My first Nadine West review – a more affordable style subscription service. This is 100% my own review, I just happened to stumble across their Facebook ad and decided to give it a try! If you’d rather watch than read, you can check out my video review here.
So as you might have guessed if you’ve been following my blog, I really like having things that someone chooses for me delivered to my home (ahem, Stitch Fix, Birchbox, and those are just the ones I’ve discussed on the blog, hehe.) Soooo, if it’s in a box and delivered to my door, I’m probably going to give it a try.
Obviously the Facebook algorithm has discovered this about me as well and Nadine West’s ads started showing up in my news feed. Their main competitor is Stitch Fix, and they did throw some indirect shade their way because their main hooks are that you receive an outfit vs. just separate pieces, and the items are priced way lower than Stitch Fix at $10-$30. It’s a monthly auto-ship program, but you can cancel at any time and if you don’t keep anything, you just pay for the shipping. I went for it!
Signing up for the service
Sign-up was fairly easy, and when they say a 30-second style quiz, they mean 30 seconds. You look at 5-6 pictures of outfit collections and click which of those pictures you like. Then you write a few lines describing your style and that’s that. After signing up, they let me know that they were expanding fast, so I’d have to join a wait list, but if I would share that I had signed up on Facebook, they would move my name up the list. About four days later I received an email that my first package would be here in about four days. So not too much of a wait in the end!
What I received
The packaging was adorable and seeing a hot pink bubble mailer peeking out of my mailbox did perk up my Monday.
Inside I received four items: a top, bottom, necklace and earrings. The top was a Nadine West house brand, but everything else were brands I hadn’t heard of like “Leggings Depot.”
Top: Just a Swingin’ $22.49 Bottom: Inked Rose $21.49
Earrings: Forrest Waves $14.99 Necklace: Off Balance $29.99
Guys, I hated every single thing in this package! It took everything I had in me to put this outfit on for you for the post. First, like I mentioned, one of their selling points is that they send a complete outfit, not different pieces. In what world are these pieces an outfit? A long, dangly necklace with a casual henley-neckline top with dangly earrings?
This outfit was unflattering and completely not my style in any way, shape or form. I never want to completely trash pieces because I’m sure things I’ve worn and loved are 100% on someone else’s “Clothing I Would Never Let Near Me” list. So maybe this outfit would be a hit for someone else, but it could not have been less of a hit for me. (Style note, my earlobes have a weird champagne taste thing going on and I can’t wear costume jewelry earrings, so that’s why you won’t see those in the try-on pic.)
Will I be back?
Well, I’m not out anything since they waived the first shipping fee for this package and it was easy to return with the pre-paid label. I like that the company is a small business and trying to grow. The hooks in their ads spoke to what I feel like I’m missing from my go-to, Stitch Fix. I’ll send in my feedback and I’ll be back next month with another Nadine West review. Fingers crossed for next month!
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