Trunk Club Plus Size Review + Deal – November 2018
Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both men and women. Subscribers work closely with their stylist to find a selection of pieces to try on at home, and they receive a trunk shortly thereafter. Trunks can be ordered as often as you like, so you can try it once, or have a trunk sent to you quarterly or monthly. Or even more frequently!
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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
For anyone, for any occasion—the possibilities are endless with the gift of personal styling. And in the spirit of the season, we’re giving you something, too: The more gift cards you give, the more Trunk Club credit you’ll receive.
Learn more about this deal here!
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.” Also good to know: The $25 styling fee is waived if you use a Nordstrom credit or debit card.
Trunk Club Plus Clothing November 2018 Review
So first, a little more about how Trunk Club works. When I signed up, I took a pretty lengthy style questionnaire online. Then I was matched with a stylist who asked me even more about what I like and what I was looking for via an online chat. Based on this information, she selected several items for me to try on at home. She then sent me a link to preview all my items! There is also an option to allow your stylist to send a few surprise pieces.
This packet was included in my trunk.
The front of the enclosed booklet now has instructions!
Inside is a note from my stylist, Sydney. It explains why she chose this month’s pieces for me and gives a bit of styling advice. I like how accessible my stylist is.
This is my invoice. It lists the items I was sent and the cost to keep each item. My $25 styling fee will be deducted from anything I decide to keep.
These items were also in the packet. When I’ve finished repackaging the items I don’t want to keep in the box, I just put this return label on it and use the tape straps to tape it back up! So convenient!
Stembend Ear Jackets by Madewell – Cost to keep $25
These earrings are beautiful! They are so elegant, and the jacket aspect makes them very on trend as well. It’s a great price also – I was surprised to see such luxe looking earrings at such a low price point! They also look really well done for gold plating.
‘Rachel’ High Waist Leggings by Yummie – Cost to keep $49.50
So, I had a little lapse in judgment here, and you’ll have to forgive me, but for some reason, I did not want to mess up the packaging on these leggings by taking them out and trying them on. Which is exactly what I was supposed to do! I got confused somehow. I think because they were in packaging similar to tights, and I decided I didn’t really need more black leggings right now, I decided not to try them on. I’m sorry! In any case, they are kind of slick/shiny like spandex workout leggings, but they have a tummy panel for support and shaping. They are a cotton/elastane blend, so I’m not sure how they got so shiny, but they definitely have a sheen to them.
Surplice Maxi dress by LOVEAPPELLA – Cost to keep $89
This rayon blend maxi dress is just perfect! It’s a great length, which is always my first concern with maxi dresses, and a good cut too. It’s also soft and comfortable. It would look fantastic with many of the jackets and cardigans I have ready in my closet. That’s probably why I just bought one almost exactly like it from another styling service recently! If I had not, I would surely keep this one.
Diagonal Rib Cotton & Silk Blend Poncho by Eileen Fisher – Cost to keep $198
This is by far the most luxe, elegant poncho I have ever seen! The silk blend makes it feel really luxurious and, er, silky, haha, and it gives it a very slight shimmer that’s just gorgeous. I feel like I’m wearing spun silver if such a thing exists! I almost never wear ponchos, so I could never justify spending this much money on one, but wow. This is a really special piece. It is sadly not currently available online.
High/Low Top by Sejour – Cost to keep $79 (on sale now for $31.60!)
With that sale price, I have to keep this, and that’s all there is to it! It’s a slightly sheer polyester chiffon, and although it’s a little boxy, it is lightweight and comfortable and super easy to wear. It looks pretty good on me, too.
Slim Straight Leg Jeans by Curves 360 by NYDJ – Cost to keep $119 (currently on sale for $45.90!)
I am pretty sure these sale prices are due to Cyber Monday, but I am not complaining. Like all NYDJ jeans, these are very flattering and supportive. They are also super black, which I like in black jeans, and they are a good length for me. The waist is on the high side, and they have traditional 5-pocket styling. Score!
Front Pocket Utility Jacket by Caslon – Cost to keep $89
This is pretty much the ideal utility jacket for me! It’s a tough cotton canvas with just a touch of spandex for movement, so it feels very durable. The pockets are really utilitarian and have vent pockets under them as well. I like the length a lot! I prefer slightly shorter jackets in general. The olive color is great, and the collar can be worn down or snapped up in cooler weather. The drawstring at the waist is both functional and stylish. I like this a lot!
Twist Front Cosy Pullover by Gibson – Cost to keep $59
The color of this sweater alone was enough to make me want it! Additionally, the rayon blend knit is brushed and heathered, so it feels incredibly soft. The sleeves are a great length, but the body seems a little long to me. I really like the twisted knot in the front, though. It’s a stylish twist on a comfy winter staple! (See what I did there?)
Mixed Media Top by Michael Kors – Cost to keep $68 (currently on sale for $51!)
This is a really well-designed top, which is what I would expect from a top designer like Michael Kors. It has a nice open V-neck, which elongates the neck. The mixed media refers to three things it has going on, which are kind of hard to see on a black top. The front has a sheer hem inset on an otherwise crepe blouse, but the back is a soft jersey knit. The top looks fairly uniform, but the mixture of fabrics ensures that it hangs properly yet remains comfortable. I like it! I think it’s pretty flattering.
Oversize Knit Tee by City Chic – Cost to keep $69
I didn’t understand this look in the ’80s and I don’t understand it now. The female form was not meant to be bagged up like this! In any case, my opinions aside, this doesn’t look or feel particularly flattering on me, so I will pass. It is labeled a tee, but it actually is a very thick cotton blend that feels like a sweatshirt. It is sadly not currently available online.
The Verdict: I am a big fan of Trunk Club! Oversized sweatshirts aside, I got some really great pieces this month! I especially love the utility jacket and the mixed media top. I think Trunk Club is a little on the spendy side, but it’s still loads of fun to try all the pieces!
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 10 items inside is $844.50. 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 of $84.45 per item, which is on par with the brands included.
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What do you think of Trunk Club? What pieces did you get?