Reviewing Trunk Club: Part Two

22 Mar

As promised, here is the second part of my Trunk Club experience. If you missed part one or just need a refresher on the whole Trunk Club thing, you can find Trunk Club: Part One here.

Super short version:

  • You get an actual stylist to talk to by phone or email to discuss your current style, needs, the beautiful weather, etc.
  • It’s totally FREE with NO STYLIST FEE. You only pay for items you keep and shipping is free both ways.
  • Your Trunk includes 15 items – clothes, shoes, accessories, and handbags.
  • You get 10 days to decide what you want and after that time they do accept returns (with tags still on).

Okay… all caught up?

When we left off, I had decided to buy just one item from my first Trunk (the gorgeous flowered skirt) and was excited to see what my stylist would send in my ‘follow up’ box. The idea behind having a follow up box immediately shipped out after your first one goes back is that your stylist can tweak any sizing issues, get to other items she couldn’t fit in, and address any issues or ‘near misses’ you had from your initial Trunk.

Just as she did for my first Trunk, Alicia sent me over a preview of 22 items she was considering and I slashed my choices down to just 11. She then picked a few more items to get to that magic number of 15 and sent it out for me to try.

Here’s what I received in my second trunk:

My second trunk club box - Pocketful of Joules

Sources: (1) Splendid Deep V Half Sleeve Tee in black, (2) Free People ‘Pearls’ V-Neck Tee in blue, (3) Treasure&Bond One Pocket Burnout Tee in charcoal, (4) Halogen Side Slit Long Scoop Neck Tee in Purple, (5) Paige Denim ‘Lynnea’ Stripe V-Neck Pocket Tee, (6) Free People ‘Long Beach’ Tank, (7 & 8) Caslon One-Button Knit Blazer in tan and navy, (9) Madewell Cotton Jean Jacket Pinter Wash, (10) Stem Space Dye Knit Pencil Skirt, (11) NIC ZOE Summer Fling Linen Blend Skirt, (12) Halogen Ponte Knit Skater Skirt, (13) BB Dakota Renley Lace Fit & Flare Dress, (14) Felicity & Coco Back Cutout Fit & Flare Dress, (15) Vince ‘Mason’ Relaxed Rolled Jeans Hyperion Ave.

{PS If you are interested in seeing the prices of any item, just click on the name under Sources. The reason I didn’t include prices is that unlike Stitch Fix, it is quite possible that items could go on sale. By clicking through, you get the most current price. I had some questions on that last time and just wanted to be clear on why I did it this way. It’s not because I make a ton of money when I have click-through links… to be honest, after months and months I still haven’t made enough to have a $100 check cut for me.}

Once again, my stylist sent me an email with lots of outfit idea for how to pair the items. Here are a few of my favorite pairings based on her suggestions:

Outfit #1: 2 + 8 + 11

Trunk Club - Outfit 1 - Pocketful of Joules

I think Alicia is totally going in the right direction, but the only part of this outfit that is really calling to me is the insanely soft v-neck tee. The white skirt is flattering and a really perfect length, but both the color and the fact that it is linen just make it impractical for my life. The blazer is such a pretty color and also quite soft – like a sweatshirt – but it seems a little too boxy on my figure. That tee though… so good. In order to see a casual look, I tried the tee with my own jeans (the ones in the Trunk were too small) and my new taupe booties (you can find them here).

Outfit #2: 1 + 9 + 10

Trunk Club - Outfit 2 - Pocketful of Joules

I totally feel like Rizzo in this outfit and had to stop myself from doing the hand jive during these pictures. If my tummy were a bit flatter, I would buy this pencil skirt in an instant. It is such a soft and stretchy material that I can see being comfortable all day long. However, for me to feel confident I had to put on some supersonic shapewear, and that’s really only an ‘in emergency situations’ kind of thing for me. This tee shirt is PERFECT though. The v-neck in the front is low but not too low, the sleeves are elbow-length which look great and also cover my tattoo for work and the fit is spot on. As for the jean jacket, I do like it but it is quite similar to one that I already own.

Outfit #3: 1 + Skirt from my last Trunk

Trunk Club - Outfit 3 - Pocketful of Joules

Here is the skirt I bought from my last Trunk, paired with the tee from the previous outfit. I love it. Love, love, love it. And unlike the pencil skirt, I can breathe and eat in this outfit.

Outfit #4: 3 + jeans, 5 + jeans

Trunk Club - Outfit 4 - Pocketful of Joules

Alicia was totally on a roll when she was picking out tees for me and I love both of these! The gray tee is one of the softest fabrics I’ve ever touched, extra drapy and has a fun distressed look that can toughen up an otherwise boring outfit. The striped tee is a linen-mix that makes it seem a little extra special.

