Reviewing Trunk Club: Trunk #4

29 Aug

I know this post is super overdue, but I’ve been crazy busy for pretty much the entire month of August and I’m just now starting to catch up. I requested this Trunk from my Trunk Club stylist when I was in my ‘what to wear to BlogHer’ frenzy of hating my entire closet. In fact, if you follow me on Instagram I teased it over a month ago:

Before we get into what was in my forth Trunk, here are some easy-access links in case you need a quick refresher:

Reviewing Trunk Club: Part One
Reviewing Trunk Club: Part Two
Reviewing Trunk Club: Trunk #3
My Visit to a Trunk Club Clubhouse

Also, I received an update from Trunk Club that I wanted to share: as of August 19th they have updated the home try-on policy so that you have 5 full days to decide which clothes you’d like before sending them back (rather than the previous 10 days). This change doesn’t really bother me a bit, since 10 days felt a bit like overkill.

What to see what I got?

Trunk Club - Party Trunk - Pocketful of Joules

Sources: (1) Trouve Leather Moto Jacket, $299 (2) Rag&Bone Hutson Mock Neck Tank, $115 (3) Pleione Sleeveless Asymmetrical Layered Top, $54 (sold out) (4) Vince Camuto Sleeveless Mixed Media Top, $59 (5) Rebecca Taylor Stained Lace Silk Top, $395 (6) Eliza J Pleat Polka Dot Faille Ball Skirt, $188 (7) Eliza J Metallic Jacquard Midi Skirt, $168 (8) Eliza J Jacquard Midi Skirt $168.

You’ll notice that I only received 8 items in this Trunk, rather than the normal 15 items. Since it was a requested Trunk for an upcoming event, my stylist sent over what she thought I might like specifically for my BlogHer needs. I put together each outfit based on her suggestions:

Outfit #1: 5 + 8

Trunk Club 4 - outfit 1 - Pocketful of Joules

It’s scary how well my stylist is getting to know me! While this wasn’t my favorite outfit in the bunch, it definitely was something that I would wear. I absolutely loved this top, even though it is crazy expensive at $395. {I know, I know… I would never spend that much on a shirt either.} If the sleeves hadn’t been see-though I would have had a much, much harder time sending it back. The skirt fit consistent with my other Eliza J skirts, but I wasn’t totally in love with the pattern.

Outfit #2: 4 + 6

Trunk Club 4 - outfit 2 - Pocketful of Joules

My stylist is trying so hard to get me into one of these gorgeous maxi skirts, but I’m really just not coordinated enough to pull it off. This outfit was such a showstopper, but just a bit too fancy for the BlogHer VOTY event that I would be attending. However, I’m totally imagining this for a fall or winter evening wedding. Right?!

Outfit #3: 4 + 6 + 1

Trunk Club 4 - outfit 2a - Pocketful of Joules

I so want to be one of those cool girls who can throw a leather moto jacket over an outfit and look like I just skulked off the runway… but I’m not. The proportions are off on this look for my body shape and as much as I love the moto look on other people, it just doesn’t work for me. However, if you are a little more straight up and down than I am, this look would probably look amazing on you! Also, this moto jacket is basically everything I would ever want in a leather topper — it is crazy butter soft and thin enough that it moves really well with you. If you are in the market for one, definitely check this version out.

Outfit #4: 2 + 7

Trunk Club 4 - outfit 3 - Pocketful of Joules

I would have never thought to pair this skirt with this gray top, but the colors look fantastic together. The only problem is that I despise mock turtlenecks with almost as much red-hot fury as I hate ice tea (which is a lot). If you don’t have an irrational hatred of mock turtlenecks, this one is pretty snazzy with an open back. It’s just not me, though.

Outfit #5: 7 + a shirt I own

Trunk Club 4 - outfit 3a - Pocketful of Joules

Now, THIS is my jam! When I first saw this skirt I had heart-eyes all over the place and it fits like a dream. The animal print pattern and metallic threads just scream PARTY, but somehow aren’t too overwhelming when I pair it with a black silk blouse and sandals. This outfit was the winner and made me feel like a total superstar when I received my VOTY award at BlogHer too!

