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I can’t believe two months have passed already since I wrote my last FabFitFun Style clothing subscription review post. It feels like it was just yesterday when I got my first shipment in the mail from this new clothing subscription company. As they say, time tends to fly when you’re having fun, and the holidays didn’t help.
How FabFitFun Style Works:
After being a member of FabFitFun for almost a year, I received an email invitation to join a pilot program for their new clothing subscription service. Most have heard of other styling services like StitchFix, Le Tote, Wantable Style, Gwynnie Bee or Trunk Club, just to name a few. Most of which you have probably seen show up at least once as a sponsored ad in your Facebook Feed. Yep, once you check out one, you suddenly get inundated with ads for all of them, but that’s another story.
The way this clothing subscription service works is quite simple. You pay a $20 “styling fee”, fill out a style questionare regarding your fashion likes, and dislikes, and then set a budget of how much you are willing to spend. Higher budgets may get a few more styling options than others. The service also offers jewelry and accessories, should you prefer a “complete outfit.”
Once your questionnaire is filled out, and styling fee paid, you’re assigned a stylist who gets to work shopping items for you based on your unique style and budget. The $20 styling fee will be applied to any items you choose to keep from your style haul, and if you choose to keep all the items your stylist selected, you will receive an additional 25% off the final price.
You have three business days from the receipt of your shipment to try on all the items that FabFitFun Style sent you, and complete the checkout process. The service includes a pre-paid mailer to send back the rest.
What Was In My Style Box:
Having a fair amount of experience with competitor StitchFix, I’m always a bit skeptical about the items I will get in my box. No matter how thorough I was with StichFix, I always ended up with items I utterly hated. But with FabFitFun Style, that’s not the case. I’m on my second order, and my stylist did a pretty good job of picking items for me. There was only one that I was not a fan of, and one that I loved the feel of, but I just don’t currently have the body for it. I’m currently working on that with exercise and my nutrition program.
Item: Miracle Julia Popcorn Panda Cardigan Sweater M/L
Why I like it:
Living in New England, one can never seem to have enough cozy sweaters. I knew the minute I saw this sweater, even before I tried it on, that I was going to be keeping it. I am always a sucker for softy and fuzzy things, and the marled knit hem, with popcorn fuzzies, surely fit the bill. The scoop hem is a unique twist on a traditional crew neck sweater. I will say, I’m a bit confused as to why they called it a Cardigan? Possibly a typo cause this is a pullover, and there are no buttons in site. Oh well, still a winner!
Item: Lovestich Stockton Shirt M
Why I like it:
There is just something about a classic denim style shirt that no wardrobe should be without. I’ve had multiple different styles hanging in my closet for the past few years, and I felt it was time for a refresh. The fabric is light and flowy and will pair perfectly over a tank top, or tee depending on the weather.
As I write this post, I just noticed there is a tear at the collar on this shirt. I’ve sent FabFitFun Style an email as the checkout process only offers a Keep or Return option, and while I LOVE this shirt, I don’t plan to keep something that is damaged. One wash, and there’s a good chance the shirt will no longer be usable. I will post an update to this post as soon as I hear back from them.
FabFitFun Style’s Reply: January 23, 2019 UPDATE: Here’s the reply I received. So happy we were able to work this out!
“Thanks for your message and I’m so sorry that you received a damaged item! This is absolutely not the impression we want you to have of FFF Style and would be happy to rectify this for you.
I’ve double checked our inventory and we do have the Stockton Shirt in stock to send a replacement! To exchange, when completing your Checkout Survey please mark this style as a KEEP and in the comments section write that you are exchanging due to a damage. Then, go ahead and return your damaged shirt along with any other returns in the prepaid envelope included in your box. Once we receive your returns we will send out your new Stockton Shirt. Let me know if you have any questions and again, I truly apologize for this issue.”
