I Cheated on Stitch Fix with Trunk Club– Shhhhh! Review #1

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Well hello there, friends!
Here’s a picture of me from my college, dancer days to break that ice a little bit!
Here’s how Trunk Club works:
1) Sign up and create your own style profile. Leave your contact information and your assigned stylist will contact you to talk about your style, sizing, and spending preferences (be very honest with them!)
2) Your stylist will put together a preview for you that you can look through and reject items from. Make sure you explain to your stylist why you may have removed any items so they are able to replace them with something that you may like better
3) Try everything on in the comfort of your own home. Try styling the items using the outfit suggestions that your stylist includes in a follow up e-mail
4) Keep what you love and return everything else within a 10 day period. Don’t forget to give your stylist feedback on everything!
I can hardly believe that I’m saying this, but I took the dive and gave Trunk Club a try! I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things and a lot of not so wonderful things about this service. It really seems like you love it or you hate it, with no in between. I’ve heard stories of stylists completely ignoring messages, jacking up the prices on items in the trunk despite being given a limit, and sending as few as 5 – 6 items per trunk. All in all, I wasn’t going in with huge expectations. I wasn’t looking forward to a phone call, because I get very anxious when speaking on the phone to strangers, so I immediately e-mailed my stylist to request that we only communicate in writing. After everything I’d heard, I was sure they were going to write me off very quickly.
Thankfully, my stylist (Darby Stogner) was very sweet and understanding. She sent me a very long list of questions about myself and my style and in return I sent her a novel. Within 24 hours I had my first trunk preview waiting for me. Everything looked amazing. I knew I was allowed to remove items if I wanted, but I really didn’t want to! The fact that she was able to capture my feminine yet edgy style after only one e-mail conversation was astounding to me. In another 48 hours my trunk had shipped and was on it’s way to me 🙂
My trunk included 15 items. In this post I will include the stock image, an image of the item laid out flat, and an image of myself sporting the look. Feel free to pin these pictures, or use them as suggestions for your stylist. I would also love your feedback about style and fit on my figure! I wanted to love EVERYTHING she sent, but I think I need a little help deciding what to keep.
Without further ado..
Trunk #1
Topshop Crochet Layer Romper – $58
Dolce Vita ‘Peyton’ Wedge Sandal – $129.95

I really wanted to love this romper, but it was very see-through and very short. If I bent over there would have been trouble! I debated keeping it for a swimsuit cover up, but in the end I couldn’t justify it because I live in a landlocked area and I never ever go swimming. So sad, because Matt thought it was really cute. The shoes showed up in a different color than in the preview, which I was okay with. I think I like the brown better. Unfortunately they were a tiny bit too big. My heel kept coming up and then the wrap around part would tug at my ankle which was pretty uncomfortable.
Adelyn Rae Ruffle Crepe Popover Dress – $98
I wasn’t really a fan of this dress right out of the box, only because the color is SO bright! I’m not a huge fan of neons on my body. That, and my cleavage is really an area that I try my hardest to keep covered. This was just too much for me. Surprisingly, Matt loved this dress. When I say loved, I mean it was his favorite piece from the trunk. I just don’t know what to think! :/
Adelyn Rae Cutout Lace Fit & Flare Dress – $108
Gosh this one is hard. I really loved the minty color of this dress and I think the cut outs and the fit were really nice. However, the material was very stiff. I own a lot of dresses, and I’m not sure I can justify buying another one that I’m not absolutely in love with. Matt thought it was nice, but the stiffness of the material makes it bow a little bit in the armpits. If you know what I mean. What do you think?
Free People Lace Panel Denim Jacket – $148
cupcakes and cashmere ‘Swift’ Stripe Sheath Dress – $115
Sam Edelman ‘Susanna’ Wedge Sandal – $ 119.95
(Sigh) I can’t even begin to express how sad I was about this outfit. The dress had a lot of potential, but it was just a little too big and loose. Matt described it as a high-fashion potato sack. I really like the shoes, but the buckles are a little uncomfortable on my ankles. I might try them on again just to make sure I REALLY want to return them. They are just so cute! The jacket was the biggest disappointment. I thought I would love the delicate lace detail, but the denim was SO thick and SO heavy! I guess that’s okay though, because I didn’t really like the wash that much and it’s silly to try and overlook things like that.
Topshop ‘Florence’ Ruffle Top – $40
Paige Denim ‘Transcend – Verdugo’ Ankle Ultra Skinny Jeans Soft Pink – $189
This outfit was so much fun! I love the off-shoulder top. I wasn’t sure about it at first, because it is a little short and I usually like tops to be long enough to cover my butt, but Matt told me I HAVE to buy it. Can’t argue with those results! This was my first pair of Paige denim and oh my god! Do I have to take them off!? SO soft and comfortable! I love the delicate pink color.
Topshop Twist Front Top – $30
I apologize for the lighting from here on out. I work night shift and sleep in the day, so the chances that I’ll ever have beautiful outdoors modeling pictures is slim to none (I’m coming to terms with it). This top was cute, but pretty see through. I felt like I had OCD, because I kept trying to flatten the shirt out. It’s a cute detail, just not for me.
Joie ‘Casita’ Cotton Lace Tank – $178
I really wanted to love this top, but when I took it out of the trunk and held it up it looked like it could fit two of me inside of it! I thought, maybe that’s just the style and it will be really flowy and pretty. But, alas, it was not so. Even in an XS this shirt was very large on me. There wasn’t any getting around it. Not to mention it was very see through, which isn’t even that big of an offense in my book because I wear camis under everything.
Two by Vince Camuto Ombre V-Neck Linen Tee – $59
This was a really soft and fun tee-shirt, but in the end that’s all it really was: a tee-shirt. I just couldn’t justify sending that kind of money on a basic piece
Joie ‘Galaxite’ Silk Top – $198
This was a fun shirt, but very.. thin? I’m not sure how to describe it. It felt like if I moved the wrong way it would tear. That’s a lot of stressing over one shirt.
Pleione Split Neck Top – $48
This shirt was a really pretty color, and so soft! Unfortunately it was also too big on me and just made me look shapeless and boxy. Is there any chance Trunk Club carries XXS? Wishful thinking? 🙁
Equipment ‘Mila’ Sleeveless Silk Top – $218
Last but not least.. Holy wow was this shirt expensive. Very pretty. VERY soft. But too big. AGAIN. UGH. I’m so frustrated that none of it fit me, because even with Stitch Fix their more flowy tops fit like a dream in an XS. I guess I don’t have any choice but to ask for more form fitting clothes. Oh well, pity party over!
So that’s that! I’m probably keeping 2/15 pieces unless you can convince me otherwise. I can’t wait to receive my next trunk. Darby has already contacted me about sending a follow up trunk. Exciting!
If you like what you’ve seen here and would like to try out my stylist for yourself you can use my referral link: https://www.trunkclub.com/my/invite/FY57D7
Until next time!
– Tia 🙂
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