Trendsend by Evereve, my first box

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So, I’m sure you’ve heard of StitchFix, right? Basically you pay $20 as a styling fee(which goes toward your purchase should you decide to keep anything in your box) and they send you a box of clothes based on a profile you fill out, and you get to try them on in your home, with anything else you own, to see how it really works for your wardrobe! I tried StitchFix one time, a few years ago, but that was before kids and I enjoyed/had time to shop.

Once you get your box you decide if you want to keep anything, which you are charged for, but if there is anything you want to return, you simply send it back in the time frame you agree to (about 3 days) and you aren’t charged anything extra. So, if the box is a total dud, you are only out $20. So essentially you are paying for a personal stylist for a very low cost.

Evereve, a brand I’ve mentioned before and have a few items from, launched a similar (like nearly exact) service called Trendsend. Since I was a little bit more familiar with the brands and clothes from Evereve, because I’ve shopped at the actual store, I was more intrigued to give Trendsend a try versus StitchFix. Although I enjoyed this so much I may give StitchFix another go just to compare the two! Also, Trendsend is free to try + free shipping!

Anyway, my first Trendsend arrived Thursday afternoon and I was SO excited to dig into it. This is what I was wearing when my doorbell rung so I was all “yeah this is right on time”.

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I took selfies in front of a large mirror to show you the clothes in the boys’ playroom after they were asleep. I thought, there is no more realistic place for me to try on clothes that need to function for my mom life than surrounded by toys in the playroom!

I thought about getting my tripod and Nikon out but I was rushing so I could get my workout on, so mirror selfies were about as acceptable as I could get.

And just to clarify any potential confusion, this isn’t a sponsored post. The stylist happened to be familiar with my blog, which was a note she made in her styling notes to me, but other than that I have no connection with Trendsend.

So, as I opened the box, the first things I came to were the jewelry. I disliked both the necklaces. Plus, I almost never wear necklaces anyway. So I didn’t bother trying them on with the outfits because I knew there was no possibility that I would keep them.trendsend_the small things blog-2

Then I saw a few stripes peeking out from under the tissue paper and I got excited.

The first thing I tried on was the jeans. I really liked so much about them. I requested a size 30 but in hindsight (pun intended) I think I want to try sizing down to a 29 for the sake of stretch. I’ve got a bit of junk in the trunk, and by a bit I mean a huge amount, so I have the tight on the thigh/butt but loose in the waist issue. And I find denim always stretches out. So I’d rather start a bit tight and do some squats to stretch the jeans out a little bit than deal with my jeans slowly sliding down all day. Don’t pretend like you don’t do squats to stretch out your jeans either.

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ANYWAY, the 30 was a little too big, but other than that I loved the cut and wash. I didn’t need them, and the price was a bit steep (though I do consider nice denim an investment piece) so I enjoyed them for about 30 minutes and then off they went into the return bag.

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Next was a white tank and a vertical black and white stripe sleeveless blouse. I already own two of the exact tanks she sent me, so I didn’t bother trying that on, and the black and white stripe top was cute but I knew I wouldn’t wear it enough to make it worth buying. A dressy shirt like that isn’t realistic for my day to day, and I would really need to LOVE it in order to feel good about buying it.

The next shirt was good but didn’t work for my body type. I liked a lot about it, a whole lot, but the hem in the back was just tooooooo looooooong. Doesn’t work well for my derrière. Works well for others. And I loved the jacket she paired with it and had I not *just* bought a similar jacket at Marshall’s I would have considered keeping it! But I did not like how low the hem hung beneath the jacket either.trendsend_the small things blog-4

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So, with a bit of reluctance, the shirt went in the return back. And the jacket.

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And I was left with a chambray tunic dress. I tend to be excessively conservative with what I wear, so a tunic dress to me is a lot less dress and a lot more shirt. This would look ADORABLE with leggings and boots and a scarf in the wintertime. Adorable I tell you. My only issue was that it was a little constraining in the arms and that doesn’t work for carrying kids around. Do I sound incredibly picky yet? Yes? Well, my sister would be able to join you in your eye rolling!

