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Nadine West Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017

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Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

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.

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

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Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

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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Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

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. There’s also a shipping label that I can use up until the deadline listed on the right side of the invoice. If you don’t drop your unwanted items in the mail (or let them know that you’ll need to extend your try-on period), you’ll be charged for those items.

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!

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

Peplum Cheer Top – Cost to Keep $16.49

Here’s my outfit this month. I’m laughing because I’m kind of thrown off by this combo! Let’s start with the top. It’s pretty cute, if not totally my style. I like the color well enough, but it lacks the structure that I like in tees and tanks. It’s a really thin, somewhat stretchy knit—almost like a thin jersey. In that, it clings just slightly to everything beneath it. You can kind of see my bra poking through, for example.

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

While I love the idea of the peplum hem, I don’t know if it’s all that flattering on my shape. If this was a shorter top with a peplum that poofed out over (or just right above) my hips, I think that’d be pretty cute. In this case, it just feels sort of heavy, like it’s blanketing my shape rather than showing it off. That said, I think it’d make a bright addition to a pair of jeans in a pinch. As Nadine West advertises that they send outfits, not just random pieces, I was a little surprised that this top was paired with this long skirt. It definitely seems like it needs something more tailored to balance out its carefree form.

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

Hi Lo Skirt – Cost to Keep $14.99

And let’s talk about this skirt. It’s made of the same super thin jersey, so it’s not hiding much. (Gotta be careful with the undies you pick with this look, folks.) I do like that it sits higher on my hips and that it has a wider waistband with a cute ruched detail. The high-low hemline is cool, too (especially when I have shoes worth showing off). At first, I thought this piece was too summery, but I actually might be able to make it work with some booties and tights for fall. The only bummer is that you can’t really tuck anything into it (my go-to move with high-waisted pieces) since the material is so thin. I can definitely find some looks to work with it, but that makes it feel a bit less carefree than I think it was intended to be…

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

Moon Flare Necklace – Cost to Keep $29.99

This silver piece is actually pretty neat. It has one side with a hammered texture to it and a back that’s smooth. I like the dangling fringe, though occasionally, the individual fringes will get stuck and need some assistance falling back into place. The chain is long enough to loop it over my head without unhinging the lobster claw clasp, which I love. (Just toss it on and go!) I wish I had this “moon” inspired piece during the August eclipse!

Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box! Check out the separates and jewelry i got in my September 2017 Nadine West subscription box!

Molten Sun Earrings – Cost to Keep $14.99

These earrings mirror the design of the circular part of the necklace. They coordinate, which I like, though I feel like I got something really similar to these in a previous Nadine West box. Simple, but chic.

Verdict: This month’s Nadine West was a miss for me. The “outfit” didn’t really coordinate all that well, and the pieces felt a little low quality. The jewelry, while cute, wasn’t enough to redeem things for me, unfortunately (especially with the earrings that I felt like I’d seen before). The convenience of getting unique pieces sent to your home for just about $10.00 could be awesome if you don’t have lots of boutiques or other fun stores around you (or if shopping just isn’t your cup of tea). But I didn’t feel all that wowed by anything this month. Altogether, the pieces cost $76.46, which seems way too expensive for the quality, too. Bummer! I hope the next round of items is a little cuter.

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!

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12 Comments

  1. OMG that skirt is awful. Just awful.

  2. No, just no! That outfit does not work for anyone.

  3. When I first started using Nadine West I got a lot of misses, but I kept working with them with my comments and now I get a lot of cute things much less expensive than my other stylist services! I got that same top as you but in a beautiful blue color and it came with a mini skirt which worked much better, and I have worn it over blue shredded jeggings which looked really cool.

    • That is AWESOME, Kelly! I think a big selling point of this sub is how incredibly affordable it is. If you’re interested in playing around with your style, but you don’t want to shell out $50 or $100 dollars to do so, then this is just the box for you.

      Now I’m so wishing I had gotten the blue top! It sounds super pretty. And yes – with jeans, this top looks way better. I still wish the fabric was a little heftier (maybe just a plain cotton – it’s rayon/spandex), but its flowy-ness looks pretty cute alongside something more structured (like jeans or even a more tailored, shorter skirt).

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Kelly – it’s great to hear about someone’s positive experience 🙂

  4. I thought the stylist had something going because I love pink and grey together but the top needed to have sleeves and the skirt should not have had such a contrast between the front hem and back hem. Also there was the problem of the thin fabric. Well——she got the colors right. You might want to keep the earrings. One looked like it was a picture of a dire wolf from GoT.

  5. Oh, Anna. I am totally confused, scared and appalled someone thought these were things that went together and that your taste is so bad you’d agree. Ask for your styling fee back!

  6. Anna I tried this service a couple of months and the items all seemed very cheap like Walmart clothes I guess. I don’t think she have anything nice. You are way too cute of a model for those things. May I ask where you bought those sandals? I have seen you wear those a few times and would love to own a pair.

    • Aw, I’m so glad you like them, Joyce! I got these a few years ago on clearance at a Nordstrom near me. I think they’re Steve Madden (the tags have long worn off, which is a sign of just how much I wear these awesome, comfortable sandals). My arches are high, so my feet are really particular about what kinds of shoes and sandals I squish them into – these were so forgiving and comfy. And they’re still in awesome shape!

      Thanks so much for reading, Joyce, and good luck in your sandals shopping 🙂

  7. The first thing I thought of when I saw the outfit was casual flamenco dancer. Very odd. Great review, as always!

  8. Cheap clothes and jewelry. Lost so much money with this company and they never get the styling right no matter how much profile/style details you add. Also, you can’t even cancel online. NEVER AGAIN

  9. Agreed on the miss…you are way cuter and more trendy than the outfit they chose for you! A clear pass this time around

    • You’re so sweet, Deborah! I still don’t hate either piece – I think separately, with other items, they look pretty and can be rather versatile. But the fabric just didn’t flatter me very well, and the idea of these two things being an outfit (particularly for someone with my shape) seemed a little odd. Still, it’s super affordable, so it could be a ton of fun for someone looking for an inexpensive way to perk up their closet! I was just left wanting a little more.

      Thanks so much for reading (and for your sweet compliments)!

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