I wish I could also show you the two dresses in the Trunk, but the green one is super short and the floral version is gorgeous…but I cannot figure out how to close the back myself without help (and my husband wasn’t home when I did pictures). Both of them would have been fantastic on someone more petite or a lady who has fantastic legs that she wants to show off for a night on the town! Same goes for that black skater skirt… it needed like a foot of extra length for me to be able to wear it without showing off my goodies.

Final Thoughts
Another really wonderful trunk and Alicia hit my style on the head. If the skirt length was longer on the black skirt and two dresses, I’d really have a conundrum on deciding which to buy. However, as it is here are my four finalists:

Finalists

What do you think I should buy?

Are you going to try Trunk Club?
Really there is nothing to lose at all since there are no styling fees AND no minimum purchase. If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your wardrobe for spring, this can be a great way to try some new looks out for free! If you do decide to try them out, I’d really appreciate it if you use my special referral link it will cost you nothing and earns me a small amount to go towards items in my next Trunk.

Also, if you DO decide to have a Trunk sent to you, please shoot me an email and tell me about your experience. I may use your thoughts (good and bad) in a follow up post.

If you have questions about Trunk Club, please leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer them for you! Also, let me know your thoughts on what you think I should buy from my Trunk!

 

{Psssst… if you like my clothing box company reviews, here is a handy-dandy list of the ones I’ve tried: Stitch Fix, Trendsend, The Ms. Collection, DailyLook Elite and Wantable’s Fitness Edit}

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Trunk Club, I pay for any clothing I purchase with my own hard-earned money. If you enjoyed my review and decide to try Trunk Club for yourself, the biggest compliment you can give me is by using my referral link. Thank you to anyone who chooses to click through and support my shopping addiction! This post contains ShopStyle affiliate links. This means that clicking on a link may help me earn a small commission at no cost to you.

 

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17 Responses to “Reviewing Trunk Club: Part Two”

  1. sassymonkey March 22, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I totally get why you didn’t get the pencil skirt but I’m kind of hoping your stylist will be able to find you one you can eat and breathe in because damn, you looked good. But I do love pencil skirts so I’m a little biased.
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    • Joules March 22, 2016 at 11:14 am #

      Thank you so much! Before I had my son, I was a fan of pencil skirts too… but now I like to cover my belly as much as possible. Of course, it’s a work in progress… so who knows, maybe when I get all fit I’ll put it out there again. =)

  2. Janice March 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    Did you find that you wanted to buy a lot? I’m having trouble sending some things back because I don’t want to spend so much at one time! I didn’t even get my second box yet either 🙁
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    • Joules March 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

      I didn’t have too hard of a time narrowing it down to my favorites. It really helps that if I do regret sending something back I can still find it at the store! That is one of my Stitch Fix pet peeves!

      • Janice March 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

        Yes, I definitely like that I can now put some of my favorites I didn’t buy on my Nordstrom wish list.

  3. cori March 23, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    I’m not big on dresses and skirts, but I like everything else in this box. Seems like an interesting mix.
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  4. Rachel March 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    I had no idea Trunk Club was for women too! My husband tried it and I loved the huge number of pieces he got to try!
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  5. Shann March 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    This sounds like a really cool service. I love that skirt you got in the last trunk. The t-shirts are cute, and I look forward to seeing more outfits.
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  6. Autumn March 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    Woa. These are some amazing pieces! The trunk sounds like a genius idea. And I love the way you styled all of them.
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  7. Amy Jones March 24, 2016 at 6:55 am #

    Girl you look amazing on that flower skirt, the trunk seems like a good idea, i wanna do a trunk club too!
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  8. Kusum March 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Never heard of Trunk club but definitely checking out right away using your link. You have styled the pieces sent to you really well and great decision on buying the floral skirt, looks great on you, such a spring ready piece!
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  9. Erica @ Coming Up Roses March 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    I’ve always been super hesitant to try subscription clothes boxes and services like Trunk Club, but this actually looks really cool.I really like that there are no styling fees or minimum purchase requirements!

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  10. Stacy April 15, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Any chance you’d include what sizes you got in things?

    • Joules April 15, 2016 at 11:36 am #

      Sure, I’m pretty much a large or size 12 for everything. =)

  11. Laura May 19, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Did you specifically request a stylist who works with curvy women? I’m wondering if that’s possible, since I’m a 14/16.

    • Joules May 19, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      I didn’t, I was assigned to Alicia and she seems to get me. You may be able to voice that request in your account notes though. 🙂

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