So, in the end, everything is going back. But I’m left really hopeful for anytime I want to try another Trendsend box. As far as the style and look of the clothes my stylist chose for me, they were nearly on point. Only little changes would need to be made on a few items to make them perfect.

It was really fun to give Trendsend a try, and made my Thursday afternoon exciting. Shopping definitely gets tougher as the boys get older, so I really think the concept behind Trendsend and StitchFix is genius.

Have you tried either service? What did you think? I hear a lot of positive reviews of StitchFix (Trendsend is still pretty new) so I’m curious to hear if you use it and love it!

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Comments (84)

  1. Allison Roberts Smith says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Kate
    As a toddler mom, I am learning the ropes of functional and fashionable. After I lost my baby weight I tried stitch fix . For about 5 months . I had a few pieces I loved- I never paid anything when I returned all 5. Overall, I cancelled because many items were overpriced . I did get a pair of awesome denim jeans that were worth it !
    Excited to try trendsend

  2. Laura says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    They did send you some seriously cute pieces! I go back and forth with services like this…if I pay for something I want to make sure I get something and not out $20. I have friends who LOVE each of these though!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

  3. Marie says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’ve been subscribed to Stitchfix for almost a year now, receiving a box every other month. I’ve found that the boxes are either a total hit or a total miss! Most items are priced fairly high making it is most economical to buy everything so you can get the 20% discount.
    They encourage you to use pinterest so they can really see what your style and tastes are. I’m excited to try Trendsend also!

  4. Paula says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I have not tried Stitchfix, but my best friend used the service for close to a year. She was very happy at first, but her last three shipments had defective clothes. One item had even been washed! She said the quality of the pieces dramatically changed over the last few months, so nothing was worth the price. She gave up. I’ve never heard of Trendsend, so I’m anxious to see how it works out for you. Could you please let us know how you feel about the overall quality of the clothing? As a Marshall’s shopper, I know I can get some quality pieces at a discount as well as the trendy, not-so-quality pieces dirt cheap. I thought the jeans looked great, but I hate that stretched out feeling, too. Good luck with it!

  5. Teri says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I recently received my first stitch fix and loved two pieces of it. They are a bit pricey, but it is nice to have the clothes in front of you, and allow you to try on items that you may never have thought about buying.

  6. Kacie M says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’ve been doing Stitch Fix since last November, and get a box about every 3 weeks. It’s definitely been hit or miss, depending on the season. But, I think I have finally found my perfect stylist and have had great boxes the last 2-3 ones that I’ve gotten. I’m actually supposed to get Fix #14 today – and when I went to peak (I know, I know), she listened to everything I was interested in receiving – so I am excited to open it once I’m home from work. I tend to keep 2-3 pieces, but usually more along the lines of 2 if I’m not super in love with the others. And most of the time, it’s due to fit and not style.

    As a result of SF and them sending some brands that Evereve carries, I have bought clothes from there more often. Last winter, I bought a GREAT pair of Kut from the Kloth (Mia) skinny jeans when I went in to try on another style (Diana) in the same brand that I got in my SF box so I knew if I could size down. Well, I tried on the Mia’s and fell in love. The price tag was a bit higher than I normally spend on jeans, but they fit so great and I’ve gotten so much wear out of them… and they don’t stretch like most.

  7. Jennifer says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’ve used StitchFix on and off for a couple of years now. I’m an at-home mom to three littles, so finding time to go shopping is definitely a struggle. I like the convenience of Stitchfix, but the price is kind of high and they hardly ever send the casual pieces I like to wear every day. I usually keep something so as not to waste the $20 stylist fee and end up regretting it. I think I’ll have to give Trendsend a shot as the pieces they’ve sent you are really cute!

  8. Chelsey says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    That does sound fun! I drive my Mom and Grandmother crazy when we shop because I am picky especially about being able to move comfortably but I have to keep up with toddlers all day! I also don’t want to have a closet cluttered with things I only sort of like.
    I have taken to ordering more than I’m going to keep from stores that have free returns so I can try everything on at home.

