Elizabeth & Clarke Review - Winter 2014 - Clothing Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

  
What is it? Elizabeth & Clarke
How Much? $60 per quarter for 3 shirts, $50 per quarter for 2 shirts, $30 per quarter for 1 shirt. Shipping to Canada is $15.
What’s in it? Designer-quality blouses and tees delivered every 3 months, at the beginning of the season. 

Elizabeth & Clarke is a clothing subscription service that sends designer-quality tops to your door every season. They are called "perfect basics" because the tops are all made of quality fabrics, in neutral colours. The styles are fashion forward and appropriate for any lifestyle.
For the Winter Collection, Elizabeth & Clarke offered three new shirts, plus two from the Forever Collection. The Bronte is a black, sleeveless, two tiered, high neck blouse. The Williams is a long sleeve black tee with an asymmetrical hemline. The Swan is a lightweight cream sweater with suede elbow patches. I wrote in my Fall review that I had selected The Swan. The elbow patches had to be in my closet!

You shall be mine!

I was quite surprised to open up my box and found The Williams. I e-mailed Elizabeth & Clarke about the error and I was basically told it was my own fault. I either didn't make a selection for the Winter box, or I didn't save my selection. I recall very well being on the website and selecting The Swan, so I'm guessing it's the latter. Take note - if you have a 1 or 2 shirt subscription and you fail to make a selection, they choose for you. Elizabeth & Clarke does offer free returns, but only if you are in the US. They suggested that if I live close to the border, I drive down to a US post office and send it back. That wasn't going to happen. Instead, I made do...

The Williams is the ultimate long sleeve tee to take you from day to night. With its super-soft fabric and chic asymmetrical hem it keeps you comfortable while staying stylish, and who doesn’t love that combination?
To my surprise, I didn't mind the shirt. It's soft and comfy. I sized down this season so the top first perfectly. At first I hated the asymmetrical hem so I styled it by tying it in a little knot (right) but it never felt right. One day I left it loose with skinny jeans, boots, and a bib necklace (right). It looked great and I felt great. It actually felt kind of slimming. Out of the three shirts I've received from Elizabeth & Clarke, this one is my favourite. One I donated without wearing and one I still have but have never worn. This one has been worn a few times already and I've only had it for a few weeks! This shirt cost me $45 US ($30 + $15 shipping), or $51.18 US. It's more than I would normally pay for a tee, but so far I'm loving it.


 More ways to style The Williams

The Spring 2015 Collection has been released and three new shirts are available. Order by February 1st and your shirt will ship by March 1st, 2015.


(Left) 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. 
color: white
fabric: 100% Crepe de Chine, lace shell: 100% cotton
care: machine-washable, dryer-safe

(Middle) 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. 
color: white
fabric: 60% modal, 35% poly, 5% spandex
care: machine-washable, dryer-safe

(Right) 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. 
color: white
fabric: 100% Crepe de Chine
care: machine-washable, dryer-safe

As always, Elizabeth & Clarke also has two shirts from their Forever Collection available, and I also learned that you can request any shirt, from any past season. Just send them an e-mail with the style and size you are looking for. If they have shirts in stock, you can add it to your shipment. I was able to scoop up The Swan after all. It will be sent to me in the spring, along with The Shannon. Since shipping to Canada is $15, regardless of the number of shirts you order, it's actually a better value to go for the two or three shirt shipment. The two shirts I ordered for Spring 2015 cost me $50, plus $15 shipping for a total of $65 US. That worked out to $77.52 CDN, or $38.76 per shirt . It's quite a savings from my winter shipment, which cost me over $51 for one shirt... Just something to keep in mind if you are thinking of ordering.

For an even better deal, new subscribers can save 20% off their first order by using prom code Newsletter20 at checkout. This gives you $12 of a 3-shirt subscription, $10 off a 2-shirt subscription, or $6 off a single shirt subscription.

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