Trunk Club #4- A Thankful Trunk

I’m calling this a “thankful trunk” for 2 reasons. 1. It came just before Thanksgiving. and 2. I have so much referral credit that I likely won’t need to spend any of my own money on whatever I keep! So for those of you who signed up for Trunk Club using my link and made a purchase already, thank you 😀 I dedicate this post to you. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the referral program? You can read my Trunk Club vs. Stitch Fix post for more details on how the service works, but for a quick refresher on the referral program…..when you sign up using my link, order a trunk and then spend at least $50, I get $50. I encourage you to then share your own referral link with your other friends and take advantage of that credit too…because… clothes 🙂

Ok, let’s get right on into it!

For this trunk, I asked Paulina (my stylist) for sweaters. Contrary to my previous belief, my wardrobe is still lacking in some areas.  Sweaters being one of them. Now that the weather in California has FINALLY received the memo that it’s not summer anymore, the temperatures have dropped significantly (I sit here freezing as I type) and I discovered that I don’t really have much in the way of warm clothing. So I received a good mix of sweaters, cardigans, long-sleeved blouses and more. Some of them are definite “no”‘s, some are definite “yes’s” and I’m still on the fence with a few others so I would love your opinions!

Also, I need to take a minute to give major props to Paulina for keeping my budget in mind and sending things that are <$100 (with the exception of 1 item). Trunk Club seems to have a reputation for being the “way more expensive” version of Stitch Fix, but it really depends on your stylist. This is a trunk filled with items in the very same price range as SF. Again, I’ve mentioned it before in the TC vs. SF post, but the biggest difference between the 2 services, in my experience, is style.

Moving on!

Trunk Club Womens Review

Item #1 and #2: Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater (HALOGEN) $50 and ‘Alina’ Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans (NYDJ) $83

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Please excuse my undone pulled-back hair… and my face. I had not the energy to get ‘done up’ for these photos today. I have 2 toddlers.

Ok, first of all I love love love this sweater. It’s soft, feminine and not like anything I currently have in my wardrobe (with the layered look thing). I was so excited when I pulled it out of the box. And then I turned the sweater around and saw that the pink sweater part in the back doesn’t go down as far as it does in the front. WHYYYYY?! I love absolutely everything else about this sweater, including the button back (trend alert!). However….the more I look at it, the less I care about the different length thing. I really love this sweater and so does my husband. So I’m pretty sure it’s a keeper. Note to self though: don’t wear a black bra with it…and make sure the straps aren’t twisted. Ugh. Sorry.

About the jeans. These are the same jeans I received a few trunks ago (but those were burgundy). These are really great jeans…super soft, great wash…but… just a tad too tight in the waist. I’m currently going through a major house and wardrobe purge, finally getting rid of stuff I don’t need, don’t wear enough or doesn’t spark  joy in me. And jeans that give me a muffin top most definitely do not spark joy. They’re going back 🙂

{Also pictured: Dakota Tall Boot by HINGE}

Item #3: Faux Leather Jacket (BLANKNYC) $98 and #1 and #2 above

Faux Leather Jacket BLANKNYC Trunk Club Faux Leather Jacket BLANKNYC Trunk Club

I was excited to get a faux leather jacket in this trunk. It’s been on my wishlist ever since I tried on a REAL black leather jacket a few trunks ago but couldn’t afford it. However, now that I think of it….with all the referral credit I have I might be able to! Oh the possibilities! Ok…back to this particular jacket. I like that’s it not obviously fake. Some faux leather jackets really do look…well, faux. But this one could definitely pass for real. The zipper details give it a nice edgy look. However, the shoulders are really quite pointy, and that’s not my thing. Also the sleeves are really tight. I know these jackets are supposed to fit small and be short, etc…but this is just uncomfortable. I couldn’t even lift my arms up behind by head to put my necklace on. So sadly, this is getting returned.

{Also Pictured: Hillsy Almond Toe Ankle Bootie by VINCE CAMUTO}

Item #4: Side Zip Crewneck Sweater (CASLON) $58

Side Zip Stripe Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club Side Zip Stripe Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club

This sweater is warm, well-made and has a cool zipper detail on the side. But I’m not LOVING the print on this one. It’s okay. But just okay. I think I’d almost like it more if the back was solid black. It’s also a little loose-fitting. Likely returning.

