Disclaimer : This post is sponsored by Le Tote. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have to tell you a secret. I hate….hate with a passion….taking selfies. HATE. It feels so yucky to me. And when I do, I end up with some sort of weird angled photo with a creepy smile and a hair disfunction. Because of the instantaneous nature of selfies, take two is absolutely necessary….where I sport the love child of Blue Steel and “surprise birthday party face” and usually my kid’s elbow photobombs that one. Take three…I look like Jack Black making a duck face. Next thing I know, my phone dies with 39 versions of no acceptable and completely embarrassing selfies on the camera roll.
What I hate even more is when someone else takes my picture. It’s weird. In college and a little afterward, I did some modeling and loved it. But now? No thank you! I think it’s my low confidence in how I look. That’s pretty normal, right? Feeling like two days ago you were rocking a hot bod (even if you didn’t think it was hot then!) and now you are discovering you are in your mid-thirties and rocking some sags and bags….and rolls….and things are loose and wiggly and rolly polly. After four kids, my shape has completely changed. My style now is old maternity clothes with double spanx. And my closet is constantly changing sizes. I never know what fits in there and can’t go shopping because….well….FOUR KIDS.
SOOOOOoooo….my solution to this dilemma of postpartum closet woes is Le Tote. They came to me and at first I was like….dude, that is probably one of those services that just send you items so that you can buy, buy, buy. And I can’t do that. But this one is a little different.
Le Tote is a clothing rental service that gives you access to their huge closet of clothing and accessories. They charge a flat fee each month and shipping is free. So before I give you all the details on how it works…I’m going to tell you that I am using this service for the next six months as a way to get back to figuring out this new figure. Also…I am trying clothing that is different than my normal style. This past month I tried more edgy pieces and LOVED the way I felt in them. I even made the effort to do my hair and makeup when I had new pretties in the closet! Even Jeremy noticed and said that I looked so great that he wanted to….never mind 🙂
The point is…my confidence got boosted and as cheesy as it sounds…I am really grateful for that. It’s amazing what a little clothing can do.
Okay…so if you are interested in hearing more about Le Tote…here’s the skinny….
It’s very simple. You go to their site and fill out your size profile and then click on items that you love to add them to your virtual closet. You have to click on that little heart in the corner below the picture. Then a stylist will curate your own tote with items you “hearted”. You can customize your box and get exactly what you want too…so 24 hours before the box is shipped, you can go and switch items to your hearts content. That means if you have a special date this week and you want a specific dress….that can happen!
One of my favorite features is the “Shares” at the bottom of the page for each item. You get to see pictures of what that item looks like on real people. Subscribers can upload their own selfies to show the actual fit on actual figures. Models are real people too…but let’s face it….models can make anything look good!
So you confirm your items and then your box will arrive in the mail with 3 garments and 2 accessories. You get to wear them for as long or as little as you want. Then when you are done, you send the whole tote back in the prepaid envelope and they’ll send you a new tote immediately. If you do happen to love something and can’t part with it….then Jack n Rose that sucker and “never let it go!”. Send everything else back and LeTote will know that you’d like to purchase your favorite piece! They charge the card on file and send a new tote. Easy as that!
This past month I got this black tunic and paired it with some leggings and black strappy sandals.
It was actually a pretty kid friendly outfit because the top was nice tshirt material and super comfortable. Also, I could still squat and pick up the kiddos.
Another piece I got was this black & blue dress. I liked the swoopy-ness of the back.
And I paired it with some silver earrings that were casual but still added a bit of bling.
Here are some more details….
- unlimited apparel & accessory rental for $49/mo
- discounted member prices if you do want to buy anything
- Shipping is FREE both ways
- Never do the laundry!
- Access to a personal stylist at no additional charge
And right now you can get 20% OFF your first month! CLICK HERE TO GET 20% OFF LE TOTE! (Code BOWERPOWER will automatically apply!)
So next time you think you need a special occasion dress or a complete wardrobe for those moments of transition or just want to have new items without the commitment….remember that this is probably a MUCH less expensive option with tons of confidence-boosters!