  9. JACKIE says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    WERE THE PRICES AS THEY ARE LISTED ON THE SITE? I JUST CANT JUSTIFY $70 FOR A SHIRT… LOL I KNOW SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK IM CHEAP BUT THATS ALOT HAHA

  10. Callon says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    My first StichFix is arriving in 2 weeks! A couple of friends have been very happy with their items. I live in Minnesota which is where Evereve (formally Hot Mama) was founded and has their corporate headquarters. I was so excited to hear they were launching Trendsend. I did read that StitchFix users s computer program to select your items, where Evereve is using actual stylists that will work out of their warehouse. Plus, Evereve does not charge s styling fee or shipping.

  11. Posted August 5, 2015

    You made me laugh with your response to how you were dressed when the doorbell rang. So funny- I can completely relate except my hair does not look that good when I’m home. Lol

    I have also (also) thought of a shirt dress as more of a shirt- but it does look cute on you! Enjoy these moments-dont stress about losing weight- you look adorable!

  12. Angie says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I think you look adorable in everything you tried on!

    P.S. I love how real you kept it in your first selfie with the cleaning supplies and toys on the bathroom counter, a lot of others would have cropped that right out 🙂

  13. Amanda Whitley says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    “Don’t pretend like you don’t do squats to stretch out your jeans either.” Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha I am dying over here! I love how you keep it real! Your post made my morning! 🙂

    • Marilyn says
      Posted August 5, 2015

      Hahaha! I loved that line as well!! #truestory

  14. Posted August 5, 2015

    Just curious, but did you ask them for a more monochromatic palette or is that kind of their thing? I use Stitch Fix to add more pops to my wardrobe (printed blouses and dresses, etc.) so I’m curious about TrendSend.

  15. sarah says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’ve tried stitch fix twice. My first one I really liked everything but sent most back because I was overly picky. My second one was not good, mostly blah. But I kept more from my second fix because it was more inside my comfort zone (hello, black cardigan number 64 in my closet) and I couldn’t resist a heart print shirt, even though I basically spoon fed myself the line about how I’ll keep the shirt and lose more baby weight to make it fit right and then all will be good in the world.

    Anyways, I think you look adorable in the shirt dress. And the idea of leggings and boots with it makes me want to go buy a dress like that right now. But I would have sent it back too for being too tight in the arms.

    I think services like these are fun, but sometimes the style/fit/colors can be so off that the risk outweighs the reward for me 🙁

  16. Kms says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    That chambray dress looks adorable on you! Love it.

  17. Kim says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Hi Kate !

    I would like to try it even if I am not a mom but I am living in Canada , and Trendsend doesn’t ship outside of the U.S.

    I really have no sense of style I must say . My sister told me that I dress to old for my age ( I am 23 yrs old. ) I am working in a insurance office so I need to be kinda classic in my style. Thats why having trendsend service would be great !

    I ‘m gonna follow them to see if someday they ship to Canada .

    Have a good day with your two lovely boy 🙂

  18. Caitlin says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    It’s a cool idea, but I don’t like the idea of having to shell out $20 just to try on the clothes (I know, I know, “stylist fee”), but I admit I am a frugal person. It would be different if they let you put the stylist fee towards a purchase from the box. Most of these items are pretty far outside of what I will usually pay for a clothing item.

    • Posted August 5, 2015

      The $20 Stylist Fee does count towards anything you purchase from the box with Stitch Fix. If you send everything back you still have to pay that $20. I’ve kept things from the box because I didn’t want to pay the styling fee and not have anything to show for it. Luckily I have worn the items I kept quite a bit so it worked out.

    • Rachael says
      Posted August 5, 2015

      HI Caitlin!

      Trendsend does not charge a styling fee! It’s totally free to be styled! 🙂 Check us out!

      • Caitlin says
        Posted August 5, 2015

        The blog post was a little misleading then, if there isn’t actually a fee. I had a hard time finding much information on the Trendsend website.

        • Lynn says
          Posted August 5, 2015

          That is how I took this post too, that there was a $20 fee no matter what.

          • Allison Roberts Smith says
            Posted August 5, 2015

            Not sure the confusion but in the 5 months I did Stitch Fix, but I never paid a styling fee. It was always listed as a credit and even when I returned all 5 ( happened twice ) I was charged nothing by SF.

