Sunday, October 31, 2021

nordstrom trunk club: october 2021

I have been looking forward to my newest Trunk Club for weeks! First of all, I just love getting things in the mail, so that's always fun, but I love the combination of having someone pick some clothes out for me, letting me have a say in what I actually want, and then getting a few more surprises! I've been wearing my items from last month a ton, with the Barbour coat being worn almost daily. This month I asked for a few more cooler weather work tops, as well as some jeans. Here's what I got!

Textured Petal Sleeve Top CASLON®
The first item I tried was this Calson textured top. While we are going into the colder weather, I liked this top enough to keep it for the spring. I think it'll look so cute with some navy slacks and textured loafers. It's somewhat see through, so you'll definitely want to wear a layering piece underneath. I don't love the open petal sleeve portion when it falls down, but a small stitch will keep it in place. I'm wearing a size large here. If you're interested, it's also currently on sale for under $30! I almost love the tan color even more. 

Now for some tops I did not like. I could not like this tie neck shirt less. It was way too big, the fabric was kind of itchy, the neck tie was large and in the way, and the pattern was not my style. While I love a pussybow shirt, this was not it. 
I wanted to like this Vince Camuto top, but it was oversized in all the wrong places for me. It had too much fabric around the bottom, the tie portion was awkward, and the sleeves had too much fabric around the elastic part. This is why I like Trunk Club though - it makes me try things that I wouldn't normally, and while this one isn't a keeper, there may be ones that are. 
Cross Front Blouse HALOGEN®
I feel this Halogen top was put into my trunk by mistake because I said I didn't want anything orange and this is very orange...and just overall not good. Looking online, there are so many better colors/patterns, so I'm bummed to get this one. The fit is off though too - while I can appreciate the look that this is trying to achieve, the hanging fabric in the front was pretty unflattering. This was the biggest miss of the trunk :/

Rib Cotton Henley LUCKY BRAND
I think this Lucky henley was added for some weekend wear attire but I learned years ago that while I like the look on others, the henley material and cut is not flattering on me, so this was a quick pass. 

Donegal Bowden Coziest Yarn Henley Sweater MADEWELL

I wish I had taken a picture of me wearing this Madewell sweater with jeans because it's so cute tucked into jeans and a cognac belt. I'm wearing a size large here, and it's the perfect juuuuuust slightly oversized without getting lost in it. I'm keeping it and plan on wearing it all winter. 

I received 3 parts of pants/jeans in this trunk. The first pair of jeans were AG skinny jeans. These are nice jeans - I've always wanted to try AG jeans, and these felt so nice. They were supportive in the belly area, long enough on me, and just overall fit nice (and true to size). But I have enough dark skinny jeans in my closet that I don't currently need this pair, so they are going back. This style also comes in black though, which I would like a new pair of, so I may end up ordering them instead. 
I can't say that I would purposely go out and buy these Spanx leggings, but when they showed up at my house for me to try on...well, now I'm a believer. This puppies are amazing. They are Spanx, so of course they help support everything, but they also aren't falling down all day long. They are pretty high waisted, which I prefer for my leggings any way. They are pricy, for sure, so hopefully they go on sale occasionally. I'm wearing a large, and the fit true to size. 

I have honestly wanted to try Good American jeans for a while because I've heard good things, so I was pretty excited to try this pair of jeans on. Unfortunately, this is a style that I would need in tall sizing. While they are meant to be cropped, these are like...too short to be cropped on me. You can also see that the distressing on the knee hits me above the knee, which just looks silly. The fabric was very nice though, and I'm definitely hoping to try other pairs in the future. These ones just didn't work for me. 

The last item in my trunk was a pair of Marc Fisher booties that are honestly beautiful, but in zero wants practical for my life or something I would ever wear. If I was a heeled bootie kind of girl, I would be all about these, but I don't wear heels and so they just don't make sense for me. So pretty though! 

So in the end, I'm keeping the leggings, the blue blouse, and the Madewell sweater!  I'm already excited to see what comes next month :)

If you are interested in getting your own trunk, you can use this code to get $50 off your first trunk purchase (I also get $50, so thank you!!) If you have a Nordstrom card, you also get the $25 styling fee waived, so it's a free service to try! Would love to hear what you've thought so far if you've tried it.