Are you like me? I see all the bloggers and influencers “unboxing” their Stitch Fix items. And while I like the idea of having clothing styled for me and sent right to my door- I get sticker shock every.single.time! $60 jeans! I would never pay that much (I don’t care how they made my curves look). So I have avoided the clothing subscription box services. I’m just too frugal!
Does this sound like you too?! I am glad I’m not alone. Someone else is noticing we aren’t alone too. I recently saw a new(ish) clothing subscription service come across my feed and one word jumped out at me “affordable“. That had me sold enough to try it out. If you are looking for an affordable alternative to Stitch Fix too- then check out Nadine West.
Just like other clothing subscriptions, you will start by completing a “style profile”. You will be asked for your sizes, fashion style, jewelry metal preference and even desired price range. Then the Nadine West stylists will get busy filling your pink bag envelope (not a box- I would assume to cut down on cost, which transfers to us!). Your bag will have from 5-11 items inside including a combination of pants, shirts, dresses, and accessories. They only upfront cost to you is $9.80 for the shipping (which will become a credit toward any items you decide to keep).
After you try on your pieces, you can decide to keep or send back (be sure to do this right away, they will charge for keeping items around 5 days after receiving). Returns are super easy too, just reuse the pink envelope with the return shipping label sent with your shipment. There will be an invoice included to tell you how much each item will cost if you decide to keep them. You will be happy to see that most of the prices are so much more budget-friendly: jewelry items starting at $9.99, shirts for around $25 and pants for $20. Here are some of the prices on the items I received (I was sent a complimentary bag from Nadine West for review purposes).
- Comfy tan jeggings- $19.50
- Soft plaid shirt- $32.99
- Black Tunic with arm details- $25.99
- Just right size chandelier earrings- $9.99
- Trendy feather necklace- $25.99
- Stripped Dressy Shirt (that will make a Good Day Columbus appearance)- $26.99!
As you can see from the pictures I was sent many classic and on-trend pieces (11 items total!) Now, I have to be honest, at these prices you know you aren’t getting quite the quality that Stitch Fix might be offering. But to have someone else send me those new trendy pants or an in-season “destined to be my new fave” shirt, I think the quality is just fine (like Kohl’s or Maurices).
Please watch my video to see more pieces from my bag. You will see that I mention that Nadine West is also great about creating opportunities to earn credit from contests and referrals. SO YES! You can save on your first order. Start your order here to get $10 off. That $10 covers your shipping, so if you try and decide not to keep anything, you’ve not paid anything either. So what’s to lose!?!
Now you can post your own “unboxing” pics and videos- but be able to take pride in knowing it didn’t bust the budget!