Trendsend by Evereve | My First Box & Thoughts

I’ve always been intrigued by subscription boxes, especially ones that involve clothes and accessories, but I never took the plunge in trying one.

That is until recently when I saw Kate from The Small Things Blog post a review and photos of her first box from Trendsend by Evereve. I’ve heard of the brand before since they have a store back in my hometown, and even though they state that their clothing is more geared toward moms, I thought some of the clothing was pretty cute and stylish for someone who is my age and isn’t living the mommy lifestyle quite yet.

Unlike other subscription boxes that I’ve researched in the past, Trendsend doesn’t have a styling fee and your credit card isn’t charged for the items that you keep until you either leave feedback with your stylist that you’re keeping all the items or when you send back the items that you don’t want to keep. That plus free shipping both ways was basically incentive enough for me to give this box a whirl.

My box arrived last Tuesday afternoon, and I was so excited to receive it that I opened it and tried everything on right away. I wanted to keep it real with crappy-quality iPhone photos, lack of a decent full-size mirror, and messy master bedroom in the background.

The first items I came across in the box were this necklace and this reversible infinity scarf. The scarf is the only item from the box that I’m keeping – I absolutely am in love with it. I will get a ton of use out of it during the fall and winter months, and I love that I can wear it on the plaid or herringbone side. The necklace is okay, but for $28 I didn’t find it worth keeping.

Next, I tried on this black and white printed maxi. While the print was pretty cute, all I could think was “Hello, over-sized garbage bag!” If I was eight months pregnant, this might have worked. I do appreciate, though that my stylist read my note about wanting to see an option for our upcoming Puerto Rico trip.

Now onto the more casual, everyday stuff. This pair of skinny jeans by Kut From the Kloth seriously felt like buttah when I put them on. They were silky smooth and looked super flattering on my lower half; sadly, there were just a size too big given how much stretch they had to them.

I was pretty excited to try on this striped button down since I typically can’t resist stripes, but sheesh – talk about a boxy, unflattering cut. It had a longer hem in the back, which would make it great for wearing with leggings, but that definitely doesn’t fix the cut in the front. It’s possible a size down would’ve worked better, but for $98, I’ll move on.

Okay, now for the real doozies starting with this shoulder cut-out top. What is there to even say? I put in my style profile that I like casual, but classic and sophisticated clothing – how in the world does this top reflect that?!

Same with this graphic tank. I mean, it’s cute, but maybe for a workout shirt. Who in the world would spend $58 on this? Or better question, if Evereve’s target audience is mothers, what mother out there is wearing this?! Not trying to offend any mothers out there if you are wearing this. Needless to say, I basically was laughing when I saw these last two tops in the box since they are SO not me or my style.

So, with the exception of the infinity scarf, I think the joke was on me with this box!

I have heard that it takes a few tries with any clothing subscription box for your stylist to get to know you and your style, but it worries me that with the first box alone pretty much nothing aligned with what I put in my style profile.

I’m not sure if I’ll try another Trendsend box anytime soon, but it was a fun one-time experiment!

Have you tried any clothing subscription box services? I’m thinking of trying Stitchfix and would love to hear your thoughts!

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  • I’ve never heard of this box before but it definitely seems like it could be hit or miss. I like the maxi dress but you’re right, it’s a bit big. That scarf and necklaces are great though!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Biana Perez

    I’ve actually never heard of this box before and it’s part of the reason I don’t like fashion boxes…I’m so picky with clothes I like to actually pick them out! That scarf is pretty amazing though!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I’m with you – I like to shop/pick my clothes out, too, but since the shopping isn’t exactly ideal where I live, I’m willing to try some new stuff!

  • My cousin-in-law Caroline (over at Windy City Chic) works at Evereve in Chicago and told me about this. I’m thinking I’m going to try it out, especially since she can be my stylist and kind of knows my taste already, but I’m worried about the prices! Seems a lot more expensive than what I usually go for. Like that scarf though!

    • I’m so glad that you and Caroline both told me that she works there! I had no idea, and apparently I can change my store preference to hers and request that she style my box, too. It’s definitely fun to try since there is no styling fee, but some of the pieces definitely are a bit pricier.

  • Karly, oh my gosh, I work at Evereve!!!! I don’t know if I ever told you that. I love that scarf. KUT jeans always run big so you always want to go a size down. It doesn’t look like whoever put your box together did the best job. No offense to them haha. I would be more than happy to put a box together for you. Just choose store 46. I personally would not have picked any of those tops for you, but I feel like it’s because I know your personality. 🙂 Otherwise Trendsend is fun and I’m SO happy that you gave it a try!!! I’ll have to share this post with my manager, if that is OK with you. 🙂

    • Oh my goodness, I had no idea! I hope you weren’t offended by this post, lol. I was just trying to make light of how off these styles were from my style profile. I would LOVE to try again and have you pick/style the pieces for me since we basically know each other. 🙂 I definitely can’t afford to keep some of the stuff since I’m typically shopping on a strict budget, but it’s so fun to try regardless. Where do I pick your store on the site?

      • Oh no not at all!!! I forwarded your post to my store manager because we love hearing feedback from customers. It helps us a lot when we’re putting together these boxes. There is a section on the style profile where you can choose a store preference and in the comments section you can request me to be your stylist. 🙂 It is all about picking pieces that are right for your body type and that reflect your personality. I would LOVE to help you with this!!! 🙂

        • We are store 46 too!!

