) But after looking at these pictures, I don’t think I look like a large zoo animal at all. Huh. We’ll see. They sure are comfy.
The Zella Intention Tank is comfortable and light weight. But I’m not thinking I need it. If you are in need of running tanks like this, it’s is definitely worth consideration.
I just noticed that this Oiselle Flyout Tank is a size 6. I think that explains why it’s a little snug on me. It doesn’t feel tight at all, and it is supposed to fit close to the body. But if I keep it (and I definitely may) I’ll exchange it for the 8. This tank is a beautiful pastel color with little flecks of smoke grey in it. And it feels amazing. Like the Zella leggings, you hardly know you have it on.
(By the way, I just have on one of the bralettes under all these athletic wear looks. I’m not wearing my sports bra in any of these.)
I’d never even heard of Oiselle before, much less tried any of their products on. Have you? Any how, both the tank and the shorts fit beautifully and feel so very comfortable. And I love that they have a built in liner panty. It doesn’t even mention that on the website, so now you know. I sometimes struggle with finding athletic wear that doesn’t feel tight and binding. But both of these pieces feel so nice on. I’m really impressed. And I definitely am considering purchasing both pieces.
While this Zella racerback tank is definitely soft, light weight and easy to wear, I didn’t find it to be anything special. It does come in black and a vintage blue that I think might be a nice choice. I’m wearing the small and I think the size is fine.
I wanted to like these Sweaty Betty running shorts because, well, because I like the name! Ha! Sweaty Betty. I just like saying that. Plus, I am a bit of a sweaty Betty when I run. Hehehe! But, alas, they’re a bit short on me. I would want the undershort to be a bit longer. And maybe a little roomier. Or maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about. But they didn’t feel all that comfortable on me.
Okay. Let’s talk about these shoes. These APL TechLoom Phantom running shoes are evidently made famous by the likes of the Kardashians, whom I know nothing about, so that doesn’t really impress me. However, they are very lightweight, beautiful shoes. And they’re quire comfortable…once you get them on your feet.
I had to use a shoe horn to get them on because they don’t have a true tongue, so they don’t widen up when you unlace them a little. They go on more like a sock. Plus, the laces are supposed to be tucked inside. I found that quite uncomfortable and hard to manage.
So my quick assessment of these shoes is that they feel good on, but they’re difficult to get on. They’re beautiful, but I’m not sure they’re practical for me. And they’re quite pricey for me, too.
Here are another pair of great Zella leggings. These Live In pocket 7/9 leggings fit dreamy, too. And these were the ones I was most likely to get until I looked at the photos today. I do still like them, but I only need one pair, and the white ones are pulling me in.
I’m not a big fan of the double time seamless tank (it’s two tanks in one package, really). It fits fine and looks okay, it’s just not calling my name.
The above photo shoes how nicely these leggings fit. No gaping, whiskering or binding. If you’re looking for good exercise leggings, you really might want to give these a try. Yeah, they cost more than the ones I’ve bought previously at Marshalls, but I’m learning you do get what you pay for in exercise clothing just like everything else. And as much as I wear these, they might be worth it to me.
About the shoes. These Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 running shoes are actually a lot like the APLs. They, too, fit like a sock. They don’t have a true tongue, so I had to use a shoe horn to get them on as well. I’m not a fan of that. But if you don’t mind working to get them on, they do fit like a dream. And I imagine they would run pretty well, too.
So as of yesterday afternoon this was the pairing I had kinda settled on. And I still like these floral print shorts and flyout tank, but I think I’d want to size up in the tank. However, I’m also strongly considering the Zella leggings, but I don’t know which pair I’ll go with.
What do you think? Feel free to weigh in.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to refresh your spring workout wardrobe, you might want to shop some of these items. I really like all of them. Yeah, I don’t think the shoes are for me, but they do feel nice on and look oh so pretty. If that’s your jam, go for it. I think they’re beautiful. And they’d be really cute with shorts or joggers this summer.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. If you have any questions about the items featured in this post, please let me know.
And if you haven’t tried Trunk Club yet, girl, you need to do that! They make the whole process so easy and fun. They even send you the tape to re-tape the box and help you schedule the UPS pickup. But most importantly, I think the program helps you explore new clothing options you wouldn’t have necessarily considered otherwise. Give it a try here.
One more thing!! Speaking of all these athletic wear, today begins a new round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss, but it’s not too late to get in on this amazing program if you’re interested. Let me know if you have questions. Or you can read more about my experience here. And you can register for the program TODAY here.
And by the way, I’m signing up for the VIP program, which begins April 8th. I’d love you to join me if you’ve been through 2 rounds of FWTFL already.
Have a blessed and joyful day.
Blessed for My Day
Have you ever been through a season of life in which you knew the prayers of other believers were seeing you through? Maybe the circumstances were weighty, tiring and difficult. Maybe you just couldn’t think clearly enough to pray for yourself, but you knew others were wording prayers for you? Or maybe you just saw amazing things happening before your eyes, evidence that God was at work?
Now consider, are you praying anyone through right now? Has someone asked you to pray for them recently? Or did you mention to someone – someone who was hurting, facing a challenge, needing direction or hoping for healing – that you would pray for them? Why not pause right now to pray for that person or persons. They may be counting on you to voice prayers they just can’t seem to put words to. And they may truly need you to pray them through.
For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. ~ Colossians 1:9a