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How does the FabFitFun Style Box work?
Type of subscription: clothing
Frequency: you schedule your next box after every return
Amount of products received: at least 5
Cost: $20 per box (which is credited towards any items you buy) and free shipping + the cost of whatever items you decide to keep
In March I received an email from the FabFitFun style team offering me the chance to try their style box. They claim that it’s an “exclusive” offer, but I kind of have the feeling that anyone could enroll if they wanted to. FabFitFun has no idea that I am a blogger, and I do not believe that their decision to ask me to participate in this beta program was influenced by it.
If you’ve ever heard of Stitch Fix or Trunk Club, this service is very similar. Upon signing up you’ll fill out a personal style profile. You’ll then receive a follow up email, asking if you want to show them a few of your favorite outfits or a Pinterest clothing board if you have one. You’ll receive five items in the mail to try on in the comfort of your own home. Keep what you like, and return what you don’t. They provide you with a pre-paid return envelope. You have three days to decide. You’ll receive an email with your checkout link. Submit your purchase, and drop your returns off at FedEx. If you keep all of the items you’ll receive 25% off of your entire purchase!
It’s that easy!
I pay for this subscription.
This box didn’t include any special gifts like my previous one (bummer!), and was even missing some of the paperwork as well. There wasn’t any return instructions, but that’s not too big of a deal since I already know the process.
One thing that FabFitFun can definitely improve on is taking pictures of the actual items if they don’t have a stock photo to put on the price sheet. It just seems so crazy to me that they wouldn’t think to do that themselves. I’m also thinking that the inconsistencies with the amount of paperwork that they pack into the boxes is a little weird.
Handbag (no brand name) – $28
Yikes. This bag is pink and loud and modern, and a perfect fit for someone who isn’t me. It comes with a chain so that it can go from clutch to crossover, which is convenient, but the style isn’t my cup of tea. The inside lining of the bag is super cute though!
Bowery Legging – $56
My one complaint about the pants that I received in my previous box was about how tight they were. But here I am, again, squeezing myself into an uncomfortable pair of pants. You would think that because they’re leggings they might have some stretch to them, but you’d be wrong. The concept with the knee accents and the gold is really edgy and cool, and totally my style. But geez.. I can’t buy something that I can barely get my legs into.
Pickwick Slip Dress – $58
This dress makes my body want to cry. Slip dresses do not compliment my body type (I’m pretty rectangular), and I would have hoped that my stylist would have known that, but now I’m not so sure. I’m also not a fan of the heart pattern, or really any cutesy patterns. I look young, but I promise I’m 27. While I’m listing things that I seriously hate about this dress: ruffles? And what’s with the asymmetrical hem? Lord, help me.
Lubbock Dress – $49
Now this is more my speed. I wasn’t sure that I liked this dress very much at first, but it quickly grew on me. I’m a fan of the horizontal stripe pattern and the cowl neck-esque neckline. I love that it ties in the back, because it shows off my waist. I wasn’t sure that I liked the red strip along the zipper in the back, but I accented it with some red heels and I think it looks amazing now. This dress is the hero of this box!
Abbey Blazer – $52
On first thought I was mad that they sent me a blazer. They know I’m a registered nurse that works in a hospital setting, when would I ever wear it? But then I thought about it and realized that blazers can be cute over certain outfits when going out socially as well. Too bad I don’t like this blazer. It’s made well and feels very soft and comfortable, with some stretch to it, but it’s a bit too big I think. I’m also not a fan of the back, which is really what did it in for me.
Griffith Top – $38
More ruffles.. oy.. I sent back a similar looking overlay type top in my previous box stating that I didn’t like the look of it. So I’m not sure where the communication got crossed here. Kendra either REALLY wants me to love these overlay type tops, or they aren’t reading my feedback at all. I hope it’s the former, so that she gets the hint when I return this one too.
The verdict: 1/5
A 1/5 is nothing to cry over, but it’s frustrating to feel like I’m not being listened to. For instance, the only item that I bought from my last box was a tight mini-dress that I liked because it was sexy and really showed off my figure. This box they sent me a slip dress with hearts on it.. I hate to seem like a brat, but why!? Also in my previous box I sent back an overlay top and told them I disliked the style, and then they sent me a similar type top in this box with ruffles. It’s a little maddening, however I’m VERY happy with the one item that I DID keep and my styling fee didn’t go to waste. Here’s hoping that May’s box is bigger and better!
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