This post is brought to you by Wittlebee.
Here’s one thing I’ve realized about myself since having my first (and only) girl child three-and-a-half years ago: I love dressing her in really cute stuff, but I’m not so fond of shopping for said really cute stuff.
Maybe it would have been different if my first baby had been a girl. Back in those days I probably spent more hours in the mall than I did sleeping. Bored and lonely, I’d push my sleeping newborn in his stroller, in and out of Gymboree and Baby Gap, wishing I had more cash for wee leather shoes and so-so soft sleepers. If he’d been a girl, all those extra accessories and tights and hair bows probably would have killed the budget even more.
But as it happens, Clara came along fifth, a good three kids after shopping completely disappeared off of my “life’s pleasures” list.
Oh sure, I still enjoy the occasional romp through Target or World Market or vintage-chic boutiques, but as a general rule, I no longer shop for recreational purposes. (My checking account is grateful for this change of heart.)
That’s why I was so excited when Wittlebee offered to send me a free box to try out – as well as one to give away to a reader!
Here’s the scoop: Wittlebee is a monthly subscription service that sends you clothes for your child (up to size 6), based on a “style profile” you fill out. For example, the profile will ask you what clothes you need most right now, the accessories you like, color schemes and graphics that seem to suit your child, etc.
Armed with your child’s profile, the stylists at Wittlebee put together a box containing about $100 worth of clothing (for a $39.99 monthly subscription fee) and send it right to your door. Shipping is free, and you can cancel or pause your membership at any time.
But what I really liked is that I got a box full of cute clothes for Clara, and didn’t even have to think about it. Filling out the style profile took all of three minutes (if that).
No driving. No malls. No temptation to load up on a bunch of other stuff I don’t really need. This is my kind of “shopping”.
Each box comes with six items. We received:
- A pink cotton t-shirt
- A polka-dotted cotton dress that quickly became a favorite
- A brown Paul Frank t-shirt
- Two pair of organic cotton leggings (blue and pink)
- An adorable pink sequined tutu (Clara squealed when she saw it!)
I loved how everything in the box can be mixed-and-matched (and of course, Clara tends to choose the most creative mixing and matching…)(kinda works with her tats, don’t you think?)
I don’t see myself using this service year-round because my kids don’t need new clothes that often, but it will be a great way to fill in the gaps during season changes and when Clara’s going through a growth spurt. My only question for the folks at Wittlebee: can you create a version for moms, too?
If you’d like to try out Wittlebee, head over and set up a style profile. It’s easy and super quick. As a gift to my readers, Wittlebee created a special coupon code that you can use for $15 off your first order: THM1
You can also enter to win a coupon for a free Wittlebee box by leaving a comment below! I’d love to hear the results of your style profile, if you’d like to share. Or tell me about your approach to shopping for your kids’ clothes. Do you enjoy it or avoid it? Are you a bargain hunter or a “just get it done” type?
Comments will close on the post on Tuesday, September 25 at 1 PM EST, and I’ll choose a winner randomly using the plugin “And The Winner Is.”
Good luck and happy (not) shopping!