I joined JustFab over the Summer; lured in by the $10 for your first pair of shoes. They were running a summer sale, giving me 2 pairs of shoes for just $25. I ordered sandals, and when I received my order, I was a bit disappointed. The black gladiator sandals I had ordered were lace up and adorable, but the white sandals I ordered were too big. The quality of the shoes wasn’t fantastic; not worth the $39.95 if I had paid full price. Going forwards, I just skipped each month rather than buy another pair of shoes.
I received an email some time later inviting me to take part in their program “PS by Just Fab”. I had heard of Styling services before; I never looked seriously into them. When I finally decided to try one, I went with Stitch Fix first. I quickly followed up with PS by Just Fab; curios to compare them.
I answered the rather extensive survey of my size ranges and likes/dislikes for my Stylist to get to know me better. I was then brought to a new page where I could select pieces I liked, so the Stylist could get an idea of my style. I didn’t feel like the style options were very broad; still, I took the dive. I paid the $20 and ordered my first box. I made sure to leave my stylist notes about my body concerns (nothing tight on the stomach) and that I was trying to expand my wardrobe beyond black clothing.
I can’t say I was overly enthusiastic to receive this box. I enjoyed some of the pieces I had seen online, but for the most part nothing called to me. When I received my box, whatever excitement I had fizzled out. I received four tops and a pair of jeans in my box. I cringed a bit, sorting through my box.
The First top: Blue Knit Top
This blue top was probably one of my favorites, but when I mentioned to my Stylist that I was trying to get away from black clothing, I didn’t mean send me dark blue! The shirt fit well and was incredibly comfortable. I liked the simple zipper detail at the collar, but nothing else really impressed me with this shirt. It felt like a basic top to wear out on a chilly Saturday morning.
The Khaki Sweater
A lovely piece; this sweater fit well and was soft. The color felt bland to me, and only the neckline added a little something extra to an otherwise boring top. It was just another sweater; and living in the South, I don’t really need to update my cold-weather wardrobe. If the sweater had perhaps been in a better color, then I would have considered keeping it.
When I go shopping for pants, it quickly becomes frustrating. My waist and hips will put me in a certain size, but the length is almost always too short. My legs are long; so a standard 34 inch inseam doesn’t work for me. There are more and more stores everyday offering several length types now, but I am still wary. These jeans fit well in the waist, and the denim was soft, but they felt a bit too short. After one wash I would have to call them a wash, knowing I would lose a tiny bit of length. I couldn’t afford to lose any length with these jeans. They also seemed like the type of denim that would turn my legs blue from the dye if they got wet; or if I sweat. Maybe not, but I wasn’t keeping them to find out.
The Black Top
I hated this shirt. It’s not the shirts fault; Perhaps I would have liked it more if it wasn’t everything I had NOT asked for. It was slightly short in the front, with a strange knot detail, and then it was in black. I have a lot of clothes in my closet; a closet that is color coordinated and more than half of the tops are black. I need more color in my wardrobe, and this was not it. The shirt was stretchy and comfortable, and really long in the back. A great option to wear with leggings, and I wore leggings for the sake of these photos. I generally don’t wear leggings, and I would never wear this shirt.
The Purple Top
This was my favorite of the bunch once I tried it on; the fabric comfortable and in my favorite color. I loved the side knot detail and off-the-shoulder slouchy look. I can’t say it’s a shirt I plan on wearing out. I kept it for Yoga days and lounging around the house. Everyone needs cute, comfortable clothes right? I also kept it because it was only $20, so I didn’t feel like I was losing my $20 to a Stylist that didn’t really listen to me.
When it came time to return my items there was no return bag included in the box; despite the directions stating to put the items I didn’t want into the return bag. I e-mailed the company about it and their reply was prompt and courteous; They do not always include return bags. They told me I could return the items in the box they came in.
I was a bit put off by this solution. By having a return bag, I could have easily dropped the package off at the drop bin at my local post office. By having to return it in the box, I had to go into the post office. I stood in an absurdly long line just to mail a box where the shipping was already paid for.
All in all, I felt disappointed by PS By Just Fab. The clothes fit well and they were comfortable, but those were the only highlights. The colors felt too dark when I asked for color, and none of these pieces truly spoke to me. I won’t be ordering from Just Fab again.