Happy first day of October, everyone! It’s finally feeling like Fall down here and I couldn’t be happier. Bring on the pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters! Kicking off October is a review for a new-to-me subscription that I know has been around for a while: Cate & Chloe VIP. I’ve read good things on Liz’s website but have never had a chance to try them for myself, so I was thrilled with the opportunity to do so. Cate & Chloe kindly sent me their October box for review, and I really feel like I lucked out with the month!
Cate & Chloe VIP is a jewelry subscription service that sends out 2 pieces of jewelry each month, tailored to your preferences. They have a whole range of jewelry styles and various metals, so you can let them know if you prefer silver over gold, or if you don’t have pierced ears, and they will work around that. The month to month subscription price is $39.99, and the price goes down if you commit to a longer subscription. And guess what? If you sign up for October’s box, they’re making it extra special: 15% of the VIP sales will be donated to American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer. Love that they support such a wonderful cause!
First look. It’s all packaged really well with tissue paper, so I can see this being a good box to gift. All the jewelry also comes in individual little boxes so it’s very easy for gifting.
Each month they include some styling tips, and explain what the “perk of the month” is. In the past I’ve seen nail polish, shampoo, and other smaller things, so you can usually expect something of that sort. I’ve also seen really stunning bonus jewelry items too, so I guess some months you get extra lucky!
Each item comes in one of these boxes. It’s sturdy and cute enough to be gifted without any additional wrapping. I’m already thinking of Christmas and how cute these would be in stockings!
Rachel “Beautiful” Rose Gold Bracelet | $125.00
Whoa, check out that price tag. While it’s a beautiful piece and well made for costume jewelry, I think the value is inflated. The style is simple but classic, and can be worn with all types of outfits. I think this is a piece that can easily be dressed up or down. It’s really versatile and I don’t have anything else like this in my current collection, so I’m very happy.
The rose gold is absolutely gorgeous and I love the fit of this bracelet. It’s roomy without being as big as a bangle, and I can use my laptop just fine with it on. Usually my biggest issue with bangles is how much noise it makes when it I’m typing. Anyways, this bracelet is so pretty I’ve been wearing it all the time and have gotten compliments on it already!
Brooklyn “Sublime” Leaf Stud Earrings | $59.00
I mentioned really loving stud earrings, so I was delighted to find this pair in my box. The quality is great for costume jewelry (seems to be a trend with Cate & Chloe pieces!) and I foresee it becoming a go-to in my collection.
Cute, right? They’re small enough for an every day look but are more exciting than your typical studs.
Cate & Chloe Makeup Brush Set | $25.00 (?)
This is a bonus item for October and all new subscribers for this month will get this in their first box. I’m loving the travel case that rolls up and ties with the hot pink ribbon. It’s pretty and totally functional, and is an elegant solution for travel.
I can already picture myself bringing this with me when I travel, or just keeping it around as a back up set of brushes. The quality is decent and I’m impressed by the range of tools! I was imagining just 2 or 3 brushes, not 6!
The perk of the month is this pink “Fight Like A Girl” wristband to show support for breast cancer. Since 15% of the sales from this month are going to support cancer research, I think it’s a very fitting bonus item. I’ll be rocking it for an upcoming run my company is doing for breast cancer!
Overall verdict: I think it’s a really good value for high quality pieces. I’m calculating a $209.00 value, assuming the brush set is around $25.00. Even though I don’t think that’s a fair assessment of the value since the prices do seem inflated to me, I think it’s definitely worth more than the subscription price. Their designs look fantastic and seem to have a classic timeless style to them, which I love. And you can really narrow down what you will receive by setting your preferences. Additional bonus: their customer service is top notch!
If you’re looking for a jewelry subscription that values quality over quantity, this is a great choice. I think it’s an especially good choice if you aren’t too crazy with your jewelry preferences (huge statement necklaces, super bright colors, etc.) and want to try something new without getting something you can’t wear.
Interested in signing up for this? Use code SECRETLYHOARDING15 for 15% off your subscription. Expires 11/30. And don’t forget: October is a great month to try it since you’ll get the makeup brushes and you will be supporting cancer research! Win win.