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Nadine West Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017

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See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Nadine West is a subscription styling service for women sizes small to 3X. Subscribers fill out a style quiz and are sent an outfit every month based on their style preferences. The best part is that there’s no styling fee—just a small shipping fee that is credited toward the cost of anything you keep.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

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See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

The Subscription Box: Nadine West

The Cost: $9.78 is charged to your account when your package ships (to cover shipping) and that amount is put towards the cost of the items you keep. If you return everything, however, that amount is not refunded.

COUPON: Use referral code NADINE to waive shipping fees on your first box! That means you can get your first box totally risk-free, with no styling fee and no shipping fee (normally $9.78). You’ll pay only for items you decide to keep!

IMPORTANT NOTE: A couple of months ago, several readers expressed concern over the shipping charge of $9.78. Please note that this is a recent increase! However, existing subscribers keep their previous rate, which I think was $6.50.

The Products: Each pink package will include 2-4 items. Typical combos include a shirt or scarf and a couple pieces of jewelry and other accessories.

Ships to: U.S.

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See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Nadine West sent along this invoice in the envelope, which lists the costs of each item. If I return an item, I won’t get charged for it. If I keep it past the return deadline, I will get charged for it.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

The envelope also came with a free shipping label. Now, this is important—Nadine West lists a deadline on the right side of the invoice, which is the date by which the return label must be used. If it’s not used, it’s not active, and you might run the risk of being charged for the products inside. There is an “extend period” option that you can find in the “See Shipment History” tab of your online profile, which bumps out the date by which Nadine West will charge your card for the items you’ll be keeping. But note that it seems like customers get about five days between when the package arrives and when it must be dropped back in the mail, free of charge. I don’t think the time period is advertised on their site as clearly as it is with other styling subscription programs, so make sure to check your return date as soon as your package arrives!

Oh, and before we dive in, I’m usually a medium (6) on top and a large (10) on the bottom, so I set my preferences accordingly (they just take letter sizes rather than numbers). Hopefully, that helps you gauge how things fit!

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

First, we’ll check out the jewelry.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Sparkle Princess Bracelet – Cost to Keep $16.99

I like a good cuff bracelet, though this one didn’t quite do it for me. I think I would’ve preferred it to either have more rhinestones all the way around, or to have been a simple silver cuff without the embellishments on the edges. I probably wouldn’t hang on to this piece—I don’t totally dislike it, but I’m not entirely in love with it either.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Total Eclipse Necklace – Cost to Keep $29.99

This necklace is a little flimsy seeming, and I can see where there are some uneven edges on the eclipse design. I don’t know that I’d pay $30.00 for it, but I do like the concept of the design. It’s got the simplicity that I typically look for in jewelry, too—it’s sleek and minimal. I’d have to deliberate a bit before I decided to hang on to this piece or not. I haven’t seen a shape like this pendant before, but I also feel like the quality is on par with a basic mall accessory store—I might be able to put that money towards something I really adored.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Disc Dangles Earrings – Cost to Keep $12.99

These earrings also share that minimalist aesthetic I like. They have the slightest hammered effect to them, too. Again, is the quality all that great? Eh, not really. But they are cute (and really versatile). If I saw them at a store, I’d expect to pay around what they’re listed for.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Onto the full outfit! I’ll show some close-ups of the jewelry on in a moment.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Ole Top in Green – Cost to Keep $14.99

This top has a nice trapeze silhouette to it that floats nicely over my hips. It’s really comfortable—it’s made of a stretchy knit. The color scheme and pattern are both very me, as is the cut. Especially with my shorter hair (that is growing out… painfully slowly…), I like crew necklines. And the racerback shape highlights my shoulders in a really cute way.

When I tried this on, I didn’t have the right bra on hand, so you can see it making a cameo in a few photos… The front of the top is pretty narrow, so I think in the future, a strapless bra will be in order.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Work It Out Shorts in Ivory – Cost to Keep $16.99

I was just telling someone that I was in desperate need of shorts, and look what appeared! These khaki shorts have a linen-like texture to them. They’re made from really thin fabric, so be careful with what you wear underneath! The back “pockets” are just for show, but the front ones are legit. I think the cutest detail is the bow, so I experimented with wearing the accompanying top tucked into the shorts, too.

My only gripe about these shorts is that they feel really flimsy. There were already some seams coming apart before I put these on. The brand is that Zenana Outfitters label that I’ve only seen at deep discount stores for barely $10.00 a pop. So I’m a little suspicious about dropping even $16.99 on them. Will they last more than a few wears and washes? They do fit really nicely, but I’m wondering if they’d be worth it.

