My first two "totes" were super lame. I'm not going to sugar coat it. Blah, ill-fitting basics. Cheap, and just yuck. I'd heard it takes a couple totes for the service to figure you out, however, so I stuck it out. Surprisingly, I felt much happier with my third tote.
Ignore my awkwardness in these photos. I asked Morgan to take them Saturday afternoon, while he was watching football. Hence he is grumpily, hurriedly snapping away with my iPhone from the couch, while I take advantage of an unwilling photographer, even though I have dirty hair. I even asked DH to take pictures for me. She replied "MOOOMM. I'm a kid!" Morgan tried that refusal as well, but it didn't work.
Oh, the awkwardness. I tried to get him to stand up, explaining what taking a picture from below would do to my poor figure, but he harrumphed.
My least favorite of the bunch. I was super excited about this cute, cotton cardigan, perfect for running around in exercise clothes. Instead, it's so weirdly short in the back. Apparently, shortness is a running issue with Le Tote's clothing. Y'all, I am 5'4" on a good day. My torso is not long. Look how short this is! So bizarre.
Okay, things started to get a little dicey with the photographer's football game (not a particular team of his, just a good game- or excuse). He started snapping and finishing before I was aware, so just bear with my facial expressions.
I resorted to selfies for the accessories.
I have only been able to find one non-sponsored review on the web- everything else is "free clothes! yay!". Here are my issues:
The turnaround time for Le Tote is frustrating. Yes, it's two day shipping, but it really takes a whole week. They send out your tote when the return tote is received. So, I have received mine on Fridays, returned on Monday, then not gotten my next one until Friday. I did complain about that, and they sped up the tote selection process somewhat on my third tote, as well as including an extra item.
I think I would have REALLY appreciated this service when I was still in a formal office full time. It seems like their workwear selection is better, and I was always so sick of all my suits. For my current taste, it doesn't work as well. There's tons of black, and tons of basics. What I want is some color and trendier, fun stuff (like the drop waist floral dress) that I don't want to buy, but like dipping my toe into. I would rather pay twice as much, and have access to more designer pieces that I don't want to spend the money on, then something you could find at Marshall's on any given Tuesday. (ouch. Got a little harsh there). I'm going to look into Rent the Runway's unlimited, although I know there is a waitlist.
So, I'm going to give it another month or so, and see what I think. I'll keep y'all updated. Has anyone else tried Le Tote? I'd love to hear other's experiences.