      • Diane says
        Posted December 7, 2015

        Is the styling fee still free? It looks like there is a $20 fee listed in the FaQ?

  19. Ashley Beth says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Jean squats all the way baby! My husband makes fun of me every time but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! My first StitchFix comes next week so we shall see if I like it. Might try Trendsend too and see which I like more. I live in a tiny mountain town 2 hours away from the nearest mall so I need some help keeping fashionable!

  20. Kirsten says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    My stitch fix experience has been hit or miss but is getting better. I have found that (like many others) when I made a very detailed pin board it helped! I have always kept at least one piece and although there is some mark up, I consider not having to go shopping worth it. I also keep requesting a stylist once I feel they “get me”. My last shipment I was able to keep all 5 pieces and love them all. I’m not an adventurous shopper and with two kids and no desire to shop this service is totally worth it to me. Plus, people always comment on my stitch fix pieces. Maybe because all the other days I’m wearing a grey t-shirt? Who knows 🙂

  21. Susan says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I tried Stich fix before, but didn’t like it. All of the clothes were at a higher price point than I had asked for and they kinda looked like old lady clothes. I am very fussy about how clothes fit and I know my own style pretty well. I actually love reading blogs and seeing what brands people are talking about and what the fit is like. Especially if the blogger is around the same size as me, I know what size to order in the item and have had great luck that way in finding some new pieces I may never have tried.

  22. Sara W says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    You’re not being picky-those are all legit things to dislike-too tight of arms can’t be changed and jeans that fall down all day will not do with babes in arms:) a stitch fix sibscription is my weight loss goal. I have heard very few negative reviews, just a piece here and there. I don’t normally have negative things to add, but I’m surprised she was familiar with your blog in looking on the pieces she chose. I would highly recommend going back to stitch fix just based on my friends’ experiences.

  23. Dayna says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Random question, what color are your bathroom walls in this post? I adore it! Love your style and blog 🙂

  24. Megan C says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I tried Stitch Fix for the first time this summer, just for one box. I found it really fun! And I really liked most of the pieces (I did send them my pinterest board so they had a pretty good idea of my taste). The reason I didn’t keep everything really came down to cost. If I hadn’t already spent a chunk of my clothing budget for the summer I would have probably splurged on some of the pieces as a wardrobe investment. But, pragmatism won out! I kept one shirt that I loved and didn’t hurt my finances too much 😉 I’ve used it a lot already, so I’m glad I went for it.

  25. Posted August 5, 2015

    I have done several rounds of Stitch Fix, and they were fantastic every time. I hate shopping and going to place where shopping takes place, so they $20 was an easy spend for me to have cute items curated and sent to my door for me. I definitely think that communicating well, often, and having a Pinterest board to share with your stylist goes a long way. They regularly nailed it, and I often kept everything because of the great discount (25% if you keep all 5 pieces). Because I don’t like to shop, this was also a great way to refresh my wardrobe to pieces that I actually love (including many comfy pieces that I can confidently wear out without feeling homeless).

  26. Erika says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I totally agree about the chambray dress…I’m SO TIRED of seeing people wear shirts for dresses! One good breeze and the whole world is going to see things that need not be seen…..but I won’t get on my soap box 😉

    I’m not impressed with Stitch Fix. I did it a couple of times, and kept a few things, but not really happy with any of them except a great pair of jeans (shockingly!!). I think Stitch Fix works well for thin, tall people, but not for shorties carrying around a little extra baggage. Lesson Learned: Go to the store and TRY THINGS ON.

  27. Meg says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    It’s funny you post about this today because I just got my stitch fix last week and intending on posting about it this Friday. I was pretty happy with my box. I think overall with these things seeing as you’ll get one about once a month, unless I NEED to have it it will get returned. So I totally get you about being picky. You have to be, especially with two youngsters I imagine.

    I also have to say I appreciated the sass in this post. I definitely chuckled to myself a few times reading it. Bravo!

    http://www.mymonochromaticlife.com

  28. Susan says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I just got my first Trendsend box last week! I actually received the same horizontal striped shirt and kept it out of everything in the box. Since I work in an office, it didn’t really go with that dress code, but the t-shirt was SO soft and comfortable I couldn’t resist. I wore it with leggings (despite the 100+ temps in Dallas) last week and loved it. My received my 8th Stitch Fix box last week as well. My husband about died…but then I explained I didn’t have to keep everything. I think for now I’ll stay with Stitch Fix just because I can receive more work appropriate things from them rather than Trendsend. Trensend definitely send me some cute things and if I wore clothes like that more often I would’ve definite considered keeping more.

