When I was recently going through my closet, I realized that I’ve been using Trunk Club on and off since 2016! When I was looking at items to keep and donate, I thought it would be interesting to look through all my Trunks from the last 4 years to determine what items I’m still loving. I came up with 7 clear and definite winners:
August 2016: Eliza J Metallic Jaquard Midi Skirt
Similar on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O11t8Y
I had requested this ‘Party Trunk’ when I was planning to attend BlogHer and receive a writing award. This sparkly printed midi skirt was my favorite from the Trunk and I loved how it looked with a simple top. It also has pockets, which are perfect for stashing a cellphone for easy access!
Over the past four years, I’ve pulled this skirt out when I’ve needed a little extra sparkle. The last time it came out of hiding was for a work gala event, where I paired it with an easy wrap top. It still makes me feel super fancy!
December 2016: Lucky Brand booties
Super similar version on Nordstrom website: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc550
At the time, I remember thinking that I didn’t really need a pair of brown booties. However, these from Lucky Brand were super cute and comfortable… so I went ahead and kept them from my Trunk. I’m so glad I did, because it’s been 4 years and they are still in heavy rotation in my wardrobe.
I especially like how the leather is looking a little worn in nowadays, but that they are still super comfortable for a full day on my feet. When I saw a similar Lucky Brand black pair at a consignment shop, I snatched them up knowing that they’d be winners too!
September 2017: STS Blue Boyfriend Jeans
Similar distressing, but more skinny: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc56k
I’ve always been super picky about distressed jeans. I mean, I think they look super cool… but it’s only a matter of time before your toe gets stuck in a hole while putting them on and you fall over and rip it beyond repair. Amiright?! I loved the fit of these jeans though, and the price was right, so I decided to take a chance with them.
Sure, the holes have grown a bit but over three years later and they are still going strong! I tend to wear them in the spring and fall since they have built-in air conditioning. But they are still a great way to tough-up a simple t-shirt on the weekend.
January 2018: Barefoot Dreams cardigan
Similar, but on sale: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc56v
I had ordered an athleisure trunk from my stylist, and she sent this cardigan over for me to try. I had never tried Barefood Dreams before, but holy guacamole was this cardigan a winner. It’s so soft it’s like it’s made from angel tears!
I’ve been wearing it in the fall and winter almost daily (I throw it on as soon as I walk in the door to my house) and it’s still in perfect condition. I recently found a second one on Poshmark for a steal… so now I have two to alternate between.
May 2018: Prive Revaux Cat Eye Sunglasses
Similar Kate Spade version on sale: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc56J
I didn’t really need a new pair of sunglasses, but I loved these (the ones on the right) when I opened my Trunk and they were only $30. They currently live in my car and I’ve been wearing them for almost 2 years, so I consider that $30 well spent!
October 2018: BLANKNYC The Great Jones Skinny Jeans
Button Fly version at Nordstrom Rack: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc56S
I was hoping for a good pair of black jeans that I could wear to work for a casual, but business-appropriate look. These jeans checked all my boxes, so I went ahead and bought them for $98. It’s been 15 months and they are still my absolute favorite pair of black jeans/pants. They don’t stretch out when wearing and they launder well too (wash on cold and let hang dry). I love these so much that I’m starting to think I should buy a back-up…
October 2019: Vince Camuto Print V-Neck Blouse
Exact one still available at Nordstrom: https://shopstyle.it/l/bc535
Sure, this was from just 3 months ago… but this tank top is one of my favorites! It looks great with colored corduroys and jeans, and I haven’t even tried it tucked into a skirt yet! Love, love, love the fit and the pattern. Nothing more to say!
Do you like to take an editing eye to your wardrobe every so often so you can decide what should stay or go?
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