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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Shop the Trunk

Casual Glam NYE Outfit: Metallic Skirt and Off-Shoulder Sweater

Shop the Look Below. Sweater:  Missguided . Skirt: Nordstrom Rack—old. (similar  here ). Necklace:  Brielle Designs  c/o. Bag: ASOS (old). 

Shop the Look Below. Sweater: Missguided. Skirt: Nordstrom Rack—old. (similar here). Necklace: Brielle Designs c/o. Bag: ASOS (old). 

This has become my go-to last minute New Year's Eve look. Ultra casual and comfy yet glam is always a winning combination for NYE in my book. I honestly threw this on so quickly and only snapped a few pics for a quick blog post. I don't know if anyone remembers but I bought this exact skirt from Nordstrom Rack just days before New Year's a couple years back and wore something very similar. I swear it's just easy! Metallic skirt, your comfiest sweater and done. You could also do a plain pencil skirt with a sequin or metallic top! I paired this with black booties for comfort but you could easily dress it up even more with strappy heels. 

Happy New Year!

x Tyler

Holiday and NYE Options

Dress Rack at  Anthropologie

Dress Rack at Anthropologie

To say 2016 flew by would still be an understatement. I mean, it really zoomed. I'm not even 100% sure what I'm doing for New Year's Eve yet this year, but I'm planning on snagging some sort of snazzy sequin (or velvet) number to have on-hand for the occasion. Last year was fairly mellow with bar-hopping in San Francisco, but I still wore a sequin tee! I found a couple similar ones this year from ASOS and J.Crew Factory. I also found a TON of amazing dresses—the kind that make me want to actually dress up. I'm just slightly obsessed with sequin dresses and velvet and rounding up all of my faves below. 



Happy holidays! x Tyler

Camel Coat and Olive Bag

Shop the Look Below. Coat:  Missguided . Sweater:  Nordstrom . Jeans:  Old Navy . Similar  here . Bag:  ASOS . Shoes:  Steve Madden . Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban . Photos by  Shefali Parekh Photography

Shop the Look Below. Coat: Missguided. Sweater: Nordstrom. Jeans: Old Navy. Similar here. Bag: ASOS. Shoes: Steve Madden. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. Photos by Shefali Parekh Photography

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Everyone needs a camel sweater. Everyone. I love the light tan tone of this Trouvé sweater from Nordstrom. I wish I snapped a pic without the coat, but it's actually an asymmetrical hem and oh-so-perfect. It also comes in at least 7 other colors, including burgundy. I'm wearing an XXS.

I topped it with this duster coat from Missguided, which is perfect for this California fall. It's faux wool, so has the look of wool without quite as much insulation. But don't get me wrong—it's still warm. It just feels a bit more lightweight and wearable for California fall to winter temps. Almost like a "coatigan." 

These light neutrals paired with white denim is one of my favorite fall color combos, but I love this sweater with denim in any color, including black and olive! Instead, my pop was this olive crossbody from ASOS. It's a steal at $38 and I love the shape and silhouette. 

x Tyler


Holiday Outfit Inspo

Shop all styles below

Shop all styles below

'Tis the season for holiday glitz, glam and sparkle. I'm rounding up some of my favorite statement pieces for the holidays. If you haven't noticed—velvet is everywhere this season and it's one trend I'm leaning on for the holiday season. I snagged this velvet tee that I'm thinking of wearing with my go-to dark denim for Thanksgiving. I usually go for comfort, but I think it will be the perfect balance between comfort and glam. I'm also loving this velvet wrap blouse and this velvet off-shoulder (both in burgundy) as fun and unique options.

I did also add in some cozy sweaters that would be perfect with your favorite dark wash skinnies or even coated leggings. Honestly, cozy can be just as perfect for the holidays and you can always dress your sweaters up with a sparkly statement piece or a plaid scarf. How cute is this fringed sweater? I'm actually thinking this cream side-zip sweater might be my cozy Christmas go-to. 

Happy holidays!

x Tyler