October 2017 Stitch Fix Review

Stitch Fix is a fashion subscription box that costs $20 per box for a shipping and styling fee. They send 5 items a month and the $20 fee is applied to anything you choose to keep.

When you sign up, you fill out a style profile.

When you’re finished, you choose when you want to receive your next fix. The $20 fee is charged to your credit card when the stylist chooses your items.

You have three days to decide what you want to keep and what to return. If you choose to keep all five items, you receive a 25% discount.

For more information on signing up for Stitch Fix, click here.

Here’s what I got this month:

StitchfixBagJak Zipper Detail Tote – $68.00
Brand: Urban Expressions

This tote is huge! It’s super cute. I love the color. I tend to go for neutral colors, especially in bags. However, it is made of polyurethane, which is synthetic, and has a polyester lining. I do love it, but I can’t justify spending so much money on synthetic materials.

Verdict: Sending it back.

Niall Ribbed Knit Swing Dress – $68.00StitchfixDress
Brand: RD Style

This dress does not fit me correctly. Even for a swing dress, it looks like a bag on me and the bodice is not cut correctly for my body at all.

Verdict: Sending it back

StitchfixShirtCovington One Pocket Top – $58.00
Brand: Le Lis

I do like this shirt, but there’s nothing really interesting about it. It’s just a basic button-up that I could get anywhere. It’s also 100% rayon, which is difficult to care for properly. I have had issues with rayon shirts falling apart in the past, so I don’t want to spend $58 for a shirt that’s going to fall apart.

Verdict: Sending it back

Chaplin Essential Hooded Anorak Cargo Jacket – $88.00StitchfixJacket
Brand: 41Hawthorn

I adore this jacket. I’ve been looking for an anorak jacket for a few months now and this one is perfect for me. The color is a sort of purply-gray, which I love. It’s light, but not too light, so it will still keep me warm in spring and fall without overheating me. It’s also 100% cotton!

Verdict: Keeping it

StitchfixSweaterSharon Thumb Hole Detail Pullover – $78.00
Brand: 41Hawthorn

This is cute, but it’s only 58% cotton and closer to $100 than it is to $50. I love the cowl neck and the the thumb holes, but it’s a little pricey for me and doesn’t really go with anything I already own.

Verdict: Sending it back
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September 2017 Nadine West Review

Nadine West is a fashion subscription box that costs $9.78 per month for shipping. They send 4-5 items a month and the cost of shipping is applied to anything you choose to keep. Read my previous blog here to learn more about how it works.

Here’s what I got this month:

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Brand: Zenana Outfitters

I didn’t think I was going to like this shirt
at first, but it looks better on than it did
when I pulled it out of the package.
I’m not normally a pink kind of person,
but this actually looks really good with my
light wash jeans.
This shirt is just kind of boring and the sort
of thing I can get anywhere.

Verdict: Sending it back

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Argyle Girl – $16.99
Brand: New Mix

I really like these shorts.
They’re super soft and have an
elastic waistband so they’re really
comfortable.
I do think it’s weird that the tie is
just an accent, not a real drawstring.
It doesn’t detract from how cute the
shorts are, but I don’t think it adds
anything either.

Verdict: Keeping it

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Moonlight Fairytale – $29.99
Brand: Popular 21

The hemline of this skirt
is really cute.
The bodice, however, is
boring.
I think I would actually
prefer if it had short
sleeves instead of
spaghetti straps.
I don’t dislike that it’s gray,
but I think that adds
to the boringness of it.

Verdict: Sending it back

 

 

Teardrop Snake Skin – $13.99

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These earrings are cute, just not my style. I feel like they’re the sort of thing my mom or my aunts would wear.

Verdict: Sending it back

Morning Dew Sparkle Necklace – $18.99

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I love this necklace. I feel like it makes a statement without being a massive heavy thing. The details of the pearls and the leaves are so pretty.

Verdict: Keeping it

This month I’m keeping two of the five items I was sent. It’s really easy to send back the other three items. The package comes with a return label sticker that you just put over the original shipping sticker, then you put the items you’re returning back in the package along with the packing slip, tape it shut and put it in your mailbox.

The shorts are $16.99 and the necklace is $18.99, but since the cost of shipping is subtracted from what I keep, I will be charged $26.20 instead of $35.98.

August 2017 Nadine West Review

Nadine West is a fashion subscription box that costs $9.78 per month for shipping. They send 4-5 items a month and the cost of shipping is applied to anything you choose to keep. Read my previous blog here to learn more about how it works.

Here’s what I got this month:

Made in the Shade – $18.49IMGP8204
Brand: Bozzolo

I love the style of this top and I really like the color. However, as I mentioned last month, I hate the brand Bozzolo. The material is extremely thin and feels cheap and the texture of this top doesn’t work with the style.

Verdict: Sending it back

Sleek and Sexy – $19.99
Brand: Kathy

This skirt is super cute. I love the wrap style and the stripes. The material is really light, but doesn’t feel thin and cheap like the top. The problem with it is that it falls about mid-calf on me, which is too long. A skirt like this should fall at the knee or just above to look really good.

Verdict: Sending it back

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Hammered Bar and Plate – $19.99

This necklace is really cute. I don’t usually like the hammered look, but I do like this. I’m not sure what Nadine West’s obsession with hammered jewelry is, but I think I’ve gotten something hammered from them every month since I started the subscription. Usually the jewelry isn’t this interesting, but I love the different shapes on this. It falls in the middle of my chest, so I need a top that’s either very low-cut or very high-cut to wear it with.

