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PS by JustFab Clothing Box Review – August 2017

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

JustFab has had a monthly VIP club for years now, and I love their styles. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out their brand new styling service, PS by JustFab (PS stands for Personal Stylist)!

It works like many other styling services, such as Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, and Dia & Co. You pay a styling fee and receive five pieces selected for you by your stylist. You only keep what you like and return the rest with free shipping both ways. The styling fee is deducted from any purchases you make, and if you keep everything you get 20% off the total!

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

The Box: PS by JustFab

The Cost: $20 styling fee, deducted from the cost of items you keep

The Products: Five clothing items selected for you by a stylist

Ships to: U.S. for free (both ways!)

Good to know: This is not an automatic monthly subscription. You can order a box whenever you want!

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

When I signed up, I took a lengthy quiz to let my stylist know my size and style preferences. A few days later, I received this email alerting me that my stylist had chosen some items for me. I could just click the link and preview my package.

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

There are some styling services that allow you to preview your package and reject items you don’t like before they are sent to you, but this was a first. With PS by JustFab, I could keep the choices my stylist made for me, or if I didn’t like something, I could swap it with an item on my JustFab wishlist! And of course, since I am a JustFab VIP, I had tons of items on my wishlist!

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

This month I did not receive any paperwork in my package, including a return label. Above are the items that my stylist and I selected for me, as seen on the JustFab website. I reached out to customer service about this issue and they provided instructions for printing their return label, but were unclear about whether this was a permanent change or a mistake. I have mixed feelings about it, honestly. I like the reduction in paper use, and the idea of keeping costs low by taking this obvious cost-cutting measure. On the other hand, I do not like printing out the label and taping it to a plastic return bag. I am fine with taping paper labels to boxes, but I just feel uneasy that the label taped to a bag will come off during shipping.

PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Cotton Plaid Dress – Cost to Keep $42.95

That’s a whole lot of plaid! Haha. I don’t think this dress looks good on me, and the cotton makes it wrinkle easily. I liked it on the model, and something in my 90’s grunge girl past made me want to try it, but I don’t think it works for me.

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Pocket Swing Dress – Cost to Keep $34.95

This dress is a little better, but this one wrinkled quite a bit between the time I steamed it and the time I got outside to model it! It also reminds me a bit of a hospital gown.

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Casual Boy Tee – Cost to Keep $12.95

This is a nice, lightweight, basic cotton tee at a very reasonable price. It doesn’t look great in this picture because the jeans I am modeling are too tight, but it looks fine in better fitting pants. This is an easy win, everyone needs a variety of black basic tops.

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Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans – Cost to Keep $39.95

I have apparently tested the limits of “ultra stretch” and drew the losing card with these jeans. I can barely breathe! Haha. I have never loved the skinny jeans phenomenon, but I have found a few pair that worked out. These are not among them, I’m afraid. I do like the dark wash, though.

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Slouchy Off Shoulder Top – Cost to Keep $16.95

I really love the color of this cotton knit top, and it’s super comfortable. Without the tight jeans on, I think it looks pretty good, and the price is definitely right.

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Classic Utility Jacket – Cost to Keep $44.95

I am missing a few key items in my wardrobe because I can never find one that looks good and fits right (“unicorns”), and one of those items is a midweight jacket that hits below the hip. I think this one looks pretty good, though! It’s roomy enough to layer under, it doesn’t get too tight around the hips, and it doesn’t look frumpy or swallow me whole. I like it! And as with most things from JustFab, it’s a good price!

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PS by Justfab August 2017 Women's Plus Clothing Box

Shoulder Cutout Knit Top – Cost to Keep $26.95

I love this top! It’s cute, comfortable and Stylish! I can see wearing this on a night out and feeling very cool without feeling too exposed or over-the-top.

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Tummy Tamer Leggings – Cost to Keep $29.95

This is the first pair of leggings I have tried from JustFab, and I really like them! They have good compression and live up to their promise of taming my tummy (as much as that promise can be fulfilled). They are very high-waisted, though, and come almost all the way up to my bra. I like the effect, but I am just mentioning this because I know some people find it uncomfortable.

