Trunk Club Women - My First Winter Trunk

Trunk Club Review | white mockneck sweater

Happy holiday weekend, friends! I had my first Trunk Club Trunk delivered this week and so many of you expressed an interest in seeing a roundup of what I received, so I wanted to get a post up here for you to reference and thought I’d start with a few FAQ’s before diving into the pieces.

What is Trunk Club?

Trunk Club is a Nordstrom-owned styling service for men and women. You are paired up with a Stylist and are able to request a Trunk when you need one or setup automatic deliveries—monthly, quarterly, etc.

How does Trunk Club work?

When you sign up, you fill out a Style Profile so your Stylist is able to get an idea of your style and what you’re looking for. You’re able to chat with your Stylist throughout the process and review your Trunk before it ships. You then have 5 days after you receive your Trunk to try everything on, keep what you want and send back what you don’t. You can schedule a pickup for your Trunk or drop your Trunk off at a UPS or Nordstrom location.

Is there a fee?

There is a $25 styling fee which is credited towards any purchase but this fee is waived if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder.

Do you have a referral code?

Unfortunately, I do not have a referral code but you can use my referral link.

Who is your Stylist?

My Trunk Club Stylist is Lauren Wenstrup. and if you use my referral link, you will be paired up with her.

Many of you may know I used to work for Stitch Fix, which is a similar service. I wanted to try Trunk Club because I already shop heavily at Nordstrom and know and love the brands they carry—the same brands I’ll see in my Trunks, while discovering new ones. I’m in the process of really curating a classic wardrobe I can rely on. I’m truly trying to shop LESS. So, I’m requesting wardrobe staples in each Trunk—every two months— while letting a Stylist help get me out of my box just enough.

My First Trunk Club Trunk

Madewell Sweater | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

My first favorite piece is this Madewell sweater. I asked my Stylist for mock neck styles and she delivered. This one is a great weight and works well both tucked and untucked. It comes in a few colors and I’m wearing an XS. Fit is TTS.

I have it tucked into these Levi’s 501 jeans which you guys know I love. These seem to be a bit stretchier than the light wash, true-denim pair I always wear. I size up to a 26 in those but these fit great in the 25. I also love the raw hem detailing. I thought these were black at first but think they may actually be a really dark, inky blue—FYI.

I also asked my Stylist for everyday booties and these Marc Fisher booties were one of the two pairs she included—I LOVE them! They’re a great low heel for everyday wear but have a pointy toe and just enough edge to dress them up for night, as well. These might run a bit big. I’m normally between an 8 and 8.5. My Stylist sent the 8.5 but I will probably exchange to try the size 8.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Madewell Sweater | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

I swapped out the white sweater for this Madewell cashmere mockneck next, which is a thinner material that feels lightweight, yet warm, and is really effortless. It’s slightly cropped but still easy to tuck. I think this golden tone may be sold out but it comes in a few colors and is definitely a cool and classic staple. I’m in an XS.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Twill Blazer | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

I’ve been really into blazers lately, which I told my Stylist. She added this twill double breasted blazer and I absolutely adore the fit. It’s a slightly higher price point but the quality is there and I can see this working well for both work and play. I’d probably wear it more casually with light wash jeans and sneakers. I am wearing the size 0.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Madewell Wrap Top | Levi’s Jeans —also available HERE

I’m always looking for tops that I can dress up for dinner or an evening out—especially in these cooler months. I don’t know about you but my long-sleeve, dressy blouse collection is definitely lacking. I love the fall/winter twist on floral this Madewell Wrap Top has. I’m wearing the XXS and I’m normally an XS so I’m this runs slightly big.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

I would probably wear this with a faux leather moto jacket for night time or even a cardigan for something more casual for daytime.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Leith Cardigan | Marc Fisher Booties

This Leith cardigan is also a Trunk Club piece and it is beyond soft! This is for sure a keeper and I may have to grab it in a few other colors it comes in—I know it’s currently on sale! It’s so soft and not at all itchy. I’m in the XXS and am 5’6” for reference.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Steve Madden Ankle Boots

The second pair of booties I received were these Steve Madden Chelsea boots. I honestly thought I might return them—I have so many brown ankle boots that somehow go unworn. But these are SO good and are somehow just what I was missing. I love the height, color, comfort factor—everything. I am always consistently an 8.5 in Steve Madden and these are tts. They’re also an AMAZING price at $99. 95 and come in several colors.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com
My First Trunk Club Trunk | girlmeetsgold.com

Madison & Berkely Midi Dress

This sweet floral midi dress was included in my Trunk and it’s such a fun, unique and feminine piece. I can see this working in fall and winter with booties and a wool coat, trench coat or moto jacket—or even for a winter wedding! I’m in an XS and I needed a bit of help zipping it, so if you’re in between sizes—size up!

