At the beginning of February, a representative for Wittlebee contacted me to fill me in about their new clothing service that launched this month. Wittlebee ships a box of clothing to your home each month for a flat fee.
The concept is brilliant and yet very simple. You sign up for the service on the Wittlebee website and fill out some info. Upon joining, Wittlebee’s team of mom stylists reviews the lifestyle background information you provide, such as your child’s sports activities to seasonality clothing requirements, and they create the ideal package of basic apparel that matches your child’s needs.
Every month, you are prompted when your next shipment is ready, and you’re given the ability to designate new clothing sizes to keep up with growing children.
I’m sort of a clothing snob when it comes to dressing my kids. (Yes, I just admitted that.) What can I say? They’re fun to dress. I mean, look at them. They can pull off a lot. I started my shopping frenzy while we waited to travel to adopt our son. It was a long wait — much longer than we expected. Nine months actually. Do you have any idea how much a first time mom-to-be can buy in nine months?
And then we received our daughter’s referral and, well, shopping for a girl is fun! At some point, I slowed down my kids’ clothing habit. And to be completely honest, now that I’m working full time and they’re both in preschool, I’m doing a lot less shopping and a lot more, “Uh oh, they outgrew their jeans? When am I going to get to the mall/Target/Children’s Place?” Also, preschoolers aren’t willing to stay strapped in a stroller while Mommy shops. Go figure.
Still, I’m finicky. And so to be honest, I was a little reserved when a box of clothing arrived for my son. He tore it open and was beyond pleased. And, as it turns out, there were some clothes in the beautifully packaged box that I never would have selected — and they were perfect.
For example, our box included a few pairs of stretchy waist pants that somehow manage to be completely stylish and comfy at the same time. So much so, in fact, that instead of coming home and stripping off his pants and walking around in underwear like he does every single day (will he kill me one day for sharing that?), my son will happily leave them on. In fact, he was wearing jeans the other day and pulled them off as soon as we got home, then asked “for those pants I like that came in the box.” (They were in the dirty clothes.)
I asked the Wittlebee representative for a discount code to offer Real Moms Guide Readers. From now until March 15, if you enter RMG1 at checkout, you will receive half-off the normal price of $39.99. Because I’ve been trying to save time where I can, I signed up for both of my kids with the discount code. I’ll let you know if I’m just as happy with the second shipment as I was with the first!