See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription! See what clothes I got in my July 2017 Nadine West women's fashion subscription!

Just for kicks, here’s the jewelry on its own!

Verdict: I thought there were some very me picks in this installment of Nadine West this month, though I have my hesitations. The quality doesn’t seem too dissimilar to things I’d find at a super-inexpensive store at the mall (like Forever 21 or even a place like Gabriel Brothers—any other Gabe’s shoppers out there in the midwest?). The prices seem fair, given that quality, though, and I do really love the convenience factor. So far, this service has skewed towards the more traditional end of my style—if you’re looking for more consistently trendy or modern pieces, this might not be the subscription for you. But everything was comfortable, versatile, and pretty cute, too!

What do you think of Nadine West?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

12 Comments

  1. I cancelled NW after five shipments. I was SO detailed in my likes and sizing ect and they just did not get anything right. Only kept one thing.

  2. Posting my comment again: I just cancelled via email cause you can’t through their website. Cheap ugly clothes and the jewelry looks like its from the 99cent store. And if youre bigger than a size large, even worse! Very unhappy after being with them 3 months. I even kept things i didn’t like cause I didn’t want to lose the $10 credit. Terrible. Never again

  3. I just cancelled after 3 months. They mostly send out cheap jewelry and a clothing piece. The jewelry looked like something from the 99 cent store. Im a size xl and they sent me a long ugly black skirt in the summer. Tried to cancel via email (you can’t can’t through the site) and they asked if they can restyle. They did and I got some more cheap jewelry and a green dress that exposed my cleavage when I noted on my profile I preferred coverage in that area. Emailed again letting them know I’m unsatisfied and they just cancelled. I’ve kept things i didn’t like cause I didn’t want to.lose the $10 credit. I’m terribly disappointed. By the way….they offer customers a crappy $3 off for testimonials with pictures on Facebook. Sad….they won’t last

  4. Though I don’t like the quality of the jewelry, it seems really keyed in with the upcoming eclipse. I’d return and go hunting for similar “moon” jewelry!

    • Ooo! Good point! I love moon imagery – maybe that’s why I liked these jewelry pieces 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  5. I also felt the same about both of my Nadine shipments. I generally like the designs but everything was so cheap and the clothes I did get from them are no longer circulating in my wardrobe because they didn’t hold up! And the jewelry I got was SOoooooo cheap that it’s probably in a landfill by now!!

  6. Resa hit the nail on the head with her post. Ditto from me!

  7. Gabe’s is the best! They just opened one a little south from D.C. and I was super excited!

    The mismatched stripes thing is one of my biggest pet peeves, that and mismatched plaid. Would totally ruin the garment for me.

    • Woohoo, Gabe’s! I can’t say I’d want my entire wardrobe to be from Gabe’s, and their selections can be hit or miss. But wow are there some treasures buried in the shelves of that discount store! Their shoe section is like a dream sometimes…

      It’s probably only been within the past year or so that I’ve started to really notice things like mismatched stripes. Maybe that’s me finally being a grown-up shopper who cares about quality and little details. While it won’t completely make or break a garment for me, a missed detail like that will DEFINITELY dock the clothing item a lot of points.

      Thanks so much for reading, Amanda! Have fun at Gabe’s 🙂

  8. Oh that mismatched seam at the back of the shirt is awful!

  9. Oh no, girl. I love this look! Jewelry is great with the solar eclipse coming next month. BUT! While from a distance you look great and the style of the clothing is cute and flattering – the mismatched seam in the back of the shirt, the flimsy feel of the shorts, and the cheapness of the jewelry would make me run! (To the nearest Marshalls, Ross Dress For Less, etc., and find those exact styles cheaper and in better quality. You’re a sweetheart Anna, don’t you let Nadine do you wrong! 😉

    • Hehe! Thank you, Resa! I think you and I are on the same page – these are cute pieces from a purely aesthetic perspective, and I have no doubt the convenience of getting these items curated and shipped to your door is really helpful to a lot of folks. I’ll also say that the prices of the individual pieces of clothing were a good bit less expensive than what I’ve received in a lot of other clothing subscription boxes. So if you’re not interested in spending a lot, no matter where you shop, the price point is probably appealing.

      But for me, the missed details and so-so quality did take a bit of the wind out of my sails. I don’t have a ton of money to spend on clothes, but I’d rather pay a little more for an item that will last than pay less for something I’ll have to replace or mend sooner rather than later.

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!!!

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