Saturday, September 5, 2015

Rachel Zoe Box of Style Fall 2015 Subscription Box Review and Coupon!

I have been loving Box of Style by Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report! This Fall 2015 box is no exception. The value is stellar, the contents fun and stylish and just gives me an all-around happy feeling when I think of it.
Each season, they release a new spoiler for the "hero" item in the box. For the Fall 2015 box, that spoiler was a Cluse watch in rose gold. This box has about seven items. I say "about" because there are technically two notebooks and that extra watch band and case should count for something!
Every box comes with a booklet with a note from Rachel Zoe talking about what she put in the box and her thoughts on upcoming fashion.

The Cost: $100/quarterly or $350 Annually.

What You Get: At least five products worth over $300 in fashion, beauty and lifestyle carefully curated by Rachel Zoe and her team.

Cluse Watches La Boheme in Rose Gold- This arrived in a leather pouch and came with two straps, black and gray. While I like those colors and they're useful, I really wanted the pink so I used the coupon code to buy the pink one. Unfortunately, there were some issues with trying to purchase so I had to email customer service. I hope it works out.
Anyway! This watch is both large and dainty. I don't know how that works but it does. I like the look of this watch so much. And rose gold is trending right now so I'm keeping up with the times. (ooo, no pun intended!) I have very small wrists and hands and this watch, while large, fits perfectly. Meaning it's not too big and the edges don't hang over the length of my wrist. I really like the gray, too. But when my pink one gets here...!!!
The carry case is so nice, too! With a snap closure and a wrap, you could use this for more than just extra watch straps. I love everything about Cluse right now.
Value: $98 for the watch and $25 for the extra strap
One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum- This serum hydrates, firms and smooths your skin for a radiant glow. Packed with antioxidants, this lightweight formula absorbs quickly and can be used alone or layered with your favorite body lotion.
This smells absolutely heavenly. This was actually in a Popsugar box quite awhile ago. I still use the one I got then. It's definitely more of an oil than a serum, in my opinion. Indeed it's made up of primarily oils. Thats not a bad thing! It means that your skin will be ultra moisturized and protected from the environment (ie. harsh winds, dry air). Certain oils (like sunflower oil) form a barrier on your skin which helps keep it moisturized. I would use this last if you have a moisturizing routine.

INGREDIENTS: Capric/caprylic Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Fragrance/parfum*, Laminaria Ochroleuca (kelp) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Salvia Hispanica (chia) Seed Extract* (and) Rosmarinus Ocinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Ocinalis Flower Extract*, Aspalathus Linearis (rooibos Tea) Extract*, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Value: $39

The Laundress Fabric Fresh Classic- This nontoxic formula with antibacterial properties adds scent while removing odor. Spray to freshen clothing and bedding between washes. Ideal for deodorizing outerwear, car interiors, sneakers, and luggage. Works great for closets and drawers, too!
So I love this kind of thing. I buy all kinds of linen sprays and use them regularly. There's just something about having everything smell nice. I normally take a travel bottle of Febreze on trips but I'll take this one next time instead. If there's any left. :D
Value: $8
Shashi Noa Rose Gold Ear Climbers- I don't wear a whole lot of gold but rose gold is so "in" right now it's hard to avoid. I used to wear only gold, now I'm only silver except I think that's sort of changing again, too. I've got a lot of rose gold now.
These are fun and unusual. I don't have any ear climbers which is kind of surprising actually. I used to have cartilage piercings but those sort of went to the wayside once I hit 30. I had my nose pierced, too, and kept a tiny, tiny diamond stud in it. I just felt too old for it. These are pretty and I can totally do these without feeling like I'm trying to act 20 years younger than I am.
Value: $55
Sloane Stationery Custom Notebook Set- These are perfect notebooks for me. The right size and the right size lines inside. I'm big on notebooks so I'll be keeping these close by.
Value: $40
TopShop Classic Fedora- I'll have to update with a better photo. This is a deep olive color. Not black, not brown. It sort of goes with everything. I'm wearing it right now. My husband LOVES it which I wasn't expecting. I have a tiny head and I feel like I get swallowed up by hats but this one is different! It really works! So, as soon as I get home I'll put up a photo of me in the hat. :D
Okay, here's a photo of me in the hat! I'm wearing a red corduroy jacket and a brown knit scarf with it. Yes, I'm in the car (on the way to the party). I spent so much time writing up my review that I had to go makeup free. Oh, well. If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw this. :)