In an effort to get this post up, I didn’t have a chance to share all 12 pieces in my Trunk but figured I’d start with my favorites. So far, I’m so happy with the process and what I received and I definitely plan to continue in the hopes to add some great new pieces to my collection. You can find out more and get your own trunk HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions at all and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

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All Black Outfit with Brown Faux Fur

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There’s something about an all-black outfit that makes anyone look instantly cool. I swear. I love the edgy vibe black distressed denim adds to any outfit and there’s something so sleek and effortless about pairing black with even more black. When I used to work for Stitch Fix, one of the biggest misconceptions I heard from Clients was that you can’t pair black with brown or navy—and that couldn’t be further from the truth!

I personally love the way black pairs with brown and this BlankNYC faux fur coat (currently back in stock HERE!) gives this all-black outfit a dose of needed warmth—not to mention a luxe touch. I really love how this faux fur style can so easily go from casual to dressy. You can see another holiday look wearing it with white lace in my post HERE. This jacket has been in and out of stock in the brown, so I made sure to link a few more styles below. It does also come in a few more in-stock color options like the prettiest winter white! FYI, I have the size XS.

I’ve also been loving these Madewell jeans in this washed black color. Madewell truly makes great denim you can live in—stretchy, comfy and flattering. I am typically in between a 25 and 26 and always wear a 25 in Madewell jeans.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Last-Minute Luxe Holiday Gifts for Her Under $100!

I can’t believe we’re almost to Christmas. If you’re currently in a panic still searching for the perfect gift, I wanted to share a few last-minute gift ideas for her. These are luxe things that any woman is sure to love, whether it’s your mom, sister, friend, mother in-law—or even yourself! I made sure to keep it under $100 but I’m positive these pieces will seem much more luxurious—and like you didn’t wait until the very last minute. So many retailers are offering free shipping with a guarantee to arrive by Christmas, so be sure to take a look today or tomorrow!

A few standouts on the list?

  1. Cozy Cashmere - Give the gift of something ultra cozy. This cashmere sweater by Everlane comes in so many gorgeous colors that are sure to impress this season. They also have a few more cashmere items like sweaters and a great scarf for under $100. I also adore the idea of slipping into a pair of cashmere slippers. Find a couple great pairs HERE and HERE.

  2. Something Silky - A silk pillowcase is a must-have for any woman. These are great for helping keep your hair frizz-free and benefit the skin too—less wrinkles!

  3. Something for the Travel Lover - Everlane actually has some great classic travel bags like this tote that are affordable yet high quality and I love the idea of this train case set. This Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is also perfect for the frequent flyer, providing much-needed hydration.

Luxe Gift Ideas for Her Under $100

The Perfect Holiday Bag You Need

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I’ve cracked the code to making any outfit look holiday-ready and it’s this little velvet and sequin clutch. Paired with sweaters in any color or as a way to take your work look from desk to holiday dinner, it’s the quickest way to festive attire and just adds the perfect finishing touch and sparkle for the season. I promise.

In this look, I added it to this & Other Stories bell sleeve sweater that can go from casual to dressy with ease. I love the deep green for the season and it instantly feels holiday-ready. Mock neck style sweaters are also a great staple that’s right on-trend. I know turtlenecks aren’t for everyone but a mock neck can bridge the gap to give off that chic and bundled look without sacrificing comfort—or feeling stuffy. Personally, I love having sweaters with just a little something extra and details like mock necks or bell sleeves give basic styles the perfect twist to elevate your holiday look. 

Of course, I tucked this sweater into my Levi’s Wedgie jeans that have been getting plenty of wear this season. I love how well they pair with booties and how chic they look with my M.Gemi Corsa boots underneath. These booties are sheer perfection, I swear. I have a hard time finding ankle boots that aren’t too high yet still have a bit of a heel, so they don’t feel frumpy. These are 2.15 inches and are really manageable. I love how they come up higher on the leg and look great with dresses, too. So far, they haven’t needed any breaking in period and are really comfortable for all-day wear. 

They’re definitely a splurge but you can get $60 off with code TYLER60 and I promise the quality is incredible. I’m in between sizes (8 and 8.5) and went with the size 39 which fits perfectly.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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White Lace Holiday Style with Faux Fur

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’Tis the season for holiday parties and if you’re anything like me—you almost never know what to wear. 😂I typically rely on some combination of jeans + a pretty blouse and if you’re a jeans gal, as well, that really never fails. 