  29. Melissa says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Kate,
    Even though you sent the chambray tunic dress back you should try and find something similar. You looked A-DOR-ABLE!!!!!!

  30. Meghan says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’ve used StitchFix on and off for a couple years, and I love the excitement of getting something fun in the mail (not a bill! Ha!). I too struggle with shopping with my kids so I thought StitchFix would be great. Overall I have loved my entire experience with SF but I found the average price for things too high–especially when I feel like I could go to Macy’s or Kohls and get similar quality for much less (I even had my profile set on the most affordable option). I usually kept one piece out of each box and only purchased an entire box one time. I didn’t know there were any other sites like SF that offered this type of thing, I’m going to have to try Trendsend! I really thought the striped sleeveless top, the chambray dress and the jacket looked great on you, but as a mom I can totally understand why you didn’t keep them. (We have the same body type: I too buy slightly tighter jeans and do squats to loosen them, pants that “grow” throughout the day is annoying, I also have the tight-in-the-arm issue and wouldn’t say my arms are huge by any means but when you can’t freely move around it’s entirely irritating!)

  31. Ashlie says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I just received my fourth StitchFix. I kept 2 tops and a pair of jeans they sent. Admittedly, the last couple of fixes have been a little disappointing – as the jeans they sent me were too small. I have the same problem you do with jeans, and I am the same size! (you described it so well!) so it’s hard to find the right fit. The dresses that came haven’t been all that flattering. I asked for all dresses in my next fix as I have a couple weddings to go to in October, so I’m hoping they hit the mark! Thanks for this blog post – it’s right on time with my girlfriend having tried her first StitchFix, too!

  32. Sally says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I have been doing Stitch Fix for almost a year. I like getting surprises, so it’s a treat for me. It did take a few shipments to get my sizing, style and what I want to pay just right. I made the requested the same stylist and have had her the last three times.

    When I linked my Pinterest page to my Stitch Fix account, I actually got two pieces that I had pinned.

    Another thing I really like about Stitch Fix is that they use up and coming brands and a lot of items are made in the USA. I was in a small jewelry store in San Francisco and one of the owners told me she makes things for Stitch Fix. It’s only her and her partner and sometimes they have to make 800 of the same necklace themselves. I think that’s pretty cool!

  33. Jan says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Kate I have heard of this process but not of these two companies. Are these stylists where it is necessary for you to be near a store location so that you can actually be measured originally and/or try the first outfit on to get an idea of your fit? Also, coming from someone who has fought with weight all of her adult life, you looked really nice in that first outfit. FYI I am the one that my friends would always go to for style advice. 🙂 So honestly don’t be so hard on yourself. At the same time, I am right there with you about the fit of the blouse and the sleeves. That is something that would continue to bother you after you bought the blouse. This would mean that at somewhere in the future, you would quit wearing the blouse due to it feeling uncomfortable ……thus a waste of money.

  34. Posted August 5, 2015

    The first striped shirt looked SO cute on you. And I think sometimes we need a little dressy shirt on certain days to make us just feel better.
    Am I too negative to think right away- no one knows how to dress me?
    I’m 5’2″, LARGE chested, but everywhere else I am smaller. To get a shirt to fit my chest the rest looks HORRIBLE and until I can afford a reduction I am fine with sometimes wearing maternity shirts that just look baggy rather than making me look pregnant

  35. Jan says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I have heard of the process of having the stylist and mailing the clothes in the boxes. What I am wondering is do you have to live near a store for initial measuring???? I live in a VERY rural area. If you have ever heard of Carlsbad Caverns?? or maybe the Roswell aliens?? We have a Walmart and dollar stores for shopping LOL No but seriously.

