I tried DAILYLOOK’s Elite Box for the First Time, and Here’s What Happened…
Oh hey, friends! It’s your old pal, Liz. I know it’s been a while since we last connected, and I do apologize for the (unintentional) hiatus. Sometimes the busyness of life leaves little room for fun activities…like blogging and shopping!
As life gets busier and I have -30 hours of free time, I’m increasingly interested in subscription box styling services that deliver outfits and styling tips to your doorstep. I didn’t pay much attention to subscription services when they exploded a few years ago because I genuinely enjoy the thrill of shopping and putting together outfits on my own; however, now I get the appeal of such services for working women and busy moms. That’s why I was so excited when DailyLook reached out to me and offered to let me try their service in exchange for three items to keep. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint as evidenced by the two dresses featured in the above photos. Aren’t they gorgeous?!
Rather than blab about how much I love the dresses I received, let me walk you through the full Elite Box service so you know what to expect when you receive your first box.
Fill out a style profile. Tip: this is the most important step in the process. Sure, it’s laborious and a little annoying to answer over a dozen questions exploring your personal style and fashion sense, but trust me, it’s SO important that you answer each question honestly. The stylist assigned to your account likely isn’t a mind reader, so she will analyze the information you submit through this questionnaire to design your Elite box.
It’s also important to note that DAILYLOOK charge a $40 styling fee that’s refunded if you keep at least one item from your box.
Wait patiently for your box to arrive with 7-11 items handpicked by your stylist. If patience isn’t your virtue, you can click on the DailyLook order information link to see what items you’ll receive before they arrive. 😉
When your Elite box arrives, celebrate by ripping open the box and beautifully wrapped clothing inside. That’s what I did, anyway. That’s also why I can’t show you photos of my beautifully packaged box. Sorry. (For my fellow packaging nerds, you’d be proud of DailyLook’s masterfully designed deliveries. The details speak volumes imho.)
After you’ve destroyed the packaging, try on all the items inside.
If you’re curious to see what I received in my box, here are all the items I received in my first box.
When I first I was delighted and then dismayed. I’m a sucker for all things floral, particularly flattering maxis made of nice gauzy poly fabric that closely resembles chiffon, so I fell for this dress…before I saw the thigh-high slit that goes alllll the way up. I originally decided to send back this dress. Then my creative juices started flowing and I realized layering was the key to making this dress more modest.
This is how legit this styling service is: I specifically asked my Elite Box stylist to send me a capelet maxi dress (with little confidence I’d receive one), and by golly, she sent me a beautiful capelet maxi dress. I’m still in shock!
The color is universally flattering; the shape is universally flattering (despite having a straight body, it falls wonderfully on my hourglass shape). It’s nearly perfect save the polyester fabric it’s made of. I suppose DAILYLOOK used polyester to make the dress more affordable for customers, but I wish they had splurged a bit more. Unfortunately, the fabric on this dress is difficult to iron and steam, so it was a process to get this dress photo-shoot ready.
Even though it is strapless, I immediately fell for this dress with its delicate lace and soft pink color. Unfortunately, it was one size too big, so it slipped off my body. I fully intend to layer a button-down or thin turtleneck underneath and shoot it next month
I love me some Equipment as they have the BEST silk button-downs on the market. Unfortunately, this shirt was slightly too boxy and definitely too pricy for me to keep. I definitely would not recommend this shirt for curvy petites like myself.
This was a fabulous skirt that would be perfectly fitted for the resurgence of metallic trends during the holidays, but I couldn’t picture myself wearing this skirt often. So I sent it back.
I was very tempted to keep this striped staple of a skirt, but it was slightly too long, and I was too lazy to hem it and too cheap to pay someone to do it. Just being honest!
Decide which items you can’t live without and return the rest of the items in the enclosed white DailyLook branded bag within 5 business days.
DailyLook is simple personal styling service with clothing that’s actually affordable. More importantly, they nailed my personal style. My stylist did an excellent adhering to my modest clothing standards without sending me baggy, frumpy items. The only item I received that wasn’t modest as-is was the floral maxi dress pictured above, but that was easily fixed with some strategic layering. I’m eagerly awaiting my next DailyLook shipment (even though I won’t get to keep three items for free the next time around).