Wee Blessing Kids Clothing Box Review – October 2016
Wee Blessing is a professional children’s styling service. When you subscribe, Wee Blessing asks a pretty detailed bunch of questions to get a sense of your childrens’ styles.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Wee Blessing
The Cost: Shipping is $9.95 per box (regardless of how many children you are having styled) and you pay only for the clothing you choose to keep. If you keep the entire shipment you get a 10% discount.
The Products: 4 outfits per child, based on your child’s style profile
Ships to: US
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This Wee Blessing shipment is for both my son and daughter. There were 4-5 outfits sent for each of them (including pajamas). In our box, we received a welcome letter including directions for returning unwanted items, a packing list detailing each item with the price and a mailing envelope to send back any items we weren’t keeping (at no charge).
We’ll start with the clothing that came for my son!
Osh Kosh Touchdown Shirt – retail $20 (Wee Blessing price $9)
Our family loves football and this was a perfect casual t-shirt for my son. Unfortunately, this time of year in New Jersey is quite cold so a long sleeve shirt would have been better. He can just wear this layered over a thermal though to make it work until spring.
Osh Kosh Sweat Pants – retail $30 (Wee Blessing price $14)
My son loves these cotton/viscose blend sweatpants. They are comfortable with their elastic waistband and I’m happy they fit his long legs. The neutral color means they will match most anything in his closet.
Here is my son happily modeling both the shirt and sweat pants.
Mickey All-Star Tee – retail $20 (Wee Blessing price $9)
I have to say I was disappointed to receive this shirt because I specifically requested no cartoon character clothing for either of the kids. Seeing this shirt made me feel like the curation isn’t as specialized to the customers as Wee Blessing claims. This polyester performance t-shirt is soft and stretchy. It’s a Disney shirt from Jumping Beans (Kohl’s).
Adidas Gray and Orange Athletic Pants – retail $32 (Wee Blessing price $14)
These Adidas athletic pants are 100% polyester and arrived in an extra tall 7X which is great for my tall son. They are a little big in the waist but they’ll fit well soon at the rate he’s growing. Orange is my son’s favorite color so these were a huge hit!
Here is my son in his Mickey t-shirt and Adidas pants.
Arizona Comfort Tee – retail $12 (Wee Blessing price $6)
It’s always nice to have a few basic neutral shirts to wear with patterned or colored pants so this black plain shirt was a welcome addition to my son’s wardrobe. Plus a cotton loose-fitting shirt is always a win in his book. I just wish every item hadn’t been short-sleeved for this October shipment.
Carter’s Camo Carpenter Pants – retail $24 (Wee Blessing price $11)
My son really likes these camo pants and they fit well too. My son prefers to wear “softies” (sweatpants) as much as possible, but I tell him sometimes he needs to wear “real” pants and the fact that these have an elastic waist means I won’t have to battle with him to wear these.
My son in the Arizona t-shirt and Carter’s camo pants.
Gymboree 2 Piece Pajama Set – retail $24.95 (Wee Blessing price $11)
I have always been very pleased with the quality of Gymboree clothing and these pajamas are no exception. Thick, soft cotton means they will stand up to months of wear and washings. We liked the colors and cute gorilla as well.
Now on to the outfits that arrived for my daughter!
Jumping Beans Skater Shirt – retail $14 (Wee Blessing price $7)
This little sister shirt with the pink layered sleeves fit well and was girly just like my daughter.
Jumping Beans Leggings – retail $14 (Wee Blessing price $7)
These leggings were a little shiny and my daughter liked them very much. They were long enough and had great stretch.
Here is my daughter wearing her Jumping Beans leggings and skater shirt.
Jumping Beans Skater Shirt – retail $14 (Wee Blessing price $6)
My daughter loves anything with sparkle so this butterfly shirt was a success! The cotton was soft and the shirt fit well.
Children’s Place Khaki Pants – retail $19.95 (Wee Blessing price $9)
My daughter prefers leggings and skinny jeans over khakis but it’s nice to have a pair of khakis on hand. These were a little loose with room to grow which is appreciated.
Here she is in her rainbow butterfly shirt and khakis.
Gymboree Kitty Dress – retail $26.95 (Wee Blessing price $12)
So cute!! This was easily my daughter’s favorite item in the box. Gymboree has such well-made clothing and she loved the bright colors and fun animal polka dot print. This dress will transition well into the winter with tights underneath.
Here she is with her Gymboree dress.
Disney Frozen 4-Piece Pajama Set – retail $34 (Wee Blessing price $15)
I was surprised again at the inclusion of these pajamas since I requested no cartoon character clothing and even answered “none” for the question regarding my daughter’s favorite Disney princess. These pajamas were sent in a size 4 because they run small which was thoughtful. Some clothing boxes only go by the number on the tag and I appreciated that Wee Blessing recognizes some brands run small and compensated for that. Unfortunately, these cotton pajamas were quite thin and even a bit rough to the touch.
Verdict: I have mixed feelings about our first Wee Blessing box. The retail value of the 14 items is over $285. Using the Wee Blessing prices they would be $130, but if you keep the whole box I’d only be charged $117. The value is absolutely there!
My son liked everything he was sent other than the Mickey shirt. My daughter loved her dress and liked the two outfits. The brands that were sent are widely known and not considered “boutique” or “high-end” like what you might find in Kidbox or Runchkins, but that makes it much more affordable for families on a budget.
I would love to see Wee Blessing more carefully curate the box to the season (long sleeve shirts or maybe even a sweatshirt for my son) and pay closer attention to the requests I made about cartoon character clothing. However, all in all, I think for a new kid’s stylist box Wee Blessing offers a lot of bang for the buck and I think with a little tweaking, it could be a very competitive option.
What do you think of Wee Blessing? Have you tried it yet?