July 2017 Trunk Club Review

Last year, I had heard that Trunk Club worked with the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale so I wanted to get a trunk during the sale. However, they decided this year for that not to be the case unless you went into a showroom. I decided to get a trunk anyway because I like two a year.  I had an awesome stylist but she left the company sometime in June. So I had a new stylist. I will admit this was frustrating because it took over a week of me saying “Yes, I want a trunk” for anything to happen. Then when I got the preview of like 10 items, I said no to over half. I ended up getting my trunk with only 7 items, the 5 I approved and then only 2 new pieces.  I was hoping for about 12 items to choose from as we have a wedding to go to, family photos and it is back to school time. So I was disappointed from the start. The sad part, I requested a trunk for my husband too and his new stylist(we use to have the same) has not gotten back to me in close to 2 weeks.

Anyway….

Here is how it works:

  1. Fill out a survey that asks for your sizes, measurements, likes and dislikes, what does your closet need.
  2. I sent my stylist a couple of photos of me so she could see my body shape.
  3. Your stylists will send you a preview where you can tell them what not to send and why not.
  4. They send the box. They send between 7-15 items.  I have 10 in mine.  It comes looking like a trunk and has all the things you need to send it back free of charge.  You can even have it picked up from your house.
  5. Try on and give feedback. Send back what you don’t want. You do not get charged until they get it back.
  6. There is a $25 try-on fee but it comes out of your total.

Here is what I got:

BP. Lula Block Heel Slingback Sandal $59.99

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The color is a light blush color and this shoe is suede.  It is really pretty and fit well.  It was also pretty comfortable. I am undecided though because to me it looks a little too Cher Horowitz  (which I love her but it is also not 1995 anymore).

Eliza J Jersey Printed Dress $128

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I wanted this dress to work so bad.  I love the bottom little skirt part.  I just think it is a sweet print which would be perfect for a wedding.  However, this dress is so tight and shows everything. I look pregnant in this photo and I am not.

BP. LS Side slit Tee $19

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Don’t mind my PJ shorts. I hatred this shirt when I saw it (Long-sleeve white shirt…boring) but it is really soft. Then I hated it on because it seemed big.  I read the reviews and it is supposed to be so that you could wear it with leggings. Now I might keep it because I do like oversized and it is comfortable.  Plus, if I do not get anything then I am wasting my $25 so this shirt would be free to keep anyway.

BP. Twist Front Tee $22

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I do not like this shirt.  I feel that the twist knot thing looks weird in the front where it is at.

Items I received but have no pictures because they didn’t fit at all:

Vince Camuto Texture Base Straight Leg Crop $89

The stylists sent me the wrong size.  I could not button them up.

Adrianna Papell Scalloped Crepe Sheath Dress $98

It was hot pink which I like but looked straight out of 1983 and not in a good way. Plus it was too small in the boobs so I couldn’t zip it up.

Vince Camuto Ruffle Fit & Flare Dress $148

Besides the high cost, it again would not zip up past my boobs.  This dress is so cute though. It is a nice coral color and would have loved to see it fit. Some people might say just ask for a bigger size but since it fit perfectly everywhere else, like my waist, then it will be too big.

So there is my trunk.  Yes, I am disappointed. Will I do it again? Maybe next year with a different stylists.

Want to try it out yourself? Go here.

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Feb. 2017 Trunk Club Review

This week I got my 2nd Trunk Club. I do these(or want to) every 6 months. My husband also gets Trunks but keeps more than I do since I also do Stitch Fix.  His last Trunk, he kept like 2 pairs of pants, a shirt and jacket.

Please ignore the fact that my hair is wet, I just showered after a brutal Crossfit workout.  Also, one of the pics is very blurry because my husband was trying to watch something on his tablet and was not amused.

Here is how it works:

  1. Fill out a survey that asks for your sizes, measurements, likes and dislikes, what does your closet need.
  2. I sent my stylist a couple of photos of me so she could see my body shape.
  3. Your stylists will send you a preview where you can tell them what not to send and why not.
  4. They send the box. They send between 7-15 items.  I have 10 in mine.  It comes looking like a trunk and has all the things you need to send it back free of charge.  You can even have it picked up from your house.
  5. Try on and give feedback. Send back what you don’t want. You do not get charged until they get it back.
  6. There is a $25 try-on fee but it comes out of your total.

Here is what I got:

Splendid Long Sleeve Thermal Tee ($88) with the NYDJ ‘Alina Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans ($90.99)

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I returned both.  The shirt was too big and too short at the same time.  The pants did not fit like skinny jeans.  These were both a big no.

