I have many recurring subscriptions to various entities, but the one that I can assure you will never go away is Amazon Prime – can I live a life without The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or free two-day shipping? Perish the thought.
Also, no. No, I cannot.
I have instant gratification issues and it mystifies me how I ever waited 7-10 business days for anything. In a world where we can click, order, pull up and have something plopped into our vehicles in a matter of minutes – Amazon Prime is the catalyst for it all.
But I digress – this isn’t a fan girl letter to Jeff Bezos (ooh, note for future me), it’s about Prime Wardrobe. Because I hate shopping for clothes. I don’t want to strip down in front of fluorescent lights or judge clothes in front of a tricky mirror that isn’t my own. I want to be in the peace and comfort of my own home to see if something will work or not. But I also don’t want to pay for it like a Stitch Fix. I want it all – and my Jeffy knows this.
Enter Prime Wardrobe.
It all started with a pair of shoes. After we received a pair of Keen’s at our Lafayette Mom’s Blog Retreat, I was hooked. Comfortable shoes are my end all, be all. So with my 14 year old converse shoes looking a little worse for the wear, I was ready to upgrade to some Keen Elsa’s. As I often do, I relied on my old pal Amazon to make it happen. When I went to order, I saw that I could get them in as part of Prime Wardrobe – so did I want to add anything else to my box?
Heck yes, I did.
So first up – my Keen’s. These shoes are literally like WALKING ON CLOUDS. I pretty much wear them daily. Going from Converse to these was a shock to my system since the toe box is much wider. I was concerned that I looked like a mom who tried to get Converse but failed. That concern literally disappeared the first day I wore them. These were a definite buy and the entire reason for the box.
Then I stumbled upon Daily Ritual and Mae – both Amazon clothing brands. An entire line of comfortable basics with amazing prices – I quickly filled up my box.
I tried this ultra soft, olive green dress that you can get for $30. It was very comfortable and cozy and I felt that I could dress it up if need be but … it ultimately went back because I didn’t love it around my mom tummy.
Next up was this buttery soft, striped wrap. I love a good wrap and this one has pockets! The pocket love doesn’t just stop at dresses, my friends. But at $34, I couldn’t really justify it for my needs at the time. Though I looking back now to write this post, I may be changing my mind …
Then I tried this striped hoodie. Can you tell I have a Thing for stripes? They are literally my favorite. At $28 this is a total steal – but I couldn’t pull off the blouson sleeves. So back in the box it went!
And last, but definitely not least, was this scoop neck black tee. It was the most basic thing I put in my cart but the moment I put it on, I knew it was mine. It’s the perfect length – covering the booty with its longline hem and didn’t dip too low. It’s super soft and best yet, only $15! I’m sad that they don’t seem to have them in stock because I would absolutely buy more.
So, if you’re following along at home, I kept a shirt and the shoes, which totaled about $70. While Prime Wardrobe is free, you do have to put a credit card down because you have a short time to actually try everything on and send back what you don’t want – otherwise you get charged for the whole shebang.
Returning was super easy.
I logged onto my Amazon account, selected what I wanted and checked out. Then I put the other items back, sealed up the box and slapped on the return mailer that came with the box. I had to go to Whole Foods, so I used Amazon Locker to leave the box for UPS to pick up. It was insanely easy and not at all time consuming – and I didn’t forget to return it like so many other things I have bought in the past because the process was so turnkey.
Now, when I’m shopping on Amazon and I have the option to do Prime Wardrobe, I always take it. It’s a risk-free way to shop in the comfort of my own home and try things that I wouldn’t normally try. One of my favorites? Bras. Bras are notoriously hard for me to shop for so filling up a Prime Wardrobe box of bras? Yes, please!
I currently have a box filled with clothes for me and my kiddos about to be shipped my way – all without leaving my couch.