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Daily Look Elite Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018

Haley Faye
ByHaley FayeSep 7, 2018 | 11 comments

Daily Look August 2018 shipping box

3.7 overall rating
51 Ratings | 37 Reviews

Daily Look Elite Box is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service similar to Stitch Fix, Wantable Style Edit, and Trunk Club. When you sign up, you take an in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. Your stylist handpicks items based on your preferences and they generally range from $50-$300.

Daily Look August 2018 packaging

Before your box ships, Daily Look Elite sends you a preview, where you can remove items and let them know why. You also have the option of looking through their website and favoriting items that they will consider adding to your boxes.

The fee for this service is $40, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $40 fee from the total. You can skip a month anytime.

Daily Look August 2018 packaging 2

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Daily Look August 2018 all items

About Daily Look Elite Box

The Subscription Box: Daily Look Elite Box

The Cost: $40 styling fee or the cost of whatever you keep (if you keep anything the $40 fee is deducted)

ACTIVE DEAL: Get $10 off your first box! (Your styling fee will be $30, but you'll still get $40 credited toward any items you want to keep.)

The Products: Clothing, shoes, and accessories based on your sizes and styling preferences

Ships to: U.S.

Good to know: The $40 styling fee is added as store credit to your account, which can "be used toward items in your Elite box or any item on dailylook.com for 30 days. This credit expires 30 days from the date of issue and is not refundable."

Daily Look Elite Box August 2018 Review

Daily Look August 2018 stylist note

Daily Look August 2018 info

Inside my box was an envelope with information, invoice, and a return bag. Inside the envelope was this letter from my stylist, Lisa. She notes a couple of the pieces sent and why they were chosen and how to style them.

Daily Look August 2018 item prices

I also received a packing slip that lists each item and the price it would cost to keep each. I received a total of 9 items this month.

Daily Look August 2018 how it works

I also received a prepaid return label, bag, and instructions. You have five days to decide what you'd like to keep or return. Once I decided, I headed over to my online account to let Daily Look Elite know which items I'd be keeping vs. returning. It also gave me the opportunity to provide feedback on what I liked and disliked.

Daily Look August 2018 wrap top and culottes

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Sidney Cross Knit Top - Cost to Keep: $54

I like cross front tops in this style, but they typically all have the same issue for me: the front is way too short. Combine that with a see-through fabric that requires a camisole underneath, and this top was just a miss for me. I do like the color - I don't own any mint clothing, but the fit and style just aren't for me.

J Brand Liza Mid Rise Culotte - Cost to Keep: $198

These jeans are fantastic. I have been adoring the raw edge trend this season, and you could really tell the quality in the construction. They were a little snug in the thighs, and the culotte length is still a little out of my comfort zone but these were a fun item to get!

Daily Look August 2018 wrap sweater 1

Daily Look August 2018 wrap sweater 2

Daily Look August 2018 wrap sweater detail

Front Side Tie Sweater - Cost to Keep: $78

Now, this sweater is just my style. I wear a lot of grey, the fabric is really soft, and the fit is perfection, complete with sleeves that are long enough for my arms. The front tie detail is different, simple, and sewn in place so it's also no-maintenance. Now if this super hot weather can get started on acting more like Fall!

Daily Look August 2018 cold shoulder sweater

Daily Look August 2018 cold shoulder sweater detail

Daily Look August 2018 cold shoulder back

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Cold Shoulder Top - Cost to Keep: $168

This top is also very nice, though the fit was just off enough I'm not sure I'd wear it much. I think it photographed well, but in person, it felt a little formless and slightly frumpy. Maybe the length of the sleeves hit in a weird place, too, though I do like the cold shoulder detail. I really wanted to love this top, but maybe a size down would have worked better for me.

Daily Look August 2018 floral tank

Daily Look August 2018 floral tank back

Rohn Sleeveless Floral Blouse with Tie - Cost to Keep: $38

I love the concept and style of this top, but it was too tight on top. Oddly enough, like I needed the previous top sized down, this top could have used a size up.

Daily Look August 2018 tie sleeve top

Daily Look August 2018 tie sleeve top detail

Sandy S/S Tie Sleeve Top - Cost to Keep: $69

As I said earlier, I like the cold shoulder trend. This shirt, however, was just uncomfortable - I didn't care for the fabric at all. It was 100% rayon, and I knew it wouldn't wash easily, either. This went back.

Daily Look August 2018 striped shirt

Daily Look August 2018 striped shirt sleeves

Geena Striped Popover Top - Cost to Keep: $68

This top isn't bad... I like the print, but I think I need to include a note to my stylist to please not include any see-through fabrics. I just don't like having to need to wear a camisole under a top because I find it uncomfortable and it generally affects the way the top shirt drapes. I almost kept this, but I just don't LOVE love it.

