Box of Style commands a space on my “Top Ten” favorite subscription boxes because it’s fashion oriented and always worth the cost for me. Each box will have fashion items, beauty products and a styling tool. There’s always a “hero” item which is usually worth a large portion of the box value. The Fall 2016 box is unique in that it has a jewelry item from Rachel Zoe’s own line! I know a lot of us have been hoping for that. Here’s to more of all that in the coming month!
When this box first came out I decided to subscribe for the Annual subscription and I’m so glad I did. It’s a savings of $50 which is nice, especially when I have liked every box.
The actual box that everything comes in has a flip lid with a magnetic closure. It is eminently re-usable which is perfect. Not only that but every thing inside is individually wrapped. It’s like a birthday present!
The Cost: $100/quarter
What You Get: At least five products worth over $300 in fashion, beauty and lifestyle carefully curated by Rachel Zoe and her team.
Donni Charm x The Zoe Report Color Block Wonder Cape- This is a super soft, wool blend cape. It’s very lightweight, much lighter than I was expecting. I wasn’t too sure about it when I saw the spoiler and the terrible video with styling tips. Now that I have it, I can say that it’s not nearly as unflattering as what was shown in the video. It actually looks great as an actual cape, too, draped off the shoulders.
I don’t think I would ever belt it but there’s lots of ways to wrap it. It’s thin enough that it actually can double as a big scarf. Would I pay $200 for it in real life? Oh, hell no. But I like it enough to keep it and wear it.
B-Low the Belt Gatsby Wrap Belt- This is designed to do a double wrap around your waist so it’s really, really long. I don’t wear a whole lot of belts, I have to admit. I’m not sold on this quite yet, I need to do a little more experimenting. It’s real leather which I love and the tassels take it up a notch. I feel like I’m going to keep it to force myself to find a use for it. I’m so short, though, that I try not to cut myself in half with belts.
It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain- That’s quite the mouthful. If you logged in to your account, you got to choose your color. I picked Mauve-alous Darling. This goes on smoothly with zero stickiness. While the glossy shine fades, the color does not. I’m happy with this.
It Cosmetics Brow Pow- This is an eyebrow pencil in a universal taupe color. I already have one of these and I find that it’s too dry, almost crumbly for me. The color works but I’m just not a fan of the application.
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Lint Removing Sheets- There’s always something like this in each box. This brand has been in here before, too, though not every time. I like it because I’d never purchase these on my own because I wouldn’t think about it. Getting it like this is nice because now I’ll have them when I need them. Yay for de-linting!
Rachel Zoe Tassel Bracelet- This is where I wish there was more information included in the booklet. I have no idea what this is made out of. Based on her website I think it’s 14k gold plated (there’s a ring that looks similar to this bracelet). This is not really my style but I could definitely see it as part of a stack. It’s exclusive to Box of Style, too, and it mentions this is the only way to get one!
VERDICT: It’s always easy for me to like Box of Style. Even if I don’t like everything, I can gift what isn’t my style really easily. I’m really happy that I ended up liking the cape since it’s the hero item. It’s perfect for Fall weather. I think this box was well curated, either way. Even the lint sheets make sense– you know, in case your cape gets linty. This box tends to take me out of my comfort zone a lot and I’m glad it does. My outfits have gotten a lot more fun since I started getting this.
If you would like to sign up for Box of Style, you can do that here. Use code BABBOS10 for $10 off your first box!