          • Thanks for letting me know, lady – It will be so fun to have you pick out some stuff for me! 🙂

          • Yeah!!! My store manager got back to me about your post. She may reach out to the girl at corporate who does the buying about it. What store did you choose?

          • I’m also SO excited to put a box together for you!!!! ???

          • Oh geez, I don’t want to get anybody in trouble for how this box was styled for me! I hope you know that I wasn’t trying to be mean in this post … I just have a really sarcastic sense of humor. 🙂 I chose the store that’s near my parents, the one in South Barrington at The Arboretum.

          • Oh girl, don’t worry no one will get into trouble!! And I understand about your sense of humor and what you were trying to say. 🙂 That person tried their best, but at the same time they should have paid more attention to what you put into your profile. If I didn’t know you at all, and I just read what you put into your profile, I honestly would have sent you different things than what they sent you. When I’m working with someone in the store, I really try to find things that will flatter their body type, and that reflect their personality. Oh and their lifestyle, especially if they are a mother. And only reason why I shared this with my store manager is because I know you, and I wanted her to hear about your experience. I was like my blog friend tried Trendsend!! She was just curious what store you chose. No worries and no hard feelings! I consider you to be a friend (despite not having met in person haha) too. Let me know when you’re ready for another box and I’ll pick out stuff that I know you will like. 🙂

          • Haha, okay! As long as you knew what I was getting at, which I figured you did. 🙂 I think we’ve had a similar conversation before about how you talk to/handle customers at your store, and I know for a fact you know what you’re doing way better than most people! Hope your manager enjoyed it, too. I’ll definitely let you know when I request my next box, probably in the next couple weeks or so! 🙂

          • Yes I remember that. And thank you! For me it’s just not about selling clothes. I don’t get a commission. When I’m working with someone I want to bring them things that will make them feel good about themselves. Especially the moms because some of them haven’t bought clothes in forever. My manager enjoyed it, and I know that she would like the blog exposure! 🙂 And YAY to box #2!!! You will be so fun for me to style!!! Check out our website too, and if you see things on there email me the links at cphanson03@yahoo.com. 🙂

  • Jenn

    I love the scarf! Sorry that some of the items weren’t up to par. Do you think you’ll stick with it for a bit longer? Or just kinda turned off from it overall?

    • Come to find out, Caroline over at Windy City Chic works at the store, so I actually can request her as my stylist. I may do that just to see how it goes with someone who is familiar with me and my style, but the stuff is pretty pricey so I’m not going to make a regular habit of it. I did sign up for a StitchFix box, though that should be here Friday!

  • I’ve never heard of this company. Looks like a great concept and love what they sent you!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • oh my gosh, that peace tank – seriously?! the striped top is not very cute either. the print on the maxi is cute, but what is with the straps? not cute. that scarf though – super fabulous and quite affordable!

    • oh, and I have done 2 stitch fixes, i would like to do more but i am not shopping at the moment lol. their prices are more than i like to pay, but i have gotten a couple of good items. they can really be hit or miss, but it’s fun to get a box.

      • Your comments on what I received are cracking me up. No, not cute! Thanks for letting me know about StitchFix – I did go ahead and sign up to try one box that should be here Friday, so I’ll see how it goes. I’m always willing to try something at least once!

  • I usually don’t love the cold shoulder (is that even what it’s called?? haha) look, but I actually really like it on you– though I totally understand it not fitting in your style profile. Such a bummer the other items just look like they were way too big for you! I would have totally kept the scarf too– love the colors!

    • You are so sweet, thank you! Maybe if it was the right top I would like that style with the open shoulders, but it was just SO not me.

  • Debra Stachelski

    I’m glad there was something that you could keep, that scarf will be so cute and you and great for the cooler months ahead :(. I did get a laugh with your comments about some of the other items, I can assure you I would never be wearing that Peace tank, haha!

    • I would never wear that tank either, lol! The scarf was a good pick – I was a little hesitant to pay $28 for it, but it’s basically two scarves in one.

  • Christina Sotherden

    The scarf – I love! Great “keep” pick! I’m always on the edge with these subscriptions because they seem like so much fun and people love them but then on the other hand I love picking myself.

    • I feel the same way! I’ve just been looking for something new to try lately since I have to drive 40+ minutes to do any “normal” shopping because of where I live.

  • Love the scarf and the necklace, but I totally hear ya on the “peace” tank – especially for $58!

  • Im always a little skeptical
    Of these types od boxes so thank you for an honest review–so refreshing to hear someones true thoughts!!! I do like the scarf too tho 🙂

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  • I’ve always been super skeptical on boxes like this since I say one thing and always get something completely different! I haven’t tried stitch fix but have heard good news.

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    • That’s definitely what was the case with this box! I get my first StitchFix on Friday, so I’ll be sure to report back!

  • Stacy

    I’ve never tried Trendsend before, but I have done a couple StitchFix boxes. The first one was horrendous. They definitely didn’t get my style down on the first box. By the third box I tried though, I kept the whole box. I think it is true that you need to be super, super detailed in why you returned/didn’t like and why you’re keeping things, so they are better at selecting things for your next box. I’m actually signing up for a StitchFix box soon, to get some new things for our engagement pictures coming up in September!

  • Clothing shopping is hard enough for me to do in an acutal store – my sizing is all over the map depending on the store/item! I’d love to try one of these subscriptions but this is sort of the experience I expect I’d have. Also, it seems like the prices on things in the boxes are pretty high and even if I fell in love with something I’d be so torn on whether to keep it! I’m interested to hear if the same thing happens with your StitchFix box!