However, in February I decided that a free trial is, well, worth a try. I am so glad I tried it. I got some cute clothes for work to mix up my wardrobe for 30 days.
Here is a smattering of my experience followed by an overall evaluation.
First, my boxes came with my first three items: all dresses.
Spuce and Sage
I have never worn or purchased any of these brands before, so this was a pretty exciting trial.
I immediately noticed that the size Large Cherry Velvet dress might be too big, so I put it on right away.
And I was right. Rather than a 10 as a large, it is more like a 14. So, keep this in mind if you ever purchase this brand. I was sad, but mailed it back right away so that a new dress could ship out. It did, but I will get to that.
The first dress that I wore right away was the green and blue, mod print, TRISTE dress.
I loved this dress. Great Fit. Great colors. It is a 0X.
It was perfect for work.
The next day I wore the Spruce and Sage dress to bible study.
This dress is a size 10.
I paired it with a green belt that I have and a cute hair flower.
Nice and springy, which was weather appropriate that day.
I liked this dress, but I wasn't as excited about it as the TRISTE. The colors are super rich, but the color was not properly ironed flat, and currently I do not have an iron as I broke mine in November.
It needed pressing to keep the interfaced piece down, so my steamer did not cut it.
Matching shoes to the belt.
I had mailed out the green Cherry Velvet dress Wednesday. By Saturday its replacement had arrived, which was awesome. We had a dance that night, and it was my back up dress in case my eShakti dress (post here) didn't arrive in time. However, my ABSOLUTELY PERFECT eShakti dress did arrive, so I wore that one. You can read about it here.
The red dress looked great!
My other items were another Triste dress.
I almost bought it, but I decided to save my money for the new Kate Spade outlet that opened in my area. I did LOVE it! I just love Kate Spade more.
Then there was this Land's End skirt.
|Skirt: Gwynnie Bee/Lands End Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT|
It was actually too big, but since it was jersey, and my sweater covered it, no one was the wiser.
My overall experience was good. Canceling was simple. However, I was disappointed to never get the Hell Bunny items I wanted to try from my closet. They were the catalyst for signing up after all.
As far as recommendations, I would say that if you are a 2x or larger then this may be great for you. Many items did not come in my smaller end of the size range, and I have little trouble finding professional clothes for a great price at Target, on eBay, at the Goodwill, or most anywhere really. I am a woman's med/large (sometimes xl up top) and wear anything from an 8-10 (rarely a 12) depending on the cut and designer.
I hope this review is helpful.
PS The eShakti coupon code is good until March 30. Go check out the post for the code.