What did I buy?
Only one item from this Trunk totally rocked my world, so I snapped it up and immediately packed it in my suitcase to take it to BlogHer. The metallic leopard skirt will also be going with me on my next cruise that is quickly approaching in a couple months. It’s not something I would have gravitated towards at the store, but now it’s something that I plan to wear for years and years!

With Fall approaching, are you going to try Trunk Club?
In a couple weeks I’m going to ask for a fall-transition Birthday Trunk, so I’ll keep you posted. Are you planning to try a Trunk for yourself? If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your wardrobe, this can be a great way to try some new looks out.  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 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 future post.

If you have questions about Trunk Club, please leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer them for you! Do you think I made the right choice on what to buy from this Trunk?

 

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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16 Responses to “Reviewing Trunk Club: Trunk #4”

  1. Becky @ Disney in your Day August 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I think you totally made the right choice – I love that skirt! I think Trunk Club is a little out of my price range but I love seeing what you get!
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    • Joules August 30, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks so much Becky!

  2. Erica Valentin August 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Oh wow! I love all of these look… The jacket is my fave!!!! Right now I do stitch fix but I haven’t been happy with it lately and I’m considering switching over to Trunk Club!
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    • Joules August 30, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      I still have fun with Stitch Fix, but Trunk Club is certainly where my heart is. The items are more expensive, but the quality is also really high. =)

  3. Rachel August 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    I’ve been seeing Trunk Club pop up a lot lately. I’ve seen some cute things but haven’t given it a try yet!
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  4. Candy August 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    I am loving the polka dot skirt! It’s so unique and chic!

  5. Shelley August 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    I signed up for Trunk Club from your first review and hope you got the credit. I love the selection Alicia sent and got another box right before my vacation at the end of June.
    I had the usual fit problems with both boxes because my thighs are a size bigger than my waist and hips. I am on a self (and doctor) imposed weight loss break from everything right now and have started a fitness program. I am down ten pounds in seven weeks and hope to start back up by the end of the year when I need smaller sizes.

    I love that polka dotted skirt and I need to make sure Alicia knows that I love maxis and would welcome that one if it is still available when I start back up (or at least something similar).

    • Joules August 30, 2016 at 10:02 am #

      Shelley – it sounds like you are doing really well on your weight loss program. Congrats!! I’m sure that once you are ready to spoil yourself Alicia will find the perfect maxi skirt for you! =)

  6. Kiara August 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    I LOVE the leopard skirt that you picked from this set so much. I would be wearing that with the grey top nonstop. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Caroline Murphy August 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    How fun!
    My favorite is the striped skirt.
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  8. Jenna August 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

    The leopard print skirt is fantastic on you and was perfect for the VOTYs! I ADORE the polka dot skirt too – if only I had that fancy of a life! Keep the trunk club posts coming, you’ve almost got me convinced to try it. 🙂
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    • Joules August 30, 2016 at 10:03 am #

      Thanks so much Jenna! I felt like a million dollars in my fab skirt and can’t wait to wear it again! =)

  9. Shann Eva August 29, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Wow! I think you got some great pieces. It’s too bad you hate mock turtle necks because I really liked that outfit. I do think you made an excellent choice keeping that skirt.
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  10. Chelsie August 30, 2016 at 12:42 am #

    I really want to try trunk club, but the prices are just so high for me, I don’t think it’s worth it! I don’t want to fall in love with something and then try to convince myself to drop 300 dollars on it!
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    • Joules August 30, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Chelsie – the prices are certainly higher than Stitch Fix, but I’ve found that it’s worth it to me to invest in a piece here and there that are really high quality. =)

  11. Fatima August 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    I’m all for the leopard skirt! It’s adorable and looks amazing on you.
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