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).