Try giving your holiday look a fresh update this year with bright winter white in sheer lace. This Free People bodysuit is the prettiest combination of classic and feminine and just begs to be dressed up with a little holiday sparkle. For something a bit more subdued and edgy, it also comes in black!

I tucked it into my go-to Levi’s 501 jeans but this pairs perfectly with any of your favorite bottoms from denim to dress pants and mini skirts. Hello, cute New Year’s look with a sequin mini. 😍I love how it has a bit of natural looseness at the waist so it gives off that effortless tuck perfectly—without the work! It also has snaps and a thong so it’s seamless and doesn’t disrupt your, ahem, bathroom trips.

For an indoor party (or California winter temps), these Madewell Harper Mules are so perfect. Comfy, easy-to-wear and chic as can be.

Top off your look with festive faux fur—the faux part is most important. I love this one by BlankNYC and it comes in several great colors for the season. It honestly elevates any look in an instant but really looks great dressed up or down. For reference, I’m in the size x-small. 

Of course, you can’t go wrong with velvet or sequins and this little & Other Stories bag is sheer holiday perfection. The perfect arm candy to make a statement. 

I hope you’re all having a great holiday season and, as always, thank you so much for reading!

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Gift Guide Under $50 | For Hostess, White Elephant or Home

Happy December, friends! In continuing my holiday gift guide series, I’m sharing some great finds under $50 that would make a fun and festive gift for the hostess, a white elephant party or even just a fun themed gift for the home. Happy shopping and have a wonderful holiday season!

ONE - A copper coffee mug perfect for on-the-go! I’m obsessed with copper anything and I love how these mugs come with a lid for your morning commute. This would be a cute gift with a Starbucks cup or hot cocoa kit!

TWO - These felt ornaments are classic as can be and are currently on sale for $4. These would be so cute tied around a gift bag or as a finishing, holiday touch on a pair of fuzzy slippers, dish towels or a soft blanket.

THREE - I really love the vintage look on these coupe glasses. Perfect for anyone who loves craft cocktails, gin martinis or as an addition to a bar cart. These would be great on their own or with a mini cocktail recipe book like this one.

FOUR - Because a festive candle can do no wrong this holiday season.

FIVE - Add a bottle of wine to this decanter for the perfect hostess gift!

SIX - Or skip the decanter and just give your wine bottle a little festive cheer with this ‘cheers’ wine bag.

SEVEN - This ‘cheers’ weight is another great, festive gift for a bar cart enthusiast.

EIGHT - I adore the amethyst stone on this wine stopper, which is definitely a show stopper!

NINE - How cute is this hot cocoa kit? This would be fun for a white elephant gift, teacher gift—really anyone on your list!

TEN - This cheese platter has the prettiest copper stripe detailing and is a great gift for the hostess—just bring over your favorite cheese & crackers and they get to keep the platter!

ELEVEN - This “Host” cookbook is perfectly fitting for a hostess gift or to pick up for yourself this season.

TWELVE - This is the cutest spice jar and it would be perfect filled with fun tea bags, loose tea or, well spices I guess. 😂

THIRTEEN - Everyone loves snuggling up in cozy throws—especially during this season. These chunky knit blankets are so popular and can be pretty expensive. I found this one on Etsy and you can get it in tons of sizes and colors. The smallest size would be a great throw!

FOURTEEN - I had to include another platter because it’s the season of holiday parties and hosting loved ones and friends. The marble and copper on this one is so pretty.

FIFTEEN - A gift for the wine lover, this 11-bottle wine rack comes in a few metal tones and is such a cool statement piece.

In case you missed it, I also shared my “Classic Gift Guide for Me” on the blog and will have a couple more gift guides up this season! I hope you stop by again and, as always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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2018 Black Friday Sale Finds!

2018 Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you’re all enjoying time off, time with friends and family and maybe a little bit of Black Friday shopping. I wanted to share some favorite sale finds in a roundup here for you. You can also see my list of Black Friday sales in my post HERE.

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This has become one of my favorite outfit combinations and so many of these staples are on sale! See list below. You can see more of this look in my blog post HERE.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings size small - 20% off

Madewell Surplus Jacket size XS - On Sale + Extra 25% off with code DEALWITHIT

Nike Sneakers size 8 (I’m between 8 and 8.5 and always wear 8 in Nike) - not part of BF but still on sale for under $100!

Ray-Ban Sunglasses - 20% off

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I have a full post on this outfit you can see HERE. My Splendid Jogger pants and favorite Splendid thermal shirt are both 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY! I’m wearing an xs in the pants and a small in the shirt.

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I shared this outfit in this post the other day and absolutely adore this Free People pullover. It’s crazy soft and has a great lived-in, effortless feel. It’s currently 40% off! My jeans are also on sale at Levi’s for 40% off and are also included in the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale.

