A Year of Le Tote

My timehop yesterday told me that a year ago, I ordered my first Le Tote bag. I figured it would be a good time to reflect on my experience and why I love their service so much. Please note - I'm not being compensated at all for this review, but if you do sign up via my referral link, I receive discounts from future month's totes. 

If you aren't familiar with how Le Tote works, I recommend you check out this page of their site. But it is pretty simple: you pay a monthly fee, and you receive styled totes filled with clothing and accessories. You can keep each tote for as long as you want, or return it as quickly as you want, to receive a new one. If you keep anything out of the tote, you get it at a reduced member price, and they send you an extra one the following tote. You can cancel at any time, and even put your membership on hold, which I did while I was away on my honeymoon. 

I've received a total of 87 items from Le Tote in the last year. There's a tote currently on its way to me, but I won't count that one, which has 5 more items that I haven't seen yet. 

Of those, I kept 8 pieces total: 

I've posted 9 times about Le Tote just since January 1, 2015. Last year, I wore an item from Le Tote in my engagement photos with Travis. I posted outfits that included Le Tote items more times than I was willing to count for this post. And while I know I've been smart about what I've kept and what I've let go, I regret not keeping certain pieces, like the dress on the left, skirt in the middle, and dress on the right (even though it was too short):

Most importantly though, I've shopped way less. I'm not going to go into specific budgetary figures, but in 2014, I spent ~30% less on clothing than in 2013, according to my tracking at Mint.com. That counts my Le Tote subscription and anything I purchased from them! Not bad, right? 

I've decided to continue my subscription with them. I'm not sure for how long, but for now I am really enjoying it. If you haven't tried it yet, and you want to, you can sign up here. Or here if you don't want to send any referral dollars my way. It's been a good year, and I'm really looking forward to more awesomeness! 

Posted on March 25, 2015 .