Value: $48

VERDICT; I love the Box of Style! I'm wearing my earrings and my watch and I'm even wearing my hat! We are headed to a party so we'll see what kind of comments it gets. Haha! This box is so much FUN! The only thing I won't use is the One Love Serum and that's because I already have a bottle. The Fabric Fresher smells fabulous and the watch... well, I love that for sure.

I think Box of Style is really worth it. It's definitely the box I look forward to the most. It's always nice to get a box true fashion items. The hat was a surprise. Surprising to find it in the box and surprising that I like it!

If you would like to sign up for Box of Style, use this link to get $10 off your first box. That's a referral link but it's the only way to get a discount right now. You'll put in your email address and they'll send you the coupon.

*referral link was used in this post.

20 comments:

  1. I am in love with this box! The watch and hat are so chic! Me love! >o<)/
    I'm seriously going to be obsessed once I get my first box.

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    1. Are you signed up for the Winter box?? I'm hoping they'll release the winter spoiler "hero" item soon!

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  2. Oh, so excited to get mine now. I have a brand new olive green Burberry trench coat and no hat to match. But now I will. :) Yay for hats and watches ( not sure I'll ever get my extra straps from Cluse the way they goofed up the street number, state and zip code.

    That's a beautiful box, Sarah. So you have to sign up for each box- it's not recurring? Will there be both a Winter box and a separate Holiday box? Thanks for you info.
    Amanda

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    1. It is recurring so once you sign up, you'll get boxes til you cancel. I got the yearly subscription because they apparently ship those first. I'm really glad I did!

      They screwed up my address, too. But the zip code is correct. I'm hoping once it gets to the right post office they'll figure it out.

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    2. My zip code is correct with my Cluse order, also. But the entire formatting from Cluse.com is wrong except for my name being first LOL.

      I couldn't email them because they shipped my order about a hour after I placed it. I only noticed ALL the mistakes when I got the tracking number. I'm SO glad it's just the watch strap. If it's lost, I can reorder. :)
      I saw no reason to tell them how wrong it was once it had shipped, you know?

      So glad I don't have to sign back up- FOMO is STRONG with this box, probably more than any other because this is such a great mixture of styles. Not all dainty, not all menswear- inspired. Classic but still trendy. I think Rachel Zoe is an artist with her styling abilities that don't cater to those of us who are super girly, or just to those who are business- oriented or just to the super- affluent either.
      I'm going to keep this sub for the duration.

      Amanda

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  3. I'm in love with the RZ boxes but man this hat is a no go for me, so so far out of my style zone. It's going up for trade or sale. But I'm loving the rest of the box.

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    1. I was really shocked that I ended up liking it because uh... well, hats. It is, I think, something that Rachel Zoe would wear. I think I will be subscribed to this box for a long time. Someone will snap it up off your trade list pretty quick, I bet. :)

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    2. About the hat- I don't have mine yet, but there is a way to make it more stylish and upscale for fall. Go to eBay or a retailer which sells Burberry and buy a cotton scarf ( or maybe even a man's tie) in the check which goes with the color tones of the hat. I did know the name of that check, it's gorgeous, and if you do this one tiny accent, people will think you have a felted wool Burberry hat which costs several hundred dollars.

      I saw the Burberry hats last year in Paris and the first thing I thought was how the hat could be made out of another similar hat with a less expensive Burberry item used as a hatband. You don't want a Holly Go Lightly " Breakfast At Tiffany's" long streamer, just a neat tailored hat band.

