Twirl Trunk, Round 2: Customizing My Trunk

Happy Friday, blog reading friends! I’m back to share the contents of my second Twirl Trunk. If you recall, I switched over from the Stitch Fix personal shopping service to the Twirl Trunk personal shopping service last month. Read all about my decision to switch and my first Twirl Trunk HERE.
Lightning round to get you all caught up: The Twirl Trunk service (based out of Twirl Boutique in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is available to all fashion-loving ladies across the country (shipping of the trunk and return shipping is covered in the $20 styling fee). After filling out an extensive (in a good way) style profile sent via email and paying the $20 styling fee, you will receive five different pieces that you can decide to keep or return. The more you keep, the better discount you receive on all items in your Trunk.
What I love about Twirl’s personal shopping service is customizing it to fit the needs of my wardrobe. I have control over what I get in the Trunk and what I buy. I can look on Twirl’s website or Facebook page to see the clothes. With Stitch Fix, I’m almost totally surprised. Yes, you can see what others have received in their Stitch Fix shipments based on Pinterest pictures or blogs, but I like that Twirl has an actual store and website. This time around, I was actually able to hand pick all of the pieces in my Trunk based on the pieces I saw online. I went into the store a few weeks ago to try on a few pieces I could not decide on, and here is what I came out with. . .
Red plaid cardigan (size small) – $49

Tee is from Twirl (see below), necklace is Stella and Dot, jeans are American Eagle, and boots are from Target.

 It’s safe to call me a big buffalo check fan. I saw this cardigan online and had to try it on for that reason and for the interesting elbow patches. I dig small details in clothes that make them unique. I also thought the length in the front was unique and works with my tall frame for visual interest.

Here’s another way I styled it – with leggings and crosstrainers, as explained in my last post (read it HERE). Cute and sassy toddler makes for a great accessory.

And a close-up of the cardigan from the side. I love how this cardigan screams fall. Can’t say enough about how cozy it is, either. 
Pink pocket tee (size medium) – $22 

I knew I wanted to add some more pocket tees to my closet after I fell in love with the white tee in my last Trunk. I went ahead and sized up to a medium for a looser feel. I am a basic tee collector; the tee can be worn in so many ways and is probably the most versatile piece in my wardrobe. These tees are comfortable and pair well with others for endless fall layering possibilities. And the pink is bright enough to flatter most, not to mention a great purchase for the month of October.

Gray pocket tee (size medium) – $22

I am wearing the tee with my red plaid cardigan above and the vest below, but here it is on its own.

Black suede and fleece vest (size small) – $52

I love shopping at Twirl. It’s such a cute place and bonus when Jenna is working because I love talking fashion with her! Jenna always likes to put one piece in your Trunk that is out of your comfort zone, and this is my piece for sure. I have never worn shearling (the fleece part) in my life, but I have noticed in magazines, social media, blogs, etc., that it is ALL OVER THE PLACE. So I thought, why not join in on the fun and try a trend? I paired it with a light tee and over-the-knee (OTK) boots but fully intend on layering it with heavier pieces in late fall and into winter. 
Since I only selected four pieces this time (pieces I chose), I received a 15% discount. I am looking to add some more dresses to wear with leggings in my next Trunk (coming in November) because long tunic/dress plus leggings plus ankle boots plus cardigan is my jam right now.
And just as we discussed in my last post, blogging is on my beam (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go read Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love. Like right now.). Writing fuels me, even if I am just writing about clothes or make-up or shoes. But striving for perfection in my blog pics is not on the beam. Disclaimer: All photos were rushed before sundown, after dinner, with no makeup touch-ups after a long day of teaching high school English, preparing dinner, (and waving the white flag and giving into Jackson’s demands for a second snack before dinner). Last night’s pictures were a bust (too dark), so I said, “Let’s go out and test the lighting on the porch.” This was at about 6:15/6:30. Note the work clothes. 
Just keeping it real, ladies. Bloggers don’t do that enough, in my opinion. 
Interested in your own Twirl Trunk? Email or visit Twirl’s website for more information or to contact Jenna and Bonita, owners of Twirl and stylists behind the Twirl Trunk service! Hope your weekend rocks!
Blogger’s note: My Twirl Trunk styling fee was waived in return for a review on my blog, though all opinions of this new service are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support my blog!

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