My review of Little Poppy Co. October bows and more information about my favorite monthly bow subscription.
While I’ve been focusing on ordering Halloween costumes and finding outfits for family portraits, Little Poppy October bows snuck up on me! This month subscribers received a suede bow, a hand-tied chambray bow, and a velvet ribbon bow. As always, these are bows that are meant to add variety to subscribers’ ever-growing bow collections. Before I tell you more about Little Poppy Co. October bows, let’s review how this bow subscription works. If you’re already familiar with how it works, you can skip down to my review of this month’s new bows.
An Introduction to Little Poppy Co.
When I found out about Little Poppy Co., I loved the idea of a monthly bow subscription. Sign up and for $11/month ($15 with shipping) you receive three seasonal bows in the mail. The Little Poppy Co. October bows include one hand-sewn fabric bow, one suede bow, and one velvet ribbon bow. You can change your subscription so you get pigtail sets every month for an additional $6.
I think a Little Poppy Co. subscription is perfect for anyone that can never have too many bows. It also makes a very fun gift. I’d love to give a Little Poppy subscription at a baby shower, and bows are a perfect stocking stuffer for little girls at Christmas.
In addition to the monthly bows, Little Poppy runs an exclusive shop. The exclusive shop carries add-ons you can order on top of the regular subscription bows. Little Poppy announces their exclusive bows on Instagram, and they often sell out very quickly. This month they offered a fall plaid, an ivory print, and one embroidered ribbon bow. 25% of proceeds from October add-ons were donated to hurricane relief through Save The Children.
Like most subscription boxes, the biggest disadvantage is that you’re not picking out what you’re paying for. Sometimes you get three bows you’ll use and love, sometimes you might only like one. Good news: I almost always use and love all three bows. Unlike many other subscriptions, you’ll get to see what the bows look like before they arrive through the monthly reveals on Instagram. After seeing those images, I start checking my mail for the new bows!
Little Poppy strives to please everyone by increasing the quality of their bows, offering a wide range of colors, and a mix of different bow styles.
So let’s talk about my Little Poppy October bows!
Pumpkin Orange Suede Bow
If there’s a bow in this set that I thought I was least likely to use, it’s this one. I just don’t love orange. But I get that it’s the perfect color for October: a bow for pumpkin patches, Halloween outfits, and harvest festivals. And because it’s the perfect color for fall festivities, my daughter has actually been wearing it on repeat! I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve liked this bow when I wouldn’t have picked it out myself. I think it will carry through November really nicely. The material is a nice suede, which I don’t remember seeing yet from Little Poppy this year. I never tire of bows in the classic hand-tied schoolgirl shape.
Simple Chambray Bow
You can’t go wrong with chambray, and this is a bow I can see wearing all year long with tons of different outfits. I have one other chambray bow but it’s on a headband, so this clip is a nice replacement. This bow is a sewn fabric bow with a slightly asymmetrical shape because there’s only a tail on one end that slightly peeks out. This is the bow I’m most excited about this month. I always seem to love the neutrals.
Black Velvet Ribbon Bow
Speaking of neutrals, there are two this month! The Little Poppy October bows include a black velvet ribbon bow that’s perfect pretty much from now through February. Velvet bows are a hot commodity among bow-obsessed mamas. There are fancier velvet bows out there that are hand-sewn and made from premium fabrics. This particular velvet bow is a ribbon bow, which means it’s simply made out of velvet ribbon. That means this bow isn’t a chunky velvet bow. When I compare it to premium velvet bows it does look cheap, but hey, it’s still a classic black neutral bow. I just like more texture and sheen from my velvets.
My Thoughts on October Bows Overall
Little Poppy October bows are all about texture with suede, a subtly striped chambray, and velvet. If you’re big on Halloween, you’ll appreciate the palette and get a lot of use out of these bows. I love the shapes of these bows and appreciate getting two neutrals in the same month. I can imagine both the suede and velvet bows in better quality fabrics, but I think this is a case where you get what you pay for. These are bows I can afford to lose and that we don’t have to be overly precious about.
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