Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dailylook Elite Box Review April 2015

When I heard about the Dailylook Elite Box 3 month free trial membership, I was really excited to try something new. So I headed over and started to create a style profile. If I didn't know better, I'd say they stole the profile straight from Stitch Fix. Anyhow, when I was finished and had scheduled a date for my first box, I wandered around the site and added items to "my closet." This is a fun place on the site to create a collection of things you like. 

I was a little worried about what I'd get for a few different reasons. #1 The prices on this site are a lot higher than I wanted to pay. #2 A majority of the clothing on the site is out of my comfort zone. But isn't that what subscription box shopping is really all about? Trying new things and having some fun. And in this case, for free.

Well, the first box was a bust. So much so that I couldn't get decent pictures to share with you. Just picture me wearing a trash bag or an old sheet I tried to sew into a dress.

In fact, I was so mad about how boring, cheap & unthoughtful my first styling experience was that I left some pretty critical feedback. Fortunately, Dailylook hooked me up with a new stylist. My only request was that they add items from "my closet" and give me more color. 

I loved the question they posed to me when I contacted customer service. "Are you willing to pay a little more money for a better box?" So honest, it really made me think. I had stated the first time that money was my biggest concern and as a result I got some really cheap, ugly stuff. Would I pay more for something I might actually love? Definitely.

So this is what came in box #2

I immediately took it all out of the plastic and stacked it up nicely. OCD?

I was happy to see a little color! So of course, I tried the dress on first.
Please disregard my facial expression, I'm such a weirdo.

I loved the print right out of the box. The blue is bright and perfect for spring. It has a fun little zipper all the way from the top to the bottom.I normally want to run and grab tights immediately, but for some reason the length of this dress didn't bother me. But, it just didn't fit up top. This would be perfect on someone with a nice hourglass figure and I'm obviously a pear. It was a steal at $43, wish it worked.

The next thing I tried on was the striped skirt and black blouse.

 I was really on the fence about this Naked Zebra top dailylook calls the Rowley Layered Cuff Blouse. It fit and I loved the way it looked on a hanger. But I'm not sure about the cut on me. It does seem like a great staple to wear with skirts. I'm thinking about trying it in another color, and a smaller size just to see if it fits better. I really do love the little details on it, including a small pleat on the front, cuffed sleeves and a zipper on the back. 

I was happy to try something in this brand (I've seen it on Golden Tote) and probably would have spent the $50 had I been 100% on the fit.

This is The Fifth Label Roadhouse Skirt in Black and White Stripe.
Love the crossover on the back.

I might have kept it, but it was tight and for $66 it better fit like a glove.

I was most hopeful about this Pleated A-line Midi Dress, I've heard a lot of good things about it from other Elite Box subscribers.

Like the skirt, I wish this dress had a zipper. They were both a little bodycon for me,
and I had a really hard time getting this on and off. 

The material is super thick, which I really love. I'm that person who is cold in the middle of August.
But, it felt both revealing and matronly at the same time, if that's possible. I wish they had sized up on this one, maybe an extra inch here and there would have done the trick. But $65???

The next item is the Jack Rosen Jacket by BB Dakota in dark slate.

If you've been following my blog, I've been looking for the perfect military style or utility jacket. I ended up buying an anorak from Tilly's for $35 to tide me over.

This was the closest thing Dailylook had, but it really wasn't the style I was going for. It's too long, had no interesting detail, and the color was more blue green than army. And $70.

So I have to admit that so far everything I've shown you was stuff from "my closet", things I had found on the site and added to my profile. So technically, I wasn't really styled by anyone but myself.

Which brings me to this.

This made me laugh. I'm used to personal notes and references to my special requests and pins from my Stitch Fix stylist Traci, so this just fell flat. At least they could've taken the time to write, "here you go," or anything at all. But I think she was rushed because they were late getting my order out. This was supposed to arrive on April 11th and came on the 14th. Still.

Here's the one thing she sent me that she picked out herself, the embroidered chambray shirt.

I wish I had time to sew a gingham skirt to round this out for you, but I'm plum out of energy I reckon. Let's just say this isn't me. $55? No.

I'm not sure I'm ready to give up on Dailylook Elite Box just yet. I do get one more free month on my subscription. I also just realized they ship items free both ways for Elite Box members, so I may try just ordering some things.

I'd love to hear your input, or about your experiences with this subscription box.
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And, since you stuck around, I thought I'd share a few pictures I took of #4
while trying on the clothes.

Worth every bulge.

Happy Subscription Box Shopping!


  1. Great review, I adore that striped monochrome skirt, the shape looks so flattering! And your little one is absolutely adorable!

  2. Thank you! It's always fun trying a new subscription box. And he's definitely a keeper :)

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  4. After my first box requiring quite a bit of constructive criticism, my stylist seems to have figured out just what works for me. Now instead of not liking anything being my challenge, for the last few boxes, my challenge has been narrowing down my selection because I fall in love with more than I should buy. If you're looking for a DL stylist who catches on quick, I'd highly recommend Vivian Lee!

  5. Thank you for the feedback Traci! I just wrote about my 3rd box, the post airs tomorrow morning. The boxes seem to get better each time! I believe a good stylist can make all the difference between a bad, good, and excellent experience. I'm so glad I changed stylists immediately after getting my first box!

  6. Out of all the on-line stylists that you've tried...I wonder, what company is your favorite? It's so tempting for me to try, especially hearing that the selections get better each time. JJ