In my last post about Trunk Club, I reviewed an activewear themed trunk. I mentioned there that I was going to keep up the subscription and couldn’t wait to try another trunk with everyday clothing! That trunk arrived, and was just as fun as the first one. Sadly, nothing in the trunk ended up being a keeper for me – but I learned a little bit from this experience that I think will help me get a better fit for future trunks.
Here’s what was in inside (p.s. – the links to the clothing in this post are NOT affiliate links!)
Trunk Club Review
There was a lot in this trunk – three pairs of pants, four tops, a jacket, two pairs of shoes and a dress.
I’ll start with my favorites. This ruffle sleeve top was almost a keeper. When I saw it in my trunk preview, I knew I didn’t like ribbed knits, but thought, maybe it will look better on. I did really like the fit, however, what ultimately led me to return it was that it was really sheer, wrinkles easily, and I couldn’t get over the ribbed texture.
This pair of black denim I almost kept for fit alone. They were a great fit on me! I told my stylist how short I was and what inseam worked the best on me, and she delivered! I bought this pair of booties a few weeks ago and want to like them. I ended up keeping them, and wore them to work once, but I can’t find anything in my closet that I really feel like they look good with! The majority of my pants bunch around them, they look silly with cuffed bottoms and they shorten my legs with skirts and dresses. So, what they need is a pair of pants that don’t bunch at the bottom like these! The two together, actually gave me some height! The reason I decided to return the pants was the color – they were already a faded color, which I personally don’t like. However, I’ve now found a brand that fits well, so I’ll be checking out more of what they have to offer!
The next thing I really liked and wanted to keep was this wrap top. It would be perfect for spring, but it just wasn’t a good fit for me. I loved it in my trunk preview and was hopeful, but the sleeves were way too much on my shoulders (which are already a little broad). The plus side of the top is the wrap feature made it adjustable!
These white jeans were also something I was excited to try after the trunk preview. However, they also came down to fit. They weren’t very flattering on me and were a tad on the see through side. The booties were beautiful! I really really wanted them to work for me, and specifically asked my stylist for a pair of booties to try. However, these nubby legs of mine once again, didn’t look that great in them. I have a love/hate relationship with booties – since they cut at the ankle, they don’t tend to make me look taller, but wider. My pants almost never hit right with booties either. I felt that these had the same effect on me. They’re sold out online – but came in my trunk, so that part was fun!
This peplum sweatshirt I mentioned in my blush post last week – ended up not being the best on. It was a little small for me, and I didn’t care for the seams on the front. The pumps were love! I asked to see them in a different color in a future trunk because I do really love them, but wouldn’t wear the black enough to justify keeping them.
A few things in my box I didn’t photograph – a suede wrap jacket, white dress and a pair of Kendra Scott earrings. I decided not to keep the earrings because I tend to buy most of my jewelry through Roxsbox, because it’s cheaper! The suede wrap jacket was such a cute fit, but I knew the light suede wasn’t going to mesh well with two little boys. The dress was really stinking cute – but it was white and $89. I could see my kids ruining it in no time. If it was a different color, or even a little cheaper (less likely to break my heart if it was stained), I may have kept it because the fit was really cute! I should also add, the cut was really low in the front, I would have had to pin it there if I kept it.
What I Learned
Overall I think my stylist did a great job choosing pieces for my hard to fit, petite frame. There were a few items I knew from the very get go I didn’t need/weren’t my style (the earrings, ribbed top, white dress and jacket) and I should have been honest up front. There was also a pair of pants in my box I knew were way out of my price range – I didn’t even try them on, I should have noted that from the beginning, instead of letting them ship in the trunk. I have this tendency to be afraid to say things to people because I don’t want to hurt their feelings. I literally felt bad telling my stylist I didn’t like some of the things, like I was going to hurt her feelings! Isn’t that silly. How can she do her job if I’m not honest?! So, next time, I plan to be better about my feedback and honest up front if I know I won’t like something before even trying it.
I still loved the service and the opportunity to try something styled! I’m looking forward to more trunks. If you want to learn all about the ins and out of Trunk Club, check out my first post here.
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