It’s been a while since I’ve placed a Trunk Club order so I decided to request a Trunk and see what Erin would come up with for me.
For those who aren’t familiar, Trunk Club is a fashion styling service owned by Nordstrom. You actually have your own personal stylist at your beck and call. She will likely offer to hop on the phone with you and get to know you and your style before she sends your first Trunk, and you can email or call her at anytime afterward.
All of their merchandise is sourced from Nordstrom, and it is all currently available on the website, so you know you’re not getting last year’s leftovers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… but you can also cross-check the prices and make sure you’re not getting up-charged. You pay exactly what the items are going for on the website, so if something goes on sale before you make your final decision, you will get the sale price. You have 5 days to try on and return the products you don’t want, and shipping is free both ways. They have recently instituted a $20 styling fee, but that can be applied to anything you purchase from your Trunk.
In case you’re wondering, I am not in a working relationship with Trunk Club, but I am sharing my referral link. Everyone who signs up gets a referral link to share with their friends, so you can earn credits to shop with, which is another great bonus to trying it out!
For this Trunk, I asked for a mix of things, mostly casual, but I said I wasn’t opposed to a dress or two. Because Trunk Club sources their merchandise from Nordstrom, the price point of the things they send can be all over the map. I do give them a price range to stay within, but they usually try to tempt me with a few higher end pieces. I actually like that they do that. It’s nice to see what else is out there in the departments I might not always frequent, and every once in a while I splurge on something if I think I’ll get enough wear out of it.
This Trunk actually had quite a few tempting splurge items inside, but it also had some more moderately-priced pieces. Erin knows my love for jeans, so she sent three pairs. She also sent a couple of sweaters, a few tops, a leather jacket, a dress, a handbag, and a pair of booties! I think there were 12 pieces in all. They used to send 15 in each box, but it seems like they’re cutting back a bit on that. Still, 12 pieces give me plenty of choices, and I’m struggling a bit with a few of them. I’m hoping you can help a girl out.
In this outfit, the leather jacket, blue sweater, and black jeans all came in my Trunk. That black flats are mine.
Trouvé Leather Moto Jacket $299// I wanted to love this jacket, but I think the lapels are too big, and when it’s unzipped, the front of the jacket hangs open instead of curving in at the waistline. I would hardly ever wear it zipped, but I did take a picture just to cover my bases, lol. It looks better zipped than unzipped, I think, but the lapels still overwhelm me. While it’s a decent price for a leather jacket, I don’t want to spend that much unless I absolutely love it, so I think it’s going back.
Theory Cashmere V-Neck $265 // This sweater is lovely, but it’s too low-cut for me, and it’s thinner than I’d like. I couldn’t help but admire how nicely it matches my nails, though! Ha! (For size reference, this is a small.)
Paige Hoxton High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jeans $209 // These are extremely comfortable. The material is more pant-like than denim-like, and I like the higher rise, but I’m not crazy about the step hem that’s so trendy right now. Thoughts on those? By the way, they’re sold out, but these are almost identical. At that price, I’ll wait for a sale. FYI, these are a 29 and fit perfectly, so I’d say they run true to size.
R Minkoff Small Feed Bag $245 // This bag is adorable, and you know how I love R Minkoff bags. I can’t help but think how cute this would be in outfit pictures for the blog! If you’re looking for something on trend and mid-sized, this is a fun one! It’s unlined, and the leather is like butter.
Vince Camuto Fritan Booties $149 // These, I love! This is a great bootie for anyone looking to add a fun pair to her wardrobe. They’re very comfortable, and I really like the geometric cutouts on the topline and heel. I have a few pairs of Vince Camuto shoes, and I can attest to their good quality. While I don’t have any grey booties and I’m tempted to keep these, I just don’t wear booties all that often, so I’m not sure I want to invest in another pair this close to springtime. These are a contender, but I’m trying to talk myself out of them, can you tell? These run true to size; I’m wearing my usual 8.5.
Equipment Carina Print Silk Blouse $198 // I’m not a fan of this style top. It’s too long and throws off my proportions, making my legs look short, and it hangs very straight and hides my curves. Quality-wise, the silk material is gorgeous, and it feels very rich. It looks better on the model on the website, so I think it’s just not made for my body type. Maybe if I were taller… a lot taller! LOL! For size reference, this top is a small.
Theory Yorisa Scoop Back Stripe Tee $160 // I love the idea of this top, but it’s waaaaay too tight on me. It’s a medium, so I think it’s just supposed to fit that way, but it’s a little bit out of my comfort zone. That said, I love the ballet neck with scoop back and the elbow-length sleeves. It would be a really cute piece for spring on the right person.
FRAME High Rise Skinny Jeans $215 // I have one pair of Frame jeans, and they’re fabulous. They fit like skin. These have a lot of potential with a nice dark wash, raw hem, and comfortable 9″ rise; but I wasn’t a fan of the rear view. In this case, the pocket placement is okay, but the pockets are quite large, and they kind of flatten the derriere. I’ve noticed that Paige and AG make their jeans with smaller pockets, and I find them to be more flattering on me.
Always look at the rear view, ladies!!! Every woman is different, so you really have to try on a bunch and figure out what looks best through trial and error. The good news is, once you find the denim brands that work for you, it’s usually pretty easy to shop from there on out.
NYDJ Henley Blouse $88 // Again, I’m just not a fan of this style top, although this one is slightly more flattering than the one above, and it’s definitely more affordable. I can see how this might be nice if you need work wear, but I still don’t think it’s terribly flattering. Maybe it would look better on a different body type. For size reference, this is a small.
Vince Camuto Lace Sheath Dress $168 // When I pulled this dress out of the Trunk, I might have actually squealed. I love the flattering fit, the gorgeous shade of red, and the faux wrap skirt. Doesn’t this just scream Valentine’s Day!?! I only wish it had a deeper neckline. The jewel neck really isn’t my best neckline, but overall I think it’s stunning on. It’s fully lined and runs true to size. If you need a party dress for an event this winter, look no further! I wish I had an occasion to wear it. This is a size 8, so it runs true to size.
Equipment ‘Asher’ V-Neck Cashmere Sweater $171 // When I first pulled this sweater out of my Trunk, I figured it was going back because it’s so long, but if I place it at my hips, it stays put and creates a relaxed look that doesn’t completely loose my waist. I know it would be more flattering if it were more form-fitting, but I’m thinking it’s fun for a change. This is already small, so I don’t think I’d want to size down. It’s a gorgeous quality cashmere, I love the color, and it has the perfect v-neck. Plus, it’s also 40% off, so I’m debating this one.
PAIGE ‘Transcend – Verdugo’ Ultra Skinny Jeans $189 // I have the Paige Verdugo in the ankle length version, and I’m a huge fan. They’re super comfortable and very flattering. I like this light grey a lot. Unfortunately they’re a size too small. I usually wear a 29 or 30 in Paige, and these are 28.
So that’s a wrap! What do you think? What would you keep?
I’m realizing that this was a pretty expensive Trunk, all told. In the past, they’ve sent a wider variety of price points for me to consider. If you’re thinking of giving Trunk Club a try, don’t let that scare you away. Just be very specific about your budget parameters, and they should accommodate you.
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