Black Friday Sweaters and Outerwear

Black Friday Jeans and Pants

Black Friday Shoes

Black Friday Bags and Accessories

Black Friday Beauty Deals

Let me know if there’s anything specific you’re looking for and happy shopping!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

2018 Black Friday Sale List!

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Happy Black Friday! I’m sharing details all of the very best sales in the list below. What are you shopping for this year?

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A few of my favorite things for the season are included in several sales, so I’ll start with those! In the photo above, you can get up to 40% off a few of these things I packed in my Thanksgiving weekend suitcase—including the suitcase!

Black Friday Sale Favorites

Madewell Mules - Up to 25% off at Shopbop and 25% off Madewell

Madewell Rollneck Sweater - 25% off at Madewell

BlankNYC Faux Fur Jacket - Buy More, Save More, Up to 25% off at Shopbop

Levi’s 501 Jeans - 40% off on the Levi’s Site with code INDIGO!

Levi’s Wedgie Jeans - 40% off on the Levi’s Site with code INDIGO!

Green Pullover Sweater - 20% off!

Velvet Bag - 20% off!

CALPACK Carry On - Buy More, Save More, Up to 25% off at Shopbop

Black Friday Sale Roundup

Fashion & Accessories + Multi-Retailers:

& Other Stories - 20% off site wide!

7 For all Mankind - 30% off full price with code EARLY30 at checkout. Ends 11/21

Abercrombie & Fitch - 50% off entire store + free shipping!

Amazon - New deals live daily until 25 November! 

Ann Taylor - Free shipping + 40% off everything with code SHOPEARLY

Anthropologie - 30% off everything!

ASOS - 25% off everything with code EPIC25

BaubleBar - $10+ Door busters, 30% off personalized and up to 65% off gift sets.

Bloomingdale’s - Save 30% on select styles. Ends 11/28

Dolce Vita - Extra 30% off sale with code BLKFRI30

Etsy - Up to 60% off in the Cyber Week sale

Express -  50% off everything + free shipping

Gap - 50% off everything + free shipping with code BLKFRIDAY

J.Crew - Get 40% off your purchase with code TOGETHER

J.Crew Factory - 40%-50% off site wide with code ADD2CART

Kay Jewelers - Earn $100 in rewards every $300 spent online and in-stores. Ends 12/24 

Kendra Scott - Yellow Friday Sale! Buy more, save more. 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+. Ends 11/26

Levi’s - Get 40% Off site wide, Plus Free Shipping with code INDIGO. Ends 11/26

LOFT - 40% off with code BESTWEEK

Lord and Taylor - 20% off your purchase of $200 or more with code BONUS

Macy's - Extra 20% off with select departments with code SCORE or $10 off $25+ purchase off select departments with code SCOREMORE

Madewell - 25% off purchase with code DEALWITHIT

M.Gemi - 25% off

Missguided - 50% site wide with code USEME

Nasty Gal - 60% off EVERYTHING!

Neiman Marcus - $50 off $200 with code THANKFUL

Nordstrom - Up to 60% off!

Old Navy - 40% off almost everything

Ray-Ban - 20% off everything + 50% off select styles

Rebecca Minkoff - 25% off purchase of $100 or more with code THX25

Revolve - Up to 60% off

Sam Edelman - Extra 30% off almost everything with code SAMSGIVING2018

Shopbop - Spend more get more, up to 25% off with code MORE18

Splendid - 40% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY

Sole Society - Up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden - 20% off with code GIFT

TOPSHOP - Up to 50% off selected lines, with free standard worldwide delivery plus stackable 10% student discount!

Tory Burch - 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters - Urban Outfitters is featuring BOGO 50% off site wide. Ends 11/23

Vici - Spend more, earn more + 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY30

Beauty:

Beauty Bay - Up to 30% off site wide

QVC - $10 off your first order with code TEN4U. Ends 12/3 

Ulta - Get $3.50 off your $15 purchase. Ends 11/24 

T-3 Micro - 25% off site wide

Home:

Minted - 15% off holiday cards with code MERRY

Serena & Lily - Shop everything 20% off with code GATHER

Target - Get a 20% off coupon when you spend %50; furniture up to 40% off

The Home Depot - Save up to 70% off end of season furniture savings, select décor and bedding essentials

West Elm - Buy More, Save More, up to 30% with code SAVEMORE

World Market - 40% off ALL furniture + free shipping on $200 with code FURNDEAL

Happy shopping and, as always, thank you so much for reading! Keep an eye out for another roundup coming soon!

x Tyler

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