Socks Matter – Review #3

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Socks Matter is a monthly sock subscription where you receive two pairs of socks for $12. When you tag the company on social media, they sometimes will include an extra pair of socks in your order.

You can read my first two reviews here.
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/23/socks-matter-review-1/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/24/socks-matter-review-2/

I tag the company on Twitter as I don’t use Instagram.

We received three awesome pairs this month.

Pair 1: No show women’s – White and Navy blue with an anchor – These have a good no slip mark on the back of the heel.

Pair 2: These are a men’s crew sock and look like the coins from Mario.

Pair 3: Women’s crew sock with random patterns.

We have tried a few sock subscriptions & I still think this one has the best value. My kids and I always love the Socks Matter packages and know we are going to like everything in them.

If this is something you would be interested in, please click the link below. By using this link, we will each get a free pair.


https://www.socksmatter.com?rfsn=2485475.7d0be2

If you have any questions regarding this product or subscription, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.

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Foot Cardigan – Review #1

Foot Cardigan is a monthly sock subscription that is available for men, women, and children. My kids love socks so we have tried several sock subscriptions.

We chose to try the Houdini’s (no show socks) in Women’s.

The company has a fun attitude which I always appreciate.

The socks were cute and my teen immediately took them.

The back of the sock had a good no slip liner and my teen said they did stay in place.

I really like this company although I think $12.00 per month is a bit steep to only receive one pair in the monthly subscription.

They do have some good collaborations though such as Harry Potter, Mean Girls, and The Simpsons. If you are looking for unique socks as a gift, they definitely have some neat and unique products.

If this is something you would be interested in trying, please use the link below.

https://www.footcardigan.com/

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

KidBox – Review #2

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

KidBox is a seasonal clothing subscription for children that does not charge a styling fee. We loved our first box so much that we decided to order another one.

You can read my first review here: https://esoterictartan.com/category/kidbox/

Each each box comes with a kids newspaper, stickers, crayons, a plastic pouch, and a free item (this season it is temporary tattoos). All of these items are for your child to keep whether you keep the clothing or not.

Each box comes with a sheet that tells you how much all of your items cost individually without a discount and then the cost per item if you keep the entire box. All of their kids boxes have a “keep it all” price of $98. Their baby boxes are even less at $68. Also, when you keep an entire box, KIDBOX donates new clothing to children in need. They gave us four charities to choose from to donate to.

All boxes let you know about the good that the company is doing and explains how to give back. When you keep your entire box, KIDBOX donates clothing.

We received a total of eight items in this box.

Item 1: Justice – Girls Rainbow Sequins Fanny Pack in Blue – Retail Price $14.90 – KidBox price $11.00 – This is a fanny pack (or bum bag as it is called overseas) that has reversible sequins. It also has an adjustable strap so it will fit different sizes.

Here is a view of the sequins flipped on half of the bag – half silver, half pastel rainbow.

Item 2: DKNY – Girls Hipster Hem & Release Short – Size 12 – Retail Price $29.50 – KidBox Price $23.00 – These shorts are super cute and I love how it looks like at the seam on the bottom on the shorts. There is stretch in the material of these which always helps things fit better (made of Cotton, Polyester, & Spandex). The pockets on the front are not real pockets.

Item 3: Derek Heart – Girls Floral Twist Front Tank – Size L14 – Retail Price $30.00 – KidBox Price $22.00 – This tank is so cute and soft ! It has a twist on the front bottom which gives it detail without adding bulk. I like that the shoulder width is wider so the top can be worn to school as well. It looks a little short in the front but did not show her stomach. It still has to be worn over a tank though because it comes down a little lower in the underarm area.

Item 4: 7 For All Mankind – Girls Distressed Bermuda – Size 12 – Retail Price $45.00 – KidBox Price $34.00 – These are cute with a little bit of stretch. I like that these shorts have the distressed look but have material behind it so they are appropriate to wear.

Item 5: Justice – Girls Camo Varsity Tee – Size 14/16 – Retail Price $19.90 – KidBox Price $14.00 – This short is super cute and something we probably wouldn’t have picked out on our own which is why I like these boxes. It is white with silver lettering (the picture looks grey but it is bright white). The material is thin so it does need to be worn with a tank top.

