Trunk Club Review: Winter 2018

Trunk Club Review Winter 2018 |www.pearlsandsportsbras.com|

Trunk Club Review: Winter 2018

Normally I’d feel a little bit guilty about ordering up a Trunk so soon after Christmas but I received gift cards over the Holidays and was in the mood for a little closet update. I asked my dedicated stylist for pieces that could carry me through winter but also transition into spring. Initially the trunk preview was a little scary and I ended up declining most of the collection. Allison then did some digging and put together this beautiful ensemble for me. Once I had a peek at the final trunk I couldn’t wait for it to be delivered so I could try everything on! This one had a little bit of everything in it: shoes, pants, a jacket, sweaters, and a purse. The rain boots were so cute and Allison definitely honed in on my pink sweater obsession. Check out the rest of the review below!

Trunk Club:

1. Sign up and take a very brief style survey. You’ll fill out a personal profile and provide your stylist with links to your Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

2. Your stylist will handpick a selection of items for you to review online. After you provide your feedback, and your trunk is finalized, it’s shipped directly to your house.

3. You have 5 days to try on and decide on which items to keep. They provide you with shipping labels and tape strips so when you’re ready to ship the rest back, you schedule a pickup with UPS.

4. Fees: A $25 home try-on fee is charged to your account per trunk and this cash is credited towards any purchase you make.

What to Expect:

Your stylist is YOURS. Like, forever. She (or he) will want to get to know you. My stylist sent me an email with very specific style questions. Additionally, your stylist will expect communication via a telephone call, which I thought was required but others have said they didn’t have to participate in this part of this service (I could have done without). On the other hand, if that’s your thing, you can call your stylist whenever you want.

The clothing inventory is pulled from NORDSTROM, so there’s a vast selection at a wide range of price points. Be sure to point out to your stylist where you’d like to stay, price-wise or you will receive a $300 cashmere sweater.

You will be sent 10-15 pieces ranging from tops, bottoms, shoes, scarves, and accessories. Really, ask for anything. During your preview you can remove items from your trunk and they won’t be sent. Your stylist may add new items for you before sending so some of what you receive is a surprise.

Ask for a trunk whenever you want. This is more of a concierge service than a scheduled delivery. If requesting a trunk for a specific event allow enough time for communication and for your stylist to pull pieces and ship.

If you are interested and want to try Trunk Club out for yourself, please let me refer you: Click here to sign up!

A sincere huge THANK YOU to all those that have allowed me to refer them! I hope you are all loving this service, I’d love to hear back from you about what you received and what you thought!

Trunk Club Winter 2018:

Trunk Club Review Winter 2018 |www.pearlsandsportsbras.com|

First let’s take a look at what I didn’t photograph:

Shop the Pieces:

Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt: I kept this one in the package and didn’t even try it on specifically so I wouldn’t be tempted to buy it. I’ve tried on a rails plaid before from Stitch Fix so I already know how soft and luxurious the material feels. Simply put, a $150 plaid shirt wasn’t in the budget.

Leith Ruffle Top: Love the style of this top – the print is a different story.

Leith Cozy Ribbed Pullover: This one was way too small for me otherwise it probably would have been a keeper.

Leith Longline Flare Sleeve Cardigan: The sleeves did this one in for me. Cardi’s should be cozy and not cumbersome.

Rebecca Minkoff Keith Suede & Leather Satchel: If this were in either a solid grey or pink color instead of two-toned I would have wanted to keep it for sure.

Shop the Pieces:

You guys! This sweater is so soft! Under just about every circumstance this would be a sweater I’d own. Except those sleeves. They just felt wrong. I’m positive there’s a bell-sleeve sweater out there that I will love but it wasn’t this one. The jeans I also loved and was planning on keeping. Until I realized they basically look exactly like this pair that I bought in a previous trunk. I obviously like what I like and don’t know how I don’t have an entire closet full of nothing but duplicates. The shoes were also in my keep pile and I probably don’t have to explain why – those ruffles are everything! It wasn’t until I saw the price tag on those babies that I cried and put them back in the box! Maybe they will eventually go on a sale and I’ll scoop them up then!

Shop the Pieces:

I really want a navy coat for spring and this one was nice. It was warm even though it was somewhat thin and I thought it was super comfortable. The coat though was oversized and overpriced so I didn’t need to keep it. The boots are the cutest! I love how sleek and beautiful they are. The tie detail on the back finish these off in the cutest way. I honestly thought these were too perfect to actually wear out in the rain. I also just purchased my first pair of Hunter’s for Christmas and that is the reason why I sent these back.

Shop the Pieces:

First can I just say that this is the absolute perfect bell-sleeve for me. I loved the vintage-inspired pattern and color of the sweater too. It just killed my soul that the back of the sweater was completely open. How does that even work? I’m not sure what bra I would wear with this or how I’d stay warm with my whole back hanging out.

Shop the Pieces:

So. I’m obviously doing something wrong here. This top just doesn’t do anything for me and it looks so much better on the model so let’s just leave it at that.

Shop the Pieces:

I layered a cami under this one because it is see-through. The faux-pleating along the bottom is what I loved but I didn’t necessarily love the rest of the sweater. And it wasn’t very soft. The sweater is super cute though if you are dreaming of a boho inspired look.

Shop the Pieces:

 

Chenille reminds me of middle school which is why it’s really hard for me to get back into the trend. Send this cardigan to me in cable knit and I would buy it in a heartbeat but I couldn’t commit to the chenille material (even though it was probably the softest cardi I’ve ever worn). The jeans were absolute keepers. They are my favorite brand which I love because of the low-rise comfortable fit. They are also perfectly stretchy and forgiving.

If you are interested and want to try Trunk Club out for yourself, please let me refer you: Click here to sign up!

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