Chelsea28 Back Cutout Sweater ($89) and Wit & Wisdom Ab solution Stretch Skinny Jeans ($68)

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I kept the pants.  They fit perfectly and I could use a new pair of black pants.  I loved the sweater, I really did and has very pretty details. I wish I had a upclose photo.  Unfortunately, it had a warning saying do not wear jewelry with it because it is so delicate.  If it will be ruined by that, I do not want to know what a toddler will do to it.

Free People Allure Pullover in ivory($73.50) and same black pants.

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No to the top. It looks so weird on me.  I felt like I was Beethoven. Plus, it kept falling down more and becoming obscene.

Vince Camuto Rib Trim High/Low Blouse ($79) and same black pants.

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The shirt fit fine.  I just did not like the fabric.  I am weird on fabrics and how they feel on the skin.So this was a no.

Free People Rising Sun Tee in blue ($43.50) and same black pants.

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I felt like a hippy in this shirt so I kept it.  Not because of the hippy feel.  It was soft and long in the back where I could wear leggings (yes I am one of those moms). I debated back and forth between this shirt and the next sweater.  However, the shirt one because it was cheaper.  We have had a lot of unplanned circumstances come up in the last week.

Trouve Corrugated Stitch Pullover in Tidepool ($79) and same black pants.

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So I liked this sweater when I pulled it out, and then hated it on.  Then I looked at this picture and liked it again.  I debated and debated but the shirt will get more use from me.

 

Want to give my stylists a try?  Her name is Nicole and she is awesome. You can go here.

My 1st Trunk Club Experience

In June, my husband tried Trunk Club as I wanted him to have a nice outfit for our family photos.  He hates to shop so I thought this would be an easier way for him to find some new clothes since he tried them on from home.  He ended up buying 1 pair of shoes, 1 pant, 2 shorts and 3 tops. Needless to say, it was a success and we are thinking he does it twice a year. One time for summer clothes and one time for non-summer clothes as Houston really only has two seasons.

My husbands stylist e-mailed me asking if I wanted to try.  I was hesitant at first because I heard they charge for the women’s trunk (they do, a one-time $100 that will count as credit) but since my husband is a member, I would not get the charge.

Here is how it works:

  1. Fill out a survey that asks for your sizes, measurements, likes and dislikes, what does your closet need.
  2. I sent my stylist a couple of photos of me so she could see my body shape.
  3. Your stylists will send you a preview where you can tell them what not to send and why not.  I sent back 3 items.
  4. They send the box. They send between 7-15 items.  I have 10 in mine.  It comes looking like a trunk and has all the things you need to send it back free of charge.  You can even have it picked up from your house.
  5. Try on and give feedback. Send back what you don’t want.

They also send an e-mail with outfit suggestions from the trunk. Here is what I got. Don’t mind the shadows and weird eyes.  My husband was reading and didn’t have time for my little games.

Halogen Double V Neck Shift Dress in coral $69 and Steve Madden Reisa Strappy Wraparound Sandal $79.95

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Hated the sandal.  One fit great, the other one was tight and not my style.  I really wanted to love the dress because it would be perfect for teaching and a descent price but my husband said it did not look good on me and for him to say something like that, I knew it had to go.

Halogen Print Pleat Front Top in black $59, NYDJ Marilyn Stretch Straight Leg Jeans in Yucca $114  and Sam Edelman Greta Sandal $84.95

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The top had to go. I could not lift my arms past my chest.  The jeans are a very high cut but really comfortable. I am still deciding on those. My husband does like the jeans.  I love the sandals!

Splendid Scoop Neck Tee $68, everything else is the same as above. 

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This shirt is so soft and comfortable but for $68?  This whole outfit is what I am debating on.  I like them all but do not know if I should get them all or just get some.  Thoughts?

Joe’s Provocateur Bootcut Jeans $185 & Vince Camuto Cold Shoulder Stripe Short Sleeve Top $69

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Husband liked these jeans too but not as much as the first pair.  They fit well but were a little low cut and I constantly worry about bending down at work. The top did not fit well.  It was tight but then super loose in the arms.

Vince Camuto Faux Wrap Jersey Jumpsuit $98

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This jumpsuit looks fine here but if I turned around, you would see how it is too big in the chest area and is just opening up for everyone to see.  You would also see the my legs are a little long as it gives me a permanent wedgie. This is definitely a no.

Eliza J Belted Polka Dot Woven Fit and Flare Dress $158

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I loved loved loved this dress.  I asked my husband what could I possibly wear it to and his ideas:

  1. Sunday Brunch with the girls
  2. Outside wedding in the spring
  3. Wine Tasting
  4. Garden Party

Since I do not do any of those things, I had to send it back. Or I should say, Sunday brunch includes us running beforehand so we are in running clothes and wine tasting is not fancy either for my group. It really saddens me that I do not live a fancier life so that I could keep this dress.

Any thoughts/comments about what I should keep or send back?

If you want to give it a try, Nicole is very patient and great and you can go here .