Nadine West Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
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.
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).
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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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!
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.
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.
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…
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!
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.
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