Elizabeth&Clarke is probably my favorite subscription service. I'm sure it's because I can only get a box once a quarter. It's that inability to get what I want when I want it that keeps me hooked. After seeing the preview of the Fall collection I just couldn't wait to get it! Especially because of one of the shirts. Before I show you the collection though, let me explain how it works.
How it Works:
- Elizabeth&Clarke only makes shirts, and they only release three new shirts every season. Those shirts are only available for pre-order, so you have to act before they close.
- They also have a set of "forever" shirts, like a white tee called the "Liz Lemon" and a white button-up shirt called the "White." By the way, all of their shirts are named after famous Elizabeths.Even those these styles are available "forever," you still have to order them before the pre-orders close.
- When you subscribe you have three options to chose from: 1 shirt for $30, 2 shirts for $45, and 3 shirts for $60. I always choose the last option, I'll get to why in a minute.
- You choose up to three shirts, and they are some combination of the seasonal collection and the forever collection.
- You've already paid for your shirts, so what you get is yours to keep.
- If you don't like your shirts you can contact Elizabeth&Clarke to return or exchange them. Just be sure to keep the original bag that your shirt came in, otherwise they won't refund you. This is the reason I get three shirts. If I don't like one or two of them, I can send them back for a refund. So... if I dislike one of the three shirts, I can get a $20 refund. If I return two of the shirts, I get a $40 refund.
- Exchanges can be tricky, because you can only exchange for a shirt that they currently have in stock, which basically means you can only exchange for a shirt that has been returned.
My Fall 2016 Elizabeth&Clarke Collection
This is the shirt I have been drooling over for three months, and it did not disappoint! It fits perfectly and the lace elbow patches are such a fun touch. The v-neck is very flattering, and the lace seems very durable. I put together my outfit to go with my son to storytime at the library. I chose the vest because it was kind of chilly outside, but I didn't want to cover the elbow patches with a jacket. I thought the distressed look of the jeans would contrast against the romantic lace, and I wore my booties from the #Nsale because it's September and I can.
Shirt - Elizabeth&Clarke (similar lace details/similar color) | Vest - Factory Printed Quilted Vest from J. Crew Factory | Jeans - Pistola from Stitch Fix (this review) | Necklace - Golden Tote (similar) | Shoes - Sam Edelman Booties on clearance for $67.98 (60% off!) or another pair that is similar
This is the shirt that I thought I would certainly send back for a refund. However when I tried it on I fell in love. It fits perfectly, and the cut of the neck is really flattering. I thought I would hate the shoulder detail, but it actually takes an otherwise basic shirt and elevates it. This is actually why I love Elizabeth&Clarke so much; they make really high quality shirts with fun details. I chose to pair this shirt with my orange midi-skirt, because I thought the romantic look of the skirt would tone down the edginess of the shoulders. I wore this outfit out to a restaurant with my family.
Shirt - Elizabeth&Clarke (similar) | Skirt - Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt in Orange from Modcloth | Necklace - Charming Charlie (similar) | Bag - Charming Charlie (similar) | Shoes - Basha sandals from The Walking Company on clearance for $59.97 (similar) | Earrings - Arrowhead Earrings from Francesca's
I just bought and installed a full length mirror in our apartment, so you'll start seeing some mirror selfies on the blog. Be patient with me as I figure this out. It's harder than it looks! Not to mention black shirts are difficult to photograph.
I had pretty high hopes for this shirt. The split-back is a style I've been interested in trying, and I love scallop details. However this shirt just isn't doing it for me. Part of the problem is a black shirt made out of this material is just a little too formal for my lifestyle. I styled my outfit in an attempt to dress-down the shirt, to see if I could make it casual enough for daily wear. I chose olive pants, and then added my plaid button-up over the top, and a pendant necklace. My boots are Steve Maddens that I bought from DSW last year. I really like this look, but of course by adding the shirt over the top I'm covering up the split-back detail, and really any black shirt would fit into this outfit. In conclusion, I'm going to send this one back for a refund. I'm keeping the cute baby though!
Shirt - Elizabeth&Clarke (similar//similar plus size) | Pants - Olive pants from Loft last season (similar by KFTK) | Plaid Shirt - Old Navy last season (similar) | Boots - Steve Madden from DSW last season (similar) | Necklace - Charming Charlie (similar)
I was really excited to come away with two great shirts this season. Elizabeth&Clarke has already released their shirts for the winter season for pre-order:
You can check out more detailed photos on their website, and remember if you want these shirts you must pre-order them before November 1st. I'm not very excited about any of these shirts... although the more I look at The Davenport the more it's growing on me. I've been surprised by Elizabeth&Clarke before, in this very box in fact! So I'm willing to give all three a shot. Which ones are you going to order? Let me know in the comments!
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Published by Mallory Welch