My New Spring Fashom Box: Review and Thoughts

Have you ever tried an online clothing box. Considering I LOVE to shop, I never thought I would like it.

Yet one things I've learned is that we tend to choose the same things over and over when we shop, so it can be good to have help picking new clothing items. PLUS you still give your preferences with what you want.

Fashom is one of those clothing box companies (and the one I tend to use the most). There is more information about the service along with how a clothing box company works towards the end of the post.

Why did I request another Fashom box? Considering my closet is full and I’m trying to be more sustainable, I still have found my wardrobe needing hot weather pieces. Things I didn’t really need when we lived in Denver, haha! Besides, I love supporting this small business which has been named one of the best online box companies. I think one thing that sets them apart is being able to talk to your stylist (not just by email) and it’s more budget friendly.

Blue Skirt

I did ask for a summer skirt in my request. This blue floral has snaps up the front and is textured. It’s hard to see the texture in the photos, but it’s somewhat ribbed almost like corduroy (but not as heavy).

You can see below that 100%l of my friends thought I should return the skirt. While it fit good, I decided it was a tad short for the summer. Now in the winter I could easily add tights and/or OTK boots and it wouldn’t seem as short.

Verdict: I returned it. It was very similar to my blue denim skirt so I wasn’t sure I’d wear it much.

Blue Leopard Dress

At first I didn’t choose this dress as one of my choices, however, my stylist said it was prettier in person than in the photo they sent. So I decided to give it a go. It’s a wrap style yet connected, so there would be no wind issues. There is a collar, side zipper and v-neck.

The majority voted to keep the dress because it really is flattering on me. The only fit issue is the armholes did stick out. One side would have been easy to alter, but the other side had the zipper, so I would have had to get creative. (I’m sure my mother, the fabulous seamstress, could have helped).

Verdict: I returned it. I’m almost wishing I hadn’t sent it back now however, I could always request it again. I do love the print and shape but I was trying to limit how many pieces I kept.

Fashom Box Red Top

Summer tops are always needed here in the hundred degree heat. So this red, embroidered top was a no brainer. In fact, I knew when I posted it that I would keep it. I’m such a magpie when it comes to embroidery and tassels!! Besides it’s lightweight enough and isn’t too long.

Verdict: Kept it.

Pink Cut Out Dress

Another summer dress with this pink cut out one. I love how these cut outs are strategically placed so wearing a normal bra is easy. I also like how it buttons up the front which made me think I could wear it as a duster (like I showcased recently here).

(FYI, it didn’t look great as a duster. I think maybe the elastic waist made it wonky for that idea. But I tried it, and you never know unless you try).

The consensus came back among my friends to return this.

Verdict: I returned it. I love pink but I think this pink was so close to my complexion that it just doesn’t make a statement.

Pink Jumpsuit

I asked for a summer jumpsuit too only because they are easy like dresses but not as revealing when we go exploring. The best part about this particular jumpsuit is the 3 buttons in the front which makes it much easier to undress. In fact, I was thinking about sewing velcro on the front pieces and having the buttons be decoration only to make it uber easy. We will see if that ever gets done.

If the two straps look different, that’s on purpose. There are ties that are connected so you can tie them to create a bow on top (your bra strap is still covered). Yet if you don’t appreciate that feature, the straps would be simple to cut off with two snips of the scissors.

You can see most people said to keep it.

Verdict: I definitely kept it. It’s lightweight for the heat and so pretty. In fact, you can see it in a short jumpsuit video I made recently as a game to guess which are real and which are faux!! (you guys will have an advantage if you watch it to know this one is real, haha).

Fashom Box and Other Online Services

This company is like most where if you share your link, your friend gets credit and so do you. Therefore, my link gives you $20 and I get a $20 credit!! And once you try it, you can have your own link to share.

First a quick synopsis about online clothing boxes. The idea is you pay a styling fee which is reimbursed if you buy any of the pieces. Think of it as your shipping fee because that and their time are what they are trying to cover. They send you a certain amount of pieces which you try on at home. Then you go online to “choose” which ones you want to keep, and then return the ones you don’t want in the prepaid envelope! It’s truly easy peasy.

And if something doesn’t fit, that doesn’t mean it’s a fail. Just exchange it for a different size.

Since the goal is to find items that you want to keep, that’s where communication is truly key. I believe the more you share with your stylist, the more successful the venture is. For instance, when I request a certain item, I will also tell my stylist what colors of that item I already have so she doesn’t send me more of the same.

I’ve also shared my measurements which is why ALL of these pieces fit me so well.

Did you know you could request any of the items from any of my Fashom boxes?? Sometimes they are sold out, but if you love something, it’s good to ask.

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Jodie Filogomo
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  • Mary Mary on Jul 09, 2021

    I liked all your comments. The pink jumpsuit is lovely. The skirt perhaps too short. I like the pink short dress but think a size smaller would be the perfect fit. You seen confident in the red top. It is lovely but you would look good in anything.

    • Jodie Filogomo Jodie Filogomo on Jul 11, 2021

      That's a good point about the pink dress.

      The red top is definitely my color which I think helps me seem confident.

      Thanks Mary!