When it comes to shopping for sophisticated, high-quality, beautifully tailored work clothes, MM.LaFleur is one of my favorite brands. Just recently, I ordered my third MM.LaFleur Bento Box so I could try out some of their latest styles. (You can check out unboxings of my first and second boxes here). New to MM.LaFleur‘s ‘Bento Box’ personal stylist service? Find out more about how it works here!
MM.LaFleur Bento Box #2
For this Bento Box, I didn’t make an specific requests like I did with my last box. Instead, I let my stylist surprise me. She ended up pulling together an assortment pieces, including a mix of separates (tops, pants, and skirts), and a couple of dresses (my favorite pieces to try from MM.LaFleur – they offer some of the most gorgeously structured and flattering yet comfortable styles). Keep scrolling for the full rundown of all the pieces!
Cristeta Top in Antique Blush ($145) – I absolutely love this shirt! It’s made out of a light and breezy triacetate and polyester blend (and it’s machine washable). It can be worn tucked in like how I’m wearing it here, half-tucked into jeans for a casual-chic look, or worn loose over pants (like how the model is wearing it on the website here). It’s meant to fit on the looser side. I’m wearing a size small (which is the size I typically wear in MM. LaFleur) and it fit me perfectly across the shoulders and looked nice and ‘billowy’ from the bust down to the hips.
Crosby Skirt – Textured Ponte in Black ($145) – I have a love-hate relationship with the skirt. While I love the vertical front seams, thicker stretch fabric, and smooth inner waistband that provides a touch of stretch and extra mobility, I’m not so much of a fan of the length – I typically prefer my skirts to hit just about the knee. On the other hand, if you prefer shorter lengths, or if you’re on the petite side, this would be a great option. Between the higher waist and subtle tapering down the leg that still leaves room for movement, it creates a feminine yet modern silhouette. I’m wearing my usual size 4 here, but it was a tad too large for me. A size 2 would have been a better fit. (Just for reference I wear a size 27 in jeans in most brands.)
Nakamura Trouser in Black ($195) – I love a good pair of sleek, solid black pants. They’re a work essential in my book. These Nakamura trousers provide the perfect shape – they have a straight and slightly loose modern fit, and they’re made out of a sturdy, yet lightweight material (that’s machine washable). They also have soft pleating in the front, large (yet non-bulky) pockets, and a side button closer rather than a front zipper, so there’s no puckering or bulk in the front. I’m wearing my usual size in MM.LaFleur pants (size 4) here, however they fit me loose all around (hence why they look a good 1-2 inches longer on me than on the model shown here). Looking back on the website, the website does state that these run large (I guess my stylist missed that), so it’s best to size down one.
Townsend Top—Royal Checker in Black/Ivory ($110) – If I could fill my closet while only one style top, this would be it. V-necks, to me, look so modern, feminine, and flattering, and this one is the perfect depth. I also love the cap sleeves, which create a flattering shape around the arms and shoulders, as well as the relaxed fit. It can be worn tucked in or out, like how the model is wearing it on the website. I got this in a size XS instead of my usual small and it’s still quite loose – it definitely runs a bit big!
Nejvi Top—Dash Print in Navy ($165) – While this top didn’t quite fit my personal style, I do have to admire the overall shape and construction. The top has a modern, breezy fit around chest area, paired up with flowy sleeves that add a feminine touch. At the natural waist line, the top draws in and then gently hugs the hips the rest of the way down. You can also pair this with a belt, like how they’ve styled it on the website, to further emphasize the waist. I’m wearing a size small here (my usual size), and it fits me pretty well, though I probably could have sized down to get a slightly less ‘billowy’ silhouette. Though not machine washable, this top can be hand washed.
Aditi 2.0 Dress in Galaxy Blue ($195) – This is my favorite piece out of my Bento Box this month! It’s so beautifully structured – from the tailored fit to the a clean, subtle v-neckline and angled arm openings. The material also a good amount of weight and stretch to it without feeling too thick or stiff (plus it’s machine washable!). I typically wear a size 4 in dresses, but the size 2 (which I’m wearing here) fits like a glove!
Chell Dress in Navy Melange ($240) – Finally, we have a sleeveless sweater dress. It features a soft and stretchy cotton blend material, so it’s super comfy and also fits nice and tailored. I think this would work best as an evening piece – layer it up with a leather jacket and head to the bar for happy hour, and then bare the shoulders as the evening goes on! I got this in a size small, though the next size down would have probably worked too as the material is very stretchy. And bonus- can be hand or machine washed!
MM.LaFleur Bento Box Review
Overall, I really enjoyed my third MM.LaFleur Bento Box experience. The quality and fit of the clothes were all again, amazing. The fabrics were either comfy, loose and breezy, or on the more tailored side, though still comfy and flexible – even the form-fitting Aditi 2.0 dress (one of my favorites!). Another plus is that all but two of the styles are machine washable, including the Nakamura trousers, Chell dress, and even the Aditi 2.0 dress. The exceptions are the Nejvi top (hand washable) and the Crosby skirt (dry clean only).
Overall, if you’re looking to invest in a few high-quality pieces for work, I highly recommend checking out MM.LaFleur!
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What are your thoughts on MM.LaFleur’s clothing and their Bento Box? Have you tried another similar at-home personal styling service?