Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – November 2017
Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both men and women. Subscribers work closely with their stylist to find ideal pieces that are then sent as a trunk to try on and possibly purchase. Trunks can be ordered as often as you like, whether that be once, monthly, or quarterly! Trunk Club goes at your pace!
Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send similar brands that range in the $75-300 range. In the style profile, you can choose your preferred price range for each category (ie. $50-100, $100-200, or $200+)
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The Subscription Box: Trunk Club
The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep
The Products: 7-10 clothing items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home. Items may include clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Ships to: Their website states that they ship to the contiguous 48 states only, for free, but it also states that there is a shipping and return fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii. They do not ship internationally.
Good to Know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.”
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My month’s trunk arrived to me in its Trunk Club trademark suitcase; the details in its design are just top notch! I am fond of the incredibly personalized details in their packaging, especially the note from my stylist and itemized invoice.
Enclosed with the selections my stylist, Stefania, chose for me was this crisp envelope; it included a sweet note from my stylist with suggestions for styling, an invoice for everything in the box, a shipping label, and tape to use to reseal my box for returned items.
Side Pleat Leopard Print Top by Vince Camuto, size 3x – Cost to Keep $79
Anyone that knows me is aware that I am a sucker for leopard print! I was excited to see a leopard piece regardless of how many I already own. This shirt’s fabric is buttery soft and has ample stretch. However, I don’t like the top’s length on me or the side pleat. I opted to untuck this shirt for a photo to show you where the top hits me. It fits like a tunic. I also wonder if a 2x would have fit me a tad better. I paired this with the faux leather skirt my stylist, Stefania, selected for me as well as an ultra-foxy get-up. This top also would look fantastic with a pair of black leggings and Chuck Taylors for a casual yet cute look too!
Faux Leather Skirt by City Chic Size XXLW – Cost to Keep $79
I asked Stefania in my feedback to include some faux leather skirts I referenced to a few I liked on the Nordstrom site, so I appreciate her sending me this skirt. This skirt looked amazing on the app when I approved her selections for my Trunk, but I don’t think that translated into real life. It could be that it is so wrinkled from being folded, but I am not keen on the weird, asymmetric ruffle detail. It did absolutely nothing for me and looked a bit sloppy. I do like the unique scissor slit in the front, but otherwise, I wasn’t terribly impressed with this skirt. The faux leather material is very soft and has a great stretch. This skirt is meant for more edgy pieces to complement it, so it made sense to wear it with the leopard top sent to me. I also could see this pairing well with an old band shirt or novelty tee, denim jacket, and heels (I actually almost styled this myself with an old Cramps shirt).
Bell Sleeve Top in Ruby Rock by Rebel Wilson X, Size 2x – Cost to Keep $89
To my shock and surprise, I have fallen in love with two major trends this fall: velvet EVERYTHING and bell sleeved tops and dresses. I mentioned this in my feedback with Stefania and she sent me this top in response. I absolutely adore Rebel Wilson’s fall/winter line offering; it is chock full of jewel tones, faux leather and fur, sequins, and metallics! If you have been reading my reviews, you know those all appeal to me! This top fits rather well but doesn’t have a lot of stretch. The pattern on the fabric is more 80’s Dynasty and clashes a bit with the very 60s/70s bell sleeves. That was off-putting to me initially, but the shirt eventually grew on me. I styled it here with not one, but TWO faux leather skirts. This top would look amazing with black skinny, high waist jeans, and booties or dark jean mini skirt and knee-high boots. Either way, prepare to SLAY!
Crushed Velvet One-Button Jacket in Dark Blackberry by Michel Studio, size 22W – Cost to Keep $128
This jacket has a 90s-does-60s vibe that I appreciate. I truly felt like the purple love child of Prince and Grimace from McDonalds in this coat – and I mean that in the most positive way! The jacket has minimal stretch and is meant to be slightly oversized. This crushed velvet blazer would pair well with a black lace dress, heels, and purple accessories to tie it all together. I decided to pair this jacket with a retro flower print ASOS dress from a few years back (in a size fourteen— more proof to try on EVERYTHING! You just never know, fellow bodacious babes!), a hat I scored from Valley Vintage of Pittsburgh, my favorite western belt, and knee-high velvet boots from Shoe Dazzle (review coming soon!).
Stretch Velvet Sheath Dress in Hunter by Eliza J, size 3x – Cost to Keep $128
I am starting to wonder if my stylist, Stefania, read my mind because I LITERALLY ordered a similar dress like this one before she issued my trunk. As previously mentioned I am obsessed with velvet and velour everything, so this dress is ace in my book. Just drape me in it from head to toe, you won’t hear me complain! I absolutely adore the deep emerald green shade as well, it is so rich. The cut of this dress is rather classic with the cinched waist that hugs your body perfectly like one of Joan Holloway’s wiggle dresses on Mad Men. Due to the retro feel of this dress, I felt compelled to style it with a variety of vintage pieces. I paired the dress with my fur stole dating back to the 50s, leopard hat, and gold bag along with more modern pieces like my gold B.A.I.T go-go booties, cat-eye glasses, and gold necklace from a recent Jewelry Subscription box review. This dress would look amazing for a night out with patterned fishnets, booties, leather biker jacket, and a metallic clutch for an extra pop of glamour!
Bell Sleeve Animal Print Shift Dress by Eliza J, size 22W – Cost to Keep $148
Well, Stefania brought out the big guns – a leopard print dress with bell sleeves! She is killing me over here because this dress is so gorgeous! The fabric of this dress has limited stretch, but that isn’t necessary with the great cut and design of this dress. The material feels a bit like a gauzy cotton. I also like the glamorous details of the gold metallic thread on this dress. This dress would be ideal for the spring months paired with strappy sandals. As adorable as this dress is, I could not justify buying it with such a high price tag cost. It was hard to deny myself of this one since it did pass the Stevie Nicks twirling test. SIGH.
Verdict: My stylist, Stefania, really put a lot of effort into her selections this month. I can tell that last month’s communications resonated with her due to what she pieced together for me this time around. I enjoyed the sea of velvet and leopard print in the offerings for me. The Trunk Club app is worth utilizing to discuss feedback and truly is a standout feature. Trunk Club is a great and affordable way to try out Nordstrom’s luxury brands from the comfort and convenience of your home. The $25 stylist fee covers free shipping and returns and is applied to anything you keep. It is a no-brainer if you love Nordstrom!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Trunk Club curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the 6 items inside is $651. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep anything, the $25 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase. That’s an average $104.33 an item, which is on par with the brands included.
What do you think of Trunk Club? What did you receive this month?