My First Trunk Club Experience

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I wanted to share my first ever experience with Trunk Club. My husband, Robby, told me he wanted to try this service where you work with a stylist who sends you a box of different clothing items and you can keep whatever you like (and pay for, of course), then just send back the rest! As someone who loves clothes, I was definitely interested.

I signed up and was immediately asked questions regarding my size, stores I like to shop at, and what type of outfits/clothing I was looking for. The stylist I worked with, Kathleen, was super friendly and asked me additional questions to get a better understanding of what I wanted. I even sent her a couple of Pinterest links of outfits that represent the type of style I like/clothes I like to wear!

Once your stylist puts together your trunk, you’re able to preview it before it’s shipped. You’ll see a photo of each item, the price, and the brand. There were two items in my trunk that were very similar to things I already own, so I was was able to give feedback and my stylist exchanged them!

There’s a $25 deposit fee that gets charged to your credit card. Your stylist will ask you to enter that information before your trunk gets shipped out. That $25 will go towards your final purchase total.

You’ll also be notified when your trunk ships. Mine came a day earlier than it said, so I was very excited! This is what my trunk looked like, it was a decent sized box:IMG_6545My trunk consisted of 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of pants, a jacket, 2 sweaters, and 3 tops. I put on a mini fashion show for Robby and tried on everything. Also, the trunks vary depending on the person. For instance, Robby’s didn’t have a jacket and he only had 1 pair of shoes. But it’s also nice because as I explained before, if there are things you either have, dislike, or the price is too high, you can let your stylist know and they’ll do a swap.

I only ended up going with two of the items in my trunk. I figured I wouldn’t LOVE everything in there and/or there would be things I didn’t like (size, fit, etc). Also, Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company and has high quality clothes, so if I were to purchase everything, I would have spent a pretty penny! (Robby also kept two items from his trunk – a sweater and a button-up shirt)

Here’s what I kept:IMG_6546IMG_6547I’m excited to wear this as an outfit!

You can schedule to receive trunks on a recurring basis, but I didn’t opt for that. I definitely plan on doing it again because it was a fun experience and I found some great clothes, I just don’t think regularly will work for me right now. And that’s okay 🙂

They provide you with a return shipping label so you can just drop off your trunk at UPS. Nice and easy! You also get to provide feedback on your trunk by checking off what you kept, what you returned, and why.

If anyone else has tried Trunk Club, let me know what you thought of it!

Outfit of the Day

I love clothes and fashion, but I feel like I’m not the best at putting outfits together. I’m working on it, though. I’m always perusing Pinterest for ideas, and there are certain musicians, artists, or just individuals who I look to for inspiration as well (i.e. Hayley Williams, the HAIM sisters, and Allie Wesenberg-Trippy).

I believe the right outfit can give you a huge boost of confidence. It gets you excited to go into the office, to school, or to the store, even. There’s also a Marilyn Monroe quote that reads, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” As a big shoe lover, I totally agree!

Anyway, as I mentioned, I’m working on my sense of fashion (very, very slowly). I figured I would share today’s outfit that I really liked!

Top:
I bought this sweater over the weekend at TJMaxx. When I tried it on I ended up liking it more than when it was on the hanger. The sleeves are wider, but I think that’s what makes it different. Sweaters are my favorite, so this was definitely a great find!

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Bottoms:
I wore jeans from Old Navy that are comfy and fit me well! I always struggle to find jeans, so when I found these I made sure to get them.

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Footwear:
I ordered these shoes online through Journey’s (they’re Roxy brand). I was on the hunt for new boots or booties, and I finally found the perfect pair. The color is just what I wanted, the heel isn’t high (not a fan of big heels), and though today was my first day wearing them out, they were comfy! Like I said, I love shoes and I believe the right pair can really bring your outfit together.

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Outerwear:
Since the weather has been getting cooler, I also wore my green jacket and my Gryffindor scarf (bet you can guess where I got that from: the Warner Bros. Studio Tour!). Outerwear is another favorite and scarves are the perfect accessory to include. Plus, I was warm and comfy along with feeling good in my outfit!

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Here’s a quick overview:

Sweater: Cliche, bought at TJMaxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: Roxy, bought online from Journey’s
Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter (I’m sure you can get this online)

Share with me some of your favorite stores, fashion tips, or articles of clothing!