Item 6: Kids Club – Girls Khaki Short – Size 12 – Retail Price $28.00 – KidBox Price $21.00 – These shorts are cute and almost look yellow rather a true khaki color. They don’t have much stretch but do have an adjustable waist.

These short were made specifically for KidBox and have a hook & eye closure.

Item 7: For All Seasons – Girls Cold Shoulder Top in Grey – Size 14 – Retail Price $24.00 – KidBox price $18.00 – The saying is “Sing with Mermaids, Ride a Unicorn” in black and gold. The material is so incredibly soft & bells out towards the bottom for more room.

Item 8: BCBG – Girls Knit Floral Ruffle Dress in Blue – Size 14 – Retail Price $48.00 – KidBox Price $33.00 – My daughter loved this dress and the feel of it because it is so soft. The straps are adjustable which is nice and a unique feature. The back has the same ruffles as the front.

The material is very thin so a tank top and solid undergarments would need to be worn so they don’t show through.

My daughter and I were both very pleased with this box. The Retail total of this box is $239.30. If you keep the entire box, it will only cost $98.00 which is a discount of $141.30 which would make it $12.25 per item.

I am very pleased with the curation of this box and my daughter wants to keep everything. If this is something you would like to try for you child, please use my link below and we will both receive $25.00 off of a box.

http://refer.kidbox.com/mfS22

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Joyfolie Website – Review #2

Joyfolie is an online retail company that sells women & girls clothing, shoes, & accessories.

Each month, Joyfolie sends a free gift with your purchase that you have to add to your cart. I forgot to add mine (see my first review) so I reached out to the company. I will say, their customer service is top notch!
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/27/joyfolie-review-1/

To make up for MY mistake, the offered to send the free flip-flops which were the March gift. Instead of just one pair, they sent my daughter and I matching pairs of sandals with matching sunglasses!

This was great customer service from the company and I really appreciate them doing this. My daughter was so excited!

Items 1 & 2: Verena flip-flops in Olive & Gold – size 3/4 for girls & size 8 in womens – Retail value $18.50 per pair – The sandals are super cute and are from their new Spring Collection. I love this color combo!

Items 3 & 4: Scarlett Sunnies in Black – Retail Value $22.50 per pair – These are so cute! I didn’t know how comfortable they would be on the face not having tried this style but they really are comfortable. They come in their own cute drawstring pouch.

I will say it again, I love this website and their clothing. The customer service just made them even better! I still have my fingers crossed they will up their sizing and start making clothing in plus sizes.

I encourage you to check out their site if you are looking for items that you can’t buy everywhere. You can sign up for free to become an Insider so you can receive 10% off your first purchase, get the free monthly gift, and stay up to date on their items!

https://www.joyfolie.com

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Nadine West – Review #4

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Nadine West is a monthly women’s clothing subscription. I really like Nadine West for their price-point. You also have the option to get a bag every two weeks instead of four weeks if you would like to increase your frequency.

I have reviewed this bag three other times, one we loved and two not as much. You can read those reviews here:
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/08/nadine-west-review-1/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/02/nadine-west-review-2/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/03/nadine-west-review-3/

We received four items in this package along with the option to buy a gift card. There is no styling fee but they do charge a shipping fee of $9.78 that will be applied to anything you purchase.

Item 1: Blossom by P. – Infinite Cold Shoulder top in grey – Size 2XL – $24.49 – This top is super cute and soft. I liked that it was loose and had detailing without being too revealing.

This was a rayon/spandex blend so it has some stretch in it which I prefer.

Item 2: Shosho – Alyvia plaid leggings in black & white – Size 2X – $25.49 – These leggins are so soft and fleece lined.

We have received this brand in another pair of pants and the are my favorite pair of pants!

Item 3: Zenana Premium – Demi Dress in ash rose – Size 1X – $28.49 – This dress is plain and cute. It has a regular neckline and comfortable sleeves that came down just far enough. Pockets are always welcome in dresses! It wasn’t a bright orange, had more of a coral color.

The dress hit around the knee area. It had enough room without being oversized.

Item 4: Bracelet – Pammy in gold and silver – $12.19 – This bracelet is super cute! I typically don’t like this style because they can be hard to get on but once I did, it laid on my wrist perfectly.

