Trunk Club Review #4

This Trunk Club was full of awesome surprises. This was the first trunk I’ve kept more than 1 item from, and I think that’s a compliment to my stylist! She’s getting better.

If you aren’t familiar with how Trunk Club works, here’s the run down:

What to expect:

  • Instead of 5 items like Stitch Fix, most trunks ship with 10-15 items inside.
  • Typically, you won’t switch your stylist. Once you’re matched with someone, she’ll be your go-to person.
  • You can communicate with your stylist any time you want via email or over the phone. Yes, you read that right! You actually get to communicate with your stylist. This is probably my favorite feature of the service, and the biggest difference from any other I’ve seen.
  • Everything in the box is from Nordstrom, which means you have access to some really wonderful, high-quality brands.

Getting Started with Trunk Club:

  • Create a free Trunk Club profile. Whenever you’re ready, you can arrange to have your first trunk sent. Then the fun begins!
  • You’ll be matched with your stylist, who will select a variety of items that she thinks are perfect for you based on your style profile and anything you’ve sent her.
  • Once the styles are picked, your stylist will send you a preview of the whole Trunk. This is your chance to look over the items she has selected and give feedback. You can reject whatever you don’t like before it even ships. If something isn’t your style or is way out of your price range, let your stylist know. It’s much better to be honest with your stylist, whether about style or price of things. Their goal is to make you happy!
  • Once you give your stylist feedback on your Trunk Preview, she will go back and begin filling your Trunk with new items to replace the pieces you rejected. You won’t get to see the new items before they ship, so there is still an element of surprise when your Trunk arrives. 
  • You can still change your mind. If for some reason, you preview your Trunk and don’t like what you see, you do have the option of cancelling the order.

Now that you’re all caught up on how Trunk Club works, let’s see what arrived in my Trunk this month!​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

 
RUFFLE DETAIL TEE – RETURN
 
COGNAC BELT – EXCHANGED
 
 WRAP PEPLUM TEE – RETURN
BLACK ANKLE SANDAL – RETURN
 
 
This Trunk Club was full of awesome surprises. This was the first trunk I’ve kept more than 1 item from, and I think that’s a compliment to my stylist! She’s getting better.
I’m thrilled with this faux suede jacket. It’s INCREDIBLY soft, and it’s thin so it’s perfect for spring. It also has a stretch to it, which is great because it’s really comfortable and not constricting.
I also am head over heels for these leopard flats. They fit like a glove and are so fun. Loafers are really big this year and I can see why! They’re great for dressing things up or being casual. These were a little bit of a splurge but they’re a solid investment because they’re so versatile.
I did like the 2 pairs of blue jeans, but am kind of picky with my jean selection. I invest in expensive denim because I wear is almost every day, and nice jeans feel like butter when you put them on. I am looking for distressed white denim, but the blown out knees were not flattering.
The belt is great, but it’s a waist belt and I’d rather it be for pants than an accent piece. I exchanged it for the leopard print version in a size small (they sent an XS) to wear with jeans. I had a lot of hope for the ruffle sleeve tee but it was not flattering. And the wrap tee was very thin and too short (and a bit revealing without something under it!). I chose not to keep the sandals because I like shoes I can wear to work or on the weekend, and they’re a little too casual for my job.
The scalloped dress is beautiful, but I’m not a fan of shift dresses as they don’t flatter my shape. It was very straight. Taylor sent me this for a bridal shower option, which I appreciate but it didn’t work out as hoped. It’s also a bit more than I want to spend.
These photos were taken by my new blog photographer, check her out on instagram.
What piece is your favorite??
Happy Monday!
XO,
Dani
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