    Kate, first of all trust me you look great! That first outfit DID look really nice. BUT if you are not comfortable then it would not be wise to purchase it. Same with second blouse. The problem with the sleeves would be something that would cause the blouse to end up in the “don’t wear” pile. Therefore being a waste of money,

    • Marilyn says
      Posted August 5, 2015

      Jan, you do NOT need to live near a store to be measured! If you decide to try Stitchfix (I’m not familiar with Trendsend, although now I’m dying to try it!) you will fill out a style profile. In addition to what looks you like, you’ll include your height and weight and what sizes you usually buy. Then you can add a note to your stylist to let her know that, (like Kate!) I have more junk in my trunk than in my waist! I can NEVER get jeans to fit in the store, but amazingly, the jeans I got from Stitchfix fit perfectly!! Score! IF you want to try it, here’s my referral code: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4660656. It’s so fun!

  36. Posted August 5, 2015

    I like the black dressy striped top a lot! But everything else, yeah not so much a fan.

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  37. Alli says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    The two stripe shirts and the tunic all look adorable in the pictures. But, I totally understand being picky. If I’m going to spend hard earned money on something, it needs to be perfect :). And I am loving your longer hair. It has me pretty convinced that I need to sto get cuts and just go with trims!

  38. Jenn says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I’m a super huge fan of Stitch Fix. I’ve been getting “fixes” for about 2 years now, I think, and love my box every month. My stylist (Lisa) is the best, and she really knocks it out of the park finding me perfect things to wear. I also really love them as a company, too. My best friend was killed in a freak plane accident last year, and somehow they figured it out and personally sent flowers to my home with a sweet card. I’m not really sure how they knew, but for a company to take the time to do that for a customer speaks volumes to me! I’m faithful for life!! 🙂

  39. Kelli says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I have been using Stitch Fix for the past few months, and have really enjoyed the items they’ve sent me. They nailed my style in the very first box, and all the items have fit really well. It looks like they send a lot more items in the Trendsend box, though. And I love the look of all the items they sent. I’m torn on whether or not to continue with SF because I don’t always like the price point, but it’s such a great discount to keep all 5 items (which are very good quality!) I’d love to know about the prices on the Trendsend box and how they compare.

  40. Shalee says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I have tried Stitchfix three times and haven’t had any luck. They seem to have a very hard time fitting my body type and matching my requests/needs. I am short, size 10 and have very large breast so I asked for things that were fitting because otherwise tops look like tents. Everything they sent me was loose and didn’t work. They did send some pieces that worked but I refuse to pay $78 for a skirt that looks exactly like one from Target. Anyways, I might try them again for the fun of it but so far it hasn’t worked out.

  41. Anna says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I want that jacket! Anyway, yes I have really enjoyed Stich fix, I’ve only tried it twice but the second time I kept all 5 items, I’ve heard it helps alot to have a specific Pintrest board for them to reference which is focused more on specific items you like and less on total outfits.

  42. Jenna says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Um…. YES!!!
    Loving Stitch Fix as a mom of three super little ones who are IMPOSSIBLE to shop with. When my mom or my husband’s mom has the kids I just have to use the time to keep my head above water with blogging, cleaning & laundry {putting it AWAY that is}.

    Anyhoo… definitely love the idea of ANY box arriving on my doorstep but this type of box is SUPER fun! I did an Instagram post of my last Stitch Fix box here: https://instagram.com/p/48BR0QDaQh/?taken-by=galmeetsfood {my stylist DEFINITELY got my style & I want her to ALWAYS style my boxes}. I chose one shirt but requested the necklace & dress in a future box & they made it happen! {the shirt I chose is here: https://instagram.com/p/493TljDaax/?taken-by=galmeetsfood}

    I have LOVED Stitch Fix & I’d say it’s worth another try if it has been a while. Usually there’s at least one item that works & that makes it worth the $20. Especially if you just schedule it every 3 months! 🙂

    • Jenna says
      Posted August 5, 2015

      PS… It just wasn’t in the budget to get the shirt, dress AND necklace when I received them all together in my box. I kept one I received the dress & necklace. Not sure it always works out this way but I sent an email to their customer service right after I sent back the items & they helped me out {might have just been a “one time deal” though??!} 🙂