Item 5: Gift Card – $20.00 gift card available for purchase for $8.49. Although this is a neat idea, I wish I would have received another clothing item in our bag.

I tried to take jewelry pieces off of my suggestions but it said at least one jewelry item needed to be included with each bag.

I have my settings set to very plain, functional items so that is maybe why I haven’t received much variety. I may change it up for my next purchase to see what they will send because I just feel like something is missing.

I do enjoy this subscription though and will use them again. If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below. They will provide free shipping on your first bag.

https://www.nadinewest.com

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Kidpik – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Kidpik is a girls monthly clothing subscription box in the size range of 4-16. This one does not charge an upfront styling fee which is always nice. They send “three head-to-toe mix-&-match fully coordinated outfits.” All of the clothing is their own brand.

*Please see below about checkout & cancelling regarding issues I had.*

The box even has a sticker specialized for your child so they feel like this is even more customized which is sweet.

The box comes with a brochure showing all of your items and the prices. It also comes with a bag with a prepaid label on it to return any items you don’t want to keep.

We received a total of seven items. Each item has its regular price and if you keep everything, you receive a 30% discount.

They include a free gift for every child to keep for free no matter what. This time it was two friendship bracelets. They look small but have a lot of stretch to them.

Item 1: Stripe Rose Patch Patch Top – Color: Kidpik Navy – Size XL (14) – Price $25.50 (Keep all price $17.85) – The straps for the top of the shirt say “Love” and are an elastic band. Even though this top was cute, it just doesn’t fit right. It was very big for a 14 and just didn’t fit right for a little girl. We probably could have sized down in this one but I felt it was a little too revealing the way it laid. The detailing on the arms was adorable with the ruffles and cutouts.

Item 2: Yeah Tassel Tee – Color: Light Heather Grey – Size XL (14) – Price $16.50 (Keep all price $11.55) – This was a cute top but just not my daughter’s style. I like the sequins and tassels so it wasn’t just a plain grey shirt. The edging around the neck, arms, and bottom was a little different too which I liked.

Item 3: Denim Bermuda Short – Color: Calla Lily Wash – Size 12 – Price $19.50 (Keep all price $13.65) – These shorts were cute and have an adjustable waist.

The inside has patches over the holes so the it doesn’t actually go through which I appreciate.

Item 4: Pull On Fringe Denim Jean – Color: White – Size 12 – Price $25.50 (Keep all price $17.85) – White can be very cute but not on a kid. I like that these had a different design but they ran kind of small. They looked like a skinny jean with a flare at the bottom even though they aren’t billed as that. I just cannot justify buying white pants for my kid because I know they won’t stay that color.

Item 5: Stripe Ottoman Skater Dress – Color: True Red – Size XL (14) – Price $22.50 (Keep all price $15.75) – This dress is adorable! It is red, white, and navy blue with a little bit of stretch. I love that the stripes on the bottom go a different direction than the stripes on the top!

This dress seems to run a true 14. My daughter has room to grow, it’s not too big, not too small. Definitely my favorite piece out of this box.

Item 6: Aviator Sunglasses – Color: Pacific Coast – One Size – Price $7.50 (Keep all price $5.25) – These are cute but super tiny for a smaller child. I took a picture of them sitting inside of my daughter’s regular glasses (in the first pic below).

Item: 7: Janely Glitter Ballet – Color: White – Size 4 Youth – Price $19.50 (Keep all price $13.65) – These shoes are super cute and just the right mix of dress up without being over the top. They are sparkly but not overly so. All shoes come in a drawstring bag like the one shown.

We liked the items in this bag even though some items didn’t fit right. Since my daughter is going between a sizes, that will happen sometimes. The merchandise total was $136.50 but would have been $95.55 with the ‘Keep All’ 30% discount.

Kidpik gives you a lot of flexibility in their options. You have the option to receive ‘Piks’ every 4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 12 weeks. They also give you an option to skip a box, pause your box for 30/60/90 days, or adjust your frequency of boxes for the year (2, 4, or 8 boxes per year).

Once you receive your box, you have seven days to try items on & decide what to keep. You will then be able to check out online.

*** I could not find the ‘Checkout’ option anywhere online and had to email the company. This might be because my package was not showing delivered even though it obviously has been.

