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Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – November 2017

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Nordstrom Trunk Club 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!

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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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Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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.”

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Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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.

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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.

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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!

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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).

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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!

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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!).

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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!

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

Nordstrom Trunk Club November 2017

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?

Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Why is it that most of the things I am cheering for you to keep are the ones already in your closet? The retro flower print ASOS dress is completely fab and I fiercely need that fur stole and leopard hat in my life. Imagine my disappointment to find out that I can’t get them. Stop toying with my emotions with your fabulous wardrobe, lady! I’m going to have to buy that amazing Eliza J dress to console myself now.

    • Awwwe I am sorry, TheOtherAmy! That fur stole I found at a close by thrift store for like $5. This time of year is THE BEST to find those kind of pieces. Plus, JC Penney has great items and Charlotte Russe too in terms of affordable faux furs. May be able to find a faux fur hat too. I happened upon that at a Vintage Mixer out my way and was ecstatic to find a hat that actually fits my massive head! Good luck and happy shopping. I hope you treated yourself to that gorgeous dress!!!

  2. And I totally missed commenting on those fab boots from Shoe Dazzle! I have never seen or found over the knee boots that would fit us curvier ladies. I’m pretty sure my legs are bulkier than yours, but we are basically in the same size clothes and bras (I’ve seen your amazing Adore Me reviews). It looks like there’s some room in the photo of your backside lol. Do you think they’d fit a thicker leg?

    • AH, thank you for following my reviews! Shoe Dazzle is amazing. Those boots are a bit snug in my calves, but I do have plenty of room in the knees. I just measured my calves for ya and they are about 18 inches around in the meatiest part. I hope that helps? The nice thing about Shoe Dazzle is they have a decent return policy too! I am working on that review tonight so I will hopefully have that in soon for Black Friday shopping! Thanks again, AH!

  3. O.M.G. on that last dress Nicole! It is absolute perfection on you! I hope you end up being able to keep this dress or find it in a sale. You must have it! Love your review and style as usual! Your stylist is really killing it!

    • Thank you so much, AH! I had so much fun styling this particular set. I had to think a bit out of the box with the purple blazer since I don’t wear a lot of purple. I am loving all the velvet being sent my way. AND OMG… I HOPE TO SOMEDAY GET THAT DRESS TOO! It is so STUNNING!

  4. Love that last dress!

    • Thank you, Cinnamon! Isn’t it gorgeous?! I love the bell sleeves!

  5. I liked the purple blazer and green velour dress. And that last dress looks amazing on you!

    • Thank you so much, Nancy! I am LOVING all the velvet pieces! They are EVERYTHING!

  6. OMG those knee high boots though! That green velvet dress is gorgeous!

    • Thank you, TT! I will be reviewing those boots soon in my Shoe Dazzle review! They come in wide calf sizes which made my day! I was really pleased to see that green velvet dress too! It is beautiful! Perfect for the holidays!

  7. Oh, that last dress is a winner!!!!! The red top is probably more practical though.

    • Thank you, Ks! I am hoping it eventually is at Nordstrom Rack. A gal can dream!

  8. You seriously have the most beautiful style! I’m loving the bell sleeve trend but have yet to try it for myself. What I’m concerned about is having to stuff the sleeves into my winter coats.. seems like that would make my arms look bulky, and feel uncomfortable. That last dress is incredible on you! The red top, too! and the velvet dress!

    • Thank you, Rose! I totally get where you are coming from as well. I haven’t worn a bell sleeve item with a coat, but I imagine it could be an issue! The nice thing is that press’s fabric is pretty light. I sense it won’t bulk too much. The Rebel Wilson top might. Worth trying out at least!

  9. Wow! That last dress is sooo flattering on you.

    • I agree,it looks like it was made just for you.

      • Awe, thank you, Katie!

    • Thank you so much, Michelle!

    • I think it’s the most flattering item I’ve seen you wear in 3 boxes I’ve viewed. Definitely was a keeper!

  10. Too bad that skirt came so wrinkled! I think it would’ve been fab otherwise. I absolutely love the bell sleeved top and dress on you! They look amazing, & so you!

    • I know! That bummed me out! It was gorgeous regardless for sure. And thank you! I am really loving the bell sleeve trend!

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