Trunk Club Plus Size Subscription Box Review – January 2018
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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About Trunk Club
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.”
Trunk Club For Women January 2018 Review
My month’s trunk arrived to me in its Trunk Club trademark cardboard shipping box fashioned to resemble a suitcase. I am fond of the incredibly personalized details in their packaging, especially the note from my stylist and itemized invoice.
Enclosed with the selections that my stylist, Stefania, chose for me was this crisp envelope; it included a note from Stefania 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.
Here is a close up of the listings of the items I received and their cost points.
Grey Peekaboo Cutout Sweater by Michele Studio, Size 3x – Retail Value $78 (currently on sale for $52.26)
The last conversation my stylist, Stefania, and I had, I mentioned that I was seeking out more sweaters and bell sleeved tops. This month’s box was just that – sweaters and blouses. This lovely metallic silver threaded grey sweater was one of the tops sent my way. This sweater would be very ordinary and plain if it weren’t for the sassy peekaboo cut out on the décolletage. The sweater has ample stretch and is rather comfortable. The top was a bit big on me; I wonder if a 2x would have fit better. I purposefully showed the top tucked in and out to show how long it is. I styled the sweater with the pants Stefania mentioned from the October trunk she sent me. The sweater is versatile enough it would look great with a form-fitting pencil skirt and heels or dressed down in jeans and sneakers.
Studded Faux Leather Trim Top in Eclipse by Rebel Wilson X Angels, Size 3x — Retail Value $98
I have been fortunate to try out so many pieces from Rebel Wilson’s X Angels line through several subscription boxes I review. This and the glorious faux fur coat from last month’s review may be two of my favorite pieces so far. This tunic comes in the loveliest, deep, sapphire blue shade. The sleeves, neckline, and bottom of the top have a faux leather grommet design. I didn’t bother to tuck this top in because the grommet detail at the bottom hem is too amazing to hide. The fabric of this top has a slight stretch. I have found most of the pieces in this line are vanity sized and this top was no different. It was very roomy and comfy. I couldn’t resist wearing my studded booties with my tried and true large brim hat; they paired too perfectly not to!
Handkerchief Sleeve Stripe Sweater by Vince Camuto, Size 3x — Retail Value $99
Here is another wild, big sleeved top. These sleeves are similar to a bell sleeve, but with a slit in them, so the bottom drapes down more. I love anything that is black and white stripes, so I did like this top a lot. Seriously, my closet is a sea of items with different variations of black and white stripes. The fabric is knit and has a good bit of stretch. The length was a bit long, so I preferred it tucked in to define my waist a tad more. I styled these with the same black pants as the other outfits, but I could see this top looking fantastic with a black or another solid colored pencil skirt like red, yellow, or blue to bring in a pop of color.
Keyhole Top in Cherries Jubilee by Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Size 3x – Retail Value $79.00
Generally, I steer clear of anything hot pink or fuschia, but I actually liked this color on me. Go figure! The top is a tad oversized, but I kind of liked the roominess of this top. The material almost has a silky feel. The bell sleeves on this are the best feature on this top. The keyhole is a cute detail as well, but the elastic that the button hooks into is a bit of a doozy with my long talon-like fingernails! I paired this top with a black leather vest that belonged to my grandfather to cut some of the pink out and give it a more fitted appearance. This top would look amazing with a floral skirt or even a black and white patterned pencil skirt and heels for the office.
Jenna Peasant Top in Rose by Lucky Brand, Size 3x – Retail Value $79
At first sight of this top, I figured I would not like it due to its mauve shade. The color reminds me of a couch my parents had in the 90s that was this dusty blue with mauve tulips on the cushions. Everything was cornflower blue and mauve in my childhood home and I am still trying to recover from it, you guys! I digress. That all being said, this was actually my favorite top of the bunch! GO FIGURE, RIGHT?! I think in part due to that pussy bow, since I am a sucker for tops with ties at the neck! The fabric of the top is a muted satin or suede-like silk material. The cut is meant to be billowy, but I opted to show it styled slightly three different ways. First tucked in with my Grandpap Jack’s leather vest, second with the vest and still tucked in, and third with it untucked to show you all the length and how loose this top actually is. This top paired fantastically with my dark denim skinny leg jeans, double buckle western belt, large brimmed hat, and ankle booties. This would also look amazing with a mini skirt, patterned tights, and knee-high boots for some extra sass.
Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover by Gibson, Size 3x — Retail Value $59
This sweater was probably my least favorite of the selections this month, mainly due to the style. However, I loved how warm and cozy this sweater was. The material of this sweater is incredibly soft and it has ample stretch. I am not sure if I liked the bell sleeves with a thick, fleece sweater. I think I would have preferred more tapered sleeves for this top, but I still appreciate it because I am a total sweater fiend these days! Heck, I would probably wear a robe to work if it were socially acceptable, to be honest!
Verdict: This all top box this month was alright. It didn’t blow my mind or disappoint me either necessarily. It didn’t feel as customized to my tastes as the month prior’s selections, but there were some great versatile pieces included this time around. My favorites were the Rebel Wilson and Lucky Brand tops, but the prices were a bit too high for me to justify keeping them. The prices reflect the high-quality brands that Nordstrom carries, though, and if you love Nordstrom, Trunk Club is definitely for you! Trunk Club is all about bringing the luxuries of Nordstrom directly to your home. It is all about convenience as well with the app and the free UPS pick up option for when you return your Trunk Club pieces. I, for one, will always praise their app because it allows me to communicate with my stylist, Stefania, easily and schedule trunks. That feature is definitely one that makes Trunk Club stand out for me!
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 six items inside is $492.50. 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 $77.92 an item, which is on par with the brands included.
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What do you think of Trunk Club? What did you receive this month?