*** Cancelling has been a pain because you have to click through a couple of menus to find the cancellation button. Once you find it, it then tells you that you need to call them at 1-844-848-1852. Their hours online say 9AM – 5PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) but when you call, it says their hours are 10AM-6PM. I called at 2:32 PM and received a voicemail.

*** So at this point, I have left a voicemail and emailed the company at hello@kidpik.com to tell them I want to check out and I included my cancel request in the email as well. Hopefully I will hear from them soon.

*** UPDATE: The company emailed back at changed our package status to delivered. This gave me the ability to check out so it’s good to know that it wasn’t a problem with the account & it wasn’t eating away at our seven day time frame. They also cancelled our subscription through the email so I did not have to call again.

Once everything was resolved, checkout was very quick and easy. I do like this company and their clothing and think our particular account just ran into a snag. We may reach out and try another box in the future.

If this is a service you would like to try, I have provided my link where we will each get $20 in credit.

http://fbuy.me/mncXV

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!

Joyfolie Website – Review #1

Joyfolie is a website that sells exclusive clothing and accessories for women and girls. They have clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc.  I love the elegant look of their items!

We bought two items to try out this website. One was a dress for my ten-year-old daughter and the other was a choker necklace for my teen.

The sizing for women only go up to an XL so I was not able to order anything for myself. I need a minimum of a XXL.

The plastic bag they use for shipping is super cute with a floral pattern.

Each each item comes individually wrapped.

Item 1: Zadie Dress in red – Size 14 – Retail Price $72 (on sale for $39.99) – Oh my goodness, this dress is so adorable! The material is not soft but it’s not itchy either. It also comes in navy and in cream. https://www.joyfolie.com/products/new-zadie-dress-in-red

My daughter usually wears a size 10/12 but we have started to size up on certain items. We bought a size 14 and it is super long.

The detailing of the ruffles on the sleeve and a tiny bit of lace detail on the front just give it a little something that makes it stand out.

The back has a keyhole cutout.

The bottom flares out when spinning around and she had so much fun twirling in this dress!

She had enough room through in the dress so it did fit like a 14 (except for the length) so she has a room to grow.

Item 2: Juniper Choker – Retail Price $12.50 (Currently on final sale for $6.99) – The choker came wrapped in its own floral tissue and little bag. https://www.joyfolie.com/products/juniper-choker

It is a gold lace choker that doesn’t have a lot of give in the band. It does have an adjustable chain for comfort.

I love that even though it’s a choker, it has an elegant look.

I found this company from an advertisement on Facebook so I was a little unsure about ordering at first but I was very pleased with the products.  You can receive a monthly gift for ordering but I don’t think I added it correctly because I did not receive one.  UPDATE: Customer Service responded to me so quickly and are sending out two free gifts for my daughter and I which is so kind of them.  They are sending us matching sunglasses and matching sandals.  That was very sweet of them!

I truly love the clothes that the shop provides.  I like it that they are unique and not the same old thing that you find at other places.  We will definitely be ordering again!  You can sign up for free to become an Insider so you can receive 10% off your first purchase, get the free monthly gift, and stay up to date on their items!

If this is something you would be interested in, please click on the link below.

https://www.joyfolie.com

As always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

FabKids – Review #1

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

We decided to try FabKids for my 10 yes old daughter. It is a monthly clothing subscription for kids that cost $29.95. That money will get credited to your account and you get to choose your clothing.

This is run by the same company that does Fabletics, ShoeDazzle, & JustFab.

We didn’t want the monthly subscription so created an account, bought her an outfit, and then canceled my account. We bought two pieces which I which I will review. I am not reviewing the subscription piece of FabKids.

The package came pretty quickly after we ordered it.

Each each item is wrapped individually and is their own brand.

Item 1:Pom Pom Jumpsuit – Size XL (14/16) – Retail Price $29.95 – This outfit is so adorable! It is very soft and my daughter wants to sleep in it. She normally wears a size L/12 but is on the cusp of sizing up and this fit her perfect. If you are a true size 14/16 I think it may run a little small.

The detailing on the top is super cute well without being too much.

The outfit is cinched at the waist and has pockets which made it even cuter.

The bottoms are made to come up a little higher than normal and have a flare.

This is what the inside of the bottom looks like. The stitching is nice and not itchy.

