Well, I went for another trunk from Trunk Club to see if it was as amazing as my first try (sometimes beginners luck rules these things) and my stylist Maggie nailed it again! She sent a trunk full of great work appropriate tops, some fun accessories, and some pants and a romper! We’re still working out fit, but from the 16 items she sent, I kept two – this top and these gorgeous studs. Maggie does a great job picking a variety of pieces that really feel true to my style, but also throwing in fun items that push me out of my comfort zone a little bit! With the end of the semester, I won’t be ordering another trunk right away, but I will probably keep in touch with Maggie and have her work on seasonal trunks for me – like a summer trunk next month!
(A little about Trunk Club, if you’re interested in the service!) Trunk Club is a styling service that pulls from Nordstrom inventory to create trunks full of complete outfits specifically tailored to you. You have a designated stylist who you create a personal relationship with (usually a phone call at first, then mostly through the messaging app) and who prepares your trunks. The trunks contain 10-15 items (sometimes more!) and you are sent a preview before it ships so that you can eliminate any items or ask for additional items in your trunk. You have ten days to try on the items in the comfort of your own home, and the trunk comes with a return label and complete outfit ideas for each piece included. Once you’ve decided what to keep, the rest gets sent back and you can leave specific responses on the returned items for your stylist to review. There’s no styling fee and no commitment or subscription (although if you wanted a trunk every month, I’m sure your stylist would make that happen!). Trunk Club also honors sale prices, so if your items go on sale during your at-home try on, you get the sale price (this happened with the top I kept from my last trunk!). The quality is excellent, and the personal relationship with my stylist is what really has sold me on Trunk Club. If you sign up with my referral link, you’ll get Maggie as your stylist!
Style items of interest (unrelated to Trunk Club):
Everlane tees. I finally tried them for myself and am completely sold. Sizing differs a lot between styles, but I’d say when in doubt, choose the larger size unless you prefer a really fitted tee. Next I’m interested to try their silk blouses.
This swing dress. I had the black and white and wore it constantly last summer, and just snagged it in orange stripe and solid black this year. If you’re counting, that’s three of the same dress. It’s that good and transitions perfectly from lounge to street.
The perfect black work pants. They exist. After going to the mall and only trying on black pants in six different stores, these were the clear winners. Bonus points for being able to tuck them into taller boots come fall.