For this July 2020 Trunk Club Review, I requested casual, pretty, weekend wear that would be comfortable while staying home. See every item that I received, get all the details on how Trunk Club works, and get a $50 credit on your account when you sign up!
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I used to review those shipments on my primary blog, Delicious Little Bites, but those reviews don’t really fit into a food blog, hence the main reason that Sweet Honey Life was born.
I ordered my first trunk in a long time last month. Currently, I have a credit on my account that I need to use up, because I have heard that they now limit how long you have to use it.
My previous stylist always did a great job with trying to meet my requests and sending a variety of items. I usually struggle with fit, but as I left feedback for items that haven’t worked, it seemed that she really caught on to when to size up or down for me.
Now it seems that Trunk Club no longer assigns a specific stylist to you. You pretty much get who you get and you have no idea who they are because they don’t even put their name at the bottom of the note any longer either.
Knowing this, I made sure to include a note with specific details of what I was looking for. I asked for short sleeve tops that I could easily pair with a variety of bottoms and weekend wear, since we rarely leave the house at the moment.
Before I get into all of the items that I received for this July 2020 Trunk Club Review, let me first explain what Trunk Club is all about for those who might not be familiar with the service.
If you are already in the know, go ahead and jump to the June 2020 Trunk Club Review heading.
What is Trunk Club?
Trunk Club is a clothing subscription by Nordstrom.
When you sign up, you will need to fill out a style profile that includes questions about what you like and don’t like. You can also set a price range. Because this is Nordstrom, the price range is moderate to high. You won’t really find budget clothing here.
All of the clothing is of good to excellent quality and the same items you will find in-store or online at Nordstrom.
Trunk Club sends around 10 items per trunk. You get to preview the chosen items before the trunk ships. If there are items you really don’t like, you can decline them. You can then request new items be added before shipping, or just having what’s left shipped.
They also give you some options for add-ons now too. These are additional items that you can add, but are pretty limited.
A unique feature of Trunk Club is that you can request not only clothing and accessories, but intimates, pajamas, and swim suits as well!
Why Order from Trunk Club Instead of Shopping In Store or Online?
The main reason to use Trunk Club is that it saves you time. Sorting through hundreds or thousands of items online is super time consuming. It’s even more time consuming to go in-store, especially if you’re working and have kids etc.
You can request specific types of items and leave a details message as to exactly what you are looking for. After the items are choose, they withh give you outfit recommendations for those items, as well as how to pair them with past items that you have purchased.
They always pick out items that I’d never choose for myself which is part of the fun. I’m always surprised by what I end up loving.
What To Do When Your Trunk Arrives
Once your trunk arrives, simply unpack it and try everything on.
If you don’t like an item, place it back in the trunk. They aren’t super concerned with how well you repack it. I always try to put the clothing back in it’s specific bag though.
Set aside what you love and want to keep, then return what you don’t. You can also exchange items for different colors and/or sizes which is one of my favorite features of Trunk Club.
After you decide what you want to keep, go into your account online and check-out. Make sure to be specific about why you kept or returned at item. It helps them to know your style and choose more fitting items for you in future trunks.
How Do You Return The Items You Don’t Want?
Trunk Club supplies you with a return label and 2 pieces of tape so that you can return everything in the same box that you received it in.
You can even request a UPS pick up date right from the website.
How Much Does Trunk Club Cost?
When you request your trunk, you can expect to be charged a $25 styling fee. This fee is credited towards anything that you purchase. A styling fee is pretty common for clothing subscriptions like this.
You should also know that you don’t have to subscribe to regular trunks. While you can set up a regular interval, you can also just order a trunk whenever you want.
The cost of the items you may receive varies greatly. With Nordstrom, the prices are generally in the moderate to high range.
Remember, you set your price ranges in the survey and can also reiterate to your stylist what prices you are comfortable paying.
Be aware that there is no discount for keeping a certain amount of items like with Stitch Fix, but if an item goes on sale before you check out, they do give you the reduced price. This has happened with every trunk I’ve ordered, so far.
Now that we have all that down, let’s get to the items I received.
July 2020 Trunk Club Review
Adidas Sleek Leather Sneaker ($80.00)
I have a feeling these were sent because I liked the Adidas in the Trunk Club box that I got in June that were too big.
These fit much better, but still felt a bit too big. It’s so close that I am not sure if sizing down would fit better or be too tight. I’m also worried they may stretch with wear and be too loose.
I decided to return these, solely based on fit. They would be perfect with so many outfits, though. I really just need to try them on in person, I guess.
Verdict: returned, but may try them again in person.
Topshop Roll Hem Mom Demin Shorts ($58.00 – on sale for $43.50)
The term “mom jeans” isn’t my favorite. I am part of the generation that wore low rise jeans (not that I ever would now) and turned our noses up at the idea of mom jeans.
These are actually really high rise, especially so on me because I feel like my natural waist is higher than average. I suppose that means I have longer legs.
I have been on the fence about these. As much as I would prefer a natural rise, I do like these. They are a bit tight around the waist, but they might stretch with wear or fit better soon, as I am continuing to lose weight.
Ultimately, I decided to return them. I have a couple of pairs of rolled cuff denim shorts and when it came down to it, I just don’t need another pair.
Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt ($25.00 – on sale for $10.00, then marked down to $7.50)
This top is exactly what I was looking for. A little looser fitting top with sleeves that I could wear with a variety of bottoms.
