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Nadine West Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillySep 26, 2017 | 10 comments

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Nadine West
4.8 overall rating
939 Ratings | 957 Reviews

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 the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

This package was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

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.

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 the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Nadine West sent along this invoice in the envelope, which lists the costs of each item. There’s also a return shipping label all ready for me. 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. Be careful, dear reader—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!

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 the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Halo Dress – Cost to Keep $24.99

I was surprised to find how much I liked this month’s dress! The fabric is still definitely some kind of synthetic blend (it’s relatively lightweight and has a bit of stretch to it, almost like knit leggings might), but it’s a bit thicker than the super-thin jersey material I’ve come to associate with Nadine West pieces. Is it worth $24.99? Eh… I want to say no. But I do like it.

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

I loved the gentle trapeze silhouette and the mock turtleneck had a retro, mod vibe that I’m very into. The color is olive green, by which I mean it’s very literally the pale green color of an olive—it’s not army green or mossy in any way. We’re having (extremely) unseasonably (scorching) hot weather in Pittsburgh right now, so I’m kind of happy to have a dress that’s easy to throw on but not so loosey goosey as a spaghetti-strapped sundress. But I’ve got fall on the brain, so for the photo, I popped it on with skinny jeans and booties.

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Intertwined Bracelet – Cost to Keep $11.99

Now let’s talk jewelry. There was just one clothing item in this month’s package, which is unusual in my experience. (There’s usually a top and a bottom, though, so I understand why I only got one piece in this outfit.) The rest of the items were silvery accessories, including this cuff bracelet. It’s got more weight to it than I expected it to, but it’s still the type of thing that you’re expected to squeeze and bend to secure on your wrist. The pattern is a cute way to provide a little visual interest to an outfit, but I wish it was more artfully constructed. It has a Forever 21 vibe to it rather than a more expensive, department-store-quality item. Still fun, though.

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Stamina Necklace – Cost to Keep $24.99

This necklace was an interesting pick to pair with this dress silhouette, but I ended up liking the way the mock turtleneck looked with a long, carefree necklace laid over it. I might’ve preferred gold for fall, just to warm the look up a bit, but I like how easy it is to toss this lightweight necklace on and go. It gives an easy bit of sparkle and shine to a look. All of that said, it’s a little traditional for my tastes—I would’ve loved if all of the charms were just the hollow clover designs rather than having filled-in filigree charms mixed in. I’m also side-eyeing the listed value a bit because of the quality. It’s not that it isn’t pretty—it just doesn’t feel like something that justifies a $24.99 price tag.

See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order! See the fall outfit I got in my October Nadine West subscription order!

Pretty Pebbles Earrings – Cost to Keep $14.99

My only qualm with this pair of earrings is the color. I would’ve loved something a little bolder—maybe even a bright sunshine yellow or an olive hue to match the dress. This color is a little, uh, sickly. Not my fave. But the organic shape, the lightweight feel, and the size of each pendant? I’m into it.

Verdict: This month’s Nadine West was a hit in terms of the “outfit”, but the jewelry didn’t quite live up to how much it’d cost to keep it. That’s usually my gripe with this subscription—I feel like the prices they give often overshoot the quality of the items by at least $5.00-$10.00. But the cut of the dress was probably the most me (and the most flattering to my body) that I’ve received from this subscription service! Adding everything up, there’s supposedly $76.96 of value inside this package. I’m not so sure about that. But if you’re looking for a convenient way to stock your closet, or if you don’t have lots of shopping options nearby, then the extra cost might be worth it!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but just because what you get is curated to match your style.

Value Breakdown: The items are supposedly worth $76.96. To just try them on, it costs only $9.78 (which goes towards the cost of whatever you keep), and you can return whatever you don’t want.

What do you think of Nadine West?

Nadine West is a monthly styling service. Each month, they send you 2-4 items, usually a single top and matching jewelry, each in the ~$20 range. Keep what you love and send the rest back. Pay only shipping to receive your box - you only pay for the items you keep, and the cost of shipping will be c... read more.
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!

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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10 comments

Jolene McClish-Gomez

I’m in my 3rd shipment I do once a month just so I can budget in if I end up liking more then one item. my first order i loved the outfit but sadly didnt fit, loved the necklace but it broke in shipment i emailed them right away sent it all back they refunded me for shipping and for the price of the necklace even though I didnt keep it so come next month I basically got the item which was a shirt for free. the second shipment the leggings were a bit bold for my taste and I have yet to fall in love with their jewelry but I went to check on my 3rd shipment and I can tell from the shirt its a keeper if it fits like I want it too and the earrings look pretty invluding the bracelet. I will be automatically be sending back the scarf cause its ugly!!! i cant wait tell it gets here. I have tried stitched up and dia & co. both over priced subscription and poor quality clothing in my shipments. I also dislike the service from buying outright with DressLily its been a month now since I ordered i was under the impression they were located in the usa but nope…. well I ordered a shirt and decided why not get leggings to go with. the shirt never came cause said shirt was out of stock but wasn’t when I ordered it so I contacted them picked a different shirt I just got informed when I emailed them about not getting my shirt that it was also out of stock. i contacted again today put in for another shirt but stressed if this one is out of stock i just want my money back for the original shirt!

Zoe

I just got my first shipment in the mail and while nothing in it was a keeper I still really like how affordable it is, I think the most affordable styling service out there right now, so I’m giving Nadine West a couple more tries!

Sandie

this is my 2 nd try to cancel I would really like to cancel in other words I don’t want to receive any more shipment and do not want to be billed any more please do this for me or tell me how I can do this

Ashley

I personally think that dress looks AMAZING on you!

Kate

You seem to have far more luck with Nadine West then I have ever had… In the last 4 months I’ve kept 1 item. And just went on today to check the status of this month as it was scheduled to arrive today and it hasn’t even left Texas yet. And while checking the shipment, it sadly showed me what items were coming. And I already know it’s pieces not in my style. For some reason I’m only getting 3 pieces sent this month – a shirt and 2 jewelry items. No bottoms and no dresses (even though that’s what I specifically asked for). I give constant feedback with more specifics and update my profile if I think something is off. Am I the only one who has had these sorts of issues? After months of disappointments, I feel like I have no choice but to cancel since no matter what I’ve tried it’s actually gotten progressively worse and not better. Anyone have any ideas before I cancel?

Thanks everyone – I hope my experience is just outside of the norm and everyone else is getting great stuff! 🙂

Debbie

Try Stitch Fix– I really like the styles and clothes seem well made; my only issue is they are a bit pricey! Service has been great!

Annette

I have thought of it, but as you mention, it is a bit pricey. I have a few coworkers who use Stitch Fix, and they like it, but the prices are up there. I also have watched quite a few unboxing videos online for Stitch Fix. Really, I should skip all of them, if I am realistic. I like to shop. I think I am doing it for the fun of it more than anything. And the surprise. I never look ahead to see what they are sending me. I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.

Annette

I have only received two shipments so far. The jewelry is the biggest disappointment for me. Really poor quality for the price, in my opinion. I have received two tops each month, no bottoms. I kept one top each month. I feel like I should keep an item, since the if I don’t, the $9.78 shipping fee is just a waste. At least if I keep something, the fee goes towards that item. I’m not blown away, but I want to give it more of a chance. I feel like the feedback I left on the tops was acknowledged, but the jewelry got worse the second month. Good luck if you continue.

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