It’s time for another Box of Style! I skipped the last two shipments but decided to resubscribe this year and I think it was a great decision. This is definitely my favorite box of the year thus far! I actually like it so much that I’ve immediately bought a second one after I opened the box.
The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a box filled with fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items curated by Rachel Zoe! It’s a quarterly subscription, so it ships in March (Spring), July (Summer), September (Fall), and December (Winter). Every box promises $300+ value for only $100, or you can sign up for a whole year for $350. One thing I really like about this subscription is that it contains a “hero item” for each box that you know about beforehand. It’s the highest value item in the box and it’s generally announced well in advance, giving you plenty of time to decide if you want to purchase the box or not. I think it’s a smart way to ensure your customers are satisfied, because the hero item is always worth more than the cost of the box itself. It’s much easier to justify spending $100 when you know you’ll be getting at least one high value item that you actually want.
And one last thing before I actually get to the review: I wanted to pass along some sale information: you can get this box for only $64.99 right now! Seriously. The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is currently available on Gilt City for $89.99, and if you use coupon code TAKE30 you can take an additional $25.00 off. It’s a crazy good deal! And since the voucher doesn’t expire until May 10th, you can even buy extra vouchers to use for the Summer box!
This month the box was really full! The sides were bulging and it was a pretty heavy box, which is always a good sign in my opinion.
All the items are individually wrapped in tissue paper. It’s a small thing but I really appreciate that attention to detail. It’s so much fun to unwrap everything! Feels like Christmas morning.
Their little booklet is always full of great styling tips and interesting tidbits about the products. For this box, they featured all women-founded brands! I absolutely love that!
Tribe Alive Custom Carryall | $238.00
This was the “hero” item for this box. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw the spoiler pictures! It’s such a perfect bag for warm weather. This bag is not for sale through the official website because it’s an exclusive for Rachel Zoe, but it looks just like a mini version of their Maya bag. I’ve been seeing a lot of the Tribe Alive brand recently, and so far I love their products. It feels very high quality and the fabric material is so beautiful. The brand also stands for a great cause: they provide jobs to women artisans at fair-trade wages in a safe environment.
The bag comes with a long shoulder/crossbody strap made of genuine leather. All the hardware is sturdy and will definitely hold up over time. The leather feels very stiff right now, but I’m sure it will soften over time as I use it.
The fabric is hand woven and custom for Tribe Alive in small batches. I love that this bag is not only fashionable and well crafted, but also helps sustain tradespeople and their families in other countries.
The interior of the bag has a zippered pocket on one side and two open pockets on the other side.
Seriously, how cute is this bag?! I’m obsessed. And I’ve already gotten compliments on it! One of my coworkers bought the box just for this bag because she loved it so much!
Adornmonde Ivo Earrings | $62.00
Rachel Zoe let subscribers choose between gold and silver for these earrings, which I thought was really great. I’m loving the trend of semi-customized boxes! While I usually stick with gold jewelry, I ended up choosing silver because I thought these looked so pretty in silver. And I have no regrets–very simple yet striking.
My favorite part about these earrings is the versatility. It’s really 2 pairs of earrings in one, since you can remove the hoops and just wear the bar. The quality is also very good for costume jewelry. I’m hoping to get gold in my second box so I’ll have both options!
Symbology Scarf | $50.00
This is an exclusive collaboration for the box. I’ve never known how to wear square silk scarves and make them look good, but thanks to the styling tips in the little booklet I’m going to try tying this to my handbag! Such a great suggestion!
Here’s a closer shot of the pattern. The gold on red is a stunning combination.
BKR Glass & Silicone Water Bottle | $35.00
Wow, what a pretty water bottle! I love the ballet pink color and the soft silicone sleeve protects the glass bottle very well. The bottle is dishwasher safe (win!), BPA-free, and phthalate-free. While I have plenty of water bottles, this is definitely my favorite one to look at. It’s just so cute and I’m obsessed with the color.
Beautifully simple design! While I know my S’well bottle will keep drinks hot and cold for longer, I think this is a wonderful option to bring to the gym or to my pilates class. The handle at the top of the cap makes it easy to grab on the go (my main complaint with my S’well is the lack of a handle!) and the mouth is the perfect size for putting in ice cubes. So glad I’ll be getting a second box so I can have two of these beauties!
Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder | $65.00
When I saw this I literally screamed. Honestly. That’s how excited I was! I was seriously just about to buy 3 of these from Barney’s for full price because they are doing a gift with purchase promotion right now. I use this stuff religiously! And here’s why I am SO excited: this is the Gentle version, which is for dry skin. In the past when subscription services have sent out Tatcha powder it’s always been the Classic. The fact that this box sent the Gentle one that I use is amazing!
If you’ve never used Tatcha rice powder before I highly recommend it! They sell travel sized ones that you can try if you don’t want to commit to the full sized one. You begin with wet hands and a wet face. Then you pour about half a teaspoon into your hands, add a little bit of water, and rub your hands together to create a creamy foam. Massage it onto your face for 10-20 seconds and then rinse dry. My skin feels amazing after using this, and it’s gentle enough for daily use. I go through it quickly so I’m ecstatic about having this full sized one and a second one on the way!
Butter London Nail Polish in Piece of Cake | $18.00
Gorgeous color! It matches the water bottle pretty well. Many of you know that my favorite nail polish color is soft pink, so this is exactly what I would have picked for myself. It’s the perfect color for spring!
Stella Artois Chalice | $13.00
This is a sponsored item, meaning it doesn’t actually count towards the retail value of the box. And from what I understand this only went out to subscribers who were 21 years old or older. While initially I was skeptical about why I would want a beer chalice, I definitely see the appeal now. It’s really quite pretty! And the cause is fantastic. Every limited edition chalice helps provide 5 years of clean water for 1 person in the developing world.
I had no idea that Stella Artois has been releasing these since 2015, but I’m so glad that I know now. This year the featured countries are Brazil, Cambodia, and Uganda. I received the Brazil version. I’ll see what my 2nd box contains (hoping it’s Cambodia or Uganda) and I plan to buy the last one so I can have all 3 versions. I would also love to continue collecting more over the years as well. We’re currently building our bar collection and think a growing set of these chalices would be lovely.
Overall, it was an amazing box. The total value comes to $468.00, which is incredible. And you know it’s a great box when you can’t even pick out a favorite item. I love the bag, the water bottle, and Tatcha, the earrings, and even the chalice. The nail polish and scarf weren’t super exciting, but I still like them and plan to use them. There’s literally nothing in this box that I did not like! I’m honestly quite surprised they even still have any boxes left, since I can’t be the only one who bought a 2nd one immediately. If you want this box I would order one right away while you still can!
And if you are interested (you definitely should be!): you can get this box for only $64.99 right now! The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is currently available on Gilt City for $89.99, and if you use coupon code TAKE30 you can take an additional $25.00 off. It’s a crazy good deal! And since the voucher doesn’t expire until May 10th, you can even buy extra vouchers to use for the Summer box!