Here comes Trunk Club Review #5! I have been using this service for over a year now, receiving one box every 3-4 months. I have kept anywhere from 2 to 5 items, and at this point a significant chunk of my wardrobe comes out of these boxes. I have limited time to shop and tend to get overwhelmed while online shopping, so it’s a great way to just let someone else help me out.
That said, there are certainly downsides. And this trunk perhaps highlights one of them: too many bell sleeves! I guess they are in right now and I didn’t specify NOT to give me bell sleeves, but . . . as it turns out, I think I am just not into the shape. That, and sometimes I think it takes the stylist a while to ‘get’ your body type and what flatters. This was a brand new stylist after I had the same one for a year.
1) I know my hair sucks in these photos. I need a trim, badly. Please ignore.
2) Excuse the random clutter/mess.
With all that said – here come the contents of my fifth box! Would love feedback as I have few more days to decide what to keep.
Vince flare cashmere sweater, $235, XS
I think I like this. But I don’t like how see-through it is — I feel like that makes it less versatile.
However it’s also really really lightweight and feels lovely on. So, I’m torn.
Current/Elliot Peggy Cotton Sweater, $248, size 2 which according to Nordstrom is actually a medium (size 6-8).
Hmm. I like, but I’m not sure how versatile since it is HEAVY. I also think a slightly smaller size might look better on.
slim signature silk shirt by Equipment, $228, XS
(couldn’t fine exact match online)
This gapes a little bit in the chest so . . . no go. But cute concept and nice fabric.
Equipment Kenley bell cuff silk blouse, XS, $238
I like this but a) not my best color and b) I don’t like the sleeves + they are too long and would be difficult to alter.
Citizens of Humanity Arielle slim jeans in Hewitt wash, size 26, $188
I like my AG and Paige better so I am not planning on buying these. They are very comfortable & stretchy though (and I would say run big for designer jeans)
shown again without the tuck
Diane Von Furstenberg Vicky top, $298, size 2, silk
This is a beautifully-made top and fits well. But I just don’t think I see it as special enough to justify the price tag. Thinking about it, but probably no. I might have preferred it in a dark jewel tone or earthy neutral so the details would have been more easily seen (it has these really nicely flowing pleats and is interesting yet flattering)
Free People Criss-Cross Sweater, XS, $98
Found sale at Nordstrom: here for $57.90
(I do think TC will give you the sale price, but I need to verify)
Regardless I’m not getting this one. I love the top and high-vent sides. I hate the sleeves.
Tom’s Leila Bootie, $138.95, size 6
I love these! I asked for booties similar to this and the stylist delivered.
They are very cushy and comfortable. I’ve already worn them so obviously . . . keep.
Lace Trim Velvet Jacquard Slipdress, Topshop, $68, size 2
Where’s that frat party again? Wait, did you say I’m not invited? Is it because I’m 36?
Oh. Then I guess I have nowhere to wear this dress.
(Too short . . .tight . . . and the side view was not pretty, either. Pass 🙂 )
NYDJ Fringed Sweater Jacket, $198, size PXS
Found here on sale for $118.80
Hmm. If I lived up North this would be an absolute yes. I almost want to get it for travel + watching movies in overactive A/C. We will see.
Aaaaand that’s a wrap! Comments/opinions welcome. And if you are interested, you can use the same stylist Amber by using my referral link here. It does provide me some store credit if you make a purchase through her, and gives me motivation to post these pix. If you do end up using Amber, let me know what you think!
Oh, and since I recently wrote about my attempt to get back to my more ‘ideal’ (for me) size by just watching things in moderation, I will say that it might be working but very slowly. My own clothes are fitting perhaps slightly better but I do not feel totally back in shape. Thankfully this was a non-issue with most of the long flowy items in this box (and the one pair of jeans that ran big + I didn’t love anyway).
I love the red shirt and the frat dress (which you can totally pull off by the way!
LOVE the booties, but am underwhelmed by everything else. I think the red is actually great on you if the fit was better. The first sweater is fine, but nothing special ..and for $200+ I think it should be special!
I love the booties but dislike everything else. You are gorgeous and have a great body and this stylist did not get you at all! I feel like everything she sent was a size too big except for the random black dress which was not a good fit for your lifestyle. Ahhh so frustrating! But thanks for sharing. I always love seeing what they send you.
I love your trunk club posts!
My picks would be the cotton sweater (and I think it’s meant to look a bit oversized), and then definitely the booties.
I love winter clothes but I really don’t need them either. Although houses here are wooden and never have heating, so it gets cold inside during our brief winter. I’m always surprised if I visit a cold climate and have to strip off the layers when going inside…
keep the booties and the white vince sweater!!
Oh my goodness you are teeny tiny – one thought is do they ever shop petites for you? I think that would help with sleeve length and tops being too long. You have such a cute figure, you should show it off! 😉
Fun! Thanks for sharing these. I really loved the Vince sweater and the booties, but thought everything else just did not flatter you – all far too big/too long.
And I would absolutely get the fringed sweater, even if just for travel!
Booties! I also like the cashmere sweater although given the see-thoroughness probably doesn’t justify the price tag. I have made the mistake of buying tops that are too see-through and I don’t end up wearing them as much as I expected.
You are so small! Yes on white sweater #1 and the long warm sweater and booties. No on everything else. Bell sleeves would annoy me since I like, move my arms and such. Irritated by that trend. Out of curiosity, do you know of a service that does party dresses? I have a cocktail party coming up and need a new dress but have no time to shop.
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