Yes, it’s a pretty basic t-shirt, but I love the color and the fit. And, who can say no when the price is only $7.50 (at the time I checked out).
I only wish that I could add the other color available, as well – it’s a pretty rust color.
Madewell Highpoint Tank Dress ($69.50)
Once again, I didn’t think I would like this dress when I saw my trunk preview. It looks kind of plain and not like something you can really accessorize.
As it turns out, I like it. It’s a comfortable, loose fit and a great length for me. It looks really cute with white sneakers so it’s more of a casual cute outfit.
I was only hesitant about this dress due to the cost. I would definitely buy it, if it was on sale. Ultimately, I decided to return it, and I’m hoping I don’t regret it.
Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee ($19.50)
This is another basic t-shirt in a muted green color that I just love.
I haven’t bought v-neck tees in forever, but used to love them. This shirt is a perfect reminder as to why I always liked them. It’s a great fit, great color, and I can wear it with so many different bottoms.
Free People Getaway With Me Tunic Top ($108.00)
When checking out my Trunk preview, I did not love the color of this or the price. But, I love Free People and I usually find that when I try something on from the brand, I end up really liking it.
Not the case here. The color was the least of dislikes.
This top is huge. It almost covered the shorts completely and there’s so much material that a partial tuck looked a bit silly. It’s too short to work as a dress, so you’d have to wear shorts or pants under it.
The v-neck also dips incredibly low leaving my bra partially exposed, even when not bending over – not a good look for a mom.
And, the price is just way too high.
Hallogen Flutter Sleeve Tee ($39.00)
This is really cute, but I didn’t love it when I saw it in my box preview. I’m not sure why, but the sleeves aren’t my favorite.
When I took it out of the packaging, I fell in love with how soft it was. I immediately hoped it would be a good fit.
Sadly, it’s not. It it tight around the mid-section which is where I prefer tops have a bit looser fit. While cute, it’s not for me.
Zella Live In Jogger Pants ($59.00)
I wasn’t too excited to see black joggers in my preview, but decided to try them anyway. Black legging are a staple for me, so maybe another pair of black sweats wouldn’t hurt.
While the fabric of these pants is so soft and amazing, I feel like they were too baggy on me for joggers.
And, I ultimately decided that right now, between what I already own and my Ellie subscription, I didn’t need anymore new activewear.
Top Shop Animal Print Bias Cut Maxi Skirt ($68.00)
I passed on the skirt that was sent last month, but decided to give this one a try, even though the print and overall style isn’t really me. I try to keep an open mind that something I might not like on a computer screen or hanger might actually look good on.
Well, that’s not the case with this skirt. Of all the items in the box, this one looked the worst on me.
It has a very thin, elastic band and the material is super thin. Overall it just felt cheap (and it’s not!) and did nothing to flatter my body, at all.
Madewell Tank Bodysuit ($39.50)
I was hesitant to have this sent, but figured why not just try it. I’ve never worn a body suit that I can remember.
When I pulled this out of the box, I thought for sure there was no way I was going to fit into this. And, I didn’t love the thong design.
It actually fit perfectly. It’s a stretchy, soft material and not sheer at all. It’s more comfortable than I expected it to be. And I kind of like it.
The only thing holding me back is feeling a little self-conscious about how I look in it at the moment, however I could wear it for layering and see how I feel about it as I continue to work on my health and fitness.
After going back and forth, I decided that I’m just not comfortable enough it at this time. I don’t want to buy something that will quite possibly go unworn.
If I ever decide to buy a bodysuit, this would be the one, though!
Spanx Undie-tectable Lace Hi-Hipster Panties ($24.00)
I decided to try these thinking that they were more to hold everything in and smooth is out. Turns out, these are just for smoothing. They call it “second skin.”
I didn’t think I’d be able to get them on, but I did, no problem.
The band does roll, unfortunately. And even more unfortunately, I ripped the tags off while taking off the jean shorts so I’m stuck with them.
It’s not that I won’t get use out of them, it’s just that they weren’t exactly what I thought they were.
Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet ($50.00)
This bag looked really cute on the website so I added it to my trunk, since I don’t have a black bag that I love.
When I opened it, I knew right away that I wasn’t going to keep it. It smells weird and looks cheap to me.
It’s also huge, and while a big bag has it’s perks, I find that it just means everyone will ask me to put their stuff in it and I end up hauling a suitcase around on one shoulder all day.
Madewell Acetate Rectangle Barrette ($12.50, on sale for $5.24)
This was also an option to add to the bag. I thought it looked really summery and that I could use it to twist up my hair in on hot days.
It’s much smaller than I expected it to be, but still really pretty and summery. I decided to keep it, even though I’ll probably only be able to get half my hair up with it.
Overall, I felt this trunk was a mix of what I asked for, and some random additional pieces. I should note that there were 3-4 items I requested not be sent because they were so far off from my style I knew they would be definite “nos.”
Fit wasn’t as much of an issue as it’s been in the past, so I was happy about that. I feel that my request for weekend wear was mostly met this time.
This month, I found 2 tops that I’ll wear all the time, a cute barrette, and few other pieces that surprised me by how much I liked them.
I really do love Trunk Club. The quality of the clothing and the convenience are all huge benefits of this service.
Because I didn’t keep that much, and still have a small amount left on my credit, I will order another trunk for early August, then I’ll probably hold off until fall.
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