To buy the cocktail dress, or not to buy the cocktail dress; that is the question. The holiday season can take a toll on your wardrobe and your wallet, so I decided to put LE TOTE to the test and see if this rental subscription box would make getting ready for a night out any easier.
Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera demanded that I wear something festive for the occasion, so I swapped around pieces in my second tote to create a look for my night out.
Unboxing my second Le Tote…
♥ The Subscription: LE TOTE
♥ The Cost: $39 and up monthly rental fee
♥ The Products: Clothes, Accessories
♥ Ships to: US
Clothing item #1 – SUMMER & SAGE You Me Oui Pullover (LT price $58, Retail $72)
This darling sweater has already made an appearance on the blog here, and was my favorite item in my second box.
Clothing Item #2 – C. C. MALANDRINO Ruched Vee Neck Dress (LT Price$34, Retail $98)
This pic was snapped as I was heading out the door, and unfortunately, the venue has terrible lighting so I don’t have great pics of this look. The neckline was a little too low for me, but a safety pin fixed that. The dress is, also, supposed to hit above the knee, but I’m short… However, I really liked wearing this dress and it was comfortable, too.
Accessory #1 – VINCE CAMUTO Slink Chain Y Necklace (LT Price $51, Retail $68)
I thought the necklace looked great with the dress, and it helped to hide the fact I had pinned the top.
Accessory #2 – AVA Contrast Bow Clutch (LT Price $36, Retail $44)
This cute clutch was a fun change from my usual bags and was roomy enough to hold my wallet, phone, and a few other things.
I styled the Le Tote pieces with a few things already in my closet – the Nasty Gal Champagne Taste Cape Blazer, the Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties (c/o Shopbop), and the Crystal Prism Ear Jackets (c/o Happiness Boutique).
Thoughts on Le Tote #2…
The only item I didn’t end up wearing was the AVA Striped Lining Blazer (clothing item #3), which looked too baggy on me. Since I was mainly looking for pieces to wear for a night out, the ill-fitting blazer wasn’t an issue for me. Unlike Stitch Fix (see my review here), which selects pieces for you, Le Tote allows you to swap around pieces in your tote, although you are limited to what is currently available.
I think Le Tote is a great option for an event. Because it is a rental service, you can send the items back when you are done wearing them, and you don’t even have to wash them. Plus, you don’t have to fill your closet with pieces you only wear once.
Le Tote offers two subscription plans – Classic and Maternity. I’m trying the Classic plan, which has three monthly options:
3 clothing items + 2 accessories $59 /mo
4 clothing items $59 /mo
2 clothing items + 1 accessory $39 /mo
You can keep a tote for as long as you want, and there isn’t a limit to how often you can send a tote back in a month.
P.S. You can see my thoughts on my first Le Tote here.
What’s your secret for dressing for a night out?
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