Items #5 and #6: Print Button Placket Top (HINGE) $68 and Fringed Open Front Cardigan (CASLON) $47

Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club Fringed Open Front Cardigan Caslon Trunk Club Fringed Open Front Cardigan Caslon Trunk Club

Let’s talk first about the top. I normally don’t like all-over prints, especially on a long-sleeved top. It seems too busy to me. However, you’ll soon see that I received a couple of them in this trunk and I actually don’t mind it, if it’s styled a certain way, especially with a solid cardigan over it. I really love the fabric on this one. It’s hard to explain, but it’s kind of crinkly and stretchy.  I’m not sure I love the “moth” print though. Probably returning.

As for the cardigan, it’s super warm and cozy! I really love the ivory/grey color combo. But it’s a bit itchy  (has wool in it) so it’s only comfortable if I’m wearing a long-sleeved shirt underneath. I’m also not sure how I feel about the fringe thing. My friend got this in her last trunk and said it reminder her of a Mexican blanket. I have to agree 🙂 Between that and it’s delicate knit fabric (which I’d probably ruin in a day), this is likely going back. I wanted to love it though 🙁

Item #7: Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater (CASLON) $58

Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club Contrast Cuff Crewneck Sweater Caslon Trunk Club

My husband really likes this one and I’m still on the fence. It’s a nice sweater, warm and well-made. Has a cool color palette with greys and blue. The contrast cuff thing is kinda cool. I probably should’ve styled it better and added a necklace or something. That would probably help make my decision easier. What do you think? Keep or return?

Item #8: Zip Front High/Low Tunic (TROUVE) $78

Zip Front High/Low Tunic Trouve Trunk Club Zip Front High/Low Tunic Trouve Trunk Club

This is a definite “no” for me. I’m not digging the “camo” print or how loose and long it is (yes, I know it’s a tunic…I don’t like it). Returning!

Item #9: Lace Turtleneck Top (HALOGEN) $98

Lace Turtleneck Top Halogen Trunk Club

I do not like turtlenecks. And I do not like this price tag. Returning.

Items #10: Turtleneck Sweater Dress (HINGE) $78

Turtleneck Sweater Dress Hinge Trunk Club Turtleneck Sweater Dress Hinge Trunk Club

Again with the turtleneck. I thought I mentioned to Paulina that I hated turtlenecks. I may need to send another note to make sure she gets the memo 🙂 And I’m not opposed to sweater dresses–this was actually really warm and comfy. But not at all figure flattering. Returning.

Items #11 and #12: Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan (HALOGEN) $46 and Henley Blouse (NYDJ) $88

Henley Blouse NYDJ Trunk Club Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Henley Blouse NYDJ Trunk Club

The black cardigan is a classic piece that I don’t currently have. It’s super soft and a bit “dressier” than any other cardigan I have. It goes with a lot of different tops/bottoms/dresses, etc. It’s a keeper for sure.

Now this blouse is another one of those all-over prints that I didn’t think I’d like until I tried it on. But…I really like the way it looks, especially with the cardigan and a necklace. It’s a bit on the bigger/looser side and a little pricey. I’m going to ask Paulina if I can get it in a smaller size (she sent a Small and I usually wear XS, which makes me think it probably isn’t available in a smaller size). But if it is, I’m likely keeping this. Or even if it’s not…I might keep it anyway, cause it doesn’t look all that bad 🙂

Items #13 and #14: Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan (HALOGEN) $46 and Print Button Placket Top (HINGE) $68

Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan Halogen Trunk Club Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club Print Button Placket Top Hinge Trunk Club

This is same exact cardigan as the black one, just in green. I love it just as much, especially with this outfit. But I’ll need to take a look at my wardrobe to make sure it goes with a lot more before saying “yes” to it.

And this blouse is the same one as the “moth” print one. And I LOVE it! I’m seriously shocked that I’m liking the all-over print. The colors are gorgeous. I love the way it fits. This is a definite keeper! I forgot to take a picture of it, but it has cute button details on the sleeve too. Winner.

Items #15 and #16: Belted Turtleneck Poncho (HALOGEN) $118 and ‘Melody’ Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee (CASLON) $25

Belted Turtleneck Poncho Halogen Trunk Club Belted Turtleneck Poncho Halogen Trunk Club

And finally….this poncho thing. I’m not really sure what to say about it lol. It’s heavy and warm. But not my style at all….and definitely not for that price! Oh…and the turtleneck. Why, Paulina?!

I didn’t take a picture of the white shirt by itself because it’s really see-through. But it’s just a basic long sleeve tee. It fits great and would make a great layering piece (to go with this poncho for example), but I’m not sure I need it. It does go down in history as the cheapest item I’ve ever received from Trunk Club (or Stitch Fix for that matter).

So what do you think? What should I keep?? I have a few more days to decide so I’ll be waiting to hear your thoughts!

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