This picture is a little blurry but I wanted to show a close up of how wide the bottoms are.

The colors on the top are very vibrant. I was afraid this would look chintzy in person but it doesn’t at all.

Item 2: Gold Lace Up Sandals – Size 4 – Retail Price $24.95 – I was a little unsure about these but they are super cute in person.

They tie like a regular shoe on the top and actually stayed tied. My daughter did double knot them but did not play in them. She said if she played in them they might not have stayed tied very well.

They have a zipper at the back that makes the shoe easier to put on. There’s a piece of fabric to cover the zipper on the inside of the sandal so it doesn’t rub the back of the leg.

When we were purchasing, there was a promotion for 50% off your first item and also a $20 credit they applied to the account which I think has something to do with a shoe special they had going on.

Our total would have been $54.90 but we ended up paying only $21.32 which includes tax and free shipping.

I really like the clothes but wish you didn’t have to have the subscription to do it. They do provide the option to go in and skip months though.

I tried to send an email to cancel are subscription and I received an email back saying they no longer utilize email as a means of communication and asked me to call a 1-800 number. I called and they did cancel it pretty easy, of course offering me discounts if I would stay with them.

I really do like the service and we’ll probably go back and buy some other things for my daughter eventually. They definitely has some cute pieces and I like it that they are their own brand.

If this is something you would be interested in, please use the link below.

http://www.fabkids.com

As always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.

Socks Matter – Review #2

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

Socks Matter is a monthly sock subscription where you receive two pairs of socks for $12.

After my first review, the company reached out and asked if they could send me a free pair to review. My family loves socks so we were very excited. All opinions are still my own though. You can read my first review here.

https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/23/socks-matter-review-1/amp/

I don’t know if this is my regular two pair I paid for plus a free pair OR if they sent me three pairs and I have my regular package company.

One thing I really love about this company if they donate a pair of socks for every pair that you bought. I love it when companies give back!

First Pair: Men’s Crew Sock – I have turned one of the socks inside out so you can see the detailing. These socks are incredibly soft and I love the color combo. They are definitely a fun sock that looks and feels very nice.

Second pair: Woman’s or kids crew sock – my ten-year-old described these perfectly “it’s like a party on a sock!”. The colors are very vibrant and they seem well made.

Third pair: Woman’s no show – I like these so much better than the first pair we received. The first pair was more of a liner while this is more of a no-show sock. It still has the non-slip grip on the back but come up a little bit higher which helps them stay in place. These are so incredibly soft and I don’t feel any tightness around the toe area. (If we can buy these individually, I’m definitely purchasing these!)

I really appreciate the company reaching out and I was much more impressed with these no show socks than the other ones. My teen loved the pattern on the yellow/black pair from the previous bag so much that she started showing them off at school. Her friends were even telling me how much she loved them.

We have tried a few sock subscriptions & I truly think this one has the best value. I can’t wait till we get our next order.

If this is something you would be interested in, please click the link below. By using this link, we will each get a free pair.

https://www.socksmatter.com?rfsn=2485475.7d0be2

If you have any questions regarding this product or subscription, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.

“Free Mom Hugs” T-shirt

The Legal Disclosure: All product reviews are my own & products have been purchased by myself unless otherwise noted. The reviews will always be honest, full of respect & trust. Some posts may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on the link & make a purchase, I may be compensated (this is at no cost to you). Not all links are affiliate links but will post this on every linked page to be fully transparent. If you would like to learn about how I do a product review or info about subscription services, please comment below or email me at esoterictartan@gmail.com.

I believe everyone in this world deserves hugs and our LGBTQ children are no exception. Everyone is someone’s child and they deserve love.

This is not a political statement. This is about love.

I have a child that is in the LGBTQ community. As parents, sometimes we don’t understand and that’s okay. We don’t have to understand. What we do have is the ability to love them though everything without fail.

I have the opportunity to attend an LGBTQ parade coming up and this is the shirt I bought to wear to give out hugs. I found it on Amazon and I love it! The sizing does run very big which I actually prefer. https://amzn.to/2Oe5sOo

They are our babies no matter what age they are.

We are their momma’s no matter what age they are.

Let’s treat each other with kindness, with compassion, and with love. Kindness always matters!