Verdict: Keeping it

 

Disc Dangles – $12.99

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These are cute, but boring. They’re matte silver hammered discs. If they weren’t matte and matched the necklace a little better, I would probably keep them, but as they are I probably won’t ever wear them.

Verdict: Sending them back

#FashionFriday – July 2017 Nadine West Review

Nadine West is my current favorite fashion subscription box. If you want to know more about how it works, check out my previous post about it here.

Here’s what I got this month:

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Feels Like Spring – $14.49
Brand: Bozzolo

I like the cut of this top, but it’s not anything exciting. It’s super see-through, which is kind of weird for such a dark red. It’s probably because the material is so thin. I have gotten Bozzolo items before and had them be too see-through. I feel that $14.49 is pretty expensive for such a basic piece when it’s not very high quality.

Verdict: Sending it back.

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Band of Flowers – $16.99
Brand: Zenana Outfitters

These leggings are super cute. I was worried when I was trying them on that they would be too long like the pants I got last month, but they just barely brushed the ground when I put them on. They were a little loose. They are a small, so I think an extra small would fit perfectly. They’re also super comfortable, being 95% cotton and 5% spandex, which my mom would love. She’s at a conference this weekend, otherwise I would have her try them on. I think she would love them for her yoga classes. Since they’re not quite perfect on me, I won’t be keeping them.

Verdict: Sending them back.

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Jealous of My Pearls – $9.99

These earrings are pretty, but they’re not amazing. I already have pearl earrings and since these are nothing special, I won’t be keeping them.

Verdict: Sending them back.

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We Are All Made of Stars – $17.99

This necklace is super pretty. It looks like a starfish, which is really cute. In my post about my Nadine West package last month, I said that I didn’t like the dolphin necklace I had gotten because I don’t like dolphins. This month is the opposite. I think starfish are really cool and I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this necklace.

Verdict: Keeping it.

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Summer Mornings – $29.99
Brand: Freebird

I love this dress, but it’s too big on me. The pattern is so beautiful, and I think the cut would be fine if it were a size smaller. It is a small, but it hangs on me like a medium. I would definitely keep it if it were the right size.

Verdict: Sending it back.

I thought about changing the sizes in my profile to extra small since the leggings and the dress were both a bit too big, but I have gotten items in the past that fit perfectly. I’m going to try another month at small and if I keep getting items that are too big on me, change it to extra small.

The necklace is $17.99, but since the $9.78 I paid for shipping goes towards the cost of whatever I keep, I will only be charged the remainder, which is $8.21. Please note that if you decide not to keep anything, the shipping doesn’t get refunded to you. So, if I weren’t keeping the necklace and sent everything back, I would be out $9.78.

Nadine West Review

I love subscription boxes and I love clothes, so obviously when I heard about Nadine West, I had to try it. It’s very similar to Stitch Fix, but much cheaper.

When you sign up for Nadine West, you fill out a style profile. They give you photos of each item of clothing in different styles and you pick which ones you like.

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You also choose how often you want to receive each type of item and what colors and patterns you like and don’t like.

You tell them how much you usually spend on clothing and jewelry, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the items you receive will be in that range. I put that I usually spend less than $20 on jewelry and I just received a necklace priced at $29.99.

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You can choose to receive shipments every two weeks or every four weeks.

Just like Stitch Fix, anything you don’t want to keep, you send back and don’t get charged for.

The shipping fee for Nadine West is $9.78, which gets put towards anything you decide to keep. However, you don’t get that money back if you choose not to keep anything.

Here’s what I got in this shipment:

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Chloe – $11.49

This shirt looks cute in this picture, but it’s extremely thin and the material feels kind of weird. I don’t really like how it hangs on me.

Verdict: Sending it back.

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She’s Got Legs – $14.99

These shorts are super cute. You can’t really see the detail in this picture, so here’s another one:

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One thing I love about subscription boxes is that you get things you never would have tried otherwise. These shorts are super high-waisted for me. I’ve never liked high-waisted bottoms, but I think I look really good in these.

Verdict: Keeping them.

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Arawak – $13.49

This shirt is 100% something I would never pick up at the store. The color doesn’t stand out to me and I tend not to like looser fitting garments like this. Turns out it’s super cute, though! I think it looks much more adult than most of my wardrobe. I’m trying to slowly change the type of clothes I have so I can dress like I’m closer to 30 than 20 (which I am), so this shirt fits in perfectly with where I want my wardrobe to go.

Verdict: Keeping it.

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Ribbon of Power – $13.99

I’m going to be real, I think these earrings are super ugly. I don’t like how clunky they look and I don’t like the hammered metal. I think these are the type of thing you have to have a certain personality to pull off and shy girl Holly cannot pull off this look.

Verdict: Sending them back.

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Linked Together – $29.99

I like this necklace, but I have no idea how to wear it. I think you need something with a high neckline to make this look good, and I really don’t have much with a high neckline.

Verdict: Sending it back.

Nadine West is probably going to end up being one of my favorite subscription boxes. None of the things they sent me are things that I would choose for myself, but I ended up keeping 2/5 of the items. They don’t look like the most high-quality garments, but they’re also super cheap and it’s worth it to me to find clothes that don’t say “I never go anywhere besides the beach and Sunday brunch” so I can develop a new sense of style.

If you think Nadine West sounds cool and want to subscribe, the website is here.