Item: Miztique Aurora Shoulder Bag Khaki
Why I like it:
When I first saw this bag in my shipment, I initially had no intention at all of keeping it. But the more I looked at it, it kinda started to grow on me. After my mastectomy surgery I was advised to no longer carry my purse on that shoulder, as it causes pressure points, and could potentially cause a blockage in the lymphatic system. So I’ve been using a Dooney & Burke Crossbody, which works well, but sometimes is just a wee bit too big. The more I looked at this bag, the more it fit the Goldilocks criteria, not to big, and not too small. It has enough room to hold my purse, and a few other necessities, making it perfect for a date night, or travel. A loser, turned winner. Who knew?
Item: C.Luee Bowery Leather Jacket M
Why It’s Not for Me:
No matter how adventurous I am when it comes to adding new pieces to my wardrobe, there are still items that are a bit outside what I am comfortable wearing. I was a bit skeptical about this jacket when I first took it out of the box, it seemed a bit too edgy for my taste, but I tried it on anyways. Needless to say, with my current body shape, this jacket emphasizes all the wrong things, particularly my belly. It’s also faux leather, which I guess would be expected at this price point. I’m working on my weight with my nutrition program, and if I received this 6 months or a year from now, I might have kept it. Who knows, but right now, it’s not for me so it’s going back.
Item: Kut from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinny Jean 8
Why It’s Not for Me:
This piece was a bit of a conundrum for me. They fit, and were oh so cozy on. They moved with me, without being uncomfortable, but as I looked in the mirror I was hesitant. I carry all my extra weight in my hips, thighs, butt and belly, and of course those are the areas these jeans emphasized the most. I asked my husband what he thought, and confirmed the same thing I thought, they emphasize the areas I’m currently trying to hide. While I love the color, and it’s just more motivation to get back the body I had before Cancer.
I almost forgot to include this. With this latest shipment, FabFitFun Style included a free travel bundle valued at $45. It was mine to keep, if I chose to keep at least one or more items from my latest shipment. I also had the option to send it back, if I didn’t like what was in the bundle, but I’m going to keep it. I love the Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray, especially in the summer months. Received the first bottle in one of my FabFitFun shipments, and the travel bag is so cute. So of course I’m keeping these added Freebies!
How to Get Styled by FabFitFun:
Just like in my previous FabFitFun Style Review post, this clothing subscription box is still in the pilot stage, so you must be an existing FabFitFun Member to join. But it’s really easy to join. Just visit my FabFitFun website, and signup for your first FAbFitFun Subscription box. At the time of this writing the FabFitFun Winter Box is still in full swing, and you can take $10 off your Subscription with code FIRSTBOX. Once enrolled, you should receive additional emails from FabFitFun with details on how to apply to be part of the FabFitFun Style Pilot. If you don’t, just reach out to style @ fabfitfun.com and I’m sure they’ll be glad to help you out!
Is It Worth the Money?
I’m the type of person who does 99% of her shopping online. I hate going to the mall because more times than not when I find something I love, they don’t have it in my size. Not to mention the hassle of trying stuff on, and being harassed by sales clerks.
I started down the path of clothing subscriptions over almost 10 years ago now, when StitchFix was still relatively new. Although I had hit or miss luck with them, the experiences I have had so far with all the awesome goodies I get each season in my FabFitFun box, prompted me to give their stylists a try, and I am so glad I did. This is the first service that actually listens to member feedback, and my keep piles shows it. Some items I may not have even looked twice at if I had seen it in the store, like the shoulder bag.
The cost of my current haul would have been just under $230 after styling credit and 25% discount. I will be opting in to receive another shipment at a later date, but I will be choosing to have FabFitFun Style contact me first, instead of automatically sending a shipment.
Like with any subscription box, there is never any obligation to continue receiving Style boxes, should you decide to give the service a try. I personally like having new styles sent right to my home, where I can try them on in a relaxed atmosphere, free of pushy salespeople. A bonus is getting to try items I normally wouldn’t even give a second look at in the store.
If this sounds like you, then don’t hesitate to give the FabFitFun Style clothing subscription service a try. You never know what new wardrobe favorite you might find!