An Afternoon at Trunk Club

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out Trunk Club Women’s and it was so much fun. My husband has used the company’s service before (it started as a men’s outfitter) so when it was my turn I was more than excited. I made an appointment with a stylist in Dallas and she asked me a few questions about sizes, brands I liked and what I was looking for. Then I just popped in and started trying on all of the pieces she had curated for me based on my style.

Finding a stylist with Trunk Club by Kendi Everyday

Finding a stylist with Trunk Club by Kendi Everyday

It’s like the best case scenario of shopping without the task of finding your own things and you get free champagne and you don’t have to wait in line for a dressing room. And the space is gorgeous. I wanted to know how much to rent out for the rest of the time when they weren’t there to live there. They sadly never got back to me on that.

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The thing that I like the best is that I tried a lot of things that I wouldn’t necessarily pick up for myself, but realized that I loved them. I think sometimes we can get stuck in our style ways, so it’s nice to have someone curate and find items for you from a different point of view. (I loved the APC dress above, but we sadly parted ways. She will always have a place in my heart. I’m glad we got to spend those 2 hours together.) Plus it’s nice to try on things that I sometimes don’t want to try on. I am so used to going for the shapes and silhouettes that I know work that sometimes I just skip those that I *think* won’t work without even giving them a chance. (This is how I ended up with those cropped flares, by the way.)  It’s a nice way to find new styles to try out and have someone give you honest feedback of yes, it works or honey, move on.

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Fun fact: Haley, my stylist, was one of our employees at our first shop! So I like to think she’s had good training 😉

If you are interested in trying Trunk Club Women’s, I have a few tips for your first styling session. (Or you can always do it by mail with free shipping — your dedicated stylist will chat you on the phone or email and then ship you things they think would work! It’s absolutely the easiest way to shop.)

  1. Be honest with your sizes. This one is straight from the stylists’ mouths, especially if you are going to do a home try-on. Always give your stylist a good idea of what size you are in your favorite brands or pieces. Since a lot of brands differ from store to store, it’s hard to know exactly what size you are, so measurements are always helpful as well.
  2. Be open to new styles. Even I struggle with letting someone tell me that a new look or style works on me, just because I’m not used to it yet. You don’t have to purchase the new to you styles or silhouettes, but give them a try on to see what does work and what doesn’t. I’m always surprised when I find something new that I didn’t know I could wear.
  3. Be prepared! Now I feel like this is a must any time you go shopping, but definitely have a budget ready and a game plan of what you need for your closet right now. Let your stylist know up front, too. It might be nice to try on other things for future purchases, but if you go in knowing what you can spend and what you need, you’ll be happiest with your purchases. Do what’s best for you and your closet.

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Special thanks to Trunk Club Women’s for letting me spend the afternoon with them and for sponsoring this post! 

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Soooo beautiful … A great post! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    03.15.16 · Reply
  2. sasa says:

    SO cool! <3

    Shall We Sasa

    03.15.16 · Reply
  3. Yarazeth says:

    Love the Clothes.

    xoxo

    http://www.dreamgorgeously.com

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  4. Liz says:

    all these looks are so cute and perfectly you!

    http://hashtagliz.com

    03.15.16 · Reply
  5. Kim says:

    Love all of the looks you’re wearing! I’ve heard of trunk club before and it sounds so cool!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me .. skater skirt!!

    03.15.16 · Reply
  6. Elizabeth says:

    Loooove that white dress, do you remember where it is from?

    03.15.16 · Reply
    • Kendi Everyday says:

      Yes! The designer is Tanya Taylor, if that helps 🙂

      03.16.16 · Reply
      • Elizabeth says:

        Thank you!

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  7. Jessa says:

    Where did you get the off-shoulder top? 🙂

    03.15.16 · Reply
  8. Monika says:

    That white dress is so pretty!
    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

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  9. Paula says:

    This looks awesome! I think it’s funny how people can know your styled better than you know it yourself! Great post Kendi.

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

    03.15.16 · Reply
  10. Morgan says:

    The space looks amazing and I love your choices!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    03.15.16 · Reply
  11. A says:

    Kendi, those heels you are wearing with the APC dress, the ones that are slim and not chunky, they make your legs look AMAZING! I wish you would wear more of that heel silhouette because it is so incredibly flattering on your gorgeous legs. Those chunky heels are hard for you to pull off and even harder for all the rest of us so I feel like it’s just much more realistic and flattering to wear that slimmer heel.

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  12. Varissa says:

    So fun! I just started working at Nordstrom in the Individualist department, so I recognize a lot of these pieces! You look great in all of them!

    03.15.16 · Reply
  13. Heidi says:

    There is one that just opened in Chicago that I have been wanting to try, I’ll definitely be stopping in after reading this!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  14. Janice says:

    That white dress is stunning! I’m waiting on my first trunk to arrive, wish I had an actual location closer though, the experience sounds wonderful.

    03.15.16 · Reply
  15. Natali says:

    Oh wow, that white dress with the ruffles is amazing!!
    Great photos, they def. show very well what Trunk club is all about!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    03.15.16 · Reply
  16. Gwen says:

    Wow, looks like they really treat you like royalty there! Such a lovely space as well. But I’m really curious, aside from the cropped flare jeans, what did you end up buying?! 🙂

    03.15.16 · Reply
  17. Nicola says:

    The pieces are amazing!

    http://www.thestylecheck.com

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  18. Jeanne says:

    Shopping without the stress? Sounds amazing! Now if only the clothes were free, then it really would be my dream come true!

    Jeanne
    Fashion By Committee
    http://www.fashionbycommittee.com

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      Exactly!! I think that might be heaven, what you are describing 😉

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  19. I love your heels! Such a great range of neutral heels!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

    03.15.16 · Reply
  20. Roxanne says:

    Trunk Club looks like so much fun! The pieces you showcase in your photos are beautiful! Free champagne? Sounds like a perfect afternoon!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    03.16.16 · Reply
  21. Maggie says:

    This sounds like a great experience!! Who doesn’t love free champagne? haha 🙂 I love that lace white dress!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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  22. Jackie says:

    That DVF top looks so amazing on you! If you don’t mind me asking, what size are you wearing? I’ve been wanting to order it since I saw it on your Instagram but I’m not sure about DVF sizing!

    03.16.16 · Reply
    • Kendi Everyday says:

      I’m wearing the 6! 🙂 DVF I usually find runs just a bit small, but I’m usually in 8 in DVF. This top ran a bit loose so I got a 6 but the 8 fit fine too, tbh.

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  23. I love your leaf off shoulder top, it is such a nice blouse.
    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

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  24. Konstantina Antoniadou says:

    so many gorgeous looks!
    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com

    03.20.16 · Reply