CHC Vintage Outfit Box Review – October 2019
CHC Vintage is a vintage clothing and accessory subscription box. Choose from among the Vintage Dress box, Vintage Tee and Accessory box, Vintage Accessories box, Vintage Lingerie box, or Vintage Outfit subscription box.
This is a review of the Vintage Outfit Box, which costs $150 for 3 months.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About CHC Vintage Outfit
The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage Outfit
The Cost: $150/3 months + free shipping.
The Products: One complete outfit consisting of a top and bottom (shorts, pants, or skirt) as well as one accessory that ties the whole look together.
Ships to: the US
CHC Vintage Outfit October 2019 Review
This subscription is customized based on your size and preferences from a survey you fill out after subscribing, so everyone receives something different each month. But that’s part of the fun! Let’s see what I received this month:
There is usually a handwritten card with some styling suggestions. The level of detail just gives me the feeling that the people at CHC Vintage are really excited by what they do. They wrote September in the card but this was the October shipment. An easy mistake to make, I guess, especially if they are thinking about what to send me in advance. (Also, this came somewhat earlier in October than you are seeing it posted. We had about a week straight of rain and because we got a new couch, there’s no longer an appropriate place to take these photos inside. So we had to wait for the rain to let up.)
I find that my preferences are really listened to, as well. I don’t wear shorts or super short skirts and what I received this month (see below) is definitely a length that works for me.
Vintage Sweater and Skirt
When I came downstairs for my husband to take photos he said “that looks very old-fashioned.” Which is sort of the point! The skirt has some elastic in the waist so it fits over my hips and my oddly-oversized waist and the elastic appears to be in good condition and to work well. This came with a belt that I think is meant for someone a little bit thinner than I am…but I’ve lost a few pounds lately so maybe one day soon I can wear it. I was pleased to put this on and find out this does not require a slip (although I do have an appropriate one from CHC Vintage Lingerie).
I am particular about the way sweaters feel and this one feels very soft. It does not have a tag so it’ll be a hand wash item. I feel a little pale and washed-out in these colors all together, though, so I may split up the set and wear the sweater with some jeans and get a darker brown, more fitted shirt to go with the skirt.
Here is a view of the back:
As you may remember, this subscription also comes with an accessory:
Enameled Stud Earrings
I like these and the cutout pattern in addition to the enamel. However, recently I have been wearing a lot of cheap earrings (and being lazy and not coating the posts with nail polish) and I’ve had a reaction to the metal and my piercing hole on one side is super irritated and I am just wearing titanium studs for a little while until everything is healed. So I couldn’t model the earrings this time (but hopefully if I get any next month I’ll be all better by then).
Verdict: I am getting a better sense of what to expect with the CHC Vintage Outfit subscription. I said I was open to outfits from different decades and I have really gotten items originating in the 1940s through the 1990s. Everything has been in wonderful shape (this month included) and all the bottoms have been a length I was happy with (I don’t wear shorts or super short skirts). This month’s look definitely takes me back to a different era. I do tend to wear more color and darker/brighter colors, but this makes for a nice change of pace, and I can always mix and match the sweater and skirt with different items from my wardrobe (some of which I still need to order…).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, every box is different.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $150 for three months, so you are paying an average of $50 per month (which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping).
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