  43. Breanna C says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I am obsessed with subscription boxes! There is something I have looked into but haven’t tried. It is called Golden Tote. It is the same idea as these other two companies, but I feel more comfortable with the price. For $49 you get 2-3 items in a cute tote, and for $149 you get 5-6 items in a cute tote. You get to pick out a couple of the items or you can choose to be completely surprised…so it is a fun mix. Each item of clothing averages around $26. Check it out https://www.goldentote.com/

  44. Amanda says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Hi Kate, I loved this blog! I have never heard of such a thing before but I am going to try it! I really liked the striped blouse and jeans and jacket outfit with the sandals. I think you should have kept the blouse you can be fancier if u want as a mom you just have to try it! I don’t like those shirt dresses either. But very cool concept and I can’t wait to see what they pick for me in Fall.

  45. Carol says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    I was pretty into StitchFix until a girlfriend who lives an hour away came over to my house and revealed that she’d been sent the exact same pieces that I had been sent. What was most shocking was that we have two completely different style profiles — she is very Boho and I am not. Then, I realized all the brands I was being sent were Nordstrom Rack brands. And, then I read this: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/why-did-these-68-shorts-stitch-fix-show-2495-price-tag-nordstrom-rack-159245 and I was DONE.

  46. Amy says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Kate,
    You look so cute in that tunic dress!! I am loving your hair in the last 3 pics (half up), do you have a tutorial for that? 🙂

  47. Gwen says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Does trendsend cost the same as stichfix?

  48. Meg says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Keep the chambray tunic dress! That looked so adorable on you!

  49. Jess says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    Hi Kate!

    Where was the jacket from? I love that jacket and I don’t see the brands listed. Thanks!

  50. Posted August 5, 2015

    Not picky and no eye rolling! You know what looks right on you and what works. My last three Stitchfix boxes have been terrible. Terrible. I’m considering giving them one more try. Maybe.

    And, yeah, that extreme hi-lo hem on curvy girls? Nope. I love your curves! You inspire me for what to buy since butt/thighs are my big (no pun intended) issues. Always has been at size 6 or 18.

  51. Christine says
    Posted August 5, 2015

    For the record, I think the striped shirt is actually very slimming and you’re totally pulling it off. The nice thing about a service like this might be that it gets you out of your comfort zone while still sticking closely to parameters that fit your personality. The best place to get feedback is obviously here! So many of us relate! And never apologize for the occasional “real” situation photo – keeps your image grounded!

  52. Ashleigh P says
    Posted August 6, 2015

    I love all of your blog entries! Becoming a new mom has made finding clothes harder. This gave me a good sense of hope that I can style my post-baby body. The struggle is real.
    I know others have mentioned StitchFix, but they are similar to the company in this post and the stylists are wonderful!!

  53. Tina Matteson says
    Posted August 6, 2015

    Kate! Before you send the box back… I think the vertically striped shirt looks beautiful on you and you should keep it! The other striped top is very cute on you too.

  54. Cami says
    Posted August 6, 2015

    I think that is so impressive- even though you didn’t end up keeping anything, every piece you tried on was very similar to your authentic style. Besides, being picky is a good thing because it stops you from ending up with a closet full of clothes that you don’t wear!

    Cami
    Chasing Vogue

  55. Marisa says
    Posted August 6, 2015

    Oh this looks great! I feel like we have the same clothing/body issues. Paige Denim works best for my booty/thigh size and ‘smaller’ waist. I LOVE the striped shirt and jacket combo! Plus I totally get the tunic dress thing, even as a petite person those dresses still seem short on me! I haven’t tried any of these services yet since I’m so picky too!

  56. Shanna says
    Posted August 6, 2015

    Le Tote (letote.com) is great too. Here’s why
    – it’s a RENTAL SERVICE. you can wear the clothes (!) and then return them unwashed!
    – it’s $49 a month no additional fees (only if you chose to keep an item(s).
    – free shipping both ways
    – you can swap the items on the website if you don’t like the preselected pieces
    – it’s 3 clothing items and 2 jewelry items
    – it’s UNLIMITED totes per month! One you return a tote within a day or so you’re customizing your next tote! I think I started in March and I have received 15 totes!!

