trunk club active

Trunk Club, a service I've posted about quite a few times before, is now doing activewear trunks!  I work in a casual office, and it's not uncommon for me to hang out at work in some leggings and a pullover to streamline my day from workout to work.  Nordstrom (Trunk Club's partner company) also carries almost all of my favorite activewear brands, so I was excited to try out their service for this purpose!  

Outfit #1 is the classic Zella "Live In" leggings in mauve and this super soft pullover, also by Zella.  I needed a good pullover for running and to-and-from class, and the color of these leggings is so pretty, so I kept both.  

Leggings // Pullover (wearing size small in both)

This outfit wasn't my favorite - the leggings are Alo and they have a sheen to them I didn't find flattering, and the sports bra had no support.  These Nike sneakers are SO cute, and Darrell loved them, but I didn't need them since they're not for running.  

I did keep the jacket, which is another Zella piece, because it was the perfect weight for early winter runs, it's a great neutral navy color and I don't have anything like it.  

For size reference, I'm wearing a small in all of these pieces.  

I really wanted to keep both of these, but you know, budgets.  This Zella long sleeve is great, but I just ordered something similar from J.Crew's new activewear line.  I did keep the capri leggings (by, you guessed it, also Zella!) because I don't have any in this color and I think they'll be fantastic for winter running.   

 I think I mentioned to my stylist that I really loved the Zella Live In leggings, because she also sent them to me in grey.  I have to say, these leggings are the perfect thickness and great to wear with tunics or sweaters (hands down my favorite staple black leggings) but heads up, they don't really stay up when you run - although I haven't tried my new high waisted ones for that yet, so I'll report back!  

These are the Live In Leggings in Grey, and the same pullover as above.  I didn't keep the grey because I was a little more in love with the mauve.

Overall this trunk was a HUGE success!  I kept 4 pieces which is a lot for me!  

I hope this post inspired you to sign up for your own Trunk, this service has been hands down my favorite home shopping service that I've used, I can't say enough good things about it. They even price match if your item goes on sale at Nordstrom!  A few things have changed since I last posted - 
they did institute a $25 service fee for requesting a trunk, which goes towards any purchases you make.  My stylist was VERY conscious of this, and included a 3 pack of running socks she knew I could use either way, if I didn't like anything and just needed to use the credit.  Obviously, that wasn't a problem!  Second, they now give you 5 days instead of 10 to try on and return.  Still a lot longer than the 3 days you get with Stitch Fix, and they still send you between 10-12 items instead of only 5.  Despite these changes happening, I still highly recommend Trunk Club if you're into home shopping subscriptions and if you are always as in need of workout clothing as I am, I hope you'll check this version out!  


a nostalgic lunch and my favorite stl thai

Top (under $15, if you can believe it) // Jeans - my favorite ever, but size down // Bag // Shoes // Hat

We took these photos on a very rare occasion that Darrell and I got to have lunch together, which always seems like a treat due to our crazy schedules.  I'm not sure I've ever talked about our work week schedule; Darrell actually leaves by 5:15 AM each day and commutes an hour to work, where he works out at the company gym and starts his workday at 7am.  I get Claire ready to leave for  school by 7:30 (at the latest) to get to work by 8:30, and then I can work out after work or on my lunch hour if I don't have anything SUPER sweaty planned.  The goal is usually dinner by 7, bed by 8.  It sounds a little crazy, and our days are definitely long, but it's what works for us!  Since he works so far away, lunch dates are usually out of the question, but this particular week he was at a conference for his company in downtown St Louis, which is a relatively short drive from Clayton, MO where I am.  We ate at our favorite Thai place, where we used to eat all the time when we lived downtown in the teeniest little apartment, right before we got married.  If you're ever eating in downtown St Louis and craving a little heat, Sen Thai is a must!  


fall festivities flop

Truth be told, we kind of flubbed the official "blogger trip to Eckert's" this year!  I mean, you've seen enough of these posts, right?  That's good, because these are the only decent photos I have!! We went around 2 pm, when the sun was extremely high, it was a little hot, and Claire was less than cooperative (she may have stolen that apple she's eating in the photo above, who even knows.)  We never got to apple pick because the line for the tractor the fields was so long, and walking around trying to take photos wasn't her favorite.  She was also too young to ride any of the carnival rides Eckert's had set up, but not too young to throw a fit about that.  If you have a recommendation for a smaller, less "theme park like" pumpkin patch in the St Louis area, I'm all ears!  I'm just not sure they're working out for us anymore, especially at this age.  I want to eat apple cider donuts, not feel like I'm at Six Flags with a too short rider all day long!  


boho fall

This look is unfortunately quite old, because in case you haven't noticed I've been majorly slacking on the blogging front!  Fortunately, I am keeping up with Instagram (you can follow me here!) because it just seems a little easier sometimes.  To be honest, we've been crazy busy lately - literally, my struggle right now is finding 3 days at home during which to potty train my child.  Her teacher nagged me about it AGAIN today, oops.  It might come down to using PTO to just DO IT.  I'm hoping not, but honestly who knows.   

The bad news is, I can't find this dress online anymore, but it is Who What Wear for Target in case you want to scope out the in store situation, and it is definitely one of my fall favorites.  That whole line in general has continued to impress me: current favorites include this striped sleeveless turtleneck, this GORGEOUS faux leather trimmed dress, and this faux suede olive moto jacket.  

Happy Monday, I hope you have a fab week!  


fall ready with a 70s vibe

Happy Monday!  I'm back today with a mash up of some of my very favorite pieces for fall.  Gimme leopard, cognag, plaid, and a button up scarf and I am h-a-p-p-y!  Although last week we had a warm front in STL, this week we are lucky enough to have temps in the 60s and it feels SO good to bust out my favorite scarves in the morning, including this super soft one from ILYmix.  I am crazy about the warm autumn colors and know it will wear it so much in the coming months.  They have so many cute scarves in stock right now, I'm also crazy about this one and how fun is this hot pink?!  

Happy Monday, I hope you have a great week!  

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