Popbasic: The Ashbury Collection Review

Popbasic creates monthly clothing “microcollections” (outfits) available for $50-100 a month. It’s not a subscription service: instead you sign up to be e-mailed when a new microcollection is released. It’s a one-time purchase and you’re not locked into any monthly fees. Shipping is free and there are no hidden fees.

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Maddy from Popbasic kindly sent me the Ashbury Collection to review.

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The box came with a style card, care instructions for the skirt, a tights coupon code, and a nice note from Maddy.

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It also came with a bunch of artistically packaged perfume samples with an informative scent guide. I’m excited to try these!

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The Ashbury Collection consists of a black tank (my camera makes it look navy here), vegan leather skirt, and collar necklace. I received the clothing in a small. The necklace is one size. The tank is buttery soft and I love that the skirt is vegan!

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When I first saw the collection, I thought “Audrey Hepburn.” I tried to recreate a little of her style here.

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I think a punk vibe is a little more me.

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Here I paired it with a Le Tote tank for those warmer spring days.

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The Seattle weather is still fairly cool, so I could get away with wearing this.

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Professional, with a pop of red.

Verdict: Styling this collection pushed me out of my comfort zone (which is girly dresses, bright colors, and pops of nerdiness!). It strikes me as more fall weather fashion than summer’s just around the corner. However, with the quality of clothing, the price is a steal. And it runs large; wearing smalls makes me very happy! I looked at their other collections and the brighter colors and feminine dresses make those much more up my alley. I will definitely be keeping an eye on their site for pretty summer dresses with simple gold jewelry.
Edit: I just e-mailed customer service at 9 PM on a Monday. Maddy replied within minutes. Wow!

Sizing: I am 5’4″, 155 lbs, 34DD/28/38. The one size necklace fit well with room to tighten or loosen. The tank fit perfectly in a small. I would size up to a medium in the skirt; it was a little tight in the waist. I checked their site and you can buy the clothing pieces in individual sizes.

Links: You and I will each receive a $15 credit if you sign up for Popbasic. I will receive a $25 credit if you sign up for Le Tote.

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