Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Spring 2015
The Subscription Box: The Shannon (100% Crepe de Chine, Machine Wash Warm, Tumble Dry Warm) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:
The Shannon uses incredibly soft, silky and durable Crepe de Chine for this classic v-neck, sleeveless blouse. We doubled-up on this fabric, using two layers on the front and back, so you can wear white without the unwanted sheerness factor. We added delicate knife pleats at the neckline for a sophisticated look that is best paired with a graphic blazer or your favorite pair of denim jeans.
I love that think top is lined in the front and back – it’s always great to have a top you don’t need to pair with a camisole. The pleats in the front are gorgeous too. The Stephens (65% Microfiber Modal, 35% Cotton, Machine Wash Warm, Tumble Dry Warm) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:
The Stephens uses super soft modal (with just a hint of stretch) and is designed with an elegant asymmetric hem. We added longer sleeves for a more casual and relaxed look while providing extra coverage. The gather at the side slightly hugs your waist and flatters any figure.
I don’t always like asymmetric hems, but I the fit of this one is so flattering – I love it! (FYI – this top is somewhat sheer, so I’ll have to wear a tank under it). The Cady (100% Crepe de Chine, Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Cold) Description from Elizabeth & Clarke:
The Cady is an incredibly chic button-up blouse with lace-covered raglan sleeves. Modeled after our favorite ‘Arden’ blouse, the Cady is short in the front and long in the back. We added an extra button at the bust to eliminate the dreaded “gap”, removing any possibility of exposure. This lovely’s geometric-patterned lace sleeves will stand out from the crowd and have everyone doing a double take.
I love the lace detail on the sleeves of this top. Unfortunately for me it gives a bit of a boxy-look in my shoulders, so I’ll be passing this along to my mom. Verdict: At $20 a piece, I’m always so impressed with the quality of the tops you get for the cost. For sizing reference, I’m usually a medium/large in tops, and I’ve been getting a size 10 from Elizabeth & Clarke, but for this box I requested to go down to a size 8 for a more fitted look, and I’m happy with the change. (In general I’ve found that Elizabeth & Clarke pieces shrink a little the first time you wash them too). What do you think of the Spring Elizabeth & Clarke box?