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Back to School Shopping: Wittlebee Review

Last week, I wrote about Wittlebee, a children’s clothing club that is gaining a lot of attention.  You receive a monthly box of clothing (6 pieces) for your child tailored to your style and specifications.  You’re shopping on auto pilot!

My first shipment for my two year old arrived last week.  I was so excited for it to be delivered.  The anticipation was driving me a little crazy, as I usually don’t pay for something sight unseen.

When I filled out my daughter’s profile, I stated that she needed pajamas, leggings, and shirts and that she liked pink, purple, and green.  When I chatted with the stylist who called me shortly after I placed my order, I explained that she is petite and that she wears a smaller size on the bottom than she does on the top.  I told her that I did not want tank tops (hello, summer is almost over!) or anything with slogans or characters on it. The stylist asked me many, many questions and I was hoping that all of my answers would lead her to a winning combination of clothing.

Diving into the first Wittlebee box!

 

When I opened the box, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  The pieces were neatly rolled and the contents were so colorful that I couldn’t wait to dive in!  There was also a cute Wittlebee sticker inside, which was a nice touch.  I must mention that my two-year old was pretty excited about all of it, as well.  That girl appreciates a good outfit.

My daughter's favorite dress from Wittlebee; made by Laughing Giraffe.

 

We received a Laughing Giraffe cotton dress with pink polka dots.  It is adorable and my daughter wanted to put it on immediately.  Definitely something I would have chosen had I been shopping on my own.

She also liked the second piece, a nightgown, that was included.  It is full of color, with a butterfly pattern and a fun, flowy hemline.  It is so cute, my husband actually thought it was a sundress, but I reminded him that it was, in fact, sleepwear.  Love it.

The goods!

 

The third item in the box was a pair of gray leggings with a lace detail on the bottom.  These could be paired with many different things; under a skirt or paired with a longer top.  They followed my size request, with these being a smaller size than the tops that were in the box, meaning she can wear them now instead of six months from now.  Yay!

The fourth item was a sleeveless top made by Trish Scully.  I had never heard of this designer, but it is something I would wear if it came in my size.  It wasn’t the softest of material, but the design made up for it!  Really cute and vintage-y and chic.  This piece would be great with jeans or some cute leggings and it has already been worn.

Mama's favorite top for my little lady.

 

The fifth item was a lime green corduroy skirt.  This is something I probably would not have chosen, but sometimes I need to get out of my own wardrobe ruts and this may help me do that.  The skirt would actually look really cute with the gray leggings, so we may pair those together this fall with a long sleeved shirt.

The sixth, and last, item was a plain yellow t-shirt made by American Apparel.  It is ginormous on her and my least favorite item in the box.  I’m not against basics, and it is really soft, but it just doesn’t have much shape to it.  Maybe I’ll like it better once she grows a little and it fits her a little better.  For now, it will sit in the dresser.

Overall, my experience with Wittlebee was superb.  I feel like the quality of clothing in the box is high and that my requests and specifications were taken into account.  Plus, how fun is it for your child to get a box just for them each month?  Actually, maybe it’s more fun for ME.

What is also great is that each month, as your child’s style and size changes, you can leave notes for your stylist.  I left a note for mine that next month, my little girl needs long sleeves, dresses, and pants.  I love that they take your climate into account, too, because us Seattleites need to dress a little different than our Southern California buddies.

I would love to hear what you think about this Wittlebee concept.  Would you try it?

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Happy Shopping!

 

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  2. Alison 08/31/2012 at 6:40 pm

    Also, you can adjust your settings on the profile at any time.:)

  3. Alison 08/31/2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great question, Rachael! It costs $39.99 a month. As for climate, that is part of your profile. You state if you want warm weather clothing or t-shirts and shorts. I love that feature! You get to choose from different categories like, hot summer days, around the house, or chilly nights.

  4. Rachael Herrscher 08/31/2012 at 4:30 pm

    How much does it cost each month? Also – how do they handle adjusting for the seasons etc.? It’s chilly here in the winter, but warm for someone in San Diego . . . thoughts?

  5. Nicole 08/31/2012 at 7:13 am

    I got that same cord skirt and although I wouldn’t have necessarily picked it out, I love it. I think it’ll be great in the fall with either leggings or tights. I also really like that it’s longer. So many skirts for toddlers are so short.

  6. Louise 08/31/2012 at 2:20 am

    Those American Apparel shirts do shrink a bit after a few washes, too! They may seem big now, but just wash it a few times, and it well be worn. 🙂

  7. Amber 08/31/2012 at 12:25 am

    I got the same green shirt. Looked it up on Trish Shully’s website and it retails for $32! the box was $29.99! that was pretty cool. I agree, that it isn’t soft but it is super cute. My daughter even colored on it with blue crayon the first time she wore it. I got the crayon out with just dish soap! I got that dress too, just pink with black dots, and the skirt just a different color. I agree, the skirt is probably something i couldn’t have bought, but i’m glad i got it! i also got a tank top, undies and a really cute red and white outfit. Overall, i was very satisfied with the box! Good review.

  8. Kristina 08/29/2012 at 12:25 pm

    we got our box and love it! got a few of the same things you did and an extra pair of stretch pants. Can’t wait for next month! thanks for the tip on this cool company