      I didn't see anyone trying on or wearing the hats who didn't look STUNNING and if I had had almost 4 figures to spend without closely inspecting the aspects of the original Burberry factory hat and how it could be made so easily with dupes, I probably would have bought one. I am not a hat person as a general rule- I don't think most average American women are... Burberry hats and a few Western hats ( since I'm a Texan) are all I own now.
      This will come in handy and be practical yet pretty when the weather is cold.

      Of course, if you don't like Burberry items, pick a brand you do like. The other thing is that a professional tailor or seamstress could cut the scarf the width of a band, then re-hem the scarf edge with no loss in quality. OR one person with this hat could buy one scarf, and probably have 5-6 hat bands made out of it to sell in one of those Facebook groups that I don't know much about, not being on FB.

      There are so many great reasons to wear hats now that " big hair" is so passe'.
      That was your free pep talk to step outside the comfort zone. :)

      What if no one in the US had ever been brave and smart enough to try Korean cosmetics? ( as an example of really being scared about what I was buying).

      Amanda

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  4. I luv luv Rachel Zoe's box. I finally gave up on Nina Garcia's box. It seemed like it was suffering from an identity crisis. Are you getting the September box?

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    1. It IS suffering from an identity crisis! If Nina did her boxes like she did the first one, that would be awesome! I mean not everyone loved it but it sure was edgy and fashion focused. I think if she branched out and did her own box, things might be different. It's possible Quarterly.co throws a wrench in. I'm still in for this next one because I like the theme and her boxes tend to have great value. Although I did not get the last one after I saw spoilers. No fringe and old mugs for me, thanks. We'll see, I suppose.

      But Box of Style is definitely winning the top spot on my fave subscriptions list.

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    2. I kept debating because it has great value but for the last box while I appreciated the brush and the hair pin/accessory that was the only things I used. I loved Nina's first box and her second as well but since then nothing really spoke to me that this is Nina's box. I hate comparing but .....Rachel Zoe's box - it's like she is providing her expertise, is well put together, and actually has a theme. You can tell she put a lot of time and thought to her box. I will be re-subscribing when my annual subscription is up. As for Nina's box, I will buy only after the reveal and if it feels like it is actually Nina's box.

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  5. That hat isn't me at all... But you look great! Seriously look at that georgeous, long, shiny hair! And the luminous skin (thanks K beauty!)... I couldn't go out without makeup but you're adorable! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's probably more genes than kbeauty but I keep slathering everything on! :D I am not a hat person (I wear a lot of hoodies, though) but since my husband loved it so much I wore it out. I'm glad I did! It still felt weird to be talking to people with my hat on. I felt like I was being rude. I wonder if there is some modern day "hat etiquette"... Hm.

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  6. I don't know what happened this month. I've been signed up since the first box and when I checked my account last week to see if it had shipped, it said my account was "on hold", so I emailed them and they replied that there was a computer glitch, and I'd receive my box soon. But I still haven't seen a charge on my credit card, and I haven't had a shipping notice.

    Has this happened to anyone else?

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    1. It's strange you haven't been charged but I think there are two distinct waves of shipments so that could be part of it. I have a yearly subscription so I'm not sure exactly when quarterly subscribers are charged. I do know that shipping emails have been going to spam and some people have just had their box show up with no email at all. I'd probably email them again and ask for clarification because I haven't heard stories of people not being charged :\

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    2. I just read in my box notes that Box of Style charges on the 15th of the month prior to shipping. Does that help? Did you get your box? I hope you did!

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  7. My husband loves the hat too which I was totally not expecting as well!!

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    1. I might have to explore this husband/hat love thing. I should try a few others and see what happens :D

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  8. Can you share the coupon code for the Cluse Watches? I'm really interested in getting one and the coupon code would really help! Thank you!! Great blog, and review!!

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    1. Sure thing! It's 15% off and the code is: boxofstyle15
      I threw away the card so I'm not sure if its still valid or not but definitely try!

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