Let's talk about shopping at home. From the drive to the store to dressing room shenanigans, shopping with a toddler in tow is NOT ideal. I tried out and am sharing my full Trunk Club review………
Thank you to Trunk Club for collaborating on this post.
Ok, you guys know how much I HATE dragging Lydia clothes shopping. Honestly? We have so little free time together, that it just seems like a waste to take her jeans shopping with me. One of my big goals this year has been to find easy ways to make better use of our time. One of the things I've been trying out? At home styling services. These have changed my LIFE. Working with a professional stylist is amazing, and being able to try on clothes in the comfort of my own home? The best thing ever. Since I really try to only buy clothing pieces I love and pieces that I will get a ton of use out of, I love at home try on options because I can actually try new pieces with items I already own. My own rule of thumb? If I can't think of at least three ways or places to wear an item? It's going back.
A few of my friends have been raving about Trunk Club, and when I started seeing the stunning pieces of clothing they were wearing from their Trunk Club stylists…..I knew I had to give it a try.
The Trunk Club experience was TOTALLY different than any other home styling service I've tried. Why? It REALLY focused on my relationship with my stylist. After setting up my account, connecting my pinterest boards (so that she could see my style), and filling out style profile questions…..I was a little shocked when my phone rang. It was Julianne, my stylist. Yes, I talked to her (for about 30 minutes)….a real, live. in person conversation. She asked me a million questions, and I felt like she got a GREAT sense of my lifestyle and fashion preferences. A couple hours later, I got an email…..my Trunk was ready! And as Julianne had promised, I could preview the whole thing. Why was this helpful? I could remove items, give feedback and ask for alternates ALL BEFORE IT SHIPPED. This really allowed me to feel confident that I was receiving items I could use.
So what comes in a Trunk Club trunk? I got TEN items, all within the price range I specified. And the best part? I have an ongoing relationship with my stylist now…..I can message her even in between Trunk Club shipments to ask for styling tips or feedback on how to wear a piece!
BaubleBar Seaglass Bib Necklace ($68): I loved loved loved this necklace, but honestly? I have so many statement necklaces…..I just couldn't justify another one.
DL1961 Matgaux Instascuply Ankle Skinny Jeans Canyon ($168, size 30): THE BEST JEANS ever. While I own a couple pairs of great fitting distressed and ripped jeans, I've been on the search for a darker denim pair. And these? Fit like a dream. I kept them, and I've already worn them three times in a week (and I'm not ashamed to admit it).
Splendid Floral Off the Shoulder Blouse ($128, size medium): I loved the print on this blouse. The colors were stunning……but it was cut a little too high in the hips for me.
Cole Haan Grandpro Tennis Sneaker ($130): These sneakers. They're SO cute and comfortable in person. If they'd come in another color, I would have kept them. I own three pairs of white and off white sneakers……..
Vince Camuto Mixed Media Top ($54, size medium): I loved this tank top. LOVED IT. In fact, I'm still not sure if I made the right choice sending it back. The cut was stunning, and the fabric was SUPER soft. I just own a couple other tops in the exact same color…..and felt like it was silly to keep another one.
Vince Camuto Cuffed Shorts ($74, size 10): I loved these shorts. They fit like a dream, but I own a VERY similar pair. In another color? I would have kept them with no hesitation.
Leith Stretch Knit Midi Dress ($69, size medium): Arg. This dress fit like a dream (and even made me feel a little like Marilyn Monroe)…..but a white dress? It would last about 2.5 seconds in my life. I did ask for it another color in an upcoming trunk!
BLANKNYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket ($188, size medium): The color of this jacket was absolutely stunning in person. I loved it. It was a little heavy, and I just didn't see wearing it a ton in the warm LA spring and summer that we're bound to have.
1.State Print Culotte Jumpsuit ($129, size medium): OBSESSED. That's the only word I can use to describe this adorable jumpsuit. It fits like a dream, and is PERFECT for summer. Ironically, it was one of the items I wasn't totally sold on when I previewed online….but I'm sure glad we kept it in!
Joie Cyntia Linen Pants ($168, size medium): In theory, I loved these pants. Linen joggers? PERFECT for summer play dates and trips to the park. But they just didn't fit quite right.