Hello hello from the happiest place on earth. We spend time with friends and enjoy all the games and Disney games. 🙂 Hope you have a great week too.
For today’s post, I wanted to share the details at Knowle. (<- Not sponsored or affiliated with the company; I just wanted to share my thoughts.) I finally decided to give it a try after targeting ads for a long time. Since we're back in the world a bit more and seeing people in real life, I thought it would be a fun way to try something new and give an ol' wardrobe an update. (Is anyone else totally clueless about style lately? It's as if I've turned my back on virtual learning aid almost all year round and turned around, and now those horrible wide-leg pants are everywhere.)
Here are the details about Knowle And what do I think so far! (And why I don’t like him as much as I thought I would.)
What is Nuuly and how much does it cost?
Nuuly is a subscription service that allows you to choose 6 items per month from their virtual wardrobe of blouses, jackets, jeans, blouses, skirts and dresses. They have a lot on the site from many of the brands that I love, including For Love Lemon, Maeve and other anthropological brands, Free People, Paige, etc.
You choose your six items, they send them to you, you can wear them as often as you like, then come back and repeat. They take care of insurance and cleaning (more on that below). The cost is $88 per month + shipping, so I guess it ended up being closer to $98. I’ve tried a similar service in the past (Rent the Runway Unlimited) but liked that this had more casual everyday options. (I think RTR is better for weddings/events, fancy dinners, and travel.)
Opportunity to try different brands and styles with low commitment. Most of the clothes I picked retail for around $100 apiece, so this part was a *bargain*. I like to rotate things in my wardrobe a lot, which can get pricey, and I love that this is an eco-friendly alternative to constantly buying new clothes. (Even out of the package alone! It’s delivered in a reusable, laundered bag between lenders. No boxes or plastic wrap.) I also don’t own any sensors I wear clothes other people have worn, so there you go.
– Some really nice options on the site. I love the selection of dresses on the site and am also drawn to all the cute sweaters for fall. It’s never worth buying too many sweaters with AZ heat – we have winter for about two months – and this would be a fun way to try out some new options without having to pay the full retail price.
I loved just about everything that came in my first shipment!
This is what I chose:
1. Josette Midi Dress
Maeve by Anthropologist
This was almost worth charging alone and I’m considering keeping it. (You have the option to buy anything you want to keep at a slight discount.) These were high quality, arrived new with tags, and great to dress up or down. I’ve already worn it a few times: to drink with friends, to a liv school meeting, and to run errands with a high bun and sandals.
2. Eudora Midi . Dress
Maeve by Anthropologist
I loved the color and pattern of this dress, but the pockets were a little weird. They added extra fabric that made the hips look like there were bumps on them. The fabric wrinkles easily. I only ended up wearing this once for dinner.
This shirt went great with jeans or leggings, and every time I wore it, I got compliments on it from someone. It’s a little more playful than the things I usually wear and I like to switch it up a bit.
4. Anthropologie’s Leticia Smoked Maeve Blouse
This was another one that pushed my comfort zone a bit, as I tend to stick to stiffer tops. I ended up loving it and have worn it a few times with white jeans.
5. Free People Print Bailey Denim Mini (<- $30 on 5th shutdown now!)
I was really excited about this one, but it was just too small. Free People usually run small and my size wasn’t available, so I stuck to my normal size. I couldn’t breathe in it lol.
6. Tonic Miffy Morning Glory from Anthropology
I had some investigations with this (more on this below) and in the end, I didn’t wear it in the end. I was very small and full of boxes; Was not a fan.
– scaling. Volume doesn’t always match services like this, so it’s helpful to know how certain brands work. I also definitely recommend digging into reviews for the items you’re considering. For example, I’ve known that Maeve items are minified and assigned to free people. I scaled up the size of my tongue tee and was glad I did. Reviews will usually give a good idea of how some items fit, but are still infected or missing.
– shipment. My shipment took a long time to arrive. Once I clicked order, about 10 days passed until Nuuly arrived at the doorstep. I feel like if you had to wait 10 days out of every month for the clothes to actually reach you, you wouldn’t get the full $88. I will try again this month and see how long it takes!
– Smell. (!!!!) GAHHHH. So they cleaned the items and the bag by drying between each cycle, but the jacket above was stinky when I took it out of the bag. The pointed blouse was a bit stinky, but nothing like the jacket. I ended up calling support to ask what I should do, and they said I could wash them carefully using the label directions. I hand washed the two items and let them air dry, which helped a ton, but it was still a problem that it arrived with less than a fresh lol scent. So we’ll see how the next shipment goes with that as well.
All in all, I’m on the fence. There are some great benefits to using it and it’s a fun way to swap out my current rotation, but at the same time, I can put in $88 a month for other things I can keep and love. I will try it for another month or so and decide if I want to continue.
Nuuly promo code
This post is not sponsored or affiliated in any way, but if you decide to give Nuuly a try, My referral link You get $10 off the first month.
Have you tried the monthly subscription service before? What are some of you love?
Our membership that gets the most love is definitely Thrive Market.