Subscription boxes are a majorly popular thing in the blogging world. I kind of avoided them for a long time because I didn’t see anything that really sparked my interest or seemed worth the money I would be forking out for it. Stitch Fix for example always seemed like a fun idea, but I just couldn’t get behind the idea of paying $20 to have someone send me clothes I might not even like, then having to purchase any I did like on top of the styling fee. To me, that sounded like a great way for me to go broke very quickly.
Top, cardigan, necklace, and bracelet from Le Tote
When I heard about Le Tote, I did A LOT of researching before I committed to my first tote. I read review after review from other bloggers and I never came across one negative thing. So I jumped in, and I was hooked from tote number 1.
Le Tote works like this:
You browse their website and add items they have to your “closet”. That means, you get to choose the items that get sent to you, guaranteeing they will actually fit your sense of style.
Le Tote ships you a box that has 3 pieces of clothing and 2 accessories in it. You keep that set for as long as you like and you actually get to wear the pieces wherever you want.
When you’re done with that set, ship back the items you don’t want to keep (anything you keep is charged to your card on file) in the pre paid envelope included in your tote, rate your tote online so your stylist knows what you liked/didn’t like and what fit/didn’t fit.
As soon as your tote gets back to headquarters, they ship you a brand new tote! Le Tote has 2 day shipping both ways, so you can get a new tote every week if you like. That’s how I’ve been doing it and it maximizes the value.
Cardigan from Le Tote
So I spend $54 a month (because I pay $5 insurance on my totes–I do have a toddler that sometimes spills things on my clothes!) and get 12 new pieces of clothing and 8 new accessories cycled through my closet each month, since I refresh my totes weekly. That is a killer value!
The best part is, using Le Tote keeps me from spending money on clothes otherwise. I don’t feel the need to go shopping because I know I’m going to be getting new clothing to refresh my closet each week. And for me, $54 a month is WAY less than I would spend on clothing otherwise (I’m a closet shopaholic).
Necklace from Le Tote
I highly recommend Le Tote–it’s been so fun for me to get weekly happy mail, and it’s been an incredible value to me, especially as a fashion blogger–Le Tote is what helps me create new, interesting outfits consistently without breaking the bank.
If you’re afraid of commitment, rest assured it’s easy to either put your account on hold for a period, or cancel altogether if you don’t love it (but I can almost 100% guarantee you will!)
Do you use Le Tote? Do you get any other subscription boxes?
In the interest of full disclosure, if you were to sign up for Le Tote through any of the links in this post, I would get a free month. For which you would have my deepest gratitude, because I sure do love this service! :)
I’m really excited to introduce you to one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve ever come across! Jessica from Ellie Anne is such a genuine girl. She has such a happy outlook on life and clear perspective of her purpose (and yours!), which she expresses beautifully in this post. Even though she isn’t married, she has a wise plan for how she’ll ensure her marriage stays strong. Last but not least, I love her post about commitment and what she is committing herself to.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I had been reading some blogs (including this one!) for a few months and decided that it was something that I wanted to try because I love writing and I love people and community! I also started writing because I saw it as another way to document my life (because I usually don’t have the patience to write things in a journal).
What inspires most of your blog posts?
Most of my blog posts come from the little things that happen in my life. Whether it be something that just pops into my head or if I’m just talking to someone. That inspires the bulk of my posts. Reading other blogs also inspires me. I may have an idea already but when I read other blogs, my idea changes and evolves into something better than if I were to just write what I was originally planning on. So, when you get down to it, people and experience inspire me.
What is your favorite fall treat?
My favorite fall treat is hot chocolate. I tend to have it all other times of the year, but it’s just absolutely delicious in fall! Something about the season! I have a cup every night before I go to bed. It’s pretty much my only unique nighttime routine. ;)
What is the first job you ever had?
My first job was at Cold Stone. Best. Job. Ever! I wouldn’t trade my time there for anything else (unless it’s a lifetime supply of ice cream…but even then it’s still pretty easy to decide). I loved the people there and I loved the experience. I met some amazing people and some fantastic regular customers. It was superb! And who can complain about free ice cream every shift!?
What are you currently reading?
Currently, I am reading textbooks. #yayforcollege BUT, I’ve been wanting to read An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I’ll get to it…maybe. Haha!