Wittlebee: In Review

I love getting mail. I especially enjoy it when it contains something adorable for my favorite toddler in town so you can imagine my excitement when I this sample box arrived from Wittlebee the other day. I want to start by mentioning that I have an IRL (in real life) friend who also happens to be a blogger that had a negative experience with this company. That said, the following is my unbiased, objective opinion on their company and their products based solely on my personal interaction with them.

Wittlebee is a subscription based clothing company that offers monthly service to their customers. For $39.99 per month they ship a box (worth an estimated $100 in retail value) directly to your door with items matched to fit your preferences, child’s gender, size, and style. Included with each membership is access to exclusive sales and giveaways so the perks of membership don’t end with the box you’ll get in the mail each month. In reading their press releases, Wittlebee’s e-commerce division was launched less than a year ago and has been growing since. With any new company they’re still learning, growing, and working out their kinks. My experience as a blogger was great but I would be curious to see what it’s like when I’m not giving the promise of a review. I’m considering trying it for a month to see what they come up with once I’ve given them a “style profile” to go by. That brings me to the “meat and potatoes” of this review…the clothes.

We received six items in this sample box: Two pairs of leggings, two short sleeve t-shirts, and two dresses ranging from size 18-24 Months to 2T. As with any clothing for female shoppers (it doesn’t seem to matter what age you are) everything fit a little different. Since Wittlebee offers clothing from different manufacturers, this didn’t really surprise me.

I really like the leggings. Both the Tea brand leggings (pink, featured on the left) and the Wittlebee (white, featured on the right) are soft and stretchy so they’ll fit now and they’ll continue to fit as C grows and changes over the coming months and into next year. I didn’t think I was going to like the white ones when I first took them out of the box (I’m not usually a fan of lace) but they really do look adorable on her.

This white short sleeve top, made by Wittlebee, is adorable on her. It’s a little long for C right now but looked surprisingly cute with the pink Tea leggings (see the pictures below).

I thought that the bee buzzing around the giraffe’s leg was a nice touch.

This grey short sleeve top, also made by Wittlebee, is not something I would normally have picked out for C but I thought it looked really cute with the white leggings and an adorable headband I picked up in the clearance section at Target for $1.50. It, too, is a little long right now but she’ll grow into it. Please excuse the blurriness on the bottom edge of the photograph, my lens got dirty (don’t judge, it happens!).

See what I mean about it looking better on?

I want to talk about the two dresses. I’ll be honest, neither is really a style I would ordinarily pick for my daughter, but I can objectively look at each of them and understand how people would like them.

I would love this dress if it was just like I have it pictured (folded) here:

Just like that, it’s adorable. The poplin collar (I think that’s what it’s called) is nice and I absolutely love the polka dot skirt. What I’m not crazy about is how the designer felt the need to make it more “kid friendly” by adding three patches onto the dress.

The third patch is on the back of the dress (which buttons down). See what I mean? Now, how much better would this dress be without those patches?! Am I right or am I right?

The picture in this holiday dress (I’m going to assume it’s meant to be a holiday dress because of the massive flower on the collar) doesn’t really do the color of the fabric justice because it really is nice. I think this is a cute dress, it’s just not a style we would ordinarily pick for C. The sleeves are what I enjoy most about this dress (and, coincidently, what the husband likes least). The material is soft and comfortable and my little one really enjoyed putting it on. I’ve put it on her twice now and looked at it several times. The more I look at it, the more I actually like it. It grows on you. It’s kind of like that little dog that barks next door when you’re not a dog person (I wouldn’t know what that’s like, I love dogs ;)).

In the interest of providing everyone with as much information as possible, if you have experience with Wittlebee and would like to link your review, please feel free to leave it in on the comments.

In the interest of full disclosure: Wittlebee sent me their sample box free of charge in exchange for my objective review on their product. Their generosity did not influence my opinion on their product, their service, or their company as a whole. Please feel free to contact me directly with questions about this review.

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