Before I continue, I need to be up front and
tell you that I reviewed Fabletics (and received a complimentary outfit) for my job as a Fashion writer and not because I am a blogger. It is just a happy coincidence that I also blog so I wanted to share this info with you.
1. The first thing I want to mention is that Fabletics is NOT a subscription service. The PR rep that I interviewed was very clear about this. I think many people assume Fabletics is like "Stitch Fix" and it is not.
When shoppers sign up, they can choose to purchase items at retail price or sign up for the VIP program. There is a survey that you take which results in outfit recommendations being picked for you. They are never sent without your consent though.
If you decided to join as a VIP member, this is what happens. Log on to the Fabletics website each month by the 5th of the month. Each month you choose to either Shop or Skip. If you choose to Shop then you will pick your outfit out for $49.95. If you do not want to make a purchase that month than you need to choose Skip the month. If you don't shop or skip by the 5th of the month, you will be charged $49.95, which is a credit in your account that can be used towards the purchase of any item on the Fabletics site. It is like a gift card that never expires.
A lot of the negative reviews I've read about Fabletics stemmed from the fact that the customers were not Skipping the months and they were being charged. I don't think they understood the concept.
2. Even if you are a VIP member, you can cancel your membership at any time. If you need to return an item, you may be subjected to a restocking fee.
3. Fortunately I was sent a March catalog so I could see all the offerings for the month. If I did not have the catalog, I would not have been able to see all the offerings without filling out some info and signing up on the website. I didn't like this because I like to "window shop" before I sign up for things.
Okay, now on to the clothes.
As I leafed through the catalog, I saw lots of pretty and stylish clothes. A lot of the tops were open back tops which were cute, but only if you had the right sports bra to go with it. I do want cute clothes for running, but I want them to be functional too. I think some of these tops would be great for yoga. I finally decided on a top I thought would be perfect for running!
The bottoms were the easiest to decide on because I knew I wanted some colorful capris for spring!
The size chart for the tops was a little more accurate and I decided to go with the a size small. I've also read reviews that they ran true to size.
My choice was the Mosa Tank (S) and Salar Crops (XS)
The capris are very thick and they are indeed good quality. At first I thought the pants were a little tight but as I started to walk around in them I REALLY liked them. They gave me a very "fit" and "toned" feel! They are actually pretty warm too. Had I know they would be this thick, I would have ordered them in a full length pant and used them for winter running. These are my first pair of running capris that are not black or grey, so as of right now they are my favorite capris for spring! -M
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR where the topic is brands.