    I basically kon-Mari my whole closet (purging nearly everything) and rely on le tote! In the long run I have saved so much money. My only criticism is that their items could be a little drab but because you can swap I am able to pick the best items before its mailed.

  57. Leslie says
    Posted August 7, 2015

    Have you tried the new denim line at target?! I have to admit, they are rivaling on some nice designer brands for a much better price! And with their cartwheel app, you can save more!

  58. Posted August 7, 2015

    I’ve never actually ordered a box from Stitchfix, but I did fill out their style questionnaire, and it seemed very thorough, and like they would probably send things I would really love. When it came down to it, though, I decided I probably would never order anything from them, no matter how much I liked it because their prices were a little too steep for my budget, and I’d rather not be out the $20, seeing as I’m not a mom, and can run around and enjoy shopping…

  59. Jodie fergason says
    Posted August 7, 2015

    You should really try LULAROE clothes, in which Me and my mommyblog friends have become OBSESSED! May I recommend the buttersoft leggings?????

  60. Lacey says
    Posted August 9, 2015

    Is there something similar that ships to Canada?

    • Carissa says
      Posted August 10, 2015

      I’d like to know as well

  61. Courtney Jones says
    Posted August 9, 2015

    You should NOT have sent the black and white shirt back!!!! It looks so good on you!

  62. Caroline Newman says
    Posted August 9, 2015

    Who makes the chambray tunic?!? I have been dying to find something like that for fall!

  63. Jamie says
    Posted August 10, 2015

    I totally get the comfort thing and arm restriction with clothes and kids. And necklaces…as much as I love them my little one will pull and choke me with it in the first few minutes.

    The chambray dress is lovely on you…if only it allowed more mobility

    Jamie // Hello There, Lady!

  64. Lauren K says
    Posted August 11, 2015

    You should check into the new styling service MyZooli. I like that you’re able to preview your styled outfits and make any changes before they are mailed to you. You then have 10 days to try everything on & decide if you want to keep the items. They have an app coming out soon too where you’ll be able to buy already styled outfits.

  65. Erika says
    Posted August 20, 2015

    I just received my first TrendSend box and was very pleased. I felt like the stylist paid LOTS more attention to my profile and my Pinterest Board than StitchFix.

    I am still debating on whether or not to keep a couple of items – mostly due to price.

    My favorite part is NO styling fee! I’ll definitely try it again. It’s a great way to try more trendy pieces that I would probably never try on in-store.

  66. Jennifer says
    Posted September 10, 2015

    I’m wondering how the cost of the items on trensend compare to stitch fix? I find stitch fix can be pricy at times. Wondering how trendsend compares. I hate getting $50-60 tanks. I MIGHT pay that for a sweater I love but not tanks.

  67. Caitlyn says
    Posted October 20, 2015

    Anyone have a poor experience with trendsend? I ordered a month ago, and they are supposed to ship within 14 days. I haven’t gotten anything and haven’t gotten a response to email inquiries. Maybe they treat regular customers different than their blogger customers. I’m very disappointed in Evereve and Trendsend.

  68. Angela says
    Posted February 12, 2016

    I just received my first box from Trendsend. I absolutely loved everything! I’m only sending 3 items back. One, because I already own it, another top was too big, and the last thing I’m returning was too tight across my bust. The stylist hit it out of the park for me. As far as cost, I’m a frequent Evereve customer, so I was not taken aback by the price of the denim. I consider denim to be worth it, when it fits properly. I’m really happy. I will continue to use Trendsend.

  69. Amy Japp says
    Posted April 12, 2017

    Love Stitch Fix! Just got my first Trendsend, seems a bit more pricey than Stitch Fix. One thing I do like about SF more, is that if you keep the 5 items, there is a discount of 25%. Not seeing that with Trendsend, what a BUMMER!

    • CARLA says
      Posted August 10, 2017

      If you want more of a bargain I recommend the Nadine West styling service. Their prices are a lot more reasonable. Definitely avoid Trunk Club but even though you pay more for their clothing items Trunk Club’s stylists are more hands-on. Wantable is pretty much in the middle when it comes to cost and I have tried out all these services at least one time, including both Stitch Fix and Trendsend.