Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Trunk Club Review November 2017

It's been quite awhile since I've used Trunk Club. I wasn't happy with my former stylist so I asked for a new one. I was looking to add some winter pieces to my wardrobe. I sent my new stylist Jenna some screenshots of my Nordstrom wishlist and asked her to use it as inspiration for finding items I was eyeing.

Trunk Club is similar to Stitch Fix. When you sign up, you are paired with someone who becomes your permanent stylist. You either fill out a detailed questionnaire via email or talk with your stylist on the phone about your needs, preferences, and sizes. Then your stylist builds a trunk of roughly 10 items. You have a day to preview the items and remove anything you know you don't want before your trunk ships.

Once you receive your trunk you have 5 days to decide what to keep. There is a styling fee, but it's waived if you use your Nordstrom card. You can schedule a trunk whenever you like. Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom so the merchandise comes from their stock.

One note: This was the first trunk I received where everything came individually wrapped in plastic. My other trunks were nicely bundled and ready to try on without having to deal with the plastic. it was honestly kind of annoying. I'm not sure if this is a regular new practice, or if this was just a mistake.

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Gorjana Nora Linear Earrings $55

I had asked for some delicate drop earrings. I did like these but they were way too long. They brushed my shoulders and were pretty uncomfortable to wear.

Verdict: Return

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BP Rib Mix Tee Size XS $25

I didn't like the tee other than the color. It was very thin and the shape was unflattering on my body type.

Verdict: Return

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BP Check Scarf One Size $24

The scarf had a few loose threads. I found an almost identical scarf on Amazon for only $10. I can vouch that the colors and texture are nearly the same as the BP version. The amazon version also doesn't have a tag, which is a bonus to me b/c the tag always ends up showing when I wear the scarf. Because I was pretty happy with the find, I have my eye on another blanket scarf that I think I'll get in the near future.

Update: Just wanted to say that I wore my amazon scarf and it sheds quite a bit. it also snags incredibly easily. I'm not too upset because I think the BP version would have been the same way and the amazon price is really low, but I just wanted to issue a warning for those interested in the scarf.

Verdict: Return

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Caslon Mason Knee High Boot Size 6M $159.94

I really wanted these boots to work. I was happy that they did fit over my calves though it was a pretty tight squeeze with skinny jeans. The boots were just too tall for me. They came up over the knee and the back of the boot is incredibly uncomfortable when I bend my knees.

Verdict: Return

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Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote $158

I really like this bag and I will probably buy it eventually. However, I don't really need it right this minute so I decided to hold off.

Verdict: Reluctantly Return

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Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater Size XSP $89

It fit perfectly and was pretty soft and warm. Even though the color is supposedly burgundy, it was definitely a deep purpley plum. I don't wear a lot of purple so I sent this one back.

Verdict: Return

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BLANKNYC Suede Miniskirt Size 26 $98

I'm a tiny bit afraid that this will stretch out over time. Unfortunately they didn't have a smaller size in stock. I fell in love with it and am looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter. I don't own anything like this skirt so I was happy to add it to my closet (after brushing it and dosing it with some protective spray).

Verdict: Keep

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Madewell Whisper Cotton Stripe Long Sleeve Tee Size XS $32

It was impossible to tell from the preview what color the stripes were. Turns out they are a dark charcoal grey. I like this tee and I actually have one almost identical in navy/white stripes, but I didn't keep it b/c the XS is tight through the shoulders and I think I'd be more comfortable with a size S.

Verdict: Return

I only kept one item, but I'm pretty happy with this trunk. I actually kind of like that they send you fewer pieces now as there are fewer hard decisions to make. I may do another Trunk Club in a couple of months for spring.

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