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Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to PS by JustFab! I love the black cold shoulder top, and I think I might have even found a unicorn this month! A few months ago, several readers commented that sales and discounts from JustFab do not apply to items in this service. That is true, and could be a very valid reason to not try this service if that is a motivating factor for shopping at JustFab. They have great sales! Frequently! For me, personally, I like the fact that I can try a variety of styles I have been eyeing lately. If I keep everything, the 20% off is generous. But if not, I can always earmark an item I might like to purchase later when it’s on sale. Everyone has their own shopping strategies, and this one totally works for me!

What do you think of PS by JustFab? Have you tried them yet?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Anna I think your amazing for trying on all your cloths in front of all us box addicts and then leting us pick to stay or to go… I love that option and wish it was done on every item review with many different type boxes too. I really think that would be cool, but I don’t know how much more work it takes to do so I’m just throwing it out there that I’m a big fan of picking if I like a piece or I do not and so on… Love your reviews Anna, thanks.

  2. I love your reviews and am so happy you are back to doing them! I missed you and tried to search for you (on MSA only lol) when you were gone lol. I do have a suggestion though. I think when tighter pants are sent for review, review them, and then change into pants or bottoms you love to review any additional shirts. I guess I feel it is doing a disservice to the other shirts, but more importantly, you! I hope I continue to see your smiling face in clothing reviews for years to come!

  3. Sorry if this has been answered before – but if you choose to return everything – do you get your style fee as a credit towards next month or do you lose it? I’m assuming you lose it which gives you an incentive to buy at least one thing.

    These prices seem much better than other boxes I’ve seen – very encouraging.

    You look great in the skinny jeans, just get a comfortable size. 🙂

  4. I think you look great in everything.

    These are really reasonable prices and cute looks

    Thanks for reviewing 😊

    • Thanks Alex!

  5. I really liked the tops and cute bottoms to go with them as well as vice,versa!! I know for me, I need to try to buy cheaper “stapler” things, such as plain tees, utlilty jackets & leggings. The jeans are a most but they do stretch so keep that in mind when your ordering stretch leggings and jeans or “jeaggings”.

  6. I just got a box last week and it did have a return label with the price list for what I received and a note from my stylist, so I think it was probably just an oversight that yours did not include one.

    • That’s a relief! Thanks Ricki!

  7. Anything purple has got to be good. I don’t particularly like the cold shoulder look but that black top looked good on you and would be really great if going out on the town.

    • Thanks Virginia!

  8. If you can keep the jacket, cold shoulder top and black leggings – I say go for it.

    I think the black and purple tops are so basic that you could keep them or grab then somewhere else for similar pricing (Target’s Ava & Viv come to mind).

    Those dresses… I am not feeling them at all. I would send then back.

    I wanted to note that the missing return packaging label is a little disconcerting. It seems like whoever you spoke with should have been able to confirm whether it was a permanent change. If it is a permanent change it gets major side eye from me. It would be a step that makes returning items that much more difficult. (For instance I’m a stay at home mom and only have ready access to my printer. If my printer had problems or I was out if ink printing a return label would be a major pain). It also is a step away from pretty much every other styling (or for that natter rental) sub. I hope it was a one time goof.

    • Thanks Loba! Good advice as usual. It probably was a one-time problem.

  9. I am confused by this service. When I go to the link it tries to get me to sign up as a VIP member which would charge me 39.95 mo unless I skip. Where do I go to try a one time clothing box?

    • I think you have to be a VIP first but I’m not really sure. I would email pssupport at JustFab dot com and ask. Hope this helps!

      • Anna, I have a question you might know the answer to: Are there other women clothing stylist box services that let you see your clothes choices before you get your box? I love this option! Anyone who also could answer that question, please do! Thanks 😃

        • Trunk Club allows you to preview your items before they are sent but please note that Trunk Club (i.e. Norstrom) can be a very expensive proposition. But if you’re willing to give it a try, they do have excellent quality items!

  10. Keep everything except the dresses! I think you can find better at that price. Definitely exchange the jeans for a bigger size…loved the look on you! All the shirts looked great especially the cold shoulder. And I’m totally digging that jacket! Love me some high waisted leggings…the higher the better lol. Overall good box!!

    • Thanks so much Madelin! 🙂

  11. The cut-out top has something about it that just makes it look so flattering on you

    • I thought so too.

      • Thanks y’all! I love that top.

  12. I like that cold shoulder shirt on you so much that I went and ordered it for myself! Thanks

    • Lol! Thanks Cindy!

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