Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Back-to-school style with Mac & Mia

When a stylish mom and her equally hip kid approach you at a birthday party and start talking kids clothes, you listen. I jump at any chance to let someone else dress my girls, who are not easy customers. One loves all things sparkly and girly, and one prefers ponytails and athleisure.

Jessica is the local mom and brave Mac & Mia stylist who agreed to put together some back-to-school outfits for my girls. Mac & Mia is not a subscription box with a commitment. You request a box of high-quality, boutique-brand clothing and accessories when it works for you. Genius, right?! The clothing starts at $24 and accessories at $9.

The process was so simple. I registered on the website and my girls chose sample outfits, listed color and style preferences, sizes, prices, and where we currently shop. I was charged a $20 styling fee to secure my order.

Boxes ship that week, or on a date of your choosing. I received an email with the tracking information and two days later, the boxes were on our doorstep.

Emmerson opened her box first. In full disclosure, I entered the wrong size (mom fail) so most of the items were too large (is it wrong that I kept a sweater for myself though?), but she loved the cute, comfy joggers and a fun necklace. At eight years old, it's nearly impossible to find anything she loves to wear, so her approval was monumental.

Elin opened her box next and I was blown away. Our stylist nailed it - we loved everything! If it wasn't for a fit issue and a duplicate piece to something we own, we would have purchased it all.

I don't mind spending a little extra money on quality clothing and the most adorable accessories (and stocking up on cheap leggings and basic tees elsewhere) if I'm confident they will get a lot of use out of them. All our pieces were mix and match, so they have many different looks.

I completed the emailed link and commented with what and why we were returning each piece (so our stylist knows for next time), and simply packaged them up in a pre-labeled mailer and dropped it at our UPS drop box. Within a couple days, they charged my credit card for the items I kept (minus the $20 stylist fee because we chose more than two).

If you're interested in trying Mac & Mia, click here for $20 off your first box!

Have you used Mac & Mia? I'm sold! It has definitely changed the way I shop and we will no doubt be using this service again and again!

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