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.
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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.
There's also a return shipping label included in the package. 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. Remember to drop your return in the mail by the deadline listed on your invoice to avoid unwanted charges!
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!
Lacey Top in Black, Size Medium - Listed Value $27.49
This top is pretty cute! I like tops like this that put a new spin on something very casual. The shirt has a raglan (a.k.a. baseball-tee-style) cut, but the sleeves are lace, rather than solid. It's different than anything else I have. The lace is a little scratchy, but the body of the knit top is soft and smooth. If I could change anything about it, I'd just make it a crewneck rather than this scooping cut. (Crews tend to be more flattering on me, I find.)
Mandala Disc Earrings - Listed Value $9.99
I love me a big earring, but I think these are just a little too boho/romantic for my style. The bigger circles look like stone but are (I think) some kind of other material, meaning they're not heavy at all. The brassy metal accents hang freely (they're not attached to the bigger discs), but they also don't swing around a whole bunch. I like the extra pop they give this look—they're just not my thing exactly.
Feeling Druzy Necklace - Listed Value $29.99
Now this necklace is more my style! I really like the gunmetal color of the druzy gems. The way they lay is interesting, too—I don't think it's a great match for this top, but I think the gems would look neat peeking out from under a collared shirt with the top few buttons undone. I have it on the tightest setting above, but the chain goes a couple of inches longer.
Kiss from a Rose Hat - Listed Value $14.99
I see you with that product name reference, Nadine West. I approve.
Okay, but the matter at hand. This hat is really cozy. It has a fleece lining that makes it the perfect thing for super cold days. It's form-fitting and relatively snug on me, too, though, which means it's going to bring with it quite a bit of hat hair. Still, it's perfect for wintry activities like sled rides or outdoor ice skating. To be honest, I could do without the rose applique, but it does give this look a little something extra.
Holy Moly Scarf - Listed Value $14.99
The best way I can describe this accessory is that it's like a mix between a scarf and a dickie. (Y'know, one of those turtlenecks that's just the neck of the shirt and nothing else?) It's sort of a very sparse, small circle scarf that doesn't provide much warmth. The chenille-esque fabric is comfy and soft, but the netted knit is more decorative than functional this time of year. It's definitely different... just not my style.
The Verdict: I liked the top in this month's Nadine West order well enough, and the necklace was neat. I've mentioned before that I think this styling service skews a little more traditional in terms of its aesthetic, whereas I like things that are just a bit more modern. That said, I found something to like this month! The hat, scarf, and earrings, though, didn't quite do it for me. The quality of everything never wows me, but they do find some interesting, unique pieces. I think the selling point of this subscription, as usual, is the convenience, and the affordability. Especially if you don't like to shop, don't have a lot of options in your area, or don't have the time, then getting a shipment of items curated for you (for FREE for your first box when you use our coupon code, NADINE) would be a huge help!
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 $97.45. 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.
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