July 2017 Trunk Club Review
If you’ve already read my June Trunk Club Review, you’ll know my husband and I had a trip planned for Cuba this summer. I’m not much of a world traveler, so I’ve been super excited about this trip……but not so super excited about the heat and humidity. 😕 Thankfully, my stylist, Cassie, sent me some great pieces in my June Trunk to get started. Then a few days before we were scheduled to leave, Cassie reached out to me once again to see if I wanted to try any last minute pieces and a new Trunk was waiting for me on my doorstep within 2 days! Cuba here I come!
Before we unbox my July Trunk, let me tell you all about this super convenient and fun service! Trunk Club is a personal styling service. They curate all pieces from Nordstrom, so there’s a lot more variety than some of the other personal stylist programs. Each Trunk comes with about 10 items. Price points can be $10 or $1,000 (it’s Nordstrom, after all). With Trunk Club, you can speak to your stylist by phone, email, or via their website or app messaging system. You can even email your stylist photos of your existing wardrobe and pictures of yourself in your favorite outfits so she can get a better idea of your style and how clothing fits you.
Trunk Club charges a $25 styling fee which is applied to your purchase. You keep what you love and return the rest in their pre-paid shipping box. Shipping is free both ways and you can schedule UPS to come pick up your returns or drop off the box at a UPS shipping center. Super easy, super convenient, super fun! Trunk Club offers a generous referral credit of $50 for anyone that signs up using your link. I would love to refer you to my stylist Cassie! To sign up for your first Trunk, click here: Trunk Club
Look at all those Cuba inspired colors! As I get older, good customer service has become more important to me, so I was really pleased that Cassie remembered I was taking a trip and offered to send me one more Trunk before we left. So let’s dive right in!
For the dresses, I am going to share both images of me modeling the items, as well as the stock photos, so you can see how they are supposed to fit! As a point of reference, I am 5″ 1/2″ and 115 lbs. I am short, with stocky legs and narrow shoulders. I have always had trouble finding dresses that fit, even in petite sizes, so don’t be put off by how these fit me. The dresses were all lovely and would fit a more “average” size person much better! 🙂
I really wanted to love this dress. The colors were vibrant and flattering to my skin tone, the style was on-trend, it was breezy and comfortable…. buuuut, I’m barely 5’1″, so I think it’s pretty obvious why this went back. Nordstrom does offer complimentary tailoring on a lot of their items, even pieces purchased through their Trunk Club program, but it wasn’t just the length, the straps kept slipping off my shoulders and the entire side of the dress would flap right off, exposing my .. ahem… freckles. 😐 Perhaps if this came in an XSP it would have been perfect. Also note, the color was more of a coral/tangerine and not as “orangy” as the stock image.
Remember I’m all about that effortless style? Yes, I bought another tee-shirt. But this isn’t just any old tee-shirt! Did you see that raw-edge trim? Ok, that’s my excuse. It sets it apart from all my other tee-shirts. Plus it’s oh-so-soft and oh-so-comfy! This was a great addition to my Cuba wardrobe and worked out wonderfully in the hot and humid climate. I paired it with white denim cuffed shorts and blue denim cuffed shorts. Super simple, super comfy, super cool.
Blue is my go-to favorite color right now and I can’t get enough of it! In the humid summer heat, you can’t go wrong with linen. This heather blue modern tee by Two by Vince Camuto is easy to dress up with a cute statement necklace, skinny jeans, and some heels, or pair it with some pixies or dress slacks for a day at the office.
I can just picture myself
dancing the Cuban night away (ha! who am I kidding, I can’t dance) sitting in a fancy lounge chair sipping a mojito in this fluttery and feminine dress by BB Dakota! It’s lightly lined with a hook & eye closure in the back. Being petite makes it hard to find dresses that fit well, and at a size S, this was swimming on me. I definitely would have given it more thought if it was an XSP. As it was, the hem of this dress hit close to my ankles!
Cassie actually sent me two (almost) identical embroidered dresses and I was excited to try these on because A) they were lovely breathable cotton, and B) I was looking forward to trying the new “embroidered” look that I have been seeing so much of. The second dress was exactly the same as this one, but had more subtle colors. Like the other 2 dresses, an XSP would have fit much better in length, although I think the dress itself has a “boxy” cut. I clipped the waist in with some binder clips to see how it would look and it was really cute, so I think some minor tailoring would have done wonders for this dress.
Before I forget, I did purchase one more tee-shirt, identical to the BP Raw Edge V-Neck I shared in my June Trunk, but in olive green. At $17, I couldn’t resist! Peek on over to my June Trunk to see the gray one!
Although I love the dusty gray-ish blue color of this dress, the hue was all wrong for me. The lace overlay was delicate and beautiful without looking like a doily and the price point was reasonable. Unfortunately, I knew this one wasn’t going to work out. My stylist knows my preference is “unstructured and casual”, so I’m not quite sure why she sent me this dress, but then again, it’s all about trying to step outside my comfort zone. 🙂 Unfortunately, this one went back.
Cassie warned me not to look at the price tag and just to try them on. She promised they would be so comfortable, it would be totally worth the price. And she was right! Ever since I took the plunge into premium denim, it’s been hard to settle for anything less. And I so badly wanted to keep these crisp white shorts! They were super comfortable, but the fit was just a tad off. It had this strange crease across the hip/groin area that was just too odd for me to justify a $138 price tag.
I love Hudson Jeans so I was excited to try these on, but one look and I instantly knew these would have to go back.. they were simply too short. I’m small, but I’m curvy, and these cut off shorts were no match for my thighs. I do love the dark blue wash and the upside “V” design on the pockets. And just like the 7 For All Mankind shorts, these were comfortable with just the right amount of stretch and there was none of the bagginess you get with non premium denim.