Ya’ll know I love a good delivery, and what better than work clothes delivered to your door? Seriously though, I don’t know about ya’ll, but trying on work clothes can be such a painful task, especially the black pant. It’s literally like a horror movie for me. I can’t tell you how many pairs of pants I tried on before starting my job back in September before finding one pair (you should all know what that is by now since they are in every one of my workwear posts haha) that I immediately bought two of in every color! Well after that dramatic intro, I’m here to say that my mind is forever changed!!!
Here’s the deal, you sign up online with a cute little survey that you’ve probably done once or twice, but the difference with this service is that they actually listen to your body type. I was asked multiple questions on my sizing from different stores which let them pick styles that fit me better than any luck I’ve ever found in store! I found 7/7 pieces for work that I felt I couldn’t live without, which never happens because I’m so picky. I felt like every piece had a classic style with a modern twist to create an effortless look!
First of all, I feel like I have to give major props to the design team at MMLaFluer for always creating chic timeless items that can be worn so many ways. When I started my job, I search the web for silly articles like “What to wear in the business professional world as a women” because I really had no idea what was acceptable and what was over the top. I wanted to still be myself but not wear the boring styles I was seeing in every in store experience I had. I stumbled across MMLaFluer’s website and was instantly pulled in by their classic dress styles and cuts, the chic patterns that looked so effortless, and the fit of all the suits. I knew I was hooked then, and am so happy to finally be doing a review on their Bento Box. This service is the best of both worlds, online shopping & personal stylist. Unlike other boxes, this is a one time deal, unless you want more, which is totally me, and comes with seven items you and your stylist discuss for your work needs. You can send recommendations from their online website, and mention your style. For reference, I told my stylist that I really don’t wear suit jackets or pencil skirts to work and was looking for new slacks, so she sent me two pairs of black pants in different styles and some fun tops, dresses, sweaters and even a coat (since its still chilly in Nashville).
To break this down for you, I want to go piece by piece to show you how great MMLaFluer’s new service is and why you should sign up today if you work in the business professional world! If you’d like to purchase a specific item feel free to click on the photos to shop that look. I left a link at the bottom if you’re interested in signing up for the Bento Box, so keep reading!
Coat: Bianca Coat Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
Kicking the outfits off is this hourglass shaped boucle coat that I’m wearing in a size 8. If you watched my stories, you know that I was beyond obsessed with this coat as soon as I slipped it on! Not only is the coat heavy enough for TN weather, but light enough to wear when its still freezing in April; and did I mention the fit? I’ve never had a jacket hug my waist so well; I have the hardest time finding coats that don’t look too bulky when they are durable for winter weather, and I can’t wait to wear this now and next fall! Being 5’3″ I was worried the jacket would be too long, but I love that it hits mid calf on me because I can easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion.
Dress: Cindy Dress Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
Next up is this pretty brick red dress I styled under the coat, and think they would create a perfect office outfit! The best feature about this dress is the neckline; it has a deep boat-neck cut, but still has large enough straps to wear a normal bra! This dress brings an effortlessly chic look that would pair well with anything. Since the dress is fully lined, you don’t need to worry about it showing too much, and lays perfectly on the skin!
Top: Deneuve Top Pants: Foster Pant Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
My next outfit consisted of this faux wrap top and cigarette pant. This top was one of my favorite item I received in my Bento Box because of its versatility with other pieces. I’m wearing a size M in this top, and it fits like a dream and is the softest material. Since it is more of a cropped top, it would pair perfectly with skirts and you wouldn’t need to worry about tucking. Having a larger chest, I usually have a hard time with wrap tops and them not pulling apart throughout the day, so I loved that this looks just like a normal wrap top but is a faux; no more worrying during your work day! Another reason I love this top so much is because it could easily be worn with jeans and a light sweater if your work is slightly more casual, or if you want to wear it out on the weekends!
The pants I have paired with this top are the machine washable cigarette pant from MM.LaFleur and have the best consistency of stretch and structure without looking like a legging pant. If you are looking for comfort while at work, these should be your go to work pant! I’m wearing a size 8 in these as well, and they fit perfect at the waist hips and legs due to the stretch. While I do have them paired with this top here, I felt that since they were more of a stretch pant, I would prefer to have a longer top on which I did in the next outfit and soon fell for this cigarette pant!
Top: Didion Top Pants: Foster Pant Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
This next outfit is clearly my favorite because 1. it is all black, 2. the beauty is in the details. I fell for this top while shopping on MM.Lafleur’s website and requested it in my box from my stylist and was even more impressed when trying it on! I’m wearing a size 8 in the top and should size down to a 6, but I liked it so much I didn’t want to send it back! I find my favorite tops to have V necks since they elongate my shorter frame and this neckline paired with the adorable hem is what makes this shirt a staple fashion piece in my wardrobe. Since it has side splits, the fabric doesn’t pull to one side vs. another and drapes elegantly to create a flattering figure. If there is one item I would recommend for every body type and style, it would definitely be this top! I’m wearing the same cigarette pants in this outfit and really loved them once adding a longer top!
Sweater: Daphne Sweater Top: Didion Top Pants: Foster Pant Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
I added this cashmere wrap sweater over my last outfit since its always a little chilly in my office and I enjoy wearing a sweater indoors even when its warm outside. I’m wearing a size XS/S in this sweater and love the fit. It’s loose enough to wrap and tie, but also looks great open as a cardigan and tied in the back! This will easily be a staple sweater in my closet since it’s light enough for warm days but keeps me nice and toasty on the cooler days. I love a sweater that can be worn different ways to keep my look fresh!
Top: Didion Top Pant: Chester Pant Shoes: Marc Fisher Zala Pump
Last but definitely not least are these trousers that fit like a dream! I am wearing a size 8 and think the overall fit is exactly what I look for in a work pant. They are slim throughout the legs which helps lengthen my legs and are a high rise on myself but would mostly likely be a mid rise on taller people. The pants are fully lined so they stay cool throughout the day and drape very well. I was so impressed with the fit of these pants and wish I would’ve purchased this pant before I went on the “find the perfect work pant” adventure last September which felt like a never ending process. If you haven’t found a favorite black trouser yet, I would highly recommend purchasing this pair because they would pair well with any top due to the rise of the pant and the slim fit!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Bento Box reveal and if you’re interested in signing up for your own click here!
The overall process was so easy and I found so many items that work perfect for my business casual office that make me feel fashionable while still being professional. As a reminder, this box is not a subscription service, but a one time box until you’d like to refresh your wardrobe again! I would definitely recommend this as a great option when starting a new job or as a wardrobe refresh to get some new stylish options into your weekly outfits.
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XOXO Hannah K.