Daily Look August 2018 Anorak jacket 1 Daily Look August 2018 anorak jacket 2

Daily Look August 2018 anorak jacket hood

Daily Look August 2018 anorak jacket zipped

Daily Look August 2018 anorak jacket back

Waverly Hooded Lightweight Anorak Jacket - Cost to Keep: $98

This JACKET! This is the winning piece of this box for me because it's gorgeous and fits me perfectly. It's a lightweight fabric, so I'll get the most wear during fall before it gets too cold. The proportions are perfect for me, the sleeves are long enough and have tabs to keep them rolled up. There are snap-closed pockets at the hips, and the waist has a string to make the waistline more fitted to your liking. The color is a perfect, easy neutral that will go with anything. Love!

Daily Look August 2018 floral dress

Daily Look August 2018 floral dress back

floral dress detail

Cross Back Sleeveless A-Line Dress - Cost to Keep: $68

This dress is also fabulous. The A-line is flattering and the fabric is stretchy, which is the best part. The black and navy floral print is very pretty, too. I can see this being perfect for Summer weddings!

Verdict: This was my second Daily Look Elite box, and I am generally pleased with it, though a little bummed with the sizing issues. Although, sizing issues can be common in the first couple boxes of a clothing subscription anyway. The items ranged from being totally me that I already owned something similar, to pushing me out of my comfort zone. The quality of each item was great, too.

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? You can sign up for your first month's box now, but your selections will look different than mine.

Value Breakdown: For $40 a month, I received nine styles that came to $839 in retail value. I can keep or return any of the pieces with free shipping both ways! If I do keep anything, the $40 styling fee will be deducted from my order.

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Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

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Haley- been reading your reviews for years & am a fan. I work in fashion styling and sourcing. I have to say, I miss you in COLOR. These “neutral” and heathered tones just are no where as near as flattering against your skin & hair tones as when you used to wear gorgeous colors. The colors as of late just kind of bleach you out and looks lifeless. You are so naturally pretty, bring back those richer tones you used to wear (esp those richer fall tones!) Your hair, your eyes will pop in some deeper tones!
Thank you.

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So, I’m kind of new to subscription boxes and I’m having a hard time understanding how these clothing subscription boxes work. It seems like you’re basically paying $40 for shipping and handling, which this box would apply to any item you decide to keep. If you don’t like any of the items and return them, it turns into a store credit…but it can only be used within that month? What if I found something I liked the next month? Have I already lost the store credit and then I have to pay the $40 again? Clothing is really hard to fit, and my favorite boutique online offers free shipping and returns. It also says for this box that you can “favorite” items that they *may* add to your box…but it doesn’t sound like they guarantee you can try on pieces you favorite.

So, am I right that the main point of these boxes is that you get to try on $839 worth of clothing for $40? Is that the appeal? Because otherwise it seems really convoluted, especially given that they don’t guarantee you’ll be sent your “favorites” that you’re really interested in. If I didn’t get a “favorite” I really wanted to try on, I’d sure as heck want to keep that store credit and I hope I get to try on the item the next month!

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Probably not a sub for you.

I did clothing subs for a while because my body changed and I no longer knew how to dress myself. Getting new items to try helped me figure my body out and develop a closet I would not have been able to on my own.

If you know what you need, buy it. But for those of us who don’t have time to or don’t know how to shop, need to be pushed out of our comfort zones, or just like surprises, this is a good way yo go.

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Ok, thanks for the clarification! I wouldn’t call myself a fashionista, but I generally know if I like something right away, so shopping isn’t particularly confusing for me or anything. I think you’re right that this doesn’t sound like a good fit for me. I’m not rich or anything, so being forced to choose something or forfeit $40 for the month doesn’t sound like a good deal. I know $40 is like nothing to some people, but I can’t justify just throwing that away.

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Yo do not get to roll over your styling fees (ie the $40 you mention) and it must be applied within the same month. A lot of people like these boxes because of the personal style or aspect as well as the fact that you get to try on items in your own home and potential he get items you wouldn’t normally pick out for yourself. In general there are style questionnaires that serve as guidelines for your stylist so you get the larger number of items you like versus ones that don’t fit your style at all. Hopefully this helps.

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that jacket looks like it was made for you. It’s perfect!

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I don’t really feel like those awesome culottes/gauchos are trying to be high water jeans. And I I love the length and the wider the leg the better in my mind.
I am glad you didn’t keep the striped see through shirt, and over $150 shirt/sweater seemed to be lacking a lot for the price tag. I am sure it was made well, but I think the higher price tag, the higher the need for classic (not trendy – hello cold shoulder) designs.
I haven’t been on MSA much lately, but so very happy to see your beautiful face Haley!

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PLEASE tell me you kept the dress and the jacket. The dress is stunning, and the jacket looks like it was MADE for you.

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Haley Faye

Yes and yes!! Thank you, Jessica!

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Ugg, I still just can’t get on board with the high water pants trend…And the seam on these makes it even worse…It looks like your pants were way too short, so you took the hem out thinking you would get more length. lol. But i love everything else on you, especially the black floral top, and the white striped top would be perfect with denim shorts in the summer.

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However much I can’t get on board with the high water pants trend personally, I still find myself literally caught off guard every time I see it on a male. Ugh. I guess I’m just too old to be “cool” anymore. LOL.

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