Welcome to Trunk Club Women’s Review #1! If you’re a reader of my blog you probably know that I’m a big fan of Stitch Fix– a style service for women. After I gave birth to baby #2, I looked in my closet and realized that none of my clothes fit anymore, and the ones that did were falling apart. I was a juniors department shopper at Target and I figured since I was pushing 30, with 2 kids, my style needed to better reflect my current stage of life (not in a boring “mom” way with boring clothes…just a more mature, sophisticated, non-juniors way). The idea of having a personal stylist pick stuff out for me and deliver it to my doorstep (instead of lugging 2 kids to the store and into a dressing room) is really appealing to me. So I gave it a shot and haven’t looked back since. I have a new wardrobe that I love, filled with cute, trendy, sophisticated, high-quality clothing.
Now, there is another similar service that exists called Trunk Club. Up until now it’s been exclusive to men. Ivor has been using the service for the past few months and has loved it. I highly approve of his new wardrobe (he needed a new wardrobe because he lost 50ish pounds since moving here). Since he is a loyal customer, we got the inside scoop that they were about to launch women’s, and I was lucky enough to be one of the firsts to try it out! At first I said “no…there’s no need…I have Stitch Fix”. But then I realized that Trunk Club offers something that Stitch Fix does not (at least not yet)…SHOES.
Sign me up!
I’m not going to compare and contrast the 2 services just yet…maybe I will sometime in the future. For now, I’d just like to share my first “trunk” with you and my opinion on all the items I received. The one thing I will mention though is that you’re not limited to 5 items….they send you a crap-ton of stuff:
And it varies every trunk.
This is dangerous.
Let’s get on with it! I’ll start with shoes 🙂
Dolce Vita ‘Kadie’ Bootie (Nordstrom Exclusive)
I love a good “bootie”. I’ve pinned several of them (they look at your Pinterest board too, like Stitch Fix), but these aren’t *quite* my style. And for the price tag, I need to LOVE them. The pros- they are crazy comfortable and I love the soft black suede. I can tell they’re well-made and would last a long time. But I’m just not a fan of the shape of the boot. I’m picky, I know. It’s the way I feel about Uggs and Crocs. Sure, they’re insanely comfortable….but they are NOT flattering to one’s foot. These aren’t nearly as bad as Uggs and Crocs of course, but it’s the same idea. And again, I’m not dropping the $$ on something that I’m not crazy about. And these ain’t cheap.
Vince Camuto Sleeveless Pleat Front V-Neck Top and Vince Camuto Petite Flat Front Cuff Stretch Cotton Shorts (Petite) (also pictured are the booties from above)
Yes and yes! You’re looking at the winning outfit (the only 2 items I’m keeping…sorry, that was a spoiler). I really needed shorts and these fit perfectly. They’re black, so a “neutral” that will pair well with a lot of things. They also seem to be high quality. And the top I just really really like and didn’t want to give back 🙂 Side note: I do like the way the shoes look from the front and with this outfit….but it’s the side view I don’t like (I told you I was picky).
Vince Camuto Pleated Halter Style Blouse
This is not my style at all. There’s a chance (a small chance) that if it were a different color I might like it better. But I’m not digging the orange. Also, the bra strap thing. I mentioned in my last Stitch Fix review that I hate switching bras for different tops, unless the top is worth the effort. This one? Not worth it.
KUT from the Kloth ‘Catherine’ Boyfriend Shorts (Joyful)
I had high hopes for these shorts. I’ve heard that this brand is good stuff and I’ve been wanting a pair of denim shorts all summer, but these fell short for me. They were too loose in the waist, the roll cuff isn’t permanent..meaning they can easily unroll which would drive me crazy and I’d constantly be worried about them not being the same exact length. And overall, they felt a bit too tomboy-ish/not flattering. Maybe if they were a tad shorter in length. I suppose I could roll them up higher, but then the cuff would be thicker and that would not look cute. So these are going back.
KUT from the Kloth ‘Jessica’ Chambray V-Neck Top
Short story: I already have a chambray top that I love and it’s way cuter than this one.
Gibson Sleeveless High/Low Top
I like the color and the fabric on this top, but I didn’t like how long it was. Also, it’s kind of plain and I already have plenty of sleeveless tops. This isn’t special enough to keep.
Let’s go back to shoes, shall we? 🙂
Sam Edelman ‘Petty’ Bootie
Same deal with other bootie- the shape. Ugh. I so wanted to like these- love the color and suede, but… no. I took better pics of what they look like on:
Front view- yes. Side view- no. Just not me.
Now, THESE on the other hand….
Vince Camuto ‘Court’ Ankle Strap Sandal
Holy hotness I love these heels! I don’t think I’ve put on a pair of heels since I’ve become a mom (seriously). It felt GOOD to wear these. But only “good” in the “makes me feel like a smokin’ hot, fierce woman with these on” good. Sadly, they were not comfortable and I could barely walk in them. It’s true that I’m a bit out of practice, but I have worn comfortable heels before (well, the kind that are comfortable ENOUGH to walk in) so I know they exist. While these heels are sexy, falling over and twisting my ankle while trying to walk in them is very NOT sexy. Also, they were a tad too big. But I’ll always have these pictures to look back on….
Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace and ‘Elle’ Drop Earrings
I actually really love both the necklace and the earrings. I’ve been wanting a long pendant necklace like this one, but it’s just too much money. I’m willing to spend more money on certain clothing items and shoes, but not accessories. So sadly they’re going back.
1.State Colorblock Mock Neck Top
Not a fan of the high neckline- felt like it was choking me. Also didn’t like the sheer bottom that you could see my belly through. The back looked cool though.
1.STATE Floral Print Top
Two things came to my mind when I tried this on: table cloth and curtains. Not a shirt I’d ever wear. Not at all flattering. Returning.
1.STATE Sleeveless Peplum Top (Nordstrom Exclusive)
The floral print isn’t terrible on this one, but it was waaaaaayyyyy too small. I’m not sure how I got it on without ripping it, especially since it had zero stretch to it. So, too tight…too short. I did kind of like that bottom “ruffle” part of it though. The fit/cut is unique.
Topshop Sleeveless Drape Blouse
I actually liked this blouse a lot, but it’s too see-through. Another color and I might’ve considered keeping it.
Caslon Petite Drawstring Linen Shorts
I don’t know why I keep getting sent these loose, elastic waist shorts. Stitch Fix has sent me 2 pairs and I’ve returned both. Must be a new trend…but I’m not on-board. I do not like them Sam I Am.
NYDJ Petite ‘Catherine’ Linen Blend Bermuda Shorts
These are wrong in so many ways. I don’t know what else to say other than “not my style”. Not at all.
And finally, the last pair of shoes…
Tory Burch Canvas Espadrille
Again, these just aren’t me. I love flats, but I’m not really into the canvas shoe trend. Maybe I’ll change my mind one day. But today, these are getting returned.
Whew, that’s everything! What did you think? See anything you like? Want to try it out for yourself? You can get on the waitlist by signing up here! Or if you’re a guy and want to try it out, sign up here (no waitlist!)